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tsukinofaerii ([personal profile] tsukinofaerii) wrote2013-04-10 10:12 pm

Fandom is back in diapers

Well, that was an exciting day. I am increasingly disenchanted with young people and current fandom. :\

IDK how many of you follow me on Tumblr (hiii from the hellscape), but there was An Incident. Mucca sums it up beautifully, saving me the time. TL;DR, n00bs in fandom who don't know what they're doing and think this is all Brand New!!!1! who then proceed to make problems for the rest of us. Hilariously, this mostly was resolved because the smallish core of old!fandom remains pretty well intact, and we all knew damned well that we hadn't given permission. If it had been just me, without knowing Valtyr or Pen or anyone, I might have spent ages looking to find if I'd missed an email and then would have likely let the giveaway slide. At least, until/if I caught the commercial angle. IDK then; probably an explosion to rival potential of the supervolcano under Yellowstone, wherein none would be left standing and it would just be a mess of ashes and regret.

And I keep coming back to the fact that it's a good idea. If the poster in question had just been polite and asked, not left it up for money (even if at-cost), not abused NaNo... This is not something I would be unhappy with. In fact, done well, I'd be all over it. Even though that's not the fic of mine I would have chosen for inclusion, just having a printed collection of high quality old favorites would have been so cool. I've got boxes of stuff I printed off back in high school that I still comb through now and then.

As it is, I've updated my blanket statement to be a little more serious and a lot more specific. Still kind of pissed at the way the whole mess went down, but I feel bad for the OP, and I hope the internet isn't too hard on her. Permission is Important! Let this be a lesson to you, internet!

Hopefully, someone will take the same idea and run with it in a more informed way. When/if that happens, my money is ready.
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[personal profile] muccamukk 2013-04-11 05:26 am (UTC)(link)
I love zines. They're seriously great. If Someone Who Is Not Me, wanted to put together a Cap/IM zine, that would be amazing. Or a Pepper/Natasha Zine. Or a Maria Hill Will Kick You In the Head Zine.

Just... not like that.

Hopes up. Hopes dashed. What a day.
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[personal profile] sunspot 2013-04-13 03:19 am (UTC)(link)
....................................................... oh my god, you had to mention maria. i need it now. i need it so now, i might die.
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[personal profile] cursor_mundi 2013-04-11 01:02 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh, wow. That's...seriously wrong.

It's also making me feel good about the three separate plagiarism discussions I have with my students each semester -- I thought maybe I was beating a dead horse, but pretty clearly not.
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[personal profile] mizz_destiny 2013-04-11 03:23 pm (UTC)(link)
wow. I caught the apology, but not what the OP was apologizing FOR. I see where the disconnect over rights occured...
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[personal profile] elspethdixon 2013-04-11 06:31 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm kind of glad my fic was too long, saving me from having to be involved in the whole wank (actually, since I'm not on tumblr, I likely would never have heard about it at all save for you andMuccamukk posting about it).

The ironic thig is that with a few exceptions for specific fics, I'd say yes to most requests/offers to have a fic included in a zine. I don't often buy zines myself because they're usually so expensive, but I have tons of fanfiction ebooks saved to my ereader. But selling zines or fic anthologies through a third-party site like createspace would make me uneasy about the copyright police even if the anthology-maker asked my permission.