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30 November 2011 @ 01:14 pm
Fanfiction and Modern Hollywood  
Look! A post with actual content [g]

Via history_doc, this article: The Bigger Picture: Muppets, Avengers, and Life In The Age Of Fanfiction.

I thought it was an interesting article. As I said over in the comments at history_doc's I've often thought that TPTB shouldn't be so dismissive of fanfiction, as it seems a lot of what's being put out these days fits the whole fanfiction vibe. Like The Avengers, for example - you've got Joss, big damn fanboy, and a lot of the cast, who are comics fans. It's like when you were a little kid and would play act some favourite character from a book or media with your friends, except they get to do it officially and get paid for it.
Black_Raven135black_raven135 on November 30th, 2011 09:00 pm (UTC)
I hate to say this but often some ff I read outshines la la town writing.................in fact often
Sad.....THEY are paid to write such tripe
blade_and_rosesblade_and_roses on December 1st, 2011 12:19 am (UTC)
Oh I so agree! I've read ff stories that reduced me to tears (and one that left me laughing so hysterically that my friends thought I needed medical assistance!). And then there's the -- absolute tripe, for want of a better word, that is often seen on network TV these days. And they wonder why their audiences are declining? Maybe if they wrote something worthwhile . . . I'm down to just one show on network that I'm watching, and a few on cable channels.
Black_Raven135black_raven135 on December 1st, 2011 12:24 am (UTC)
I feel vindicated.............
I was beginning to wonder "am I the ONLY one??"
There is some decent writing on cable e.g TNT, USA, FX and
AMC, but network features a vast landfill
My sister said probably pay is better on cable.....than network so it draws more creativity
I read in SGA, LOTR and M7 mainly
Some of those stories have remained fixated in my mind
I cannot say that about series stuff I have seen lately, e.g. I tried to watch Terra Nova
I have tried others but find them so predictable.
Ithithildyn on December 3rd, 2011 11:36 pm (UTC)
Too true.
amonitrateamonitrate on December 1st, 2011 01:12 am (UTC)
Haven't read the article yet, but that was definitely the vibe I got from the Muppets movie.
Ithithildyn on December 3rd, 2011 11:37 pm (UTC)
Still need to go see that.