Screeeeeeeeech! I had to put an APB out on the release date of this interview when Victoria Cartagena, Detective Renee Montoya on FOX's super hit series Gotham, told me some out of this world news that left me no choice but to add more to this article.
A beautiful girl is mysteriously murdered amid the winding canals of Venice. A handsome, arrogant anti-hero with unique powers of deduction is hired by a billionaire to investigate. No, it's not an upcoming book or movie -- it's the premise of "Moebius."
So these two writers walk into a bar, right? And neither of them is a horse or anything but both of them are complaining about fan-fiction, where "fans" write "fiction" based on another writer's works, then typically post them online for people to read for free.
Sex in fan fiction matters because it's a glaring representation of everything that's missing from mainstream porn, and because it stands as evidence of the wealth of female desire that's barely being acknowledged elsewhere, let alone catered to.
A native Angeleno, I've loved the Beach Boys from a young age, spurred on by a penchant for the band's creative front-runner Brian Wilson. Hometown heroes in both form and function, the band's music is their own personal fan fiction to California.
While we've come to expect wizard and vampire characters to lead immortal lives -- through official sequels, reboots, and fan-created sex romps -- what about a subtle romcom loved by Generation X and starring a young John Cusack?
Imaginary worlds, on the other hand, offer the comforting illusion of control: Middle-earth and the London of Sherlock Holmes are stable territories of the imagination, welcome refuges from the uncertainties of modern life.