The Walking Dead consists of zombies, survival, and morals that are twisted into an awesome storyline that draws its audience into wanting more. If you were a true fan like me then you would know that, the Walking Dead was originally a comic book series that had several successful spin-offs. The T.V. series and the video game taken over the discourse community with its highly successful run of lately. In my research proposal, I will explain where I am doing my research, what I will be looking for, why they are appropriate research sites, what are my connections to my fandom, and hopefully teach you about unfamiliar questions you have on the Walking Dead. I will be examining the Walking Dead creativity, as a result of how they play on the fear and mind of the audience. This leads you to believe that fear is far from the possible truth.
“Your assignment is to write a persuasive essay and present it to the class in a week. You will be graded based on how convincing it is. Today we will be choosing topics,” announced Mr. Bowerbank, my 7th grade English teacher and ruler of classroom 110. My class simultaneously groaned at the prospect of work. I simply lifted my head with intrigue as it was already May and about time we had our first essay. He then proceeded to give examples of topics we could choose and gave us some time to think before we had to tell him our topic. My classmates were already rushing to tell the teacher their idea lest someone else steal it. That meant the usual abortion, death penalty, or drug use topics were out. I really couldn't think of anything and the teacher was slowly making his way through the remaining students like an executioner beheading criminals in a line. I have always thought that he would make a marvelous supervillain if he had a curly mustache, a tophat, and a cape. Eventually my name was called. I slowly dragged myself over to his desk. Even sitting down, he still seemed to tower over me. “What is your topic Cindy?” As usual in such desperate times, my mind turned to food. “Waffles are better than pancakes.” I figured that a waffle was just a differently shaped pancake with a nicer texture. “Hmm. Excellent topic. I look forward to your essay!” I survived to live yet another day.
A quote by Willa Cather says, “The end is nothing; the road is all.” This quote is stating that it is not about the destination arrived at, but that it is about the journey to get there. I do agree with this quote. Instead of only waiting for the end, enjoy and cherish the events that lead up to it.
Being an athletes is one of the best-paid jobs on Earth. Being that they are paid so much the cost for the consumer is very high. The prices of tickets and sports memorabilia have been steadily rising over the years. The average ticket prices for the NHL, MLB, NBA and NFL all rose 5% to 10% this year, according to Jon Greenberg, executive editor of Team Marketing Report. (Mihoces).
People are often taught that when they have a dream, they shouldn’t allow anyone or anything get in their way of achieving it. And while ambition is a good quality to have, there are some cases where people lose sight of their goals and become more focused on their power or fame. In today’s world, popular culture has taken over our society, giving celebrities, particularly those in the music industry, almost unlimited amounts of power. Although many people use their determination and stardom to help others, there is a point where power and ambition becomes too much, and that is when someone starts to have the mindset that he or she is more important than other people.
While only half of the hypotheses found statistical significance in the project, new questions are surfacing in regards as to how secretive fans view themselves and what being a “private” Brony means for them. Further research is needed to determine not only the political implications individuals face when disclosing their fan activities to others, but how fans delineate the terms “private” or “public” within the fandom since it appears that there is no definitive understanding. Looking at the quantitative data within the survey does illuminate facets of the fandom by providing a general picture of who a Brony is and some of their fan activities, however, those figures do not give a voice to the fans in the survey. In the following discussion
Source: CDC, National Center for Health Statistics, National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. Health, United States, 2002. Flegal et. al. JAMA. 2002;288:1723-7. NIH, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, Clinical Guidelines on the Identification, Evaluation and Treatment of Overweight and Obesity in Adults, 1998.
Justin Bieber is a menace to the United States, and all evidence points to the truth of this. There are many points that could be made that state that Justin Bieber is the incarnation of pure evil. Justin was arrested in Miami for drag racing while under the influence and had an expired license. During that time, he also resisted arrest. He later then blocked off an entire street in a residential neighborhood so that he and his friend could drag race. Moreover, another extremely, but unsurprisingly stupid thing that Justin has done is piss in a bucket and flip off Bill Clinton. Furthermore, Bieber has also stated that “rape happens for a reason” without remorse. This is incredibly insensitive to rape victims. Additionally, he has also mentioned
Yo what's up guy's, y'all thought I was done blogging huh? Well 50/50 your right lol, I said I was gonna make a blog in 2020 when Kanye became president but hey... I lied ;) BUT! anyway's, today I'm going to do a review on Jojo bizarre adventure.
Everyone is a fan of something, whether it is a band, a sports team, a television show, or a certain brand of shoe. There is something for everyone. Fan studies is the study of fans and their cultures, looking at how fans interact with each other, how they express themselves and “‘secondary texts’ produced by fans, such as fan fiction, art-work inspired by a particular cultural object or performer, and other forms of cultural production” (Gasher Skinner Lorimer, 137).
The survey results shows us that 77.3% of the participants do not encourage celebrity worship in which most of them agree that something must be done to stop celebrity worship. However, I also noticed that even though some participants said that they do not encourage worship, a few of them said that they have a celebrity they worship. This tells us that despite them not encouraging celebrity worship, they still worship a celebrity. From this research, people can now understand why it is not good to worship celebrities and those who actually worship them would know more about it. The participants that do not encourage celebrity worship agreed with me that celebrity worship is unhealthy and can cause fans to become overly obsessed over their
Fandom is one of the defining concepts in the modern society. But what exactly makes it so important? The answer is fairly simple. Fans. „It is fans who identify and build an audience“(Branston and Stafford, 2006). The people, who, out of their own free will participate and create communities which are based around a certain artefact of their choosing. These communities then proceed to debate and often create their own content, which is subordinate to their chosen text, such as any fan work – fanfiction and fan art- or memes (Slade, Narro and Givens-Carroll, 2015).
To provide a picture of so-called passive or casual fans, I illustrated a fan huddled in her comforters while browsing fanworks. There are floating screenshots of the Tumblr, Archive of Our Own, and Fanfiction.Net homepages in the background, since these websites are three of the most visited fanwork archives.
As I began exploring into the one direction fandom, I was a little doubtful on what I was getting myself into. I am the bystander, that sits and watches as the obsession of One Direction is blowing up all over my social media feed. The fans have a notorious reputation for being viewed on society to spend countless hours drooling over someone they’ll never have. My goal was to seek out the complexities of the peculiar phenomenon and how this obsession affects their lives. Adventures in my research led me to a new understanding on how a online obsession over a teen-boy band can affect the lives of many young girls. Being a part of the fandom online made me evident that my insight over the surrounding topic of girl’s obsession on band boys is incorrect. Through the online universe, people tend to have an emotional appeal that can be seen which allows us to further investigate in fictional aspects. As I explored into it further, it became evident that fans behave in a way to harness the love they all share for their idols. In order to understand, I put myself in different shoes to try and adapt to a lifestyle I was unfamiliar with. Fortunately for myself, my best friend Jessica was apart of this community and this allowed the adaptation to come much smoother. In the past, she would occasionally bring up One Direction, but due to my disinterest of them, she didn’t bring them up as much. When she found out that my research was going into this topic, she became extremely
As one can differentiate levels of political jurisdictions in the physical into groups like federal, state, and local domains, socio-political jurisdictions can be separated between differentiating online communities. Like the physical districts who have different agendas that reflect each differing sovereignty, online communities differ in political agendas, leanings, and goals in order to serve their community 's needs. There are many types of online communities based on individual’s interests or identity that allow for political discussions within their group. This includes fandoms. As one takes an anecdotal glance at the fragmented groups online, it is not hard to find fandom cultures around every corner. Fandoms can be described as “an extraordinary form of audiencing that includes everything from emotional attachment to performers to obsessive collecting” (Cavicchi, 2014). Since we entered the Internet age, fandom has seen a change. What was previously considered to be obsessive and abnormal has become an accepted common practice that is continually reinforced by niche marketing and new technologies. Whether fandom of sports, media artifacts, or celebrities, it is easy to lurk through each’s unique language, culture, and community. In one corner we find participants sharing Boromir memes, and we see fantasy football players debated about player stats. While commonly, fandom community in nature are designed to upheld a positive and fun conversation about the fandom