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But the funny thing about that is we (as readers/viewers) sometimes miss out on information that might have been interesting. The author didn’t think it was, but fans? Most fans will soak up content like a sponge (see: LotR extended editions, cutscenes, etc). And so we’re likely to ask ridiculous questions like “What is laundry day like at Avengers Tower?” - not because it’s important to the narrative, but because we’re curious.

Not to mention: every narrator is an unreliable narrator. Especially the ones who seem the most straightforward. Which means there are a wealth of stories not being told hiding right behind the story that is.

Which, I think, gives an inkling of the primary difference between original fic and fanfic: original fic is declarative, saying “here is the story, these are the important events and characters and aspects of the world,” while fanfic is exploratory (even when it’s got a cracking good plot).

Fanfic exists in the interstices, in the ellipses and the enjambment. Fanfiction exists in the moment before the wave function collapses. A transformative work doesn’t actually transform the original media it is based off of (because the original medium exists in a fixed state and cannot be literally changed by fans unless the canon creators allow it to be so) so much as take the essential structure of the narrative and the characters and twist it, turn it, rotate and reflect it until we’ve built a fractal around it.

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- “Fandom as Inhabitation of Negative Space” (via meiringens)

(Source: bethanyactually)

16

September

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This quote was reblogged from buckygreyjoy and originally by bethanyactually.

#fanfiction #fandom #that's beautiful

"[Fan fiction is] a reaction to large publishers, a reaction to mass media,” she says. “It’s a reinterpretation from a minority point of view, a female point of view, an LGBTQ point of view, a queer point of view — it’s reinterpreted to represent people who are often not represented in mass media."

- Nistasha Perez, from this article about Amazon’s Kindle Worlds (via meggannn)

(Source: steinbecks)

01

September

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This quote was reblogged from saucefactory and originally by steinbecks.

#fanfiction #slash

fanfics that make you wish google had an english to english translator

"Fan fiction is what literature might look like if it were reinvented from scratch after a nuclear apocalypse by a band of brilliant pop-culture junkies trapped in a sealed bunker. They don’t do it for money. That’s not what it’s about. The writers write it and put it up online just for the satisfaction. They’re fans, but they’re not silent, couchbound consumers of media. The culture talks to them, and they talk back to the culture in its own language."

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The Boy Who Lived Forever | Time Magazine

THIS! Can I reblog it over and over again?

(via trappedinamatchbox)

#so much stigma around fic #i don’t get it #it seems so natural to me to want to write more about characters and worlds you feel you don’t get enough of #ugh i wish people would just stop making into a super weird thing that only older basement-bound star trek nerds do #…because do those people even exist anymore? did they ever exist? #people who read and write fic are people who appreciate something so much they need a new medium to express it #sigh #NERD CULTURE IS MAINSTREAM NOW AND WHEN YOU TALK ABOUT FIC DEROGATORILY YOU’RE THE ONE THAT’S OUT OF THE ZEITGEIST

(via laralaralara)

a few days after this article came out i flew home to see the last harry potter movie with friendson the plane i was reading a game of thrones on bria’s nook and the guy next to me asked what i was reading so we started chatting a bit. i told him that i was flying to charlotte to see harry potter with my best friend and we talked a bit about the books we were reading. eventually the conversation drifted a bit and he asked me (it wasn’t totally out of the blue) ‘so you’re not super into a game of thrones or anything; you’re not going to write fanfiction of it?’it was pretty clear he meant it in a slightly mocking way and i just smiled along and laughed a little bit and said ‘oh no probably not’ and i may have said something about grrm being really anti-fic anyway (which probably outed me as a nerd whoops)but ever since then i’ve suspected that fanfiction was on his mind because of this brilliant article that wasn’t meant to be derogatory at all. somehow this man who seemed to be otherwise a reasonably intelligent and nice person read this article that (finally) explained fanfiction and fandom without being condescending and still mocked the people involved with it.it breaks my heart a little bitand it bothers me that i didn’t have the nerve to say ‘ACTUALLY some of my very good friends write game of thrones fanfiction and i write harry potter fanfiction and guess the fuck what? WE’RE JUST LIKE YOU.’in a society that’s perpetually jaded and cynical and pessimistic all being a nerd means is that you looked at the world around you and said ‘no. fuck all this feigned disinterest in everything that makes up our lives. i’m going to be ENTHUSIASTIC.’when you boil it down every application of the words ‘geek’ or ‘nerd’ basically just mean ‘someone who loves something.’ band geeks love band. computer geeks love computers. policy wonks love policy. straight-up nerds love learning.IT KILLS ME THAT I LIVE IN A SOCIETY WHERE LOVING THINGS AND WANTING TO LEARN THINGS MAKES ME WEIRDactually i’m pretty sure that the stigma around fandom is related to the pervasive anti-intellectualism that’s also present in our culture. being educated and well-read and intelligent makes you a snob so what are people who don’t even do those things for money. doing it for money is bad enough but imagine people who analyze literature FOR FUN. and people who write stories (brilliant novels and heartbreaking epics and everything else) that they’ll never be able to make a profit from?the TIME article actually touches on that when it mentions that because most people don’t think of writing stories as something FUN they have trouble grasping that for some people it really is. they just see this odious task and then they see that the people doing it won’t ever be able to make money from their work and they’ve somehow just missed the point. the point isn’t that i might someday be able to make money from writing (nice as that would be). the point is that i have a story bouncing around my head and demanding to be told and the point is that NOT being creative makes me feel cramped and claustrophobic. writing stories and dissecting plots and staying up until 2 AM debating why characters in movies act the way they do is kind of like playing football except that i think watching baseball (where people obsessively remember stats and names and games and all kinds of shit) except that to me putting that much effort into memorizing a bunch of players’ battingh averages sounds horrifyingly dull whereas being able to recite huge chunks of the west wing from having seen it too many times sounds like a blast,but heyyou don’t see me calling you a loser for itYOU DON’T SEE SOCIETY CALLING YOU A LOSER FOR IT(oh holy shit this got away from me)things that matterfan culture,

(via maelstromofmymentality)

anderson is a pimp.: Hmm →

penworthy:

therealrinnian:

goodpastasauce:

penworthy:

“Fuck you for destroying the show that I love so much. Fuck you for tearing apart the fandom I used to like. Fuck you for everyone loving you when you didn’t even try. Fuck you for attempting to write something as funny as My Immortal, when we all know nobody cares. Fuck you for attempting to do a…

 Dayum. I am tempted to believe that you wrote this yourself, Penwo.

BECAUSE YOU ARE THE ULTIMATE TROLL

IT WASN’T ENOUGH TO TROLL THE ENTIRE SHERLOCK FANDOM

NOW YOU ARE TROLLING YOURSELF

I AM BUYING YOU A MEMBERSHIP TO TROLLS ANONYMOUS FOR CHRISTMAS

Hey Penworthy, can I dramatic read this? :3

Sure :3

13

September

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This link was reblogged from penworthy and originally by penworthy.

#sherlock #review #fanfiction #flowers in a box

leighway:

-andrews:

THE PROBLEMS WITH FANFICTION

#this is why i prefer to read smut
man, if only smut were any easier.

leighway:

-andrews:

THE PROBLEMS WITH FANFICTION

#this is why i prefer to read smut

man, if only smut were any easier.

(Source: funkes)

03

August

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This photo was reblogged from bartohn and originally by funkes.

#fanfiction #fandom #smut

Fanfiction. A socially acceptable way to say ‘I’m off to read some porn now’

sookeh-is-mine:

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31

July

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This text was reblogged from veroniqq and originally by loular.

#fanfiction #fic #slash #porn

I’M HAVING THE VAPORS

THERE’S A NEW CHAPTER IN THE TWO TWO ONE BRAVO BAKER SERIES.

PRAISE BE!!!!!!!!!!! HALLELUJAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

"Fan fiction is what literature might look like if it were reinvented from scratch after a nuclear apocalypse by a band of brilliant pop-culture junkies trapped in a sealed bunker. They don’t do it for money. That’s not what it’s about. The writers write it and put it up online just for the satisfaction. They’re fans, but they’re not silent, couchbound consumers of media. The culture talks to them, and they talk back to the culture in its own language."

- The Boy Who Lived Forever | Time Magazine (via dapper-hobbit)

07

July

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This quote was reblogged from superwolfbutts and originally by previouslygalfridian-deactivate.

#fanfiction #fic #fandom

Sherlock ficcers whose WIPs I am currently waiting for an update from:

Y U NO WRITE FASTER??????????????!!!!!