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Old 06-24-2013, 09:43 PM
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I am all about fandoms being crazy.
I read harry potter fanfiction ALL THE TIME (dracoxharry, all kinds of things) but those are characters, in a book, and as characters I feel that they can be shaped and changed and made to say/do things because it's not like you are really harming or disregarding a real person with their own thoughts.. they are an IDEA, open to interpretation.

but IMO shipping real people, more-so than me just thinking it's weird, just seems..I dunno if "disrespectful" would be the right word. I mean we are taking these living human beings and basically forcing these story lines and fantasies on them and disregarding their actual actions and words.

to each their own but to me it just seems so..dehumanizing.

I can understand looking at two celebrities and thinking "they would be so cute together" or "I bet they like eachother.."
but to build up this fantasy and losing sight of the fact that these are REAL PEOPLE with real feelings, friends, relationships, thoughts.. IMO that isn't..healthy..
Pretty much this.

I mean, I'm not going to judge. If I've learned one thing in fandom it's the "I won't judge if you won't judge" but I will say I've never gotten it and it makes me uncomfortable because they are real people. It just FEELS different when you're shipping their character or making up huge plots, story lines and relationships because you're just adding/changing the already existing made up character and world. But when it's a real person? Just feels wrong. Real person fanfiction and ships are just....odd to me and feel more invasive?

ETA: Anyone that likes to read but doesn't get Fanfiction just hasn't found the right fandom or story yet But there is one out there that would make you a believer!
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Old 06-24-2013, 09:48 PM
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Old 06-24-2013, 09:53 PM
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The extent of my fan fiction reading has been LOTR. Most of what I read was just really badly written--so I pretty much went between "Wow, this story sucks" and "NO! Legolas is NOT gay!"
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Old 06-24-2013, 10:08 PM
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The extent of my fan fiction reading has been LOTR. Most of what I read was just really badly written--so I pretty much went between "Wow, this story sucks" and "NO! Legolas is NOT gay!"
yeahh that sounds about typical. But there are well-written ones out there! It's pretty cool when you find someone who writes the characters just as they are in your head. There's so much of it out there that you can be almost guaranteed that there is something out there that suits your tastes (like Linds said). That said, I've never found one that matches the original author well enough that I can REALLY get into it. Like, I can't read a novel-length fanfic with lots of character development and such (that's what canon was for IMO!). Personally I don't care if the writing isn't the best, as long as it's entertaining. Illustrations are a plus!


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Old 06-24-2013, 10:24 PM
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See, I prefer giant long novel fics that make the characters their own and develop them more till you forget it's not Canon.

But that's sometimes hard to come out of and I need a couple short ones top bring me out of it.

And good pics are the cherry on top
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Since Beanie brought it up my musing is fan fiction. I just find it weird. I mean, to each his own, and I've tried reading some and always come out of it not getting the point.
Yeah, I'm sort of in this boat, too. I've always seen characters in books/shows/movies as... well, just characters within the worlds the writers had created. I don't see any appeal in reading about characters with the same name and backstory written by other people, if that makes sense. They just don't really exist for me outside what the original author or writer wrote for them. It's just a little weird.

Don't get me wrong, I DO understand that others like it so I won't say it's pointless, but it's not something I really 'get', either. I did read one I liked, once - it was a Harry Potter one that was just around a page long, a bit of an epilogue that was tied together with elements of photography. However, I think I enjoyed it more as an individual piece of writing than I did as a part of the HP world.
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Apparently One Direction fans like to ship members of the band with each other.
I don't know what this means?

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Since Beanie brought it up my musing is fan fiction. I just find it weird. I mean, to each his own, and I've tried reading some and always come out of it not getting the point.
Ok, I don't understand anything that is being said. Someone dumb it down for me? I love to read but I don't know what fan fiction is??
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I don't know what this means?

Ok, I don't understand anything that is being said. Someone dumb it down for me? I love to read but I don't know what fan fiction is??
"SHIPPING" is thinking that two characters (or people..) are going to be together/are meant to be together.
A "ship" is your chosen couple/pairing..

"I SHIP DRACO AND HARRY" (I think those two characters should be in a romantic relationship)

Fan fiction... is when fans write stories (sometimes very long almost novels lol) about characters or worlds or shows.

For example..
Some are stories that happened BEFORE the main work of fiction was written.. "The story of how lily and james fell in love before they had harry potter" (my personal favorites)
and some are stories that happen after, some intertwine with the main work etc..
it's all in good fun and there are some very well written ones!
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Old 06-25-2013, 02:26 PM
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It must be how people who aren't into dogs feel when they come to a dog forum, listening to people speak about fandom while not knowing/being part of/understanding must just sound like a completely different language.
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Old 06-25-2013, 02:37 PM
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Ok so I am intrigued, so what are some good fan fiction that you guys recommend for us fan fiction virgins to read?
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