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Media references to fanfic, the week ending 5/20/17

The Washington Post’s Matt O'Brien observed that Trump doesn't show any […] ability to distinguish fact from fan fiction when it comes to his policies.

In 'Is burlesque sex work?' for Colorado Springs Independent, Alissa Smith wrote that one performer she intereviewed brings up "nerdlesque" a subset of burlesque that is based in pop culture, a kind of "live fanfiction."

In an Orlando Sentinel review, Dewayne Bevil wrote This is not your father, son or holy ghost’s Bible story. In “Biblical Fan Fiction,” a four-member cast puts a spins on the scriptures.

From BuzzFeed contributor Arianna Rebolini: I Found My Voice As A Writer In Justin Timberlake Fan Fiction.

A Straits Times profile of Ning Cai by John Lui mentioned that, a voracious reader as a child, she became a prolific writer of fan fiction as a teenager on Web forums dedicated to the cult fantasy television series, Xena: Warrior Princess (1995-2001).

In '21 Questions We Still Have After Watching Alien: Covenant" for TIME, Eliana Dockterman wrote Did two people on the CGI team make a bet about whether they could make Michael Fassbender kiss himself in the movie? There will presumably be a lot of Michael Fassbender fanfic authors who will be deeply disappointed by the awkwardness of that scene.

From Postmedia Network’s Mark Bonokoski, as published in Toronto Sun: The [Trudeau/Macron] fan fiction has begun in earnest.

In a Rolling Stone profile, Cameron Crowe mentioned the unauthorised fan-fiction series featuring a punky, sexed-up version of “Harry Styles.” A billion readers followed his virtual exploits. (“Didn’t read it,” comments the nonfiction Styles, “but I hope he gets more than me.“)

Everything You Never Asked About Harry Potter Erotica - Maureen O’Connor, New York Magazine.

'Sonic Forces' will bring your fanfiction characters to life - Tom Regan, Engadget.

In the Scotland Sunday Herald, Mark Smith oberserved if Twin Peaks is misogynistic and a show for straight men – and it certainly feels that way sometimes – then that wouldn’t explain the huge and loyal following it had, and has, among young women. The series certainly wouldn’t pass the Bechdel test, which famously asks whether a work of fiction features at least two women talking to each other about anything other than a man, but it does feature just as many female characters as men. And take a look at the massive world of Twin Peaks fan fiction: much of it is written by women.

From Johnny Oleksinski in The New York Post, regarding "A Dolls House, Part 2": Leave it to Ibsen fan-fiction to show us the Nor-way.

The New York Times’s Scott Tobias wrote Over three seasons, “Fargo” has proved itself as a viable and satisfying piece of fan fiction, and Noah Hawley and his team are now spinning yarns (and yarns within yarns) with an unpracticed dexterity.

From The Caledonian Record: Ann McClellan’s [upcoming] presentation explores the origins of the character Sherlock Holmes and his incarnations in literature, film, advertising, and modern media. Why is Sherlock so popular? The past century has seen Sherlockians create societies like the Baker Street Irregulars, write articles on the “sources” of Doyle’s works, and even develop an online world for fan fiction.

In 'Inside the Cult of Carol, the internet’s most unlikely fandom' for Wired, Angela Watercutter wrote “The first few months after the film came out I struggled with this weird sense of shame that I loved it too much,” says Allison Tate, a video producer in Los Angeles. “But then I went online and saw the passion of so many people around the world—the beautiful art, and the blogs, and the fan-fiction that people were writing—and realized, no, this is a beautiful thing.”

From a promotional blurb on Broadway World for Joy Butler’s The Permission Seekers Guide Through the Legal Jungle Second Edition: [The book] is the resource for anyone clearing rights with new and expanded information on fan fiction, protectable art, writers, filmmaker, musicians, website developers, political and cause marketing, and wiretapping.

According to Michael Harthorne on Newser, some folks are composing fan fiction about Moon's bodyguard, describing him as a "square-jawed serious romantic lead," according to the New York Post.

In 'Al Green Becomes First Congressman to Call for Trump's Impeachment,' Houston Press’s Dianna Wray wrote While Green isn't the first Democrat to talk impeachment — it's been a popular bit of Democrat congressional fan fiction ever since Trump won the election — he was the first to actually call for it on the House floor.

Marissa Meyer told Los Angeles Times’s Tracy Brown I was obsessed with [Sailor Moon] as a teenager, especially the romance between Sailor Moon and Tuxedo Mask, for whom I wrote a ton of fan fiction.

In a Guardian review of Andrew Wilson’s A Talent for Murder, Ian Sansom wrote You may perhaps have read those books in which Jane Austen is a detective, or the Brontës come back as ghosts: fan fiction in which a writer’s enthusiasm for their literary hero leads them towards a reimagining of the hero’s life.

Finally, for ThisWeek Community News, Margaret Towery wrote This joyful, engaging kind of reading often leads to greenbelt writing. Informal, ungraded, whimsical entries in a notebook or digital environment are the kinds of scribblings students and adults fill with humor and voice.

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