heathershaped: (HP: Harry)
heather11483 ([personal profile] heathershaped) wrote2011-07-07 12:14 pm

oooh

The Boy Who Lived Forever

An article on fanfiction that isn't condescending and irritating! In TIME!

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.

*chinhands*

*goes back to trying to watch a livestream of the DH premiere at work*

*shut up, it's the last one ever*
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[personal profile] kayim 2011-07-07 06:21 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm so pleased with the article. It's actually the kind of thing I could show to non-fandom friends and not feel like they're going to judge me too harshly.