Scoob and Shag: The Wildest Webcomic You Need to Read

The Internet is a place of many fanworks, with fans from around the world taking the established properties they love and paying tribute to them through fanart, fanfiction, and various other creations. Some of these fanworks take on a life of their own, transcending their tributary origins to become something original. One such fanwork is […]

The Importance of Original Characters (OCs) in Fiction

If you’ve heard the phrase “Original character, pls don’t steal,” you know what I’m talking about. The internet is quick to judge kids who make characters to fit into their favorite franchises. Sure, many of these characters might be wildly recolored replicas of characters that already exist within the canon universe, or they might be […]

Building and Destroying Community Through Fandom or: Let Me Tell You About Homestuck

So, full disclosure: I am an Internet Grandmother thanks to very little online supervision at a young age. I started watching anime and reading manga in 2nd grade before going to my first convention at age 9. I have seen the rise and fall of fandoms, each with their own social royalty and court system […]