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< Tongue in cheek > I sometimes find myself patronizingly befuddled at people who feel the need to write fan fiction AU's. What's the matter, you can't find a way to work whatever you need to see around the canonical narrative? After all, most narratives, especially in film and television, are open to some play of interpretation (I would consider most slash writing a play of interpretation, for example, rather than an AU).

And why do you need to see certain things so badly? It's the writer(s) story, after all, not yours. S/he/they owe you nothing. Find a story that works better for you. There's a universe of them.

Believe me, I understand the feeling of disappointment after you've invested emotionally in a story and it veers wildly askew of what you wanted to see. Witness Angel season four Congel, for example (Or don't. *Cringe*). Okay, they managed to patch some of that up in Season 5. And it's possible if they hadn't, I would have had to forget that show even existed. Which would have been a shame. But I wouldn't have written an AU. Got no use for them.


Except for what supposedly happened to Richie in Highlander. I know for a fact that never actually happened. He's in Nepal as we speak. Duncan was so relieved when he found out. </ Tongue in cheek >
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cactuswatcher
Jan. 30th, 2012 04:44 am (UTC)
The Star Trek franchise did Spock/Kirk slash officially in some of those novels in the 80's and 90's. Obviously not AU. I thought they were awful, but they kept selling. ;o)
masqthephlsphr
Jan. 30th, 2012 04:57 am (UTC)
I recall a few of those novels getting mightily close to homoeroticism without actually doing it. Again, one of those times when you could easily interpret it that way if you wished to.
rahirah
Jan. 31st, 2012 02:31 am (UTC)
Yeah, there was never any actual doing involved. Just a lot of heavy-duty hurt/comfort.
masqthephlsphr
Jan. 31st, 2012 02:41 am (UTC)
Confirms everyone's suspicion it was FanFic for profit.
rahirah
Jan. 31st, 2012 03:15 am (UTC)
Hell, if someone offered me money to retool some of my fanfic as a licensed tie-in, I'd give it serious consideration!
masqthephlsphr
Jan. 31st, 2012 05:44 am (UTC)
Me, three.
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