- Did the US election influence fanfiction production? According to toastystats, there’s been a 30% increase in fanfiction following November 8, with the biggest spike in the “angst” genre.
- I got the above link from my favorite newsletter, The Rec Center. Every Friday Elizabeth and Gav send out fandom news and fan fiction recommendations—and when I’m lucky, it’s about anime.
- I was on two Gundam-centric podcasts last month! The first was Women in Gundam with Josh Dunham of Senpai Coast to Coast. We talked for over and hour and still didn’t get to every show, but I loved our discussion on the ladies of Zeta the most.
- The second was Wave Motion Cast – Talking Gundam. I joined Wave Motion Cannon’s crew to talk about my favorite Gundam show and my favorite Gundam mecha, and then things got weird.
- Reverse Thieves does a helpful monthly feature called The Lineup, in which they list new licenses, crowdfunding projects, streaming announcements, and more. I’m predictably excited about all the new Gundam licenses coming to Right Stuf!
- On Anime Feminist, we went around the room and shared our favorite “trash” characters in anime. For more on what that means to us, check out the full conversation.
- Athletes: they’re just like us. Tumblr user Seiyuna posted an extensive list of all the professional figure skaters watching Yuri!!! on Ice. Meanwhile, I revived my Forbes blog with my first post in a while, about all the pro wrestlers who are avowed anime fans.
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