Jonah wrote:Agree with Kmkmiller. I'm against fan edits on principle too. Also against fan fiction.Now, I understand writing fan fiction, or participating in fan-edits on a private basis, for experience, but releasing it out there into the world is sort of tacky in my opinion. I think there's something obnoxious about it, like you're trying to "improve" on something the original creator did or can't come up with your own ideas or trying to set the record straight. I think the original creator and creation should be honoured, not meddled with. I get the homage thing, I just feel it's a bit off if I'm honest, and as a writer, I find it offensive. If I was a filmmaker, I think I would too. I think people should make their own kind of music too, not mimic others. Just my take on it. My own personal view. I don't campaign against fan fiction or fan edits, but I don't endorse them either.
I'm also not a fan of fan fiction, I too find them tacky, but I don't think anyone is trying to improve things with fanfiction. The reason why someone writes a fan fiction is almost always out of deep love for the source material and just wanting to experience more of it. The reason fan fiction doesn't interest me is because it's nearly always done for nothing but self indulgence. Which isn't really a bad thing! Why not indulge yourself if you have some free time? Just not something I give any artistic merit. But fan fic has been around since Don Quixote and always will be as long as people have fiction they love. It has no serious goals so don't take it too seriously.
I think fan edits can be the same thing, although those Star Wars prequel edits sound kind of great. I think of them mostly more as a tribute than a genuine attempt to improve things, especially with something as revered as Twin Peaks. I think all that stuff, fan art, fan fics, fan edits, cosplay and what not, they're just tributes. People make them out of love. So I can't see any problem with those things.
That being said if they did cut down season 2 I would be so upset. I hate retconning stuff. Even if that stuff was dumb or boring. I wouldn't be able to stand that. I'm sure that wont happen, but I would hate that even if it was all done by Lynch (though that's the only way I would be able to tolerate it at all). Fan edits are fine when they're all in good fun, but seriously trying to change the established canon is where I draw the line.