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Welcome! We are so glad you could join us. We are unabashed fan girls and have been so ever since we were wee squeeing kids. Thank you to Busy Little Beaver Productions for getting us started! The Law is an Alien We have noticed, over the years, that fandoms of all sorts are continuously colliding with the legal system. Cosplayers are bothered at conventions. Artists violation copyright, or see their own intellectual property infringed upon. Fan fiction writers wonder whether a disclaimer will save them. Songwriters hear one thing, write another, but are hauled into court anyway. YouTube issues take down notices. Conventions get ugly. Stars are arrested. Corporate IP holders merge. Or they engage in proxy shareholder fights or struggle to gain control of the board of directors. Fandom, for your Grade Fandoms are also the subject of scholarship. Because what fans do and write and dress up as can reflect any manner of personal idiosyncrasies. Fans demonstrate innermost urges with slash or Mary Sues. They engage in alpha nerding oneupmanship. Or maybe they just want to have some fun. We look at how fandom crashes into both of these areas. In addition, we blog and podcast about how these encounters affect all of society. We do our best to break down the legalese. It can often sound just like an alien dialect. We go past the news articles and the rumors in order to bring you a fresher perspective on what is really going on. Also, we express our opinions on how we think it will affect the future of fandom, and of society at large. Since a music case can affect books. Because a cosplayer in Norway can inspire someone in New Zealand. Especially relevant, writing fan fiction can provide inspiration and guidance and practice for an aspiring author. A Message to You. Yeah, You! Along the way, we know we will learn a lot from you. And we hope to make friends. Because we have known each other for years, first as fellow fan fiction writers. We are eager to get to know you as well.

Welcome! We are so glad you could join us. We are unabashed fan girls and have been so ever since we were wee squeeing kids. Thank you to Busy Little Beaver Productions for getting us started! The Law is an Alien We have noticed, over the years, that fandoms of all sorts are continuously colliding with the legal system. Cosplayers are bothered at conventions. Artists violation copyright, or see their own intellectual property infringed upon. Fan fiction writers wonder whether a disclaimer will save them. Songwriters hear one thing, write another, but are hauled into court anyway. YouTube issues take down notices. Conventions get ugly. Stars are arrested. Corporate IP holders merge. Or they engage in proxy shareholder fights or struggle to gain control of the board of directors. Fandom, for your Grade Fandoms are also the subject of scholarship. Because what fans do and write and dress up as can reflect any manner of personal idiosyncrasies. Fans demonstrate innermost urges with slash or Mary Sues. They engage in alpha nerding oneupmanship. Or maybe they just want to have some fun. We look at how fandom crashes into both of these areas. In addition, we blog and podcast about how these encounters affect all of society. We do our best to break down the legalese. It can often sound just like an alien dialect. We go past the news articles and the rumors in order to bring you a fresher perspective on what is really going on. Also, we express our opinions on how we think it will affect the future of fandom, and of society at large. Since a music case can affect books. Because a cosplayer in Norway can inspire someone in New Zealand. Especially relevant, writing fan fiction can provide inspiration and guidance and practice for an aspiring author. A Message to You. Yeah, You! Along the way, we know we will learn a lot from you. And we hope to make friends. Because we have known each other for years, first as fellow fan fiction writers. We are eager to get to know you as well.
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Welcome! We are so glad you could join us. We are unabashed fan girls and have been so ever since we were wee squeeing kids. Thank you to Busy Little Beaver Productions for getting us started! The Law is an Alien We have noticed, over the years, that fandoms of all sorts are continuously colliding with the legal system. Cosplayers are bothered at conventions. Artists violation copyright, or see their own intellectual property infringed upon. Fan fiction writers wonder whether a disclaimer will save them. Songwriters hear one thing, write another, but are hauled into court anyway. YouTube issues take down notices. Conventions get ugly. Stars are arrested. Corporate IP holders merge. Or they engage in proxy shareholder fights or struggle to gain control of the board of directors. Fandom, for your Grade Fandoms are also the subject of scholarship. Because what fans do and write and dress up as can reflect any manner of personal idiosyncrasies. Fans demonstrate innermost urges with slash or Mary Sues. They engage in alpha nerding oneupmanship. Or maybe they just want to have some fun. We look at how fandom crashes into both of these areas. In addition, we blog and podcast about how these encounters affect all of society. We do our best to break down the legalese. It can often sound just like an alien dialect. We go past the news articles and the rumors in order to bring you a fresher perspective on what is really going on. Also, we express our opinions on how we think it will affect the future of fandom, and of society at large. Since a music case can affect books. Because a cosplayer in Norway can inspire someone in New Zealand. Especially relevant, writing fan fiction can provide inspiration and guidance and practice for an aspiring author. A Message to You. Yeah, You! Along the way, we know we will learn a lot from you. And we hope to make friends. Because we have known each other for years, first as fellow fan fiction writers. We are eager to get to know you as well.

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English


Episodes

Semantic Shenanigans Show #11 – It Goes Up to Eleven

9/30/2017
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Semantic Shenanigans Show #11 – It Goes Up to Eleven Eleven? Yes, eleven! Continue reading The post Semantic Shenanigans Show #11 – It Goes Up to Eleven appeared first on Semantic Shenanigans.

Duration: 01:53:01


Episode 10 – We Lost September!!

8/30/2017
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We Lost September!! September was somehow lost as we got caught up from the summer and talked about a couple of fandom kerfuffles. Continue reading The post Episode 10 – We Lost September!! appeared first on Semantic Shenanigans.

Duration: 01:58:28


Seuss v. ComicMix Amended Complaint

7/13/2017
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Seuss v. ComicMix Amended Complaint The amended complaint is here! As expected we have an amended complaint in the Seuss v. ComicMix et al case. You can also listen here. Because I don’t exactly have a lot of time these days, I will summarize … Continue reading The post Seuss v. ComicMix Amended Complaint appeared first on Semantic Shenanigans.

Duration: 00:30:35


Seuss v. ComicMix Defense Summary Judgment Motion Granted in Part

6/23/2017
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The Seuss v. ComicMix Defense Summary Judgment Motion Has Been Granted in Part So, the ComicMix case continues! I analyze it here. Despite what you may have heard or read elsewhere, this case is far from over. Instead, the court heard a defense motion for summary judgment. … Continue reading The post Seuss v. ComicMix Defense Summary Judgment Motion Granted in Part appeared first on Semantic Shenanigans.

Duration: 00:15:00


Semantic Shenanigans Episode 9 – If You Build It, They Will Fan

5/26/2017
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Semantic Shenanigans Episode 09 – If you build it, they will fan If you build it, they will fan! Continue reading The post Semantic Shenanigans Episode 9 – If You Build It, They Will Fan appeared first on Semantic Shenanigans.

Duration: 01:34:29


Semantic Shenanigans Episode 8 – Philosophical Comics

4/27/2017
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Semantic Shenanigans Episode 8 – Philosophical Comics Comics – particularly Marvel and DC – come to the forefront as we welcome special guest Gabe Cruz! Continue reading → The post Semantic Shenanigans Episode 8 – Philosophical Comics appeared first on Semantic Shenanigans.

Duration: 01:26:57


Elvis is Everywhere? Of Cosplay and Impersonations

4/19/2017
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Elvis is Everywhere? Well, it sometimes seems that way, now, doesn’t it? Let’s break down the weird world of Elvis impersonators, how the public views them, and where they stand on the legal spectrum. Continue reading → The post Elvis is Everywhere? Of Cosplay and Impersonations appeared first on Semantic Shenanigans.

Duration: 00:19:12


Semantic Shenanigans Episode 7 – Julia the Documentary Slayer

4/1/2017
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Julia the Documentary Slayer Documentary Slayer? No worries; all will be revealed. In … Continue reading → The post Semantic Shenanigans Episode 7 – Julia the Documentary Slayer appeared first on Semantic Shenanigans.

Duration: 01:53:24


Semantic Shenanigans Episode 6 – Space, the Final Reality

2/22/2017
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Semantic Shenanigans Episode 6 – Space, the Final Reality What’s your final reality? Ours may just be space. Don’t worry; we’ll explain. Continue reading → The post Semantic Shenanigans Episode 6 – Space, the Final Reality appeared first on Semantic Shenanigans.

Duration: 01:35:38


Semantic Shenanigans Episode 5 – Spoiled Passengers

1/27/2017
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Semantic Shenanigans Episode 5 – Spoiled Passengers Spoiler passengers? Stay tuned! Spoiled Passengers is ready … Continue reading → The post Semantic Shenanigans Episode 5 – Spoiled Passengers appeared first on Semantic Shenanigans.

Duration: 01:38:45


Semantic Shenanigans Episode #4 – Bury Your Days

12/24/2016
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Semantic Shenanigans Episode 4 – Bury Your Days Our show is ready to download here. Social Stuff Shanna First of all, Shanna just wrapped fall semester at BGSU. Also, she’s getting over the plague (or maybe a really nasty cold). However, Rogue One: A Star Wars … Continue reading → The post Semantic Shenanigans Episode #4 – Bury Your Days appeared first on Semantic Shenanigans.

Duration: 01:58:11


Episode 3 – Alpha Nerds, Axanar Redaction Action, and the Seuss is Loose!

11/30/2016
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Semantic Shenanigans Episode 3 – Alpha Nerds, Axanar Redaction Action, and the Seuss is Loose Alpha nerds hit the spotlight, along with the latest in the Axanar case and Dr. Seuss Enterprises vs. David Gerrold, et al. Our show is ready to download here. Social Stuff … Continue reading → The post Episode 3 – Alpha Nerds, Axanar Redaction Action, and the Seuss is Loose! appeared first on Semantic Shenanigans.

Duration: 01:55:41


Semantic Shenanigans Episode 2 – Bechdel Test with Women at Warp

11/19/2016
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Semantic Shenanigans Episode 2 – The Bechdel Test with Women at Warp We discussed the Bechdel Test with the Women at Warp podcast as a part of the annual 24 Hours of G & T fundraising marathon podcast. Continue reading → The post Semantic Shenanigans Episode 2 – Bechdel Test with Women at Warp appeared first on Semantic Shenanigans.

Duration: 00:58:24


Semantic Shenanigans Episode 1 – Origin Stories

10/18/2016
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Semantic Shenanigans Episode 1 – Origin Stories Origin Stories. Every fandom has them. So here are ours. Our first show is ready to download Continue reading → The post Semantic Shenanigans Episode 1 – Origin Stories appeared first on Semantic Shenanigans.

Duration: 01:48:45