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21 July 2008 @ 01:39 pm
There seems to be some stirring of ant's nests around the issue of OTW (Organisation for Transformative Works) new TOS and other things. It's funny, various bods on my flist have been linking to the meta (thank you for that) and I find it so odd that people are having a hard time dealing with a bunch of fans who are trying to organise in the face of corporate awfulness, and offering the potential to provide a legal defence. I don't understand the idea that they are suddenly outing us to mainstream audiences - umm. Weren't we outed long ago? I've read loads of articles in national papers about cons and fanfiction and fandom generally, over the last couple of years.

Anyway, I'm very happy that my flist is a place of sanity - I only know about these things because of the links, not because anybody here apparently agrees. Thank god.

OTW's Archive TOS (first draft): here and here.
Meta from cofax7 here, and elynross here.

Links courtesy of princessofg and mirabile_dictu over at Insanejournal.
prochytesprochytes on July 23rd, 2008 08:18 am (UTC)
Yes, we were definitely outed long ago. The Sunday Times did a big article on fan-fiction in its Culture section four or more years back. Slash has even turned up in the glossary of a book on classics (Gideon Nisbet - "Ancient Greece in Film and Popular Culture" (Exeter: Bristol Phoenix Press, 2006)). You can be pretty sure that your veil of obscurity has been blown if classicists know that you exist.
Valderys: OTW early adoptervalderys on July 25th, 2008 07:13 pm (UTC)
Actually, given all the cousin related shenanigans in the classics (Achilles and Patrocholus etc.) I'm suprised classicists weren't the first slashers! (Not counting Mary Renault et al. because, well. That's too easy :)
prochytesprochytes on July 29th, 2008 07:18 pm (UTC)
There was one playwright who, ahem, "revealed" that the real reason Heracles did all those Labours was because he was in love with King Eurystheus, who set them. Slashy nemeses go further back than a lot of people think.