Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Squaring the Survivor Circle with Quack Wabbit, Part 1: Writing + Internet Fandom

(This is Part 1 of a three-part episode on all/some/many things Survivor with writer, amateur anthropologist, and Abi-Maria apologist Taylor, better known to many as Quack Wabbit; shift your gestalt by reading his work here, here, or everywhere)

In a time when there are more podcasts about any show than hours in the day, the hive mind's judgment is meted out in 140 280 character fragments, and nobody has an attention span any more, what place is there for long-form writing? Are blogs and forum posts relics of a bygone era or the last refuge of communal, thoughtful discussion? And, with the internet fandom evolving and proliferating every day, how do you engage in and encourage those conversations while keeping the trolls from doing yoga in your rock garden? Taylor weighs in with thoughts that all authors - whether of their own fate or of delightfully trenchant screeds on trashy television - will find valuable.

Part 2
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