Jan. 13th, 2014

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Day 12′s challenge is to talk about what you think the future holds for fandom. What are your hopes and dreams for fandom? Do you have any predictions about what the next five years holds for fandom?

Five years? Heh. I’ve been in fandom much longer than that. I’ve been in online fandoms for almost 20 years, starting out on newsgroups (alt.star-trek.creative, alt.x-files.creative–anyone remember those?) and really nothing much has changed except the mediums (blogs instead of newsgroups, lots more visual stuff with art and vids) and there’s more people participating. Before the internet, there was fanfic available in ‘zines and self-published books. So five years from now? Fans will still be fans. The medium changes, but fandom is still fandom.

My only real hope is that transformative works obtain legal protection as an art form. If I could make a wish, it would be that these insane copyright laws get rolled back to their original time frames and to serve their original purpose: encourage individuals to create, not to allow heirs or corporations to lock up our culture in order to milk cash cows to death.

Mirrored from Aranel Took's Fanfiction.

aranel_took: (Eowyn)


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Day 13′s challenge is to talk about setting yourself a fannish goal.

Ha! This is an easy one. I need to finish the third story of my Epic Hobbit Soap Opera, The Wanderers. I had started posting it in 2007, but then pulled it because it really wasn’t working. And I’ve been promising readers I’d finish it for years, but it always ends up on the back burner. So since this is the 10th Anniversary year of that series, I will set a goal to finish it before the end of the year.

Anyone have any traps to capture Hobbit muses? >_>

Mirrored from Aranel Took's Fanfiction.

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