27 episodes

The OTPodcast features knowledgeable contributors engaged in passionate conversation about topics related to the world of fanfiction.

From OTPs to OT3s, from the early days of zines and forums to the modern era of Tumblr and AO3, from het to slash to whatever your kink is, we offer insight, writing advice, fic recs, and other things sure to entertain and educate.

The OTPodcast The OTPodcast

    • TV & Film
    • 4.8 • 23 Ratings

The OTPodcast features knowledgeable contributors engaged in passionate conversation about topics related to the world of fanfiction.

From OTPs to OT3s, from the early days of zines and forums to the modern era of Tumblr and AO3, from het to slash to whatever your kink is, we offer insight, writing advice, fic recs, and other things sure to entertain and educate.

    How To Appreciate Your Authors

    How To Appreciate Your Authors

    In this episode, Lita and Amara join Enthusiasm Girl to talk about the various tools fans have and use to appreciate the authors they love, and the ways in which those tools influence authors and readers. What's the etiquette around leaving critical comments or reviews on a fic? Is it motivating or frustrating when an author gets a comment on their WIP telling them they need to post more often? Why is sorting for fic in a new fandom by kudos or favourites maybe not really going to find you the best fic out there? We tackle these questions and more as we discuss reviews, kudos, bookmarks, reblogs and all the other ways fans and fanfiction authors interact.

    • 1 hr 21 min
    Creators and Fanfiction: Interrogating The Text From Whose Perspective?

    Creators and Fanfiction: Interrogating The Text From Whose Perspective?

    In this episode, Chris and Joan join Enthusiasm Girl to talk about the relationship between creators and fanfiction writers. We get into the legal dimensions of the relationship that have caused crackdowns, lawsuit fears and the disclaimers that a lot of young fans wonder about. We talk about the evolution of creators over the years from deity-like "Powers That Be" to equal partners in the narrative accessible via Twitter. And we name some specific names of creators whose relationship with fans have been... interesting.

    • 1 hr 41 min
    Fluffy Romantic Tropes in Fanfiction

    Fluffy Romantic Tropes in Fanfiction

    In this episode, Enthusiasm Girl is joined by Tia and Lexi to talk about romantic tropes, those sometimes cliche, sometimes transcendent plot beats that drown you in fluff and bring the feels.

    What does it mean to love fluff and romance when your fandom's canon is dark and violent? Why is romance in fanfiction sometimes expressed in AUs that take extraordinary characters and put them in mundane settings like coffee shops, flower shops or college campuses? How can you both love romance tropes but also avoid woobifying villains or perpetuating abusive behaviours in real life? Those questions get discussed plus there's reminiscing on the first time Batman and Superman met in the comics for some bed-sharing, that time in fanfiction that Ben Franklin demanded a fake relationship and a Canadian wondering what the hell a Canadian Shack is.

    Check out our website at http://theotpodcast.com for more great fic-related content.

    And keep the conversation going on http://forum.theotpodcast.com

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    • 1 hr 35 min
    Fanfiction in Anime and Manga Fandoms

    Fanfiction in Anime and Manga Fandoms

    In this episode, Joan is the mod and she talks to Lita and Zee about fanfiction in anime and manga fandoms. They share their own history with anime and manga and get into how the Japanese culture and language gets absorbed into fic for better or for worse, a Sailor Moon fic that may or may not have been the worst fanfiction out there prior to My Immortal, and the subtle differences between loving dubs vs. subtitles. Plus a whole lot more.

    Check out our website at http://theotpodcast.com for more great fic-related content.

    And keep the conversation going on http://forum.theotpodcast.com

    Fic Recs:
    Sakura and Snow
    (http://www.firecat.net/fanfics/sakura/sakura.html)
    Empathy by DiePi
    (https://www.fanfiction.net/s/3802739/1/Empathy)
    Infection by DXM Junkie
    (https://www.fanfiction.net/s/4044191/1/Infection)
    Nukume Dori by Leareth
    (http://archiveofourown.org/series/126606)

    • 1 hr 10 min
    The Continuing Evolution of Defenders Fandom

    The Continuing Evolution of Defenders Fandom

    In this episode, Lita and Birdy join Enthusiasm Girl to continue the ongoing conversation tracking Daredevil and Defenders fandom as it evolves, specifically talking about the impact of Daredevil Season 2 and Luke Cage. We marvel at how very wrong we were about certain things last year, dig into the appeal of Karen/Frank, Mariah/Shades, Matt/Karen and make an argument for why Elektra deserves more fic. We also look forward to the Defenders and get excited for less of Matt in costume, more shirtlessness in general, and the possibility of a new influx of Daredevil fans writing fanfiction.

    Check out our website at http://theotpodcast.com for more great fic-related content.

    And keep the conversation going on http://forum.theotpodcast.com

    Fic Recs:
    The Night Nurse by igrockspock
    (https://archiveofourown.org/works/8819638)
    don't get cut (on my edges) by exstasiswings
    (https://archiveofourown.org/works/6504781)
    A Dog's Life by ornategrip
    (http://archiveofourown.org/works/7653748/chapters/1

    • 1 hr 39 min
    2016 in Fic and Fandom

    2016 in Fic and Fandom

    It's a few months into 2017, but we're talking in this episode about all of the controversies, fic and fandom goings on that happened in 2016. Contributors Birdy and Summer join Enthusiasm Girl to discuss the important fandom questions of the previous year. Will Harry Potter fans end up like Hobbit fans thinking less is more as J.K. Rowling expands the Potterverse? Why exactly did Stormpilot lose ground to Kylux and Reylo? Why is there not more Doctor Strange fic? And is fandom, as some have claimed, entitled? Or is there just a backlash against its progressive spirit? All that and more as we try to sum up the year in fandom as best as we can in two hours and probably don't know more than we know about it.

    Check out our website at http://theotpodcast.com for more great fic-related content.

    And keep the conversation going on http://forum.theotpodcast.com

    Links Discussed:
    Why Isn't Stormpilot Staying Popular? by Franzeska
    (http://archiveofourown.org/works/6673552/chapters/15261553)
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    • 1 hr 48 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
23 Ratings

23 Ratings

GDDB ,

Great Podcast!

Great podcast for those curious about fanfic or those entrenched in it!

43lynn ,

good good podcast

one of a kind and very fun podcast. does an excellent job covering the subject.

OtherBlueGirl ,

A podcast for fanfiction lovers, by fanfiction lovers!

I have been in love with fandom for over a decade, and a big part of how I express that love is through fanfiction. This podcast is like a revelation! It's so awesome to listen people use terms like "OTP" and "fluff" and "AU" and know exactly what they're talking about. Each episode is very well researched and intelligently discussed. If you're a longtime lover of fanfiction or just starting to dabble, let this podcast be your guide!

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