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OTW Guest Post: Zhuwen Zhang

Every month the OTW hosts guest posts on our OTW News accounts to provide an outside perspective on the OTW or aspects of fandom. These posts express each individual’s personal views and do not necessarily reflect the views of the OTW or constitute OTW policy. Zhuwen Zhang (she/her) is a PhD candidate at Texas A&M University. Her interest and area of research are in fandom culture, specifically Chinese media fandoms and Kpop fandoms, and the construction of fan identity through reading and producing fanworks as a participant of fandom. Today, Zhuwen talks about navigating the intersections of cultural identity and fandom, shedding light on the… Read more

OTW Guest Post: within_a_dream

Every month the OTW hosts guest posts on our OTW News accounts to provide an outside perspective on the OTW or aspects of fandom. These posts express each individual’s personal views and do not necessarily reflect the views of the OTW or constitute OTW policy. Within_a_dream, one of the moderators of the Femslash Exchange, is a fic writer and exchange mod who spends far too much time picking up new canons to obsess over. She’s been modding exchanges since college and writing fic for as long as she can remember, although it took her some time to discover that she could post it online. Today,… Read more

OTW Guest Post: Quordle

Every month the OTW hosts guest posts on our OTW News accounts to provide an outside perspective on the OTW or aspects of fandom. These posts express each individual’s personal views and do not necessarily reflect the views of the OTW or constitute OTW policy. Quordle has been a slash fan and fanfic writer since the 1980s and first started writing M*A*S*H fanfic in 2003. Iolanthe was then an online friend and fellowM*A*S*H fan. Quordle loved her stories and wanted to archive them after her death. Today, Quordle talks about making that wish a reality by creating a memorial archive for Iolanthe’s works with the… Read more

OTW Guest Post: Akira

Every month the OTW hosts guest posts on our OTW News accounts to provide an outside perspective on the OTW or aspects of fandom. These posts express each individual’s personal views and do not necessarily reflect the views of the OTW or constitute OTW policy. Akira has been doing fan translations of several web novels, doujinshi, manga, etc. since the 2010s – the most prominent works include The King’s Avatar and Omniscient Reader’s Viewpoint. She is also a content creator for various fandoms on Facebook with thousands of followers, as well as a cosplayer. Editor’s Note: Content warning for suicide reference How did you first… Read more

OTW Guest Post: Alpha

Every month the OTW hosts guest posts on our OTW News accounts to provide an outside perspective on the OTW or aspects of fandom. These posts express each individual’s personal views and do not necessarily reflect the views of the OTW or constitute OTW policy. Alpha started out in fandom in the Spanish-speaking community as the moderator of a manga shonen forum. She has been writing fanfiction for ten years and editing Fanlore, the OTW’s wiki documenting fannish history, for two years. Today, Alpha talks about preserving Spanish-speaking and pre-Internet fandom history on Fanlore. How did you first find out about fandom and fanworks? When… Read more