John "The Gneech" Robey (the_gneech) wrote,
John "The Gneech" Robey
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Pastiche Panic

Suppose a would-be writer particularly likes a series or the work of a particular author, such as Tolkien. Which is better, and why?

A) Write a fanfic set in Middle Earth

B) Write an "original" fic set in a homebrew which borrows lots of elements of Middle Earth, but with the serial numbers filed off (e.g., "Darkmen" who are black-robed, horse-riding psuedoghosts in the thrall of the evil baddie)

-The Gneech, curious dude
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