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Question I've been mulling all day:

I've been doing this writing exercise: where I write Pale Fire-style footnotes for famous quotes from other books. If I were to put these on AO3, how the hell would I tag them? I think they're inarguably fannish, inarguably transformative, but it's not clear exactly what fandom they're in. Is it the fandom the footnote is about? Is it Pale Fire? Or is this origfic since it doesn't have the characters from Pale Fire and the actual characters it has are my invented OC specialists?

Date: 2011-10-07 02:39 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] elf
I would tag it "multifandom" in the fandom field, mention any characters that showed up by name (even if they're only mentioned in passing), less because people searching for that character will want to see the fic (people searching for Mr Darcy will be muchly confused), but because seeing a list of 8 characters from 5 different fandoms lets readers know "this one is WEIRD, folks; don't expect a run-of-the-mill PWP or five things fic."

Might also tag it with "Pale Fire" in the fandom field. I'm not familiar with that, so I'm not sure if it's reasonable to copy a "pattern" from it--but "If on a winter's night a traveller" has fic that has no direct connection to the original.

Date: 2011-10-07 02:50 pm (UTC)
anatsuno: a women reads, skeptically (drawing by Kate Beaton) (Default)
From: [personal profile] anatsuno
This, pretty much exactly. :) though I would probably put a Pale Fire fandom label on it AND a homebrewed 'pale fire style' or 'pale fire pattern' tag.

Date: 2011-10-08 06:19 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] msilverstar
Literary fiction is full of homages and inspirations, to the point where fannishness may be in the eye of the author and/or the beholder.

Is there a Literature Fandom tag?

Date: 2011-10-08 09:21 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] naraht
Since I see you've asked the question here...

I'm an advocate of thorough (some might say obsessive) tagging. I would tag with both Pale Fire and the fandom the footnote is about. If you think of it as origific, you could always slap that on too. Basically, the more the merrier!

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