The bottom line is: just because you like something, DOES NOT MEAN THAT YOU OWN IT. The characters belong to Rowling, not you...NOT ENTITLED TO STEAL OTHER PEOPLE'S ART AND TWIST IT.
Do I earn money with fanfiction or these pics?? No. Nor do I say that the characters are mine. Do I tell people that they shouldn't buy her books? No. No if somebody asks me who is my fav author I'll tell Rowling and tell them to buy her book.How would you feel if you wrote a book...
How would I feel? If the story is fantastic I'd be pleased that my work has inspired it, if terrible I'd be grossed out, but I wouldn't do anything, because you know what? Lets look at it from the view of money: Ok my book is best seller, but if it isn't a part of a series like HP, said book will be very soon forgotten. But say there is person A that has written a fanfic of said book and person B who has read it and loved it and maybe, there is this big maybe that person B will go buy said book.
Yes there would be like maybe 80% terrible ff's and there would be things that would squick me, but as I said I wouldn't do anything. If somebody tried to sell a fanfic biased on said book that would be something different, but I cannot tell people to stop writing just because I think their view is wrong and I've never intended it like that.
I read originals, I love them, when they are well written, and the same goes for ff. Plus I enjoy fanfiction because it lets me see a beloved world from other site. I don't read story because it's slash, het or gen, I read it when it's well written so I can enjoy it.
Plus I'll give you this to think: http://poliphilo.livejournal.com/423223.html?thread=5157175#t5157175
You are entitled to your view as I'm to mine and you may think you're right, but then again there are literally hundreds of people thinking the same ~ that they are right. It doesn't matter to me, right, wrong if it doesn't hurt people, if it doesn't kill, rape or abuse them then it doesn't really matter. At least to me. And the thing is that the truth is really, really subjective>>> now the truth is this, yesterday was it this and tomorrow it could be something completely different.