Thinking about books on TV, hanging out in forums and musing that occupying a quiet corner of cyberspace is going to get more attention than making a physical paper ‘zine these days lead me to find out what Henry Jenkins is up to these days. ‘Textual Poachers’ on fans of fantasy TV shows, is a good read, it is a proper academic book but he writes in an accessible style and not a lot of academics can do that! It’s also out of date now being pre-internet and I wanted to see what his take on fans in the technological age is now. I think he’s over stating the power of fans but can’t be bothered to type my thoughts on that, if you read his work its pretty obvious what the critisms are.
I think I should put up a warning saying ‘minors keep out!’ or summat, not offensive I think but just in case I get chucked offline.
Worried we’re going to get policed now Ross has given GROK a plug in his book. Jenkins made me paranoid, Guv. I went on TV Cream to find a TV theme tune and that section seems to have gone. Because of its links with shows, like researchers off the BBC’s Graham Norton show asking for input from the sites members, has meant they have had to stop iffy copyright bothering content??