Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Evil Discovery: Fan Fiction

"Hi, my name is Michele, and  I am addicted to multiple television shows." I admit it. I never really read series either until the last few years, and I get too attached. I don't want to read the last book, because that is saying goodbye to the characters or world in which they live. I won't even start on saying goodbye to characters who I have created.

Is Fan Fiction my solution? I am addicted. I have heard of fan ficton and just did not delve deeper on the subject. I stumbled upon in a few months ago while looking up old episodes of a Showtime series on my computer.

Wikipedia defines fan fiction as below:
Fan fiction is a broadly-defined fan labor term for stories about characters or settings written by fans of the original work, rather than by the original creator.
There are people out there who enjoy and connect with the characters on the same level that I do. How cool is that? Why is it an Evil Discovery then? Because it keeps me from my work. I want to create long stories, read ever story that has to do with my books or television shows, and don't even get me started on the crossovers!
Crossovers are when characters from different books, television shows, or movies meet. This brings me back from my childhood. I used to wonder what would happen if characters from my favorite television show or cartoon would meet. I loved the Hanna-Barbara Olympics. Genius!
What are your thoughts on fan fiction? Do you have any favorite sites? Do you write fan fiction?


  1. I was just thinking about this yesterday. I'm a Jane Austen Fan Fiction nut! I have waaaay too many books based on P & P ha ha. Thanks for making me feel normal.