Dec. 10th, 2015

amielleon: The three heroes of Tellius. (Default)
I'm nursing a headache from work and I'm not in the mood to confront the particular person who brought this idea up this time, which might be as well, because it's not really about one person. I've heard of it popping up all across fandom and I suppose this just happens to be the first time I got to see it myself.

And that idea is this: "I worked very hard on producing these translations and poured my heart and soul into it, so don't you dare use them to make an argument I disapprove of. It's disrespectful, fuck off."

I don't think this is a stance that fandom can ever afford to take. I mean, I'm not going to say that any single person ought not to feel pissed off. You're allowed to feel pissed off about anything at all. But we cannot, as a culture, sanctify translations of official sources and prohibit their reuse.

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ETA: I was informed by a mutual fandom acquaintance of more context about the original post in question and I feel reluctant to make a Big Deal out of it now, so I took down the link on tumblr to this post. But I'm keeping this here in case anyone wants it.

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