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[personal profile] watersword: in which I am a Plucky Girl Detective
[personal profile] unjapanologist: [rant] Taking a short break from laughing at Fanfic.me

TL;DR version of above articles - the owner of fanfic.me (which is fanlib:redux--read: commercially owned, for-profit) happens to own a lot of lesbian fanfic type domains, including l-word.com. fanfic.me will also be featured in New York Web 2.0 Expo‘s Startup Showcase on October 12, 2011 (not quite sure what that implies but perhaps it's seeking venture capital). One of the big differences so far between fanlib and fanfic.me is probably how the owner is actually not as "outsider" as one might assume; she might be linked to the old kim/kerry ER fandom (according to [livejournal.com profile] frogspace's sleuthing).

Comments: I actually have no further comments to add on fanfic as a commodity; most of the arguments have been rehashed on the two posts above. I'm not sure who actively used l-word.com (probably a lot of lesbian users where this was their gateway fandom) but I only really used it for reading a couple of author's interviews and less than 10 fanfics. [livejournal.com profile] frogspace makes a good point about differentiating femslash from lesbian canon, since the fan-circles in Xena, ER, and Bad Girls never called it femslash, per se. *thinks* Hmm...this may mean I have to either (on pinboard):
1. change all of my "(femslash)" tags for "genre:original" to "(lesbian)", or;
2. add "genre:lesbian" to all bookmarks with "genre:original".

*thinks*

This was so much easier when we thought of it as alt fiction during Pink Rabbit's heyday. lol

Edit: This post was apparently mentioned in [personal profile] elf's fanfic.me linkspam and the discussion seems to have migrated to the Fanlore entry.

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