HOW TO KILL YOUR SLASH FANDOM IN 5 STEPS OR LESS
Step one: Introduce two characters (or bandmates) with especially compelling chemistry. Once you’ve realized that fans are really enjoying their character/bandmate interaction, film them interacting even more to generate interest.
Step two: Recognizing that you’re sitting on a goldmine of potential fans for this one pairing, court the fandom by both acknowledging the existence of the ship and embracing the fans who ship it.
As a bonus, make in-show references to the ship for funsies!
Step three: Once you realize that fans have latched on to the ship as the primary reason they’re watching the show or band, start to freak out distance yourself from the pairing and issue denials.
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HOW TO KILL YOUR SLASH FANDOM IN 5 STEPS OR LESS

Step one: Introduce two characters (or bandmates) with especially compelling chemistry. Once you’ve realized that fans are really enjoying their character/bandmate interaction, film them interacting even more to generate interest.

Step two: Recognizing that you’re sitting on a goldmine of potential fans for this one pairing, court the fandom by both acknowledging the existence of the ship and embracing the fans who ship it.

As a bonus, make in-show references to the ship for funsies!

Step three: Once you realize that fans have latched on to the ship as the primary reason they’re watching the show or band, start to freak out distance yourself from the pairing and issue denials.

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(Stop us if you’ve heard this one before.)

What Ms Marvel's rare 6th printing means for diversity in comics

Kamala Khan has enraptured the world as many times as she’s saved it. Now, the plucky Pakistani-American teen who made history as the new Ms Marvel, comics’ first ever lead Muslim superhero, is getting a rare sixth printing—and heralding a new era of diversity in comics.

Although the world of comics occupies an increasingly large part of the pop cultural domain—last year the industry did about $800 million in sales—the number of people who actually buy comics is relatively small. Most comics only average about 3,000 copies per printing; with Kamala now on her sixth printing, she’s headed towards a whopping 20,000 print copies sold. 

Still, to put things in perspective, sixth printings are major milestones in the world of comics. Spider-Man Issue #583, the one with President Obama on the cover, only made it to a fifth printing despite making international headlines. Kamala now joins an elite lineup of bestselling comics that have performed beyond all expectations.

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DashCon, one week later: The other side of the story.

catduelist:

me if i ever get sent to prison

Thanks goodness for weekend editors. 

catduelist:

me if i ever get sent to prison

Thanks goodness for weekend editors. 

letsslaytroyler:

same

Ready for the weekend. 

#AskSupernatural do you think women are witches?

SPN fans talk back to the CW on Twitter

Most of the constant refrain of criticism stemmed from SPN’s status as the whitest, manliest, straightest show ever to have inexplicably cultivated a fandom that is its demographic polar opposite.

thewaitisogre:

did gaga steal ur phone bc that’s her dog

Probably wise to keep your phone password protected. 

Could child sex robots help keep real kids safe?
"Child-like robots could be used for pedophiles the way methadone is used to treat drug addicts."

Could child sex robots help keep real kids safe?

"Child-like robots could be used for pedophiles the way methadone is used to treat drug addicts."