This is gonna hurt--veinglory

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

A fanfic writer has issued a press release for their sequel to Stephanie Meyer's Twilight books.

"Written by Gothic webmistress and author LadySybilla, Russet Noon is an unofficial continuation to the last book in the Twilight series, Breaking Dawn. Russet Noon is told from Jacob Black's perspective and it explores the questions left unanswered at the end of the last installment in the Twilight Saga."

See also:
Youtube
AbWrite
Russet Wank
What It's Like to Be Delusional
Russet Noon: The Unauthorized Sequel to Breaking Dawn is on Ebay
Lady Sybilla Apologizes to Stephenie Meyer for Writing Russet Noon

7 comments:

Nonny 10:57 AM  

Oh man.

That's going to blow up, big time.

I have no problem with fanfiction, personally, although I know a lot of pubbed authors dislike it. But, uh. Trying to sell your fanfiction? Better yet, trying to treat it like an official continuation?

NO. NO. NO.

Gotta say, I'm going to be amused to see the smackdown on this one.

ggymeta 12:57 PM  

It's all ready made the certain socials coms - her best defense if hilarious:

"The characters in SM's novels were not copyrighted because she never drew them or hired an artist to draw them. Today she shares her character copyrights with Summit. And, no, Russet Noon does not have direct permission from SM to publish this sequel, which is why the article says that it is a "Tribute" or "Unauthorized" Sequel."

So basically, unless someone DRAWS your characters - they aren't yours. Wow.

I want some of her logic-wheaties.

Angelia Sparrow 5:36 PM  

My first respone: Not Fucking DONE!

My second:
Someone alert the Organization for Transformative Works! We have a feral, in desperate need of socialization! Where are they? This should be their scene.


This is EXACTLY the kind of thing that happens when fen aren't properly socialized in community norms. The first and foremost being You Don't Profit from Fanwork. The second being You Don't Present Yourself as Canon in ANY FORM.

The fur is gonna fly. Much as I hate to side with a Mormon, I'm on Meyer's side with this one. Writing it is one thing. Publishing for money as an "unofficial sequel" is another entirely.
(we can only hope it's better written than the originals)

Nonny 5:37 PM  

Ggymeta, do you have a link for that quote?

Katrina Strauss 6:42 PM  

It is moments like this when "WTF!!??!" is truly all that will suffice.

So yeah, WTF!!??!

ggymeta 12:00 PM  

@Nonny

http://www.fanpop.com/spots/twilight-series/articles/11377

At the bottom, her comment.

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