- 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.
The Billionth Monkey is the hilarious new weird fantasy novel from Richard Kaczynski.
In this blog, I will walk through the book and, post by post, explore its clues, Easter eggs, and references to popular and nerd culture. Some references are obvious, while others are what Mystery Science Theater 3000 might call "1% jokes."
SPOILERS AHEAD. If you haven't read the book yet, you may want to explore the other pages in the nav bar below.
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.
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