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(Entertainment Weekly)   Sixteen year-old girl who wrote a piece of fan fiction about a teenager caught in a love triangle with two members of One Direction gets a book deal out of her story. So this is the future of literature   (shelf-life.ew.com) divider line 88
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2012-11-17 08:18:20 PM
-1 for calling cheap dimestore romance novels "literature"

There's always been worthless smut that sold well in book form.
 
2012-11-17 08:52:11 PM
Don't kid yourself. This is the past, present and future of publishing.

Which is the word you meant to use. Publishing. Not every book published aspires to stir your heart.
 
2012-11-17 09:07:02 PM
So, same publisher that did 50 Shades of Grey, which if you'll recall was a Twilight fanfic, or a competing one hoping to cash in?
 
2012-11-17 09:51:02 PM
Thanks, JK Rowling.

C*nt.
 
2012-11-17 10:01:49 PM
So It's Twilight 2: Twilightier?

The vampires don't just SPARKLE, they GLITTER!
 
2012-11-17 10:03:02 PM
My girlfriend loves reading and writing fan fic. Doctor Who, Storm Hawks, Harry Potter. It's just dreadful. Now though she's gotten into "RumBelle" fanfic which is Rumpkestiltskin and Belle related stories from Once Upon a Time. And she will go on and on about that. Seriously it's the one thing that really irks me about her. She wants to enjoy it by herself, fine, but don't drag me into it. Especially when I've let her know what I think of fanfic. It's a dark hole of fandom that I wish didn't exist.
 
2012-11-17 10:03:27 PM

BronyMedic: So It's Twilight 2: Twilightier?

The vampires don't just SPARKLE, they GLITTER!


Trampires.
 
2012-11-17 10:03:56 PM
Jebus, if this is the stuff that gets published, I hate to imagine what horrors must lurk in the reject pile.
 
2012-11-17 10:07:41 PM

Old enough to know better: Jebus, if this is the stuff that gets published, I hate to imagine what horrors must lurk in the reject pile.


The sad part is the next Ulysses, Gatsby or Lolita is probably sitting in the reject pile.
 
2012-11-17 10:11:51 PM

Richard_The_Clown: My girlfriend loves reading and writing fan fic. Doctor Who, Storm Hawks, Harry Potter. It's just dreadful. Now though she's gotten into "RumBelle" fanfic which is Rumpkestiltskin and Belle related stories from Once Upon a Time. And she will go on and on about that. Seriously it's the one thing that really irks me about her. She wants to enjoy it by herself, fine, but don't drag me into it. Especially when I've let her know what I think of fanfic. It's a dark hole of fandom that I wish didn't exist.


Not all fanfic are crap. I've read some CSI and Cold Case fanfic that I wouldn't mind getting turned into real episodes. Unfortunately, those are only a few gyms in a mostly shiat pile.
 
2012-11-17 10:16:22 PM
My teenage daughter loves to read and write fanfic, so I'm getting a kick out of these replies.
 
2012-11-17 10:21:34 PM
I have a friend who whose go-to pick-up line is, Yeah, baby, I used to be in Color Me Badd."

Lots of women actually fall for it, because

A) he has that 'aging pretty-boy' look, and
B) who would actually claim to have been a member of Color Me Badd..?
 
2012-11-17 10:22:13 PM

MurphyMurphy: Old enough to know better: Jebus, if this is the stuff that gets published, I hate to imagine what horrors must lurk in the reject pile.

The sad part is the next Ulysses, Gatsby or Lolita is probably sitting in the reject pile.


This is the next Lolita. Well, technically Twilight was. The pedos dream romance story.
 
2012-11-17 10:22:36 PM

Richard_The_Clown: My girlfriend loves reading and writing fan fic. Doctor Who, Storm Hawks, Harry Potter. It's just dreadful. Now though she's gotten into "RumBelle" fanfic which is Rumpkestiltskin and Belle related stories from Once Upon a Time. And she will go on and on about that. Seriously it's the one thing that really irks me about her. She wants to enjoy it by herself, fine, but don't drag me into it. Especially when I've let her know what I think of fanfic. It's a dark hole of fandom that I wish didn't exist.


Really? You're going to judge your girlfriend when your job is to be a clown?
 
2012-11-17 10:23:40 PM
settle down. little tweenies need something to get wet about too. i'm sure Harlequin Romance will keep churning out Fabio cover page turners for the rest of you.
 
2012-11-17 10:23:46 PM
I just saw Twilight 5 so I'm getting a kick out of these replies.
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****Spoiler****
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The fight at the end wasn't real, it was just a vision
 
2012-11-17 10:25:18 PM

GAT_00: So, same publisher that did 50 Shades of Grey, which if you'll recall was a Twilight fanfic, or a competing one hoping to cash in?


This
 
2012-11-17 10:25:32 PM
*scans headline*

*Re-scans headline in disbelief*


25.media.tumblr.com
 
2012-11-17 10:25:43 PM
does it involve a fangirl spitroast?
 
2012-11-17 10:27:05 PM
I thought the headline was going to end "was arrested for literary child porn"
 
2012-11-17 10:35:36 PM
is there fanfic that isn't erotic fanfic? why?
 
2012-11-17 10:40:00 PM

GAT_00: MurphyMurphy: Old enough to know better: Jebus, if this is the stuff that gets published, I hate to imagine what horrors must lurk in the reject pile.

The sad part is the next Ulysses, Gatsby or Lolita is probably sitting in the reject pile.

This is the next Lolita. Well, technically Twilight was. The pedos dream romance story.


I take it you saw Poison Ivy and someone told you it was totally like Lolita. I've got bad news for you regarding your grade when the teacher gets around to your paper.
 
2012-11-17 10:44:15 PM

LowbrowDeluxe: I take it you saw Poison Ivy and someone told you it was totally like Lolita.


wat
 
2012-11-17 10:46:12 PM
In a capitalist economy, the market rewards those who produce that which the market will consume.

Im assuming One Direction is a boy band? If so, he "boy band" genre has been around ever since society deemed that teenage girls didn't deserve death by stoning or burning over their sexual fantasies. That it has spread to "literature" is merely a response to market forces. Were it available, subby's Mom would have been first in line to buy fan-fic about the Beatles.
 
2012-11-17 10:46:44 PM
Appropriately enuff we find this information out from EW.

Cos that was my first reaction.

Ew, just ew.
 
2012-11-17 10:47:41 PM
So if I send out my Sailor Moon fanfic, I can be rich!?
 
2012-11-17 10:48:22 PM

puffy999: Thanks, JK Rowling.

C*nt.


That's not how you spell that c*nt's name. I'll giver you a hint. My baloney has a second name it's M-E-Y...
 
2012-11-17 10:56:01 PM

GAT_00: MurphyMurphy: Old enough to know better: Jebus, if this is the stuff that gets published, I hate to imagine what horrors must lurk in the reject pile.

The sad part is the next Ulysses, Gatsby or Lolita is probably sitting in the reject pile.

This is the next Lolita. Well, technically Twilight was. The pedos dream romance story.


Assuming that wasn't a joke, that's just not an informed analysis.

Lolita is a cross section of behavior and emotion. Drawing borders and parallels between lust and the many layers of love while also exposing the cracks in our perceptions of each. It's actual literature.

The subject matter is taboo but that is a vehicle for the exchange with the reader, not the message itself. Unlike the comparison material.

The comparison is a cheap dime novel indulgence. It's like comparing Danielle Steele paperbacks to titans like Dickens or Hawthorne.
 
2012-11-17 11:01:12 PM
hmm fanfiction involving a fan and a musical group. maybe i should see if I could find my fanfiction i wrote involving me in a love triangle and the Mandrell sisters.
 
2012-11-17 11:07:47 PM

MurphyMurphy: Assuming that wasn't a joke, that's just not an informed analysis.


It was and wasn't. I'm aware that whatever the fark the woman's name is isn't anywhere near Nabokov, but the idea of the forbidden love story is shared between them.
 
2012-11-17 11:11:28 PM
If it's not furry Star Trek slash fiction, it's not literature.
 
2012-11-17 11:15:49 PM

Old enough to know better: Jebus, if this is the stuff that gets published, I hate to imagine what horrors must lurk in the reject pile.


My sister just wrote a book about vampires using it as parable for environmental issues. *Sigh* It's actually good. No cliches, the definite sexual tension is actually adult and it isn't idiotic or trashy. It's probably never going to publish.
 
2012-11-17 11:17:45 PM

karmachameleon: My teenage daughter loves to read and write fanfic, so I'm getting a kick out of these replies.


What's the literary equivalent of a stage Mom/Dad
 
2012-11-17 11:20:22 PM
And yet the author of My Immortal gets nothing. What an injustice.
 
2012-11-17 11:31:50 PM
PanicMan If it's not furry Star Trek slash fiction, it's not literature.

So is Spock/Pinky Pie fic cool with you?
 
2012-11-17 11:48:20 PM
As a writer of smutty Star Wars (specifically kotor) fanfic, I'd like to think that one day this could be me...

/*gigglesnort*
 
2012-11-17 11:58:20 PM

Britney Spear's Speculum: GAT_00: So, same publisher that did 50 Shades of Grey, which if you'll recall was a Twilight fanfic, or a competing one hoping to cash in?

This


Yeah, what scurrilous outfit is dumb enuff to publish this type of trash?

*click*

16-year-old U.K. teen Emily Baker is the envy of not only One Direction fans, but wannabe authors everywhere. She has just inked a deal with Penguin to publish her fanfiction story about a teen who is in an intense romantic love triangle with two of the boys from One Direction.

Penguin?

WTF, Penguin?! You guys used to be cool.

/Haz a sad. 
 
2012-11-18 12:05:10 AM
This is the kind of thing that makes me feel ambivalent about introducing myself as a writer.
 
2012-11-18 12:12:14 AM

quatchi: Britney Spear's Speculum: GAT_00: So, same publisher that did 50 Shades of Grey, which if you'll recall was a Twilight fanfic, or a competing one hoping to cash in?

This

Yeah, what scurrilous outfit is dumb enuff to publish this type of trash?

*click*

16-year-old U.K. teen Emily Baker is the envy of not only One Direction fans, but wannabe authors everywhere. She has just inked a deal with Penguin to publish her fanfiction story about a teen who is in an intense romantic love triangle with two of the boys from One Direction.

Penguin?

WTF, Penguin?! You guys used to be cool.

/Haz a sad.


That is pretty weird...

I've always associated Penguin with Classical Literature ( eg. Ovid, Livy, Suetonius, etc)
 
2012-11-18 12:14:32 AM

trippycrazy12: Unfortunately, those are only a few gyms in a mostly shiat pile.


I really thought gyms were too big to fit in a shiat pile.
 
2012-11-18 12:18:18 AM
Their hair looks painful
 
2012-11-18 12:35:08 AM

Forbidden Doughnut: I've always associated Penguin with Classical Literature ( eg. Ovid, Livy, Suetonius, etc)


Yuppo, me too, Penguin books have been my go-to publisher for the classics since forever.

Apparently, according to TFA this is a division of Penguin called Penguin Children but it's still too depressing for words.

Pop obsessed romantica by teens as a literary trend?

//wrists.
 
2012-11-18 12:37:49 AM
As a complete aside here, I thought the rule of thumb for Boy Bands was that there always had to be a "Bad Boy" type.

Apparently One Direction never got that memo.
 
2012-11-18 12:38:09 AM

Funbags: In a capitalist economy, the market rewards those who produce that which the market will consume.

Im assuming One Direction is a boy band? If so, he "boy band" genre has been around ever since society deemed that teenage girls didn't deserve death by stoning or burning over their sexual fantasies. That it has spread to "literature" is merely a response to market forces. Were it available, subby's Mom would have been first in line to buy fan-fic about the Beatles.


Plus, in this era where anyone with an Internet connection can be a published author, it's inevitable that there will be more crap in literature. It doesn't diminish the good stuff one bit. You can still find good literature, your rights have not infringed because a moron can be published.
 
2012-11-18 12:43:04 AM

jimmyjackfunk: hmm fanfiction involving a fan and a musical group. maybe i should see if I could find my fanfiction i wrote involving me in a love triangle and the Mandrell sisters.


Like, what decade are we talking about here? Now, or the 80's?
 
2012-11-18 12:48:44 AM

bobbette: And yet the author of My Immortal gets nothing. What an injustice.


I would watch that train wreck!
 
2012-11-18 12:52:42 AM

quatchi: As a complete aside here, I thought the rule of thumb for Boy Bands was that one of the boys had to be straight.

Apparently One Direction never got that memo.


fixed
 
2012-11-18 01:51:27 AM
And yet, I still can't get my book, "Princess Di's tips for riding through tunnels" published.

Shame.
 
2012-11-18 02:05:44 AM
In a press release, Penguin said they had been looking to commission a writer to pen a romantic YA novel that "tapped into the current obsession with boy bands.

Is Britain really a decade behind us?
 
2012-11-18 02:26:28 AM

jimmyjackfunk: hmm fanfiction involving a fan and a musical group. maybe i should see if I could find my fanfiction i wrote involving me in a love triangle and the Mandrell sisters.


Wouldn't that be a love rectangle?
 
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