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Observation #1

Your fanfic or work for hire fiction is not suddenly more legitimate because John Milton wrote Paradise Lost and Virgil wrote the Aeneid.

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switchknitter
Jul. 4th, 2004 10:58 pm (UTC)
*laugh* Indeed.

Nice style, by the way...
benpeek
Jul. 4th, 2004 11:05 pm (UTC)
thanks.

i'm going for a western-weirdness-bit-of-black-humour feel. i'm not sure if i've got it quite right yet, but close, i think. some more tinkering with the colours and words...
switchknitter
Jul. 4th, 2004 11:28 pm (UTC)
Yeah, it's very well laid-out. Is it based on a public style, or did you make it up from scratch?
benpeek
Jul. 5th, 2004 12:45 am (UTC)
heh. public style. i couldn't make this from scratch. i'm a tinkerer, only.

(hence the whole, how do i get a counter in? i think i have to do it with a theme adjustment now.)
switchknitter
Jul. 5th, 2004 12:51 am (UTC)
Tell me which style and where you want the counter, and I'll email you code.
benpeek
Jul. 5th, 2004 12:56 am (UTC)
hey, coolness. i'll email you with the requisite love added.
ashamel
Jul. 4th, 2004 11:03 pm (UTC)
You're just trying to make us feel better...
benpeek
Jul. 4th, 2004 11:07 pm (UTC)
nonsense. i don't want anyone to feel better :)
burntcopper
Jul. 6th, 2004 06:01 am (UTC)
Someone pointed out that Beowulf and the Iliad and Odyssey are also fanfiction, being versions of oral tradition with their ow spins and tangents by the authors. It's only the 19th/20th centuries that have had such an elitist obsession with authorial primaryship (don't think that's a word, but what the hey). Robin Hood is fanfic, most of Shakespeare's works are fanfic, Le Morte d'Arthur is fanfic.... And some of the earliest written work is Gilgamesh/Enkidu slashfic.
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