Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Page 191: Female Fan Communities

In this scene from The Billionth Monkey, Niels Belanger feels stereotyped by Destiny Jones and defensively argues that SFF fandom isn’t all-male by rattling off a list of nicknames for various female fan communities. Can you tell the actual names from the ones I made up? The real ones have URLs in their names linking to a relevant site.
  • Estrogen Brigades: an actual term referring to the trope of a group of female fans within a normally male-dominated fandom.
  • Twihards: fans of the Twilight books and films.
  • Cumberbitches: Female fans of Benedict Cumberbatch.
  • Beanstalkers: The Sean Bean fangirl community.
  • Hiddlestoners: Fans of actor Tom Hiddleston
  • Bamber Bunnies: Fans of Jamie Bamber, who portrayed Lee Adama in the 2000 reboot of Battlestar Galactica.
  • Spiner Femmes: Fans of Brent Spiner, who portrayed Commander Data in Star Trek: The Next Generation.
  • Debbie Downeys: Fictional fans of Morton Downey Jr. (Iron Man).
  • Gimli’s Girls: Fictional fans of John Rhys-Davies, who portrayed Gimli in the Lord of the Rings trilogy.
  • Shatnerds: Fictional fans of William Shatner, famous as Star Trek’s Captain James T. Kirk.
  • Sereni-T&As: Fictional fans of Joss Whedon’s TV show Firefly, and its subsequent movie Serenity.
  • JAG Hags: Fictional fans of the TV show Judge Advocate General. Not very sci-fi/fantasy, I wonder if there’s an actor with initials JAG and I’ve forgotten my own joke.
  • Hobbettes: Fictional fans of The Hobbit.
  • Jason Stackhussies: Fictional fans of Ryan Kwanten, who portrayed Jason Stackhouse in the HBO series True Blood. (Bonus trivia: I kinda-sorta imagined Nicholas Young looking something like a young Jason Stackhouse.)
  • V’s for Vendetta: Fictional fans of Alan Moore’s V for Vendetta.
I basically had Belanger roll out a bunch of actual terms from fandom--all of which are punny to begin with--then switched over to fictional ones to take it over the top.

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