Theory (let's be real; it's a bibliography)

Below are several source materials that acted as theoretical inspirations for this project.

“AO3 Wins 2019 Hugo Award for Best Related Work.” AO3 News. Archive of Our Own, 18 August

2019, Accessed 10 November 2019.

“Archives.” Transformative Works and Cultures. Organization for Transformative Works, 2008, Accessed 10 November 2019.

Blake, Yve. “Why are Fangirls scary?” TEDxSydney, May 2019,

Chung, Emily, et al. “Exploring Consumer Fanaticism: Extraordinary Devotion in Consumption Context.”

Advances in Consumer Research, vol. 35, 2008, pp. 333-340.

“Designing Inclusive Games for the Higher Ed Classroom with Anastasia Salter.” Teaching in Higher

Ed. 18 January, 2018,

Duffett, Mark. Understanding Fandom: An Introduction to the Study of Media Fan Culture. Bloomsbury,


Hale-Stern, Kaila. “Everyone Who Contributed to Fanfiction Site ‘Archive of Our Own’ Is Now a Hugo

Award Winner.” The Mary Sue. The Mary Sue, 19 August 2019, Accessed 10 April 2020.

Ito, Mizuko, et al. Affinity Online: How Connection and Shared Interest Fuel Learning. New York UP,


Jenkins, Henry. Fans, Bloggers, and Gamers: Exploring Participatory Culture. New York UP, 2006.

Jenkins, Henry, et al. Participatory Culture in a Networked Era: A Conversation on Youth, Learning,

Commerce, and Politics. Polity, 2016.

Noppe, Nele. “Fan studies bibliography.” Transformative Works and Cultures. Organization for

Transformative Works, 2010, Accessed 10 November 2019.

Romano, Aja. “The demise of a social media platform: Tracking LiveJournal’s decline.” Culture. Daily

Dot, 6 September 2012, Accessed 17 November 2019.

Salter, Anastasia, and Bridget Blodgett. Toxic Geek Masculinity in Media: Sexism, Trolling, and Identity

Policing. Palgrave Macmillan, 2017.

“The OTW: By Fans, For Fans, Open to All.” AO3 News. Archive of Our Own, 9 October 2019, Accessed 10 November 2019.

“What We Believe.” Organization for Transformative Works. Organization for Transformative Works,

2007, Accessed 10 November 2019. 


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Squirrel silhouette:


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Cat meowing: 

Owl hoot: 

Fairy dust magic: 

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