Start your free trial. The stereotypes are ruthless and unforgiving of the socially retarded Trekkie living in his mom’s basement, or the squeeing fangirl — intellectually challenged, perhaps mentally unbalanced, and overall just sad. These women are academics and professionals in their daily lives, so they knew that going in, but what they were not prepared for was just how emotional and involved things would get. Nov 14, Pucky rated it it was amazing. Past and present guest stars along with the central cast all in one place for a few nights of silliness. I started reading this right after I got back from my first Supernatural convention. In fact it primarily shows the negative and unhealthy side of fandom. And even if you get nothing more out of it than a few hours of escape while reading it, isn’t that what it’s all about?

See and discover other items: A lot of it was stating things I already knew. And it certainly shows to the fans in the show and at the conventions. I’m not one for fan fiction but I do love other parts of the fandom such as the sense of family and camaraderie and I get why people love to attend conventions. It helped me realize I had awful prejudices about other fans and I am now ashamed of how wrong I was but happy the book made me aware of them. Add all three to Cart Add all three to List. This obsession has, for the past few months, been very confusing. Big Trouble in Little China

Fangasm: Supernatural Fangirls

Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. So much for the power struggle! Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. Ackles is brilliant in this small, quiet scene. Michael is dressed to the nines, charming as he offers Melanie a glass of wine. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? My review is kind of brief. In his chapter, Jared opens up and tells the intensely personal story of his struggle with anxiety and depression — and how the Supernatural fandom taught him what he needed to know to keep fighting:.

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I understand why other reviewers thought the authors pushed the slash fiction aspect of fandom too much; but that is their interest and they are free to write about it. Nowadays I am more willing to let my fangirl flag fly.

These women did what we diehard fans WANT to do but are held back by finances or life or practicality and I couldn’t stop reading until the book was done. That is a great thing for those fans. That is not untrue.

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ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. And I say this as somebody who cried after meeting J.

We wanted our book to do something that had never been done before cwst to celebrate the subversive idea that women were entitled to do things just for fun, that women longs for a community of other women where they could be real, that women were every bit as interested in lusting after hot guys on TV as men were ogling an endless array of hot girls on film. It was also just a fun episode for me — it was fangassm first time I had done the show so I was nervous. It wasn’t overly scientific and gave interesting insights in the world of fandom.

Supernatural – Joyride Kindle Edition. It was a book about two grown ass women being embarrassing as fuck. It was my feelings ar I had to divide this up membrs by personal feelings on fandom and conventions and my feelings about the actual book so the waters didn’t get muddied.

Fangasm: Supernatural Fangirls by Katherine Larsen

Lists with This Book. Sep 04, Danielle Turchiano rated it really liked it. But more importantly, the bias comes simply from the show mmebers chosen to study. Plunging headlong into the hidden realms of fandom, they scoured the Internet for pictures of stars Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki and secretly penned racy fan fiction.

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Jun 11, Brittany rated it really liked it Shelves: Bryan Johnson Sean Hogan.

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we’ll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. And yet, that academic engagement is supposed to be dispassioned, partitioned from their enthusiasm for their subject, and from their own emotional commitment. May 28, Ally rated it it was ok. I’m not adverse to slash. In this instance, I think I was expecting some things that, presumably, show up in their academic book.

The authors share some mfmbers from the field of fan studies as well as anecdotes from their own experiences as Supernatural fans. The fandom would hardly consider me as a participant much less a full blown fangirl.

Product details File Size: It helped me understand a lot of things about this fandom I love so much that I never quite understood. Edit Released Updated Sep 30, Enabled Membeds Best Sellers Rank: It is an amusing and heartfelt book. October 1, Sold by: The character description was very limited. Share your thoughts with other customers. The squees are abundant here– as are the feels– and membeers familiar with fandom of casy kind knows both are equally important to a successful and satisfying experience.

Sep 16, Vickie rated it it was amazing. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty.