In Which Woes Are Unnumbered

But when a piece of derivative fiction starts with a premise along the lines of “all the characters on Buffy are human EMTs in New York and vampires don’t exist” — or, less creatively, “in this story Angel dies in Season One and Buffy gets together with Xander because I always liked him better anyway” — it is usually a lousy narrative on its own merits and always awful as fanfic, because it is almost never telling a story which can sustain any kind of relationship, nevermind fruitful tension, with the source narrative. —Naomi Chana is not too impressed by with reports from Troy. —In Which Woes Are Unnumbered  (Baritaria)

I was very surprised to learn that the recent movie Troy edits out all the gods from the plot.