Jul. 7th, 2011

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+ My good friend [livejournal.com profile] danchekker has just joined AO3, and to celebrate the occasion, she's posted a top-notch FFVII fan fic. Full disclosure warning: I betaed it.

Title: Two years, fifteen days
Fandom: Final Fantasy VII
Characters: Rufus ShinRa, Yuffie Kisaragi
Rating: G
Word Count: 7817
Summary: People change. They grow, and sometimes they grow together and sometimes they grow apart.

Anyways—if you want to read some top-notch post-game fanfiction, go check it out!

+ [personal profile] owlmoose linked and commented on an article TIME ran about fan fiction, available here. It was a fun, if rather uninformative read, but this little jewel jumped out at me:

Ursula K. Le Guin, another giant of the fantasy canon, writes, "To me, it's not sharing but an invasion, literally — strangers coming in and taking over the country I live in, my heartland."

God damn it, Ursula K. Le Guin, you are AN AUTHOR, and AUTHORS should be among the first to use "literally" correctly. NO, I don't care how much moaning and bitching you throw at fan fiction—guess what? No one is actually, literally coming into your country house and stealing your characters.

And in my opinion, that Le Gin thinks fan fiction writers are literally stealing her characters tells the lie to that entire school of thought.