Dude, when did this happen, and why didn’t anyone tell me about it?
It looks great!!
From a cute article Alex sent me, titled “Your Friends Are Not Watching the Same Show You Are”:
To summarize the potato salad theory, fanfiction works for readers because the readers are already coming to the story with enough history and background to enjoy the story without piles of world-building and setup, much like stories that feature historical or mythological characters. We are bringing our own utensils and plates to the picnic, not expecting restaurant service. That’s fanfic. When it comes to our source material, we’re all bringing very different things to the table, and that’s going to affect what we consume.
As it happens, these preferences not only inform what we choose to watch in the first place, but also what we see when we get there. As when we sit in English class and interpret poetry, we each have our own particular take on the canon that’s unique to our backgrounds and histories.
And that’s okay.
Angie goes home tomorrow. :(
But we had fun while she was here!