X-Men Stars Michael Fassbender & James McAvoy View Fan Art Gallery While Hugh Jackman Reads Slash [VIDEO]
Actors finding out about the stuff fans do on the internet in their spare time is one of my favorite things. The latest example: Days of Future Past stars Michael Fassbender and James McAvoy appearing on The Graham Norton Show, along with Hugh Jackman, and getting a crash course is slash.Read More
Um... M-Preg warning.
Ever wonder if your favorite stars peruse their tag on Tumblr, stumbling across all the fan art and fanfic we've made? Well last night on The Graham Norton Show, X-Men: Days of Future Past stars Hugh Jackman, Michael Fassbender, and James McAvoy were treated to the best selections of slash fic and art the internet has to offer.Read More
Team China: Imagination Police.
I'm no huge proponent of fanfiction, but arresting people is taking it a bit far, China. Well, for China, it really isn't. Their Internet and media in generally are broadly censored, but a new report suggests that the country's police have arrested at least 20 people for writing romantic tales starring their favorite fictional male characters.Read More
Things We Saw Today
Things We Saw Today
That doesn't mean it's not stupid, though.
Despite its popularity, fanfiction still gets a bad rap in some writing circles. A lot of writers especially hate it when you send them fanfiction based on their work, but usually it has nothing to do with what they think of the medium as a whole. It's because you're sending them a ticking time bomb of copyright problems without realizing it.Read More
In the name of the moon, she will make you cry.
Singer-songwriter Mary Bichner is an incredibly-talented vocalist and composer - and also a huge fan of Sailor Moon. When you put her passions together, you get "Throw Stones," a haunting tribute to Sailor Galaxia (a character who appears towards the end of the Sailor Moon story-arc).Read More
Fans Do Cool Things
Sometimes I ship canon pairings in a reasonable and orderly fashion, and other times I...well, I do this.Read More
Man, books are the best.
Say what you want about fanfiction and whether not it's a viable form of literature, but there are a lot of incredibly talented writers who lurk in the depths of Ao3, just waiting to be discovered. That's basically what Big Bang Press wants to do -- they got three fanfic writers to pen original novels, and now they want to bring those novels to the masses.Read More
A Lesson in Humility
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.Read More
This is just like magic!
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.Read More
Just What You've Always Wanted
Things We Saw Today
Writing fan fiction used to be completely pointless, but Amazon wants to help you cash in with their new Kindle Worlds service.
Fan fiction is something that I never understood. Why put all the effort into writing something that you can never have published because you don't own the rights? That's not a problem anymore. Amazon just announced Kindle Worlds -- a publishing platform that lets anyone publish content set in licensed worlds. I'm going to write so much Pretty Little Liars fan fiction.Read More