One Direction fanfic to be published as novel

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Hopefully, all this fanfiction becoming that successful will lead to a copyright reform so in the future, artists can publish fanfiction without having to disfigure the characters to avoid the IP owner's wrath.
 

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Why. Aren't. They. Publishing. Any. Of. The. Good. Fanfics.

This is filling me with UNCONTROLLABLE RAAAAGE

SO MUCH TALENT is hidden away behind all the shit on FF.net and it's being ignored in favour of the shit!

GAaaaaaahhhh... [http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5775707/1/Mass-Effect-Interregnum]
 

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OhJohnNo said:
Why. Aren't. They. Publishing. Any. Of. The. Good. Fanfics.

This is filling me with UNCONTROLLABLE RAAAAGE

SO MUCH TALENT is hidden away behind all the shit on FF.net and it;s being ignored in favour of the shit!

GAaaaaaahhhh... [http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5775707/1/Mass-Effect-Interregnum]
Because most of the good fanfiction actually uses the strenghts of it's source, as it is written by hardcore fans who care about the intricacies of the setting, while bad fanfic is just some teenage girl's random wish-fulfillment/fetish/"cool" idea, projected onto some random novel/show/etc. that she just found a week before.

So when you need to officially publish it, you can just rename the characters, and it had nothing else to do with the souce material to begin with, so it will be entirely "clean" as far as the copyright industry is concerned.
 

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Elect G-Max said:
STOP LIKING THINGS THAT I DON'T LIKE!!!

Can we move on with our lives now?
Yes please. Ignore and it goes away. The stupidity didn't increase over the past decades, the internet just gave us access to a lot more of it.
 

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NinjaDeathSlap said:
What did books ever do to deserve this?!

If anybody wants me, you'll fin me half-way down a bottle of Gin... crying.
Stop watering down my Gin! Or if you have to, atleast pass me some lemon to counter out the salt!

But yeah, your answer to the OP is pretty much my own reaction to this circus. I can't really remember if YA-novels where ever good though. But still..


(There has to be better fan-fics than "Girl+One Direction! OMG, DRAMA!" that could get published? Right? Granted that most of it would probably be smut, but much of that smut is actually really well written.)


(Edit:
My thought process whilst making this post:
"What the hell is One Direction anyway?"
*post*
*google: One Direction*
"Hu-h.. Never heard of. Cute guys I guess, can see why they're popular."
*youtube search: One Direction*
"Well.. This was bland..."

Why did I expect anything else?)
 

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Magic Muffin Man said:
Sure, it's probably cliche-ridden drivel, but she's also a 16 year old girl who doesn't know any better.
When I was 13, I finished reading David Foster Wallace's Infinite Jest. I'd read most of Chuck Palahniuk's fiction that had been published at the time, as well. I was a fan of Douglas Adams. I understood the importance of originality, and abhorred fanfiction.

Youth is no excuse for literary ignorance, especially if you're getting published.

(Sorry for dropping such a bomb of pretension, by the way)
 

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excalipoor said:
I have no idea what this One Direction is, but it was a thread exactly like this one that made me look up 50 Shades of Gray. You're not getting me this time.
They're a boy-band, which I'm ashamed to say hail from the shores of my homeland.

Basically, take Justin Beiber... then multiply him by five (in case one wasn't enough)

There you are, you have One Direction.
 

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Publishers are some sneaky bastards.
[sup]and are apparently better at economics than most[/sup]

Who reads more books, men or women? Women. Who is utterly enthralled with romance? Teenage girls. Who can't into literature? Answer that yourself.

These publishers have found a wide market that A)Will consume in copious amounts anything including romance, famous people, or attractive boys. And B)Don't care much about how well written/made/etc. the thing they are consuming is (as long as it includes one of the previous things).
 

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Fayathon said:
JaceArveduin said:
Enter thread to see what the fuck One Direction is, and why I have to stock shit from them every
I actually found out about it from some fanfic thread here on the Escapist months ago. I love the bastard to death, but I wished he'd keep to a damn schedule.
 

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KILL IT! KILL IT WITH FIRE!
[sub][sub]and with autoplay you demon![/sub][/sub]

And on another note, this makes me sad but it also doesn't really affect me. There are already 5 billion books I will never want to read in my life. I can add one more to that list.

As for the person whose life's work was passed over for this fanfic, we truly feel for you. This is a terrible sign for the publishing industry. Just plain sad.
 

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JaceArveduin said:
He does, it's one update every two weeks for On the Wings of Dragons. I think we're about due for another chapter in the next few days.
 

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Elect G-Max said:
Please explain what "One Direction" means and how it is relevant to fanfiction.
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You punched your screen in, didn't you?

OT: Meh. I won't read it, simple as that.
 

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Fayathon said:
JaceArveduin said:
He does, it's one update every two weeks for On the Wings of Dragons. I think we're about due for another chapter in the next few days.
It's roughly every two weeks. He started out updating on Tuesdays, but he's gone almost 3 weeks on one of the chapters.
 

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NinjaDeathSlap said:
What did books ever do to deserve this?!
I wouldn't go so far as to ask what books have done to deserve such treatment...

I would, in fact, ask what it is that trees have done to deserve this though.

Just think, somewhere in the world there is an oxygen factory living out its old life being cut down. Then as it turns its tree head and sees its tree friends meeting the same fate, it will wonder why this is happening. Then after some process it will have a fanfic, piggyback book printed on it, while other, more privileged trees are being turned into such things as toilet paper. Then it will wonder just where in life it went wrong.

But I digress. Wait, no I don't, I ramble.

Ramble, ramble, ramble.
 

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I thought One Direction was a book, looked it up, turns out to be a boy band.

Waht.

This makes little sense to me. I'm going to close this tab and go find a Batman thread or something.
 

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I was hoping it would at least be her Mary-sue on the entirety of One Direction so we can at least get some polygamy/harem style stuff going on and get some real controversy. These fanfics are all so boring :(
 

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You know, if it wasn't a self-insert and a romance, I might read it. It could have been a horror story with lots of drama and angst and maybe a budding love story thrown in there....

Excuse me...I think this just inspired me to go re-read Battle Royale.
 

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I'ma go back to the soothing thread where e'eryone be all classy and such...

OT: I guess its okay for fanfiction authors to dream that they will some day be recognized and given validation.
Its a shame that the chosen have been regarding current pop culture. I guess it's what sells, but from a personal perspective, guh...
 

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There is so much and so little to say about this, so I guess I'll just say...

Welp, I'm not reading it. Peace.
 

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PsychicTaco115 said:
Just wondering, how often do you change your picture?

OT:
It looks like reading's now longer for smart people.
At least people are reading, the next step is making the reading more intellegent.