Welcome to Metamashina: land of villain ships and totally serious discussions on the romantic escapades of Sith Lords. We’re not that great at staying serious for long, so we’ll try to keep this brief:
Born from frustration at the current state of fandom and a love for sci-fi franchises, Metamashina is a bi-weekly podcast that focuses on genre fiction from the feminine fan perspective. Sometimes we balance this podcast with essays and stories, but due to limited time we’re heavy on the audio these days and less on the written word.
After going through the hellfire that is the Star Wars fandom, we’ve been called harpies or witches multiple times, but as we’re natural heathens we’re reclaiming both. As always, and as is prevalent on our pre-established, individual blogs (see exhibits: A, B, and C), our commentary will be seasoned with a generous helping of salt.
On a totally serious (and genuine) note:
After meeting through the Star Wars fandom, we found that we all loved discussing and dissecting genre fiction, be it anime, manga, novels, TV series, video games or movies. We were starved for narratives where women’s stories were heard. Not only that, but we wanted the active discussion and acknowledgement of said content, and were determined to get it.
We’re terminally salty, but despite this—more than anything—Metamashina is a platform for us to discuss the things that we love and to share them with you. Unfortunately these things include Klingon sex appeal, orc mating rituals and the creatives uses for lightsabers.
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