Archives And Modern Mythology: The Use Of Archival Records In Comic Books (Peel Archives Blog)

Peel Archives Blog: Archives And Modern Mythology: The Use Of Archival Records In Comic Books. “Previously within our Archives in Popular Culture posts, we have explored how archives and/or records have been used to advance the plot in several different movies. For this popular culture post, I would like to change gears and move on to explore how selected comic book writers and artists have chosen to include and depict records in some of their stories and artwork.”

Slate: Fandom’s Fate Is Not Tied to Tumblr’s

Slate: Fandom’s Fate Is Not Tied to Tumblr’s. “Like Tumblr is now, in the mid-2000s LiveJournal was a social hub for transformative fandom—communities of people who create and share fan works, from stories about the continuing adventures of Spock and Kirk to artwork depicting romantic relationships between Dragon Age nonplayable characters to the creation of alternate universes in which Severus Snape is a barista instead of a potions professor. However, following a policy change in which LiveJournal mass-deleted without warning a swath of fandom journals, that platform eventually became a ghost town for users seeking that community.”

CNET: YouTube Rewind 2018 tackles Fortnite, K-pop, Kiki Challenge

CNET: YouTube Rewind 2018 tackles Fortnite, K-pop, Kiki Challenge. “The 2018 video, released Thursday, features celebrity appearances by Will Smith, Trevor Noah, John Oliver, music producer Marshmello and Olympic figure skater Adam Rippon. YouTubers making the video include Markiplier, Ninja, Casey Neistat, Lilly Singh and Emma Chamberlain. The musical mashup, from The Hood Internet, includes the songs I Like It, Idol, In My Feelings, High Hopes and Happier.”

Wired: The Infinite Lifespan Of Memes

Wired: The Infinite Lifespan Of Memes. “A comic primed for the social media age, Busco (born Brandon Moore) lived a quotidian life that took on prodigious proportions online, regularly broadcasting moments of mundanity and side-splitting farce to his 50,000 Instagram followers. In 2015 Moore struck viral gold.”

TechCrunch: Facebook adds free TV shows Buffy, Angel, Firefly to redefine Watch

TechCrunch: Facebook adds free TV shows Buffy, Angel, Firefly to redefine Watch . “Facebook hasn’t had a hit show yet for its long-form video hub Watch, so it’s got a new plan: digging up some deceased cult favorites from television. First up, Facebook is making all episodes of Joss Whedon’s Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Angel, and Firefly free on Facebook Watch.”

The Verge: Twitch is streaming a Pokémon marathon on Thanksgiving

The Verge: Twitch is streaming a Pokémon marathon on Thanksgiving. “Twitch is offering a break from holiday madness and too much family time with a Pokémon marathon that kicks off on Thanksgiving. The platform is airing the first five seasons of the animated show, starting at 1PM ET on November 22nd. The marathon will continue until 8PM ET on December 3rd.”