this is a spoiler!!!
One way you can feel about this is how we closed out one of our recent episodes, talking about wanting decentralization in fandom. At the time we were talking about this, does fandom have to be in one place, but one thing you could think about is a distributed platform—and obviously that has not worked out super well with, you know, some Twitter clones that I can think of, but on the other hand, just because it hasn’t worked out to this point doesn't mean that it’s necessarily a bad idea. You know?
Fanfiction, as much as people love mocking it, I think, is more respected when you have Fifty Shades of Grey or something happen. Because then people who don’t have any investment in art, or don’t have any positive or negative feelings about fanfiction as far as aesthetics go, can just be like, “Oh, but you can make money off of that. That’s how we assign value to things.” And that’s sad and weird but it's true.