6432Movie-verse versus Bookverse (Re: Question concerning Dwim's list)
- Dec 3, 2005Re: LJ version
Oh good. I still want to put the form up in the files. It'll make it
easier to find whenever revisions are made. And even if (by a
miracle) this were the final controversy over how the form was set
up, it'd probably still be a good idea to ahve a copy of it isolated
from the flow of messages.
> You mentioned "the aim of the story" and that's precisely why Iwant to give
> authors the option to call something a blend. It's intention thatmatters
> here as much as any definition. There's probably a better wordthan blend
> -- a chimera, perhaps? Defined as a story which intentionallydraws strong
> elements from two or more disparate sources and attempts toreconcile them?
>But that question I would see as dependent upon determining *which*
was being reconciled to which? It makes a difference if the aim is
to reconcile the movies to the books, but it's a different thing to
make the books reconciled to the movies. There's an implicit
assumption, I think, about the priority of one source with respect
to another that as I see as both resulting in the same thing: they
both are more concerned with doing something with the movies than
they are with the books.
> As far as readers finding things, hmmm. perhaps we could includethe
> answers the authors gave us in the story information page.So the suggestion is to move the source material question, in
suitably modified form, to the "subcategories" portion of the form
and then to see whether sufficiently many movieverse fics are
available to form a main category?
>Eventually! I feel as if we're still sort of swimming about at the
> Yeah, it'll probably take a poll...
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