July 12th, 2004

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Fanfiction as play.

Another thought on the whole fanfic/slash debate. One that hadn't occurred to me explicitly before, but which in retrospect seems obvious.

There seem to me to be strong parallels between what people do with characters in fanfiction and what children do with their toys, particularly when it comes to toys which are part of a TV or book or film tie-in (e.g. He-Man, or Star Wars).
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