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Dreams Denied. BBC Sherlock and the lost Gay representation

I am a longtime fan of the BBC show Sherlock, and I’d like to tell you a story of a dream denied, an opportunity lost, and a generation abandoned. I know this sounds overly dramatic, but for many people, this is the way that it was. So please bear with me patiently, because as any … Continue reading

Thwarting Creation – The Chilling Effect of Copyright Law on Fan Video Artists

by Rosalyn Hunter Figure 1 – You Tube blocks and removes uploaded fan video content We have become accustomed to seeing videos for news, entertainment, and education. The ability to produce visual media will only become more important as time goes on, so how are young people learning how to create informative and effective media? … Continue reading

Honor among thieves – Or why most fanfiction writers don’t use creative commons licenses

Today I was looking at a video and saw the creative commons logo flash by. In the free art world, Creative Commons licenses are the winners of the copy left licenses. People like the idea of publishing things in a way that keeps the art in “the commons” and still allows people to get credit … Continue reading

Illegitimate Creation

I have, for a number of years, been a participant in the fan fiction and fan video communities and every so often it hits me how racked with disrespect these communities are. It reminds me greatly of the problems of other minority communities that I’ve seen. Members of these communities have internalized popular culture feelings … Continue reading

Why Fanfiction rules the internet

Fanfiction is a collection of stories based on the characters and settings from existing commercial works. The reason that I use the word commercial is because we don’t usually call it fan fiction if you write a story about Lady Macbeth even if Shakespeare wrote it first. The separation of stories into fiction and fanfiction … Continue reading

Is fan fiction crap?

Recently, I was talking to an author who was working to finish her manuscript, and I mentioned that I wrote fan fiction. She said that she doesn’t read the stuff, and that she tries to stay away from it because she doesn’t want to write crap. Such a statement has a load of assumptions built … Continue reading

Data and the Sherlock Fandom

So this morning I listened to a podcast made by diehard fans of the TV series Sherlock (BBC) (Three Patch Problem) and they mentioned a person who did a study of the subjects of fanfiction stories on the site Archive of Our Own. I had always been curious about the topic and had briefly considered … Continue reading

How to name a Sith Lord

Darth Vader is the iconic Sith Lord. It is pretty obvious that his name comes from the prefix DARTH which is a common Sith title and VADER which is a short form of INVADER, which he is. Therefore the best way to name a Sith Lord is to find a word starting with “in” and … Continue reading

Nice Article on the legality of Fan Fiction

Hi! This summer, I’ve been reading fanfiction. That’s why I found this article of the legality of fan fiction interesting. Please post if you know more sources. Are fan fiction and fan art legal?

ELEMENTARY VS. SHERLOCK a critical review

There is no question. The detective of choice of the second decade of the twenty-first century is Sherlock Holmes. He has spawned a couple of successful movies as well as two television shows, BBC’s SHERLOCK and CBS’s ELEMENTARY. So what is the fascination of modern artists with this nineteenth-century detective? And what is my opinion … Continue reading