Bemused Girl (minervasolo) wrote in metaquotes,
Bemused Girl

A fandom_wank comments metaquote. JournalFen's allowed here, right?

Context (you don't really need it, since the comments begin with the quote that sparked it off)

Bunny -

"If people like Lee and Claire and myself are wrong - then why is there not ONE full-time writer who also engages in fanfic?" - Paul Guyot.

Hm, let me introduce:

W. Shakespeare. - Never thought up an original story on his own and his OCs were limited to supporting players. Also very prolific RPFer.

J. Milton - The original Bible ficcer.

Dante A. - RPFer who went to Hell and back for his art.

G.B. Shaw - Greek myths ficcer. His work has been labelled AU.

C.S. Lewis - decided to tell Apuleius' Cupid and Psyche from the point of view of the evil sister.

C. Marlowe and J.W. Goethe - competing writers in the Doctor Faustus fandom. Marlowe's version is a bit lame, but Goethe's sequel totally sucked.

Brothers Grimm - worse plagiarisers than Cassie Claire. But even more famous than her.

iczer6 -

Mercedes Lackey - The Black Swan. A retelling of Swan Lake from the POV of Odile, Rothbart's daughter.

Tom Stoppard - Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead. Hamlet fanfic.

Robin McKinley - Beauty : A Retelling of the Story of Beauty and the Beast

Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith - The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs A retelling of 'The Three Little Pigs' from the Wolf's POV.

Ruaki -

Plato: His Dialogues were so RPF.

John Gardner: Wrote the first part of Beowulf from Grendel's point of view. (Totally kickass existentialist novel, by the way.)

Ray Bradbury: Also wrote RPFs involving a great number of dead authors.

August Derleth: Lovecraft's own fanboy that kept the mythos going after Lovecraft's death. He also fanfic'd a Sherlock Holmes novel.

Stephen King: Speaking of a guy who penned a Sherlock Holmes fic--he wrote one from Watson's POV. And also dabbled in Lovecraftian mythos.

But those latter three probably don't count since they're GASP, not working in 'real' writing genres.

pepperlandgirl4 -

Oh man, we'd be here for hours if we talked about all the Lovecraft fanfic writers.

Neil Gaiman, Robert E. Howard, a bunch of others too numerous to mention.

Speaking of Stephen King and RPF, he wrote a short story about a bunch of dead rockers.

big_bad_wolf -

Angela Carter
- whole book full of Brothers Grimm fanfic. Fanfic of fanfic! OMG!!

Welcome to the great literary tradition!

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