Possibly, I'm Insane

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wearitcounts:

okay but in Hounds just as they’re leaving for dartmoor john comes out of 221B holding a matching set of luggage for the both of them i just

HAHAHAHA IS THAT TRUE? God, these boys…

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Fanfic on Goodreads?

thursjournal:

earlgreytea68:

So I received a tweet last night from someone that alerted me to the fact that someone has put up some of my fics on Goodreads. I poked around, and others of the bigger fics in the fandom also seem to be up there.

I guess I was caught mainly by surprise. Is this a thing people are doing now?…

I was just thinking the other day that I need a Goodreads equivalent for fic. I don’t think it feels right to put up fic on that site, not because it doesn’t belong there with books but because it has a different culture associated with it. Anyway, I use Kippt (and before that Springpad) to keep a list of things to read and my favorites. I use the AO3 bookmarks and subscriptions but I like something more dynamic so I can collect things as I see fit (“fics to make me cry”, “fluffy happy fics” “WIPS to check on obsessively” “PWP ~horny goat noises”). But I wish there was a more social and broadly used option. Any suggestions??

Thoughts on this, guys? 

traumachu answered your post: Fanfic on Goodreads?

this has happened to me before with one of my older popular fics from HP fandom! I was shocked and kind of at a loss as to what to do…

I think I have reached the conclusion that it’s just like another rec list and I’m okay with it (as I would have never even blinked had it shown up on a rec list). 

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cloudwolfbane replied to your post: Fanfic on Goodreads?

I know Goodreads just takes recs from anyone, but I haven’t the faintest clue how they got ahold of all your author information. That’s so strange. Though I have to admit I am impressed by how all the fanfics have covers. Really nice ones too.

I was impressed by that, too! But also I was wondering where they got those from and how? Just because my fics have multiple fan-created covers, so I wonder how they selected the ones they used? 

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elizabethminkel:

earlgreytea68:

elizabethminkel answered your post: Fanfic on Goodreads?

You CAN fault someone for putting publicly avail. stuff in a different place—you own the story! Without your permission, that’s plagiarism?

It’s really just linking back to where it was originally posted, really, so I guess it’s more like a rec, just on Goodreads? I don’t really have an issue with the *fic* being listed as a book entry on Goodreads, I think (although I legitimately had no idea people were using Goodreads that way, so I’m still absorbing that, too!) but I *was* thrown by having the profile up on there. 

Ohhhhh! Sorry, I totally misunderstood—I thought they had republished your fic! (And that you were cool with that!) Then yeah, it’s fair game, right? And also, like you were just saying to another commenter, kind of awesome that fanfic and original fic recs can sit side by side! 

(I find it slightly infuriating, as a journalist, when I see random sites “republishing” peoples’ articles, clearly without permission. Less illegal but just as morally dubious is when they rewrite the story and cite the original very briefly in the beginning. I just saw this happen to two different colleagues within the past few weeks. So I get all indignant when I see people reposting anything without giving full credit to the author/artist!) 

I completely agree, that would be a different situation, and I think I explained poorly in the beginning. I was in the process of working my own head through it, so I think I was not as articulate as I could have been. (Now you know what my first drafts look like!)

Incidentally, I am working on an article dealing with Internet community standards for stuff like what you mention!

heymanticore replied to your post: Fanfic on Goodreads?

Also since the tone is a bit different than reviews to the actual author I found they added an extra layer to everything… In a good way, so far. I can see why it might be weird though!

The funny thing is that at first I was like, “But do we really need Goodreads for fanfic reviews when we have so many other places to talk about fanfic,” but I’ve been poking and I think I am understanding how people are using it differently. And it really *does* make me happy that it’s blurring the “fanfic” and “fiction” line, because I’m all about that. I really feel like if it hadn’t had my photo, I wouldn’t have had the weird reaction to it that I had. But I’m working on the photo thing. It was just unexpected, I’m not used to seeing my photo with my fic, I’d gotten used to the yellow teacup thing!

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elizabethminkel answered your post: Fanfic on Goodreads?

You CAN fault someone for putting publicly avail. stuff in a different place—you own the story! Without your permission, that’s plagiarism?

It’s really just linking back to where it was originally posted, really, so I guess it’s more like a rec, just on Goodreads? I don’t really have an issue with the *fic* being listed as a book entry on Goodreads, I think (although I legitimately had no idea people were using Goodreads that way, so I’m still absorbing that, too!) but I *was* thrown by having the profile up on there. 

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musabenedetta replied to your post: Fanfic on Goodreads?

I would be very uncomfortable if that happened to me. Like you, I like to know where my fic is being shared.

I’m glad I’m not alone. I’m trying not to be unreasonable and old-ish about the whole thing, but it’s just this weird feeling to find YOU somewhere you didn’t know you were, you know? Like, an out-of-body experience!

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