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Once upon a time not long ago, two responsible college professors, Lynn the psychologist and Kathy the literary scholar, fell in love with the television show Supernatural and turned their oh-so-practical lives upside down. Plunging headlong into the hidden realms of fandom, they scoured the Internet for pictures of stars Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki and secretly penned racy fan fiction. And then they hit the roada€”crisscrossing the country, racking up frequent flyer miles with alarming ease, standing in convention lines at 4 A.M. They had white-knuckled encounters with overly zealous security guards one year and smiling invitations to the Supernatural set the next. Actors stripping in their trailers, fangirls sneaking onto film sets; drunken confessions, squeals of joy, tears of despair; wallets emptied and responsibilities left behind; intrigue and ecstasy and crushing disappointmenta€”ita€™s all here. And yet even as they reveled in their fandom, the authors were asking themselves whether ita€™s okay to be a fan, especially for grown women with careers and kids. a€œCrazystalkerchicksa€a€”thata€™s what they heard from Supernatural crew members, security guards, airport immigration officials, even sometimes their fellow fans. But what Kathy and Lynn found was that most fans were very much like themselves: smart, capable women looking for something of their own that engages their brains and their libidos. Fangasm pulls back the curtain on the secret worlds of fans and famous alike, revealing Supernatural behind the scenes and discovering just how much the cast and crew know about what the fans are up to. Anyone whoa€™s been tempted to throw off the constraints of respectability and indulge a secret passiona€”or hit the road with a best frienda€”will want to come along.... hurt/comfort, bdsm (long before Fifty Shades of Grey), explicit het fanfiction, any kink you could possibly imagine (and you ... They jump online to say a€œOMG yes, me too! ... One fan said, a€œFandom sets your fantasies free and gives you a peer group that you can talk freely about without ... Sometimes they also contain a component of self-healing, similar to what happens when psychologists use narrativeanbsp;...

Author:Katherine Larsen, Lynn S. Zubernis
Publisher:University of Iowa Press - 2013-10-01


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