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Fic: Why Fanfiction Is Taking Over the World 
24th-May-2014 12:31 am
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Just finished reading Fic: Why Fanfiction Is Taking Over the World by Anne Jamison. It's a collection of essays by many people made semi-famous by fanfic and TV and full of intriguing information, some of which I knew and a lot I didn't. Way back in the 70s, when "Star Trek" fanfic came in fanzines, one of the most popular series was Kraith, created by Jacqueline Lichtenberg; it was among the first fanfics I read - an alternate ST universe where Kirk was adopted into Spock's family as they fought against a movement that would shatter the Federation. The author contributed an essay for the book which expanded what I knew about ST fandom in those days. Of course BtVS fanfic is talked about a great deal with one of the early writers, Nautibitz (not sure if I ever read her fics) contributing her tale of writing fanfic which no longer came in fanzines but online. To top it off there's a chapter by Amber Benson about her work and Tara. All in all an interesting book as the gap between fanfic and pro published books is weakening with works like Fifty Shades of Grey making the leap from fanfic to professionally published book.
24th-May-2014 04:50 am (UTC)
Nautibitz has some good stuff... it tends a bit toward fluff, but it's well-written fluff. For the most part, I wouldn't call it PWP... maybe more "plot for the sake of porn" (for lack of a better description).
5th-Jun-2014 07:11 pm (UTC)
I might have read some of her work in the early days when I read a lot of Spuffy at the end of S5. Once Buffy began to mistreat Spike in S6 I wandered into Spangel then into Spander where I remain.

24th-May-2014 06:35 pm (UTC)
Interesting, I must look out for it.
5th-Jun-2014 07:09 pm (UTC)
It's a hefty book. Apparently there's far more to write about than I thought possible.

12th-Jun-2014 04:09 am (UTC) - Wednesday, June 11
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12th-Jun-2014 06:51 pm (UTC)
Nope no mistake I'm a member of antitheism.

If you like Willow/Spike - have you read ladyoneill's The Erotic Adventures of Willow & Spike written as Laure Alexander? She started writing it early around S2 and is still continuing with it.

As I wrote after I felt Buffy was no longer worthy of Spike in S6 I wandered into Spangel but grew tired of the sire/bratty kid tales and so I found Spander where often the two boys (even though one is 100+) were more like equals. I too didn't much care for the Xander in the show but love what many writers have done with him. One of the best is wordsmith's Reconstruction trilogy which begins right after "The Gift". The first story is from Xander's POV while the second covers much of the same events from Spik's POV.


Edited at 2014-06-12 06:58 pm (UTC)
12th-Jun-2014 12:54 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the heads up on the book, it sounds interesting.

Nautibitz is great. If you haven't read her you should ant least take a look at her work. Her fics are here on lj under nautific Start with Crave it's kind of like Fifty Shades of Gray only better and written way before 50 SofG got published. Only I must warn you, it is a WIP but it ends almost to the end. A last smut chapter is all that is missing.
12th-Jun-2014 06:58 pm (UTC)
You're welcome.

I probably won't get to Nautibitz' fics as it is Spuffy which I've sort of outgrown. Heck I'm not even reading that much Spander these days - just a few of my favorite authors as so many have gafiated. Hard to believe it's been 17 years since BtVS began!!!

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