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Posted 10/4/13
Fanfiction can be a fun way to show appreciation for a character or franchise. Seeing known characters from the eyes of another can be a fresh experience - of course that's not always the case.
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Posted 6/13/14

WOW Never know such forums existed O.O

Anyhow, my soul mate and I had been working on a story since February. It all started from roleplay forum and we edited them into a novel version!

It would be much appreciated if you guys could read and comment on us ^^

THE DEVIL AND THE PRINCESS {ENDED}

Also our current story:
CROSSING PAST FICPRESS

which is written originally from roleplay version here: CROSSING PAST ORI

And if you're into RP or a place to flow your imagination, feel free to join us in RP : AKUTOHIME

Thank you, xoxo -Yuki-
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Posted 6/13/14
Writing Fan fiction is good practice. But if you plan on creating your own stories dont waste alot of time doing it. Now if you want to work for Marvel, Disney, DC Etc then you will write it alot more.
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Posted 6/14/14
I write fanfiction because I got tired of not seeing what I wanted in fanfiction archives. Well, mostly. Other reasons because I thought it would be fun, to help myself get over something, many reasons in the end.

It is definitely good practice. And in the end I get more inspired and more motivated to write fanfiction than my original stories. It's quite annoying when that happens, but I write my fanfictions and post it, and look at the feedback. Not many people give good constructive criticism but I can at least tell what I'm doing right.

I don't think writing fanfiction is a waste of time. I know an author on fanfiction.net who is also a published author now too. She still writes fanfiction. Also, two years ago I took creative writing at my high school. I had been reading fanfiction since 2006 by then, and writing off and on since about the same time, though my earliest good writings were from late 2008 or 2009. I already knew everything the teacher taught us. Dialogue. Developing characters. Exposition. I knew it all from enjoying fanfiction for so long. When reading other people's fanfictions, I muse what I would do differently. When I write, I do my best to take it seriously and as if I'm writing an original work. The most 'lazy' I get is leaving contractions in the story and not being so uptight about keeping things in the right tense. In the end, I don't find fanfiction a waste of time because every time I sit down to write, I learn something new. Every time I read a book, I learn something new. Every time I post a fanfiction, I learn something new about what people enjoy.

Fanfiction is the reason I thought my dream of being a published author was possible. Fanfiction is how I became who I am today. Fanfiction still helps me... So to me, it is never a waste of time
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Posted 6/14/14
Because escapism is just the best!
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Posted 6/19/14
I always found fanfiction as a good way of getting one's creative juices flowing and bringing about one's own originality!
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Posted 6/19/14
I dunno. Up to the individual.
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Posted 6/20/14
As an exercise, fanfiction is a minimal workout for writing skills.

As to why, I would guess one of the reasons is that people don't like to see their favorite stories end.
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Posted 6/20/14
My friend asked me to and I ended up enjoying it. It's kind of fun to see peoples reaction when they fall in love with a character and the character dies. and their like fdhgfjhg you llittle shit whyyyyy.
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Posted 6/20/14

Animegirlzvstheworld wrote:

Because escapism is just the best!


Well that answered everything
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Posted 6/23/14
I write fanfiction for a few reasons. When I read a story or watch a show, I constantly find myself asking the question "What if...?". The characters and the story inspire me to such a level that I can't help but to wonder how they would fare in certain situations, or how they would react if things had gone differently. However, it isn't only that, I believe that it is the greatest sign of appreciation that we can give artists for their work. I see it as the ultimate tip-of-the-hat to the creators. If I had written something, and it inspired someone to take it in a direction that I had never thought of, well, needless to say it would make me blush quite a bit. The argument that people write fanfiction because, and I quote nodysseus here, "...too lazy and obsessive to come up with something original" is frankly preposterous for many reasons, but most of all for this. There is no such thing as complete originality; all ideas require inspiration. It is scientifically impossible for our minds to come up with something that isn't inspired or influenced by something we've seen or heard or experienced, even if it was only on a subconscious level.
In the end, the essence of fanfiction is this, the same as all story-telling: The desire to tell a tale, to pull on the emotions of the reader, to give them memories of things impossible, and to impart the ideas and dreams of the writer to those who will listen.
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Posted 6/27/14
I want to make a DBZ fan fiction because there are so many creative idea's to be explored and sadly not a lot of them ever made it to be written. I'm making a fan manga based off of Tarble, Vegeta's little brother. I mainly want to because I grew up with it, and I'd like for at least some people to see it in a new light. Instead of having this ultimate fighter elite that can withstand anything that comes his way, I want to tell a story about a "smaller" person. Who isn't ready but goes forward anyway. About someone who's afraid but fights anyway. He knows he could die any moment against enemies but he faces them because he has to. You can watch Goku go through enemies no problem but there's not risk. You know he's advanced enough in martial arts that he'll come out victorious with no major struggle. He's never lost in the Z series. I make Tarble lose a couple times but he always comes back stronger. He learns instead of having all the knowledge right away
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Posted 6/30/14
I used to never understand the point of fanfiction... until about a year ago when I suddenly got my own fanfiction idea. Now I have started writing fanfiction and I can't stop! There are just so many creative possibilities out there.
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Posted 7/7/14
cause its fun.. duh!
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Posted 7/7/14
i once wrote a naruto fanfiction cause... i wanted to add my own take to naruto plus i love naruto.
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