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    To begin, the term fandom is a very popular term that is used in popular culture today. Subcultures are very important in popular culture, as it helps categorize people’s ideas and opinions on certain interests and events. In addition, whether it’s a famous movie series such as: Harry Potter or a fan base for an artist like Eminem, we are categorized and separated by what we like and what we dislike. However, youth more importantly in this digital revolution use social media and the internet to create and maintain a certain identity in society. Subcultures categorize people while participatory culture is a culture where the public not only act as consumers but also producers or contributors. In this paragraph, I will discuss how fandom and participatory culture help youth become more aware of what is going on around them, and teaches them how to be active producers and consumers in this digital age we are living in.…

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    Snape is a complicated and well written character in the Harry Potter series but contrary to popular opinion he is not some valiant hero nor is he the persecuted martyr that the a majority of the fandom perceives him to be it is quite clear when you look at the bigger picture that Snape is actually a petty bully with deplorable morals who does not deserve Albus Potters middle name during his teen years at Hogwarts young Snape lusted after his childhood friend Lily Evans Snape tried to convince…

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    They perceive Brony behavior somehow detracts from a young man’s masculinity. Yet there still remain delineations about acceptable norms for being manly while still actively participating in a fandom depending on the genre. The implication being a fan of a media franchise is fine, so long as that media text does not encroach against appropriate gender standards. Precepts regarding gender norms and acceptable gender roles are regularly enforced across social institutions from an early age and…

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    Throughout time, “heroes” have come and gone each leaving their mark on the world around them. A sociologist, Orrin Klapp, has noticed trends and patterns in how we as a society define our heroes and how we follow them. In the example of entertainers, he said it was their “box office (ability)” (Klapp 54) that brings in their fans and that can in turn lift them to the status of heroism. I feel it is not just the natural ability of the entertainer that elevates them to the status of hero but also…

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    Set phasers to rhetorical analysis of Star Trek fandom. Star Trek, while it started as a television series in 1966, has grown into a massive universe that has captivated millions across the world. Fans of Star Trek, better known as “Trekkies”, are devoted fans of the series who love it not only for its space action and adventure, but also for its themes and lessons about life and the world. There is heated debate among Trekkies concerning the origin of the term. It is said that an editor named…

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    Avid readers recognize how easy it is to become attached to a book character. Harry Potter and his friends have proven this throughout the series. With such a psychological attachment, there 's bound to be a "mourning" period when you finish reading the final chapter. Some readers may simply close their book with a sigh and not feel anything. But many will feel a loss. The anticipation is over and there 's not even another book to look forward to. Don 't give in to "Deathly Hallows" depression.…

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    For werewolves the most common one has been The Wolf Man, but as of 2008 when someone says the thing most often thought of are the werewolves from the Twilight Saga. In my opinion Professor Lupin from the harry potter series is my favorite of them all. Examples of werewolves from TV series are ones in True Blood, Teen Wolf and Vampire Diaries. Which brings us to the other end of the spectrum, Bram Stokers Dracula is probably the most often thought of example when someone hears of a vampire.…

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    Imagine there is a place where one 's imagination can run wild, a place where it is socially acceptable to walk around in a costume and carry a magic wand, a place where people from all over the world of different races, genders, and classes have one thing in common, their love for Harry Potter. I am proud to be one of those people. While I toss and turn, I stare at the clock and time seems to be moving extra slow. It is three in the morning, and I have to be awake in less than two hours to meet…

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    Each of us was responsible for three items for teaching the future generations of the past mine were: The Harry Potter series, Perks of Being a Wallflower, and a song by John Lennon. Because the new civilians would need a sense of childlike wonder, the first article I would bring would be The Harry Potter series. They were written from the point of view of an orphaned wizard who had to discover who he was after a dramatic turn of events that took away all foundations from him. Some may think…

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    Writing As A Career Essay

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    J. K. Rowling changed the world. The Harry Potter series is still the top selling book series in the world. It has created a whole new lifestyle for some people. The famous sport from her work was made into a real sport, Quidditch, and is a sport beloved by millions, and from that we can see it has impacted millions. She has gotten people very close to me out of anorexia and depression. They have asked to remain anonymous. Along with the idea of changing the world, I have had a giant push by an…

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