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Apple



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 29, 2013 12:09 am    Post subject: Fan Fiction  Reply with quote

I was wondering what the thought was on this particular phenomenon? The fan fiction where fans of certain books etc take the story/characters and run with it, taking it on from where the author finished and sometimes creating new characters and stories based on the original ideas.

I think the most recognisable example of this the Fifty shades stories which started out as a fan fiction of Twilight.  I have recently had a look at a fan fiction site - my daughter pointed it out to me she reads fan fiction of some of her favourite books for a laugh and I have to say, the majority of the stuff on there is pretty dire, but there are the odd gems here and there which you can stumble across.



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Joe McWilliams



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 29, 2013 2:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Never having heard of fan fiction before now, Apple, I can't say much about it, except thank you for bringing it to my attention. If it means people are writing and reading, it sounds good to me. Very Happy


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Green Jay



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 30, 2013 6:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have heard of this but have never checked it out. I don't really get it. It seems like a sort of fictional version of going to Star Trek conventions and so on, dressing up as your favourite character. Not me at all. Dare I say it seems a bit childish to me?? But then adults don't seem to get embarrassed about doing childish things these days. When I was younger I couldn't wait to be a "grown-up"!

I've seen things about fans of Jane Austen dressing up in Regency gear and going to dances. Again, I love Jane Austen but my idea of being an admirer (not a 'fan' - that sounds uncritical to me) is to  read about her life and re-read the books and sensible critiques of them by intelligent authors, not hiring an empire line dress and going to go to a pretend Assembly Rooms ball.  I'm so dull  Wink


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Chibiabos83
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 30, 2013 6:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I occasionally read X-rated Harry Potter fan fiction. Should I admit that? I've no shame. None of it worthy of publication, but some of it quite enjoyable for what it is. RestrictedSection.org is the place to be. I've never written any.


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Marita



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 30, 2013 8:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is some dire writing on FanFiction. Quite a lot of bad spelling and bad grammar. But once in a while you encounter a gem. At least nobody on FanFiction inflicts his/her efforts on unsuspecting people.

I must confess, I have contributed and Iím not ashamed. After all, I only inflict injury on the English language.


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Apple



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2013 1:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just wondered if anyone else had seen it, I didn't know it existed until my daughter introduced me to it.

This is the site which she showed me, http://www.fanfiction.net/

if anyone is interested - I do warn you though the majority of the fiction on here is terribly written and unimaginative and plain bad, but there are the odd one or two which are reasonable.



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Jen M



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 03, 2013 2:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Green Jay wrote:


I've seen things about fans of Jane Austen dressing up in Regency gear and going to dances. Again, I love Jane Austen but my idea of being an admirer (not a 'fan' - that sounds uncritical to me) is to †read about her life and re-read the books and sensible critiques of them by intelligent authors, not hiring an empire line dress and going to go to a pretend Assembly Rooms ball. †I'm so dull †Wink


I have heard of Fan Fiction but don't know much about it.

Green Jay's post made me think of "Austenland", which I caught while channel hopping while ironing recently.  It appeared that the cast of the BBC daytime series "Doctors" were in a Jane Austen-esque world.  Whether this was part of a weird "Doctors" plot, or something else (I can't think what), I don't know.  I didn't stick around for long enough to find out.[/i]




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