Jul. 4th, 2017

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Google News changes have limited the number of stories I can figure out how to access; so, this is less exhaustive than usual. Also, this summer is a beast, so I’ll be doing updates when I can, but probably not weekly (though I’ll try to still cover as much as I can see).

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Harry Potter’s legacy will continue in the fan fiction culture it inspired - Julia Alexander, Polygon. From Mashable: These 6 Harry Potter fan fiction trends always make us LOL. In New Statesman, Stephen Bush shared some Potter fic he wrote in the early 00’s. And, from Eleanor Margolis in New Statesman: At the age of 13, I’d never read any erotica – until I discovered Hermione/Ginny fan fiction.

For the Edmonton Examiner, Doug Johnson described local author Tim Bowling’s The Heavy Bear as [a] work of creative non-fiction [which] takes the character through a car chase and the theft of a monkey, a kind of self fan-fiction using fantastic elements to explore Bowling, the writer’s, areas of research.

GQ’s Alex Siquig opined that Most ancient Greeks didn’t have the spare time to LARP their fan-fic fantasies, but [Steve] Bannon certainly is picking up their slack.

Pokemon, Nashville, Supernatural )

Finally, according to Heather Weaver for Vanity Fair, Leighton Meester and Adam Brody Do Not Have Time for Your Crossover Fan Fiction. Fair enough, as I really don’t have time for them, whoever they are.

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