- money for fanfic. I am basically all for people making money with something they love to do and there are works out there that I would definitely be willing to pay for.
- legality. No fear of being shot down by a network or original author who does not like fanfic.
- loss of diversity: I'm thinking here both of content and of qualitative diversity. The guidelines state that you can do for examples no crossovers and it is also clearly not a platform for short fiction. And naturally they have quality standards, which is a good thing but also sets it apart from the freescene, which allows everybody to get their feet wet. Yeah sure, everybody is complaining about 12 year olds writing badfic, but that is the way everybody starts off.
- The rights rest with amazon, so you can't just take it down or flock it if you do not want it out there anymore.
- no porn. Fanfic is the only female dominated porn source, I ever came across. Everything else is either directed at straight or gay males or perpetuating the male gaze in massive self objectification (romance novels).
- If there is a legal fanfic scene, wont it become jealous of the illegal scene? Especially since the free scene will always have the porn and the crossovers to be more interesting. Isn't there a risk that the pay sites will eventually try to shut down sites like a AO3?
I especially like how they are working with the Jaime and Brienne storyline, which is prompting me to write about those two and why I find them so intriguing.
( no book spoilers )
I'm a bit torn up about being excited for S.H.I.E.L.D. I liked the Avengers movie but not especially, more like the Iron Man movies. Imho tv-show is Joss' best medium, because there he gets to do character development but on the other hand I can barely remember Dollhouse anymore and I think his really great works were Buffy and Firefly.
Hm, so not sure. I know I'll end up watching but I can't say I'm super excited.
I returned from Paris on the weekend and it was the absolute perfect holiday, I wish i could have stayed there...
I'm playing catch up with LJ now and would really like to do some posts but somehow work has just waited to jump me here,
Still I saw Iron Man III (very enjoyable but not really special) and the new Star Trek wich I really loved to pieces and have the urge to post about, but not really the time.
I'm also catching up with GoT but I still have to watch 6.07. Very much looking forward to the Jaime/Brienne stuff to come and wow was that proposal in 6.06 awkward (or what we saw of it).
Eventually I will get there I hope, anyway good to be back on LJ or DW as it is.
Whyever did they chose to finish Rome where they did when they continued it with such material. It would have been a firework!
Has anyone here read it? I'm completely addicted at the moment. It reminds a lot of Game of Thrones and I think that Graves' Claudius ans Martin's Tyrion have a lot in common, the way they are treated as defficient by their families but come back from the woodwork maybe even because of it.
Serves to say that "Crucible of Gold" makes up for everything. I could not put it down and was hooked from the first to the last page, the only bad thing being that the next book is not yet written.
( Spoilery review ahead )
So instead I decided to give some stuff away. I got myself the 5th book of the Absolute Sandman edition a while ago (IT IS SO SHINY, let me tell you!), so now I have two books double and since they are really nice ones I thought my flist is a good place to look for kind new owners for them:
Sandman: The Dream Hunters by Neil Gaiman and Yoshitaka Amano
Sandman: Endless Nights a collection short stories by Neil Gaiman and a whole host of artists (Glenn Fabry, Milo Manara, Miguelanxo Prado, Frank Quitely, P. Craig Russell, Bill Sienkiewicz and Barron Storey)
Books are both in good condition and for free. I will pay the shipping. First come, first serve. :) GO!
Which brings me to the topic of this post: "The Unwritten", by Mike Carey and Peter Gross which is the best thing in comics I've read in a long long while. I read the first paperback a year ago (or so) and thought it really neat but mostly forgot about it until recently.
This time around I burned through everything available from the series within a few days and fell completely in love with it.
( Read more... )
I knew mine did when I watched the show for the first time and was also not spoilered about Angelus. This was the twist that made me think the show was not just nice and entertaining but really really good.
(He's going to take Jenny's death hard though. And I agree, I wish the character had stayed on longer.)
Thing is that I love to read in the bath tub, mostly cheap paperbacks I don't really care about and magazines. But with the kindle I do not buy books on paper any more unless I really care about them (and then I can't let them get wet) and my magazine reading has already shifted completely to the internet. So having nothing to read in the bathtub was really becoming a problem.
Now a friend gave me this and it's perfect. Completely watertight if you close it carefully. I tried it first with some dry paper and submerged it completely for a few minutes, not a drop got inside. I'm totally in love with it.
Yes, sure the story about Angel's oh so dark past was told, but I ,at least, was not prepared at all for just how evil Angelus really was. And I really can't wait for Mark to discover it.
I also loved that he knew the instant after watching the first ever Angel/Spike scene that there must be millions of slashfics about them out there. Heee.
Reading his take on the show is the most enjoyable fandom thing I have seen in a very long time. Makes me think that maybe I will get over the comic fiasco after all and get back in the game.
I found this little gem of a very cynical Christmas song that I really love. It's from 1928 written by the German children's book author Erich Kaestner to the sound of the Christmas song "Morgen, Kinder, wird's was geben" (Tomorrow, children, there will be something). It's in German but I can attempt a translation if you are interested in that kind of thing.
( Cut for the song )