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Suddenly

Several Women Arrested For Writing Fanfic In China

Quick! Hide your fic! 

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Things We Saw Today

Things We Saw Today: A Fresh Batch of Star Trek: The Next Generation Easter Eggs

What? What else were you expecting? (photo credit unknown; via That’s Nerdalicious!)

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Things We Saw Today

Things We Saw Today: Delta Shields On Mars

The Utopia Planitia Fleet Yards won’t be open for at least three hundred years, but it’s nice to see that Mars is getting itself ready. (via Gizmodo)

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A Lesson in Humility

Kindle Worlds Takes on Kurt Vonnegut’s Oeuvre, Fans Still Dislike The Consumerist Fic Platform

The collective fandom groan that is Kindle Worlds (Amazon’s project to sell fanfiction) has picked up another author’s oeuvre– literary legend Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

Let’s lampshade the irony of Kilgore Trout (perennially penniless sci-fi author who can only get his work published in porn magazines, recurring Vonnegut character, noted communist) being used to sell an open-exchange fandom’s work back to them for a profit.

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This is just like magic!

Infamously Bad Harry Potter Fanfic My Immortal Gets Web Series

There’s plenty of good fanfic out there, and like anything else, there’s plenty of bad. But some stories become famous. Well, infamous. Whispered through the Harry Potter fandom and beyond as the worst fanfic ever written: and now, it’s getting a webseries.

That’s right, My Immortal is getting a webseries.

Faithful to the spelling errors, plot holes, gothy clothes, hyperbolic characters, and an incredibly OOC Harry Potter universe, the webseries captures the best-worst aspects of its source material and puts them all on display. From the heroines inability to pronounce her own name, Hagrid’s satanic faith, and non-dancing goths, it’s all here.

The first three episodes are already out, check under the cut to see the literary carnage.

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Just What You've Always Wanted

Mix-and-Match Character Magnets Make Your Fanfic Dreams Come True

I think Etsy user Mary Jenkins is going to make you really happy. Her Cosplay Scramble magnets feature chibi character designs of your favorites from Sherlock, Mass Effect, Star Wars, My Little Pony, Doctor Who, and more. But that’s not all! What might look like disturbing decapitation in these featured images is really your fanfic dream come true! Swap heads, bodies, and props to create new mash-up characters to act out all sorts of scenarios on your refrigerator. My mind is wandering…take a look!

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Suddenly

Amazon’s Launching A Program To Sell Fanfic. Yeah, You Read That Right.

Not just any old fanfic. Your Star Trek/Supernatural crossover high school AU won’t earn you any dough quite yet. But with a new program called Kindle Worlds writers in certain fandoms, with more to come, will be able to publish their fic on Amazon. And earn royalties. Completely legally.

There is no gif that can express what my brain is doing right now. In text form, it’s “??!??!?!!?!?!?.”

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Things We Saw Today

Things We Saw Today: Beautiful Batgirl Birkin Bag

Writes caitlinsdad, “This authentic knockoff designer bat-bag is equipped with a Bat Signal, Bat Proximity Alarm, Bat Taser, Bat Phone, and plays the Batman TV Theme.” Sounds Bat-tastic. Instructions on how to make your own are at Instructables. (Time Travel and Rocket-Powered Apes)

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I Guess I Can't Argue With That

Erotic Fanfic Duo Nabs 5-Book Deal With Simon & Schuster (What Am I Doing With My Life?!)

Congratulations, writers of Beautiful Bastard, you just got a five-book deal for creating hot, steamy Twilight fanfiction. 

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Highly Successful Marketing Strategies

Move Over Fifty Shades of Grey, Another Twilight Fanfic Gets A Book Deal

Sitting alone (or with a friend) in your room, coming up with various ways your favorite characters could bump into each other and have sex, did you ever think you’d get paid for it?  Christina Hobbs and Lauren Billings will wonder no more. Simon & Schuster have picked up their Twilight fanfiction, The Office, for a two-book deal.

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