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Posted 11/27/12
If I ask me, it's mostly because I have an (over)active imagination. A lot of times my imagination gets so strong, it hurts my brain if I don't write them down. And also, if I refuse to, I will keep thinking about it, and this actually takes my focus away from stuff I need to do.

It's like...it clogs my system and won't go away unless I write them down. So you see, it's more like I'm serving my imagination...if not it hurts me.
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Posted 11/27/12
For fun.
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Posted 12/2/12
I think it is to share a version of your viewpoint?
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Posted 12/3/12
For me, it's a couple of things. When it comes to writing itself, it's a form of creative expression. A way to get my ideas out there, and sometimes work out issues I might be having by using the story I create. (Ah, symbolism!)

With fanfiction I find it relaxing as well as cathartic. I don't have to spend forever creating a character, I can take someone I already know well and work with them. The fun-hard part is keeping them in character no matter what the situation. Actually, I think fanfictions help me with my original works, since I've gotten much better about keeping characters in character. Obviously, I like sharing my stories, too. I love it when my story triggers another persons story or an event in theirs, or I make a friend through my writing!
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I write Fan fiction (or rather stories i dont write about anime and such) to make things that people enjoy. The feeling of joy i get from seeing someone laugh or react at all to what i write is why i write.
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Posted 2/2/13
To share their imaginations over such characters or animes.
They write to express their views in such c:
To tell stories that would never happen in actual anime or character..
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Posted 2/2/13
to excercise the creative side everyone has! so that people can look at what you've done and go 'wow i like that alot keep it up!'
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24 / M / The heart of Linc...
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Posted 2/4/13
Original concepts/stories are built on the what ifs of stories/shows we think should have gone or could have been so radically different.

I.E. I could have seen Death Note go two other ways. 1st that Light was in fact under the notebooks effects, thus Kira was in fact a separate entity out to kill L. Or 2nd, that Light would end up creating a shinigami from using the notebook for so long or that all those that wrote names willingly, with their memories or not, become shinigami after their deaths.

I find that fan-fiction helps perfect my own writing, or a concept/story is fully finished for my own story. It also makes my own universe with characters I'd like to see. I.E. I'm currently working on a Justice League/DC universe of my own. Taking a spin on the origins and plots from the DC universes I enjoyed.
Still working on a name for my DC universe story.
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24 / M / Hurst, Texas
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Posted 2/14/13
I actually don't normally write fan fiction. But when i do write it, it's because it's "runoff" of my creative mind. And for the most part my fan fiction tends to teeter on original, because i don't use canons in any of my writing. Though their names may appear later on in the story, but they never really effect the story. So i guess i write more Alternate World stuff. Still, like i said "Runoff" is the reason for myself writing fan fiction.
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I write fanfiction when 1) I want to write romance fics about my fav characters or 2) I hear a song and feel that it describes a character or a situation, so I write how I think that song applies to that character or situation. I really like conveying emotions through words.

And, heck, I write fanfiction because it's easier than making my own characters while still being a creative outlet (even Shakespeare ripped people off). Even though you're using someone else's characters, it still stretches you to think, is this plausible? How would these people react to this event? How would this event fit in the story? At least, that's what I think about when trying to fit my OC into the Death Note universe. That can lead you on to actually creating your own situations--so it can be a stepping stone for those who want to write something of their own. A sort of exercise, if you will.

Also I think it's really cool to try to describe something that's not written in writing--seeing if you can get across what you see and feel in words, and how well you can do it.
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BASICALLY BECAUSE OTHER FANFICTIONS HAVEN'T SATISFIED MY DARN CRAZY FANTASIES

Please try out my Gakuen Alice fanfic

http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9205302/1/IMMORTAL-GORE
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Posted 5/5/13
that's a good question and there are countless possible answers everyone has their own reason for doing what they do. My reason for writing fanfiction is the constant 'what if's?' Like what if that happened differently? what if that person got with this person instead? so on and so forth. I write to answer some of those what if questions as well as for my own amusement to see on paper what I would have liked to have happened in the show/manga Other times, but rarely i write because there is a particular type of story that I would have enjoyed to read about a particular set of characters only to find that no one has done it yet so i take it upon myself to write said story just so i can read it. i suppose its just another way for us to express our own selfish desires
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Posted 5/10/13
Whenever I write fanfiction, I use a character that is like me in a certain way. Then, I imagine myself in that world.
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Posted 7/6/13
it is possibly because they want to their character in the story and a different story plot or they want to write what should happen in that certain stories but it didn't happen...
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Posted 7/6/13
I write fanfiction out of boredom, or whatever idea comes to mind. It's been a while since I ever updated one of my fics. I'm actually making another crossover that I might publish once I'm done. :3 But, I never seem to have time to go around and finish it because I get pretty distracted a lot.
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