Get Out Of My Subculture, You Tourist!

It the wake of Coachella, which I must admit I don’t go to, nor have any interest in going to, there have been posts in backlash about how it has become a “scene” and has strayed from its original roots. This has been an ongoing complaint for comic book fans at San Diego Comic Con…

Learning to Tumblr. Eulogy for LiveJournal

When I was a young fan, I got a LiveJournal (which I must admit, I still check on occasion). This was back when posting longer pieces of text online was just beginning to be accessible to everyone. I felt cool. I felt like part of something larger than myself. The privacy settings on LJ were…

On engaging media fandom: Teen Wolf, LGBT Representation, and PR

I want to comment on an article I read about engaging with the Teen Wolf fandom in a healthy way. There has been some uproar about the way the show is addressing the LGBT characters on the show and treating the slash ships in the fandom. The original article can be found here I loved the…

Why the Fans Matter on YouTube

When YouTube discontinued the response video it seemed like that might be the beginning of the movement away from community based models on YouTube. The humble, and seldom watched, response video was not designed for others to watch, but for the YouTuber that called for the video to be able to connect with his or…

Luvocracy: Curation, Consumption, and Community

Tati (GlamLifeGuru) had mentioned Luvocracy a few videos back. Since I trust her taste, but not her transparency with regards to alternative revenue streams off of YouTube, I wrote it off. But as things spread on YouTube, because really you only need one Beauty Guru per social circle to like something before the whole group…

Cronuts

I recently found out about a bakery down the street from where I work that sells a variant of cronuts. I had been reading about the cronut craze in New York and was itching to try one. I tried the vanilla a few weeks ago and went back for the Nutella today. The Nutella one…

10 YouTube Beauty Gurus to Follow

The Beauty Guru community on YouTube is big and it might be hard to figure out who to watch and is worth your time. There are social circles in the Beauty scene and I, as you might be able to notice, follow one of them in particular.  These are my top ten to watch. 10….