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Another one. Again, probably not exactly the right example... but this time it is a book, and this time I personally know what utter horror resulted from all this. Plus, it is about a book that many of you know...
Well, now that I think about it, these days most of you just watched the fucking movie... so go and read the fucking book, you ignorant bastards!
Still, for those who know: Tolkien's works about Middle-Earth consist of Hobbit, Lord of the Rings trilogy and Silmarillion. And, while first two he published himself, we can already say that his work continued after his death 'cause Silmarillion was published posthumously by his son. So yeah, the world as we knew it was expanded upon in this prequel of sorts.
However, it didn't end there. We all know that LotR is a fantasy epic that created huge fandoms. And fandoms lead to - and I feel dirty saying the word - fan-fiction. And here we are taking the gloves off, 'cause fan-fiction can be everything from cross-overs to fucking slash fiction. Google that term. Hell, even I did a big LotR fan-fiction project back in the day, which was well-received by Russian LotR fandom.
But what if you want to deliberately rape the world created by Tolkien with your fan-fiction, while catering to the dumbest readers out there AND you want to make money out of it? Because that's exactly what happened.
Popular Russian fantasy-writer Nick Perumov did exactly that. He made himself famous by writing 'Ring of Darkness' trilogy (actually, first there were only two books, then he made third one which was crazier than first two together) in the Middle-Earth setting after Lord of the Rings events. Btw, the fuck denied that that thing is his 'sequel to LotR'. Let me give you a plot of those.
After war described in LotR came new age, age of humans, with evil forces beaten and hiding, elves slowly buggering away to Valinor and Hobbits still being quiet farmers. One Hobbit, however, does not want to life quiet farming life and he spends all his time re-reading old book about events of the war. One day he is visited by a dwarf who searches for the book to help him in uncovering mysteries of Moria. The two start traveling together. Along the way they find out that darkness gatheres again - around a human who is founding old Nazgul rings one by one.
So... not a continuation in any way, yep. And hey, it could be a nice read, but the scale of idiocy is off the charts here. Let me just mention few things here. First of all - hobbit himself. This one end up being proficient in melee and range fighting, including bows, daggers and throwing daggers. He gets mythril armor making him unkillable, he finds ancient artifacts, giving him more combat bonuses and gets a position of centurion in a human army. This is a 80 lvl hobbit. No, really, that the meme that appear after the whole thing. The kind of hobbit that walks up to the dragon, hits him on the head with a stick, puts all the treasures in a single bag and moves on to find something more challenging. Next. Along the way there are new races and tales of new lands - just brought onto the Middle-Earth. Weird legends and sayings. And if that wasn't enough, there are creatures found in the books that are more powerful than even Vala. Those same creatures made his way into other books of the author later and became something like his trademark most people do not like him for. Oh, and to top it all off, you know how the books end? Well, they end with our good heroes attacking Valinor. Seriously. And going right through it and bursting through it into another newly created world. Happy end.
The books are horrible. Well, first two are readable, but the last one is utter shit. And noone would have red them if the whole thing wouldn't be presented and 'actual continuation of LotR'. Well, as you can imagine, a whole lot of Tolkien fans hates Perumov for it still. And rightly so.
So, that's my another example. Making horrible read on a foundation of cult classics and making a name for yourself with it.
@Ecstasy nah... not even one of my three favorites. Blood is fun, but the color of it is a mess - it starts and good solid red, but after a while it's just dirty brown. Meh...
I have three favorite colors, you know. Still, as you might have guessed, the most favorite one for me is black. You can look it up yourself though, I do not believe in any such studies.
Okay, I know an example. You will have to excuse me for it not being a book example though. But still, this fits in a way.
Yep. Asterix comics. Originally the series were written by René Goscinny and illustrated by Albert Uderzo. However, after 24th book, Goscinny dies. Uderzo, however, decided to continue making those, writing stories himself now.
I have to admit - I didn't try reading those books after 24th one. I red that it really shows that the writer changed, it for me - and I do love the setting and characters dearly - it would be hard to see things different. So yeah, I have no first-hand idea if the comics became really worse after that... but I can be sure that they are different now.
Also, now there is 35th book, which was made without any of the original authors at all. It was made by some Jean-Yves Ferri and Didier Conrad. Got no information about it.
There, this is one of my examples. (And I will put here example I talked about on chat later... tomorrow, maybe)
Let's see... I guess, my experience with those books would be unimpressive, cause I usually won't read books like that. Still, when I was a huge Halo fan, I red three Halo books. Those were the prequel to Halo 1, the book that pretty much described the game events and the third one was about things between Halo 1 and Halo 2.
In my opinion... well, the books did serve their purpose. They expanded the Halo world and they were a good enough read for a fan. But that's it. In sci-fi genre there are, naturally, way better books, and if you wanna read about soldiers in fancy armor, you would first turn to Robert A. Heinlein, and not to any game book.
My opinion - those books work best if you are already fan of the games they describe or refer to. Otherwise... might be a pretty big miss, I guess.
I would surely hope to see some more feedback even when jury voting would be over and we would have results. Though, I really would like to see any feedback at all at any time.
You really should learn the difference between fun activities and idiotic necrophilia.
Honestly? I think out of that whole list only 4-5 people are still active.
So, with that in mind...
- Log in to your real account so I would know who we are to blame for this.
- Let me guess, you just returned to the site after long sleep and want to feel good old times. Well, tough luck, we don't work that way.
- Fuck no!
- Even fucking Jyastin is not online any-fucking-more. What are you, a corpse-worshiper?
- Yes, that was WH40K reference.
- You fucker really should have spent more than 2 minutes on site before doing this.
- I will hunt you down and kill you, you know.
- No, I won't, you will die off yourself.
- tl;dr - go fuck yourself for making something so faggoty and dumb!
"Kirn is turned on by insects. The secret's out!"
The horrible thing is that I actually read about perversions like that way back when most of you didn't even know what the fuck is the Internet...
Lol... you know, I heard about some sites being blocked in Russia... but I believe they did that manually and on case-by-case basis. But this... this is a true British efficiency. Neat.
Only one thing left for people to do now.