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So, I was doing some reading on the debate between Cessastionists and Continuationists regarding modern charismatic prophecy and what level of authority it can hold to church dogma. I was having some trouble understanding why the Cessastionists were so opposed to new prophets (aside from policital reasons, which make perfect sense) and then I saw a chapter heading and it all became clear--it was called The Closing of Canon. Suddenly, I understood. It was like after book 7 came out and all the fanfic writers could write without fear of being Jossed, and then JK Rowling starting doing interviews with more information about the backstories and futures of her characters. There was great debate in fandom--was the Canon closed with the last book, or are her interviews also canon?

Anyway, it made me laugh. It also made me think of the Bible as source text that could be used in a fandom, and that made me think of Bible fic, and that made me think of Bible slash, and oh my god, I did not need to think of that. I am just laughing at myself over here.

Date: 2012-01-03 06:21 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pica-scribit.livejournal.com
I know exactly what you mean! Sometimes associated with the literary concept of "death of the author". I myself tend to pick and choose which of JKR's post-DH "apocryphal" revelations I accept into my own head-canon. I suppose we could start talking about fandom in terms of sects and denominations, if we're feeling geeky enough.

As for Bible!slash, I recommend a bit of David/Jonathan, because, well, it's practically canon anyway.

ETA: http://www.fanfiction.net/book/Bible/
Edited Date: 2012-01-03 06:23 am (UTC)

Date: 2012-01-03 06:52 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hippydippymama.livejournal.com
Oh, dude, I knew it existed, but I did NOT need to know there was a LINK. THANKS. =P

Date: 2012-01-03 06:58 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pica-scribit.livejournal.com
Too late! Now it's in your brain! (Just for you, FF.net also has a listing for the Book of Mormon, but there are only two fics in it.)

Date: 2012-01-03 07:42 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hippydippymama.livejournal.com
Oh, my brain just went to a really scary visual place.... *shudders*

Date: 2012-01-03 06:52 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hippydippymama.livejournal.com
That's okay. When I went through the temple for the first time, there was this one part that made me go, "Oh, like Time Lords! I get it!"

Date: 2012-01-03 12:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] onecrazymother.livejournal.com
Hah. Thank you. I needed a little irreverence today, to balance all the serious stuff.

Date: 2012-01-03 12:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] onecrazymother.livejournal.com
PS. I have books I need to get to you.

Date: 2012-01-03 01:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] owlsarentaholes.livejournal.com
You're too damn funny.

Date: 2012-01-03 01:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] patchfire.livejournal.com
Commenting solely to use this icon..

Date: 2012-01-03 05:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cinema-babe.livejournal.com
LOL!

There is fodder for so much fanfic and slash in the Bible it's not funny.

Rape! Incest! Questionably Close Relationships! Grisly Murders. Heck, it can be a ell of a scary read for little kids (um, not that I've even read this to children on a camping trip....)
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