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by valderman
Sun Mar 06, 2011 2:04 pm
Forum: Blog posts
Topic: Your Children Are Not Yours
Replies: 68
Views: 20486

Re: Your Children Are Not Yours

"Fan fiction doesn’t attempt to make money off the stories, so it doesn’t really violate anyone’s copyright." I beg your pardon? Where did you get the idea that copyright is all about money? Copyright is about the right of the author to control his own creation... What a load. Copyright was invente...
by valderman
Wed Mar 02, 2011 10:23 am
Forum: Blog posts
Topic: Your Children Are Not Yours
Replies: 68
Views: 20486

Re: Your Children Are Not Yours

Well you are both lucky ... I hope you keep it that way. Yeah, just like about 99.9% of the rest of all Internet users. 90% of fan made material are nothing more than garbage and filt, stinking garbage and filt. Absolutely, just like 90% of anything that is created. But hey who care is you fault yo...
by valderman
Wed Mar 02, 2011 8:49 am
Forum: Blog posts
Topic: Your Children Are Not Yours
Replies: 68
Views: 20486

Re: Your Children Are Not Yours

The creation or existence of the spoof didn't affect me, my decision to listen to it did. Without going into phylosophical stuff about Free Will are you aware that nowaday thing like meme and quotes exist? So basically, if you get goatse'd, the fault lies with the goatse dude rather than whoever tr...
by valderman
Wed Mar 02, 2011 5:32 am
Forum: Blog posts
Topic: Your Children Are Not Yours
Replies: 68
Views: 20486

Re: Your Children Are Not Yours

Nothing exists in a vacuum. Even if the original work is not physically changed (and in the valve example it in fact is), if people experience it differently as a result of fan works, they have been affected. As previously stated, everything affects someone's experience of a given work, including t...
by valderman
Tue Mar 01, 2011 12:04 pm
Forum: Blog posts
Topic: Your Children Are Not Yours
Replies: 68
Views: 20486

Re: Your Children Are Not Yours

How does fan fiction work in any way affect the original?. You will be surprised ... but they do. There seems to have been a misunderstanding; I'm referring to fan fiction published on the Internet or elsewhere, not scrawled all over a library's copy of the original work. That's destruction of prop...
by valderman
Tue Mar 01, 2011 9:01 am
Forum: Blog posts
Topic: Your Children Are Not Yours
Replies: 68
Views: 20486

Re: Your Children Are Not Yours

Any work is built upon the works of countless others, both explicitly as with direct inspiration from other works, and implicitly as with all the experiences that made the author who she is. Why should authors be allowed to use all of these previous "works" to create theirs while at the same time de...
by valderman
Tue Aug 10, 2010 5:44 pm
Forum: Blog posts
Topic: What exactly are we making here?
Replies: 72
Views: 36516

Re: What exactly are we making here?

Okay, now we're talking! You've got a good definition here, apart from the non-trivial user interaction part. In fact, if we go all the way back to my own definition, you've pretty much said exactly what I did--'A standalone form of electronic literature (that is, not requiring the internet), chara...
by valderman
Tue Aug 10, 2010 4:53 am
Forum: Blog posts
Topic: What exactly are we making here?
Replies: 72
Views: 36516

Re: What exactly are we making here?

I'm not sure how familiar you are with the recent developments and trends in the OELVN scene that basically ignited this whole thing, but the discussion can also be reversed to ask the question: if you bolt additional crap onto a VN, at what point does it stop being a VN? (from this it's perhaps ea...
by valderman
Mon Aug 09, 2010 5:18 pm
Forum: Blog posts
Topic: What exactly are we making here?
Replies: 72
Views: 36516

Re: What exactly are we making here?

I'm just saying that defining a VN in a static, unchanging way that doesn't recognize that all things are in constant flux (which IMO is just what you're doing when stating that "a VN isn't a game, period") isn't doing the format any favors. Perhaps you should've actually paid attention to what I'm...
by valderman
Mon Aug 09, 2010 5:04 pm
Forum: Blog posts
Topic: What exactly are we making here?
Replies: 72
Views: 36516

Re: What exactly are we making here?

Why can't we just call it something between novels and games and move on? Because it's an interesting discussion. "Porn with plot" is not a format at all. It decribes the content of the game/VN/book/movie/etc. and thus is the genre. Fair enough, let's reword it: if someone were to define a VN as "a...
by valderman
Mon Aug 09, 2010 4:13 pm
Forum: Blog posts
Topic: What exactly are we making here?
Replies: 72
Views: 36516

Re: What exactly are we making here?

No, the blog post says nothing about treating VNs as games being responsible for their lack of popularity. VNs are not popular because they are little more than moe and porn, and adding some more gamelike elements isn't going to fix it either. Working within the format to create something interesti...
by valderman
Mon Aug 09, 2010 11:28 am
Forum: Blog posts
Topic: What exactly are we making here?
Replies: 72
Views: 36516

Re: What exactly are we making here?

The point of categorization of a medium is not for the knowledgeable to assert their superiority over other people (of course it can be used for that as well!), but to chart the genealogy and history of the field, to find connections and relations, to understand what things are made of. Agreed; I m...
by valderman
Mon Aug 09, 2010 4:29 am
Forum: Blog posts
Topic: What exactly are we making here?
Replies: 72
Views: 36516

Re: What exactly are we making here?

Wow, that's bloody pretentious. In my mind, a VN can be a game. Does it have a goal, any goal? Does user input affect the outcome and the road to get there? Well then, there's a game for you. If not, well, that's not much of a game. Arguing that VN:s don't have skill-based challenges is stupid; read...
by valderman
Sun May 10, 2009 5:10 pm
Forum: Act 1 Preview
Topic: Mislabeled saves (also, issues tracker)
Replies: 3
Views: 898

Re: Mislabeled saves (also, issues tracker)

Silentcook wrote:Please report bugs in our feedback thread in "Public discussion", after checking it first to avoid too much duplication.

And like Envy said, this isn't really one.
I see. I guess I was thrown off by the incongruence between the scene of the name and the setting, sorry about that.
by valderman
Sun May 10, 2009 4:06 pm
Forum: Act 1 Preview
Topic: Mislabeled saves (also, issues tracker)
Replies: 3
Views: 898

Mislabeled saves (also, issues tracker)

Just started playing Act 1 (pretty impressed so far,) got to the point where I'm in the cafeteria with Misha and Shizune and saved just before choosing whether to ask about the library, Shizune's deafness, or nothing. Checking out the loading screen to make sure the game actually got saved (yeah, th...