star wars or star trek

HEY GOT 100!!!!!

Hey fellow fans! I’m so happy to announce that I’ve just reached 101 followers here on Tumblr! I thank you all so much for helping me get here! I’m going to do my best to post up some imagines this week in honor of this amazing achievement! Thank you for standing with me and being incredible! Let’s continue to spread the fandom love everywhere! 

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it is a period of civil war. rebel spaceships, striking from a hidden base, have won their first victory against the evil galactic empire. during the battle, rebel spies managed to steal secret plans to the empire’s ultimate weapon, the death star, an armored space station with enough power to destroy an entire planet. (insp)

The science of StarStarStar.
  • Trek: This is science-fiction, but we want our science to at least sound plausible. Therefore, most of the time, our scientific explanations will be rooted in scientific fact or at the very least solid, generally accepted theory.
  • Gate: We're about half and half. We try to make it plausible sometimes, but usually you just have to technobabble your way through it.
  • Wars: This man has a laser sword. Why does he have a laser sword? Because laser swords are cool. This is all the explanation you need.
  • A Series of Unfortunate Events: gets a Netflix series
  • Star Wars: gets a new trilogy and a bunch of spinoff material
  • Big Hero 6: gets a TV series
  • Tangled: gets a TV series
  • Wreck-It-Ralph: gets a sequel
  • Hotel Transylvania: gets a TV series
  • Runaways: gets a Hulu series
  • Narnia: finally gets a 4th movie
  • Harry Potter: gets a play
  • The Maze Runner: gets a new prequel
  • Star Trek: gets a new series
  • Me: WHAT A TIME TO BE ALIVE
As a girl geek, I have learned to differentiate between *nice* male nerds and, well, the *bad* male nerds.

Nice nerds are the types who want to talk about Star Wars, Lovecraft, DC Comics, what the best version of Blade Runner is and are, well, polite and nice with you. They tend to be better and more considerate in bed, too, IMO. 

They’re smart and educated.They’re very cute and endearing. In their own way.

Bad nerds, however, just tend to be angry at women all the time, are bitter, get pissed off on the internet 24/7, keep harping on about Obama’s birth certificate and think maybe the alt-right aren’t so bad. 

The difference is crucial. 

10 ways in which fans rewrite their favourite television shows:

1) Recontextualization - the production of vignettes, short stories, and novels that seek to fill in the gaps in broadcast narratives and suggest additional explanations for particular actions.

2) Expanding the series timeline - the production of vignettes, short stories, novels that provide background history of characters, etc., not explored in broadcast narratives or suggestions for future developments beyond the period covered by the broadcast narrative.

3) Refocalization - this occurs when fan writers move the focus of attention from the main protagonists to secondary figures. For example, female or black characters are taken from the margins of a text and given centre stage.

4) Moral realignment - a version of refocalization in which the moral order of the broadcast narrative is inverted (the villains become the good guys). In some versions the moral order remains the same but the story is now told from the point of view of the villains.

5) Genre shifting - characters from broadcast science fiction narratives, say, are relocated in the realms of romance or the Western, for example.

6) Cross-Overs - characters from one television programme are introduced into another. For example, characters from Doctor Who may appear in the same narrative as characters from Star Wars.

7) Character dislocation - characters are relocated in new narrative situations, with new names and new identities. 

8) Personalization - the inserted of the writer into a version of their favourite television programme. For example, I could write a short story in which I am recruited by the Doctor to travel with him in the TARDIS on a mission to explore what has become of the Manchester United in the twenty-fourth century. (However, as Jenkins points out, many in the fan culture discourage this subgenre of fan writing.)

9) Emotional intensification - the production of what are called “hurt-comfort” stories in which favourite characters, for example, experience emotional crisis.

10) Eroticization - stories that explore the erotic side of a character’s life. Perhaps the best known of this subgenre of fan writing is “slash” fiction, so called because it depicts same-sex relationships (as in Kirk/Spock,etc.)

- Henry Jenkins Textual Poachers pg 162-177