Tuesday, May 04, 2010
No I mean she really doesn't.
"...it’s immoral, I _know_ it’s illegal, and it makes me want to barf..."
Overall she makes some good points and is certain entitled to a strong opinion on the matter, which affects her directly. But one eyebrow inched up when I saw:
"...Ergo, including sex is by far the easiest way to get someone to look at something. I assume that that’s one of the reasons fan-fic authors so frequently write sex scenes or slash stories."
Okay, benefit of the doubt here. I will assume she specifies gay sex stories because they are more common in fanfiction.
"I wouldn’t like people writing sex fantasies for public consumption about me or members of my family—why would I be all right with them doing it to the intimate creations of my imagination and personality?"
But the dividing line between reality and fiction is feeling a little thin here. However her closing point is the most problematic even for authors who are not that bothered by fan-fic interfering with the lives of their fictional "family".
"If I learn about fan-fic and _don’t_ make any protest, I might at some point lose all control of what’s done with and to my characters. Practitioners could point to the fact that I knew about this stuff and didn’t object over a long period of time, ergo, I must think it’s OK...."
Her blog post has 502 comments. That's too many to even consider reading IMHO. No doubt I am just repeating what is in there....