@Noaquiyeum: How? Can you please explain what the differences are between that and this
? One of those books mentions Peter Pan. Does that make it fanfic of Peter Pan? I really want to know, seriously, because my original aim with this was to do the same thing with high fantasy that Jackie French did with children's stories about fairies.
"You mean Tinkerbelle," I said.
"No, Pinkerbelle," insisted Phredde, flapping her wings like a berserk bee. She always does that when she's upset. "Tinkerbelle's my second cousin on Dad's side of the family. She's a real pain.'' She's got a crush on this really dumb boy...
" Not Peter Pan?
" I interrupted.
"Yeah. How did you know?"
demanded Phredde, surprised
That's from ''Phredde And A Frog Named Bruce," one of the books mentioned above. How does making a reference to Tinker Bell being a character's cousin (and having a crush on Peter Pan) any different to having a reference to Bilbo Baggins inside a comic novel, or saying "Oakenshield, like in The Hobbit
"? How does it make it fanfiction? If what I'm doing is fanfic, does that make the quoted extract fanfic too, since it references Peter Pan
? Is it because Peter Pan
is older than The Hobbit
? Or is it because I have characters named Thorin+name which could be translated as "With-An-Oak-Shield" (even though the name is lampshaded) and Frodo? I'm confused.
edited 24th Jan '13 4:08:34 PM by MorwenEdhelwen
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