Saturday, May 29, 2010

Adaptation or Fanfic? You Decide!

The article linked below references musicals, that's why.

Fascinating post from Cory Doctorow at Boing Boing on another post at LiveJournal about Pulitzer Prize-winning fanfic, or what the rest of the world calls "adaptations." I know Doctorow wants all creative work to be open for use by anyone; but seriously, Cory, if someone makes a movie out of your terrific novel Little Brother, wouldn't you want some kind of payment for it? Still, I've never thought of Sunday in the Park with George in quite this way before, and it's kinda cool:

* Stephen Sondheim's Sunday In the Park with George, which is half-original fic, half-RPF (real person fiction) based on the artist Georges Seurat, and winner of the 1984 Pulitzer Prize for Drama

Of course, as far as what we all agree is fanfic, I'd love it if someone took a whack at fanfic based on one of my stories.


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