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Posted 7/7/14
I use to in the past but I no longer write period.
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31 / M / uter wall, level...
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Posted 7/14/14
why? cus after reading/watching everything full metal panic, i wanted more of an after story with souske and kaname. but now i started and now im stuck
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Posted 7/15/14
I've actually been writing for over twenty years. I wrote my first story at the ripe ole age of eight, but I have never written fan-fiction; and I'm very much on the fence about it. I used to post my work online (testing the waters while I considered publishing) and after someone wanted to use my characters for fan-fiction I pulled about ninety percent of what I had posted. For me, I found it highly offensive that another person wanted to use my characters for their own stories. Readers are only there for a brief moment of a characters life; while as the creator, I'm there from the time of their birth to the moment of their death. I walk hand in hand with them for their entire life; even if they only have one page written about them, I still know them down to the depths of their soul. My characters are like my children, to change their story is to invalidate them.

Obviously there are many author/writers that don't mind people making fan-fiction from their work, perhaps they enjoy seeing their characters woven into different tales; just as there are author/writers that don't want fan-fiction made from their work. Either way it's up to the original creator and their duty to let people know how they feel, and in turn people should respect that decision.
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Posted 7/19/14
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i think to some extent, once you create something every one loves, you dont own it entierly anymore.
fans love something, and its part of their lives.
perfect example of star wars. george lucas thougt he could go back and mess with the story. fans said no.

weather this is right or wrong im not saying.

just that once something becomes part of a greater social concisousness, they give it live as much as the creator did. (a great story with only one reader is not great)
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Posted 25 days ago
I write fanfiction merely because I'm obsessed. LOL
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Posted 17 days ago
I write both my own stories/poetry and fanfiction. I've been kind of down on my own projects for a while so I got into fanfiction as more a practice (and came to enjoy it). Some see fanfiction as lacking the element of creating your own work but in truth if you can catch the essence of characters you've learned to love over the years it makes it easier to deliver humanity to your own characters. Real people may hide who they really are from you (making it truly impossible to study them) but anime characters and tv and movie characters hide very little from the audience watching.
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Posted 7 days ago , edited 7 days ago
I love to write on my own, but fanfiction is a sure-fire way to trick people into reading your work even if all the characters are OOC. I mean, you write a Naruto fanfiction and BAM! Instant audience. I guess in a lot of ways it's validation for a writer. It would suck to put stuff out there and get nothing back. =T

I think it's also because you have pre-made characters and setting (if you're not AU) so you're able to focus a bit more on other things. You can also get away with smaller stories because there's less need for build up and stuff.
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Posted 6 days ago

ashikai wrote:

It would suck to put stuff out there and get nothing back. =T


It does.
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Posted 2 days ago
To improve my writing, it's nice to already have something to write with.
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