The Renaissance bard once said
All the world’s a stage
It would seem that fan made stories are part of that scene.
I have a pal who writes the occasional fan fic
in tribute to happy childhood cartoon memories
This pal face/palmed to many writings seen on the computer screen.
“That doesn’t make sense! They’re turtles and they don’t unzip as if being a turtle was a Halloween disguise to have sex.”
We both cringed.
She warned me about those who wrote fan fiction that dealt with kids (pedophile style).
I was beyond shocked.
I know a family member who’s been on convention panels more than twice
Do your research, make it believable
He shakes his head in frustration at the questions he answers from others intent on getting their way.
Both agree to to keep it real
Even if it’s just fiction.
I’ve read my share, got interested since late last year.
(Strong women are awesome; intelligent, compassionate men are a big plus too.)
Some are believable, some in bits and pieces
Some are just fun or sweet reads
Some are hard for my logical mind since its inconceivable
Creativity is a good aspect
But get the honest facts first.
Partner up this male with that female
Like daytime/prime time soaps with partner shuffling
even though research has shown they don’t get along in that way.
I’m not homophobic when I run across yaoi and yuri pieces
Even if it’s with normally hetero characters.
But a part of me asks where all this point of view comes from.
I have read some fans get rabidly angry and screechy
at fictional people and situations they don’t like
…that’s a psychoanalyst’s light reading.
Or people are ‘braver’ hidden anonymously behind a computer screen.
Luckily there are fans calmer and more rational, wanting to know the why’s etc first.
A good read to me
contains truth and accuracy in its synergy
(Or makes me laugh and giggle at the silliness and blatant parody)
Get to know the characters inside and out and the things they go through
Details, details to be clear up and fact check
That’s all a labor of love in itself
And like the animal birth process, don’t rush it.
I’m not against fans or fiction
Don’t we have enough in this world that’s fought over?
Divide and conquer is too easily done
When some people know how to toy with the others’ triggers.