Links Roundup for 16 September 2011

Here’s a roundup of stories about fannish legacies that may be of interest to fans:

  • The Atlantic looks at the Snakes on a Plane phenomenon and notices how it was a sign of things to come: “[T]he attention paid to Snakes served as a kind of coming-out for all sorts of new-millennium cultural strains: the absurd humor of the message-board masses, the way content creation had become second nature for an entire generation…the way lowly fans could now make enough noise for professional entertainers take notice.”
  • In a more personal legacy story, U.K. author I. Beacham discusses how reading Voyager femslash led to her writing career focusing on lesbian romances. ““All Hail, Fan Fiction!” Writing fan fiction is what got me started. I was—still am—a great Star Trek: Voyager fan and adored the potential romance between Captain Janeway and Seven of Nine…I will always be incredibly thankful to the fan fiction readers out there who helped me to write better and encouraged me.”

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  1. via_ostiense commented:

    I. Beacham’s story is great! I’ll have to send that link to my friends who’re fans of Voyager. Seven of Nine is awesome!

    • Claudia Rebaza commented:

      ::nods:: It’s getting pretty common to see authors discussing having written fanfic but not so common to see them writing lesbian fiction and citing femslash origins so it was pretty nifty to come across this.