Mar. 20th, 2008

sab: (sga >> hewlett hearts daleks)
I'm doing Sweet Charity this year and am just sort of marveling in the awesomeness of what fans will do for each other, and for charity.

And then I was thinking I wanted to do something like buy a GIFT for someone, as well. Like, I buy a fic writer and give her an awesome request about Rodney and some chickens, and then I *give* the resulting story to Punk, as a present, because I knew it would be a fic she'd like? Doesn't that seem like a thing we could do with our fannish currency?

And then I thought, what if I buy a Sweet Charity ficcer and have her write my [livejournal.com profile] remixredux for me? Like, I give the person I auctioned for a couple of stories my remixee put up for remixing, and let HER remix one for me? I figured I'd give my remixee TWO remixes upon the reveal -- I mean, I'd write my own remix and so would the auctionee, more presents for all!

And then I thought, sometimes I have an icon that someone else wants. Let's say I "bought" it, with the common icon currency of comment/credit, over at [livejournal.com profile] grrliz icon store. Then lets say I thought [livejournal.com profile] furies would love it. So I remove it from my userpics -- or don't -- and gift it to Step.

Or, for real, what if I find an awesome piece of L Word femslash and I print it out and send it to my sister as a present? I mean, the author's information would be on it...couldn't it be like I'd bought her a book?

This strikes me as an interesting question about the creative commons nature of fanfiction, as well as offers a nice, friendly opportunity for people to use fannish infrastructure to share. I'm not sure if it's going to be universally received to look at fannish output as a product, but, as for me, I gladly put my product out there to be shared, gift-wrapped, farmed out, traded, or to serve any fannish purpose they can.

Yes? No? Oh and as for the LJ boycott, I sort of look at it the way I looked at Victoria's Secret when they discontinued my favorite bra. I mean, I was mad, I was sad, I felt a little abandoned by the people who cared for my breasts all those years, but I wasn't ideologically upset with them, and, at the end of the day, they still had several other bras that excited me, and I was still going to shop there as long as they had good soft pants and 5 bikinis for $25. So, you know, I didn't boycott them.

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