Hi, everyone, long-time lurker, but first time poster. Some recent discussions I saw had me wanting to post here so that I can get some opinions from you guys. This is fantasy author Robin Hobb's [link=http://www.robinhobb.com/rant.html]rant against fanfiction[/link]. And this is [link=http://swiftywriting.blogspot.com/2005/11/in-defense-of-fanfiction-guestblogger.html]someone's rebuttal against her article[/link]. I have been thinking quite a lot about the two articles above. And I was wondering what would have happened if George Lucas actually hates fanfiction like Robin Hobb above. Do you think her points are valid? (the second rebuttal article features both her original rant and the arguments against it, so you can click the second URL instead for an easier read) Will anyone still write SW fanfics if Lucas says that he hates them?