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PBS Delves Into Fanfiction [VIDEO]

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Well this is very interesting. PBS’ Off Book series recently touched upon the wonder that is fan art and fan fiction. It’s a really respectful look at the trend while speaking to Brad O’Farrell (Keyboard Cat), Adam Juresko (No Supervision), Jonah Block (Biotwist), Sam Spratt (Gawker), and Fred Seibert (Adventure Time). There’s just one thing we find lacking here and as you can probably guess from that list, it’s women. Don’t get us wrong, it’s a great video, but considering how many women are hugely into fan art and fanfic, it seems a glaring omission (in the Sherlock section alone). They even mention Adventure Time’s character designer Natasha Allegri’s fan art illustrations of the gender-swapped cast that eventually got its own episode…but didn’t choose to speak with her. Like we said, really interesting video, just lacking a certain obvious voice.

(via Laughing Squid)

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