• @ganymede@lemmy.ml
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    1 year ago

    I used to think “bit pointless, but whatever makes people happy”

    recently i realised the potential in recreational reimagining of things, if nothing else it might be a nice ‘exercise’ for our mind.

    truth be told, most hollywood adaptations of a book are basically high budget fan fiction.

    • @pingveno@lemmy.ml
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      11 year ago

      It’s usually covered under fair use doctrine in the United States, though there are limits. More specifically, it must be both transformative and noncommercial.

  • @pingveno@lemmy.ml
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    111 year ago

    It can be fun to have a different take on characters. This is especially true for crossover fanfics or fixit fanfics in the case of source material with plot holes or other flaws.

  • AdaM
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    81 year ago

    I don’t really bother with it myself, as I have enough trouble reading primary sources, but there is a huge community out there that is creating ongoing interest in various works and settings, and I have trouble seeing how that can be a bad thing.

    • Muad'Dibber
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      21 year ago

      Same, don’t read it, but it gives people on opportunity to flex their creative muscles, using characters they already like.

  • Neopolitan
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    29 months ago

    I’ve been reading fanfiction for 13+ years now and I’m a huge fan. Here’s to another 20 years!