Happy International Fanworks Day!

February 15, 2016 marks the inaugural International Fanworks Day, celebrating fandom and the art it inspires around the world. According to it’s creator, the Organization for Transformative Works, today is “a day to promote fan creativity in all of its forms,” something we try to do on a daily basis whether through publishing on the site or commenting on other fans’ work posted online. Though we didn’t … Continue reading Happy International Fanworks Day!

Real-Life Lembas Bread? You Be the Judge!

Cloud bread is trending all over the food blog world, so it’s easy to dismiss as just another foodie fad. It’s easy to make, light and airy as its namesake, high in protein, and low in carbs. Too good to be true, right? But it’s real, and it is oh-so-delicious! I used a recipe that I found at Food.com that uses just four easy ingredients: … Continue reading Real-Life Lembas Bread? You Be the Judge!

The 21 Geek-tastic Valentines You Need to See

Valentine’s Day is almost here! If you are still searching for the perfect card, look no further than these Etsy creations celebrating everything from amino acids to Batman to The X-Files. Take a peek and see if one of these unique valentines is perfect for your special someone. Have you seen any other fantastic fandom valentines? Let us know in the comments! The Secret Code … Continue reading The 21 Geek-tastic Valentines You Need to See

We love Netflix, how about you?

At Fanspeak Files, we have a deep and abiding love for all things Netflix. So much programming, so little time! I have personally marked my calendar with the premiere dates of all of my favorite shows, and I’m sure I’m not the only one. Which new or returning show are you most looking forward to in 2016? Is it a gripping thriller, a family-friendly sitcom, … Continue reading We love Netflix, how about you?

Galentine’s Day in the Digital Age

Wherever you are on planet earth, powerful, creative, and intelligent women are making a difference in your life right now. Your mother, your sister, a local government official, a co-worker, a teacher, and down to the cashier who sold you groceries yesterday, smart girls truly do run the world. They run your world, and with Galentine’s Day rapidly approaching (February 13th!), I say let’s celebrate … Continue reading Galentine’s Day in the Digital Age

Stepping Off the Fandom Scale

With the latest chapter in the Star Wars saga released and devoured, fans of the films and the books are popping out of the woodwork to discuss the universe with just about everyone they can get in ear-shot. Fandom theories, speculation, disappointment, and excitement are certainly shared amongst everyone with an interest in that beloved galaxy, so very far, far away. But, do you love … Continue reading Stepping Off the Fandom Scale

How ‘Labyrinth’ Honestly Changed My Life

After countless Blockbuster rentals of the 1986 Jim Henson masterpiece, Labyrinth, our local store ceased carrying the VHS of the film when they began filtering out tapes altogether and converting to digital discs. I was a devastated 10-year-old girl when a visit to the store did not result in returning home with the movie,  but my parents were sure to make things right. Firstly, they bought … Continue reading How ‘Labyrinth’ Honestly Changed My Life

Shh, the Force is Still Sleeping

It’s the Monday morning before The Force Awakens and all through the galaxy… Jedi and Sith alike are geared up for this week’s Star Wars premiere, but the wait can be tiring for those whose nerves and excitement keep them from relaxing long enough for a good night’s sleep. By the time the alarm goes off, some had just begun their dream-journey to Tatooine, and … Continue reading Shh, the Force is Still Sleeping