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Posted on 12/31/2011 11:58:59 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVetEdited on 12/31/2011 12:02:53 PM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]
She isn’t running, but if she were, what would Sarah Palin be talking about on the trail?
Given the concerns I have for some of the Republican field’s focus thus far, I must implore the candidates to do something that sounds self-promoting, but whatever. Candidates, please turn to Chapter Three of “Going Rogue” and read what it takes for our country to step toward energy independence. Note the lesson I share in the same chapter about taking on the “elite,” the crony capitalists and the permanent political establishment to get a job done.
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...
Poster with brains like a box of rocks to begin snarking in 3....2.....1.....
Since when does fan fiction qualify as news? LOL
A Happy New Year back to you and yours.
Since it's hard to find "articles" about the subject anymore.
You might want to do a Google, Bing or Yahoo search of the word “Palin” to disabuse you of your fallacious notion.
Do you even know what FAN FICTION is?
Understanding the context of my post is difficult for you.
Here’s a definition that should help.
Fanfiction is a work of fiction written by fans for other fans, taking a source text or a famous person as a point of departure. It is most commonly produced within the context of a fannish community and can be shared online such as in archives or in print such as in zines. Writing fanfiction is an extremely widespread activity in media fandom; millions of stories have been written, and thousands more are written daily.
From prehistory, stories were built on other stories, extending, extending, and sometimes subverting them. For example, Virgil’s Aeneid is explicitly a follow-on to the Iliad, linking the Roman origin myth to Greek heroes. Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales is partly a reworking of other stories, including some from Boccaccio’s Decameron. Shakespeare’s history plays are like Real People Fiction, while many of his comedies and tragedies are based on Italian, classical, and other existing stories.
In 2004, the Writers University compiled a timeline of the history of fan fiction, starting (somewhat tongue in cheek) with the invention of paper and ending with the fanfiction.net archive. By 2008, a poll on EW’s PopWatch Fan fiction: do you write it? poll was answered by 35% as ‘yes’, and 37% as ‘I read it’.
Fanfiction takes a lot of forms and does a lot of different things. Some fanfiction seeks to close loopholes in a source text (see fix-its) or to explore character motivations; some fanfiction is designed to co-exist with canon (see Case Stories and Episode Tags), and some is designed to branch off from canon (AUs); some fanfiction turns minor characters into protagonists of their own stories, or uses minor characters’ eyes to see a different perspective on the major characters; some fanfiction translates a given story into a new genre (e.g. from television series into noir detective film, or epic poem into screenplay form.) Fanfiction can create backstory, or age up characters and leap into futurefic. It can show the depth of two partners’ knowledge of each other (see Broccoli Test). It can transform mundane shows into fantasy or sf, with attributes like Elves, Bodyswaps, Mpreg and Wingfic. Fanfiction can contrast and compare different shows by crossing them over or fusing them together.
I'll leave that to you, since it seems to be a fetish thing of yours.
Why take on a task that someone already does for you?
Again I ask you: Do you believe that the WaPo is a hive of Palin fans? How can a non-fan write fan fiction?
The article you posted is by very definition a piece of fanfiction.
That’s why I want to know why it is considered news.
The Washington Post did its job. It got you to read this piece of drivel, post it, and link it back to its website.
Woulda, coulda, shoulda sweetheart.
The Washington Post did its job.
As is often the case with the media..........
Generating hits for the Washington Post while bitching about its content is ironic.
Leave Coach Mora out of this thread.
consider the source!
It is therapeutic, in an ironic way, to read the 150+ comments to the WP 'article' with more coming in every minute. It reminds us of the seething hatred for the truth out there. If I were Gov. Palin, it just might make me angry enough to reconsider.
BTW, the WP doesn't need hits.
But then, I like to watch a pot of seething libs, well, seethe.