Apr. 29th, 2006

rymenhild: Manuscript page from British Library MS Harley 913 (Default)
Dere Maister Chaucer:

Mesemeth that TNH of [livejournal.com profile] makinglight wolde ben a moste fyne drynkynge confrere (consoeur?) for thee. For when shee partoke of her neighboures vodka, shee fel into a moste straunge and lovelie tongue verray muche like unto thine. Povre wif.

Thine admirer,
Rym

In other [livejournal.com profile] makinglight news, if anyone with an interest in the subject hasn't seen the discussion of fanfic yet, and you have an hour or two at your disposal, go read. It's acquired 567 thoughtful and interesting comments so far. Basically, professional writers, fan writers, publishers, lawyers and interested onlookers of all stripes and varieties have shown up to debate the ethics of producing stories about other people's worlds. Some highlights:

  • Jane Yolen argues that works should be copyrighted long enough to earn money for the writers' heirs.
  • Mercedes Lackey admits to writing collaborative MMORPG fanfic.
  • Joss Whedon is, unsurprisingly, awesome.
  • A fanficcer named C.Elisa describes fanfic as "a form of full-contact literary criticism."
  • [livejournal.com profile] rhandir provides the Cliff Notes for the whole discussion.

I can't believe I just went back to find the good parts of that conversation instead of writing more of this thrice-damned paper.

Profile

rymenhild: Manuscript page from British Library MS Harley 913 (Default)
rymenhild

January 2017

S M T W T F S
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
293031    

Most Popular Tags

Page Summary

Style Credit

Expand Cut Tags

No cut tags