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skippercollecto July 17th, 2011 01:20 PM

time july 18
There was a wonderful article about the history of fan fiction in the July 18, 2011, issue of Time Magazine. It was mainly about Harry Potter fandom, but the article mentions a little of everything. I haven't searched for the article online, but I am sure you can easily find the magazine on newsstands.

LZaza July 18th, 2011 11:11 PM

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Thanks for this. Good article. I especially liked this bit which has been discussed at length at BSG sites, usually by two separate points of view.

"Do characters belong to the person who created them? Or to the fans who love them so passionately that they spend their nights and weekends laboring to extend those characters' lives, for free? There's a division here, a geological fault line, that looks small on the surface but runs deep into our culture, and the tectonic plates are only moving farther apart. Is art about making up new things or about transforming the raw material that's out there? Cutting, pasting, sampling, remixing and mashing up have become mainstream modes of cultural expression, and fan fiction is part of that. It challenges just about everything we thought we knew about art and creativity."

Senmut August 2nd, 2011 09:13 PM

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The only part that "belongs' to the creator is the profit aspect. What we do here, we do for the love of the characters/situations/et al.
Just my two quantums worth.

LZaza August 2nd, 2011 11:34 PM

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In that case, I lay claim to Starbuck. ;)

Senmut August 6th, 2011 01:32 AM

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What's hubby think of that???


LZaza August 6th, 2011 07:40 AM

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I've elected not to mention it to him. I'll wait for him to notice.

Senmut August 7th, 2011 12:59 AM

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Ah. That explains alot!!!

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