Fanfiction also responds to—and even helps bring about—very specific shifts in technology and culture, and it does so more quickly, nimbly, and radically than anyone who benefits from the commercial status quo is ever likely to. Her lack of knowledge shows in how little she mentions fan culture studies and the distinct absence of any contributions from established scholars in this field of study. Opponents call it stealing—and I call that bullshit. And what makes it so important to the future of literature? What about fanfiction makes it so primarily a women's activity? Now there's a big event that shows a wonderful slice of small fandoms all at once, albeit also mostly Western focused. It was absolutely fascinating to learn so much about this community I knew almost nothing about with the exception of some completely clueless X-Philes fic I wrote as a kid, I haven't ever belonged to a fandom. And some of the reviews here are equally fascinating.
Many of these readers, however, also have tastes mass culture does not satisfy, tastes they may first discover. And I say this as someone who has read both. I need to lead off with two disclaimers: 1 I personally know the publisher of this book; 2 I am a write and consumer of fanfic. It's strengths are in it's analysis of the history of fanfiction and fandom, as well as an understanding that different fandoms have contributed different things to the history and culture of the practice of fandom as a whole. Overall, this book pushed the right buttons for me and got me thinking in a good way. And here I would like to have some counter-arguments.
It's a story about literature, community, and technology—about what stories are being told, who's telling them, how, and why. I also have had a tendency to look down on Twilight and its fanfiction, especially in comparison to Sherlock or Harry Potter or Buffy, so the section was a bracing reminder of why that attitude is deeply problematic. All this aside the book is poorly put together, scattered and rushed in its conclusions. And what makes it so important to the future of literature? Há quem escreva como terapia, por se identificar com os personagens, porque não ficou satisfeito com o final e porque queria explorar relacionamentos que não tinham ficado suficientemente claros na versão original. The essays are full of wonderful nuggets. Fic is a groundbreaking exploration of the history and culture of fan writing and what it means for the way we think about reading, writing, and authorship. Online, each of those underlines acts as a link that takes you to a different corner of the Sherlock Holmes fandom.
Even if you focused on one anime, such as the long running Gundam series or the impact of Sailor Moon, or consider the anime series in the shoujo, shounen, josei and seinen categories, books on those could be written. LiveJournal has been a popular platform for fic writers and readers since 2000, and continues to be used today. Fanfiction communities collect people who may be very far apart in physical space and connects them, in close proximity in virtual space, through near-simultaneous activities of authoring, editing, responding, and illustrating. With provocative discussions from both professional and fan writers, on subjects from Star Trek to The X-Files and Buffy the Vampire Slayer to Harry Potter, Twilight, and beyond, Fic sheds light on the widely misunderstood world s of fanfiction--not only how fanfiction is transforming the literary landscape, but how it already has. None of that is in Homer lotus flowers just made people drowsy.
And dealing with the ephemeral Internet, where a lot of fans are untraceable once gafiated. I don't think she has spent enough time in fan fiction at all to really know what she's on about. With provocative discussions from both professional and fan writers, on subjects from Star Trek to The X-Files and Buffy the Vampire Slayer to Harry Potter, Twilight, and beyond, Fic sheds light on the widely misunderstood world s of fanfiction--not only how fanfiction is transforming the literary landscape, but how it already has. I know that stuff; I teach it. There was a certain inevitable disappointment that my particular fandom--Teen Wolf--was barely mentioned, but I thought the author had good reasons for focusing on the fandoms she did--e. The actual book Jamison has written, not so much.
I discovered fanfiction over a decade ago, and my life has been significantly altered by this fact. Example: Broadcast television brought science fiction material to vast new audiences, including many more women. The first half was good. I was expecting a lot more from this book. These continuities with past forms and traditions as well as with contemporary sources can mis lead us into believing that fic is a known quantity, familiar ground. Cyndy Aleo algonquinrt; d0tpark3r V. Her work on fanfiction has been quoted in publications from The New York Review of Books to The Wall Street Journal to Entertainment Weekly's Popwatch.
The story was recommended all over—but the links kept dumping me in this random fan opinion posting board. So is this book recommended - only if you are very interested in the subject. A good deal of the literary theorizing of the past half-century has been devoted to dismantling the ideology of the single, autonomous work of art as a literary standard. This was much more book than I was expecting, to be honest. This is not only wrong, but insulting. With provocative discussions from both professional and fan writers, on subjects from Star Trek to The X-Files and Buffy the Vampire Slayer to Harry Potter, Twilight, and beyond, Fic sheds light on the widely misunderstood world s of fanfiction-not only how fanfiction is transforming the literary landscape, but how it already has. Five years ago I would have shrugged it off as 'weird.
Fic is a groundbreaking exploration of the history and culture of fan writing and what it means for the way we think about reading, writing, and authorship. It is not a collaborative art. However, just as I was beginning to lose patience with Fic, it hit its stride in the Twilight section. Fic presents a distinctly lopsided representation of fandoms. The Theory of Narrative Causality. My own personal peeve was the lack of in-depth discussion of slash itself, which was exacerbated by Jamison's emphasis on specific fandoms that are generally pretty het-dominated--ie Buffy, X-Files, and Twilight.
Perhaps I was expecting too much from this book, it wasn't terrible, but it wasn't excellent either. Asking whether fic stands on its own is interrogating the text from the wrong perspective—to put a famous quote by the well-known fic-opponent Anne Rice to a use she would likely hate. In order to find those two, I had to read and discard about 2,000 or more. I would have loved to read authors speak about what it feels like to publish episodically, or the history of fics that reframe characters for entire fandoms for example, The Shoebox Project's depiction of Remus Lupin and Sirius Black. It's worth reading if you want to get a sense of how fandom came about and what fannish culture is like. Quite notably, it's not as if this text could delve into every nook and cranny of fandom as a construct, but indubitably, it's food for thought. Among fic writers I approached, a disproportionate number of self-identified men and people of color declined to participate for a variety of reasons, including professional concerns or simply time.