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Do You Ever Read or Write Fan Fiction?

I loved following the story last week of the Mad Men Twitter accounts, where people blogging as "Don Draper" and "Peggy Olson" were shut down by AMC (which later relented and allowed the feeds to stand). What I hadn't really thought about — until the New York Times pointed it out — is that the Twitter feeds are a new form of fan fiction.

I'm more familiar with the older idea of fanfic (as the Times put it: "Not satisfied with the number of original “Star Trek” episodes? Why not write a sonnet about Captain Kirk’s feelings toward Tribbles and post it on your blog?"). It's a pretty interesting idea to take characters from your favorite shows, books, or movies and make your own stories with them, and some fan communities (Twilight fans, Buffy fans) are particularly prolific. I've read some fanfic in my day, but I can't say I've ever written any. What about you?


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tlsgirl tlsgirl 8 years
Um, no.
RaCheer RaCheer 8 years
Haha...I used to read and write Hanson fan fiction!
komler komler 8 years
Both read and write. I used to write more, but I've been caught up with RL, and other stuff *cough*teamsugar*cough* online. I started out basically, with the feeling that there was a story that wasn't being told from another perspective, and from there it snowballed. I've been involved in countless of 'fandoms' (Buffy, West Wing, Harry Potter, Stargate, How I met your mother, Gilmore Girls, etc.) and there have been good and bad fic written in all of them. The more popular (yes, looking at you Harry Potter, Twilight, Buffy, etc.) a fandom, the more fic and therefore also more badfic. But also more high quality, once you get past the dregs.
The-City-Girl The-City-Girl 8 years
LOL Kazagirl I was also super into X-Files fanfiction (it was my *very* secret guilty pleasure), and for the first time ever--6 years after its end!--I've actually written some! Hehehe:
Kazagirl Kazagirl 8 years
I am really big on the Bones fan fiction right now. I use to read x-files ones. I never write, just read.
Vespa Vespa 8 years
I can't say never, since I've read two or three, but it's always...bad. Especially erotic fanfiction, just so silly.
PollyPrissyPants PollyPrissyPants 8 years
I've never written any fanfic - but I've read a ton for both Buffy and Veronica Mars (aka shows that I adored that had characters that I wasn't ready to let go of). Now I know there's a ton of mediorce writing out there...but on the flip side, some of the most talented writers I've ever read (of any type of fiction) have been fanfic writers.
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
i've never written any but i may have stumbled across some that i've read
chippyshero2066 chippyshero2066 8 years
I have read the anime/manga fanfiction. Some of it is good, but at most the writers tend to write inane stories like for instance having some fuedal japanese character live the glamorous modern life, when the original storyline time frame was set in the early centuries :P
leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 8 years
No. It never really interested me.
DecemberBaby DecemberBaby 8 years
I have written and read fan fiction. But the fanfiction I wrote was years ago and it wasn't about a book or tv show. It was on a website out this band I used to be oh so in love with. I don't write anymore but I have read some from Twilight recently.
LilGlamDiva LilGlamDiva 8 years
I never quite got it myself...
bookwritinmama bookwritinmama 8 years
Fanfic is everywhere and very prolific. I write Queer as Folk (US) fanfiction on LiveJournal and, honey, I am not in my twenties! You'd be surprised at the number of older women who love fanfiction, especially slash. :)
WhatTheFrockBlog WhatTheFrockBlog 8 years
Nope, but I accidentally came across some really filthy Buffy/Spike fanfic just this morning.
Phasekitty Phasekitty 8 years
I don't write it, but I've read some. There was a really good Harry Potter one about Moony, Wormtail, Padfoot and Prongs. It made me wish that J.K. had written more about their history together.
californiagirlx7 californiagirlx7 8 years
I don't write fan fiction, but I read it once in awhile ;)
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