#1 Posted by XImpossibruX (5030 posts) - - Show Bio

Sometimes, when i'm reading a fan-work, or watching something fan-made in a series, I start to realize that this is better then the original.

Like I would read the canon graphic novel, then I would read a fan-work based on it, which in turn i find better, more entertaining then the actual canon.

Is it wrong to feel that way?

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#3 Posted by KingOfAsh (3265 posts) - - Show Bio

Sometimes it is

#4 Edited by _The_Ant_ (460 posts) - - Show Bio

Not at all.

Professional shouldn't have positive or negative connotations, as it simply means someone who's paid for their work.

#5 Edited by wildvine (7149 posts) - - Show Bio

Not at all.

Professional shouldn't have positive or negative connotations, as it simply means someone who's paid for their work.

*follows you*

#6 Edited by mrdecepticonleader (16886 posts) - - Show Bio

Absolutely not. In alot of instances it does have more to do with what sells the best as opposed to the actual quality in regards to official works.

#7 Posted by danhimself (21904 posts) - - Show Bio

who cares...if you like something then don't be ashamed or feel that it's wrong

#8 Posted by PowerOfTheNight (14 posts) - - Show Bio

Yes. People need to be creative instead of copycats. Nothing beats the Original.

#9 Posted by Durakken (1593 posts) - - Show Bio

Why does it matter? Everyone that creates is a fan of something that inspires them to create so hypothetically everything is a fan work to some extent.

#10 Posted by XImpossibruX (5030 posts) - - Show Bio

who cares...if you like something then don't be ashamed or feel that it's wrong

I know, but it feels wrong to think some guy/girl with no professionalism can interest me more then the person who created the series and the characters and what not...

#11 Edited by Rabbitearsblog (5690 posts) - - Show Bio

Nope, because some of the fan work I've read were more entertaining than the original work. I've actually written tons of fan fiction for this site.

#12 Edited by Hazlenaut (1960 posts) - - Show Bio

It is OK to feel something is mess up after seeing that amateurs can do better job then paid professionals, especially when the original feels like shadow for their former greatness and it seems like no one cared about what their doing.

If the original is good and fan made better then it shows the original is inspiring. That is what people want a show that can move people forward. That kind of compassion is great. The series will live on with stuff like that

#13 Posted by Durakken (1593 posts) - - Show Bio

@ximpossibrux said:

@danhimself said:

who cares...if you like something then don't be ashamed or feel that it's wrong

I know, but it feels wrong to think some guy/girl with no professionalism can interest me more then the person who created the series and the characters and what not...

What are you talking about?

Creating a fan work does not indicate a level of professionalism or lack there of. It just indicates that they are a fan of a given thing.

There are professional fan works, which is essentially what Star Wars: Clone Wars is.

And that you "ARE" a professional, doesn't mean you "ACT" like a professional which is what professionalism is, acting professional. For all you know the original creator is the most unprofessional creator ever, which a lot of them are, while the fan-work creator is the most professional.

Whether the creator is paid or not should have no baring on whether you or anyone thinks it is good.

#14 Posted by TheTrueBarryAllen (2741 posts) - - Show Bio

Not at all, it's perfectly fine.

There are some amazing writers out there, and some great fans, though sometimes a fan may not be getting paid for their work they are still really passionate about the subject and wish to write about it. Enjoying their contributions isn't a bad thing at all.

#15 Posted by XImpossibruX (5030 posts) - - Show Bio

@durakken: Let me rephrase what i'm saying.

What I'm saying is, a fan creates a completely fanmade story, which has no impact on the canon universe. Yet the way they write is more interesting then the actual creators work, to the point where i'm more looking forward to the fanmade, then the original.

The reason why I feel this is wrong is because you like the completely irrelevant story better then the original. But even though you like it, it has no impact on the actual characters, and instead of becoming engrossed in the actual characters you become engrossed in some fanwork.

It feel like it's wrong to prefer the fanmade characters, because they are essentially irrelevant. You're not liking the actual characters, just someones interpretation.

Also I kinda feel like it's a betrayal to the canon universe and the original author.


Does that even make sense? I don't know.

#16 Posted by BumpyBoo (7215 posts) - - Show Bio

who cares...if you like something then don't be ashamed or feel that it's wrong

#17 Posted by Durakken (1593 posts) - - Show Bio

@ximpossibrux: That's nonsensical... It's all made up in the first place.

#18 Posted by lykopis (10756 posts) - - Show Bio

@ximpossibrux:

To be fair, a character and the universe they are in does belong to the author and/or publishing house and in saying that, many authors (like Anne Rice) go after fan-fic writers and then you have the Neil Gaiman's who just love it -

So, don't feel bad about it - if there is an author out there who introduced a character with the intention of making money by grabbing your imagination, then that same imagination can go think up whatever it wants and if you come across a fan's imagination in written form you enjoy more than the original work then you are pretty lucky. More entertainment for you to enjoy.

My two pence. :)

#19 Posted by TifaLockhart (13841 posts) - - Show Bio

Enjoy what you enjoy is what I say.

#20 Posted by nickzambuto (11471 posts) - - Show Bio

@durakken:

Let me rephrase what i'm saying.

What I'm saying is, a fan creates a completely fanmade story, which has no impact on the canon universe. Yet the way they write is more interesting then the actual creators work, to the point where i'm more looking forward to the fanmade, then the original.

The reason why I feel this is wrong is because you like the completely irrelevant story better then the original. But even though you like it, it has no impact on the actual characters, and instead of becoming engrossed in the actual characters you become engrossed in some fanwork.

It feel like it's wrong to prefer the fanmade characters, because they are essentially irrelevant. You're not liking the actual characters, just someones interpretation.

Also I kinda feel like it's a betrayal to the canon universe and the original author.

Does that even make sense? I don't know.

You say it's irrelevant what happens to the fan made characters, but is it any more relevant what happens to the still-fictional canon characters? I know we all like to imagine our favorite stories take place in a real universe, so it seems like what happens to them matters, but really it is no more important then what happens in the fan fiction, since everything is still in your head either way.

Out of curiosity, what fan work in particular do you feel this way about? I've read a couple Batman fics that have engrossed me more than any real comic.

#21 Posted by Mercy_ (92085 posts) - - Show Bio

No. Fan fiction is the universe's way of dealing with the atrocity that is happening so often in current media.

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#22 Posted by InnerVenom123 (29331 posts) - - Show Bio

Obviously not. What a silly question.

#23 Posted by Dragonborn_CT (17014 posts) - - Show Bio

If were to me the Starks would have been in the Iron Throne >_>

#24 Edited by PrinceAragorn1 (14212 posts) - - Show Bio
#25 Edited by PrinceAragorn1 (14212 posts) - - Show Bio

@dragonborn_ct said:

If were to me the Starks would have been in the Iron Throne >_>

#26 Edited by PowerHerc (78172 posts) - - Show Bio

Not if it's better.

#27 Posted by Durakken (1593 posts) - - Show Bio

it should be pointed out... Stargate SG-1, One of the most popular Sci-fi series, is essentially fan-fic of the Stargate movie that doesn't take the movie as 100% canon.

#28 Posted by mrdecepticonleader (16886 posts) - - Show Bio

This thread reminds me that I need to write more fan fiction too. Ha ha.

#29 Posted by The_Legendary_SuperSaiyan_Hulk (8209 posts) - - Show Bio

All hail the Dragonball Multiverse Fan-made Manga~!

#30 Edited by FadeToBlackBolt (23334 posts) - - Show Bio

Aw, you must have read some of my fanfics, ey?

Yes, I am just that good. No, it's not wrong to adore my work.

#31 Posted by TDK_1997 (13731 posts) - - Show Bio

Of course.

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#32 Posted by starrk_coyote (609 posts) - - Show Bio

not really! fans know what fans want! so to some degree,you could say that fans are better story tellers then holleweed,or comic publishers :)

#33 Edited by Web_Flotsam (940 posts) - - Show Bio

@powerofthenight said:

Yes. People need to be creative instead of copycats. Nothing beats the Original.

By that logic, a sequel can never be better than the original. Also, creating a story that takes place with established characters in an established universe isn't being a copycat. It's what's done every time the original creator continues the story too.

#34 Posted by Blood_Red_Rage (508 posts) - - Show Bio

Some fan work can be better than the stale original work.

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#36 Edited by DeathpooltheT1000 (9503 posts) - - Show Bio

@dragonborn_ct said:

If were to me the Starks would have been in the Iron Throne >_>

B1@tch please.

After a time even Batman find boring he always wins!!

#37 Posted by Kal'smahboi (3318 posts) - - Show Bio

@_the_ant_ said:

Not at all.

Professional shouldn't have positive or negative connotations, as it simply means someone who's paid for their work.

Professional SHOULD have a positive connotation. It just often doesn't.

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#38 Posted by Dragonborn_CT (17014 posts) - - Show Bio

@princearagorn1 said:

@dragonborn_ct said:

If were to me the Starks would have been in the Iron Throne >_>

B1@tch please.

After a time even Batman find boring he always wins!!

Can Batman wrestle Joffrey the Monstrous from the Iron Throne? Can Batman tear down the Red Keep, destroy the armies of the mighty Lord Tywin Lannister? In any case I am counting on Tony to avenge his murdered kinsmen.

*throws a rose at Robb's and Catelyn's graves*

#39 Posted by DeathpooltheT1000 (9503 posts) - - Show Bio

@dragonborn_ct: Batman saved Joffrey from Ras and his men.

Bruce, Dick, Jason, Tim and the others that arenstill alive in the new 52, can win this game without a problem.
He punched Godzilla in the face
Then after he lost his gigantic form, he used his gadgets to stop Godzilla
Also, he faced Vegeta once, i mean Superman has power to face the whole DBZ casting, but Batman didnt, he beat Vegeta, Kakarott and Trunks.

#40 Edited by Dragonborn_CT (17014 posts) - - Show Bio

@deathpoolthet1000: He saved Joffrey's life... Why would I even want to him on the Iron Throne -_______-

#41 Posted by DeathpooltheT1000 (9503 posts) - - Show Bio

@deathpoolthet1000: He saved Joffrey's life... Why would I even want to him on the Iron Throne -_______-

Becuase he was part of his plan to win!!!

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