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Isabeau's Journal

 November, 12 2005

OK, folks-this is the general forum now for questions that don't seem to fit in any of the other threads. I'm going to sort some of the earlier posts into the appropriate forums, but it might take a while, so bear with me. I'll delete the ones that have already been reposted by their authors.

Dear All,

Comments galore! I know that this may not be the place - but girls (and some guys) we write fanfiction - some of us influenced by the books mostly, but a few inspired by Peter Jacksons opus. We write in canon or an AU. So we know as fans that flexbility to create our own art is something important. Inspired by Tolkien's universe but shaped by our own thoughts and love, to create something new and still rooted in the myth of middle earth.

Now the news has spread. Guillermo del toro is to helm the hobbit film and the sequal (the years in between the hobbit and the start of lord of the rings!) I myself I am soo excited - I loved Pan's labyrinth, one of my favourite films! Whats the fanfiction going to be? Trying to relate this post back to Isabeau's forum, we can ask some questions, what were Hethlin's parents doing during the years between the hobbit and the start of Lord of the Rings - and Imrahil, and my own favourite character Elrohir. Was Elrohir helping Hethlin's father in some way? It's going to be an amazing ride the next few years, and I can't imagine anyone else to do these films - in a weird way I am kinda excited about it not being PJ - like the extended universe of other fanfic authors - its going to be a collarabtion and something beyond! I wonder why I post here, this news, but as part of the fanfic community and an avid reader I just wanted to know the reaction from you all - what are your thoughts? how do you feel? lets go beyond the industry comments about the production, the male fans rabid obsessive detailed approach to the function/effects/action of the movie, but get at to the heart about why I read and love fanfic - how I feel it extends canon. How do we as writers/readers/appreciaters feel about the story, and the story teller of Del toro - his film Pan's labyrinth is something that I love cos it feels feminine, fragile, strong, sad and epic in a small way. Its the story that drives it, the feeling and emotions of the characters. Anyway please ignore my rambling unstructured thoughts, or typos - just wanted to share what I am feeling and see the reaction of a community which I very much value and enjoy watching and being part of.
Just wanted to say Ladies thanks so much for writing great stories.

Best Eressa

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