I have a horrible secret to tell you guys. I was going to write some clever introduction that would possibly lessen your inevitable horror-driven recoil, and possibly even lessen the chance that you’ll hate me forever, but that seems unlikely to work. So I’m just going to divulge it now.
I read fan fiction.
Alright. Secret’s out…. huh. I seem to have the same amount of Facebook friends. Maybe this wasn’t the worst idea ever after all…
Fan fiction gets a pretty bad rap, and honestly, it’s quite deserved. Most fanfic these days is nothing more than the wishful writings of teenage girls who have nothing better to do than “ship” their favorite characters together. Anyone up for 200,000 words on Katara and Zuko’s wedding and subsequent sexual exploits? Shoot me now.
What little fanfic that isn’t unrealistic shipping attempts is either poorly written, poorly edited, or both. It’s all worthless trash, and any time spent reading it is a disservice to real authors who actually take the time to build their own universes.
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