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Very nice well researched essay. I would be very intrested in seeing the longer uncut version. I am also excited to see the female fan deomographics. Transformers fans have never been limited to just guys. There are so many other tangents to explore and points to be made in essays like this and I am glad some professor have an open mind. I took a class once conducted by a fairly well known author who condemned fanfiction entirely. But then that's another essay to tackle.
On that note (having not read the original of course)may I reccomend a book to everyone?
Avatars of the Word, From Papyrus to Cyberspace By james J. O'Donnell
Basically its about where the written word started and many of its points are my beef for why fans of all genres and fanfiction writers should not be limited to what todays copyright laws say we can do!
May I say, DAMN. And I thought I had too much time on my hands. This is an incredible piece of work; I'm amazed you had the patience to find all those references, and it's so coherently put together. Pepper is blown away!
Qaulity! A very solid and well reseached essay. A tad heavy on referencing, but that depends ontwaht teh criteria for the original assignment were. I ssupect that you would have had more rom to give a bit more personal style in your 9000 word 1st draft. Top Marks.