Friday, August 23, 2019

Sunday Post #312


The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer
Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews
It's Monday! What Are You Reading is hosted by Book Date 
  
I saw this week that Archive Of Our Own (the fanfiction site) won a Hugo Award at Worldcon. You can see the post here. How cool is that? Fanfic has come a long way! And did you know Naomi Novik was a founder of AOOO? I had no idea. I used to be a little skeptical of fanfic, to be honest, but like a lot of people my views have evolved. I used to think I would rather write my own stuff- and I would, generally- but I also appreciate fanfic now and understand it better. I've even written some. I've been trying to decide whether I want to post new fanfic to AOOO or Wattpad, and this news makes me lean towards Archive. Although I could post both places I suppose. 

Do you like fanfiction? What do you think about Archive Of Our Own winning?   

Have you heard of Mythothon? It's a readathon going on over at Foxes and Fairytales based on mythology, but you don't have to read mythology books- the prompts are just mythology based.         
  
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Movies That Suck returned this past week with Dragonslayer. Vermithrax is without a doubt one of the coolest dragons ever put on film. Have you seen it? If not, I got ya covered. :) And this week we have Soylent Green! 


You know, we are only three months (less than three) from Nov 2019. The era of Blade Runner. So I thought I would do a little dystopia countdown. 

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Thank goodness NYC isn't this crowded yet.

Soylent Green

At least 2274 is a ways off. 

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In the WoodsSomeone We Know

Song of the week


PULP COVER OF THE WEEK: 

Violence is Golden novel by C.H. Thames pulp cover art woman girl dame scuba diver treasure chest man harpoon gun danger gold coins shipwreck foreign exotic #scubadiverart #GoldInvesting

NEW ARRIVAL/ UPCOMING REVIEWS:

Wilder Girls

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I know I shared this one last week but I can't say enough good things about it. Seriously, if you like Lord of the Rings and want to see a badass Aragorn, this has ya covered

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And this Star Wars short film isn't bad either. 









80 comments:

  1. I did not know that about AOOO and Naomi Novik! And I agree, fanfiction has come a long way, and these days I'm hearing of more and more published authors who cut their teeth writing fanfic. Little by little, it's definitely losing its stigma.

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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    1. Right? I had no clue. I was surprised too to see just how MANY authors have come through fan fiction- it really made me think.

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  2. I didn't even know about AOOO, so no, I didn't know it was founded by Naomi Novik :D I love fanfiction, and have for a long time. I do have trouble with fanfic that is 'scrubbed' of certain things and then published as if it was its own work, though. I think that taking the whole world and the characters made by someone else, and then making profit from it is a little iffy.
    Have a wonderful weekend and happy reading!
    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookworms

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    1. Same. and I didn't either. I agree, BTW... fan fiction is fine to pay homage to beloved characters or whatever, but to be published I really think you need to write your own stuff. Original stuff, not just fanfic with the serial numbers removed. But I'm also glad it's being accepted!

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    2. As far as I know, the authors of the fanfics I read are not looking to make money. I always see disclaimers like "don't own".

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  3. The only fan fiction I ever looked at were two people that wrote about Harry Potter. One was rubbish but the other based on James and Sirius first year at Hogwarts was brilliant!

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    1. I've only recently tried it (within last few years)- and if I didn't blog would I even have discovered it???

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  4. OMG, I am *howling* over those children's books. Mommy Drinks Because You're Bad and Like a Give a F*ck are priceless. :) I don't think I've ever read any fanfic. I'm not even sure what I would want to read fanfic of, tbh.

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    1. Right? I may have LITERALLY laughed out loud, especially at that last one !!!

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  5. My fanfiction days are circa fanfiction.net so I don't know much about AOOO. That's so cool that the Hugos acknowledged it though!

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    1. I was just reading an article about the merits of posting on AO3 vs Fanfiction vs Wattpad, etc and it was super interesting to see the different perspectives on all three.

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  6. It's wild to me how we have passed or are approaching all those dates featured in fictional works, and yet, still no hover-mobiles. They need to get on that.

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    1. I know! I keep thinking Nov 2019 and that just blows my mind!

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  7. I'm looking forward to Soylent Green! Its been years since I've seen it, so reliving it blow by blow should be fun๐Ÿ˜Š

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  8. Have a good weekend and happy reading!

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  9. I am curious about In the Woods, I will have to check it out. Hope you have a great weekend!

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  10. We're nowhere near the dystopia of Blade Runner, yet somehow, far enough into a future I'm unsure of that I'm questioning scifi's ability to predict the future. Lol.

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    1. Right? Trading one dystopia for another lol.

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  11. I used to write and read fan fiction for Days of Our Lives years ago. I haven't read anything or written anything in a long time. I hope you have a great week!

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  12. Looking forward to your review of Wilder Girls! I've been seeing it EVERYWHERE and almost bought it a few times because it's been getting so much buzz. Those Star Wars/GoT posters are so cool- Chewie's made me laugh, lol.

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  13. I will be interested in your review of Wilder Girls after how I felt about it. I have always been skeptical of fanfic myself, but so many of my now favorite authors began by writing Twilight fanfic, which I loved Twilight, so I guess I need to be a little more open.

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  14. I think It's great that that AOOO received a Hugo award, but I see it more as being recognized as being an author incubator, rather than what I've seen around, that the writers on the site think they have won for their stories, but thats just my opinion. I don't read fanfic. I think if an author builds a world and a history no one else should use it. Ha ha.

    It's always interesting when dates from SciFi movies come around. Thanks for the heads up on Blade Runner! ๐Ÿš€

    As usual, thanks for the ambient, and I love the purple dragon gif! ๐Ÿ’œ

    I'll be dropping back around for the posts I missed. Have a wonderful new week! ๐ŸŒž

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  15. Those Star Wars posters are so cool, especially the Chewbacca one.

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  16. There are fanfic stories that are ..... (well shall I say) interesting. Overall, I have to say that I love fanfiction. I can get enough of batman/wonderwoman fanfiction.

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  17. I hadn't heard of Archive of Our Own! I've only heard of Wattpad because I love to read stories there. It's so cool it got an award!
    Genesis @ Whispering Chapters

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  18. While I don't have anything against fanfic, I honestly never read it. I enjoyed Someone You Know. Happy reading!

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  19. Blade Runner, Veterans Day and Thanksgiving - November 2019!

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  20. I've never gotten into fanfiction myself, but I know it's popular. I've never seen Dragonslayer but have you ever watched DragonHeart? I used to love that movie when it came out lol. I'd re-watch it all the time. I have the DVD somewhere.
    Enjoy your week!

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    1. Dragonslayer's a trip. :) I think I did see dragonheart- is that the one where Sean Connery voiced the dragon?

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  21. Never heard of AOOO but I have never had a desire to read fanfic either. That is cool they won an award! Confession: I have never watched Blade Runner even though I love Harrison Ford. :)

    Have a great week and happy reading!
    Stormi
    Week in Review

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    1. I've only heard of fanfic fairly recently and I was kinda shocked they won. Fanfic's come a long way!

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  22. Well Greg I don't usually read fanfic but Slayer by Kiersten White is her own personal Buffy fanfic and I so loved it! So who knows ? Have a wonderful Sunday!

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    1. I've read very little, but I didn't know that (or maybe I'd heard it and forgot). Funny too cause I've looked at that book!

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  23. I haven't read any fanfic, but then I don't read any SFF inspired by TV or film series, either. Not that I have anything particularly against them - I am aware some of the writing is excellent, given who writes a lot of the books.

    Love the children's books at the end, Greg - thank you for sharing:) And have a great week!

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    1. I've read very little, and honestly when I wrote a couple very short pieces it was fun- I did Star Wars- but I don't feel like I have the time or inclination to do a lot? But I do like that it is a creative outlet for people I guess.

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  24. I'm always iffy about fanfic. I'm afraid it will ruin a story I love. However, I know there are a lot of great writers who got their start in fanfic so I don't have any issues with the writing. I just don't want my favorite story to be sullied!

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    1. I'm pretty new to it, and honestly? Same. I don't think I'd like most of it, but then again... I wrote a few short pieces and kinda shocked myself that I did! And it amazed me how MANY authors got started in fanfic!

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  25. So cool about AOOO! I used to spend quite a bit of time there reading. I had never heard of Soylent Green until my husband started buying Soylent and a friend thought it was really bizarre! XD I love those book covers! Haha! Have a great week :D

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    1. Isn't it? I'm pretty new to fanfic but it was nice to see 'em win. And I've heard of Soylent- I think it's a trip there's a company actually out there using the name!

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  26. Omg! Those children's books! Are they real, or a gag? If they're real wow! Soylent Green freaked me the heck out and so did Logan's Run. Eeek! That lighthouse photo is pretty scary. Someone We Know looks interesting. Happy reading, Greg! :)

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    1. Right? I laughed! And I hope they're not real- yikes! Soylent Green is a freaky little movie haha- I mean, the premise!

      Have a super week!

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  27. I actually don't read fanfiction >.< I have nothing against it I've just never actively went out looking for a good one. You should do a post about your favorite recommendations! Have a great week :)

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    1. I've only read a little, to be honest I don't feel like I have a lot of time to explore on those sites? Although if I do find time I will definitely post some recs hopefully!

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  28. My son reads and writes fan faction, mainly Dr Who based. He mainly uses Wattpad, I’ll have to ask him if he uses AOOO

    Have a great reading week Greg:)

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  29. I've read a few Angel and Vampire Diaries fan fiction and it wasn't too bad.

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  30. I don't mind fanfiction but I hardly ever read it. I have way too many books on my TBR that need my reading time, you know?
    Hope you do post your fanfic though!
    @BookishTreats

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    1. I've hardly read any either! In fact before blogging I didn't even really know it existed. I'm okay with it I guess in theory- heck I even wrote a couple which shocked even me!- but it was Star Wars and I just wanted to do an alternate take. It was fun. :)

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  31. The only fanfiction I have ever really read has been Buffy the Vampire Slayer fics. I still reread some of my favorites on occasion, when I extra extra miss the show and characters. And Angel.

    It infuriates me to no end, however, that someone can write trash fanfiction about trash Twilight and become a trash gazzillionaire.

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    1. I think those would be fun. And yeah I agree- not long ago I'd look askance at fanfic, but now I'm okay with it, except where someone is profiting off a thinly- veiled swipe of someone else's ideas.

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  32. Mommy Drinks Because You're Bad - LMAO

    I've never read any fanfic. I barely have time to read the original book never mind the fanfic version lol I'm not opposed though.

    Karen @ For What It's Worth

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  33. Idk how I feel about fanfic. I mean- I obviously have no issue with people doing it, I just don't know if I care? Like I know there are TONS of The 100 ones out there but. I just don't want to read anything that isn't canon at this point. I will, however, write endings for characters we never got endings for ๐Ÿ˜‚ (Speaking of, I swear, if Brell doesn't come back... I better think of something good.)

    It's totally legit if I try to buy that book "Counting the Days Until the Apocalypse" for my actual children, yeah?

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  34. The titles of the "bad children's books" made me smile.

    Enjoy your week and your books.

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  35. I hadn't known Naomi Novik was a founder of AOOO. That's really interesting! I have never really got into fanfic, but it's not so much because I am opposed to it. I just haven't really sought it out and therefore haven't come across much of it. I can appreciate the idea of it though. I mean, my daughter and her friends are always making up games based on characters in their favorite shows, movies and books. Role playing their own versions of the stories. I know it's not the same thing as fanfic, but I think a connection can be made. Just my own opinion anyway. :-) I love that cover of In the Woods--so creepy! I hope you have a great week, Greg.

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  36. I am pretty dumb when it comes to fanfiction. Most likely my age! When I was teaching I know some of my students read fanfiction and some may even have written it.

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  37. I absolutely cheered and retweeted when I saw AO3 had won a Hugo! But I didn't know NN was part of how it got started? OMG< that is so cool! And yes, I adore fanfic -- there's so much creativity there (and yes bad stuff too) but it's just brilliant !

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  38. Wow, Mythothon sounds great! Since I read Norse Mythology and The Song of Achilles last month, I've been wanting to read more books related to mythology! I'm definitely going to check it out!

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  39. Cool about Naomi Novik and AOOO. I've just started Someone We Know, so far, so good. Somewhere Warm is cool, but the last poster made me laugh.

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  40. Game of Clones is cool and man, Like I Give a Fuck - I needed that book as a child :)

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  41. I remember when Nov 2019 seemed so far away. Or even 1999 seemed far away — back when watching Thundarr. My weekly update.

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  42. I saw that about AO3 too! It was brilliant and I am so pleased that there is recognition of the brilliance of the site and the writing and fanworks on there. I basically live on that site so obviously I say post on there.

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  43. I used to read Star Trek fanfiction in the days after the original series but before all the new series. I haven't read any since. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

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  44. i'm pretty dumb too about fanfiction so i look forward to you educating me.lol
    sherry @ fundinmental

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  45. I don’t read much fanfiction, but I’d heard of AO3. I think it’s cool t hey won an award. Thanks for making me aw ar e of all the lovely memes you’re participating in and I will somedy too. #IMWAYR

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  46. I love the Game of Clones pics :D Those are really cool! And the children's books are hilarious! Are they real books or did someone just make mock covers in that style?

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  47. Lol at those children's books!! I like the Mommy Drinks one. LOL.

    I guess I have no issue with fanfiction. Wasn't Twilight originally fanfic? I wasn't a Twilight fan but, I know they were super popular. Or something was fanfic relating to it...oh! It was Fifty Shades of Grey! I knew it was in my brain somewhere. Lol. I don't read a lot of fanfic but I have friends who do. Some of it is really well written!

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  48. My brother really adores fanfic so I have a really open view of it. According to him what he likes so much is the merging of the different book worlds and characters. I can totally see why fans would love that. It's neat that its getting more mainstream attention.

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  49. I'm so thrilled that they won an award! Fanfic should be praised a lot more than it is. I've been reading it since I was a kid and was waiting between Harry Potter books to be published, and it just sort of evolved into a part of my online reading habits. (Admittedly, I haven't read much the last two or so years but I still have nothing but good things to say about it and the writers who create them.)

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  50. Your posts are always the most fascinating. True again this week. Have a wonderful week!

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  51. It has been a very long time since I've read fan fiction. OMGosh, that reminds me I used to write Robotech fanfiction in third grade LOL!
    Love the old school, Star Wars pics there. There is nothing like the originals. Which reminds me I saw this cool Milennium Falcom cake on IG Sunday.

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  52. I don´t know anything about fanfiction. But I am a Star Wars fan and saw the new teaser that was shown on CNN a few days ago. Looking forward to that movie.

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  53. I've never really read fanfiction, but not because I'm skeptical of it necessarily---I just already have so much to read!!

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

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  54. I can't wait to see what you say about Soylent Green!

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  55. I feel like I am Winter is Coming from those. Cos winter is coming

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