And Now For Something Completely Different: Fanfiction as a Genre of Literature

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Title: And Now For Something Completely Different: Fanfiction as a Genre of Literature
Creator: Lady Rogue
Date(s): December 28, 2006
Medium: online
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Topic: Fanfiction
External Links: And Now For Something Completely Different: Fanfiction as a Genre of Literature, Archived version
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And Now For Something Completely Different: Fanfiction as a Genre of Literature is an essay by Lady Rogue.

It is part of the Fanfic Symposium series.

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I am not saying that all fanfiction is great. There is still a lot of bad writing out there. What I am saying, however, is give fanfiction a chance. The tradition of borrowing ideas and characters and creating something new has been around for centuries. If we begin to limit creativity now and say an author has to be completely original, then eventually we will no longer have literature at all.