August 31st, 2010

swordfish

I have committed fan fiction.

So I'm going to post it here.

DIS? CLAIMER:

I did not create all of the characters which I'm using here, although, of course, I created my take on them. Most of the time, when people write fan fiction, they include here a note as to whose characters they actually are, and note that they are being used without permission, and without an intention to make a claim to said characters. However, while I can tell you that Fran Striker was instrumental in creating the core characters, it was done as a work-for-hire. I can further say that, after much bouncing around, the legal rights to the intellectual property currently might sit with a company called Classic Media, or they might not, because various pieces of it have been sold to various companies.

But the MORAL rights of the characters? That's another question entirely. Perhaps the actors who played the characters have rights to them, especially since they continued to appear as those characters, and were beloved as them.

In the end, I claim only the same right to these characters as any child playing in his or her yard with sticks as six-guns has. My toys here are words, and typing, but I am nonetheless playing the same games of make-believe as a child playing with action figures in her room, or running around outside yelling, "Bang! You're dead!" "No, I'm not! You missed!"

I claim no greater right to these characters than that, but no lesser, either.
swordfish

My fan fiction, posted as one chunk, rather than as five separate chapters.

I have committed fan fiction. So I'm going to post it here.

This is my all-in-one version, because it was suggested that it'll be easier for people to just read it as one post, rather than as five separate ones, one for each chapter. I hadn't thought about that -- I'd honestly not gotten as far as the idea of "people reading this". I'd only gotten to the "writing it" part.

So, here it is again, in what might be a more convenient form for people.
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1: A telegram brings bad news. A trip from college in Boston, back home to Texas.

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2. What caused the situation

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3. How the situation came to pass

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4. The situation now. The arrival of the other Rangers. What transpired then.

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5. In the wilderness

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