#15 - Homestucks

Episode 3 January 27, 2017 01:15:27
#15 - Homestucks
Fanthropological
#15 - Homestucks
/

Show Notes

Fire up your Pesterchum (or Trollian) folks, this week we're talking about Homestuck fandom! Who are Homestucks? What's the appeal? And why are they (literally) trolls? There's no gigapause this week as we start our SBURB session! Everyone's a fan! Want to see more awesome fandom content? [Become a Patron on Patreon!](http://patreon.com/thenickscast) Find more like this: [fanthropological.com](http://fanthropological.com) Find us on social media Twitter: [@thenickscast](http://twitter.com/thenickscast) Instagram: [@thenickscast](http://instagram.com/thenickscast) Facebook: [fb.com/thenickscast](http://fb.com/thenickscast) Youtube: [youtube.com/thenickscast](http://youtube.com/thenickscast) Email us about fandoms you want to hear about: [[email protected]](mailto:[email protected]) Play-by-play 00:07 - Theme Song 00:26 - Introduction 01:30 - Who are Homestucks? 02:09 - Special Guest Introduction: Soph! 03:02 - Trivia 08:14 - Why are people Homestucks? 30:45 - Homestuck and other fandoms 56:43 - Fans of the week 1:03:27 - Spotlight: [Otaking77077](https://www.patreon.com/otaking77077) (via [Kotaku](http://kotaku.com/one-guy-is-making-his-own-street-fighter-movie-1791140485)) 1:04:52 - Where can I learn more about Fanthropological / The Nickscast 1:06:45 - Where can I find more of Soph's work? [Tumblr](http://sofa-cushion.tumblr.com/) and [DeviantArt](http://sofa-cushion.deviantart.com/) 1:08:07 - Outtakes Citations ["A Noob's Guide to Homestuck"](http://observer.com/2012/09/a-noobs-guide-to-homestuck-the-favorite-webcomic-of-internetty-teens-everywhere/) ["Metatext of Doom"](http://www.hoodedutilitarian.com/2012/07/metatext-of-doom/) ["When fandoms collide: The present and future of anime cons"](http://www.dailydot.com/fandom/anime-boston-conventions-multi-fandom-homestuck/) ["The Bright side of Homestuck fandom"](http://homestuckfansgood.tumblr.com/post/27273200575/guys-i-just-realized-why-the-homestuck-fandom-is) ["What is Homestuck and why is it considered annoying"](https://www.reddit.com/r/OutOfTheLoop/comments/1pr3ym/what_is_homestuck_and_why_is_the_fandom/) ["How did Homestuck get a bad rap"](https://theninjagang.wordpress.com/2013/05/15/how-did-homestuck-get-a-bad-rep/) ["Homestuck Horror Stories"](http://homestuckstories.tumblr.com/) ["Fate of the MSPA Forums"](http://omegaupdate.freeforums.net/thread/27/fate-mspa-forums) ["Inside the strange, brave new world of Homestuck"](http://www.dailydot.com/society/inside-webcomic-homestuck-guide-interviews/) ["What the Fuck is Homestuck!?"](https://what-the-fuck-is-homestuck.tumblr.com/) ["Homestuck fan prepare for webcomic release"](http://thetartan.org/2011/10/17/pillbox/comics) ["Stuck on Homestuck: How Andrew Hussie Turned a Tumblr Craze Into a Teenage Empire"](https://web.archive.org/web/20121005192003/http://betabeat.com/2012/10/tumblr-andrew-hussie-homestuck-kickstarter-game-adventure-text-teens-young-adult) ["Homestuck is the First Great Work of Internet Fiction"](http://www.tor.com/2012/09/18/homestuck-is-the-first-great-work-of-internet-fiction/) ["Wikipedia - Homestuck"](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homestuck) ["Fanlore - Homestuck"](http://fanlore.org/wiki/Homestuck) ["Mayor of Meme Town"](http://captchalogue.livejournal.com/) ["Homesmut"](http://homesmut.dreamwidth.org/) ["Home | Omegaupdate"](http://omegaupdate.freeforums.net/) ["Listen to This: 20 of the Best 'Homestuck' Songs in Honor of its Ending"](http://move.themaneater.com/stories/2016/6/12/listen-20-best-homestuck-songs-honor-its-ending/#.WHhMDt9idOA) ["'Hiveswap' and the Tenacity of Fandom"](http://www.popmatters.com/post/hiveswap-and-the-tenacity-of-fandom2/) ["Homestuck Fans Want You to Know that It's still Weird"](http://fusion.net/story/172690/homestuck-fans-want-you-to-know-that-its-still-the-weirdest-comic-on-the-internet/) ["Thanks for Playing: The Weird Legacy of 'Homestuck'"](http://www.martlet.ca/thanks-for-playing-the-weird-legacy-of-homestuck/) ["Goodbye to Homestuck, the Most Elaborate Webcomic You've Never Heard Of"](http://motherboard.vice.com/read/goodbye-to-homestuck-the-most-elaborate-webcomic-youve-never-heard-of) ["What is Homestuck? Who is Homestuck? Why is Homestuck? And WTF is Homestuck"](http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dante-basco/what-is-homestuck-who-is-_b_6159280.html) Credits Music: All this week's music is provided by our very own G! [Regea Syren sound effect](https://www.freesound.org/people/AndreOnate/sounds/135117/) by AndreOnate used under [CC0 1.0](https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/) Logo: ["Glasses"](https://thenounproject.com/term/glasses/132894) by [Anton Anuchin](https://thenounproject.com/antonwebium) used under [CC BY 3.0 US](http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/us/) Homestuck's Sburb logo recreated by T

Other Episodes

Episode 11

October 20, 2017 01:16:16
Episode Cover

#47 - Brazilian K-Pop Fans

This week, we say "anyong haseyo" as we dive into fans of Korean Pop (K-Pop)... in Brazil?? Why is it so popular there, of all places? And what is it about this unique musical style? Is it riding out the Korean Wave?? Next week, our final episode of the season, takes us to fans of something a bit more global: Fans of cosplay! ## Episode outline ### Fandom Facts **Origins:** Korean pop, abbreviated to 'K-pop', is a musical genre that originates in South Korea. The term is often used to describe a modern form of South Korean pop music drawing inspiration from a range of styles and genres around the world. K-pop's origins begin in the late 1980s and early 1990s with groups such as Seo Taiji and Boys being among the earliest in 1992. > The French Institut national de l'audiovisuel defines K-pop as a "fusion of synthesized music, sharp dance routines and fashionable, colorful outfits." ... Songs typically consist of one or a mixture of pop, rock, hip hop, R&B and electronic music genres. > > — [Wikipedia - K-pop](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/K-pop) There is also a ton of history about K-pop that relates to Japan, and the West, Korean Culture in general, and even _enka_... but we only have a short time to do the research, so we would highly recommend reading more about it! **Fandom Origins:** Modern K-pop idol culture began with the band H.O.T in 1996, and another generation of fans started with TVXQ and BoA which broke into the neighbouring Japanese market (and the world). However, with the advent of social media and Korean TV shows, K-pop and its fandom may just be a small part of the Korean Wave. **Most Active:** For the first time ...

Listen

Episode 7

November 11, 2016 00:59:48
Episode Cover

#6 - Bruce Campbell Fans

If chins could kill, you'd want to watch out for fans of this week's topic: Bruce Campbell Are fans of Bruce Campbell distinct from similar fandoms (e.g. Evil Dead, Horror)? What makes them special? Does Bruce Campbell do a better job with fanalysis that we do?! Good. Bad. We're the one's with this week's episode. Everyone's a fan! Find more like this: [fanthropological.com](http://fanthropological.com) Find us on social media Twitter: [@thenickscast](http://twitter.com/thenickscast) Instagram: [@thenickscast](http://instagram.com/thenickscast) Facebook: [fb.com/thenickscast](http://fb.com/thenickscast) Youtube: [youtube.com/thenickscast](http://youtube.com/thenickscast) Email us about fandoms you want to hear about: [[email protected]](mailto:[email protected]) Play-by-play 00:00 - Cold Open 00:06 - Theme Song 00:26 - Introduction 02:01 - Who are Bruce Campbell fans? 04:25 - Trivia 16:05 - Is Bruce Campbell fandom a thing (vs Evil Dead)? 30:02 - Does celebrity fandoms exist (through the lens of Bruce Campbell)? 36:06 - So, what is it about Bruce Campbell then?? 46:32 - Fans of the week 52:19 - Spotlight: [Anime Feminist](http://www.animefeminist.com/) 56:08 - Goodbye! 57:32 - Outtakes Citations ["'Ash vs Evil Dead' star Bruce Campbell reveals weird fan gift - Business Insider"](http://www.businessinsider.com/ash-vs-evil-dead-star-bruce-campbell-reveals-weird-fan-gift-2015-10) ["Bruce Campbell on How the Fans Brought 'Ash vs. Evil Dead' to Life"](http://variety.com/video/ash-vs-evil-dead-bruce-campbell-starz-tv-show/) ["I'm Bruce Campbell. I'm back. Ask Me Anything. : IAmA"](https://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/3saj8z/im_bruce_campbell_im_back_ask_me_anything/) ["Fans Call For Bruce Campbell As Mysterio In 'Spider-Man 4' - MTV"](http://www.mtv.com/news/2595331/fans-call-for-bruce-campbell-as-mysterio-in-spider-man-4/) ["LAST FAN STANDING Episode 1 FREE on CONtv - YouTube"](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6I2R65bUmvY) ["Fanalysis"](http://www.bruce-campbell.com/product.asp?specific=199) ["Bruce Campbell - Encyclopedia Dramatica"](https://encyclopediadramatica.se/Bruce_Campbell) ["Help Bruce Campbell fund the Last Fan Standing - Kickstarter"](https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1774323088/help-bruce-campbell-fund-the-last-fan-standing/description) ["Hail to the King: Bruce Campbell on Fandom - Kickstarter"](https://medium.com/kickstarter/hail-to-the-king-92c2e2a92a35) ["Cult hero Bruce Campbell has fun with Fan Expo - The Toronto Star"](https://www.thestar.com/amp/entertainment/2009/08/29/cult_hero_bruce_campbell_has_fun_with_fan_expo.html) ["Bruce Campbell and Lucy Lawless talk about Comic Con and the difference between their fans - AOL"](http://build.aol.com/video/57f5893fc7480e39fd58fca0/) ["Strong Lineup Kicks Off First Edition of Bruce ...

Listen

Episode 6

May 11, 2019 00:50:14
Episode Cover

Star Wars - It's Been a Minute

# Description We hopped back into the Millenium Falcon with Alex Robinson of The Star Wars Minute podcast to get an inside look at Star Wars fandom (and to try to figure out how anyone could watch the prequels a minute at a time)! ## Episode Outline **Topics:** Phantom Menace Number, Barnacle Facts, Spaceballs, Star Wars: The Fandom people love to hate?, Star Wars the new Geek Stereotype, Online Fandom Divisive, In-Person Fandom Down to Earth, How a Summer of Star Wars was Possible During the ‘70s, Richard Nixon, A Special Message for Star Wars Fans Everywhere ## Where can you find us? Pretty much everything we do is `something/thenickscast`, but specifically... * If you're looking for this podcast (Fanthropological), you can find it at [Fanthropological.com](https://fanthropological.com) or on different podcatchers including [Spotify](https://open.spotify.com/show/2IVp8MBIUyCqlKyZn79iHn), [Apple Podcasts](https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/fanthropological/id1163621210?mt=2), [Google Podcasts](https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cDovL2ZlZWRzLnBvZGlhbnQuY28vZmFudGhyb3BvbG9naWNhbC9yc3MueG1s) and many others! * Keep up-to-date with our latest goings-on on [Facebook](https://facebook.com/thenickscast), [Twitter](https://twitter.com/thenickscast), or [Instagram](https://instagram.com/thenickscast), all `@thenickscast` * We also occasionally create extra content about fandom including convention coverage and interviews on [YouTube.com/thenickscast](https://youtube.com/thenickscast) * We have some fine merchandise available at [shop.thenickscast.com](https://shop.thenickscast.com) (and we'd love your support!) * If all else fails, you can email us: [[email protected]](mailto:[email protected]) ## What is "Fanthropological"? Every week, Fanthropological delivers about an hour of fandom-related "fanalysis" covering a different fandom every week and giving you hard data, history, special guests, and, of course, speculation! We cover topics spanning the gamut of anime, manga, comics, video games, comics, movies, books, television, and, in general, geek culture. ## Credits * All music and sound for this week's episode were provided by Nick Green! ...

Listen