Talk:Telephones and Fandom

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Is there a place for Doctor Who's phonebook/TARDIS on this page? --Mrs. Potato Head 20:10, 9 September 2012 (UTC)

I think if we created a separate page for Telephones in Fanworks, it could fit in a section on canon references to telephones that generate lots of fanworks. --æþel 20:18, 9 September 2012 (UTC)

Text Fic

I think the "Phones in Fanworks" section should be expanded. There's a lot to say about the evolution that's led to the current popularity of Text Fic, which are really popular but often still inexplicably avoid actual phone calls. That kind of avoidance of phones is also pretty interesting wrt Soulmate AUs, while phones are also used often for works about long distance relationships, phone sex, phone sex hotlines, etc. – caes (talk) 01:05, 10 February 2019 (UTC)

The page would benefit from some more on cell phone usage/texting in fanworks in the context of that evolution, definitely. Since this page is supposed to be a general overview of phones and fandom, I think really specific information about text fic would be best edited into the page on that topic, which is pretty sparse right now. But maybe a subsection here with information on the rise in prevalence of phones in fanworks w/r/t cell phones and texting, since the article originally hypothesized that phones were rarely central to fanworks (which is not really the case at this point, since there's tons of text fic/fic where cell phones feature prominently)? (Although, that said, I've had a hard time finding fan commentary on that evolution, so we'd need to do some digging.) - Fandomgeographies (talk) 01:19, 10 February 2019 (UTC)