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Article in The Guardian about fanfiction
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louisedennis From: louisedennis Date: August 14th, 2012 12:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
I love the logic fail of the commenter who singles out a link as "the worst fanfic ever" and then describes it as "sadly representative".

I don't think the article is bad bad but it does seem to fall into the problem of fixating on the sex and then trying to offer up pop psychology to explain a phenomena the author doesn't properly understand. I've read much better mainstream articles explaining fan fiction, though I have also read much worse.
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: August 14th, 2012 04:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yes, I noticed the fixating on the sex thing, and the frequently incorrect definitions of things (such as slash, for starters!). Didn't really inspire confidence in the writer's ability to offer sensible commentary.

It was certainly interesting to see an article about fanfic in the Guardian, and get a viewpoint of how others outside of fanom see it.
louisedennis From: louisedennis Date: August 14th, 2012 07:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
The Lev Grossman article in time referenced by several of the commenters (and which can be found here) is much better and shows that mainstream journalists can do this properly if they care to.
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