GABBLER RECOMMENDS: Dear Stephenie Meyer

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BookTuber Tuesday – “Series I won’t be finishing” #2

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[“BLA and GB Gabbler” (really just a pen name – singular) are the Editor and Narrator behind THE AUTOMATION, vol. 1 of the Circo del Herrero series. They are on facebook, twitter, tumblr, goodreads, and Vulcan’s shit list.]

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BookTuber Tuesday – Lev Grossman on why Fantasy can answer questions Science Fiction can’t

 

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[“BLA and GB Gabbler” (really just a pen name – singular) are the Editor and Narrator behind THE AUTOMATION, vol. 1 of the Circo del Herrero series. They are on facebook, twitter, tumblr, goodreads, and Vulcan’s shit list.]

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On the state of fan fiction

Of course, Clare was reviled—and adored—in Harry Potter fandom even before the plagiarism charges against her came to light. And fan fiction itself has come a long way, spawning numerous real-world stars, fan writers such as E.L. James who move on to publish best-sellers. Clare was among the very first to do this. But the prospect of going pro and striking it rich seems to many fan-fiction writers like a serpent in the garden, corrupting what once felt like an idyllic, egalitarian gift-economy of like-minded dabblers. Once, fandom was a destination in itself; now it’s just another stepping stone for ambitious writers with their eyes on a richer prize. Like so much of the idealism of the early Internet, this, too, has become an offshoot of the marketplace. “I think what you don’t understand,” one friend told me when I expressed bafflement that Clare’s fellow fan-fiction writers didn’t view the popularity of her books as a feather in their collective cap, “is that a lot of them just feel used.” When I admitted that didn’t make sense to me, she added, “It’s hard to explain, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t real.”

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[“BLA and GB Gabbler” (really just a pen name – singular) are the Editor and Narrator behind THE AUTOMATION, vol. 1 of the Circo del Herrero series. They are on facebook, twitter, tumblr, goodreads, and Vulcan’s shit list.]

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#BLAThoughtOfTheDay: Mr. Darcy is a Dick

While the movie based on the book (which I’ve not read), was overall good fun despite being terrible, I just wanted to point out the questionable morals of the story.

Spoilers.

When Darcy gives brains to the barely-zombies who have been subsisting on brains of other animals (in some weird Twilight-ian way), I found myself upset. Now, I don’t know if it was handled better in the book (because hell, the story barely made sense as it was), but I would almost rather side with the zombies who were trying so hard to be good and not kill anyone. Darcy took away their free will and therefore their right to life. This was one multi-layered moral conundrum for me.

Can someone tell me if the film left out something that the book explained? Everything else about the stupid thing was hilarious. This just disturbs me that it was so glazed over in the film. Is this was pop culture mashups have become? Next time, use more brains.

 

[“BLA and GB Gabbler” (really just a pen name – singular) are the Editor and Narrator behind THE AUTOMATION, vol. 1 of the Circo del Herrero series. They are on facebook, twitter, tumblr, goodreads, and Vulcan’s shit list.]

all yellowB&N | Amazon | Etc.