Articles by Amelia Island

About Amelia Island (2 Articles)
Amelia Island writes for the users.

How to Strengthen an Established Character Through Fanfiction

December 2, 2015 // 1 Comment

It’s happened to all of us at some point or another. You stumble upon that perfect new fandom where everything is shiny and chrome except for that one character. Whether he or she is poorly acted, underwritten, or jarringly clichéd, the appearance of this character instantly poisons whatever scene he or she features in—what’s even worse, sometimes he or she is the main character. But maybe you kind of like this character regardless of the fan community railing against them. Maybe //

The Public Domain and the Building of a Mythos

November 8, 2015 // 1 Comment

How many shows on the air right now feature a sleuthing modern day protagonist named Sherlock Holmes? How many times have you seen the story of Peter Pan retold in the last year alone? How many literary classics have been “updated” with passages that include anything from limb-rending zombies to bodice-ripping Byronic heroes? How is this possible? Why for the love of God do you have to put up with it? How can you get in on it? It’s the public domain, baby. It’s where //