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Fan fiction is what literature might look like if it were reinvented from scratch after a nuclear apocalypse by a band of brilliant pop-culture junkies trapped in a sealed bunker. They don’t do it for money. That’s not what it’s about. The writers write it and put it up online just for the satisfaction. They’re fans, but they’re not silent, couchbound consumers of media. The culture talks to them, and they talk back to the culture in its own language.

The Boy Who Lived Forever | Time Magazine 

This is probably the best, non-judgmental description of fan fiction I’ve ever heard of in main stream media. 

(via pretendings)

Fanfiction is also very much what literature was before the modern era.  Variations on a myth?  One King Arthur story vs. another?  A story repurposed for one nationality or group?  lots of things—but in many cases, a canon of characters used for a “non-canon” author’s story, whether that be a survived Greek play or 1700s British novelist.

As much as our modern idea of copyright is a good thing that helps authors keep control of their creation and survive, it wasn’t always quite that way.  And that’s fine, of course!  But things have fascinating histories.

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Art theft?

hitodamacraft:

Something really weird happened today. An attendee at Orlando Anime Day came to me with a button identical to my older ‘YAOI’ button—but she says she purchased it at Quinnicon in Connecticut.

Ding ding ding! Someone may have stolen my design! Please do not do these things. It’s not just illegal:…

Reblogging.  If you attended Quinni-con in the last two years, please contact me.  I am looking for information regarding a particular button design which may have been sold there, which would have been stolen from me.  I don’t figure that I can do much, but if I can find out who sold it I can maybe get them to stop (or notify the conventions they’re attending).

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Art theft?

Something really weird happened today.  An attendee at Orlando Anime Day came to me with a button identical to my older ‘YAOI’ button—but she says she purchased it at Quinnicon in Connecticut.

Ding ding ding!  Someone may have stolen my design!  Please do not do these things. It’s not just illegal: it’s douchey!

Tumblr, if you have any information regarding this, or attended Quinnicon and could help me identify who was selling these buttons, please message me.  The convention hasn’t really got any information that might help me, so I’d like to talk to anyone who attended who may have been to the Artist Alley or vendor’s room.

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Polymer clay!  Two different brands, for test purposes  (probably going to take the Fimo and put it in for longer yet, but I hadn’t quite thought my choices and their bake times through, haha).  Baked on a ceramic tile for even heat distribution.  I’m going to put bails on them after I stain and coat then in Varathane, but later on (once I’ve verified that they can take oven-ing) I’ll be doing clay in the pendant bezels I use for my polish pendants.  Much classier that way.   The cuneiform beads have the four characters for earth, fire, wind, and water.

Polymer clay!  Two different brands, for test purposes  (probably going to take the Fimo and put it in for longer yet, but I hadn’t quite thought my choices and their bake times through, haha).  Baked on a ceramic tile for even heat distribution.  I’m going to put bails on them after I stain and coat then in Varathane, but later on (once I’ve verified that they can take oven-ing) I’ll be doing clay in the pendant bezels I use for my polish pendants.  Much classier that way.   The cuneiform beads have the four characters for earth, fire, wind, and water.

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