On Friday we talked about fan-fiction and whether or not it was a form of flattery or a form of infringement. If you haven’t seen that post yet, please go check it out and add your voice to the comments. I’d love to hear what you have to say.
Today, I just wanted to share a couple of videos with you. This is fan-fiction on a whole new level – it has gone from the written word to the spoken word. Below you’ll find two videos, both of which are based off of The Hunger Games. The first is about Annie and Finnick, while the second details what happened during the second Quarter Quell (the one that Haymitch was a part of). (WARNING: The second one is a little graphic in spots. Nothing horrible, just a good dose of fake blood, but I thought I’d warn you anyway!)
I have a few questions. First, would this be considered fan-fiction? We know that these things happened, though the specific actions and dialogue were obviously made to fit Collins’ vision, even if they weren’t written specifically by her.
Secondly, do we enter a new territory here? Is this a similar form of infringement (if you consider fan-fiction to be that, of course), or do you think it’s somehow worse? (I have no basis for that argument, I just want your opinion!)
Lastly…what did you think!? I really like these videos and I think they did a fantastic job. The Quarter Quell one is beautifully done. It’s really neat seeing something like this come alive for a fan. You know that this happened, but you don’t get all the details from the original source(s). This way, we can read about and/or visualize what actually went down, step-by-step. It’s just one more way to continue to live in a world that enjoy reading about so much.
Do you have any fan-made videos that you enjoy watching?