2006
03.31

FanFic

Dictionary.com lists fan fiction as “a fictional account written by a fan of a show, movie, book, or video game to explore themes and ideas that will not or cannot be explored via the originating medium”.

Fan fiction has been around a while (the etymology date is 1944). I haven’t studied extensively on the subject, but I’ve heard that Star Trek had a huge following in the 1960’s, when small groups had access to each other‘s writings. This was before the age of computers. Today, fan fiction is booming on the internet, and it is becoming all too easy to publish these half-borrowed works and make them available to anyone.

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2006
03.12

I recently discovered a great author named Christopher Moore. His style is humorous, which is very different from the books I normally read. I have been in a historical fiction marathon for nearly two years. I’ve read Jean Plaidy, Philippa Gregory, Margaret George, and Robin Maxwell, among others. I’ve learned mostly about British History, but also the biblical era, ancient Egypt and even historical Japan. What tempted me to pick up Christopher Moore’s book is that it has a historical theme.

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2006
02.14

Jenn Jenn,

Are you Esoteric, Rosicrucian or Spiritist? I must inquire because these are the only Christian sects which support a belief in Karma. Being as you use the term so frequently I was just curious if you truly know the history and meaning of Karma or just use it as a type of weapon that one cannot repudiate, so that you come out the better in an insignificant online squabble.

Please advise.

Arleigh