Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Do you fan-fic?

Jamie Frevele (yes, that Zacksplanation and Podcast Rumble chick!) has written an article for the Huffington Post about fanfiction. Check it out here. It's a great read!

Do you dig fanfiction? Do you write it? Do you find it strange? Post away.


Shep said...

I don't write fanfic but I'm considering it! For me, reading fanfic is like therapy - makes me feel better reading stories that clean up creators' messes - mentioning no names.. *ahem JossWhedon* I've spent hours on fanfiction.net when I should have been working!

I've read a bit of Bones
fanfic but I know that the writers intend to get Booth and Brennan together eventually so I'm not desperate.

And there are some people out there who are amazing writers so they deserve to show off their talents! I also find it helps with my English work at school - not that I plagiarise or anything, just learn new words etc..

So yeah, I love fanfic!

Mom2ABnTB said...

I write fanfiction and I don't know why I do it. I never thought about trying it until The Wannabe in the Weeds and The Pain in the Heart aired. I wanted to know that Brennan did indeed grieve for Booth beyond what the show showed (i.e nothing), so that's what my first FF was about. But since, I have been writing different ways to get B/B together lol and I enjoy it, whether anyone else does or not. Most ff I write does not get posted, but I do post some on fanfiction.net for those interested. (Was that a plug??) And I love writing angst. Well, I kinda got off topic, so in closing, I think fanfiction rocks. Now back to your regular scheduled program already in progress. :)

Mom2ABnTB said...

And, I thought Jamie's article was superb!

Mella said...

I don't write or read it . I tried reading some stories but it never worked for me

monisse said...

I write fanfiction too. At first I thought how odd it was to be placing someone else's characters in the wild net of my imagination... but then I tried one and until now it hasn't stoped. It's a good addiction and an easy way of writing.

Anonymous said...

Like Jamie, I haven't read fanfic in about 10 years, when I was obsessed with X-files. I remember it being poorly written and extremely out of character, so I avoided it. In my never-ending need for a Bones fix, I recently gave in to temptation and started reading fanfic again. And here's the real kicker, I started writing it for the first time ever. Apparently this show has such a hold on me that I feel the need to express myself in story-form. Quoting Booth, "Talk about a guilty pleasure!"

I find it very interesting that Bones inspires all of us so much. On fanfiction.net (which is where I post too), Bones has over 6,000 stories. I think it's the 4th or 5th largest collection of stories based on TV shows. Awesome!

Stephanie said...

I love fanfiction! I read it, I write it, I post it (on fanfiction.net) but there's never been a show to inspire me as much as Bones and its characters do. I'm kind of in a writing lull right now (probably due to no new episodes) but I love it. I'm a Writing major in college, so I think it's fantastic practice for someone who would like to be on a TV writing staff someday (like me.) Most TV writers don't write characters they created.

That article was really good, too. I like that Jamie made it sound not so geeky (because very very few of my friends know that I write and post fanfiction online, lol) so thanks for that! lol

Cordy said...

I read fanfiction. And there is some really great stuff out there.

The Next Ninja Anthropologist! said...

Actually yes. I write a lot, I just never post it. I have like three already written for "The Pain in the Heart". I love reading ones that have Dr. Brennan admitting her feelings for Booth, because to me, that's what I think will really happen. Booth already knows he's in love with her (why do you think he never has a girlfriend other than Cam?). I think in the long run, Bones will be the one to say it to him, and I love reading fanfic where that happens. I have one story that I haven't completed on fanfiction.net. It's called "The Love Letter". Wow...that was like WAAAAAAY off topic huh? Anyway, fanfic is awesome...if the writer is a good one, that is.

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