Fanfiction

Use this forum for book and reading discussion that doesn't fall into another category. Talk about books, genres, reading issues, general literature, and any other topic of particular interest to readers. If you want to start a thread about a specific book or a specific series, please do that in the section below this one.
Post Reply
User avatar
Helga_
Posts: 74
Joined: 14 Nov 2013, 02:20
Currently Reading:
Bookshelf Size: 8

Re: Fanfiction

Post by Helga_ »

Oh I have read fanfiction. There was def. a time period when I realized its addictive nature :techie-studyinggray:
I had a good time, ain't no shame about it :D
Being a fan itself involves writing a chapter or two in your mind, if not an entire story, right? :mrgreen: I'm thankful to the authors for verbalizing some of the fantasies on behalf of other fans :)
Well, one thing for sure, I'd prefer "adult contemporary" fanfic writers. (if there's a term like this). Teenagers' writing would be cute and fun enough to peep through, but...I wouldn't be able to keep on reading.

P.S. Come to think of it, I haven't read any for years!
(This thread is making me go right ahead and look for some lol)

User avatar
NetMassimo
Previous Member of the Month
Posts: 1230
Joined: 24 Jul 2019, 06:37
2019 Reading Goal: 50
2019 Reading Goal Completion: 162
Currently Reading: Liege-Killer
Bookshelf Size: 136
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-netmassimo.html
Latest Review: Intermittent fasting 16/8 by Linden Roderick

Post by NetMassimo »

During the last decade for some time I wrote some Buffy and Angel fanfiction even if I was in my 30s. Nothing erotic because they weren't about my erotic fantasies, I just felt a sort of need to continue the story after those shows ended. Later some comics were published so I lost interest in writing more of them. I did it for fun, I never thought I was writing great literature, probably reading them again today I might wonder why I published them on the Internet and be grateful that probably now no one will find them. :mrgreen:
Ciao :)
Massimo

User avatar
DD129
Posts: 204
Joined: 29 Jun 2019, 08:41
Currently Reading:
Bookshelf Size: 11
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-dd129.html
Latest Review: The Message? by Avam Hale

Post by DD129 »

I think of fanfiction as the wish-fulfillment genre. Reading and writing it is fun because you already know and love the characters, and it allows you to explore different scenarios that are incredibly unlikely (or impossible, if it's about fictional characters). I think fanfiction is good practice for beginner writers, but probably not where you should look if you're a serious reader. In the end, it's just a bit of fun and wild imagination (sometimes closure, especially with shows and series).

User avatar
Reynaa
Posts: 310
Joined: 17 Apr 2019, 23:11
Currently Reading:
Bookshelf Size: 29
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-reynaa.html
Latest Review: Sucsexful: by Rachel Martin

Post by Reynaa »

I am not into them at all. I did try reading a few back in high school but I couldn't get into them.

User avatar
Inkroverts
Posts: 291
Joined: 15 Jul 2019, 00:38
Currently Reading: The Book Thief
Bookshelf Size: 67
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-inkroverts.html
Latest Review: The Biblical Clock by Daniel Friedmann and Dania Sheldon

Post by Inkroverts »

It really depends on the quality, just like normal books. Many books are considered fanfictions out there, aside from those submitted online. Myths and folklores, famous words like Sherlock Holmes and Alice in Wonderland also have many "re-interpreted" versions out there.

User avatar
sevencrows
Posts: 142
Joined: 20 Dec 2019, 12:26
Currently Reading:
Bookshelf Size: 12
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-sevencrows.html
Latest Review: Daisy's Run by Scott Baron

Post by sevencrows »

People say fanfiction is a hit or miss, and that's certainly true! It's not curated the way traditionally published books tend to be, because anyone is free to post them. I've read really good fanfictions, though, and I believe those authors do deserve to be called authors because they take their craft just as seriously. It's derivative and therefore it cannot be sold without reinvention, though, and I would like to see less fanfictions published traditionally. It takes something out of the reading experience, as fanfiction has its own brand of charm that doesn't translate if the author distorts it to make sure they don't get sued.

User avatar
Ms Vinkel
Posts: 90
Joined: 06 Mar 2020, 00:07
Currently Reading: Containment Breach
Bookshelf Size: 16
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-ms-vinkel.html
Latest Review: Doyle's Law by Sam Roberts

Post by Ms Vinkel »

Oh. I like fanfiction. For me, it's a world of its own with its own language. Some fanfics are definitely wish fulfillment (and unrestrained writer self-inserts), but there are also those that are amazingly written with good grasp or even a different view of the characters. And, yes, it is often a romance.

leximutia
Posts: 212
Joined: 04 Mar 2020, 16:39
Currently Reading:
Bookshelf Size: 19
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-leximutia.html
Latest Review: The Hand Bringer by Christopher J. Penington

Post by leximutia »

I think of it as my guilty pleasure. I think due to the vast quantity of readily available fanfiction online, the genre has earned itself an unfair reputation of being low-quality, self-insert fantasies, BUT. I always keep in mind that the writers created the fanfics out of love for the original content / person, and there have been a few fanfics that, personally, I thought were exceptionally written.

I think of fanfic as its own "classification" of book that can have any other genre (ie. fantasy, romance, mystery, horror), and I have read some fics that I've really enjoyed.

User avatar
Ms Vinkel
Posts: 90
Joined: 06 Mar 2020, 00:07
Currently Reading: Containment Breach
Bookshelf Size: 16
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-ms-vinkel.html
Latest Review: Doyle's Law by Sam Roberts

Post by Ms Vinkel »

leximutia wrote:
02 Apr 2020, 20:21
I think of it as my guilty pleasure. I think due to the vast quantity of readily available fanfiction online, the genre has earned itself an unfair reputation of being low-quality, self-insert fantasies, BUT. I always keep in mind that the writers created the fanfics out of love for the original content / person, and there have been a few fanfics that, personally, I thought were exceptionally written.

I think of fanfic as its own "classification" of book that can have any other genre (ie. fantasy, romance, mystery, horror), and I have read some fics that I've really enjoyed.
True! There are some that I even wanted to be canon.
What do you read? :D I mean, your fandom and fanfics?

leximutia
Posts: 212
Joined: 04 Mar 2020, 16:39
Currently Reading:
Bookshelf Size: 19
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-leximutia.html
Latest Review: The Hand Bringer by Christopher J. Penington

Post by leximutia »

Ms Vinkel wrote:
04 Apr 2020, 09:31
leximutia wrote:
02 Apr 2020, 20:21
I think of it as my guilty pleasure. I think due to the vast quantity of readily available fanfiction online, the genre has earned itself an unfair reputation of being low-quality, self-insert fantasies, BUT. I always keep in mind that the writers created the fanfics out of love for the original content / person, and there have been a few fanfics that, personally, I thought were exceptionally written.

I think of fanfic as its own "classification" of book that can have any other genre (ie. fantasy, romance, mystery, horror), and I have read some fics that I've really enjoyed.
True! There are some that I even wanted to be canon.
What do you read? :D I mean, your fandom and fanfics?
Well, there are a lot for sure! Haha

I've gotten into fanfiction mostly from videogames (ie. Undertale, Detroit Become Human, Some obscure Japanese visual novels) and some animes / mangas. I've even given writing fanfiction a shot, but out of embarrassment, I usually don't let other people know what fanfics I like/read/write. And I stay anonymous (or under some pseudonym) whenever posting anything.

How about your fandoms and fanfics? :)

User avatar
NatRose
Posts: 155
Joined: 21 Mar 2020, 19:32
Currently Reading: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Bookshelf Size: 26
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-natrose.html
Latest Review: Who Was That Masked Kid by Dan Neiser

Post by NatRose »

I've read more fanfaction than I have regular books in the last few years. Fanfictions have simply been more convenient for me to read because they're usually shorter and easier to jump into because you already know the characters. Not to mention they're very easy to access.

There's certainly plenty of poor quality facfiction, but there are also many fics I've read that are better written than most novels. The nice thing about fanfiction is that you can easily bypass any fics that seem poorly written or that don't seem to your taste, whereas there's much more of an obligation to read a book if you've actually bought it. I'm so appreciative to all fanfiction writers because they allow me to read such great stories for free.

Most fanfictions I read are spinoffs of shows that I enjoy, though recently I have also begun reading some about comic book characters. Some fics I read are wish-fulfillment and more lighthearted alternate realities, but many are just as (or more) tragic than the original story was. In general, I look for stories about characters that I really enjoyed within the show. And yes, sometimes this includes fics about couples that never become canon who I just wish would get together.

cxsimpson
Posts: 88
Joined: 03 Sep 2018, 13:58
Currently Reading:
Bookshelf Size: 19
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-cxsimpson.html
Latest Review: The Cult Next Door by Elizabeth R. Burchard, Judith L. Carlone

Post by cxsimpson »

I've been reading fanfiction since middle school and I have found some fantastic stories. Some have even been in a complete alternate universe with the characters acting differently than they do in the original stories. It makes me wonder why the writers choose to write fanfiction and not their own original stories. I think it has to do with there being a bigger platform for fanfiction than for originals and anyone can publish it.

Post Reply

Return to “General Book & Reading Discussion”