Cue comments along the lines of "I have never heard of this thing called fanfic until just now, but that won't stop me from explaining how immoral, lazy, and badly written it is, and while I'm at it, let me proudly display my ignorance of intellectual property law."
I spent hours reading&refreshing. I can't help it, I find anti-fic wank oddly entertaining and addictive. And some of this shit is involuntarily funny. My favorite part is Verna, who is of the opinion that... wait, I'll quote, no one's gonna believe that otherwise..."
Diana is pointing out that wrong is wrong, no matter the circumstance. And she is right. Murder is no more wrong than stealing. Stealing is no more wrong than lying. It is all the same. Many here have said that fanfic is "grey" in regards to legality. If one is not sure the rightness or legality of an action, then said one should not be doing it. [snip] So, if there is a hell, is there a worse hell for murderers and a lesser hell for liars?
[eta:] Ahahaha... my new fave comment: Chip Michael explains that 'Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead' isn't a derivative work of fiction because the story is basically the same, but the characters are the heart are not the lead characters and are fully developed in and of themselves. (link)
And of course developing minor characters is not something done in fanfic, ever. Uh-huh.
meta rec: bookshop - I'm done explaining to people why fanfic is okay.
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