Muddle-headed Kay (mhw) wrote,
Muddle-headed Kay
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Eeyore day, or a Fandom Rantifesto

So yes, it's almost four hours until the Most Important Event In The History Of The Universe, the release of The Book That Sold.

I almost wish I cared. Don't get me wrong, I'm delighted for all the happy squeeing people, but... I don't have a drop of excitement in my veins. I have a thousand thousand devoted slaves who'll be reading the book for me at midnight, so go ahead, spam me with spoilers, it can only save me from having to spend money on the wretched thing.

Because it will be wretched. She controls Canon, for sure, but how can she - a flotsam writer on the Zeitgeist at best - compare with us in creativity? There's no surprise we haven't anticipated, no potential scene we haven't written better, no beloved character we haven't tortured, slaughtered, slept with, changed the sex of, forced into bed with Millicent Bulstrode...

That, I think, is the Threat of Fanfiction. No mere author, alone, can outclass us. They give us the Canon, but we get to fire it.
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