Fan culture is something that I’ve always been aware of but never given much thought. It’s never effected me in anyway for it grab my attention. Though based off this weeks readings, I feel as if fans can recreate their favorite story to fit them better there really. I don’t see much harm in that. A writer should know that once they put their intellectual property out there, people will do as they wish with it. It’s the same as if an artist puts a picture of his painting online and people change it around, make it a meme, or alter it just slightly. The only sticky part to this is when fans publish their version’s of the story. With this I feel that with approval of the author, it should be legal and fine. The owner ship to the edited story should remain with the one who edited it with credit to the author of the original.
I’ve never really had any run-ins with fan culture. Or extreme fan culture anyways. I’ve never felt so passionately about a particular subject. If I have I’ve enjoyed it the way it was without changing it. With all fairness, I was a preteen girl and of course had posters of Zac Efron and Michael Phelps on my walls. And let’s not forget the face-in-hole stage…..