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NF-Lee's Gildor and Frodo

Gorgoroth Part I ~ EE scenes, plus jan-u-wine's 'There is Light Which Does Not Fail'.

Posted on 2006.08.21 at 13:52


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mechtild at 2006-08-21 22:04 (UTC) (Link)
Well, some folk are very attached to what they see as the book's world view, which, in turn, reflects the author's world view.

When that was the only view from which I could read the book, I could not read slash. Since then, however, I've been able to see the imaginative world of fanfic (tremendously varied as it is) as an alternative take on the canon text. Every story I read tells me more, sometimes about Tolkien's text, sometimes about the author, usually both. I haven't regretted it. But, I do see it as two worlds, however closely related. Perhaps that's what you mean when you say, Perhaps I'm schizophrenic"? :)

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mechtild at 2006-08-21 22:31 (UTC) (Link)
If I felt that way, I'd miss a lot of really good fanfiction.

That is certainly true. When I first found out about fanfiction, I read gap-fillers. Some were gems, some were dull, just like any sub-genre of fanfiction. A good story is a good story, even if it is AU. I was happy to read them. I still am, as long as the story doesn't tread upon sensibilities that can't bear treading upon. Every reader has a "You shall not pass" zone when it comes to the characters and story they love; I do, too.
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