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May 12th, 2010

Writer's Block: Sheldon and Penny 4ever! @ 11:18 pm


Fanfiction: Do you love it or hate it, or are you totally indifferent? Why?

Oh wow. I can't remember what i did with my time before fanfiction. I even remember the first fic I ever read. And it was a total surprise, I wasn't even aware I was reading fanfiction. I thought it was a really detailed show recap. *facepalm* Until i got to a scene that was totally and utterly implausible. So i checked it out and realised omg people actually write stories about characters in tv shows/movies/books. It was a dream come true.

I love fanfiction. Correction, I love good fanfiction. I'm sorry, but just because it's not 100% original content, doens't mean it can't be good content. I'm picky; I like things in character and not completely AU. As in, no supernatural shiz going on unless it's a supernatural show.  

I love fanfiction because it gets you to think outside the box, or at least, it can. The actual show (or whatever) gives you a certain amount to work with, and what you write is up to you. Some of my favorite fics are very very in-depth, yet completely in-character stories. They take a character and completely flip my opinion about someone. They can introduce me to a ship I haven't even conisdered, or a side to someone or something I hadn't seen.

It's also quite good practice for otiginal wirting, if you want to go that way.

The only thing probably i don't like about fanfiction, is that out side of the fanfic community (writers and readers), it's kind of... well weird. I remember the first time I mentioned fanfiction to my (non-writing) friends and they looked at me so blankly, I never mentioned it again. I guess I'm different in that none of them are really into any sort of fandom as much as I am. But that's another answer for another question :)
 
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From:hellodanika
Date:May 12th, 2010 03:45 pm (UTC)
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oh my god. i agree with everything. haha. if i were to mention fan fics to my... uh... normal? (XD) friends, they would proably look at me oddly. hahaha. and i'm totally with you on the fics you read. they need to be in-character (about 95% at least lol) and nothing too AU.
gahh. i love how i met you in the glee comm ♥

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