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There's a book by Meredith Skura called "Shakespeare and the Purpose of Playing," and this post really raises questions about the Purpose of Fanfic. I tend to feel that its function is as much providing extras and fix-its as continuing the canon, but I certainly see the arguments for adhering to the tone and subject matter of the canon.
And I always have to guard against the temptation to say "Gee, I can't write about that effectively, therefore IT ISN'T WORTH WRITING ABOUT." Luckily, there are plenty of other writers in my fandoms.
I am likely to write about the silly side of sex but not its traumatic aspects...
|Date:||March 1st, 2010 05:02 pm (UTC)|| |
I tend to feel that its function is as much providing extras and fix-its as continuing the canon, but I certainly see the arguments for adhering to the tone and subject matter of the canon.
I think fanfic has multiple functions. And yes, fixing and continuing canon are good ones. I feel its purpose is whatever we want it to be.
My preference in my fandom is for very realistic fiction. That's what got me into X-Men in the first place, the ability to kind of squint mentally and believe it's all real. So, for me, the fighting is part of that. Which doesn't mean it *has* to be "on screen" but I've found there are things I can do with it that I couldn't when writing just what happened before and after the battle.