First Discussion - The Fandom Psychiatrist
|Date:||September 28th, 2006 11:49 pm (UTC)|| |
I can see that, but while that particular outlook of naivete seems--at least to me--to be endemic to the younger portions of the fandom, that group primarily goes for the approach of #2, wholesale cut-and-paste of another fic
Yes, I do have the feeling that some younger fans go for #2. It is the easiest way.
However, I have seen #1 in French (my native language). I think that these two types of cheating do not hold the same significance.
#1 is somehow considered as an inspired "homage", while #2 is a way of being accepted in a group, and the fic becomes a tool to get to bond with others. Cheater #2 does not care for the fic.
I've seen #1 as well, but they weren't homages; the one in particular that I'm thinking of was nothing more than a blatent rip-off and rewrite of someone else's fic; he used his own words, true enough, but you could see that he used the other fic as a direct outline.