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Article in The Guardian about fanfiction
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jaynedoll From: jaynedoll Date: August 14th, 2012 04:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
I didn't agree with some of it but it was interesting to see an article on fanfic.
There are plenty of spinoffs of existing TV series/Films like all the Dr Who audio books that could be classed as fanfic - I don't think being professional/getting paid for it makes it any less fanfic (if that makes sense).

And there is more to fanfic than sex & I think you're on very dodgy ground if you start generalising on people's motives for writing certain types of fanfic.

I do think tho' that many years from now slashfic/fanfic will become an accepted part of the marketing for a TV series/film - that the makers will incorporate it in spin off novels etc.
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: August 14th, 2012 05:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
It was definitely interesting to see an article in mainstream media about fanfic, although it;s a shame the writer made so many sweeping generalisations, factual innacuraceies, and focussed on the sex so much. :-(

The whole thing with TV tie-in novels, etc, is intereting. I suppose the main difference really is the fact that 'official' stuff is generally commisioned and paid for, whereas fanfic is written by fans simply for fun and the love of the show/book/whatever.
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