November 14, 2016 at 2:59 am #78340
Third Challenge: “Regarding Fanfiction”
Your next challenge is to review the following fanfiction piece entitled “A Particle, a Wave” by Archive of Our Own user kvikindi. It was published on 08-18-2014, and is based upon Captain America, set in Marvel’s Cinematic Universe. We want to hear all of your in-depth thoughts on it, up to and including commentary on fanfiction itself.
We are such fans. Did you know? We are fans of all art, sport, and entertainment. From here on out, you may refer to our collective as The WYRM Fanatics. And you know what? Some of us read, and have written, fanfiction.
We are not ashamed. We stand our ground on this. There’s nothing wrong with it. Get off your high horse. Get off. Maybe you’re just not cultured.
Well, for this challenge, we’re going to refine you. You won’t have to be familiar with all forms of art, sport, and entertainment. You will only have to delve into the realm of fanfiction. Some basic knowledge of the modern Captain America movies may help you, though this is not required.
If you’re already a fan, keep in mind that this challenge is asking for a review of the piece linked above, and not a critique of the Captain America films, or any original comic book storylines. (Yes, even that one.) Basically, review it as you would any piece of fiction. The characters may not be kvikindi’s creations, but are they acting believably? The universe this story takes place in may not belong to the author, but is it represented well? Fanfiction demands some different considerations, but it is still fiction, and fiction is meant to be enjoyed and pondered, and therefore deserves a critical eye.
We’d like to ask you one more thing. Some fanfiction writers (the most famous example being E.L. James) have gone on to wild success, if not critical acclaim. Is this all a guilty pleasure with questionable literary value? Is it a worthwhile exercise? However you feel, we want to know why.
This is a one-week challenge. We wish you all the best.
Deadline: Sunday, Nov. 20 @10PM ESTNovember 14, 2016 at 3:37 am #78344November 14, 2016 at 5:14 am #78345
I very much enjoy the combination of user icon and image here, Shawn.November 14, 2016 at 1:52 pm #78346
Perfect, Shawn, just perfect. LOLNovember 16, 2016 at 11:20 pm #78360
I’d just like to give a shout out to all the Wyrm Keymasters. I’m *really* enjoying this challenge. I think it was a good choice for what to critique and to top it all off I’m learning a lot about fanfiction. Good stuff! Thanks again for this challenge, all of them really, and for running the whole shebang.
Thanks!!!November 18, 2016 at 7:53 pm #78363November 20, 2016 at 2:54 am #78367
We’re happy that this challenge has been well received! And there is only 1 day left. Let’s see those entries.November 20, 2016 at 3:31 pm #78368
So, what you’re saying is …
November 20, 2016 at 9:24 pm #78369
I am writing! I am! Like a boss:
And editing editing editing as fast as I can!!!
Errrrmmmmm. Will definitely be uploading soon! One last round of editing!November 21, 2016 at 1:04 am #78371
2 hours to go now. Still waiting on one!November 21, 2016 at 2:26 am #78372
Come on, Gauntleteer! Don’t leave them hanging!
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