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Fangasm Once Upon A Time Not Long Ago, Two Responsible College Professors, Lynn The Psychologist And Kathy The Literary Scholar, Fell In Love With The Television Show Supernatural And Turned Their Oh So Practical Lives Upside Down 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 And Then They Hit The Road Crisscrossing The Country, Racking Up Frequent Flyer Miles With Alarming Ease, Standing In Convention Lines At 4 A.M.They Had White Knuckled Encounters With Overly Zealous Security Guards One Year And Smiling Invitations To The Supernatural Set The Next Actors Stripping In Their Trailers, Fangirls Sneaking Onto Film Sets Drunken Confessions, Squeals Of Joy, Tears Of Despair Wallets Emptied And Responsibilities Left Behind Intrigue And Ecstasy And Crushing Disappointment It S All Here.And Yet Even As They Reveled In Their Fandom, The Authors Were Asking Themselves Whether It S Okay To Be A Fan, Especially For Grown Women With Careers And Kids Crazystalkerchicks That S What They Heard From Supernatural Crew Members, Security Guards, Airport Immigration Officials, Even Sometimes Their Fellow Fans But What Kathy And Lynn Found Was That Most Fans Were Very Much Like Themselves Smart, Capable Women Looking For Something Of Their Own That Engages Their Brains And Their Libidos Fangasm Pulls Back The Curtain On The Secret Worlds Of Fans And Famous Alike, Revealing Supernatural Behind The Scenes And Discovering Just How Much The Cast And Crew Know About What The Fans Are Up To Anyone Who S Been Tempted To Throw Off The Constraints Of Respectability And Indulge A Secret Passion Or Hit The Road With A Best Friend Will Want To Come Along.


10 thoughts on “Fangasm

  1. says:

    The First Rule of Fandom tell no one about fandom Well, authors Larsen and Zubernis just blew that rule right out of the water, using the CW Network show Supernatural to drag Fandom with a capital F out of the dark, secret corners of the internet into the blinding sun of mainstream Judy Judgmental awareness I appreciate their heartfelt efforts here to get to the bottom heh, bottom of the whys and wherefores of Fandom why people do it, who is doing it, and what exactly are they doing when they do it This isn t something that started with Supernatural s legions of fangirls goodness no The clannish tribalism and subversive subculture of fanning has been around for a looong time just ask the Kirk Spock shippers , but Supernatural does present the perfect opportunity for two brave women to grab the tail of the beast once and for all and showcase the glorious wonders of Fandom the good, bad and yes, even ugly, realities because there is definitely than one, reality that is If it weren t for Supernatural, I probably would have live...


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    First, I will just say that I love Supernatural It s a great show and if I could I would love to visit Comic Con, but I think there is a limit to how far one takes one s obsession with a show movie singer group whatever it s one thing to like something, but to let it take over one s life totally It s not that I don t enjoy fandom s, but I just don t have the need to ruin my economy, drive away my friends or family for it.The ladies in this book, middle age women, suddenly start to obsess over Supernatural although it seems mostly Jensen Ackles, they fly to see him in play, watch everything he is in from movies to tv shows Nothing wrong with that, I have favorite actors also But it bothered me reading how for example Lynn hid the fact from her family that she ordered passes to a convention Like what she did was something shameful And here we have the BIG problem with the book Everything they did was so shameful, liking Supernatural and writing fanfiction It s shameful to like something it s shameful to write slash fanfiction It s shame, shame, shame And I tried to remember if I have ever been ashamed for liking something Hell I liked David Hasselhoff in Baywatch when I was a teenager and not even that makes me ashamed nowadays This book felt like an excuse to be able to get up and close with Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki, a...


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    I had to divide this up between by personal feelings on fandom and conventions and my feelings about the actual book so the waters didn t get muddied There s some overlap of course, but I felt this was the most fair way to go about it THE BOOK I have mixed feelings about this book and its topic I read 67% percent in one sitting and then had to force myself to get back to it Something about it all feltdirty I guess dirty fits This is why I had to separate this out It was my feelings around hardcore fandom itself that led to this feeling for the most part, though I did take some issue with the tactics the authors took.The ups and downs, the positives and the negatives of being a fangirl in a hardcore fandom are covered in Fangasm From the unspoken rules of fandom to the fandom turning their collective back on fans that don t do fandom right, the pages cover less of the psychological side and reasoning behind obsessive fandoms and of the personal journey of the two writers For the academic review of the authors antics, check out Fandom at the Crossroads Celebration, Shame and Fan Producer Relationships by the same authors.Fangasm is the story of two middle aged college professors one university professor with a PhD in eighteenth century literature and one psychologist and researcher with a PhD in clinical psychology that find themselves becoming certified fangirls over Supernatural and try to document their journey i...


  4. says:

    I will always remember my precious first days in fandom Like a little baby deer taking its first steps on ice, I joined a Sailor Moon forum when I was 12 and never looked back Then I went on to Harry Potter, then Dead Like Me, and then a few years later, there was this massive buzz on LJ about a new US TV show called Supernatural According to this book, the buzz particularly, the fan fiction community began before the series even aired its pilot, thanks to promotion at San Diego Comic Con one year prior Even back then, I didn t get the hype I eagerly bought the full box set of season one on DVD just to see what all the fuss was about, and repeat viewings of this first series never filled me with the same enthusiasm that I was seeing all over LiveJournal and DeviantART I mean it was very, very formulaic Season one has Sam and Dean driving to a small town, discovering there s a demon, and then finding a few locals there to help them One of these characters will every now and again go directly against the advice given to him i.e., stay in the fucking salt circle when you re told that there s a man eating demon wandering around and die Of course, early on, there s many female characters that just get used as plot devices to motivate the main heroes or to act as the audience avatar who is just swept up in all this chaos and usually winds up dying My best ...


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    This unique read really hit home for me in a thought provoking and thoroughly enjoyable way I am what the authors describe as a buffet fansampling a bit of this and that before moving on to try something else I prefer to think of myself as a serial monogamistfaithful for a phase until my next obsession comes along That being said, I always teeter on the edge of fandom without the willingness to invest my funds, or my precious time, as fully as a true fangirl I ve long wanted a glimpse deeper into the fandom and Larsen and Zubernis have generously allowed all of us on the fringe to journey deeper in with themand what a journey it is For fans of the show Supernatural, this is an obvious must read But I think fangirls and boys of just about anything will appreciate this honest portrayal of the struggle to immerse one s self in the joys of fandom without guilt, without shame and without losing relationships or other important aspects of life outside of the...


  6. says:

    I have the same problem with this book as I did their academic version Fandom at the Crossroads The authors seem to keep their focus on the extreme fandom obsessions and fail at showing that they are not ashamed Like other commenters, I can t help but feel they are trying to convince themselves rather than others that their actions are not shameful.Besides, what about the fans who just watch the show Like my friend who got me hooked into Supernatural What about fans like me who just watch the show and r...


  7. says:

    I feel so disappointed in this one I went into this expecting a fun, yet insightful, look at how fandoms work specifically the Supernatural fandom What I got was a book about writing the book With a h...


  8. says:

    Supernatural Fan GirlsKatherine Larsen and Lynn S Zubernis While I enjoyed Fangasm from page one, I have to admit I was confused at first What I thought would be an academic account of fan culture, particularly surrounding the TV show Supernatural, turned out to be something altogether different.Two professors Katherine Larsen and Lynn S Zubernis geek out over the hunky stars of their favorite television show, attending conventions, joining an online community and penning racy fan fic, all the while discussing the book they were going to write.Unfortunately, this wasn t that book.The original output of their research was the 2012 academic study, Fandom at the Crossroads Celebration, Shame and Fan Producer Relationships Fangasm, on the other hand, is the reporter s notebook of their exploration.Once I realized this, I settled in and thoroughly enjoyed the ride Along the way, the authors feed each other s squee stalk hunky TV stars and struggle with strained family relationships, their careers and even their friends It s a riotous, road trip affair, and it s refr...


  9. says:

    I got this book because I have a friend who is really, really into Twilight she s in her mid 30s, for what it s worth , and I thought I could gain some insight into what drives her obsession The authors obsession is the TV show Supernatural, but they do reference other fan communities such as Star Trek.The authors claim they want this book to show fandom as a healthy, positive thing While there were a couple of letters from fans stating how the online fan community was supportive of them in difficult times, the majority of the book doesn t support the authors goal In fact it primarily shows the negative and unhealthy side of fandom The authors repeatedly abandon their families, friends, and jobs, and they lie to their loved ones Although the authors describe themselves as smart and articulate their favorite description of many of the fans , they are emotionally unstable at best They even acknowledge that it s not healthy to pin one s emotional well being to someone or something else, yet they continue to ride the highs and lows based on whether they got a seat close to their favorite TV stars at this or that convention.Anyone who doesn t agree with them is dismissed as just not getting it They justify their bad behavior by claiming that they re just doing what male sports fans have always done I vehemently disa...


  10. says:

    I m no stranger to fandoms my first fandom was N Sync, and I just HAD to own all the albums including import CDs , put dozens of posters on my wall, set the VCR to record all their TV appearances, and go to their concerts every time they were in the Midwest I remember visiting fan websites and waiting impatiently for pictures to load back in the dial up internet days I read fanfiction and even tried writing it once I bought all kinds of N Sync merchandise, but my most prized item was a towel that I caught when they threw it into the audience Only my family and closest friends knew the true extent of my fangirling I tried not to let too many other people see that side of me because I was worried they d judge me or make fun of me.Nowadays I am willing to let my fangirl flag fly I go to midnight premieres of movies based on my favorite books, I get to book signings so early sometimes that I m first or second in line, and I even go to my favorite artists concerts by myself if none of my friends are free because I don t want to miss out on the opportunity Life is too short to be embarrassed about the things you enjoy, you know And while I don t have posters covering my walls any, a quick glance at my Pinterest boards will tell you that I still have music, books, TV shows, and movies that I m very passionate about I was really excited when I first...