Seeing a lot of backlash on Twitter about this Kindle Worlds thing, but not in the way I’d hope.
No, this is just a fresh opportunity for “serious writers” to throw fanfiction writers under the bus.
Apparently, fanfiction writers are incapable of devising their own worlds, plots, and characters and should not be rewarded for their attempts at “literature.”
Heavily side-eyeing you if you claim total originality as a writer with no hint of inspiration from outside sources. All art is derivative and reactionary in some manner.
I’m not on board with the level of censorship driving this project to pay fanfiction writers, but…
Don’t turn your nose up at someone else’s form of expression, their therapy, their safety blanket, their happy place. Fanfiction is a powerful medium. It is as powerful, if not more so in some cases, as the original source content.
Keep your snobbery to yourselves.
i don’t understand why parents say ‘i’m very disappointed in you’ like i don’t care i’m very disappointed that mcdonalds doesn’t deliver but u don’t hear me complaining about it
actually in new york they deliver so whats your excuse
i live in australia and im 103% sure they don’t deliver from new york to australia so whats YOUR excuse for leaving a shitty comment on my text post
Ruby Rhod is one of my favorite characters in sci-fi ever because he is Luc Besson’s vision of the hetero sex symbol of the future: a flamboyant, emotionally labile man who wears skin-tight leopard print or decks himself in roses, a man who accessorizes with big jewelry and dabbles in cosmetics. And the ladies love him. Everything about him screams “gay” according to our stereotypes, but he’s portrayed as a 100% straight sexual dynamo.
Besson is one of the few directors I’ve seen who actually recognizes that our ideas of sexuality and gender performance might have changed drastically in the future.