And if you really want to see teens—particularly teen fans—in action, take a look at the projects teens are involved in. Is it really fair to look at the teens who throw themselves yearly into charity drives and fundraising for projects like GISHWHES, Project for Awesome, the Harry Potter Alliance, or Nerdfighteria, and decide that the kids aren’t all right? Sure, teens are screaming at pop concerts, but they’re also engaging in activism online and off- to an unprecedented degree.
Brace yourselves—the owners of DashCon have rebranded and renamed themselves, and this time they want 4chan and Reddit to join their infamous Tumblr party.
We reached out to DashCon / Emoti-Con’s organizers and received a detailed response. We’ve posted the entire letter behind the cut.
Have you ever found yourself watching the TV show Hannibal, and getting kind of… hungry?
That’s a serious question. Because while cannibalism tends to be frowned upon in polite society, the food in Hannibal is designed to look as a delicious as possible. The show’s “food stylist” even has a blog where she explains how she created every one of Hannibal’s meals, including research on what meats can be used to represent different parts of the human body.
Fans of that food blog will be excited to hear that there’s going to be an official Hannibal cookbook as well. In an interview with Crave Online, showrunner Bryan Fuller said the Hannibal recipe book is “in development.”
The truth is that teen culture is not homogenous—and neither is fangirl culture. Teenagers are complicated and complex, and they behave differently in different contexts. The average teenager who goes to a Five Seconds of Summer concert and screams her head off is actually capable of writing an essay on the political situation in the Gaza Strip the next day. She’s capable of liking Taylor Swift and disliking heels, of deploying a Twitter hashtag or helping out a charity drive, of loving Twilight and hating Fifty Shades of Grey. She contains multitudes.