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PostSubject: Fanfiction   Thu Jan 08, 2009 2:03 am

How do you feel about fanfic? Do you read it? Do you write it? Do you believe it takes no skill to write? That it's insulting the author? What are some fanfics on your favorite books that you like?
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PostSubject: Re: Fanfiction   Thu Jan 08, 2009 2:06 am

I never read fanfiction, mostly because it takes forever to find decent ones, and then I have to read it on a bright computer screen. It's just not to my liking.

I think it takes some skill to write; the only problem with it is you aren't thinking up your own characters and etc. Otherwise, it is excellent practice, I'm sure. Definitely not insulting the author, either. If anything, it's a compliment that people love their story so much that they write their own versions of it.
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PostSubject: Re: Fanfiction   Thu Jan 08, 2009 2:10 am

I've never read fanfics. It's painful to the eyes. Most of the fanfics I encounter don't have indention or paragraphs.

I don't think that fanfics take no skill to write. You must have some experience, because if you don't, why bother writing a fanfic? Besides, it's good practice.

I believe that people who write fanfics for books flatters the author. It shows that they love the author's work so much that they'd take time to write one themselves.
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PostSubject: Re: Fanfiction   Thu Jan 08, 2009 3:11 am

I've never read fanfic, never will read fanfic and certainly will never write a fanfic. I do think it is good practise for new writers because they can focus more on the language and less on character development. I don't think it is an insult to the author, if anything it should be a compliment.
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PostSubject: Re: Fanfiction   Fri Jan 09, 2009 9:46 pm

I've read fanfiction, mostly parodies, just to get a good laugh at some of my favorite stuff. I even wrote an explicit parody play on my novel, Witch Tourniquet. I would love for someone to make a parody out of my work! I don't care if the characters are OOC or not. Its FANfiction, for God's sake. I hate it when people whine and rant about characters being OOC in fanfiction.

When I first began writing I inadvertently wrote it without knowing it was fanfiction. My first ever story was a clash between the Magic Treehouse Books and Spyro. It actually became a little novella because I used Jack and Annie as the characters and re-wrote the entire first game of Spyro using those characters. I also did a Staurt Little fanfiction without realizing it. Eventually I began to write my own, original things after that when I got into the third grade. I wrote two short stories--about twenty pages--about a little polar bear named Snowflake. I also tried writing a novella called "From Texas to Tennessee" based off a funny game my friends and I played. Never finished it for some reason. I also tried to write a little novella called "Making Maple Syrup" about a girl living on the prairie--character was based off one of my stuffed dolls. I then went on to this awful Dark Cat series that might as well have been a rip-off of Sailormoon with cat ears. Then, in the fourth grade, I wrote another novella that was my own, original work. In the fifth grade, I wrote my first novel inspired by Harry Potter. Obviously, I never did anything with that.

Fanfiction's a great launching point for young writers. I think writing, no matter what kind, is hard regardless of whether you're using someone else's characters or not. I can't say I really respect fanfiction written from writers who should be writing other things--basically writers who are already writing original things. I also turn a funny eye on people who take their fanfiction too seriously. I don't know...I don't have a problem with people who write for fun, but I do have a problem with people who write for fun and take it too seriously, and yet they don't want to do anything with it; it's a waste to me. I don't understand why someone who writes for fun would post a story for feedback. I mean, if they're just going to write for fun for the rest of their lives, then why do they seek criticism?

I haven't written fanfiction since the second grade, though. I would be flattered, however, if someone wrote fanfiction of my stuff.
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