[gamergirl]
06 May 2010 @ 03:27 pm
THE BIG BAD INTERNET AND THE EVEN BIGGER AND BADDER FANS AND WRITERS OF FANFICTION  
(via [livejournal.com profile] dragonaph and [personal profile] lian.)

Diana Gabaldon ranted about fanficton in her blog and the fandom couldn't help but respond. And sometimes in a most awesome ways, like [personal profile] bookshop did saying she's done explaining to people why fanfic is okay.
I can understand people not liking fanfiction, especially about their own characters. T. for examples does not like it, saying that she mixes up canon and fanon too easily and that she wants to read only what the original author wrote about their characters. I can understand that, but I don't share T's oponion because I myself have always been someone who reads a lot of things into various texts. And therefore it was a real revelation for me when I discovered that I was not alone. (And began to read fanfictions like crazy. I haven't stopped until now and I don't think I ever will.)
Anyway, the discussion brought some interesting insights, at least to me who is fairly new to all the meta stuff, and especially [personal profile] bookshop had some interesting points to raise.

Fans are most amazing and I would be flattered that people write about characters I invented. I might not read fanfiction about my own works, but I'd surely encourage it. (I am sure that it would be most amazing to see the pairings people come up with and how I would laugh about them, because in my head it my head character A and character B do not work together at all... ;D Or I might gain new insights into my own world and the ambiguity of some ideas, I was not able to see on my own.)

Fine, no problem... but surely you can accept that not everyone is like you, and that being different from you is not necessarily the same as being *wrong*?

The Internet in a Nutshell ;D
Oh the wonders of wank ♥!! (from here.)
 
 
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[gamergirl]
24 February 2010 @ 01:15 am
'FANCY BEING ABLE TO LAUGH AT SOMETHING IN FRENCH'  
Last Friday I fell in love. Hard and fast and once again with a boy. When it comes to fiction it seems that I succumb to charming young lads extremely easy. (Genius, Edmund, Briar, Takeru,...) Cat Chant was able to make me love him in a matter of seconds and "Charmed Life" is a truly wonderful book, I enjoyed it very much.

I was keen to read Dianna Wynne Jones Chronicles of the Chrestomanci because I love [livejournal.com profile] halcyonjazz's fanarts. (I enjoyed Chrestomanci's clothes as much in the book as I do in the fanarts. He is such a fashion victimfancy dresser.)

And since I got permission from [livejournal.com profile] halcyonjazz to use this beautiful fanart to make icons, I might as well share them with you.





(If you use one of them, please credit [livejournal.com profile] halcyonjazz as the artist!)

FANFICTION & FANDOM DILEMMA:
It is certainly not a good idea to search at fanfiction.net for fanfiction, because even though there are many well-written pieces there's twice as much crap. Still what do you do when you crave Digimon in the middle of the night?

Why is the fandom dead? Scratch that, but why are there so few fanfictions? Good ones? And finished ones? And I am not even talking about good Daisuke/Takeru fic, there simply isn't any, but Taichi/Yamato...? DARN.

I FELL IN LOVE WITH KATY PERRY AT LAST:





Especially the song with Timbaland has been running through my for days now... ♥

I'll never be the same if we ever meet again,
Won't let you get away if we ever meet again,
This freefall's got me sold kiss me all night don't ever let me go,
Ill never be the same if we ever meet again

If we ever meet again,
I'll have so much more to say,
If we ever meet again,
I won't let you go away
 
 
bgm: Maximo Park - I haven't seen her in ages