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Thursday, February 16, 2012

Booking Through Thursday: Week 4


Booking Through Thursday is a weekly blogging meme, that asks a question a week, mostly related to books an/or reading.  This weeks question is:

'Have you ever written fan-fiction?  If yes, why, and for which book(s)?  If no, would you like to and for which book(s)?  For that matter, do you ever READ fan-fiction?'

Back in the day (and when I mean "back in the day", I actually mean back in 7th grade which was 10 years ago), I used to write TONS of fan-fiction, but not for books.  I'm a huge TV nerd, so that majority of my fan-fiction was written about 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer', and 'The X-Files'.  I went to a technology based middle school, where our desks had apple computers on them, so whenever we had free time, we were allowed to browse the internet, do anything we wanted (obviously porn was out of the question), so I would either read my book, create graphics and put together my 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' fan site, and or read/write fan-fiction.  

Was I good at it?  Hell no, and over the years I've read those stories, and literally judge myself for it's badness. Though I still think that one of the stories, that I never finished was pretty amazing, and if I still had the time and effort today, I could rewrite it and make turn it into a novella based off the characters of Buffy, but alas, I'm lazy and it still sits in a folder on my desktop waiting to be open.

10 years ago, fan-fiction wasn't as, I guess, mainstream, as it is today.  I'm not trying to be all elitist and say that I was one of the first people who did fan-fiction, because I'm not, but back in 2002, fan-fiction was one of those things that if you talked about it people would either not know what the heck you were talking about, or judge you for even saying the words "fan" and "fiction" in the same sentence.  I think the majority of fan-fiction was mostly populated for 'Star Wars', 'Star Trek', and those of us in the SCI-FI/Fantasy realm.  I knew people online who would spend days working on a fic.  It was honestly such a close knit circle, that you knew those authors, and they would welcome you into their arms with just as much excitement as you have.  Especially when you told them about your story.

While in the past 10 years, fan-fiction has gone off the charts in countless ways on the internet.  It's not so much for the SCI-FI/Fantasy geeks anymore, as it's for everyone.  People are writing fan-fiction about the latest episode of 'Jersey Shore' nowadays.  

So to answer your question, yes, I've written and read fan-fiction.  Mainly TV shows, but I've dabbled in the 'Harry Potter',  and 'Lord of the Rings' series.  Do I still read fan-fiction, and write it?  No.  I really don't have the time anymore, and frankly there are too many fan-fics out there to even know where to start.  

So do you still read/write fan-fic?  Sound off below!

- Brittany :]

11 comments:

Kell

You're right - there's a LOT of fan-fic out there these days!
My Booking Through Thursday post

Claire

Wow people actually write fan-fiction for Laguna Beach?! Weird. I totally forgot about all the Buffy fan-fic back in the day :)

My BTT post is here if you'd like a look :)

Anya Millar

Read? Sometimes.
Write? Never.

Here's my BTT ~ House Millar series

Áine

Boriquaz

I remember Buffy hehe. Fan fiction about Jersey Shore seriously lol. Great answer. Here's my BTT
Happy Reading!
Cathy @ Addicted to Books

Jennifer

I really enjoyed your answer! :-)
Mine can be found here.

Tribute Books Mama

Nice answer.

here's mine:

http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2012/02/booking-through-thursday_16.html

Vicki

Your answer is way more in depth than mine.
Here's My BTT

Eva @View from the Hillside

Interesting to hear from someone who actually wrote fan fiction. I don't write fiction if I don't have to and I would be really bad at it :-)

Eileen Leacock

Was not sure what Fan-fiction was, never heard the name before, but here is my answer: http://edwardsgranddaugther.blogspot.com/2012/02/fan-fiction.html

Jess

I used to watch Buffy and Angel, and you know if someone wants to write fan fiction there is plenty of material between the shows and comics.

My answer is at http://jessysbookends.blogspot.com/2012/02/booking-through-thursday.html

Jess @ Jessy's Bookends

Brandileigh2003 (Blkosiner's Book Blog)

I've only heard of it in the last 3 years, but I wasn't very net saavy until then.
Check out my post

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