There is a fiction writer who has been posting her fics to Archive of Our Own.
Just the other day, I came across this fanfiction 'All Over Again (http://archiveofourown.org/works/7986751/chapters/18275635
) ' written by tricksterity.
I read the first chapter and found it very interesting and promising even.
But then I noticed that it has stopped at Chapter 8 with the caption there that says 'TEMPORARILY DISCONTINUED' written in bold.
I noticed that out of lots of positive responses, there were some comments from the reviewers and the author who were all confused, worried, and concerned.
It seems there was some other fanfiction writer who claims that the author of 'All Over Again' has copied her work and therefor this is 'plagiarism'.
I am NOT here to accuse this other fanfiction writer or anyone else for that matter.
( The author even says this fanfiction writer is very talented and has written wonderful stories featuring Obi-Wan/Qui-Gon Jin. :) )
But the truth is...this fanfiction writer had given the author a permission and the go-ahead when the author asked her if she could borrow some idea from her work.
If any artworks, songs, and books cannot be 'even slightly' similar to each other, our future creators would be too frightened to work on their creations...wondering when / if they are going to be accused of copying while what they did was not actually copying - word for word.
'Imitation is the highest form of flattery' is often heard and even George Lucas did borrow some idea from the Japanese movie 'Seven Samurai' directed by Akira Kurosawa.
Some say Star Wars is the exact copy of Seven Samurai. Well, did Mr Kurosawa accuse Mr Lucas of copying his work, then ?
NO. HE DID NOT DO SUCH A THING.
Mr Kurosawa even said he was honoured to be considered 'influential'.
So, here I am, honestly hoping this fanfiction writer or even Archive of Our Own would go easy on this and let it just go, without being so petty over this.
PS. I happened to have come across the name of the fanfiction writer in question. My goodness ! :) I did have heard the name before.
I mean...I could have read her or his stories and must have loved them even ! :)
This fanfiction writer writes stories which mostly centre around Obi-Wan/Qui-Gon Jin.
Basically, I am an Anakin/Obi-Wan shipper.
But in the stories ( official or not ) set before and during Episode 1, Obi-Wan/Qui-Gon would always be an official pairing to me.
So, I bet I must have read the fics while I was into Episode 1, then. :)
Aww, by the way, I have some Star Wars doujinshi comics ( One O/Q-based, the other A/O-based ) which I don't read anymore, and IF this writer is into Obi-Wan/Qui-Gon that much, she could have it, you know... *ponders*
ANYWAYS. There are four manga artworks of our Star Wars characters to share:
- Anakin/Obi-Wan pics for the author of 'All Over Again'.
- Obi-Wan/Qui-Gon pics for the fanfiction writer whom I hope will make peace with the author.
DISCLAIMERS: A/O Pics ( F. Lee ), O/Q Pics ( F. Gangsta )