Not recanting, just rephrasing
Thursday, June 12, 2008

Lotsa people are 'purists' when it comes to fan fiction. I get it.

But, to me, the whole point of fan fic is to take those characters and mold and manipulate and nudge and coerce and cajole...I'm digressing, the way the particular fan fic writer wants. You're free to play with the whole universe:

What if:

Mal never joined the Browncoats?

Inara never became a companion, or became a companion of a different sort?

What if Simon was too busy to pay attention to his sister's coded messages, if he read them at all?

What if Zoe died in the war?

What if Jubal Early in 'Objects in Space' actually did rape Kaylee?

What if Badger was actually a good guy?

I'm saying it would make them completely different people, who would behave in a way that may or may not even resemble 'canon'. The way the chracters would relate to each other would be different.

Stories like that, I would find interesting, not 'Mal is a womanizing bastard for no apparent reason'. I like a reason, explained in the story as to why the character is different than the canon portrayal.

I completely respect the opinion of those who want to see canon portrayal of characters, but I request the same respect in return for those who want to see the characters behave in new and different ways, which end up being considered OOC and AU. Fact is, if you don't like it, don't read it.

I haven't mentioned PWP yet, because I'm not entirely sure what to say. I like smut. I like my favorite characters engaged in acts I am not likely see outside of hard core porn.


Distressingly poor sex life? Dreams of star- f**king? The fact that it might be unbearably hot? I'm going with all of the above. But those fics are like a nibble between meals, I still want the whole meal (plot, story, interaction, character development, linear movement).

Another half dollar.



Friday, June 13, 2008 4:54 AM


Interesting,I rekon a fic can go anyway it wants,up to the reader if they like it or not. As for the other thing same thing except young-uns might be about so might be better not too.Still ,interesting point :-)

Thursday, June 12, 2008 4:43 PM


Well, this is definitely a different take than I've heard from anyone. I'll give you it'd be an interesting 'verse with a twist as such. HMMMMM...


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