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Fanworks allow for critical, in depth analysis of artifacts and they interrogate the source works from alternative perspectives, the roads not taken by traditional critical theory. Opening analysis to a wide audience with little to no gatekeeping results in multitudes of theory and speculation, but most is only seen by or is only relevant to its particular niche within a fandom. This level of specialization and relative isolation allows for the examination of extremely specific research questions, for example, what would Laurie look like with Farrah Fawcett hair (Fig. 1).

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