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  1. How to Offend Everyone and Make Yourself Cry: Writing Diversity in Fanfiction

    The strange and wonderful world of fanfiction has only one common creed, resounding across megafandoms and yuletide titles alike: I do what I want.

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  2. Dressvergent, A YA Dystopian Novel Born From the Internet’s Obsession With Colors

    Starring Strong Female Protagonist™ Catalina Midnight.

    No one knows how the world was in the Before Times—the Leaders made sure to erase all the historical documents they could when they first rose to power—but what we do know is that our Society first truly began with the advent of the Picture.

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  3. The New York Times Just Discovered Erotic Fanfic, Made This Baby-Boomer-Approved Guide for You

    Hot scoop.

    Welcome to the Internet, New York Times! It's a beautiful, ridiculous cesspool!

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  4. Power-Playing: Advice To NSFW Fic Writers And Novelists Now That Fifty Shades of Grey Is A Movie

    Yes, I'm looking at you writing that NC-17 dub-con.

    It is 2011, and I am at a literary award after party. There is no statue in my hand, but there is a vodka martini. I think it was number three. Maybe four? And the title of the book on everyone’s lips that night was not the one that had taken home the top prize two hours earlier; it was “that new mommy porn book.”

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  5. On The Fetishisation Of Gay Men By Women In The Slash Community

    It's more complicated than you might think.

    About a year ago, I went with friends to see a live reading of Welcome to Night Vale and was shocked by the amount of screaming coming from women in the audience. The Night Vale episode focused heavily on the romantic relationship between two male characters, Cecil and Carlos, and half the audience would absolutely shriek every time anything remotely romantic happened between them.

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  6. None Of This Is New: An Oral History Of Fanfiction

    There’s a card in Cards Against Humanity that says “Harry Potter erotica,” and every time I’ve seen that card played there’s inevitably someone in the group that says, “Wait. Is that a real thing?” To be fair, in a deck that includes things like “German dungeon porn,” it’s a reasonable question, but it always throws me a little bit.

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  7. Benedict Cumberbatch and Orlando Jones Have Expressed Varying Levels of Comfort With Slash

    Orlando Jones is a wonderful human being, part infinity of infinity.

    Orlando Jones: "Benedict, slash weirds you out? Give it to me if you don't want it. I'll take it. I'll read all the slash."

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  8. Christian Blogger Rewrites Harry Potter, Saves Our Souls With “Hogwarts School Of Prayer & Miracles”

    Hagrid laughed wisely. "Evolution is a fairytale!"

    Hermione spoke worriedly. "There is a man named Voldemort who wants to destroy all that we stand for. He is pushing an agenda in congress which will stop us from practicing our faith freely."

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  9. In Defense of So-Called “Bad” Fanfiction

    Shout out to Sirius/Remus.

    If you consider yourself “in” a particular fandom, regardless of what fandom it is, there’s a good chance you’ve at least dipped your toes into the great and terrible ocean of fanfiction. And there is certainly a lot of great and a lot of terrible fanfiction.

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  10. Self-Insert: If it Isn’t My Old Friend, Underage Porn-Reading

    How are you ... besides ILLEGAL?

    I was a person for whom puberty hit hard and early, and while I had available to me a fair bit of Our Bodies, Ourselves-level information about how all these new and terrifying parts worked, I was left in the lurch about their practical applications.

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