FIA in an academic paper!! And YOU can participate. :)
So I've talking about something exciting that was going to be announced soon... and HERE IT IS, YAY. We have an amazing opportunity that just came up. Here are the details—I hope you all get as excited about this as I did. ;)
Bhamini, a grad school student majoring in Media and Cultural Studies, has been shipping D/G since she was nine and discovered the Internet. She's a little older and a little wiser now - wise enough to be writing a paper on the D/G fandom and the writers in it. Basically, she wants to hear about you, why you love this ship, and how you write it! If you want to help with academic research into what makes us awesome, write her an email at ginevra.malfoy192 @ gmail.com. She can't wait to hear from you!
(Note from me: you'll have to cut and paste and take out the spaces in that email addy. Making it clickable here is kind of an invitation to spam bait.)
Here are some questions that can be a good starting point. Feel free to add info or thoughts that aren’t here.
What inspired you start shipping D/G, when the canon gave us so little to go on?
At which point did it become a part of your life?
Did canon Ginny ever disappoint you? The fanfic I've enjoyed always has a far more badass Ginny than in the books. Similarly, did canon Draco? How do you think he compares to fanon!Draco?
Did the fact that D/G never played out in cannon ever bother you? Did you ever *really* expect it to happen at all, and if so, in what way?
How do you feel about writing fanfic vs. "original" fiction/nonfiction?
Do you find the distinction between them problematic (especially since some fanfic universes are entirely original?)
How does writing fanfic relate to writing your original work?
When writing sexytimes into the otherwise sterilized HP universe, particularly graphic ones or PWPs, what's your motivation?
If you have a fan following of your own, how that feels?
Do the people around you IRL know you write fanfic? If so, how do they react?
Add any personal details you'd feel comfortable sharing about your age/sex/marital status/etc. This isn’t required.
Hint hint hint from me: we can also discuss these fandom questions and many more right here!! ;)
Posted by Anise
on Sep 07, 2015 02:08 pm (2 Comments