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    Fanfiction article from July 2005 "Wired" magazine

    Interesting article, particular as the author points out that fanfiction might become a cottage industry someday. He uses the example of the novel "Wicked" in his article, but I also thought of Jasper Fforde's Thursday Next series. He has an original character (OC in fanfic terms) who's interacting with dozens of other characters created by other authors.

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    actually that was an interesting article. Hehe, "Spock the Sith Slayer"... It was quite entertaining. As for a great stories based on Xena, hey i'm all for that!

    btw Barb, I like the Narnia theme you've got going! You've got everything down to the user title!

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    Thanks. ^_^

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    Cool article, that.
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    It's beyond ironic that, in the same magazine, there was a brief mention of satellite maps on Google. =D

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    *Laughs out loud*

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mintaka and Hurristat
    He's an evil director / He'll give out infractions / Do something wrong / And he takes direct actions
    Then what'll he do?/ He'll permaban you / You find your name slashed / With a message, 'Adieu'
    Sooooo...watch out!
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    THe mention of Maguire's WIcked is something I've been contemplating writing a paper over the very subject.

    The idea of taking canon and turning it into fanon and having it relate is surprisingly not a recet subject. There are cases as way back with Conan Doyle and HG wells, where they pick friendly charactes from other writing and include it in their own.

    However, WIcked is a very special case, because it takes very heavy liberties.

    Gaiman did the same with his story about sleeping beauty.

    Andthe main thing to look at with both Maguire and Gaiman is that it's the use of public domain material. Same thign goes with Martin Gardner's Grendel.

    Now if someone wrote a story through Ahab's or Jim's (a la Huck Finn) POV then it would be fine. that's public domain.

    But, Spock as Sith Slayer is still off hands.

    Fanfiction as a cottage industry is interesting, but it would need consent and a change of laws. Satire and parody only goes so far.
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    That's true. I read a wickedly funny parody of Nancy Drew recently. And I believe that an author has done a fanfic/novel featuring Sherlock Holmes, but both the author's name and the title of his book escape me at this moment.

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