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S2E2. Outgrowing Fandoms (Or, The Harry Episode)
February 03, 2023 · 52 min

In this episode, Jo (@pebblysand) and Lani (@copper-dust) talk about outgrowing fandoms. More specifically, about a Tumblr post by the writer @annerbhp regarding her vision of what it means to “outgrow” (or not) a fic or a fandom, and the relationship we might have had with it. Lani and Jo discuss what makes them obsessed with a particular piece of media enough to write about it, but also what makes them fall out of love with certain source materials. They chat about the differences between writing fanfic and interacting with the wider fandom, and give advice as to what to do when your fandom friends develop different obsessions from you. 

This week, we mention: 

Spare by Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex The Good Wife (TV series) Rent (Musical) Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace   Silk (TV series) House (TV series) children by pebblysand & castles by @pebblysand Merry Men by @copper-dust

Your recommendations for this week are:

Slouching Towards Bethlehem by Joan Didion Black Ships by Jo Graham Sunset In Your Veins by viscariafields The Circle & The Every by Dave Eggers

You can find us online at:

The Fanfic Writer’s Craft: tumblr ; spotify Lani (@copper-dust): tumblr ; AO3 Jo (@pebblysand): tumblr ; AO3