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No. 16434

>whens the last Time youve read fanfiction?
>what kind of fanfiction do you tend to gravitate towards
>have you ever written fanfiction?
>how frequently do you read/write fan fiction?
>whats the weirdest fan fiction youve written and or read?
>what fandoms tend to have the best and or worst fan fics?

No. 16435

I-I'm actually writing a fanfic rn

No. 16436

>whens the last Time youve read fanfiction?
like a few hours ago
>what kind of fanfiction do you tend to gravitate towards
romance m/f or m/m, sappy 100k+ slow burn eventual smut shit lmao
>have you ever written fanfiction?
>how frequently do you read/write fan fiction?
well recently ive been reading a lot
>whats the weirdest fan fiction youve written and or read?
probably just weird fetish shit in my main ship tags mpreg, piss, tickling, whatever other weird fetishes
>what fandoms tend to have the best and or worst fan fics?
i dont think any fandom has the best or worst but bigger fandoms you will find more variety in the content you're looking for, probably worst fandoms are ones trying to police content posted on sites that were made for no censorship like ao3 where you can post whatever fucked up fantasy you want and will never be taken down

what fandom anon?

No. 16437

I like long angsty slow burns the best, with a variety of different AUs depending on my mood. Typically m/m because that's all there ever seems to be, but I love finding f/f stories, even if it's just genderbent m/m ships

Honestly fanfictions to me have a different feel to them as opposed to published works, and the tropes common in them are typically hard to find outside of fanfic, so I really only read them because I don't know where to find amateur writers or even published books, that have all the qualities of a well written fanfic.

Needless to say I read fanfictions from big fandoms even if I don't necessarily like the actual fandom or media it comes from. As long as I'm somewhat familiar with the characters.

No. 16438

>whens the last Time youve read fanfiction?
About a year ago probably.
>what kind of fanfiction do you tend to gravitate towards
The little F/F I can find, or M/M slow burn with no smut
>have you ever written fanfiction?
Yeah, when I was like 10.
>how frequently do you read/write fan fiction?
I used to do it a lot more when I was younger, not so much anymore.
>whats the weirdest fan fiction youve written and or read?
MLP fetish fics. I won't even go into detail.
>what fandoms tend to have the best and or worst fan fics?
MLP or Harry Potter has the largest range of quality.

No. 16439

>whens the last Time youve read fanfiction?
Just two days ago while bored at home
>what kind of fanfiction do you tend to gravitate towards
Generally one-shots. I can't keep up with big fanfics
>have you ever written fanfiction?
I have, but it's terrible
>how frequently do you read/write fan fiction?
Quite frequently, to be honest
>whats the weirdest fan fiction youve written and or read?
A JFK x Nikita Kruschev fanfic that's also a parody of My Inmortal. It's hilarious tho
>what fandoms tend to have the best and or worst fan fics?
It depends on which kind of content I'm looking for

No. 16440

>whens the last Time youve read fanfiction?
A couple weeks ago.
>what kind of fanfiction do you tend to gravitate towards
Character focus, lots of angst, canon compliant (don't like AUs at all), friendship (sometimes romance but mostly find those cringy)
>have you ever written fanfiction?
>how frequently do you read/write fan fiction?
Dunno, it's definitely gotten less over time though.
>whats the weirdest fan fiction youve written and or read?
Not the weirdest ones I've stumbled upon, but the "weirdest" ones I've actually enjoyed: canon retellings where one character who is originally able-bodied has a disability.
I also like real people fanfic which is obviously really weird to most people.
>what fandoms tend to have the best and or worst fan fics?
hmmm…I feel like whenever more material gets released the fanfics go up in quality, so more recent media has better fics imo

No. 16441

>whats the weirdest fan fiction youve read?
that one homestuck fanfiction set in new york where karkat was an obese, albino mexican, dave was an albino black fakeboi, kanaya was a black transbian, gamzee was a mexican gang member with a gang boss dad, and basically everyone got raped by the only character who wasn't a poc, a tranny, obese, and/or disabled: eridan

No. 16442

No. 16443

That sounds like the epitome of cancer.

No. 16444

that's hamsteak fanfiction for ya

No. 16445

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>whats the weirdest fan fiction youve written and or read?
Predator porn.

No. 16446

I was a hardcore reader of fanfiction in my teens but then I grew out of it.

Sad that I can't indulge in that kind of escapism anymore but at the same time relieved that reading South Park smut fics is extremely offputting to me now.

No. 16447

Quick confession, I read ___ x reader lemons to sometimes get the sexual imagination flowing. My last read was a gorey Boyfriend to Death fic. I hate myself thats why

No. 16448

i have some old friends from high school that still write harry potter and sherlock slash. i loved doing mst3k reviews of fanfic with them from like 2005 of horrible harry potter fanfic, im not much of a writer but they were pretty popular in the slash fanfic comms. fanfic comms really seem worlds apart comparing then from now, but thats more than a decade ago and im feeling nostalgic.

No. 16449

not gonna answer these questions but i used to read smutty band m/m fanfic when i was like, 12, and i literally thought when they had sex their dicks went inside each other, like, they'd thrust into their peeholes. i was very confused for a long time.

No. 16450

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>i literally thought when they had sex their dicks went inside each other

Thank you for the laughs, anon.

No. 16451

>tfw have 60 pages of fanfic just sitting there waiting to be edited into something comprehensible
Man, I just hate my writing style and don't feel like I'm doing justice to the world and characters I care about.

I hardly read fanfiction, though, and if I do, it's oneshots or loosely connected, episodic multi-chapter fics. Those 20+ chapter long behemoths give me the impression they're just stringing the reader along for views, clicks, or kudoses.

No. 16452

one direction?

No. 16453

>whens the last Time youve read fanfiction?
Right now
>what kind of fanfiction do you tend to gravitate towards
Explicit, m/m and long, I love slow build with lots of sexual tension. I just want to focus on the characters and the romantic development, so I'm not into attempts at action, sci fi, fantasy etc. The simpler and less prominent the setting the better so I gravitate towards school/college, generic sort of modern aus. I like gimmicky romcom scenarios, angst when it's done right and isn't melodrama. Fluff and slice of life bore me, 'established relationship' is an automatic no because seeing the relationship go from friends/enemies/etc to lovers is the best part. Once they're together I check out.
>have you ever written fanfiction?
Once in the middle of the night when ideas seem way better than they are. I deleted it the next day out of embarrassment kek.
>how frequently do you read/write fan fiction?
Read it all the time, write it never
>whats the weirdest fan fiction youve written and or read?
My Immortal, I like to stick to predictably good fic
>what fandoms tend to have the best and or worst fan fics?
Big western juggernaut fandoms usually have the best stuff, mostly thanks to the sheer volume. Anime has a lot of bad fic because it attracts underage, but I still prefer anime fandoms in general.

No. 16454

lol, no. i'm not that young. it was afi fanfic, kek.

No. 16455

>whens the last Time youve read fanfiction?
Maybe a few months.

>what kind of fanfiction do you tend to gravitate towards

Anything Fallout related lol. This is so boring, but generally I like things that seem feasible within the universe they take place in with minimal interaction from the main characters of that fiction. Like interesting side stories that take place outside of the main plot. I don't care about what your lone wanderer is up to. I'd rather see what some farmer from Arefu is doing or learn about a scorned NCR deserter. No romances, no smut.

>have you ever written fanfiction?

I'm slowly trying to write some shit about how the child of Enclave personnel that splintered off into Colorado becomes the Overseer of a vault.

>how frequently do you read/write fan fiction?

Not very.

>whats the weirdest fan fiction youve written and or read?

Sonic High School is a fucking trip. It's already pretty infamous but if you haven't already, read it for a laugh.

>what fandoms tend to have the best and or worst fan fics?

I don't read enough fics to really say.

No. 16456

my immortal is fantastic and should should be published. i love it

No. 16457

I once said I haven't read a fanfic in years so someone linked me a NSFL extreme kink fic featuring Jungkook. I haven't been the same since.

No. 16458

>whens the last Time youve read fanfiction?
this morning, i usually read fanfic in the morning or before bed

>what kind of fanfiction do you tend to gravitate towards

i still read harry potter fanfiction, its a fandom i can always return to, its like visiting a childhood home. i also enjoy some anime fanfiction, doctor who, and very shamefully, i enjoy reader insert fanfiction.

>have you ever written fanfiction?

i have for friends. i have embarrassing mary sue fanfiction that i wrote when i was really young but i dont count those. i am not a good writer.

>how frequently do you read/write fan fiction?

i read it a few times a week.

>whats the weirdest fan fiction youve written and or read?

the harry potter fandom was full of disturbing fanfics before fandom social justice became the norm. "dobby stretches sir" stands out in my mind. Dumbledore's Army and the Year of Darkness (written by lolcow canditate thanfiction) was a weirdly traditionalist and shockingly gory mess.

>what fandoms tend to have the best and or worst fan fics?

i hate to say it but kpop fandom has the best reader inserts. supernatural fandom is full of garbage fanfiction. harry potter is home to the most famously bad fanfic of all time. any big fandom is bound to have a ton of shit fanfiction, it is inevitable.

No. 16459

>whens the last Time youve read fanfiction?
A couple months ago

>what kind of fanfiction do you tend to gravitate towards

Legend of Zelda slash that features abuse or violence

>have you ever written fanfiction?


>how frequently do you read/write fan fiction?

Not super often, just once in a while when I get nostalgic for it

>whats the weirdest fan fiction youve written and or read?

I've read some south park ones that were super weird

>what fandoms tend to have the best and or worst fan fics?

Legend of Zelda is best; Harry Potter is worst

No. 16460

pls post it

No. 16461

i never get why w fandoms like ouran why alot of there stuff for m/m tend to be so dark? espically if it explicit

No. 16462


Same here. I remember when I was like 10 years old, I was REALLY into Inuyasha. At that time, I discovered fan fiction, and read a lot of PG fan fiction that didn't really have any steamy romance in it. It was mostly poorly Mary Sue self insert garbage, but 10 year old me liked it enough that I got really into reading fanfiction.

One day, I stumbled on a "lemon" fan fiction (featuring Sango and Miroku). I had no idea what "lemon" meant going in. I remember being horrified at first, especially since I only had a basic understanding of sex (Penis goes in vagina and a baby is made). Suddenly I was learning way more details about sex that I was never told in school or church. Perverted curiosity got the better of me and I ended up reading a few more. Most of them were terrible and I didn't even finish reading them. However, I did start to get really into reading mature fan fiction. I mean, even though I only had a basic understanding of sex, I knew I really wanted Kagome and Inuyasha to hook up, and I knew that part of getting married meant you would have to have sex and make a baby. Fan fiction was how I learned what "baby making" entails.

One fateful day, I came across a Miroku and Inuyasha lemon. I felt dirty reading it (This was during a time when homosexuality was considered really taboo, and I come from a super religious family), but curiosity got the better of me.

As I'm sure most here know, lots of fan fiction is not written in a direct way. Rather than saying "Inuyasha stuck his dick in Miroku's asshole", it was written as something like "Inuyasha put himself inside Miroku". This sentence makes perfect sense as an adult, but as a 10 year old, the meaning wasn't so clear. I just assumed that wiener's were really stretchy and could expand really wide.

I believed this for a couple of years… I still cringe at the thought.

No. 16463

>whens the last Time youve read fanfiction?
yesterday evening

>what kind of fanfiction do you tend to gravitate towards

rn i read/write au band fics. i tend to gravitate towards rated darkfics the most (i have a massive rape kink) but anything smutty really as long as it’s a pairing i find hot/compelling.

>have you ever written fanfiction?

i have a few ongoing ones + maaaany more planned lol

>how frequently do you read/write fan fiction?

i read bits and pieces pretty much every day but most of the time i just skim through stuff because my concentration skills are shit.
it’s the same with writing; i try to work on updates at least a little bit every day but it depends on how motivated/inspired i feel. sometimes i write for hours and other times i can’t even write a usable sentence. i take notes basically all the time though but don’t really consider it writing (though it’s definitely an important part of the process).

>whats the weirdest fan fiction youve written and or read?

i skimmed through one of the really absurd ones from the kpop critical thread because i was curious lol

No. 16464

I have found literal smut on literotica that is written better than actual Witcher books. Too bad it's a humiliation fantasy and girl on girl crap at that.

No. 16465

>whats the weirdest fan fiction youve written and or read?
scouting through AO3 tags to find the funniest most bizarre shit is sort of a hobby of mine, so this question delights me. I once found a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles m/m 9/11 AU where one of the turtles was a firefighter at the towers and I was floored by the description alone.

No. 16466

me too sis! If you think about it it's no different from most male targeted porn (so, all of it)

No. 16467

Anybody else shamefully love Alpha/Beta/Omega Dynamics?

No. 16468

i love it, but i only read het a/b/o because im not into slash or mpreg. i like the idea of a man being biologically in love with me and physically unable to cheat or want anyone else. i like soulmate stories for the same reason.

No. 16469

I had no idea this was a widespread misconception.

No. 16470

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Am I the only one here who read smut when there's tension between the main characters and completely drop the fics when they're about to fuck? The sex scenes are so boring or badly written most of the time I just give up in the middle of chapters. It's been a while since I read anything due to disappointment though. Also,

>tfw barely any fanfics for some video games that have a lot of fujoshi fans because they're old or niche or both at once

>the very few ones I see are tagged #mature, #m/m and #trans character
>the more popular spinoff has more fanfics but they're shitty anyway or they're any sort of variation of "these two guys are alone at home and they have a sleepover and they fuck"
Guess the video games.

No. 16471

I was searching random bits I remembered from it so I can find it again and ended up finding out the author suffers from some serious trauma from childhood sexual abuse so now I'm not sure how I feel about making fun of this, but here you go


No. 16472

I used to do that when I was into fanfiction. Badly written or not, I don't really care about sex scenes in general, I just like conflict/unresolved feelings.

No. 16473

>whens the last Time youve read fanfiction?
>what kind of fanfiction do you tend to gravitate towards
explicit m/m. i wont read it if it doesnt have sex in it, dont see the point lmao. aside from that i like both oneshots and long slow burn
>have you ever written fanfiction?
>how frequently do you read/write fan fiction?
a lot honestly, i write purely as a hobby so it's easier for me to just use characters i like that other people have made up, and put them in my own situations/plots
>whats the weirdest fan fiction youve written and or read?
a long time ago i used to read crack/humorous harry potter fics, there was some pretty odd stuff in those
>what fandoms tend to have the best and or worst fan fics?
probably obvious, but media geared towards older/adult consumers.
as an aside, i fucking hate those m/m fanfics where the (probably underage) author just wants to bang one of the characters so she picks another male character and turns him into this girly self insert, gross. you get that a lot in anime fanfics

>Sonic High School
oh shit, i remember that! it was hilarious

No. 16474

it honestly depends on the dynamics w in the a/b/o verse i honestly till i read one really hot well written fic about it.

No. 16475

>whens the last Time youve read fanfiction?
long ago. I was a teen lol now I'm a young adult
>what kind of fanfiction do you tend to gravitate towards
school romance/comedy m/f, supernatural stuff too
>have you ever written fanfiction?
yes, once lmao I was like thirteen…
>how frequently do you read/write fan fiction?
nowadays, I rearely do, but I discovered fanfic when I was a tween and at that time I had nothing better to do with my life, I read like a ton everyday
>whats the weirdest fan fiction youve written and or read?
hard to decide this one, but I'll go with a Luhan x Kyary Pamyu Pamyu fic I read long ago
>what fandoms tend to have the best and or worst fan fics?
I have no idea as I only ever read fanfic from Naruto, EXO and SNSD. But out of those ones, it'd be EXO.

Gosh, I miss it so much, when I was a tween I'd just swallow any fanfic that would cross my way and even if they were badly written, I'd be entertained anyways

No. 16476

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I used to love those longer fanfics, but fanfic culture might have changed since when I was a teen. Those longer fanfics tended to be mysteries or 'grandiose' epics sort of dealies.

I felt like there was a good variety of longer story oriented fanfic and romance, and lemons etc. Now fanfiction seems significantly more oriented towards oneshots and romance/porn. I have a hard time finding longer plot oriented fic, have to wade through all these lemons.

No. 16477

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Do you mean Ouran High School Host Club? Is that still getting fan content?

No. 16478

Why wouldnt it? It's so popular and has been for so many years that even normal people who only watched dragonball z and yugioh know about it.

No. 16479

I guess I've been really out of the loop I didn't realize it was so popular

No. 16480

some of my normalfag guy friends that happen to watch anime watched it (and liked it too).

No. 16481

>how frequently do you read/write fan fiction?

I´ve read on and off since I was about 12-13, which was when I first discovered Tokyo hotel fics that was being translated to my language on shitty fan sites. I still re-read old favorites or skim through master posts from time to time.

>what fandoms tend to have the best and or worst fan fics?

Teen wolf is such a shit show (always was, always will be) but the fandom really has some great fan fiction. I´ve also found some of the weirdest stuff in the MCU fandom.

No. 16482

>whens the last Time you've read fanfiction?
Like 20 minutes ago.
>what kind of fanfiction do you tend to gravitate towards
I'm a fujo so gay shit (on a side note fuck people who tag there tranny stories as m/m on AO3 I hate having to sort through them for more recent fandoms, thank goodness for the new updates letting me blacklist tags). I'll read any story assuming it's competently written and not a stupid AU or High School story, the exception being ghosts and deathfics. My favorite kinds are Canon Divergence fics, angst, and slowburn. I prefer longer plot oriented fics with gay romance on the side, if it's just 100k of porn or sappy shit I lose interest real fast.
>have you ever written fanfiction?
Yes but it's shitty poorly written garbage, and I've only ever posted anonymously on kinkmemes.
>how frequently do you read/write fan fiction?
Not very often since most kinkmemes I like are dead and I'm not posting my work on a fanfiction site, not even anonymously
>whats the weirdest fan fiction youve written and or read?
There was a really strange fill on one of the old One Piece kinkmemes where the male members of the crew were stranded on a island and the angry islanders captured them and then made them gather 5 fruits. As the members came back one at a time they were forced to shove the fruit up their asses and if they could get all of them in at once they'd be let go, if they couldn't they'd die. It focused on Zoro shoving a bunch of apples up his ass and almost getting them all in, but during the last one he ends up in a laughing fit and fails. The punchline of the story was that he just saw Sanji returning to the islanders with coconuts. I read it like 10 years ago but it's really stuck with me just because of how bizarre and funny it was.
>what fandoms tend to have the best and or worst fan fics?
Some really fucking awful ones are:
Osomatsu-san (Really disappointing considering there is lots of potential for angst considering the taboo nature of the relationships most of these fanfics focus on. Instead its all Hesowars AU garbage.)
Pokemon (Too much OC shit and garbage to sort through, does have some good fics hiding in there.)
Real Person Fanfiction (It's awful, no exceptions. It's also considerably worse written than most out there and I have no idea why)
Best Fandoms:
Evangelion (Advoiding all the Kawoshin garbage, there is actually a lot of interesting character studies and reflective fics here)
Persona 4 (A ton of interesting alternative takes on the murder mystery plot, some with a better killer reveal than the actual game has. Non-shipping fics are better than the romance ones)
Yu-Gi-Oh! (Nothing really specifc, it just has a suprising amount of good fanfics.)

No. 16483

I love fanfics so much. I'm a fujoshit, but i generally like longer stories with a real plot.

I'm afraid to read fanfics unless they're sent to me because too many tranny lovers are writing fics now and tumblr is all over A03.

It wasn't this way 10 years ago when I started reading/writing fics.

No. 16484

>(on a side note fuck people who tag there tranny stories as m/m on AO3 I hate having to sort through them for more recent fandoms, thank goodness for the new updates letting me blacklist tags).

God that irritates me, they always try to subtly mix 'transboy x' in amongst other tags and not mention it in the summary. Half the time I don't realize til I've read a bit. It's like they want to prove that they're so woke they don't think it's a big deal, but if someone is specifically looking for m/m they don't want surprise vagina.

No. 16485

I've written so much drawerfic about me as a self insert that it's pathetic, but I'm the only one who reads it so lol. It's on par with Harlequin level trash, but with more fucking, and I love writing it, no shame. It's stupid, but fun.

Jane Eyre fanfic is some of the most horrifying stuff out there. Austenfic, too. People always try to mimic the style and it's just so bad, but if anyone knows of any Jane/Rochester or damn, any Austen pairing at all that's halfway decent, lay it on me, I'll read it.

No. 16486

>It's like they want to prove that they're so woke they don't think it's a big deal
More like they're trannies themselves and they're using the character to self-insert

No. 16487

>whens the last Time youve read fanfiction?
a couple of days ago, i think.

>what kind of fanfiction do you tend to gravitate towards

mostly gay shit, m/m. i'm a lesbian, but i have trouble reading a lot of the f/f stuff. in general i prefer dark and angsty m/m and soft and fluffy f/f, long AU or canon divergence fics are great too, i also adore slowburn, but there's not much of it that's good.

>have you ever written fanfiction?

yes, i've written some drabbles in various fandoms, mostly Hatoful Boyfriend

>how frequently do you read/write fan fiction?

i read almost every day when i'm on a bus or stuck in lines. i write maybe once a month.

>whats the weirdest fan fiction youve written and or read?

eeeeeh… anything with trans headcannons reads weird to me since i'm radfem. seriously, tag your shit.

>what fandoms tend to have the best and or worst fan fics?

i'm in the smaller fandoms, but i really enjoy a lot of the Metal Gear and Silent Hill fanfiction.
my biggest fandoms are probably Kingsmen and FBAWTFT which have some terrible and some very well-written fics.
in general i believe that the bigger the fandom, the more variety you get, both of good and bad.
my absolute guilty pleasure is Jhonen Vasquez fics (JtHM and Invader Zim), but there are so many bad ones, especially those that are older from the times when Jhonen was popular, holy shit.

No. 16488

oh my god the DAYD/Thanfiction wank was amazing. you've awakened my nostalgia, anon. I love the whole Victoria Bitter/Thanfiction/Andrew Blake (I think thats what he's going by these days) saga, its so insane.Someone needs to make a snow thread on him

No. 16489

>whens the last Time youve read fanfiction?
>what kind of fanfiction do you tend to gravitate towards
generally longer, gen or m/m plotty fics with smut or slow burn romance on the side. i also like oneshots. my absolute favorite is whump or angsty fic, especially if it involves torture.
>have you ever written fanfiction?
yeah, i've been writing fanfiction for eight years now. a couple oneshots as gifts or commissions and then a few longer, 100+ page fics. i'm working on a longer slow burn fic right now, but i've been busy with life and can't update or write as frequently as i'd like.
>how frequently do you read/write fan fiction?
i generally read fic every day, every other day, or just whenever a fic i'm following updates. i try to write at least three times a week, if not more, but staying on schedule is hard.
>whats the weirdest fan fiction youve written and or read?
i wrote some pretty embarrassing stuff when i was younger, but have since deleted most of my older fics. some of the weirder stuff i've read are vkei band fics, where gackt is a contract assassin or something? also some 'getting fucked by tentacles and then laying alien eggs' marvel fic.
>what fandoms tend to have the best and or worst fan fics?
real people fic/band fic
black butler
iron man
yuri on ice
gintama (mixed bag)
thor (i'm biased because i love loki whump)

No. 16490

there will never be someone greater of a lolcow than thanfiction, imo. even onision cant compare, because andy succesfully made a cult, scammed hundreds of people, ruined lives, possibly was involved in someones death, and has never improved, ever. he actually had people believing he was literally both frodo and elija wood.

No. 16491

>whens the last Time youve read fanfiction?
Last year
>what kind of fanfiction do you tend to gravitate towards
AU bandfics & sometimes TV series/movies or videogame fics, m/m only. I like long, well thought-out fics with good sex scenes that have more to offer than just slash, though.
>have you ever written fanfiction?
Yes. I have written one multichaptered story that was well received. I updated it every month, but when I stopped (because I didn't have enough free time anymore), some of the hardcore fans of my fic started pressuring me into continuing it. They still write me messages one year later… I always wanted to finish that story, but now it feels like a chore and I will probably not go back to it.
>how frequently do you read/write fan fiction?
I used to read them a lot when I was a teenager. Now, I usually get a nostalgia attack once every few years and start obsessing over fanfiction/fandom in general again until it suddenly stops.
>whats the weirdest fan fiction youve written and or read?
I usually avoid weird stories. Mpreg for example is something I never understood.
>what fandoms tend to have the best and or worst fan fics?
Like >>16473 said: media geared towards older/adult consumers. Also, weird/rare/"ugly" pairings, because it's usually grownups who see their appeal. This one is weird, but after playing GTA V, I checked if there were fanfics about Michael & Trevor. They are not my taste, but I thought that their deep friendship & the backstabbing that takes place in the game are some A+ template for dramatic smut fics. And indeed, there were some and they were great! Old fandoms have amazing writers, too. I recently watched "The Gladiator" again and searched for fanfics afterwards. The fandom is dead, but there were some very good stories that were written in 2000.
I'm not sure about the worst fandoms, but I've read some really bad Jrock fanfics.

No. 16492

>whens the last Time youve read fanfiction?
Not in many moons.
>what kind of fanfiction do you tend to gravitate towards
Anything really long with a good plot and written almost like a really good rap song. Where you are describing details of objects and places almost to a rhythm that makes the story have a unique/mood atmosphere. That's what makes a great story, it feels natural and I understand the character as a human more.
>have you ever written fanfiction?
Yes. I actually love to write fanfiction way more than read it.
>how frequently do you read/write fan fiction?
I write it whenever I have the time. I am one of those people who has 4000+ long chapters.
>whats the weirdest fan fiction youve written and or read?
Anything related to killing stalking that falls under the category of gore porn. It's always weird, gross and I hate it everytime.
>what fandoms tend to have the best and or worst fan fics?
Oh visual novels fandoms tend to be the worst. Especially if the novel is erotic in anyway. People usually either try to rehash the in-game story or write pwp and pretend it was worth posting. The smaller the fandom, the worse it is. A lack of imagination is the biggest problem with fanfiction that I notice.

No. 16493

>what kind of fanfiction do you tend to gravitate towards
Darkfic, for sure. But I´m not the biggest fan of gory porn/rape just for the sake of it, I´m more into physiological trauma and abuse, but in that particular genre it´s hard to actually find something that is lengthy, well written and feels realistic and not pwp written by a 15-year old.
>have you ever written fanfiction?
I used to write TH-fics about the Kaulitz twins on gsm away back. Luckily, I grew out of that pretty quick and realized that my writing was shit.

>whats the weirdest fan fiction youve written and or read?

Not the weirdest, but when I read HP-fiction I came across a Neville/Snape fic, but I didn't´t properly read the tags when I started so I didn't´t know that was the main pairing. It was very long and a slowburn, so when the slash started it hit me right in the face, but I was already invested in the fic and it was pretty well-written, so I ended up bawling my eyes out over a very dub-con pairing. It was years ago, but I still think about from time to time.

>what fandoms tend to have the best and or worst fan fics?

RPF definitely has some of the worst. Probably because those fandoms tends to attract really young and inexperienced writes who self-insert and basically just writes guilty pleasure fics with no plot.
I don´t know any fandoms that are overflowing with amazing fics, but the bigger ones definitely have some very good writers. I also agree with the anons above about it being hard to find lengthy fics that are centered around a strong, original plot. They´re definitely there, but they are hard to find and often they´re not even popular.

No. 16494

Name of the Neville/Snape fic? I'm interested.

No. 16495

I've been reading fanfic since I discovered the internet at age 12 and I'm almost 30 now. I like fluffy, comedic fics or fics that focus on domestic living. My main fandom is already really dark and we know that the main characters are most likely not going to have a happy ending.

I write fanfic, but not all are published anywhere. Actually most of them are the same themes, Character A gets raped, Character B comforts them after. After a while, I realise that I write these themes because its a sort of self fulfilment fantasy. I was sexually abused as a kid and it just makes me happy? to write these fics. I mostly focus on the aftercare because I guess I really wanted someone to be Character B to my Character A, but sadly no one was/is. No one other than anons on the internet knows about my CSA so I've been bottling it up for a long time only to write out these specific scenes over and over again with a few variations on them.

I should probably see a therapist for this, but they're expensive as fuck in my country without a referral and I don't want to go to a doctor and tell them these in person lol. So, fanfic's all I've got for now.

No. 16496


It´s Night-blooming heartsease on AO3. Good luck, anon.

No. 16497

M-My hero Academia
>>Ples no bully

No. 16498

Speaking of, I recently checked ao3 and noticed that BnHA has surpassed YOI in # of fics. I didn't realize it had blown up so much amongst western fans, I never really got into it personally so I didn't pay much attention.

Anyway I'm mad at Sayokubo for taking so long and letting YOI's hype die, they better bring it with the movie and inspire another 30k of fic.

No. 16499

>whens the last Time youve read fanfiction?
It’s been a couple of months.
>what kind of fanfiction do you tend to gravitate towards
Romance, AUs, anything containing dark themes. In all flavors. I don’t care for slice of life or pregnancy/family fic, or A/B/O dynamics.
>have you ever written fanfiction?
Yes. I still write it from time to time.
>how frequently do you read/write fan fiction?
I’ll have periods where all I want to do is read fanfiction, followed by periods where I want nothing to do with it. I write it less often.
>whats the weirdest fan fiction youve written and or read?
Probably that weird Glee fic where one of the characters had to shove a dead bird up his ass. Or that Power Rangers fic where the Pink Ranger gets brutally tortured. I didn’t go out of my way to search for these, just to make things clear: I was sent them by friends.
>what fandoms tend to have the best and or worst fan fics?
Best fanfiction: older fandoms comprised mostly of older fans. Star Trek comes to mind. Also smaller fandoms tend to have better fic. Worst? The opposite. I can no longer read fic from anime fandom because it’s all just… bad.

No. 16500

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>whens the last Time youve read fanfiction?
Last night.

>what kind of fanfiction do you tend to gravitate towards

Used to be really into dark fic and would go on kink memes and just purposefully seek out the fics with fucked up shit like kidnapping, monster sex and rape. I kind of went to the other extreme now and tend to read more fluffy fics with no sex. I'm still into the fucked up weird smut fics, I just find they're harder and harder to find now and it doesn't help I have higher standards.

>have you ever written fanfiction?

I've come up with ideas, for stuff and daydream about where I'd go with it but have yet to actually dip my toe into it.

>how frequently do you read/write fan fiction?

Usually every few weeks or so.

>whats the weirdest fan fiction youve written and or read?

Oh god … I remember reading a lot of fucked up Fullmetal Alchemist fanfiction back in middle school, but my memory is pretty muddled now. I do remember reading a Homestuck fanfic where Sollux gets raped by bees. Oh, and there was one Rick & Morty fanfic that legitimately made me feel nauseous, I had to stop reading and lay down. It was about Morty getting some kind of parasitic alien in his abdomen and Rick adminsetering some kind of general anaesthesia and rooting around in his guts trying to get it out, with Morty awake and conscious of everything and could just … Feel him rooting around inside his guts. I remember it being grotesquely graphic and detailed.

>what fandoms tend to have the best and or worst fan fics?

I don't know about worst, but I remember Homestuck having some of the most fucking bizarre fanfiction of any fandom that I've seen. Transformers had a surprising amount of really well written fics and actually had probably one of the best written fics I've ever read. I read it back in like 2010-2011 or something and I think it was called "Swindle's Log" or something. It was about Swindle being put into this jail right across from Shockwave who starts playing these mind games with him and I remember it being really intense.

No. 16501

>whens the last Time youve read fanfiction?
last week
>what kind of fanfiction do you tend to gravitate towards
Romance and smut. 60-70k words tops. I don't really have a preference for m/m, f/f or m/f. I do wish there was more good f/f fics written. Supernatural, ASOIAF and Dragon Age are my main fandoms. I went through a Bulma/Vegeta phase recently but there isn't a lot of fic.
>have you ever written fanfiction?
once, like a decade ago. It was a oneshot Harry/Ron fic, which isn't even something I ship. It was kind of a chore so I didn't keep it up.
>how frequently do you read/write fan fiction?
Whenever I need some brain candy. Sometimes I'll spend weeks reading nothing but fic and sometimes I can go for months without feeling the urge.
>whats the weirdest fan fiction youve written and or read?
Thirty Hs, but it's intentionally weird. I once had the idea of writing Jeff Mangum/Anne Frank fanfic but my fucking conscience stopped me.
>what fandoms tend to have the best and or worst fan fics?
As loathe as I am to admit it, Supernatural has some pretty good ones because the fandom is huge and very active. Crappy show, good fic. Also a lot of terrible fic.

If lc.f had been around when thanfiction was at her most active, she'd be one of the biggest cows on the site. I can't believe she isn't more well known. I've seen youtube videos and heard podcasts about the final fantasy 7 house recently, and that wasn't even close to as bad as the shit amy got up to.

No. 16502

I think this was briefly discussed in the BL-thread, but I´ll ask here as well; I´ve always read slash. That was what I started out with and I don´t think I´ll ever read something else, fanfiction-wise, but why is it so popular?

No. 16503

That’s funny. I loved YOI so much but I never once wanted to make a fic of it. But the moment I started watching MHA I wanted to make one immediately. I wouldn’t say I like one over the other or anything I enjoy them both. Probably because I can’t be fucked to learn the skating termiology lol.

No. 16504

>I once had the idea of writing Jeff Mangum/Anne Frank fanfic but my fucking conscience stopped me
Kekked irl, anon.

No. 16505

Anyone want to share their favorite fics? It can be quite time consuming searching for the good stuff.

No. 16506

I feel like any huge fandom will have good fics, even more so for fandoms with an older demographic (like in their 20s, maybe 30s)
As much as I hate saying this, BTS has some pretty good fics, and it's entirely because they have thousands of lonely college age fans.

No. 16507

No. 16508

most of these are short, sexy reader stories

>oneshot, smut, Levi from attack on titan is the sexy man you babysit for

>long fic, completed. seto kaiba becomes your boyfriend. also has a sequel that is equally long.

>oneshot, hermione has sex with sirus black and remus lupin because of wolf bite reasons. shameless smut happens.

>oneshot, kagoma/kouga, some wolf kink smut

>oneshot, reader x scout from team fortress 2. you find him at a nightclub and domme him.

let me know if you guys want anymore recs!

No. 16509

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Let's share fic recs too! Maybe post fandoms you're in and people can share whatever they've read and liked?

>whens the last Time youve read fanfiction?

About a year ago. I'm not as into it as I used to be but I miss it.
>what kind of fanfiction do you tend to gravitate towards
Novel-length fic that has a semblance of a plot, lots of tension. OR quick smut. M/M mostly or rare pairs.
>have you ever written fanfiction?
When I was super young and a few times in college.
>how frequently do you read/write fan fiction?
Barely ever anymore, but reading and archiving fic recs used to be a hobby of mine.
>whats the weirdest fan fiction youve written and or read?
Most of the retarded troll prompts on kink memes that ended up getting filled.
>what fandoms tend to have the best and or worst fan fics?
HP stands out to me as some of the best and most enjoyable. Anime fandoms have probably the most terrible fic, along with things like kpop and other RL fandoms.

No. 16510

thats actually the fandom im really into rn lol, any links? if you dont wanna say then what ships are you into?
i was so excited for yoi to come out and then ended up really disappointed and underwhelmed with the show, i found a lot of it really boring, i think 'sports' shit just isnt really my thing, i actually like volleyball irl and found haikyuu kinda boring too

No. 16511

>whens the last Time youve read fanfiction?
a few weeks ago

>what kind of fanfiction do you tend to gravitate towards

long, I mean super long (300,000)+ slow burns with older men or dark characters

>have you ever written fanfiction?

yes, in the same genre, I'm in the middle of two right now.

>how frequently do you read/write fan fiction?

I've only started writing recently, but I go through fanfic dry spells or if I'm writing I cut back on reading because I have a habit of accidentally mixing up canon with fanon

>whats the weirdest fan fiction youve written and or read?

some weird werewolf fic with hermione and snape and fenrir and draco and it was just a disgusting smut fest involving discharge

>what fandoms tend to have the best and or worst fan fics?

anime fandoms, kpop fandoms are by far the worst.

https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11248015/1/Pygmalion (by far the best hp fanfic I've ever read TR/evil!HG)

No. 16512

Y-Yeah sure. I'm in the process of editing some of the chapters because I found some errors/ want to change a few things. But yeah don't expect much lmao my writing isn't very good.
>>mfw everyone is on ao3 and i'm still on fanfiction.net

No. 16513

>>57Chapters. Misaki x Usagi story. Misaki catches Usagi cheating. Really well done, seems like it could be a lost episode type thing (that's how well written it is)

No. 16514

Bakugou seemed to be really out of character tbh

No. 16515

;-; yeah I know

No. 16516

>whens the last Time youve read fanfiction?

Last night.

>what kind of fanfiction do you tend to gravitate towards

RPF or live action shows/etc. I like M/M mostly. I kind of wish there was more F/M/M out there since I'm always okay with bisexual fanfiction. I may need to remedy this myself. I like long, slow-burn reads a lot, too!

>have you ever written fanfiction?

I'm not a great writer. I can draw, so I tend to do more comics.

>how frequently do you read/write fan fiction?

I read it fairly regularly. Maybe weekly?

>whats the weirdest fan fiction youve written and or read?

Uh, I mean, I stumbled across some Columbine fanfic. So that was… interesting.

>what fandoms tend to have the best and or worst fan fics?

Honestly- I'm not a big fan of a lot of anime/manga fanfic. I don't know why.

No. 16517


> Columbine fanfic

Oh, god, thanks for that horrible reminder, anon

No. 16518

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>whens the last Time youve read fanfiction?
last night
>what kind of fanfiction do you tend to gravitate towards
strictly m/m, smut, I hate fluff or angst, usually one-shots (unless the story is very good)
>have you ever written fanfiction?
>how frequently do you read/write fan fiction?
nearly every day
>whats the weirdest fan fiction youve written and or read?
I read pretty fucked up things, so nothing really shocks me anymore.
>what fandoms tend to have the best and or worst fan fics?
I feel like the marvel fandom is older on average, so most of them at least know how to write. And thank god for the new "exclude" option on ao3, so that I can filter out all that bts kpop shit lol.

The 1st fic I ever read was vampire!sasuke/human!naruto. Despite never being part of a fandom, I've always really been into "bad" dark/long haired guys, so I really like the loki/tony stark pairing. I also really like if the smaller more feminine guy is the top/dom, mainly because I hate if the bottom dude is written all weak and girly. I also like hannibal/will (because mads mikkelsen is hot). Even though I do read really disgusting shit like incest, breeding, knotting and rape roleplays, i can't read it, if it isn't consensual, that would be too much even for me.

Recently I read the hottest fic about dom!timothee chalamet/sub!armie hammer, but despite getting updated regularly, it was suddenly deleted, I'm heartbroken lol.

Pic related is the best story I ever read. The auther even sold it as a book(?), but now you somehow can neither buy nor read it online.
If anybody ever came across something similar, I'd be very thankful for your recommandations.
>Tekkeitsertok has the name of a god, but his life is far from celestial. Living in a small town in northern Alaska, he works two jobs to support his family of seven – him and his six dogs. As a gay man, he doesn’t have many opportunities for dating in a place like New Petersburg, but his whole life is about to spiral out of control when a vampire enters the bar he works in.
>It is the first vampire to visit the town since the creatures’ existence had been announced by the government, and he causes problems from the moment he sets foot in the bar. The mysterious Sergey is set on making Tekke believe they are bound by destiny, but Tekke is having none of that, since he is all about the logical and rational in life. Then again, in a time when caribou have sharp teeth and ravens grow antlers, maybe it’s time to stop clinging to logic and embrace the strange and irrational?
The vampire is super young, pretty and long haired, but manly. And the human guy is still a virgin despire coming across as burly.

No. 16519

>whens the last Time youve read fanfiction?
Yesterday lol
>what kind of fanfiction do you tend to gravitate towards
f/f stuff, fluff or smut it doesn't matter, I just stay away from angst
>have you ever written fanfiction?
I've just finished writing one
>how frequently do you read/write fan fiction?
Often. I carry out commissions sometimes, plus fanfictions helped me becoming fluent in English. Now I can write nice stories in English and blend in with native speakers, which means a lot to me since I'm an aspiring writer. Rpgs by forum and fanfictions, as nerdy as they can be, are the reason of my improvement throughout the years so I don't care about what people say ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
>whats the weirdest fan fiction youve written and or read?
I scrolled past a ff about mpreg once
>what fandoms tend to have the best and or worst fan fics?
I don't know… there's good and bad stuff about everything. Aside from…
…kpop groups stuff.

No. 16520


I just finished a Wade/Peter fanfic which I got recommended, thank god, since I dont think I would ever consider that pairing. It´s basically a very well written, funny and realistic fic where Wade doms Peter without Peter really realizing that it´s happening. With a lot of angst and conflicting feelings.


No. 16521

What Persona 4 fics do you recommend?

No. 16522

While it's older and doesn't quite line up with the Persona canon anymore I like this one
It's a nice alternative telling of the game with Souji as the killer.
I also like this series of fics though it's kinda a guilty pleasure thing since I'm an Adachifag and a big fan of him and Dojima >https://archiveofourown.org/series/700269
The author puts a few too many of their worldviews and personal opinions in it though.

Damn, I can't find a lot of fics I really remember liking, including a really good Mitsuo longfic, one where Naoto was the killer, and a retelling with Namatame as the MC. They might have been deleted, which would totally suck.

I'm going to go look a little harder for them. In the meantime here's the weirdest P4 fic I've ever read, it's on badbadbathouse somwhere but I couldn't find it but I've got most of the Adachi-centric stories saved incase it goes down so here it is. https://drive.google.com/open?id=1HNAemvcxd_w2joJWnvekwY3ZuYVm8khB It's a cannibalism fic with recipies.

No. 16523

>whats the weirdest fan fiction youve written and or read?
Naruto weight gain fetish fanfic

No. 16524

what ship is it anon? as long as it's not bakugo topping i wanna read!

No. 16525

Ah you probably won't like it then. It's BakuDeku

No. 16526

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>whens the last Time youve read fanfiction?
i'm trying to find some good ones to read right now!

>what kind of fanfiction do you tend to gravitate towards

definitely slash, some yuri (but honestly it tends to be boring, which makes sense as fanfic is usually written by sexually repressed women ime) and i love longer fics as long as they're well written. i used to like really dramatic, dark fic when i was younger but as i've gotten older i prefer fluff/smut, or some reasonable drama but nothing like mind-break, tons of gratuitous rape, etc. the fandoms i'm into currently are FFXIV and BNHA though i tend to look up fanfic of anything i watch/enjoy. some of the very first fanfics i ever read were for naruto and tokyo mew mew. i also used to love bandom and still re-read some of the great fics that came out of that.

>have you ever written fanfiction?

yes but i've never finished one. and most of the recent stuff involves my ocs and is really self-indulgent so i'll never publish it anywhere. but it makes me happy so whatever lol

>how frequently do you read/write fan fiction?

i don't write it too frequently, only when i have a burst of inspiration. i read it pretty frequently, at least a couple times a week, though lately i've been reading more doujins/original yaoi. imo it's been getting kinda harder to wade through the shitty stuff and get to the good stuff, but it could also just be me getting old and the fandoms themselves staying young ;-;

>whats the weirdest fan fiction youve written and or read?

as for what i've written myself, uh, i have a few fairly odd kinks that don't get much love so i've written them for myself. for what i've read… fuck there's been a lot. some of the supernatural fic i read during my short stay in that fandom was pretty fucked up. lots of weird demonic incest and gore and just… it was bad.

>what fandoms tend to have the best and or worst fan fics?

there's really bad stuff everywhere, but also really good stuff in the most surprising places. honestly the best fics i've ever read remain bandom pieces. though it's rare to find fics on the same scope these days, so i try not to compare. i'm happy with mindless fluff as long as it's enjoyable in the end!

i fucking love a/b/o and i'm not ashamed (okay slightly ashamed). unlike the other reader i eat mpreg up as long as it's not RPS. and a/b/o is the perfect setting for it without getting into weird explanations. plus shit like marking and heats are just great smut.

No. 16527

>kpop fandoms are by far the worst.
huh, some of the best ones i’ve ever read have been kpop fics (but alas, that’s my fandom, so.)

granted, the worst of the worst have also been kpop lol. just goes to show even the supposedly worst fandoms have gems in them. i’ve read a lot of really, really amazing kpop fics. i’ve also read some pretty atrocious anime/video game fics.

No. 16528


please link your best kpop fics and change my mind, I have never seen a good one, but maybe that's because I wasn't looking.

also I meant anime and kpop are both bad. I find older fandoms (or fandoms with older aged audiences/writers) have the best fics (Star Wars/Trek, Harry Potter, etc)

No. 16529

this series, for one: https://archiveofourown.org/series/331765

granted i’m not into bts anymore and haven’t read this in forever but the story and writing was amazing from what i remember.

No. 16530

No. 16531


Oh and this one as well, it's probably one of my favorites

No. 16532

there are a bunch of really good nct fics out there but since it’s not a very big fandom (at least not compared to the likes of bts) they don’t get as much recognition

this one is amazing imo; although the subject matter is controversial it’s beautifully written and i find the characters to be very compelling: https://archiveofourown.org/works/9252332

https://archiveofourown.org/works/14152686 is one of the best fics i’ve ever read, regardless of fandom, if not /the/ best.

No. 16533

Thank you for this, reading good bts fics has been my secret guilty pleasure lately but I get too lazy to sift through them to find something I'll enjoy. These seem rather long which is nice but do you also know some good oneshots?

No. 16534

anything my mindheist, i think.

wowoashley has some cozy one-shots too but her characters are fairly superficial (not always a bad thing if you’re just looking for something lighthearted of course) but she left the fandom after making at least 75% of her readerbase hate her so you won’t be seeing anything new from her:

No. 16535

samefagging just to add, sugamins who wrote >>16529 and fic number 2 from >>16530 has at least /some/ one-shots too: https://archiveofourown.org/users/sugamins/pseuds/sugamins/works

No. 16536

A good way to find one shots that are good or at least decent is to look through the bookmarks of writers you like on ao3
If they're better writers then they'll have some sort of standard for good writing

No. 16537

I rather like in a weird way to read dark themed fics. Rape, noncon, incest and pedophilia. I've had a traumatic childhood and it's my way of dealing with it, but people always make me feel weird or like a monster saying that I condone that stuff.
I don't see what's wrong with dark fic if it's not presented in a glorifying and romanticized way. If the author and the reader both doesn't try make this shit normal and okay and realize it's fucked up, when what's the problem?

No. 16538

Why do they hate her?

No. 16539

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do reader inserts even count here??? i live for that shit asjkdakd

there's just something so nice to be able to hold your favourite character :')

No. 16540

they totally count, anon. i love them and read them all the time. do you want to trade recs? what fandoms do you like to read inserts for?

No. 16541

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I love reader-inserts, it's sort of a guilty pleasure for me. I've read so many but there's this one person on quotev who's fanfictions I really like since the plots are interesting to me. They mostly do "Yandere" type characters who are basically OCs so if you're not into that chances are you won't like these. Plus, a lot of them are really long like over 400 pages.


This next one I've read so many times, starting in freshmen year lol I can't really tell if I like it because of nostalgia or if it's really good so you can be the judge of that, it's a creepypasta reader insert without feeling like a cliche one. It's pretty long and it's less about romance and more about them coming to trust each other.


These are just an extra I found while looking through my library, I remember them being pretty good.

I think that's all, I like non fandom related inserts a lot so there a some in there, also, most of them are a very long, I think one is 800 pages lol. Anyways, hopefully, this was helpful in any way.

No. 16542

People cope with shit in different ways. some use fiction, some use drugs, some use real people ect

No. 16543

>whens the last Time youve read fanfiction? Last night

>what kind of fanfiction do you tend to gravitate towards

I really like Dub con , Omega /alpha dinámics , underage, f/m m/m I'm disgusting

>have you ever written fanfiction? Never

>how frequently do you read/write fan fiction? I read Every once in a while just when I have time and feel like enjoying a guilty pleasure

>whats the weirdest fan fiction youve written and or read?

So many is not even funny, the one that comes to my mind is this one where Kylo ren and rei from star wars are siblings and then he gets her pregnant ,it's kinda creepy because he groomed her

>what fandoms tend to have the best and or worst fan fics? ,Naruto has to have the weirdest fanfiction ever, it's really wild , I remember when the series ended and many people where angry Naruto ended up with Hinata, and make a lot of weird fanfiction,also Harry Potter

To me fanfiction is a guilty pleasure I have a stressful job ,so going home after a particularly bad day and read a good fanfiction before sleep it's great, I usually like long ones , with slow burn , and smut, sometimes I like to read cringy fanfictions , makes me laugh alot when they are describing a complex sex escene and the way they are describing how they are holding each other is almost impossible , idk I guess fanfiction gets me this melancholic feeling about being carefree in my home when I was like 11 reading stupid shit and don't worrying about anything

No. 16544

>what fandoms tend to have the best and or worst fan fics?

Historic and literary fandoms are usually good, just short and there's very little of them compared to other fandoms.

>I guess fanfiction gets me this melancholic feeling about being carefree in my home when I was like 11 reading stupid shit and don't worrying about anything

My feels exactly. Weird how even perverted shit back then still felt so wholesome lol. Miss it all

Ao3 got easy to use exclude tags now jsyk. If you want to skip over tranny shit, just put a bunch tags like nonbinary, trans character and genderqueer and they shouldn't come up. They should have done this earlier lmao

No. 16545

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The long (and angsty) buildups is what I live for. I often feel ashamed of myself for wasting hours and even days reading long fanfics only to drop them after the couple gets together.

Slow burn + psychological themes(tags depend of the fandom) is a great combo that I never get tired of.

With that said, I have also bookmarked a copious amount of smut fanfics, be it oneshots or rather long pieces.

No. 16546

hit me up with some recs!!!. i currently like jjba and occasionally, overwatch.

i mostly enjoy angst and it's sorta a guilty pleasure for me :((( here's some of the things i love rereading


the rest are bunch are on headcanon blogs over at tumblr

No. 16547

One day I ran into a Hirohiko Araki x Reader fanfiction on AO3, if you're into that

No. 16548

>whens the last Time youve read fanfiction?
Last night.

>what kind of fanfiction do you tend to gravitate towards

M/M mainly.

>have you ever written fanfiction?

Despite reading it for more than decade, no. Sometimes I wonder why I've never been able to bite the bullet and slap something onto the AO3 account I made back in 2014.

>how frequently do you read/write fan fiction?

Read? Every other day probably.

>whats the weirdest fan fiction youve written and or read?

Anyone here heard of the draco skullfuck fanfic?

>what fandoms tend to have the best and or worst fan fics?

Homestuck fandom was bad but when it was good it was legitimately shockingly good.

No. 16549

>the supposedly worst fandoms have gems in them.

i was talking to a friend about this the other day. she said that she thought 00s anime fandom got a pretty raw deal - yeah, most of the fic was garbage but when it was good it was above beyond anything else she'd read in other fandoms. my theory is when you're in a fandom environment where no one has any shame in being "out there" you get a ton of shitty self-insert fanfic but the 5-10% that isn't is far more creative & experimental.

No. 16550

I feel like earlier fanfic was more inspired by books than other fanfic, if that makes sense. So there's more plot and variety in the top % of fic.

I personally quite like fic cliches so I prefer modern stuff, but I do find it gets very same-y and repetitive.

No. 16551

Anon please come back and tell us why they hate her and what happened

No. 16552

Anon yes! Teen wolf fabrication scalated to a golden scale! Why? Idk is such a shitty show, maybe authors just wanted to show the writers how the fuck you do it.
Stiles is such a wonderful character I just— sorry anon

No. 16553

ntayrt but looking through the comments on her last story I guess people disliked her for being rude, not taking constructive criticism, and saying rude things about other authors. apparently she dropped bts for nct lol. I'd love to hear the full reason why though

No. 16554


>when is the last time you've read fanfiction?

Like an hour ago

>what kind of fanfiction do you tend to gravitate towards

I only read fanfiction for content on my ships tbh, so fanfiction centred on my ship
I avoid AU stories because of how many authors straight up rewrite everything with barely any resemblance to the original work and everything turns to shit so the fanfics I read are canon compliant

>have you ever written fanfiction?

Never written fanfiction myself, but I like to play out stories in my head since I'm confident that writing it out would probably spiral into something cringy

>how frequently do you read/write fan fiction?

I go through small phases of reading as much as I can to just outright avoiding anything fan written for months, I'm in the reading phase rn tho
I would be more inclined to read more often if I found high-quality written work but that barely ever occurs

>whats the weirdest fan fiction you've written and or read?

Nothing comes to mind right now but that would be because I would repress the really weird shit I've read before when I was younger

>what fandoms tend to have the best and or worst fanfics?

I tend to stick to the fandoms I'm really into when reading fanfiction so haven't read from many to rank any of them the best or worst

Btw, can any anon recommend good My Hero Academia fics with BakuDeku?

No. 16555

>whens the last Time youve read fanfiction?
last week probably?

>what kind of fanfiction do you tend to gravitate towards

whatever concerns what i'm currently into. and that happens to be touhou, bnha, and kpop.

>have you ever written fanfiction?

i'd like to but i have almost no confidence in my writing. trying to break free of that though.

>how frequently do you read/write fan fiction?

once a week for reading, writing even less. unless you count sporadic paragraphs whenever i get scene idea, then like, every day.

>whats the weirdest fan fiction youve written and or read?

some abo shit probably
i tend to steer away from straight up outlandish stuff so nothing particularly noteworthy comes to mind

>what fandoms tend to have the best and or worst fan fics?

smallish anime fandoms and other obscure media ( lets say, yume 2kki ) tend to have well written fiction or complete trash. kpop is generally mediocre with both plots and writing but when you find a good one, it's damn good. i've yet to find a kpop fic that was just unreadable.

i'd say homestuck overall has the most solid ficbase. they're a creative bunch

No. 16556

It´s a little baffling just how invested the fandom was, and still is, and how many decent and actually good fics that still get posted. I mean, you could take a mediocre teen wolf fic and it would still be ten times better than the actual show. I think people just really clicked with the characters and the universe.

No. 16557

I read some weird crap back in the days. Best one was My Immortal. Epic.

I never read fanfics these days, but if someone has recommendations for good gentle or very non-gentle femdom fics I'm all ears!

No. 16558

I was kinda in the same boat, but I actually thought guys had like a hole under there penis because why would anyone do it in the butt.

No. 16559

I've read a lot of hp fanfiction as a teenager, right now the only fanfic I like is Daria. Some really good authors in that fandom. Haven't found anything as good in other fandoms.

No. 16560

>whens the last Time youve read fanfiction?

A couple hours ago. I tend to read them daily in my spare time

>what kind of fanfiction do you tend to gravitate towards

m/m because that tends to be the most common for fandoms. I also like to sometimes read crackfics or ones that are very obviously a troll. Shit like "Guren's Big Fuckin Semen Adventure" from the Owari no Seraph fandom or stuff like "deez nuts" from Touken Ranbu. Angsty stuff is pretty good for me along wil AUs as long as they aren't high school ones.

>have you ever written fanfiction?

Yes, lots of times. I don't get the time to write anymore though and I never had the guts to actually publish anything but given some of rhe garbage that floats out there I don't know how I could be.

>how frequently do you read/write fan fiction?

I read daily but write maybe every few months if I have the time.

>whats the weirdest fan fiction youve written and or read?

This wasn't necessarily the weirdest but it was by far the worst. Everyone likes to give credit to My Immortal as the worst one out there but for me it's My Inner Life by Linksqueen. I've been into fanfiction for ages and this is one of the greatest gems I have ever found. It has everything from poorly written sex scenes, drinking during pregnancy, and terrible self-insert. It's a Legend of Zelda fanfic a girl named Linksqueen/Jenna wrote about her lucid dreams with Link. I don't think it ever got as famous as My Immortal because of the length and the fact that it came out in the early 2000s(or earlier, I can't quite recal atm). The writer was known to have massive meltdowns when people criticized it as hot garbage, which it was lol. It was taken off fanfiction.net it was so bad but someone went and archived it along with her many spergouts.

Link to story: http://linksqueen.tripod.com/mil.html

Link to the website as a whole where you can find her rants and other things: http://linksqueen.tripod.com/guild.htm

Beware of how awful it is. If someone can somehow sit through all the cringe like I did let me know so we can laugh at it together.

>what fandoms tend to have the best and or worst fan fics?

All fandoms have their good and bad fics so I can't say. I tend to gravitate towards the Tales of series(I used to be real heavy into Tales of Symphonia). If you hang around tumblr chances are you're going to run into dumpsterfire writings. The worst fics on there tend to be the ones that shoehorn diversity and all that like trans!Sasuke or asexual!Naruto. Stuff like this is in every fandom so if I'm looking for trash or quality I just avoid it. If I'm gonna read trash I'm at least going to find some that's actually entertaining and not some 13 year old's attempt at diversity.

No. 16561

I know wowoashley from her current fandom (nct) and finding out about her past isn't that surprising considering how she acts now lol. She attracts a lot of young fans who constantly seek attention and validation from her, and people seem to either really like her or hate her lmao. She pissed off a lot of shippers from a huge ship by spreading a negative opinion in regards to that particular pairing, which many of her impressionable followers took as a fact, and started a rare pair which grew incredibly huge considering how none of the 2 members even interacted before she spread her gospel. The consensus here is that she's very influential for reasons, probably because she writes fics with a lot of popular tropes. Personally used to enjoy her work, but reading fics from other authors kinda dimmed my opinion of her writing. They're entry level if you're interested in getting into the ship.

No. 16562

i'm the original anon who brought up wwa and yeah, i didn't want to drag up her nct acc in case she'd changed but based on your description she apparently hasn't. her obscure af ship she made go viral has become my notp because it's so absurd and both of those guys have so much interactions and chemistry with other members but that don't get nearly as much content but crackship outsold i guess.

what other pairing did she bash? could you tell us more about what shit she's started since she switched fandoms? after everything she started before jumping fandoms you'd think she'd try to keep a lower profile but apparently not.

glad to see other nct readers/writers here!

No. 16563

She hates 2 of the popular ships that her obscure ship is involved in, probably due to insecurity or something lol. She likes shading the fics written for these 2 ships, citing how they're predictable and how the dynamic written for them is heteronormative (as if hers weren't far off).

Say her obscure ship is YZ while the popular ship is XY; she bashed X after a particular vlive where X shook Y off and was sort of ignoring Y and she took it really personally, going on a spiel about how X is terrible and XY ship is soooo unhealthy, as if she's personally involved in their lives and that XY haven't been friends for nearly 5 years who constantly playfight this way. Her group of writer friends ran with it and it somehow became a thing within the YZ fandom that Y deserves better (with Z) and that XY is a toxic ship, which is fucking stupid imo these are real people not your fantasies.

Lowkey think she's self-inserting as Y to ship with her bias Z, since she's always writing Y in roles that she was involved in, writing him studying the same major, writing him having the same interests as her, constantly stating that Z is the perfect boyfriend and how YZ has the perfect relationship that she wants for herself despite them having only 5 minutes of actual interaction, etc etc. Funny thing is how she disclosed all of this on her cc as if no one would connect the dots.

Sorry for the rant, it's just amusing to dig up and unload all this shit. I used to like YZ but the shippers made it so unbearable.

No. 16564

Damn forgot to include: wwa wrote a whole endgame YZ fic about X being unappreciative of Y and that he totally deserved getting cucked, and rewrote a fic which was previously side XY into YZ. I think that particular fic might have been a rewrite of an old BTS fic of hers as well? The vampire one.

No. 16565

why won't you guys say what the ships are

No. 16566

I was literally just thinking that. Why are y'all being so vague

No. 16567


Not either poster but as an NCT fan I'm guessing the popular ship is Yuta/Winwin and the ship the fic writer is into is either Taeil/Winwin or Taeyong/Winwin.

Yuta and Winwin are pretty close and Yuta enjoys doing fanservice with Winwin and playing it up for fans, but there also have been a few times he clearly wasn't in the mood and shrugged Winwin off because he couldn't be bothered that day.

No. 16568

nah the crackship is hyuckhei (haechan/lucas) and the popular ships they’re involved in are markhyuck (mark/haechan) for hyuck and luwoo (lucas/jungwoo) for lucas so i’m guessing those two. she’s written markhyuck before tho so idk where that came from but mark hates affection and hyuck is super affectionate so that’s probably why

i kind of figured she disliked jungwoo for daring to get in the way of her crackship. she’s portrayed him as such a vile person in some stories who’s just mean for the evulz so yeah that shit makes sense now. seeing how she wrote him reminded me of a villain a 10yo would create it was that simplistic.

can’t wait for 116 to debut so xuxi will be away for a while and i’m praying for cantonese line to become the next big ship. then there’ll be more variation in lucas ships + people will hopefully grow tired of hyuckhei and the gimmick will die down

No. 16569

>I think people just really clicked with the characters and the universe.
I think it's a hard carry by Stiles tbh. Derek is crazy hot but boring, the audience loves Stiles for being entertaining and endearing in the show amongst a mediocre cast, and it gets translated to fic easily.

No. 16570

Why is Winwin paired up with Yuta? Poor Winwin being paired with everyone

No. 16571

yuta’s obsessed with winwin and deadass called him his waifu lmao

winwin is shipped with everyone because everyone loves winwin

No. 16572

Winwin is like the only member Yuta unironically gets along with

No. 16573

The way some of these people lose their shit over their ships is insane. What you are writing is purely fictional, it has nothing to do with reality and you need to acknowledge that. As for k-pop fandoms, these people attack some other member of the group for their ship, believe that he is trying to seperate them and shit, it's just beyond delusional. You are talking about actual humans who are friends in real life, the fic you wrote about them isn't real, just chill

No. 16574


I'm obsessed with this fic. Tolkien is probably rolling in his grave but Idgaf.

No. 16575

>whens the last Time youve read fanfiction?
Yesterday, I stayed up to 4 am reading lmao, I feel like, well at least personally, reading fan fics either go from reading all you can get in as little time possible to not even bothering to check if there's a new chapter up
>what kind of fanfiction do you tend to gravitate towards
Hmmmm I used to be really into angst and h/c when I was a teen, now a days I feel like that's still there (toxic codependency is still my number 1 kink) but things like character exploration are more fun, I guess after a while reading fics you start getting more exquisite in how people see a character independently of fandoms
>have you ever written fanfiction?
No but I've always wanted to, seeing as English isn't my first language it kinda seems hard?
>how frequently do you read/write fan fiction?
I just started reading again after 2 years of not even bothering to search anything lol
>whats the weirdest fan fiction youve written and or read?
Well from what I can remember a tendershipping(yami bakura/ryou) that explored post canon ryou fucked up psyche with suicide attempts and spirit work, there's also a lovely gtav Michael/Trevor with them in their 20s with non-con, emotional and physical abuse, they were pretty great too
>what fandoms tend to have the best and or worst fan fics?
Jesus not to sound a Dick but big fandom full of teens are usually the worst? Not saying young people are shitty writers but I feel like the more mature kinks/audience/fics are better writers or understand better the characters

>btw anyone know of fucked up ironfrost or spideypool fics? Everything is so fluff and I just know there's possibility of exploring those ships on a more darker tone

No. 16576

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What fandoms are you guys into currently?

No. 16577

I love it when it's angsty most of the time, but the problem is that it sometimes makes the characters too OOC. Like, I love Ace Attorney and for a series of games that's about death, murder, betrayal and trauma, it's super light-hearted and fun and the main characters with the most fucked up backstories don't give a shit so whenever I try to read a Phoenix/Edgeworth or Klavier/Apollo fic that has angst I can't deal with it. By the way if anyone can recommend me some Klavier/Apollo fanfics that aren't exaggerating Klavier's German accent and shit, that would be nice. I can't believe I'm saying this but some fics with him are worse than Hetalia fanfics.

No. 16578

>whens the last Time youve read fanfiction?
a week ago
>what kind of fanfiction do you tend to gravitate towards
I love long slow burn fanfics, i'll ignore almost all soulmate ones though. They're just too cliche for me.

>have you ever written fanfiction?

>how frequently do you read/write fan fiction?

>whats the weirdest fan fiction youve written and or read?

Don't remember any that we're actually weird.

>what fandoms tend to have the best and or worst fan fics?

I don't know about best/worse, but it's always sad when a fandom is small since there won't be as many fanfics to choose from


It happens more and more for me, I'm just so tired of it. And it's usually not that important to the story like an extra punch at the end. When the writers decide for themselves to insinuate some fucking but skip over it, I'm thankful I don't have to actually scroll down and skip it all lol.

No. 16579

>last time you've read?
Half a month ago for BNHA fanfics (specifically BakugouxMidoriya)
>what kind do you like?
Where they're in character and don't rush the romance. Definitely love angst or tension in the relationship.
>have you ever written fanfics?
When I was a preteen with awful grammar and spelling on Quizilla, mostly writing Yugioh ReaderxKaiba/Yugi/Bakura fics
>how frequently do you read/write?
I've tried getting back into writing my own but I just can't keep it going. I end up quitting and deleting it after writing only a page. As for reading, it's nearly once a month.
>weirdest fanfic you've written or read
Weirdest I've written was a Naruto chatroom fic (where the characters log onto a chatroom). My friends got a kick out of it though because I would print it out and let them read it at school. Weirdest one I've read was about a jealous Hatori fangirl writing about murdering Isuzu from Fruits Basket.
>what fandoms tend to have the best and/or worst fanfics?
So far I'm seeing it being BNHA but maybe that's because I'm looking for it now and I'm honestly hating this Omega/Alpha and "Wingfics" crap. Also don't care for the femMidoriya stuff.
Osomatsu-san fanfics can also get pretty carried away and be really fucked up

No. 16580

I haven’t read much comparative to most here but

>what fandoms tend to have the best and/or worst fanfics?

I find most crossover shit to be unbearable. They only crossover fix I can even remember kinda liking was a comedy smut fic about Shrek x Sion from League of Legends and half of it was written in Spanish.

No. 16581

I'm in a lot. But right now the only one i'm actively working on/ reading is My Hero Academia

No. 16582

to all the kpop anons itt who are/were involved in the bts and/or nct fandoms—

is wwa a cow?

No. 16583

>whens the last Time youve read fanfiction?
5 minutes ago.
>what kind of fanfiction do you tend to gravitate towards
Reading: Plot heavy and emotional stuff, alternate (low fantasy) universe, twists, original ideas, slow burn, m/m.
Writing: situational one-shots, fluff, hurt/comfort, chaptered AU, ambiguous relationships, m/m.
>have you ever written fanfiction?
From 16 to 20 years old and from 26 to today.
>how frequently do you read/write fan fiction?
Before today's read I had a dry spell of almost a year because I couldn't find anything worth my time. I write very sporadically too, sometimes with several months between stories.
>whats the weirdest fan fiction youve written and or read?
Oh man… if I feel what I'm reading is getting weird I drop it fast so I can't really tell.
>what fandoms tend to have the best and or worst fan fics?
I don't read enough different fandoms to be able to compare. I'll just says that, imo, BTS is pretty bad overall, but also has some neat gems. I feel HP has a better writing level overall (emphasis on overall). Originals are fucking scary. (All based on ao3 reads.)

No. 16584

>whens the last Time youve read fanfiction?
last week
>what kind of fanfiction do you tend to gravitate towards
>have you ever written fanfiction?
Yes, but I haven't finished anything in several years
>how frequently do you read/write fan fiction?
I think I read fanfiction about once a week
>whats the weirdest fan fiction youve written and or read?
Probably a lot of kink meme stuff
>what fandoms tend to have the best and or worst fan fics?
A lot of the OG Star Trek fanfiction is really good.

No. 16585

I used to write for Naruto, HP, Bleach, and a few other misc, smaller fandom favorites, but I actually haven't written anything in, like, 10 years. It feels weird to be at a point in my life where I don't write, in general, anymore. Even before I got into anime, I would write little fictional stories as a child. I miss it. It was a good stress reliever.

No. 16586

nct anon here, not sure about how she was during her bts days but she tends to exhibit cowlike behavior when she gets defensive. Can any anons spill her bts past?

I wouldn’t label her a full blown cow but she’s slightly toxic or laughable/cringey at most

No. 16587

>Alot of the OG Star Trek fanfiction is really good
I'm a big fan of Star Trek the original series but I haven't read any of the old fanfics for back when fandom first became a thing. I assume they were super good though, because CBS sudios(?) would get popular fanfics authors to write books for them.
They even had to recall the book Killing Time because the writer, Della Van Hise, who was well known in the fandom for her Spock/Kirk slash fics, put a shit ton of homoerotic subtext in it. The editor is take alot of it out but then sent to original, unedited one to be printed by mistake.

No. 16588

The old TOS Kirk/Spock fics hold up pretty well, even by today's standards except the smut scenes might be a little campy.

Off that topic, I participated in a Big Bang for a small fandom and I've never been so fucking stressed in my life. I'm never doing that again. I don't know how people can churn out Big Bang fics and Yuletide fics every year without withering away from stress.

No. 16589

Do you know where to find any? From my research about them, they were commonly printed in zines that were distributed via mailing list or at conventions, and I haven't came across any that have been archived online anywhere.
I've been interested in reading some for awhile now but idk where to really find any fanfic that aren't on sites dedicated to fanfics.
All the Star Trek tos fics on ao3 are always Star Trek 2009 fusions so the characterization is garbage

No. 16590

i read fanfiction about most of the things i read/watched in my teens. lately, i've been craving it, but my fave author apparently baleeted everything.

someone, please, throw some s&m shit towards my way. i don't care whether it's m/m or m/f, i used to read gintama fics because gintoki there was a self acclaimed sadist, so it just worked with anything. but i'm also fine with naruto (i guess?? it's been years since i've looked up any naruto content), gangsta., cowboy bebop, the witcher, idk stuff like that. i miss fan fiction. helps put me to sleep, actually. takes my mind off of daily stuff.

>whens the last Time youve read fan fiction?

last night? i've been searching for my old faves
>what kind of fanfiction do you tend to gravitate towards
power play, angst, hurt/comfort, because i'm also fucked up. i hate weird long-ass au's
>have you ever written fan fiction?
tried to, too self-conscious
>how frequently do you read/write fan fiction?
eh, depends. mostly on long vacations/holidays because i usually don't have time or i'm preoccupied.
>whats the weirdest fan fiction youve written and or read?
ugh, there was this chair (??) fic in sherlock fandom. it was cringe and stupid, but funny in way.
>what fandoms tend to have the best and or worst fan fics?
in my opinion, gintama, which pandered to my own pleasures, which is mostly power play and s&m

No. 16591

>whens the last Time youve read fanfiction?
Earlier today
>what kind of fanfiction do you tend to gravitate towards
M/F, smut, often rape
>have you ever written fanfiction?
Yes, I've written a lot of snippets and actually published one of the 11 Zero Day fics on ao3
>how frequently do you read/write fan fiction?
Once a day
>whats the weirdest fan fiction youve written and or read?
The other day I wrote a Handigo/Mike reverse rape fic
I also wrote some lame self-insert Saw fic about a sex machine and then either Hoffman or apprentice-au adam fucking the self-insert
>what fandoms tend to have the best and or worst fan fics?
Boyfriend to Death fics are always pretty awesome, although most fans seem to have the same kinks so it's pretty easy to find stuff I'm into. Although the game is ~gender neutral~ so a lot of the fics are too.

No. 16592

You can find some on the ksarchive. I went through a year long Spirk phase (that I'm not completely over) where I read a LOT of Spirk so I can probably recommend some. If anyone wants to talk about K/S my discord is Temp#3474 for the next 3 days.

No. 16593

Anybody knows where to find native beta readers for the kpop fandom that aren't illiterate teenagers? I'm ready to pay a fee at this point.

No. 16594

I'm not a native but I'm a C1 in English. If you need help…

No. 16595

Not native but fluent and have a degree in the language if you need help

No. 16596

I'm revisiting the Sailor Moon fanfic on ff.net looking for a specific one to download and save forever because it is SO GOOD and I'm just clicking on random fics that catch my interest and oh my god are they awful.

I understand 99% of these were written by like, 12 year olds but holy jesus I never realized how bad they actually were.

Honestly though props to some of these "authors" because their fics might be atrocious but some of them are over 50k words and I haven't been able to write anything that long (yet).

No. 16597

What was the fic? I'm binging Sailor Moon content so would love to read this one (or join the search).
If you have not found it, please tell me what it was about.

No. 16598

Haven't found it yet but it was a Pluto-centric story that had elements of CS Lewis stuff in it. If I find it I'll link it for you.

No. 16599

Ahhh, I found it.


Another one I read that's pretty decent:

I'm a Sailor Pluto stan so most of the SM fanfic I read is with her.

No. 16600

Thank you so much! I love Pluto too, she's such an underrated character. Wish we got more of her in the anime and manga.
I love fanfiction that focuses on aspects of the original series that were underdeveloped or downright ignored.

No. 16601

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i just found out one of my absolute favorite fanfics from my current fandom was plagiarized and ngl i feel devastated about it because i’ve held it in such high regard for so long and have such fond memories of it.

have any of you guys ever had an experience like that, where a work you loved turned out to be plagiarized? or have you had one of your own fics plagiarized?

No. 16602

which fanfic was it?

No. 16603

does anyone else remember when filthy lucre went from a frerard fic to a panic! at the disco fic?!?! i WILL NEVER FORGET OR FORGIVE.

No. 16604

Not fic related but there was a guy in a rpg by forum I used to partecipate in, everyone loved his writing style and his character, he was considered the best writer in the rpg, excellent, talented, he also acted holier than thou for it… A couple of years later I find out that he's been copypasting EVERYTHING from a Dean Koontz book. He didn't even change the character's name.
He also wrote a "fanfiction", also copypasted from another book.
Felt good to know that as shit as my writing used to be, at least all I wrote came straight out of my own brain lol. Plagiarizing is sad

No. 16605

I miss the kind of fanfic communities that were on livejournal. I spent a lot of time on kink memes, particularly the one for the Star Trek reboot series. It wasn't just smut fics either but also humor and fluffy fics too. Just whatever people wanted to prompt. This was also a time before fandoms were completely infested with the mindset that certain kinks were problematic and that everyone had to be trans. Whatever happened to don't like, don't read?

(Of course there are still a lot of dark slash fics out there but I think you can't write a het one without a ton of backlash)

No. 16606

Here are some old kirk/spock writers. I'm glad my expertise is coming in handy. Also if anyone wants to talk to me about Spirk my discord is


No. 16607

My discord is Kittyflip#6117

No. 16608

Trans is a problematic kink itself no matter how much troons pretend otherwise.

No. 16609

omg i don't get why every thread here has to talk about gender critical stuff. and it's not mtf troons that would be the ones requesting stuff on kink memes it's fakebois. at least get that straight.

No. 16610

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Wow thanks anon, I'd long been curious. Now I can read a piece of fujoshi history. Stuff's pretty good too.

I'm imagining everything in standard definition lol

No. 16611

Is troon only used for trans women?
Anyway trans ppl will be talked about when fandom spaces are full of those he him fujos, deal with it.

No. 16612

this nct fanfic: https://archiveofourown.org/works/10959903

the work it plagiarized: https://archiveofourown.org/works/1033405

it was a dojae classic, my otp. i will never not be salty about this. thankfully a lot of really good dojae fics have popped up since then, but it was still one of my first faves upon entering the fandom.

god i miss rping so much. creating ocs for my favorite animus used to be my main hobby. i still do it as a way to relax, but i keep all of it to myself…

did anyone else use to frequent those mary sue tumblr blogs back in the day? cringing at bad writing and watching suethors throw temper tantrums used to be my source of farming before i found this place.

No. 16613

The F is capitalized KittyFlip#6117
I've only been into to K/S for a year but honestly there's some amazing fanfics…

No. 16614

ao3's real person fic policy is such shit. even the most morally repugnant fic about REAL people, even those who are UNDERAGE, won't be eligible to be removed because of muh fiction. how do they justify this?

No. 16615

Does anyone have any reverse harem fic recs? I haven't been able to find any good ones.

No. 16616


Anons, can I get your opinions? How old is too old to write fanfiction & post it online?

I didn't have the guts to post any fanfic I'd written when I was a kid because my writing was bad. Now it's better, but I'm not in my teens anymore, and I'm not old either, but I still feel out of place around the kiddies on ao3, tumblr, ff & quotev.

Should I write that stuff & publish it or just spare myself the embarrassment?

No. 16617

I'm 28 and I still read it from time to time. It can be frustrating finding fics I want to read, but I really enjoy finding ones that are well written. Back when fandom was more livejournal based, I'd look at the journals of writers I liked and found the ones whose work I enjoyed most were college students (including grad students), feelancers and stay at home moms. Age profile can depend on the fandom as well.

No. 16618

Unpopular opinion: there's nothing wrong with that.

No. 16619

i think they should have a stricter policy about it too. rpf is cringe but when it's about real people getting raped, tortured and shit or about real minors it gets actually disturbing..

No. 16620

While fanfic is associated with teens now that wasn't always the impression and there have always been a sizable portion of adult writers.

No. 16621

absolutely not, that just invites more censorship, ao3 is the only fic site where you can write and post your most fucked up idea and there are people who will read it, sure there are dumbass tumblr kids who will comment and try to report but theyre retards who have no clue how the world works and grew up in a time where fandom censorship and thought policing was normal. fandom will always be a place to express yourself and find other people like you no matter what an anti-fujo self-hating 16 year old straight white girl ftm thinks
unpopular among young fandom kiddos who think everything must be pure uwu safe space family friendly content, pretty popular among people who were in fandom before the tumblr sjw crowd.

sidenote has anyone ever seen teens on tumblr claiming 'im a minor and this makes me uncomfortable' its such bullshit too since they almost always have nsfw blogs and explicit fics bookmarked on their ao3, i think these kids get a high over feeling like they have the power to make impressionable people succumb to them.

No. 16622

except the slippery slope argument is a fallacy. just because you censor one thing doesnt mean youre going to censor anything else; why would it? and theres a big difference between writing fanfiction about fictional characters and about real people. personally i couldnt give less of a fuck if someone wants to write 200k fanfics about fictional characters killing babies and raping ever minor in a 500 mile radius. but write the same story about a celebrity and yeah, it's wrong, in my opinion.

i know you want to feel like its all fine because it helps you get your rocks off or whatever, ("uwu im expressing myself") but i disagree. the funny thing is that the same people writing these fanfics are usually the people from tumblr getting mad over deepfakes or jennifer lawrence's nude leaks or whatever it is, because "omg guys think they are entitled to our bodies for sexual gratification!". how are real-person fanfics any different? pick a side.

and im not an anti-fujo. ive almost certainly been reading slash and yaoi as least as long as you have. and i dont buy into any of the 'stop fetishising gay people!' stuff either, so i guess youll have to create a new strawman.

and usually part of the argument goes that people can separate the 'fanfic' characters with the 'real people', but from what ive seen, teenage girls and young women are utterly mind-numbingly stupid and honestly can't. and i think it's harmful.

but all that being said, since ive written that post a month ago, ive realised that it really doesnt matter what ao3's policy is. even if they did decide to ban 'real-person' fics or just fics with real minors, 50 websites would pop up in its place that dont give a fuck. much like something like rape, its always going to exist; you cant stop people from doing it. the best youre gonna be able to do is take precautions as the victim. thats just the way the world is.

No. 16623

hi anon, i myself am not into irl people fics, but i will always defend the right for women/girls to express themselves which was why i got so passionate there. ao3 is one of the few places with no rules and i think thats special. i feel its important for girls to explore the sexuality and feelings with fanfic, god knows how long women have always been put down for it, sjw culture is just another form of silencing women. idk how id be today if i didnt get into fanfic through shitty pokeshipping fics on deviantart as a kid.
most teenagers are just dramatic, i think its insulting to claim young women are stupid and cant seperate reality from fiction, no girl thinks her favorite boyband member will suddenly fall in love with her. with things like deepfakes i think the difference is trying to control the appearance of a celebrity vs just writing and imagining it, but thats just my thoughts. i don't have any strong opinions on them.

No. 16624

>no girl thinks her favorite boyband member will suddenly fall in love with her

You haven't been reading the kpop threads, have you.

No. 16625

i mean, like i said, i really dont care how women and girls express themselves wrt fictional characters. it would be pretty hypocritical of me as god knows ive read and written some questionable fanfic in my time. i dont find anything wrong with extremely explicit works in general. i will never support those that non-consensually involve real people, and both male and female celebrities have this done to them, as an aside.

No. 16626

I agree that especially real minors shouldn't be included in it. I like Stranger Things and the child actors in the cast were getting shipped crazily, they had to openly tell fans to stop shipping them and how it makes them uncomfortable.

No. 21899

>whens the last Time youve read fanfiction?
couple of days ago
>what kind of fanfiction do you tend to gravitate towards
slowburn romance that eventually leads to smut. shame that the quality of the fic tends to go down after the first time the pairing fucks
>have you ever written fanfiction?
yeah, i wrote maybe half a dozen fanfics when i was a teenager
>how frequently do you read/write fan fiction?
probably once or twice a week
>whats the weirdest fan fiction youve written and or read?
a garfield/mass effect crossover on ffn
>what fandoms tend to have the best and or worst fan fics?
bigger fandoms are usually better, more variety

No. 21907

Is anyone else currently working or wanting to work on something? I've got this smut fic in my head that I'm writing ideas down for, but I keep thinking of things to fit in for lore safe purposes and now I have a whole world-building folder for it. I think it'll just end up being mildly slow burn.

>whens the last Time youve read fanfiction?


>what kind of fanfiction do you tend to gravitate towards

I like a variety of them since what I read is dependent on my mood but slow burn with a smut payoff is always nice.

>have you ever written fanfiction?


>how frequently do you read/write fan fiction?

I don't read it very often but I wish I had more drive to write my own more frequently. Still working on that.

>whats the weirdest fan fiction youve written and or read?

There was this one of Gladio from FF15 fucking a cup of noodles whilst talking dirty to it. I will never get that image out of my head.

>what fandoms tend to have the best and or worst fan fics?

I think the best fanfics generally come from more mature shows and games but I mean every fandom has the weird kiddies who write ridiculous shiz too.

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thank you for bumping this thread anon, I was just going to go looking for it.

>whens the last Time youve read fanfiction?

earlier today
>what kind of fanfiction do you tend to gravitate towards
I tend to enjoy one-shots and shorter chaptered works, though I'll read a longer work if it's already complete. I got invested in a fic that I didn't realize was abandoned once when I was like 13 and I've been burned forever lol. Theme-wise, I tend to avoid reader/self inserts and pure kink-focused smut (doesn't offend or gross me out I just don't get much out of it). I also have a rule that if a fic is generally longer than the longest book I own that I've been meaning to read, then I'm not going to read it because I could be using that time to read an actual book. This sounds stupid but it actually saved me from reading that that one smutty House of Cards fic back when I was into BTS because it was longer than Crime and Punishment lol.
>have you ever written fanfiction?
Yes. I used to write it quite a bit as a teen. I deleted it all a few years back and I'm pretty bummed, I don't have much creative writing work from that time and I wish I could see how my style changed and my skill improved.
>how frequently do you read/write fan fiction?
Right now I have a ton of half-baked fanfic ideas sitting around my harddrive and I'm actively working on one for Devil May Cry and one for Final Fantasy XII.
>whats the weirdest fan fiction youve written and or read?
Probably Adventure Time inflation smut.
>what fandoms tend to have the best and or worst fan fics?
As another anon said, fandoms comprised of older fans or smaller fandoms.

No. 21974

>working on one for Devil May Cry
oh hell yeah anon, me too! Would you mind telling me a bit about your story or is that weird for me to ask here? I've been replaying 3 after finishing 5 a few times. I love the series so much.

No. 22006

nah I don't mind. I'm actually working on two for DMC, I forgot about one. One of them is a kind of cheesy one-shot in the form of a letter from Nero to his future son or daughter. The other one is kind of goofy tbh and I'm probably never going to post it lol, but I'm a fan of William Blake and after Vergil's enjoyment of William Blake's poetry became a thing in DMC 5 I got the idea to write a bunch of poetry in the style of Romantic poets (Blake, Shelley, Wordsworth, etc. with influence from various epic poems), but from the point of view of Vergil, as though he'd written them. They're pretty rough to say the least lol but it's been a fun writing exercise if nothing else. What are yours about anon?

No. 29743

>whens the last Time youve read fanfiction?
this morning

>what kind of fanfiction do you tend to gravitate towards?

mostly 100k slow-burn rivals to lovers m/m stuff or cute friendship one shots.

>have you ever written fanfiction?

nope! too embarrassing

>how frequently do you read/write fan fiction?

probably every week, it's how I get fanart ideas

>whats the weirdest fan fiction youve written and or read?

this really weird dr. stone senku / tsukasa fanfic where tsukasa was somehow able to get pregnant, and there was just 60k words of horribly written smut and "AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGH"

>what fandoms tend to have the best and or worst fan fics?

fandoms that are smaller tend to have more chiller and normal people writing the stuff. or really rare-pairs. kpop has some of the worst fanfics I have ever read

No. 29748

>shame that the quality of the fic tends to go down after the first time the pairing fucks
agreed, anon. i usually just stop reading after that because it's kind of like all the tension and excitement that was built up is gone.

No. 30253

>whens the last Time youve read fanfiction?
Just yesterday
>what kind of fanfiction do you tend to gravitate towards
m/m pwp or long slow burns with little porn. Depends what mood I'm in or what is available in the fandoms I'm into.
>have you ever written fanfiction?
Yes a few times. Only ever posted a couple short ones on a Watchmen kinkmeme. I wrote two others, one for Starsky and Hutch, and one for Mr. Robot, but never posted them because I lost interest.
>how frequently do you read/write fan fiction?
Used to be a lot more frequent, but the fandom I'm in now is small so there isn't a lot to read. I'm writing a fic now but since it's RPF I feel guilty about it and don't know if I'll ever actually post it anywhere lol.
>whats the weirdest fan fiction youve written and or read?
I think a Venom/Eddie fanfic I read a few months ago… it had vore and shit. It was well written but weird. And a Detroit Become Human fic that dealt with robot guts. It was gross and weird.
>what fandoms tend to have the best and or worst fan fics?
Older fandoms with older fans have the best by far. Much better writing, and not all that cringey gender queer bullshit or characters talking about if they are non binary or asexual or something stupid that takes you right out of the story. Also anime fandoms always seem to have the worst written ooc stuff, and I've given up trying to read any for any anime.

No. 31175

>When's the last time you've read fanfiction?
Yesterday, on a bus to butt fuck nowhere at 6am. I had a nice moment in which the music I was listening to perfectly complimented what I was reading. Too bad the people behind me wouldn't shut the fuck up about not wearing jeans on the plane.
>what kind of fanfiction do you tend to gravitate towards
I'm a depraved human being so it's usually all explicit shit and has been that way since I found out you could change the settings to up the ratings from general. Occasionally love some long adventure sagas though depending on the quality of writing.
>have you ever written fanfiction?
Yes, too much. I used to write fanfiction before I knew you could put it online; then shit got real wild. It's been more than ten years since I've started writing fanfiction. I'm in the middle of one now and avoiding the site because a break before a quick update turned into three months.
>how frequently do you read/write fan fiction?
I now write fanfiction annually depending on whether the show/movie I'm into has enough content to drive me along. I read fanfiction weekly, on and off. Depends how shitty I feel. Fanfiction is definitely a very bad coping mechanism I harness.
>whats the weirdest fan fiction youve written and or read?
Read a Star Trek: Into Darkness fic and there was a monologue of Khan talking about his monstrous dinosaur cock in a way that just cracked my shit up. I saved the exert but can't find it now which is a shame because I remember it being hilariously over the top.
>what fandoms tend to have the best and or worst fan fics?
Surprisingly, despite the cancerous fandom, would say Sherlock was up there with the best. I remember it have high rates of good stories over bad, nothing too OOC and if it was there was a reason for it. Writing was usually tolerable or in some it was downright great. I remember a majority of the anime fandoms having shit fics, though that may have been because we were all 14 at the time.

No. 31192

>whens the last Time youve read fanfiction?
an hour ago, i cannot stop reading this one fic i came across months ago. this is like my 5th time reading it, because it's THAT good
>what kind of fanfiction do you tend to gravitate towards
m/m mostly, abo is a big favorite, royalty aus, where person A is together with person B's sibling but A and B end up falling in love and they sneak around and stuff, also dark themes like mafia or whatsoever. i really like long ones with slow burn but not that slow that they finally end up kissing in chapter 38 or some shit.
>have you ever written fanfiction?
yes, it was a failed attempt which haunts me to this day
>how frequently do you read/write fan fiction?
i used to read everyday and now i don't do it often but when i start reading it i don't stop for hours or days
>whats the weirdest fan fiction youve written and or read?
it was this one fic about harry styles being a pedophile and being in love with louis tomlinson who was like 12 years old in the fic and harry ends up grooming him and raping him or whatever. and also one of louis being harry's father and tricking him into giving him a blowjob
>what fandoms tend to have the best and or worst fan fics?
some specific anime fandoms have really good fics, i personally read a lot of bnha fantasy au stuff which is rly rly good (depending on the author). 1d also used to have really good fics but i've grown out of my fangirl phase long time ago

No. 31400

I'm really into BNHA right now, and gravitate towards the same fics you do~ could you share what fic you're reading right now? If its as good as you say I'd love to read it!

No. 31529


anon here! i recently started reading a fuckton of todoroki x midoriya and bakugou x midoriya

my personal favorites are:
* before midnight by driftingglass (bakudeku) https://archiveofourown.org/works/11353440/chapters/25410591

* prince&prince by authoress (todobaku)

here are also some i enjoyed that aren't fantasy aus but still really good (all of them are bakudeku because i am still looking for some tododeku sdujado sorry)

* May I take your order, dipshit? by supercrunch (bakudeku)

* Hopeless Ramen-tic by lalazee (bakudeku)

* Sucker Punch by warschach (bakudeku)

* Drinking Watermelon by warschach (bakudeku)

* Gravity by warschach (bakudeku)

No. 31598

>whens the last Time youve read fanfiction?
i always have ao3 open on something so it's pretty much all the time, but i think it has been a few days since i actually sat down and read shit
>what kind of fanfiction do you tend to gravitate towards
domestic! w kids (i fucking love seeing gay ppl being parents), fake marriage/relationship, enemies to friends to lovers.
>have you ever written fanfiction?
yeah … only published one but i have waaaay too many drafts sitting around
>how frequently do you read/write fan fiction?
i just wrote a few hundred words last night abt brokeback because i was listening to old country songs so yeah …. it's every day now.
>whats the weirdest fan fiction youve written and or read?
i can't remember … i'm someone who checks tags on anything and has like 10+ blocked for when i have to go through a ship/fandom tag, but once i saw a p!atd+glee+high school musical one … crossover fics are in general weird as fuck to me.
>what fandoms tend to have the best and or worst fan fics?
harry potter … so much gross shit … i only read sarahs_girl hp fic, because damn she's good, also avengers have a lot of bad shit …….. it's distusging … i don't dare to even think about entering anything related to anime / manga in any tags, because i just know that shit is cursed …

No. 36673

It's been years since I have written fanfic but I'm oddly tempted to again. I think the fandoms are dead though (Harry Potter and Death Note) and it seems like there isn't much enthusiasm for fanfic that isn't about sex or romance (which isn't what I want to write). I remember being in fandom when I was younger and it seemed like people were receptive to a wider variety of genres and when I've tried getting back into it as an older person I was struck by how much more sex and romance dominated the share of fanfic being produced.

Is it still worthwhile? Are people still reading fic in these two fandoms?

No. 36713

>I remember being in fandom when I was younger and it seemed like people were receptive to a wider variety of genres and when I've tried getting back into it as an older person I was struck by how much more sex and romance dominated the share of fanfic being produced.

Is this really true? I've never really paid attention to the statistics but if I had to hazard a guess, this is largely dependent on fandoms themselves rather than fandom as a whole.

To answer your question: Harry Potter and Death Note will forever be popular fandoms, and I'm positive they'll eat up anything you write, genfic or not, Anon!

No. 36749

I haven't been into any fandoms or read any fanfic lately, but decided to look around on AO3 the other day just to try to find some new stuff to read. And there seems to be a new breed of homophobia in slash fanfic. Authors will write about two men who are going to bone, but then give one of the men a vagina? And they don't tag the fic with a trans tag or even mention the character is trans. They are just a man with a vagina. I guess writing about two men having sex is too icky and wrong, but writing about a man and a woman is bad too because women are not compelling characters? I guess this is just homophobia and internalized misogyny. I remember way back reading slash fic where the guy bottoming would be written to basically act like a girl, but at least they weren't given magic vaginas lol.

No. 36752

Did you see an ABO tag on it? Usually when a random vagina appears in a male/male category fic with no trans tags it's an 'intersex omega'.

I do agree it's internalized misogyny, but it's pretty mild tbh. I think they strongly favour male characters and want to write about them and fit in with the big, popular fandoms, but they're more turned on by het sex and do mental gymnastics to combine the two. I don't think preferring straight porn is homophobic in itself, they just don't care for female characters enough to like straight ships in the first place. That said it honestly fucking repulses me. It's not like vaginas or het sex gross me out, but when I'm envisioning a male character and suddenly they have a vag I feel visceral disgust due to the bait and switch. All I want is for them to put it in the f/m category so I don't have to see it. The only thing worse is surprise tranny shit that they're intentionally quiet about in the tags to act like it's no big deal, it's just as gross but also virtue signalling.

No. 36767

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I fucking LOATHE A/B/O dynamics in slashfic.

First off: they don't apply to humans. They don't even apply to wolves, which is where they were originally "observed". Only wolves in captivity do the ranking thing. In wild wolf packs, the "alphas" are just the parents of the other wolves.

Second, humans have their own fucking words to categorize those "types". "Dom", "sub" and "verse". It's fucking gross and weird that animal logic is being applied to humans. This ABO fics also usually have tags for shit like "in heat" or whatever. Fucking retards, that's called ovulating in humans, and only women do it.

Speaking of, this A/B/O shit is just an excuse to treat gay couples like straight ones. Do these fujoshis think that "alpha" and "beta" sound less retarded than "seme" and "uke"? Because they don't. Also, gay relationships often don't have one "manly man" and one "femme boy". I bet all these horrible ABO fics are being written by autistic fujoshis with conservative upbringings who think that gay couples have a "man" and a "woman".

Also, as another anon mentioned, A/B/O fics tend to have mpreg or fakebois, because these weirdos apparently also have pregnancy fetishes. Why even write gay characters if they're going to go to all these lengths to make it as not-gay as possible?

No. 36785

Maybe I'm just too stupid to figure out how people are tagging their work now idk.

Thanks for the encouragement. I was more interested in the Death Note fanfic than the Harry Potter one and was concerned that fandom would be even deader.

I wanted to retell the story in a different time and place for the challenge of seeing if it would even be possible. I was thinking Ancient Rome.

No. 36799

People don’t exactly write or read it because it’s realistic. Most people who are into it know it’s not a real thing. It’s just a fetish.

No. 36874

Yeah, it's just a fetish, especially the "in heat" part. Half of the A/B/O are tagged as "Explicit" or "Mature" and the plots only revolve around "porn without plot" or "porn with plot".


Like, what kind of society is that, wtf.

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Okay so I used to read fanfic when I was between 13 and 15 and it was within a very specific setting and ship. Then I forgot about it…untill a few weeks ago.

Basically, my thirst and unwillgness to deal with IRL men (or porn industry) has led me to read fanfiction again and ….dude wtf. People are writing the wildest shit!

Like, I've seen 25 chapter Mr. Robot fanfics …but they're vampires? Or Stranger Things fanfics but in a modern setting where they're all corporate lawyers??
I know there's much more wild than that but this AU shit is fucking with me. Who writes that??

Farmers who like AU fics, explain to me. What's the appeal? Like, i just really don't get it, it's wild. I come to ao3 out of thirst and end up laughing.

No. 39999

You may as well ask why people write fic at all if changing the story confuses you. People like the characters and relationships, then they write fetishes and tropes they enjoy because it is more entertaining for them.

No. 40006

But the characters end up being completely OOC, so what's the appeal? How would a character like Billy from Stranger Things ever be a corporate lawyer?? Like I'm not judging or anything, it's just wild to me because of how random it is. Catch me writing a Breaking Bad fanfic but it's set in the Renaissance and Jesse Pinkman is a witch plague doctor.

No. 40008

They might just like how a character looks, or only incorporate some of their personality while ignoring some of it. They're only templates for writers to project their imaginations on in the end.

No. 40035

From what I've seen, usually those types of AUs start out in one of two ways. a) the author wants to write a more relatable or familiar story using characters they like (usually the cause of coffee shop or high school AUs), or b) they're just trying to write in a way that mixes their interests. I bet the Mr. Robot vampires fic was inspired by Rami Malek being in Breaking Dawn. Same with the lawyers thing, they might be interested in law or were just watching some show or reading some book about it.

No. 40038

A mixing of interests. In some of my AUs it's usually done in a setting that could be possible if the creators had the freedom, for example in a few of mine I thought "Hey, both of these things I like are owned by the same company so I would like to see a crossover!" So I write something myself to satisfy my hopes and dreams. I am aware people like the most random things and think "I'd like to see a crossover" without even thinking "Hey, it COULD happen because x and x are both similar".

No. 40046

For some of the really AU stuff, some people do it because they want to use certain character archetypes and tropes within their story. But for a lot of it, if you're using a preexisting character and familiar setting or elements from the preexisting canon, then you don't need to spend as much time world building. If you just want to tell stories to a wide audience, then writing an AU fic in a popular fandom will get you more exposure. People are already familiar with the characters and are usually looking for dynamics involving those archetypes.

Some people just want to explore the what-ifs, ranging from timeline diversion to crossovers.

And then you also have those people who just throw the character archetypes out the window, and in the end all they're using is a name and physical description for their fan-casted story.

No. 40049

Thanks for the replies, I guess I understand it. I'm just really hung on the characters being…true to themselves ? But I guess thats hypocritical because I've been looking for a Billy Hargrove femdom fic so…

No. 40558

yo hit me with a link to that tendershipping fic

No. 41632

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Why does AO3 have tags for "Underage" and "Rape/Non-con" shit. Just, why. People are writing lolicon and shotacon erotica and uploading it to the internet without any kind of punishment. Stop normalizing those things ffs.

No. 41633

It is not normalising on the archive's side. Those are literally trigger warnings, the first thing you see about the fic so you won't stumble onto that shit on accident.
It's the writers fault for writing that disgusting filth.
The archive has a policy about not being judgemental and they put those warnings in place because people want to write horrible shit and they can't exactly silence them due to their policy so they are making sure the warnings are in place and the first thing you know about the fic actually.

If you're going to censor stuff, where exactly do you draw the line? Not saying it's okay, but you would need to go through every existing work on the site to get rid of all the vile things, but with the warning system you can just filter them out and authors are using the warning system themselves meaning nobody has to read every single thing to check it for triggering content.

No. 41634

seconding >>40558 i need that tendershipping fic

No. 41643

this entire post is a mood

No. 41654

AO3's userbase is thanks to the pedophiles and rape fetishists moving there after livejournal started banning them out

No. 41695

Some of the people using the tags are using them for darker shit like SVU-style fics or tragic backstory points. Some of them overuse the system and tag things that are just implied or are a throwaway line - although some are covering their asses to avoid someone bitching about being "triggered" by a throwaway line. Some people are working through their own issues in those tags. And some are just sick fucks.

All I care about is that they are actually using the tags, and AO3 has the capability to exclude said tags in a search.

No. 48370

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Anyone know of some good Snape/Lily smut fics? I don't care how weird or degenerate it is, I want to read it.

No. 48371

Have you considered not clicking those tags? No one is forcing you to read Hagrid x baby Hedwig fanfics.

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i recently dug up all my favorite izakida fanfics from when i was like 14 lol. they’re so nostalgic and wholesome to me even though they’re all quite dark and edgy.

does anyone remember the kink memes? i distinctly recall the drrr one being huge but i’m not sure about other series? they were so much fun and some fills were genuinely good.

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I wish kink memes were still a huge thing they were. I filled out a few of the requests in my days. Now I am going through the endless expanse of the Ace Attorney kink memes and I am crying for the days the fandoms were alive.
We have one going in my current fandom, but it is dead and I cannot singlehandedly revive it.

No. 48925

Wasn't the Ace Attorney kink meme the biggest one by far when kink memes were still a thing? I remember reading a lot of Edgeworth/Wright fics back then and now it's a miracle if I can find anything Ace Attorney related that catch my attention on ao3.

No. 56054

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a really fascinating, well written and nostalgic book about the history of fanfic writing

No. 56403

Oh man, kink memes were the best! I imagine they'd suck now with everyone writing really gross shit, but i used to go on Livejournal when Gundam 00 was huge and write and read the kink memes there. It was surprisingly wholesome.

No. 56784

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hey anons sorry for the late response! the fic is https://archiveofourown.org/works/339662, it touches codependency so a little warning about that? still lovely fic.

I also recommend these fics if your bored of the same "inocent baby" characterization of ryou, i don't think its ooc at all to see him as the weird occult obsessed macabre guy


No. 69809

these are good as fuck anon ty. The codependency is def a selling point lmao

uwu soft boy ryou is for sure the most boring way to approach his character

No. 95887

>whens the last Time youve read fanfiction?
Earlier today. I mainly do this for one fandom however.

>what kind of fanfiction do you tend to gravitate towards

>have you ever written fanfiction?
>how frequently do you read/write fan fiction?
Canon extensions because the series' story is concluded. The original author may write side story smut of the main characters still but any recent ones (if it exists) within the last 8 years aren't being translated and I'm not that interested.

There aren't many out there and I had to write my own.

>whats the weirdest fan fiction youve written and or read?

Likely isn't all that weird. I just thought it was funny that an Adolf Hitler fandom can exist as a tag.

>what fandoms tend to have the best and or worst fan fics?

Couldn't tell you, but the fandom I write in tends to have a lot of non-native English writers; often, the editing on fics isn't great.

My story technically involves rape because both characters got drunk and neither of them can consent. I also outlined some stupid noncanon filler where a 20 year old regular human is prosecuted for statutory rape of a 25 year old immortal cyborg because said cyborg's AI mom got mad

No. 95898

I want to start writing fanfiction because I used to write a lot when I was young (before I was humiliated for it), but I can't stop cringing at my own writings… how do I get over it?
Right now I'm keeping a journal as a daily practice, but I want to write some fiction too.

No. 95914

The latest fandom I’m in has a decent amount of fics, but most of them are of the mainstream pairing that I don’t care for. Given the sheer amount of characters for this gacha game, I wish fans would try to write more for the rarer/cracky pairings. I just like seeing how people make them work.

No. 96141

>whens the last Time youve read fanfiction?
i think about a week ago. i dont frequent ao3 that often for reading since im usually busy.

>what kind of fanfiction do you tend to gravitate towards

i tend to gravitate towards short stories. usually fluffy stuff and the occasional pwp. anything less than 3k words.

>have you ever written fanfiction?

yup. i've been writing them since fifth grade. i started off making awkward attempts at drama and now i mostly just write simple oneshots.

>how frequently do you read/write fan fiction?

i dont do it as much as i used to, but i try to finish at least one fic a month. i read em if its of a ship or series im currently into.

>whats the weirdest fan fiction youve written and or read?

"donkey, please". its a roller coaster of a fanfic that just keeps getting more absurdly hilarious with every chapter. #though its more than liklely a trollfic#

>what fandoms tend to have the best and or worst fan fics?

i like reading smash bros fics, though it can get annoying scrolling past those fics with a trillion tags. banjo-kazooie fics from ffnet have a really special place in my heart despite how cheesy they are.

No. 96325

>whens the last Time youve read fanfiction?
I have multiple open in other tabs

>what kind of fanfiction do you tend to gravitate towards

As seems to be the majority here, long (80k-200k ideally), plot-heavy m/m. Slow burn, enemies to lovers (with optional friends in between), and denial of feelings are common among my faves.

>have you ever written fanfiction?

Not much. I think I'd like to start up an account soon, however.

>how frequently do you read/write fan fiction?

Daily-ish. I read about 300k words a week on average.

>whats the weirdest fan fiction youve written and or read?

Fic itself is weird as shit so…

>what fandoms tend to have the best and or worst fan fics?

Nothing will beat 2009-2015 hockey rps. The average age of fans was quite possibly the highest on AO3, and many authors/betas were programmers or admins for the OTW, or miscellaneous postgrads. I miss those days…

Another question to keep up discussion: Which tiny fandoms, unpopular characters, and/or rarepairs would you personally like to see get more content?

No. 96350

>whens the last Time youve read fanfiction?

>what kind of fanfiction do you tend to gravitate towards

Any pairings I happen to like, maximum of 30 chapters usually, modern or everyone lives AUs, fics that have interaction between two characters that never meet in canon

>have you ever written fanfiction?

When I was a teen I wrote at least one cringy Homestuck fic that got popular and a couple of Hetalia fics that I never published

>how frequently do you read/write fan fiction?

Almost every day if I don't have something better to do

>what fandoms tend to have the best and or worst fan fics?

Harry Potter has plenty of both. Jojo's Bizarre Adventure fics are often good and writers rarely go OOC(depending on character, way too many people use Kakyoin as a self insert) in my experience.
Dragon Age has plenty of bad ones, but mostly because it seems many people have the exact same looking and behaving Inquisitor/Warden.

No. 96372

i've been writing and publishing fic for 18 years now, so.. you don't. you just never get over it. but most of the time, when i read something like a year old already, i'm baffled by how amazing my writing sounded at that time. it's just one of those things you have to deal with when writing, i guess.

No. 96381

>whens the last Time youve read fanfiction?
last week, usually i open half a dozen tabs and wait till im in the mood and binge read it all
>what kind of fanfiction do you tend to gravitate towards
slow burn f/m, used to read long ah fics that went on for over 80 chapters, but these days around 30 chapters are enough for me. for several years ive been sticking to poto and reylo fics with a got dam happy ending
>have you ever written fanfiction?
ah yes, wrote several multi chapter ones when i was a teen and fell into the twilight obsession, since then ive written a couple but never released it
>how frequently do you read fan fiction?
depends on the mood, but usually go on a binge at least once a month
>whats the weirdest fan fiction youve written and or read?
springtrap/reader, still ashamed to this day
>what fandoms tend to have the best and or worst fan fics?
i think every fandom has solid fics, but for some reasons, even though there are some good, the mcu fandom is overflowing with trash

No. 96564

Farmers, what are your favorite tropes? I'm too lazy to fill it out but I like shipping enemies and characters who are hostile. lol


>whens the last Time youve read fanfiction?

Couple of months ago, I don't keep up with longer fics.
>what kind of fanfiction do you tend to gravitate towards
Enemies to lover or just smut.
>have you ever written fanfiction?
When I was younger I attempted but never kept up with it.
>how frequently do you read/write fan fiction?
Once a month, maybe less often. Depends on it I find a pairing or character I want to binge fanfic of.
>whats the weirdest fan fiction youve written and or read?
I like looking up fanfiction for classic novels and those crack me up.
>what fandoms tend to have the best and or worst fan fics?
I wouldn't know, guessing most populat fandoms have both best and worst fics.

No. 96565

anon i love u

No. 96583

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this was fun. the two that are covered by the watermark are fluff and drunken confession.

No. 96584

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Mine are ranked as how much a tag would contribute to me wanting to read a fic. Hidden tropes are canon divergence, hurt/comfort, and first kiss

No. 96585

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>whens the last Time youve read fanfiction?

Right now I’ve been busy with work so it’s been awhile, but normally I’d say every few days.
>what kind of fanfiction do you tend to gravitate towards
M/F, F/F, most of the time I’m only interested in one ship and one ship only from whatever I’m into at the moment. I’ll go months where I’ll only read about one couple, lost interest, then find another to latch onto. I love slow burn character studies that end with smut lol.
>have you ever written fanfiction?
I’m in the middle of a multi-chapter one that’s gotten a lot of positive feedback which makes me happy! Just wish I was more consistent when it came to writing.
>how frequently do you read/write fan fiction?
I’ll go through days where I can binge multiple fics and write multiple chapters, and then not touch it for months.
>whats the weirdest fan fiction youve written and or read?
I can’t find it anymore but it was a Homestuck fic where Bro ate a piece of Dave’a sunburnt skin, and Dave was so turned on he ran to his room to masturbate. This was set before Homestuck canon so Dave was 12 btw.
>what fandoms tend to have the best and or worst fan fics?
I find that more niche communities tend to have better fanfics actually. At least ones that are interesting to read and the writers seem to understand the characters much better. Huge corporate schlock like Harry Potter and Marvel tend to be so incredibly boring I can’t get through any of it.

No. 96598

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No. 96601

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I am very obviously a masochist

No. 96604

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i… don't like AUs.
Also WTF is sex pollen

No. 96608

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i'm fucked i guess. nobody into abo?

No. 96610

i do, anon. you're not alone.

even more fucked up is that i like mpreg.

No. 96622

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>2009-2015 hockey rps
excellent taste anon. over the years i've gotten less comfortable with rpf so i haven't read it in ages but there really were some primo fics in the hockey fandom

same anon, maybe it's just the fandoms that i like to read but if the setting itself is already great/i'm using fic as an escape why would i want to read a modern AU or w/e

No. 96624

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I like historical and royal AUs when the author does some research and features actual politics in the plot, and HS AU is my guilty pleasure, but most AU fics are admittedly shit.

I'll never understand why people are into ABO and why it's so prevalent in some fandoms.

No. 96629

Sex pollen is just induced sex/horniness, kinda like fuck or die. Usually from a plant or chemical or w/e, hence pollen.

I often prefer AUs depending on the fandom, some canons bore the shit out of me and I'm just interested in the characters. Simple AUs like college or highschool etc are good for exclusive focus on the relationship development, and tbh it's easier for an amateur writer to pull off because they can draw on real life experiences. But either way a good writer can make almost anything enjoyable and their skill is way more important than the tropes they're using.

No. 96681

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I think I stopped reading porn fics in freshman year of highschool. I pretty much stopped reading fanfiction in junior year however. For the stuff I actually like it's mostly because I just enjoy crying.

Also, fucking mpreg fan fiction is the worst.

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No. 96684

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C is mostly things that I’m open to but don’t really go looking for. I’m glad we all hate baby fics, they always seem to be written by 12 year olds kek.

No. 96687

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angst is my favorite idk why


No. 96692

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so idk what babyfic means so i googled it and there were two meanings for the word. one is de-aged characters which i don't mind and the other is oc children of canon characters (which i really don't like and find it pointless and stupid). so, i ended up putting it on depends, especially since babyfic is a general term for two things that vastly different from one another.

No. 97164

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Farmers into enemies to lovers, does this apply to you? In my case, I have to agre though I also think it's because my parents argued a lot.

No. 97171

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That's a romantic way to put it, but for me it's like - the more obstacles a couple have to overcome to be together, the more intense their relationship is, and therefore the more indulgent it is for the reader. Two good friends who fall in love and live happily ever after is great irl, but boring af in fiction. Enemies who can't help being attracted to each other and who have a tonne of drama and conflict to work through is way more entertaining and emotionally involved. And no doubt has way more sexual tension if it's that sort of fic, because if you're gonna fuck someone you hate, you have to REALLY want them.

This logic applies to a lot of tropes and story lines, not just enemies to lovers. If it's too easy and straightforward for them to get together, it's boring. That's why I won't read established relationship fic.

No. 97174

My thoughts exactly anon. Although for me it's also the self-loathing and confusion that comes with being attracted to someone you nominally hate. The popularity of internalized homophobia fics has plummeted (too problematique) and I need to get my self-denial angst fix somewhere.

No. 97190

>Two good friends who fall in love and live happily ever after is great irl, but boring af in fiction.
Gotta disagree, nothing better than slow-burn story about two friends obviously into each other but afraid to cross boundaries and confess
But I totally see what you mean about the appeal of enemies to lovers trope

No. 97191

Imagine liking A/B/O.

No. 97238

I love internalized homophobia fic. Obviously it sucks for people irl but that applies to anything bad happening to characters in a story so idc if people think it's problematic.

You are absolutely right, slow burn mutual pining between friends is a god tier trope. But that's not what I meant when I said friends falling in love, I just worded it in a simplistic way to get my point across. I meant if they had no conflict at all and were just smooth sailing the whole time, that would be boring. Being afraid to confess or assuming the other person isn't into you is definitely the sort of conflict that makes a fic good.

No. 97494

Some people are just furries. Sad, but true.

No. 97894

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Is there a reason why the anons here don't link to their works?


No. 97902

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i kinda hate fanfic but i wanna like it

No. 97953

I get enough comments on my fic cancelling my entire being. The tumblrites don't need to know I'm here too.

No. 99061

FF related question, does anyone know a large active Western fandom which produces a lot of fics for het ships? Like a Western book/TV/film series, etc. I used to be in the Twilight fanfic community and I miss those kinds of juggernaut fandoms. Some of the fics were genuinely fantastic.

No. 99094

GoT is surprisingly mainly het ships and some ff from that fandom are incredible.

No. 99100

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i knew i was fucked up but making this list proved it once again, look at me putting all those sad shit in the top tier. i'm calling my fucking therapist.

well at least i'm not a furry.

No. 99116

Just being associated with this site would get most people socially obliterated. I don't even link my fanfic to my normal SM.

No. 99232

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I'm starting to think I'm really picky and my tastes are dictated by the love I had for disney movies as a kid. I can deal with angst and major character deaths and what not(zombie apocalypse AUs are great) as long as the writer is REALLY good but more often than not it feels like torture.

Also, I want to scream. I just read an incredible fic with a great setting but it turns out it's part of a series the writer never finished. So essentially I just wasted hours of my life reading a teaser.

No. 102759

I linked my fanfic on the /ot/ thread for writing and about nothing happened. Likely because I don't have a real social media account, rather some freetard fediverse account I log into once every month or so. I outright have a parody short fic of getting canceled lol.

No. 104068

Anyone knows how fanfiction using an existing universe but none of the canon characters is called?

No. 104076

Seems like you either hate or love ABO

No. 104078

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I prefer when the story just stays with the main plot of the work, really not a fan of AU's.

No. 104095

If it uses canon characters from another franchise it's a fusion (as opposed to a crossover, which takes characters from both) but I don't think there's a name for ones with all original characters.

No. 104099

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>whens the last Time youve read fanfiction?
Years ago. I haven't had the desire to seek out fan material in a long time.
>what kind of fanfiction do you tend to gravitate towards
M/M slow burn, angsty. Maybe that's changed now, idk.
>have you ever written fanfiction?
Hell yeah. Started with MCR self-insert fics in middle school and evolved into M/M fics of Erwin/Levi from SNK and eventually a weird year-long endeavor into One Direction M/M fics…I am ashamed.
>how frequently do you read/write fan fiction?
Never now, but I used to write all throughout the day back in high school. I stopped reading other fan fictions when I was like 16 because I felt I'd rather create than read other people's shit.
>whats the weirdest fan fiction youve written and or read?
I wrote an Elmo x God smut fic for a friend once when I was 15. Pic attached for your viewing pleasure.
>what fandoms tend to have the best and or worst fan fics?
I have read really good works from pretty much every fandom I was ever apart of. MCR had that Frank/Gerard The Dove Keeper fic, SNK had stereobone's shit, 1D admittedly had some good works out there too, none of them I can recall whoops. Worst fan fics? Most shit written by children, including the shit I published to Quotev when I was 12. It was all so fucking bad lmao.

No. 104410

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Longing for someone gets me emotionally hard. I find AUs to be good as their writers. but if it's a magic AU they're always trash cause "everything can be fixed with magic or a horny love potion

No. 104477

Aww ok, thanks. I'd like to read a story taking place in the HP universe but with a completely different plot and characters, even better if set in the past. A bit like Fantastic Beasts did, but inside Hogwarts and focusing on the castle's mysteries. I'm so desperate to find something like that that I'm considering writing it myself tbh.

No. 105499

have not read fic since my larrie days. didn't realize a little silicon valley literature on ao3 would revive my interest in the sport
what do help me anon?

No. 105634

How does lolcow think of copyright alternatives like CC-BY-SA compared to traditional copyright? The former encouraging derivative works like fanfiction with no questions asked or history of court case sperging.

No. 105701

It seemed to be popular and I read a few. For the most part I didn't like the consistent appearance of mpreg. I don't know what better way to put it or if its standard, but I kept coming across the most stereotypical domination porn dialogue.

Omegas should just be called cuntboys at this point. Betas are normal people, and alphas are chads with wolfdicks.

No. 105711

I know it's dumb but does anyone know if the author JeanJacquesFrancois (ASOIAF fanfiction writer) is alive and well? Her stories really had an impact on my teenage years and I would love to know that she's ok.

No. 105770

I agree with both. Both is good

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No. 109920

I just stumbled upon "Sonic's Ultimate Harem" and I just have to say… shitty scrote fanfiction in general doesn't get even a fraction of the mockery it deserves. At least My Immortal was entertainingly bad and almost certainly a trollfic.

No. 109922

please send that link because I need it.

No. 109923

No. 109927

I'm picky about how the characters should be handled that i tend to drop fics if they go too far OOC. I also enjoy self-inserting, but reader fics are too cringey for me to get thru.
Every good fic i've read was abandoned or lost.

Romance slow burns with hurt/comfort angst are my favourite~ but sometimes its just easier to daydream than slog thru pages and pages of ao3.

No. 109932

I find 99.9% of reader inserts horribly executed, even though I shamefully kinda do enjoy the idea. My least favorite trope, apart from the typical romance fanfiction cringe, has to be when they allude to "y/n's" appearance in any way (and 99% of the time I look nothing like her, so all the supposed immersion is gone). Even worse sometimes they just go ahead and slap a picture of "Reader". That's not a reader insert, that's literally just an OC.

No. 109973

Same. What pisses me off the most is how the majority of reader-inserts have stereotypical innocent/pure personalities to the point of being retarded. They remind me of otome protags that don't even know what kissing is because "they're so pure uwu." If I knew how to write I'd make my self-inserts giga stacies or something, I can't stand all of this babyish shit.

No. 109981


Yes! Especially combined with the over the top oh-so-tragic backstories and unrealistic portrayals of bullying/abuse/harrassment etc.

I never liked One Direction, but sometimes I go on wattpad to cringe at the fandom. There were many stories like "One Direction bully you high school AU" where the bullying was just so extreme. Like literally having those five guys beat Y/N to a pulp and no one doing anything about it because they're "high school royalty". Eventually Y/N is fed up and tries to kill herself, obviously fails and 1D are suddenly full of remorse and fall in love with her. What the fuck.

That said, I really do hate the high school AU trope in every single fandom. I even hate it more than coffee shop AU and chatfics.

No. 109983

I sure am glad the MST/sporking trend (basically copy-pasting bad fanfiction and adding "snarky" reactions, usually from the sporker's OCs, in-between the paragraphs) died out. Not because "cringe culture is dead" or some other tumblr shit, but because those characters reacting to the original story were always genuinely unfunny and obnoxious, just as bad the original.

Don't even get me started on those making OCs just for killing/torturing/humiliating the "Mary Sues", that's just A-Log behavior.

No. 109984

Ntayrt, but God. Yes, fucking chatfics, who the fuck likes that shit? They’re so retarded, I remember trying to read one because I liked the pairing and I couldn’t read more than two sentences, it was so fucking annoying with chat slang and “XDDDD” I cringe whenever I think about it.

No. 109990

Is anyone else into actual unrequited love? i
I don't know why but i like it when the couple i like doesn't get together sometimes. Something about the angst of being unwanted and the character finding another person or ways to go on is 10/10 for me.

I read a good one once but it was sprinkled with some normal descriptive paragraphs in between and the author used the chat as a way to build tension sometimes. Like a character not answering, double meanings and misunderstandings, wish there were more like these and less group chat ones with outdated memes.

No. 110022

i have to be in a certain kind of self-destructive mood, but yes. I totally understand the unrequited love. it's validating almost to watch someone else get denied as well.
like we're in this alone, together.

No. 110076

Another fanfiction pet peeve that can't be just mine is canonically 30+ year old characters acting like retarded teens, especially in shipping fics.

No. 110079

yes unless it's a crackfic (even then) I really grit my teeth reading that. specifically for me: no I can't believe that [over 30 yo man] has this much of a cutesy crush you get in middle school

Although, if it's not too bad, sometimes I wish a man being romantic was really possible… in that case I bear it lool

No. 110090

At one point I was obsessed with reading Tom Hiddleston/Loki fanfics on Archiveofourown (A03) lmao

No. 110096

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I just cannot take that dude seriously kek

No. 110097

I used to make fun of people like you until I became one, for loki that is idgaf about tiddle
yes it's cringe only if you take fanfic consumption seriously which I don't

No. 110098

I find Hiddleston extremely unattractive but in fairness to him, that's a shoop.

No. 110156

>whens the last Time youve read fanfiction?
earlier today
>what kind of fanfiction do you tend to gravitate towards
mostly m/m but getting into m/f; want to try f/f. I like the secret relationship trope. so my ships tend to have a 'taboo factor' (enemies, age gap) but never on the ExTrEmE side of problematic. I don't take it too seriously
>have you ever written fanfiction?
yes, later deleted it. wrote a lot more in private
>how frequently do you read/write fan fiction?
not as much as i used to
>whats the weirdest fan fiction youve written and or read?
most fic of my fave ship has a weird factor because it is impossible unless it's AU. that's not to say people don't try. there's some amazing fics despite the weirdness. Ive also read a ton of demented kink fics out of curiosity or for laughs. I will say the weirdest one, for a different pairing. It involved transforming into a dinosaur while fucking. can't say I liked that but it wasn't as bad as it sounds.
I think rpf takes the cake though as a category of its own. it's the weirdest and I don't think it's ethical, but I find it really funny.
>what fandoms tend to have the best and or worst fan fics?
popular fandoms have the most good and bad. I recently looked in a popular fandom tag and could not believe the amount of a/b/o. I hate a/b/o.
all my ships are on the less popular side regardless of fandom. I prefer it this way because there's less stupidity and craziness in the tag, or if there is then I accept it. When it's a smaller ship you know that you get what you get. Once my favorite ship got more attention, there was an upsurge in chatfic bullshit and a decline in quality.

No. 110162

i've written fanfic but pretty much never read it. to be honest, and i know this sounds holier-than-thou, but most fanfic authors suck and i would rather read an actual book than fanfic, even tho i do write it sometimes.

i have to say my most favorite fic i ever read was… a sid/andy fic. toy story. yes. it was them as adults, with andy going off to college and sid being the garbage collector and both of them realizing they were gay for each other and all the ups and downs of it and it was remarkably long, but even more remarkably written. i'm pretty sure i started reading it as a joke, because i never assumed it would be good when someone told me about it, but i ended up hooked.

https://archiveofourown.org/users/hollycomb/works?fandom_id=5740380 it's all here for anyone curious lol

No. 110173

a/b/o more like a/b/olish this garbage

No. 110174

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Strongly agree. It's such a weirdly specific fetish and I wish it wasn't so common in fanfic. Every time I search something on Ao3, I have to exclude the abo tags. Seeing the drama with that crazy bitch Addison Cain who writes het abo has been pretty delicious. She's a lolcow and deserves a thread here imo. Her books are basically just her fantasizing about getting raped by Bane from Batman and changing the names.

No. 110176

>whens the last Time youve read fanfiction?
>what kind of fanfiction do you tend to gravitate towards
Longer plot-heavy stories with angsty (non-romantic) stories and interesting smut.
>have you ever written fanfiction?
I haven't finished a fic since my teens, but it's always been smut.
>how frequently do you read/write fan fiction?
I read a few times a week but I don't write anymore.
>whats the weirdest fan fiction youve written and or read?
Eddward, a fic in which Double-D from EE&E snaps and methodically murders every other kid in the cul-de-sac.
>what fandoms tend to have the best and or worst fan fics?
Homestuck has some of the best and worst stuff out there.

No. 110177

Het A/B/O that used to be a Bane fanfic. I nearly busted a stitch guffawing at the silliness of it all. Addison Cain and her weird possessiveness of a genre that teen fandom girls have been making their bitch for the last 5 years is hilarious tbh.

No. 110178

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And why goofy Dark Knight Bane of all people? Why not Nightwing, sexiest man in Gotham?

No. 110340

I read wattpad fanfiction on the regular as part of my bimbofication process

No. 110342

Queen shit, I do the same thing anon. Wattpad fanfic is fun idk what people say lel.

No. 110343

Any Harry Potter fans here remember The Tea Series from early 2000s? It would NEVER fly nowadays considering the subject matter (explicit Snarry with first sexual scenes when Harry is about 15 or sth) but it was such a cult classic in fanfiction circles, it even got fully translated to my language. I remember it was really well written I'm lowkey tempted to re-read it now but idk if pedophilia overtones would be easy to stomach now that I'm older and more aware.

No. 110347

where's the fucking link plz???

No. 110358


Apparently it was taken down by the author in 2016

No. 110360

your what

No. 110362

The author said she doesn't want the text reposted online (understandably since she's still active online and writing) but is fine with people sharing it, here's a drive I found on reddit https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0BwfE6l6RtZAsd28wN1dWQjAydzQ
Also translation to Polish is still available if you happen to know Polish of all languages

No. 113977

I want to read a Harry Potter fanfiction but with a new cast of characters and an atmosphere similar to books 1 to 4. Would be even better if it was set pre-HP. I want it to be full of Hogwarts exploration, mystery and interesting but realistic characters. No bullshit political agenda or teen angst allowed. Unfortunately I can't find something like that anywhere. Help me anons.

No. 114706

Is any one else into Mafia AUs? I don't think they're very popular, but I love this trope so much.

No. 115030

Writing self insert shipping fanfic is so freeing, IDK why I've help myself back for so long. I'm not going to post it anywhere OFC, but it will stay in my documents folder and my heart

No. 116639

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Anyone else hate the trend of fanfic writers making one half of a m/m or f/f ship trans? And when they don't even mention it in the tags and then get upset when people call them out in the comments and start crying about transphobia. I don't know how much of a bigger trend it is, but it's prevalent in some fandoms and it's really annoying. I'm not even talking about gender-swapping a character, which can be fun, but actually making a character trans and writing about them having disgusting sex and soapboxing about trans issues in a setting where it makes no sense. Like, I love het but when I click on smut where both/all parties are men, I'm expecting cocks only, no vaginas. I feel visceral disgust reading tranny shit. I hate all of this.

No. 116647

It honestly makes me laugh super hard in the case of fakebois because they always seem to trans the manliest of characters as if a FTM could ever look like that. But yeah it’s annoying as hell

No. 116674

i 100% know what you mean - nothing gets my goat more than a fic with that shit shoehorned in. not really the same, but i also hate when they make one of the characters ~asexual~ or whatever for no fucking reason. you can just tell the author still has a tumblr under ‘asexualpanromanticastiel’ or some shit

No. 116805

God yeah, I saw porn of Endeavor from My Hero Academia where he was FTM and it was hilarious, no fakeboi could hope to be close to him physically.

But yeah, it is pretty annoying when they shoehorn in trans/ace characters for no reason other than to impress wokefags. At least make it make sense and have relevance to the character and story or its just cheap pandering.

No. 117722

Question to good fic writers, how 2 git gud? Like any helpful advice or books on writing. I want to shorten my badfic phase and move on to greener pastures

No. 117725

Step 1: decide not to be bad
Step 2: profit

No. 117732

ntayrt I get your point but if the "cheap pandering" only comes up in a smut scene, I can handle it. I prefer that to a whole fic of gender soapboxing. Also I read m/f sometimes and my brain processes it like that. Blog maybe, but lately I prefer m/f smut because I don't feel out of place by reading it, it's more relevant to me so it's hotter. There is still something unnerving making one of them trans but calling it "gay." At least it's only characters and anything can happen (sort of like futa although that disgusts me— I guess like OP is disgusted by this). Man, suddenly I wonder what fudanshis think; if there's actual gay men seeing it they'd be more put off than us.

No. 117741

To me it feels super homophobic and predatory to have one character in a gay or lesbian pairing be trans. Insisting that a gay man would totally be cool with eating pussy or that a lesbian would totally want to suck a dick is a trend you see in other places on the internet too, not just in fanfiction… It's just very off-putting because this line of thinking doesn't usually stop with fictional characters. They think this should apply to real people too.

Also I don't think that most people are making characters trans to "pander" or to impress their woke friends… they make characters trans because they themselves are trans and they get off to that kind of content. Most of them are projecting onto the character they're transing, they want to BE the character and they want the character to be like THEM.

No. 117743

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No. 117776

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No. 117803

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>whens the last Time youve read fanfiction?
A few hours ago.

>what kind of fanfiction do you tend to gravitate towards

Mostly darkfics and canon-complacent fics. Sometimes I'll get into an AU if it's interesting and not too out there. Lately, I've been really into well-written reader-insert stuff. Especially ones that focus on side characters or villains.

>have you ever written fanfiction?

I last wrote a fanfic 12 years ago while suffering from a flu. It was a smutty darkfic in which my fictional crush at the time fucked and then murdered a reader-insert. I've had a few ideas since, but I never sat down and wrote any of them.

>how frequently do you read/write fan fiction?

I read every week or so. If I really like a fic I'll re-read it a few times in a week.

>whats the weirdest fan fiction youve written and or read?

Some pretentious Star Fox fanfic that tried to be postmodern and memeing at the same time. It didn't work, but the author was decently skilled and kind of funny.

>what fandoms tend to have the best and or worst fan fics?

Homestuck has by far the worst fanfics I've ever read, but I'm p sure Hamilton has taken that crown. As for the best, Transformers and Mass Effect probably. At least, as far as I've read.

No. 119671

I will never ever forgive the Supernatural fandom for making up a/b/o

No. 119672

I read one of those "gender neutral readers" fanfic and it was so obvious the self insert was supposed to be a girl, even when the writer was trying to use very vague terms to describe body parts. The person who wrote it was probably a fakeboi, because I don't think any real guy reads self insert fanfics.

No. 119673

they do, but definitely not "gender neutral" ones. I've seen quite a few of those on wattpad.

No. 119707

>whens the last Time youve read fanfiction?

>what kind of fanfiction do you tend to gravitate towards
Time travel, fixit, h/c, dark!MC
>have you ever written fanfiction?
Yes, it was terrible!
>how frequently do you read/write fan fiction?
Sometimes everyday and sometimes not for months.
>whats the weirdest fan fiction youve written and or read?
…the groot one? Damn people were so mad about that for some reason.
>what fandoms tend to have the best and or worst fan fics?
Best: Naruto, bnha
Worst: homestuck, spn

No. 119725

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>whens the last Time youve read fanfiction?
Last night
>what kind of fanfiction do you tend to gravitate towards
Definitely hurt/comfort, I like when a character is going through some fucked up shit and the other character is their support. Anything with some kind of trauma. On a level down from that is anything with a good plot and fun AUs as long as the characters are well-developed
>have you ever written fanfiction?
10 years ago, when I actually wrote stuff… I’ve gotten more critical of my writing as I got older so now I don’t write at all anymore
>how frequently do you read/write fan fiction?
I like to read it every night before I go to bed, but like a lot of others I go through periods of varying interest
>whats the weirdest fan fiction youve written and or read?
It’s funny because I’ve read every kind of kink fic I’ve come across, but the weirdest fic was a Persona 4 one from years ago where the MC (Souji) has an eating disorder in that he purposely eats rotting food to make himself sick and cope with his issues. It was filled with a lot of vomit and pretty gross, but really well-written so that you felt compelled to continue. I still think about that fic sometimes
>what fandoms tend to have the best and or worst fan fics?
Best: the bigger, more-established fandoms
Worst: Anime and manga. My current fandom is a pretty inactive anime and all the recent stuff is absolute garbage

No. 119787

I thought A/B/O had started on a RPF fandom.

No. 121798

I have this idea for a fanfiction, but 0 writing skills. I don't even know how well the idea is going to be received in the fandom if I even write and publish it to be honest. Should I even try?

Yes, the Supernatural actors RPF fandom. Seriously.

No. 121805

Try, even if you have shitty writing skills the only way to improve is to write, and there are plenty of fanfic writers who end up rewriting some of their works.
I think you shouldn't really care about what the fandom says, but my only contact with fandoms is 4chan shitposts and ao3.

No. 121829

The neat thing about fanfic is that it can be published under any name. If your attempt doesn't turn out well the first time (or first few times), take the lessons you've learned and restart with a new pseudonym in another fandom, pairing, or media type. That's what I did. Oh, and find a beta who you click with. You'll learn much faster that way.

No. 121913

yes, absolutely. there is so much shit out there that if it actually turns out shit, at least it won't stand out

No. 122095

I mean, you could always post your work anonymously on AO3 + enable comment moderation if you are unsure of how your fandom will react.

No. 122143

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I used to love enemies-to-lovers but I've seen too many mainstream authors rip it off from fanfics. Plus, it's hard to find a fic where the bad guy is actually a bad guy.

No. 122183

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i'm right and i should say it

No. 122188

kek does no one like a/b/o dynamics? they're pretty hot sometimes.

No. 122189

nothing hot about mpreg and dog dicks but you're entitled to your wrong opinion ma'am

No. 122197

it's the vocab like "heat", "member" and "slick" that turn me off from the genre. plot's rarely interesting.

No. 122198

I'll read it if there's literally nothing else and the art/writing is okay but most of the time it's just so awkward and porn without plot to me. Especially with BL/GL… if I wanted to read something with gender roles, wouldn't I just read het?

No. 122199

It's just a plot device for people with no creativity to create an interesting dynamic outside of those stupid roles, imo

No. 122200

Looks pretty popular seeing how many fanfiction with it are written.

No. 122209

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I've broken my brain by reading epic length idol fanfiction back in my teen years and I will not settle for less than a 180k+ slow burn

No. 122210

Reading Cicero x female Dragonborn atm. God help me

No. 122211

kek I hope she kills him in the end please report

No. 122256

No way there’s any real dudes going in wattpad

No. 122359

You'd be surprised to see how many weeb teenage boys writing animu girl harem fics are there on wattpad.

No. 122496

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No. 122502

Are there any contemporary/non-magical AUs that aren't high school, college or coffee shop shit? With occupations that actually fit the characters?

No. 122511

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Alternate universes of what universe? I read one for jojo's bizarre adventure, and I really loved it, but I don't know what others might think. But I couldn't stop reading; I loved the relationship between Dio, Diego and Giorno. Pic unrelated

No. 122515

Yes, pretty much like this! Especially since it's gen too. On another note, I've seen the Kid Fic tag applied to two kinds of fics
>exploring parent-child-like dynamics between canon characters, may or may not include shipping but it's not the focus
>ship fic where the ship has children, nearly always poorly developed OCs who are only used to prop up the ship

No. 122533

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hey guys have a laugh, this retard nobody shits on fanfic despite her own work being a retelling:


sorry if it’s ot, i just thought it was funny

No. 122539

>controversial take: low-effort formulaic lowest-common-denominator writing is bad actually
>implying all fanfic is "low-effort formulaic lowest-common-denominator writing" while published fiction never is
>implying retelling is completely independent from fanfiction

the only thing i sort of agree on is that the obsession with corporate media sucks. plenty of indie creations are more interesting and deserve bigger fandoms than marvel or star wars

No. 122643

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I need to share my suffering.

>avid ao3 fanfic reader

>don't care about fandoms and ships, only about the writing and tropes
>start itching for a specific scenario and search corresponding tags, to no avail
>oh well
>months pass, find a ship with interesting dynamic
>read all the completed works (descending comments best sorting method)
>in a moment of utter and complete insanity browse the incomplete works for the ship
>oh no
>it's there
>the EXACT scenario I wanted, with actual good prose
>200k of slow slow burn
>dive in
>last available chapter ends RIGHT BEFORE THE FUCKING CONFESSION
>last update in 2018
>all the other works from the author are incomplete
>no more updates from author, no other works, and dead social media

I should have known that one should NEVER EVER read an incomplete work, but I've been spoiled by people that update their (very good) works once a year (or every 2 years). I should have know and I have only myself to blame.
Fucks sake, I can't imagine something worse for a reader than having the author disappear right on the fucking climax of a fucking slow burn.
And I don't know what is worse in ao3: tagging the dumbest most irrevelant shit with cannonical tags or not tagging anything beyond main characters. At least put the genre and main narrative points in it ffs.

No. 122682

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>whens the last Time youve read fanfiction?
2 days ago? i've been meaning to read more but i sleep so late and knock out

>what kind of fanfiction do you tend to gravitate towards

f/m, f/f, reader inserts: it has to be completed because i'm a binger and any length is fine. i slightly prefer shorter ones just because i found that they tend to be more consistent in quality. my smut fics need some semblance of a plot, even if it's only a few paragraphs.
i can read m/m if there's no sex involved, especially the really angsty works but nothing fluffy or overly romantic. idk. sorry fags and fujos.

>have you ever written fanfiction?


>how frequently do you read/write fan fiction?

2-3 nights a week minimum, i try to make it a nightly routine but like i said earlier i just sleep way too late sometimes

>whats the weirdest fan fiction youve written and or read?

i guess rapeshit or tentacle? i skip weird tags that i don't like and what i read isn't weird to me so

>what fandoms tend to have the best and or worst fan fics?

only speaking from experience but kpopfags have awful fics that completely disregard so much, but you might occasionally find a gem. i stopped reading about real people though, shits weird especially when people start projecting their headcanons onto them. besides, there are an immense amount of great fics about fictional works anyway. surprisingly hunter x hunter has terrible fics for such a popular series. teen wolf had shitty fics too, from memory.
i don't even like the series anymore but the naruto fandom unironically had an abundance great fics. there are so many talented people writing for that fandom and i guess it's because it was one of the most entry-level anime back in the day.

personal rant but i have to say that soulmate AUs make me irrationally angry. holy fuck. THERE ARE SO MANY OF THEM. i've tried a million soulmate AUs and not a single one has stuck. where's the excitement if they're destined to be together anyway? at least you know the people spamming uncreative a/b/o fics are just freaky cumsluts getting their kinks out in the easiest way possible

No. 122683

hell yes

No. 122684

i am so sorry man. i've been broken one too many times by incomplete stories so i know that feeling.

No. 122685

god that's so painful, one of my OTPs had that a few years back and it was enough to stop reading them altogether for a while, i'm so sorry anon

No. 122687

I'm so sorry anon but don't lose hope. A while ago I started reading this 200k+ word multi chapter slow burn written by two incredibly talented writers (one of them was an english teacher and the other an actual published novelist) however the fic was abandoned midway through for years with no hopes of continuation. I recently checked again and the absolute mad lasses came back and finished it after years of absence. It's rare as hell but sometimes writers do come back and finish their work.

No. 126418

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For your perusal, a list of the top 100 pairings on AO3 sorted by number of new fanworks posted in 2020. Did any of you anons contribute to these pairings during lockdown? Want to gush or complain about how high or low a pairing ranks? Full list is here:


No. 126423

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why did this thread have to get bumped right as i'm in the middle of resisting the strong urge to dig up and reread my favorite top tier bandom frerard fics

No. 126452

tldr fujos are mentally ill

No. 126493

wow, i'm shocked that harry potter pairings are still so popular. that's amazing. thanks for sharing the list.

>did any of you anons contribute to these pairings during lockdown?


No. 126506

i guess drarry will never die

also interesting that the majority of the ships are white and if they’re poc they’re asian lol

No. 126511

I can't believe Reylo is on the top 5, surpassing kpop shit and and a lot of yaoi couples

No. 126514

i'm okay with original characters, some of my favorite fics have them and they were fine to begin with. but i read this one fic with an oc who made me think that the author or someone else have put it there as a self insert which i'm cool with but this fic was so grating to read through the many compliments and admiration towards the oc in paragraphs. and they weren't even the main character in the story but somehow they got more like 'she was beautiful', 'her body was fine', or 'her strong willed personality have made everyone respect her'. she was also the first of her kind to become this or that.

like damn, not even the main canon characters ever receive that kind of attention. but i read through it because it was written well, i just skim through the moments where the oc is in the scene. and she was also paired up with a canon character which kinda made it more obvious as to why she was made. her role in the story could've been given to other canon characters and it wouldn't change a thing.

No. 126517

i can’t stand oc’s in fanfiction so i admire your perseverance anon . i usually quit reading fics if an oc takes up more word count than a passing sentence or two .

No. 126520

woke people on tumblr twitter etc have been calling out fandoms in general for being biased towards white characters and basically shipping any two white men who breath in the same vicinity with each other. the full list of the top 100 ships shows that more than half of them are comprised of people of colour for 2020 . i guess racism in fandoms has been solved !!1!

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No. 126522

Who the fuck cares. I cannot think of anything less impactful on the state of IRL inequality issues than the racial diversity of slash fic written by teenagers. People need to get a fucking grip and use their moral outrage somewhere productive.

No. 126523

yeah, the story was really good but it kinda got underwhelming in the end like it stopped abruptly when a bigger threat was introduced. it seems like the author didn't know what to do next and just wrote the epilogue instead, but the contents were still meh. and same, i usually skip the fanfic if the oc takes up a bigger role in story or has its own POV.

good ocs are a rarity, often times found as side characters. i only read 1 fic with a good oc that was the main character but he was used as some sort of third perspective towards the other canon characters.


im not surprised that the bokuto and akaashi ship have a higher amount of fics in haikyuu… somehow this one shot fic that was written in either 2015 or 2017 became the most well known fic in the fandom in 2020 for some reason. i have been in the fandom for years now and this is a first i've experienced where haikyuu has a fic that most fans keep reacting or recommending it outside small groups or communities. the story has a basic premise but i guess the story was well written to receive that much attention? i guess a new fan just found the story and like broadcast it to twitter or tiktok.


No. 126524

the haikyuu fandom seems to have so much fun with shipping . i’m more of a casual fan myself so i don’t really ship anyone (plus i tend to see them more as friends. also the only ship i enjoy is kagehina but i’ve only found a few fics which write their dynamic realistically) but the amount of characters and pairings you could realistically write for is crazy .
there are sooooo many haikyuu a/b/o fics though . so cursed

No. 126525

yeah, i think this is why it's kinda great to be in the haikyuu fandom. people can ship who they want and others would be fine about it because the characters are really likeable so, in my opinion, nobody would start shipping wars or smth. i have been in the hetalia fandom before and ghad, the shipping wars were so entertaining to look from afar but also cringy to see how far people can go for their ship.

i ship several characters together in haikyuu, like four ships.

i thought bnha a/b/o dynamic fics would pass the amount haikyuu has. it seems like it especially with haikyuu ended with the manga and with a possibility of another season in the anime while bnha has yet to end anytime soon.

No. 126540

from what i've seen, the fact that the haikyuu characters are in sports teams seems to translate very well into like making their teams their packs (i am ashamed to admit that i have extensive knowledge of a/b/o although thankfully not from haikyuu). so all of the associated dynamics that come with a/b/o work well with that . ive never seen mha but this tiktok seems to confirm that that has more a/b/o than haikyuu


lolcow please don't come for me i have no idea how to put tiktoks on here

No. 126541

which ships do you like, if you don't mind me asking?

No. 126543

it's okay, i'm also well versed in a/b/o and i can see your point with them being already in teams so its works with a/b/o in terms of packmates and packs… and im not really surprised with mha though, idk but its fandom is really aggressive when it comes to ships so its not surprise people show it off through fics and all…

haha, my fave ship is TsukkiYama. Others are KuroKen, BokuAka and DaiSuga.

No. 126635

We'd get along, anon

No. 126656

don't think I filled this out, so.

>whens the last Time youve read fanfiction?

earlier today. i check the P5 tags on AO3 twice daily and click on the majority of the explicit m/m fics even if they aren't to my tastes, lol.

>what kind of fanfiction do you tend to gravitate towards?

one-shots and smut in the 2k to 15k range. i don't have the energy to read super long fics anymore – they just don't hold my attention like they used to. my favorite fics are usually PWPs or porn that somehow serves as a character study. i never read anything below an M rating unless a friend directly recs it to me. also, i dislike AUs.

>have you ever written fanfiction?

yes! i've only just recently gotten back into it, but it's super fun and i've met a lot of interesting people. i published around six fics last year and one so far this year. i have an ungodly amount of WIPs.

>how frequently do you read/write fan fiction?

read: daily.
write: at least five times a week, even if it's only opening a google doc and changing a sentence.

>whats the weirdest fan fiction youve written and or read?

nothing is "weird" to me. most of it is fair game. today, i read a fic where the P5 protagonist was lactating, so, that's something, i guess.

>what fandoms tend to have the best and or worst fan fics?

harry potter has the best fics. i'm not sure about the worst.

<3 kindred spirit

No. 127205

Is poc and white literally the only races categorized in that spreadsheet lol

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No. 127221

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Long-time fanfic appreciator, aspiring fanfic writer.

I hope it's OK to ask for a little advice here. I want to start writing fanfiction but I'm not very good at creative writing. The problem I'm having is getting into the mind of characters and writing exposition that isn't cringey or pointless. Is anybody willing to share some tips for beginners? Thank you.

No. 127549

I’m surprised bts/kpop shit barely cracked the top 10 it feels like that & chinaman yaois is all the good writers write anymore

No. 128346

I really wish writers would stop putting more or less badly drawn art or photoshops on their fics. Your 15 chapter fic doesn't need a cover page where the core characters are badly photoshopped/drawn to look like Fabio on the cover of some 80s harlequin romance novel. And it definitely doesn't need one between sex scenes.

No. 128372

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>jump on ao3
>get a feeling for a specific AU story
>look it up
>0 results
>few weeks later, look up the same tag out of boredom
>see one result
>1 chapter, 5k words, genuinely a well written chapter that grabbed my attention and intrigue but didn't have a lot of interaction and hits
>leave a comment
>months pass, check on that same story
>its been deleted

I've never felt so depressed about the loss of a fic in such a long time, I hope they come back has anyone else experienced this?

No. 128378

Yes and it's why I rarely read fics that are still in progress. I've been burned way too many times by authors abandoning their work.

But if you're interested in rereading that particular chapter, I suggest you try your luck with Wayback Machine. It's how I read some deleted work.

No. 128381

Thanks I'll try that anon. I just got back into reading fics and to say it still hurts is an understatement.

No. 128402

ouch i feel for you, these days when i finish reading a fic and enjoyed it, i download it even if its still in progress. i wouldnt repost them anywhere, its really just to avoid that feeling of scrolling thru my bookmarks/history and seeing all the deleted fics and not remembering what they might have been.
for real though, being interested in some tiny fandom/ship where, if any fics appear at all, the few are okay but obviously nothing i'd come back to and then coming accross one that's written really well, with a good plot and great understanding of the characters and seeing it's been abandoned… the pain of a lost potential i guess

No. 128565

i remember once having read a tf2 fanfic where the medic made a human centipede out of 3 scouts

No. 128570

Fanfics writers are blessing but also a curse

No. 128572

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I don't write but I'm trying my first fanfic bc I can't stop thinking about a recent husbando I've acquired (thank you based husbando thread). There's so much stuff to be explored that could fit in with the game's canon story and since there aren't very many xReader fics with him in, I guess I'll be the one to create more! I am thirsty and I'm sure others are too!

I might even start playing the game because I like him so much and surprisingly the lore is pretty good. How and why a MOBA has such an expansive universe, I may never know.. .. but I am happy it does even if I end up hating the game.

No. 128573

Anons, what kind of writing style do you like to read fanfics in? I usually prefer to read fics that are direct and to the point, limited to like 3-4 paragraphs and with very little general floweriness. Like I don't want to read a huge block of text only for just basically say, "The character was jealous." There's a time and place to be descriptive and impactful, but I find typical fic authors write things like character emotions and prose really bad.

No. 128640

I wish there was hide option on AO3 so I dont have to look at useless updates (like stories with 1000 pairings or when my ship is just plot device for other ship) in my favourite ships tags

No. 128672

Does anyone else miss when people would write the most deranged trollfic and slap it down without the current weird moral wave of "N-no… my fanfic is actually very deep and representative and woke" even though it still comes across as the exact same sort of deranged trollfic? I see this happen a lot with incest pairings.

No. 128673

I get what you mean. Nowadays you have to have this aura of wokeness and explain how your problematic story you wrote is actually you dealing with trauma on your own terms or else you'll get cancelled.

No. 128693

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Almost every single fanfic my hipster ass read in the last year has been on LJ and Library of Moria / webarchived author websites, written by weirdo 35-50 year old women in like 2006.

And let me tell you, it’s all so fucking good. These protofujo elders don’t fuck around, the quality is almost consistently extremely high, great plots, surprisingly in character for slashfic. Plus they would all visit eachother and be friends IRL (and most seem to still be friends today). Honestly it looks like they had a shit ton of fun.

Only thing that sucks is that their fetishes were pretty fuckin weird, and unfinished fics are obviously never going to be updated, since they were started when I was in middle school.

No. 128697

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I hate 90% of AU fics.
I could understand doing an AU for characters from a slice of life sitcom or something like that… But I usually am into fandoms with a lot of sci-fi cool shit and I like those things mostly because of their cool setting.
Why would I wanna read a medieval werewolf hunting version of the story that loses like 70% of its original elements (that are essential to it's plot) and all that is left of the characters is their name? I hate it so much, if I wanted to read about a universe that different from the one I like I'd read a new book, not fanfic.
I understand wanting to have fun with the characters, but sometimes it just strays away from the source material too much. Just because it can work and look cute for one off concept illustrations, doesn't mean it for entire stories.
I guess my favorite type of fanfic is either those that happen in between real events of the canon or just slightly corrupting the original canon in a clever way or for inserting porn

Also I hate reading fanfics the size of the Les Miserables novel.
Oneshot masterrace.

No. 128699

In some cases AUs are less intended as stories to be read and more as writing exercises for authors. While I enjoy reading them occasionally, I also tend towards more canon-based setups, albeit usually with some serious divergences to keep me interested. I like to see how far canon can be twisted while still remaining recognizable.

I had to look up the wordcount for Les Mis: 655, 478 in the original French and yeah that's excessive. I'm totally fine with wordcounts as high as 300k though, for single fics or series, provided everything is well plotted and paced. Stories that long can easily drag.

No. 128700

I started reading a friends-to-enemies slowburn and I fell in love with it, thinking the characters were just awkward and couldn't come to terms with their feelings; then in chapter 30 one of them goes "I'm not cis-gender. And I'm autistic."
Bitch, where?? Where was THIS internal struggle? I read 30+ chapters and not once did this character have an inkling of inner turmoil or recognition regarding their own identity or disorder. WHAT.

No. 128701

Do you read a lot of fic or is it just an occasional thing for you? It seems like people who dislike AUs don't consume much fic and only read it when they have a real craving for continuation of canon. That's fair enough but people who are really into fic as a hobby get bored of reading or writing the same universe all the time and most of the love is for the characters, not the setting or plot. For readers who just want self indulgent romance it's fine if it's basically an original work that borrows character's names and likeness without the rest of the canon, they just want something cute or smutty to chill out with.

I couldn't care less how a story relates to canon because I simply like to read romance, and fic is super accessible romance that features characters you already find appealing from the start. Even if it's very different from canon, even if the characters are OOC, I'll enjoy it for what it is and just picture the characters for a visual reference.

No. 128704

Did anyone else first get into fanfics as an extension of RPing on sites like GaiaOnline and LJ? Sometimes I miss the RP scene, it's like a creative writing exercise in its own way. Does anyone still do RP sessions or is that too cringe these days kek

This x100!

No. 128706

>whens the last Time youve read fanfiction?
I read a spec script for What We Do in the Shadows because of the long hiatus, and reading good spec scripts feels like watching a real episode.
>what kind of fanfiction do you tend to gravitate towards
Basically whatever I wish I could watch more of that I liked on TV. When I run out of a show, I crave more of it. Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul. I am not really interested in shipping. What draws me to a fic is if it feels like I’m watching the show when I’m reading it.
>have you ever written fanfiction?
Yes. I once wrote a few chapters of an Always Sunny fic that I thought was pretty decent but then I started to overthink it and I abandoned it. I also started plotting out a post-Breaking Bad story about Jesse’s new life, but I didn’t develop it past the outline phase.
I only just recently published my first completed fanfic on AO3 and it was a crack fic shipping Rich Evans (of redlettermedia) with Julia Roberts. I don’t know if that really counts though, because it was sort of a troll fic.
>how frequently do you read/write fan fiction?
Rarely but there are times when I find extremely high quality fics and dive into them for short bursts.
>whats the weirdest fan fiction youve written and or read?
The Julia Roberts Rich Evans fic I wrote on Valentine’s Day a few days ago was pretty weird. As for fics I’ve read, I’m honestly kind of a wimp. I tap out if a fic gets weird and doesn’t fit the vibe of its source material to a T.
>what fandoms tend to have the best and or worst fan fics?
I am not sure. I’m sure horrible shows have even worse fic. I can imagine a show like Big Bang Theory, How I Met Your Mother, and Family Guy having extremely cursed fic.

No. 128707

That sounds amazing, anon. How do you find specific fics? Are the old archived websites easy to search? What are some of the media and fandoms they wrote fic for?

No. 128714

God it's awful when this happens. I don't know how to explain it but it feels like a betrayal or as if someone suddenly hit me with a frying pan whenever it turns out one of the main characters was trans all along and it wasn't in the tags. I deliberately blacklist trans related and some gender specific tags and it takes me minutes to blacklist them all whenever trying to find interesting stories. And when I find an interesting fic and suddenly in the middle of it there's vaginas or dicks where they don't belong without any warning or hints whatsoever feels so gross and annoying. Fucking tag that shit.

Agreed. I mean if you're writing about rape, incest and other gross shit at least own it. None of these woke people are reading your weird torture rape fics, and if they do they were deliberately looking for them, so there's no need to sugar coat.

No. 128717

the y/n fandom in tumblr right now is small (although i only read bnha related y/n fics there so i can't be sure) but I was kinda surprise that it got political with the supposed aspects of y/n fics. well, i shouldn't be surprised, it's tumblr but there were long rants that was passed or shared around that y/n is not poc, fat, and trans friendly. like i don't get it, you're basically the main character. because of it, i usually ignored y/n fics where writer included in the title that the y/n is black, trans or fat because it's kinda ironic that they are really pushing fics that's inclusive to anyone by making the y/n's perspective exclusive to certain type of people.

it's a good thing that i stopped reading y/n fics.

No. 128723

Kek maybe we should start some psyop and tell people untagged trans triggers our dysphoria somehow

No. 128724

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I’m reading entirely LoTR fic (a fandom that had its heyday like 20 years ago) and since this was pre-Ao3, nobody wanted to put their fics on fanfiction.net where the overall quality was so low so people liked to put their own fic on their personal LJ
So I started with a pairing or character I liked, and then I’d read someone’s work, and they’d usually link to their favorite writers so then I’d go read that persons work, and so on, and most of it was still around which is nice. People often created entire lists of well written fic recs and author websites and promoted the shit out of each other.
I think LoTR wasn’t the easiest fandom to write for, it’s not modern so you can’t slap generic or self insert personalities and call it a day, you had to keep in mind the way they talked, the setting, Shirefic had to work with that culture, Gondor fic an entirely different one. And since Tolkien left a ton of world building, there wasn’t any reason not to.

And that concludes my field report from the past
the Fujoshit Middle Ages if you will.

No. 128725

to be frank some reader insert fics are indeed too specific in the other direction (like implying or even flat out mentioning y/n has pale skin for example), but i also do hate the "gender neutral" reader trend where y/n is obviously meant to be female, but the author still feels the need to appeal to the fakebois. sometimes even in smutfics they use gender neutral terms for genitals because god forbid some he/they gets offended that reader-chan has a coochie that is referred to as such

No. 128729

true but from the ones i've read, they were usually ambiguous in terms of physical appearances. unless stated otherwise from the header of the fanfic, the reader can have interpretations to how they look like in story. i guess, i have read ones that were well-written or in a sense have really followed the y/n or reader insert formula seriously.

ah, i get your point with the gender neutral reader fic, but i never bother reading y/n smutfics so i don't have a lot of an opinion to that topic, usually skimming through the scene but it's so weird not knowing how the canon character, usually male, do the deed if the only description to the sex organ of y/n is term as hole.

No. 128730

>it's so weird not knowing how the canon character, usually male, do the deed if the only description to the sex organ of y/n is term as hole
yes, i have to read it over and over to make sure my husbando is not inflicting anorectal violence on me.

No. 128732

i just accept that anal is the norm in y/n smutfics and if the y/n got pregnant, someone actually requested a gender neutral fic of this, let's just say that it was done through immaculate conception.

No. 128736

it's retarded because literally no bio male would ever read these stories. at least there are "gender neutral afab" reader stories where reader-chan is explicitly bio female but could be either a regular woman or a fakeboi so i just change the pronouns from "they" to "she" in my head

No. 128763

>people who are really into fic as a hobby get bored of reading or writing the same universe all the time and most of the love is for the characters, not the setting or plot

huh, interesting. NYART, but i read fanfic daily and hate AUs. i enjoy the characters for what they are, and that includes their canon plot and setting. remove that, and i find that the characters often become OOC – their experiences create their personality and relationships. without that, they're just two hot dudes in a writer's original setting (which is fine, but it doesn't scratch my personal itch). there's infinite possibilities for fanfic without delving into AU territory. of course, this probably depends on what fandom you're in. i'm just really tired of trying to talk about fic with people in my fandom and getting ignored for random naga AUs. like, what?

No. 128805

the ones i read usually use the second point of view, so all pronouns were only 'you'. so i didn't face the issue with the she or they struggle though which is a good thing.

No. 128924

How likely is it that writers resume their fanfic after several years? There's a really good one of a rarepair but they eventually stopped updating when the continuation of the franchise that it's from was put on ice (badum-tss..).

No. 128929

if they’ve left their social media handles somewhere on their account you can maybe message and ask but if it’s been several years since the last update i’d imagine that you don’t have a lot of hope , sorry anon

No. 128954

AUs are very hit or miss for me. I usually like canon divergence in the same or very similar setting to canon. I really hate historical AUs in modern or future setting media, as well as high school and college AUs overall. I do remember reading a total of one funny high school fic, but it was about grown men who canonically dropped out of school going back to finish their studies. I may or may not enjoy supernatural (or non-supernatural in media that already has supernatural elements) AUs where the setting is otherwise as accurate to canon as possible, depending on how well it's pulled off. Also don't get me started on alpha/omega shit.

No. 128984

What do you use to download it? I've considered doing that after getting my heart broken when my absolute favorite author deleted everything

No. 129026

Ao3 has a built in download function

No. 129118

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like >>129026 said, it's embedded on ao3 already. up at the top of each fic.

No. 129602

It's highly unlikely but if it counts for anything, I once saw an author come back to finish their fic 10 years after they left it on WIP hell.

No. 130138

If it’s like novel quality/length and it’s been a year or two there’s a actually a decent chance for at least an update at some point in my experience. Never seen them get finished tho

No. 132300

I kind of wrote StarCraft fanfic.

No. 132320

oh my god anon i used to read all those ancient lotr fics!!! i tried to find one in particular from like 2003 a couple of years ago to read it again, and it was so hard i had to search for days to find it on webarchive.

No. 132374

League is actually one of the rare settings where AU is more than natural. The skin lines are ripe for that kinda treatment.

No. 133423

My new favorite pairing has little to no fanfics written on AO3. And what little there is almost none are over 5000 words(except one but it's only 3 chapters long). And other some other fics containing that pairing contain poly which is really not my thing.
I decided to write one myself but it's just not the same.

Just came here to vent and cry

No. 141291

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I am in desperate need of someone who knows about Golden Kamuy to laugh with me at this fic listing on A03

No. 141295

Lmao why tho, like what kinda drugs are involved here? The trans stuff?? I don't.. Ogata killing Usami was the best thing he ever did.

No. 141326

Samefagging but shipping anyone with Usami is criminal.

No. 141421

I'm so sick of AUs right now. It's always when the series has a super interesting, fantastical setting that some basic person has to write a boring modern coffee shop/roommates/college AU instead of working with what's right there. I can still enjoy those on occasion but RARELY. I'm already in the modern world and in school, why would I waste my escapist hours reading more of that setting. So bland. (When it comes to fanart I still like to see modern character versions though that's different)

No. 141441

i’ve always disliked aus. the point of reading fanfiction (to me) is seeing couples get together and interact within the canon universe. if i want to read a completely different setting/plot i would simply read actual books.

No. 141442

>how frequently do you read/write fan fiction?
Whenever I verbally express my sexual needs and desires

No. 141449

I really like secret relationship fics for some reason (and reveals)

No. 141469

Started reading fanfic when I was 10 years old and that fanfic consisted only of zelda, specifically of zelink 99% of the time lol.

What I wrote I don't really consider fanfic because it was always self-insert- though I always had my OTPs together and focused on them for some chapters…

Because Genshin Impact is my source of entertainment now, I am losing myself in the spiral that is chilumi fanfic, which is the shipping of the characters childe and the mc, lumine.

I also have been going back to ff.net to read some stories that i've read like 10+ years ago that are, surprisingly, still there.

No. 141477

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Anons do you go back and reread fics or are you more of a 'one time is good enough' kind of person?

No. 141484

i do it a lot since i have like, 3 good fanfics per fandom

No. 144512

What if I wrote a partial rule 63 AU of this fandom where most, if not all of the significant male characters are turned into masc(-ish) lesbians but all of the canonically female characters still stay female? So all the M/F ships would become butch/fem and all the M/M ships would be butch/butch. Not that I actually could pull this off and I'm sure the fandom would cancel me even with all the lesbians but what if…

No. 144520

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Mostly one and done, but there are some fics that i return to when looking for a special kind of feeling. I don't reread them fully, just skim and skip to my favorite parts (mostly the confessions, god do i love a good confession).

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>whens the last Time youve read fanfiction?
last night
>what kind of fanfiction do you tend to gravitate towards
m/m slow burn, or angsty fics with 150+k words in general. if i just want porn ill find porn but i like porn with plot, so if it exists, i'd choose that over a single chapter fic
>have you ever written fanfiction?
once. never again.
>how frequently do you read/write fan fiction?
i go through bursts of nonstop reading, and then not reading anything for a few months
>whats the weirdest fan fiction youve written and/or read?
tied between a character masturbating their cloaca with the handle of a hair brush (not an animal if that makes you feel better) and a teenaged girl fucking an actual, barely sentient turtle while other actual, barely sentient turtles watched. also her house was on fire. both of these were yeeeeeaaaars ago and are from the same fandom. if you know you know
>what fandoms tend to have the best and or worst fan fics?
best: currently popular anime and video games with actual humans with personalities in them (like final fantasy and SDV, versus minecraft & among us). it's rare for a tv show with real actors to have good fanfiction regularly imo/e.
worst: kpop and irl shipping in general. fandoms that have existed for way too long without new content (ex. harry potter, mlp, supernatural. yes i know they were airing up until last year but has anything new /really/ happened in supernatural since, like, 2012? has it?)

also i really overthought this stupid tier list thing and still probably listed stuff poorly. all you gotta take away from it is that i love fics where a character is in love with another from a previous life while the one theyre in love with has no recollection of it (a la kawoshin), and hate ABO with a passion. it's inescapable.

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Like the tierlist maker, this is another trope ranker, but it asks you to choose your favorite from two options and sorts them all based on your answers. There's also more to choose from, though not exhaustively so (only 37).

My rankings, directly copy-pasted:

1 Enemies to Friends to Lovers
2 Characters Swap Roles AU (I don't mean in the bedroom)
3 'Groundhog Day'/Karmic Time Loop
4 Accidentally Fell In Love With The Mission Target
5 'Falling For A Coworker/Teammate Is A Bad Idea' Except This Is Fiction So It Works Out
6 Body Swapping
7 Magical Connection (Telepathy, etc)
8 Soulmate Identifying Marks (Tattoo, Red Thread of Fate, etc)
9 Seemingly Unrequited Pining
10 Actually Unrequited Pining
11 Snowed-In Cabin/Isolated Together For Extended Period of Time
12 Amnesia Fic
13 Royals/Political Marriage Turns Into Feelings
14 Loyalty Kink
15 Reincarnation/'25 Lives' AU
16 Supernatural Creature/Human Romance
17 'Everyone is Evil'/Mirrorverse AU
18 Fake Dating/Fake Marriage Accidentally Turns Into Feelings
19 Unusually Specific Occupation AU, Like, The Author Clearly Has The Same Job
20 Polyamory
21 Friends to Lovers
22 Found Families
23 Hurt/Comfort
24 Hot Single Parent(s)
25 Hogwarts AU
26 Selfcest (possibly due to time travel)
27 Fairy Tale/Mythology AU
28 High School/University AU
29 'They All Work In An Office' AU
30 Adopting/Raising a Baby
31 They Break Up (but then They Get Back Together)
32 And They Were Roommates!
33 Vampires/Werewolves AU
34 Pride and Prejudice AU
35 Coffee House AU/Food Service AU
36 Daemons
37 A/B/O

No. 144693

I'd say mine is pretty accurate until A/B/O cause that would be dead last. Everything under A/B/O I find either boring or cringe, so that would be accurate as well.
The only change I guess would be that I prefer an office setting way better than the coffee shop AU, I don't know how it got so high up on the list.

1 Snowed-In Cabin/Isolated Together For Extended Period of Time
2 Coffee House AU/Food Service AU
3 Pride and Prejudice AU
3 Friends to Lovers
5 Seemingly Unrequited Pining
5 Actually Unrequited Pining
5 Characters Swap Roles AU (I don't mean in the bedroom)
8 'They All Work In An Office' AU
9 'Falling For A Coworker/Teammate Is A Bad Idea' Except This Is Fiction So It Works Out
10 Accidentally Fell In Love With The Mission Target
11 Enemies to Friends to Lovers
11 Unusually Specific Occupation AU, Like, The Author Clearly Has The Same Job
13 Found Families
13 Loyalty Kink
15 Hurt/Comfort
16 Body Swapping
16 Hogwarts AU
18 Magical Connection (Telepathy, etc)
19 High School/University AU
20 Amnesia Fic
21 'Groundhog Day'/Karmic Time Loop
21 Reincarnation/'25 Lives' AU
21 A/B/O
24 Royals/Political Marriage Turns Into Feelings
24 Adopting/Raising a Baby
24 Fairy Tale/Mythology AU
24 'Everyone is Evil'/Mirrorverse AU
24 Fake Dating/Fake Marriage Accidentally Turns Into Feelings
24 Soulmate Identifying Marks (Tattoo, Red Thread of Fate, etc)
24 And They Were Roommates!
24 Daemons
24 Polyamory
24 Selfcest (possibly due to time travel)
24 Vampires/Werewolves AU
24 Supernatural Creature/Human Romance
24 Hot Single Parent(s)
37 They Break Up (but then They Get Back Together)

No. 144698

1 Hurt/Comfort
2 Enemies to Friends to Lovers
3 Actually Unrequited Pining
4 Seemingly Unrequited Pining
5 Soulmate Identifying Marks (Tattoo, Red Thread of Fate, etc)
6 Magical Connection (Telepathy, etc)
7 Fairy Tale/Mythology AU
8 Friends to Lovers
9 Snowed-In Cabin/Isolated Together For Extended Period of Time
10 'Everyone is Evil'/Mirrorverse AU
11 High School/University AU
12 Amnesia Fic
13 Accidentally Fell In Love With The Mission Target
14 Unusually Specific Occupation AU, Like, The Author Clearly Has The Same Job
15 Supernatural Creature/Human Romance
16 Loyalty Kink
17 Characters Swap Roles AU (I don't mean in the bedroom)
18 'Falling For A Coworker/Teammate Is A Bad Idea' Except This Is Fiction So It Works Out
18 And They Were Roommates!
20 Fake Dating/Fake Marriage Accidentally Turns Into Feelings
21 Pride and Prejudice AU
21 Found Families
23 Coffee House AU/Food Service AU
24 Royals/Political Marriage Turns Into Feelings
24 Adopting/Raising a Baby
26 'They All Work In An Office' AU
26 They Break Up (but then They Get Back Together)
28 'Groundhog Day'/Karmic Time Loop
28 Reincarnation/'25 Lives' AU
30 Vampires/Werewolves AU
30 Hot Single Parent(s)
32 Body Swapping
32 Hogwarts AU
32 Daemons
32 Polyamory
32 Selfcest (possibly due to time travel)
37 A/B/O

hmm, i guess it does reflect my taste, but most of my prefered categories weren't included

No. 144709

I'm really not sure how daemons got up so high. Also i feel like they could've added a lot more

1 Friends to Lovers
2 Magical Connection (Telepathy, etc)
3 Enemies to Friends to Lovers
4 'Falling For A Coworker/Teammate Is A Bad Idea' Except This Is Fiction So It Works Out
5 Hurt/Comfort
6 Soulmate Identifying Marks (Tattoo, Red Thread of Fate, etc)
7 Snowed-In Cabin/Isolated Together For Extended Period of Time
8 Supernatural Creature/Human Romance
9 Vampires/Werewolves AU
10 Daemons
11 Accidentally Fell In Love With The Mission Target
12 Loyalty Kink
13 Fairy Tale/Mythology AU
14 'Groundhog Day'/Karmic Time Loop
15 'They All Work In An Office' AU
16 Royals/Political Marriage Turns Into Feelings
16 Adopting/Raising a Baby
18 Pride and Prejudice AU
19 Amnesia Fic
20 And They Were Roommates!
21 They Break Up (but then They Get Back Together)
22 Seemingly Unrequited Pining
23 Body Swapping
23 Hogwarts AU
25 Actually Unrequited Pining
26 Fake Dating/Fake Marriage Accidentally Turns Into Feelings
27 Characters Swap Roles AU (I don't mean in the bedroom)
28 Reincarnation/'25 Lives' AU
29 A/B/O
30 Hot Single Parent(s)
31 Selfcest (possibly due to time travel)
32 Found Families
33 Coffee House AU/Food Service AU
34 'Everyone is Evil'/Mirrorverse AU
35 Polyamory
36 Unusually Specific Occupation AU, Like, The Author Clearly Has The Same Job
37 High School/University AU

No. 146040

these days i’ve been trying to avoid watching pornography because i just find it to be mentally unhealthy and addictive (plus all of the ethical issues and abuse in the industry) i’ve been reading explicit fanfiction a lot more and i’ve found that the harry potter fandom seems to be the best for this because it’s been around for so long there are tens of thousands of fics with literally every single character dynamic and kink and scenario you could want. plus most of the fandom existed pre the twitter woke parade cancelling ships that are “problematic

No. 146043

Are they about the harry potter characters as kids, or adults?

No. 146063

i usually read the ones post deathly hallows so they are adults

No. 146064

I'm gonna say it, there are some amazing drarry fics if you sort by kudos.

No. 146065

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I wish reader-inserts were better written but they are often plain bad

it's hard anyway because you have to bank on your personality matching reader-chan's, which doesn't always happen

regardless, I usually end up seeing reader as her own character anyway, separate from me

No. 146066

Drarry is truly a ship for the ages. I love to see all the different ways writers manage to turn enemies with a metric fucktonne of personal and political baggage into a believable couple, and the HP universe allows for so many creative, flexible plot devices to make it happen.

No. 146166

Which fanbases do you look for them for? The ones I search for tend have a ratio of 7:3 of bad:good but the good ones tend to be really good. Though, I have basic bitch taste and usually like a popular series or characters

Also I sort of prefer seeing reader as her own character, it's still nice to imagine certain scenarios

No. 146230

I am brand new to reading self-insert stories. it's the star wars fandom but not the most popular character I think

so far they have been kinda bad, makes me wish I had a m/m ship instead which are more popular. I'm trying to go through em all anyway since my thirst is just that strong

part of me wishes I could write my own to solve the problem, but that never came easy

>Also I sort of prefer seeing reader as her own character, it's still nice to imagine certain scenarios

this is a nice thought, I think I can do that so it may help.

No. 149245

Sometimes I feel like I'm the only one who doesn't read romance or erotica.

No. 149282

I'm comfort reading Pokemon fanfic atm and I'm actually loving it. I was a bit sceptical of how people would handle Red/Blue given their ages but there's some really well written cute stuff out there. No doubt there's coomer shit too, but so far I'm pleasantly surprised.

No. 149523

Anons when you got properly into your 20’s did you stop reading smut?
Idk if it’s just me or ~pUrItY cULtuRe~ or what but I just kind roll my eyes at and skim the explicit outright porn sections in fic 80% of the time now. when I was a teen and in college I was all about super horny fucked up shit now I either don’t care or don’t like it

No. 149957

Most of erotica is plain poorly written, lacking passion, emulates porn, or follows an extremely common premise. If there was a unique and well-written one with a decent story or world, I would read it.

No. 150070

yes. i've read slash since i was a teen but honestly can't stand it now. it's especially disappointing when you read a fairly exciting, good and long slow burn fic and then once they get together for the first time suddenly they're ~screaming~ and ~thrashing their head from side to side~ like it's a horror movie torture scene. idk why but the worst offenders to me are the obligatory "come for me" and "i'm gonna—!" with no end to the sentence. just makes me feel like it's a virgin incel writing the fic for sure.

No. 150083

Maybe it's just me but writers typically are good at only one of these: proper storytelling, or hot sex scenes. They're rarely good at both.

No. 150085

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>literally 100+ tags
>horrendously OOC
>unforgivably shitty writing
>gender headcanons/crossover/AU
>multichapter, crowds out everything else being posted
kill me, are there any fandoms where this isn't 99% of the fic being written or do i just have shitty taste in canons? serious question

No. 150094

Sounds like you need to filter more strictly. Ao3 has a good search function, you can limit it to only completed stories, exclude tags like AU, exclude crossovers etc. I also make it > a certain number of kudos to avoid truly awful writing. For tags I like a lot I bookmark the search results so I can check it quickly.

I wish there was a way to filter out stories with more than, say, 20 tags. There is a definite inverse correlation between tag quantity and writing quality.

No. 150118

ngl I’m a spoiled brat and wish you didn’t have to filter so heavily now. It used to be that Ao3 was where the old school BNFs backed their shit up, so you could reasonably vouch for the quality of most of the writing. I’m not against (as an example) wacky crossovers in and of themselves, but as you say there are certain things that are inversely correlated with the quality of the fic.
Re:the tags thing, there’s definitely some script out there that will let you hide works with a ton of tags

No. 150121

I used to read a ton of m/m ships back in the day, and it was partly because that's the direction most fandom went in (which became a feedback loop). Most of the ships I like now are m/f or f/f and the erotica is palatable to me now, I think it was the female element that was missing. (f/f smut can be occasionally hit or miss, though, especially with kweer shit).
I think though overall my tastes in fanfic have changed for the better. More women, lol. That, and most m/m erotica is not really realistic at all to the way gay men have sex and is written by female virgins.

No. 150124

Why would you want to read realistic gay sex? It's unrelatable to female readers and frankly, potentially very gross. I'm all for women writing a fantasy version of sex that is more palatable to their audience, it's not like they're going to participate in gay sex and force those unrealistic expectations on anyone. And as far as I'm concerned, all fanfic takes place in an AU where assholes are not part of the digestive system.

I do wish there were fewer obvious virgin writers though, experience with an actual penis would help. So many of them think cum is sticky?

No. 150129

I mean, if it has no correspondence with reality (at least in the sense of emotional versimilitude), what's the point of reading it? I'm not interested in fantastical womenmen, which is how m/m is often written.
I would simply rather read stories about women.

No. 150234

absolutely based

No. 151018

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Wrote some short alternative ending for Shadow The Hedgehog if you're interested.

No. 151447

I used to read m/m smut only and was disassociated from my body. Once I gained more comfort with myself and my gender I now can barely stand m/m sex scenes. Definitely it's like "why am I reading about a type of sex that doesn't involve my body nor can I relate to?" I now prefer m/f for smut. I still enjoy m/m for the plots though and relationship dynamics.

Also reconciled my discomfort with female characters and het dynamics. I realized that in fanfic it's an imaginary ideal world where I can enjoy it without harm or the effects of misogyny in my life being a concern. Especially since it's written by women, even the questionable ones are by women where everything goes as the author wants or else they wouldn't have written it. It's freeing, not to sound cheesy.

No. 151521

>And as far as I'm concerned, all fanfic takes place in an AU where assholes are not part of the digestive system.
This is so relatable, I do the same especially because I read a lot of fics set in medieval times when real anal sex would have been absolutely disgusting kek

No. 152257

Been reading a lot of FemShep/Liara lately after catching feelings for my blue space waifu again playing through Mass Effect Legendary Edition. I don't think I've read this much fanfic since about 2010 when the base game of Mass Effect 2 stomped on my heart by making Liara cold and distant and I was ploughing through fix-it fics.

No. 152272

So I started writing this fanfic last year about John Marston learning about ranch dressing, it was called Rancher's Hope, I'm sure I could find it if anyone is interested in reading the first chapter. It's supposed to be like, John discovered the miracle of ranch and uses it to being Arthur back to life. I had an outline for it and everything.

No. 152289

Kek you have a brilliant mind

No. 152297

you are the workspace porn ff anon, right

No. 152495

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>browsing reader inserts
>gender-neutral reader
We all know what gender reader is. Would bet 99% of fanfic enjoyers are the gender we know reader is. Why obscure it? I'm not going to read your fic. Schrödinger's y/n.

No. 152993

>reading a fic
>great plot
>has some ocs that are somewhat friends/employee to a main characters
>i'm fine with it
>then one of them has a partner that uses they/them pronouns
>thought nothing of it
>literally coping that the author was undecided about who the partner is since they dont appear but mostly mention
>the other side character have a heart to heart with the main character
>had outright said they were mtf and was comparing it to the internalize homophobic the mc has

Now, i can't enjoy the fic. I thought she was an old lady that was fashionable and energetic. I'll just skip her scenes though, probably skim the dialogue to at least know what theyre talking about.

No. 153004

The use of singular 'they' is extremely off-putting. It's so distracting and forced. First and second person POV are already pretty much gender-neutral anyway unless you're writing smut.

Any kind of genderspecial shit in the story is a big red flag and I stop reading it.

No. 153014

The writer wasn't even an mtf but wanted to make an oc for "representation" or smth.

Ugh, the oc is an old "lady" that enjoys modern fashion and trends and has a colorful wardrobe. But with the mtf bomb, i can't help but imagine a washed out crossdresser with dry and bristled hair, unfitting and skimpy clothes and horrible make-up.

I should've been more careful with the tags because I didn't at the time and only read the synopsis.

No. 153024

Yeah, it sucks especially hard when the story is actually somewhat well-written and then the author hits you with some troonery. At least if you read on AO3 you can actually blacklist tags you don't want to see. But sometimes authors don't even tag their troon shit properly which is really annoying.

No. 153032

the story is from ao3 and damn you're right. the author didn't say anything about troons in their tags and just plainly said OCs. it's a fucking surprise attack.

No. 153038

>whens the last Time youve read fanfiction?
Last night in my bed.
>what kind of fanfiction do you tend to gravitate towards
I guess fluffy romance fics or tragedy. As for fandoms, mostly Kirby or Mario related fics.
>have you ever written fanfiction?
Yes though I've never posted them, now I just make fancomics. So far I've made one and I'm working on my second one.
>how frequently do you read/write fan fiction?
I usually check AO3 almost every day.
>whats the weirdest fan fiction youve written and or read?
A fanfic where Luigi and Wendy O. Koopa start dating. It's pretty cute though, just a weird premise.
>what fandoms tend to have the best and or worst fan fics?
Best: Mario
Worst: Kirby
That's my opinion at least, though I think it's because I feel like the Kirby fanfiction well is dry as of late and most fics seem to try and be "woke af

No. 153043

I found this absurdly bad story about this m/m ship (both characters canon males) but transbians. God, everyone is so whiny and navel-gazing and ooc in this. One half of the main couple whines about how both of them are "too old to transition now" and how they "will look like men in dresses anyway" (the other guy did canonically crossdress once and did look like the stereotypical man in a dress kek) and how he feels like a fake troon because he wants to keep his dick and physical strength intact and not even go on hormones. The other guy reassures him that it's ok because he doesn't want the dickchop or titty skittles either. For extra cringe this very minor (actually female) lesbian character shows up to congratulate them and say that one of them "has always struck her as a lesbian in a man's body" and "was not like other men". Also all the other characters the author likes are there to reaffirm how stunning and brave the two lovebirds are. I'm sure at some point the author will introduce a "transphobic" character for the two to beat the shit out of lol

No. 153052

>whens the last Time youve read fanfiction?
earlier today.
>what kind of fanfiction do you tend to gravitate towards
AUs with interesting premises! that said I'm impartial to uni aus (if they're not blatantly written by children).
>have you ever written fanfiction?
>how frequently do you read/write fan fiction?
daily lmao.
>whats the weirdest fan fiction youve written and or read?
found this author who exclusively puts German people in nazi WW2 settings.
>what fandoms tend to have the best and or worst fan fics?
any large fandom will tend to have bad fanfic, I think. also anything with a younger target audience tends to have fic of a lesser quality.

No. 153091

okay i love reading bad and/or weird fanfiction for the lulz but that sounds… absurdly horrible, anon. why did you read that?

No. 153106

Speaking of transing canon characters who are not, anyone else feel like it's highkey homophobic when fanfic writers make one character in a M/M or F/F ship a troon?

Also that fic you read sounds terrible, anon, why would you subject yourself to that?

No. 153113

just read a fic where one of the teenage characters has sex with his best friend’s mom. very problematic but it reminded me of how much i love older women so now i’m off to read some gerri/roman succession fanfiction

No. 153116

i don't think it is homophobia, but to better selfinsert (fujo to aiden pipeline). but honestly, i don't think it is bad to make a homo pairing het, it's fanfic for a reason, and if people write mpreg, abo and shit like that, making a het pairing is nothing.

No. 153150

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Honestly, I'll read anything as long as the writing quality is good.

>whens the last Time youve read fanfiction?

Two hours ago.
>what kind of fanfiction do you tend to gravitate towards
Soulmate au's and dark fics.
>have you ever written fanfiction?
Yes. I have a shitton of wips and only one finished fic.
>how frequently do you read/write fan fiction?
I read pretty much everyday – usually at least 10 fics a day minimum. I write fanfic once in a blue moon.
>whats the weirdest fan fiction youve written and or read?
Read one where a grown man had sex with toddlers. I also read one that refused to use cock or dick so it frequently called the penis various weird names like meat baseball.
>what fandoms tend to have the best and or worst fan fics?
Generally, I find that fandoms with a young target audience tend to have pretty bad fanfics.

No. 153311

>sex with toddlers
commit toaster bath

No. 153315

I don't think that is what baby fic means…I hope…

No. 153316

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>whens the last time youve read fanfiction?
>what kind of fanfiction do you tend to gravitate towards
True-to-canon characterization (excepting sexualities obviously), mostly vanilla. I generally prefer fics that still take place in the canon universe, like missing scenes, canon divergence, fix-its, etc.
>have you ever written fanfiction?
I've published several multi-chapter fics on Ao3, all with at least 15k words.
>how frequently do you read/write fan fiction?
I read it a couple times a week at the most. I go back and forth between writing a lot in a day and only writing one or two sentences a day.
>whats the weirdest fan fiction youve written and or read?
I've been in so many fandoms and sifted through so much garbage, it's hard to say. The weirdest fic I've enjoyed was probably a Homestuck one from years ago where all the characters were like… bird people. If you were there, you probably know the fic I'm talking about, it was really popular.
>what fandoms tend to have the best and or worst fan fics?
There's a lot of really good Stranger Things fic (more specifically Harringrove, I haven't read much fic for other pairings.) Black Sails also has some pretty solid fic.

Fanfic of real people is just creepy and horrible as a concept, but those fics tend to be awful writing-wise as well. Whenever I see fics like those in the wild by accidentally clicking on the wrong tag, they've got weird bullshit like mpreg or adult babies. Haven't actually read those fics obviously, so I can't comment on the quality of the writing.

Not a fandom, but fics that make characters troons or give them a disability they don't have in canon are cringe. They used to be really common in the Homestuck fandom back when it was popular. I swear you could fill the Library of Congress with fics where Dave Strider is trans, mute, blind, deaf, or some other ailment. To this day I blame Homestuck for the popularity of tranny headcanons; it truly was the first fandom where you saw that nonsense en-masse. Also like >>153106 said, it feels homophobic when writers (usually troons themselves) make one half of a gay pairing trans and shoehorn in a PIV sex scene. Vomit.

No. 153320

i always thought baby fic means the character/couple raise or look after a kid

No. 153321

It does. But >>153150 mentions reading a fic where a guy rapes toddlers.

No. 153346

No. 153369

>whens the last Time youve read fanfiction?
Earlier today!
>what kind of fanfiction do you tend to gravitate towards
I like fanfiction that explores "what ifs" regarding the canon of a story (IE: how would things turn out if X character actually did die during this arc, that kinda stuff.) I also do love me a well-written slow burn.
>have you ever written fanfiction?
Only a few times, only had the balls to post once. I was very flustered by the fact that some people commented and said they liked it!
>how frequently do you read/write fan fiction?
I read fanfiction often to wind down at the end of the day, but rarely write it unless I have an idea burning in my mind / there's no content for a rarepair I have because I'm embarrassing. I don't write very well, so I leave that to the authors that have the obvious talent, lol.
>whats the weirdest fan fiction youve written and or read?
Strangest I've read was a jojo character x Ted Bundy.
>what fandoms tend to have the best and or worst fan fics?
Fire Emblem tends to have a wide ballpark of fics ranging from excellent to horrible. Also unrelated, really dislike when people don't tag that they've made a character trans in their fic/porn fic.

No. 153608

Weird nitpick: I hate how common it is for fanfic characters' teeth to clash when they kiss. That shit is painful and has a nails on a chalkboard effect for me. Visceral. I've come to expect it though and sigh in relief when it doesn't happen

>jojo character x Ted Bundy
which jooj my sis?

No. 153686

Never saw any teeth clashing but that reminds me that I see blushing a lot, feels very stupid when the character has dark skin or is some older and/or experienced womanizer type of guy. Wish people would write other ways to show the character is embarrassed even when they have light skin.

No. 153736

Narancia, I'm sure it's been deleted by now but just seeing the tags for it alone hit me like a truck, to my vague memory Rick and Morty was also involved, and this was written in a non-ironic fashion. Also ditto on the teeth clashing descriptor.

No. 153823

Blushing is a state of mind

No. 154031

anyone recommend any ao3 tags to exclude/scripts? i'm sick of seeing the same shitty multichapter fics posted by teenagers

No. 154048

I think this got lost in the context(or maybe I just didn't explain myself correctly), but I didn't enjoy the toddler rape fic. It was just something I read (well, skimmed really. It made me queasy reading how the man described the rape in explicit detail). I don't associate pedophilia with baby fic.

No. 154085

i usually notice that script-written fics centers around characters group chat or messenging broads, like discord but idk if there's a specific tag to avoid it though.

No. 154169

Serious question: is there ANY good gen fic out there? That isn't ridiculously OOC and poorly written?

No. 154173

This last year i've been reading svsss fic "pride is not the word i'm looking for" on ao3, by tossawary. Is isekai/reincarnation in ancient chinese fantasy with found-family vibes.
i think it is well writen, not ooc, but the narrator/MC is a millenial shitposter so it may not suit everyone's taste. it's very long atm, but easy to ready.

i usually skip gen because it's usually for selfinserts and snowflake ocs (~promise is not a marysue, she is so clumsy, see, not perfect~), OOC, shameless character bashing, predictable fixit plots, and woke talking points (it's fantasy ffs, noone speaks tumblr).
i don't find these flaws in this fic, and the ocs and plot deviations make the world seem bigger and 3D.

No. 154181

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>How We're In An Anime!
By: Miss Megantron
The best self insert Inuyasha fanfiction. It's a MULTI-PART SERIES. I used to print out pages and bring it to school to read
>Everyone else is doing it!
By: Lin13
The cutest OC X Zuko fanfiction of all time.
Also, the weirdest fanfiction I've ever seen is pic related. It's The Office slash. Finally I think Adventure Time has a great fanfiction community, I've read some amazing stories

No. 154185

I was not expecting him of all characters. I almost thought diavolo, because you know, but wow. I love reading crazy crack fic like that though it's a curiosity for me

No. 154186

I have done that. I get this terrible morbid curiosity of what the hell could this fic even entail, then end up regretting the read. Of course, dead dove do not eat etc so it's not like I was surprised it was upsetting. I have enjoyed some problematic fics but never that bad. I also don't understand how someone can enjoy noncon (dubcon I can though).

No. 154191

I really can imagine him blurting that out helplessly

No. 154237

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Why does the AO3 search bar show tags for pairings that don't actually have any fics written about them?

Like if I type in the search bar "Character A" and one of the suggested tags that pops up is "Character A/Character B" but when I click on it, it says there are 0 works for this pairing. Why does this exist? Pain.

No. 154241

Maybe they were deleted or are restricted.
PSA: search restricted:true for hidden works, and otp:true for works with only one pairing.

No. 154254

i’ve spent the last two days reading loki fanfiction, i don’t even like loki or those shitty movies. fml.

No. 154276

queen shit, drop some recs

No. 154309

I've been reading renaissance historical RPFs lately. I usually find those kind of awkward and cringey but this one author does it so well and has extensive knowledge of the period so it doesn't feel too out of place. I guess history feels more digestible to me when it includes homoerotic tension

No. 154310

i spent a year writing this 369k word fic. this is for you exohags who are into heavy angst, do let me know if any of you like it kek

No. 156294

I just read an otherwise well written fic. But then, for some reason, the author spent an entire chapter making an oc(clearly a self-insert) talk about some absolutely autistic interest to one of the main characters. The interest in question was very obscure and you'd probably have to major in it to understand any of the references. The author could've literally just written "and then character x went to dinner with his friend oc to catch up and they talked about interest this and that" for a few paragraphs, instead of writing an entire chapter that wasn't at all important to the story.
And this isn't even the first time this has happened. Literally no one gives a shit about your irl hobbies, stop inserting it into your stories unless it's relevant to the story.

No. 157263

I've written quite a lot of fanfiction, mostly only a few pages long, for a few different ships, but for the past year I've been in the middle of writing a long fanfic with lots of chapters. I'm really proud of the work and I'm even considering posting it online when it's done, which I've never done before. But I'm feeling kinda shy and anxious of the idea lol, I think a lot of people would like it but it feels very exposing in a way, since my writing is pretty personal and it can get a little overly descriptive and emotional. Tbh I'd feel very flattered and glad but also slightly awkward and embarrassed if someone loved it and sent me a comment praising my writing. I still wanna publish it when it's finished but idk I'm conflicted.

No. 157267

Idk, I think having an in-depth explanation of something niche can be kinda cool. Maybe not the whole chapter but if done well, I'd be happy reading at least a few paragraphs. Can I ask what the obscure topic was?

Post it anyway, you've worked on it for a long time and there's guaranteed to be people who'll love it. I'm pretty sure there's a big market for really descriptive and emotional stories, people love that shit.

No. 157333

>whens the last Time youve read fanfiction?
earlier this week, i've been reading it since fanfiction.net was new.
>what kind of fanfiction do you tend to gravitate towards
i like long multi-chapter fics. I used to read more one shots and shorts when I was younger but now I feel a weird aversion to them.
>have you ever written fanfiction?
yes, quite a lot. ironically i have never finished a multi-chapter fic and all of my past output has been for holiday exchanges.
>how frequently do you read/write fan fiction?
not as often as i used to. i'm acficely trying to read more now but its actually kind of dismaying how much retarded gender/tranny shit is in there now and its off putting. I try to find something to read once a month but its harder then it used to be. my standards are lower.
>whats the weirdest fan fiction youve written and or read?
weirdest fic I read was a Stardew Valley fic about the protag getting fucked and oviposited by the bug monsters in the mines. makes sense that game would appeal to bug chasers i guess.
>what fandoms tend to have the best and or worst fan fics?
i was in western fandoms for a bit and i noticed that the fandoms with higher adult populations tend to be a bit more literary so the quality is a bit higher. teenagers tend to trend harder towards mermaid aus and coffeeshop shite. however both teens and adults have a disturbing trend towards putting in violent degrading sex into their stories. i enjoy reading porn but i don't like porn with beatings or name calling or strangulation or omegaverse shit with poop-rape babies. its annoying to have to wade through all that to find something i actually like.

No. 157334

**my standards are higher, whoops

No. 157343

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There has to be a rule 34 equivalent but for ABO fanfic.There is no longer a fandom in existence that doesn’t have at least one piece of ABO fanfiction. If it exists, there’s ABO fanfic. ABO fanfic for Despicable Me. ABO fanfic for the Bible. ABO fanfic for Its Always Sunny in Philadelphia.
Imagine being given the gift of literacy and using it to write ABO Sunny fanfic. Now you’ve got to find a place for Danny Devito into this dog dick ass baby society or the whole thing falls apart. I curse Destiel shippers with every raging fiber of my being.

No. 157355

>ABO fanfic for Despicable Me.
but how, other then Gru there aren't any significant male members except maybe Gru other then Minions, unless…… You know what I don't wanna think about it
either way, no matter how much Fujos claim to be otherwise, ABO is basically rule 63, the "omega" is a woman in all but name functions as woman and is a woman just without tits
also funnily enough, The whole concept of Alpha Males and Omega saves came as a misinterpretation of wolf family dynamics, the "Alpha" wolf was just the father and "Omega" was the mother, Its literally a monogamous nuclear heterosexual dynamic

No. 157365

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I recently learned what "oviposition" means and I wish I could unlearn.

No. 157366

Where did you think chicken eggs and caviar came from?

No. 157427

Hopefully in real life they don't come out of a man's anus

No. 157445

Kek, good times when I thought alpha and omega referred to that passage of the bible

No. 160291

>whens the last time you've read fanfiction?

>what kind of fanfiction do you tend to gravitate towards

Female-oriented stuff. Big slut for xreader shit…I'm sorry

>have you ever written fanfiction?

Yeah :(

>how frequently do you read/write fan fiction?

I read maybe one every few days. Write one every few days. Haven't lately.

> what's the weirdest fanfiction you've written and or read?

Ever read?
Anything with DDLG. "Aww, is baby girl upset? Here, have your binky."

Most gender-neutral stuff is shit. Not saying this is a bad thing but it's fairly obvious that the reader is supposed to be a female and the writer just slaps on gender-neutral to appease people.

Anything involving real people is sort of strange.

I've written?
Anything I've written when I started writing.

>what fandoms tend to have the best and or worst fanfics?

Funny enough, the Marvel fandom (for the movies) tends to have some really good ones. Sounds silly but some writers could easily be writing for Harlequin and just getting paid to do that. This fandom tends to have writers who stick with it in the long term. There's no fakebois running around so that's nice.

Naruto has some pretty good fic writers too. The kind of fandom where the fics are well written but they tend to go unnoticed.

The Slasher fandom will have a great writer come along and then they jump fandoms. They don't have a lot of actual fic writers though. It's mostly ask blogs doing something called 'headcanon' stuff. A LOT fakebois in the fandom.

My hero academia is okay.

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Question for you all, what are the saddest fics you've read? Like ones that really tore you up and made you cry or just affected you emotionally. I always gravitated to those types of stories and some have stuck with me since I read them as a young teen. I'd rather not share any though because the pairings are so embarrassing.

No. 160498

With sad or happy ending? I only read the latter because i can't fucking deal with sad endings.
Share your favorites nonnie, every one here has shit taste.

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>whens the last Time youve read fanfiction?
the other night

>what kind of fanfiction do you tend to gravitate towards

M/M, under 5000 words, dumb tooth-rotting fluff is my go-to comfort read. Also the occasional smut treat when I'm in the mood, but only vanilla porn with feelings. Yeah I'm a simple girl who likes simple things. Then there's the long emotional fics which got me so invested, some of them I'll remember forever. Also I used to read tons of (bad) reader insert but now I prefer daydreaming to fill the void kek.

>have you ever written fanfiction?

Cringy shit sometimes when I was a teen, and more recently I tried again with my sister's OCs but depression and stuff made me drop it.

>how frequently do you read/write fan fiction?

Write: never
Read: depends, I go from reading litteraly nothing for monthes to binge reading like theres no tomorrow kek. I usually calm down when I dont really actively ship the pairing anymore, or I don't have time/motivation. Also I prefer reading in the evening or later when I'm comfy at home and know I have some time ahead, otherwise I just can't get into it unless I REALLY need that fluff fix.

>whats the weirdest fan fiction youve written and or read?

p*do or kink stuff when i was a kid myself and didn't know any better. Also crack stuff like Julius Caesar x cesar salad or politician x reader but that's bc i have weird humor.

>what fandoms tend to have the best and or worst fan fics?

To this day i havent been into a lot of fandoms so I can't tell really. The good thing with big fandoms/ships is that you'll always have smthing to read BUT you gotta tag carefully and skim thru endless cringe of ddlg, abo, mpreg (no judgement but this just ain't m'y shit), troon shit etc to find the good stuff. Like rn Good Omens keeps me alive but with the woke gender special pandering I have to dig to find decent reads.

No. 161039

Does anyone else feel like older fics on AO3 are usually of better quality than newer fics? Like they usually have better plot and writing style etc. It's something I've personally noticed but maybe it's just the fandoms I'm in.

No. 161047

nah, some of the best fic i know is like ff.net shit from 2005. but that may just be bc i'm an old fart

No. 161326

Am also old fart, can confirm
Some of the pokemon fics I read back then were crazy creative wtf.

No. 161482

I think it depends on the fandom, honestly. In the ones I'm in all the old fics are mediocre to terrible, with the newer stuff being consistently pretty good if not great.

No. 168034

I don't like high school AUs, I don't like coffee shop AUs, I don't like chatfics, I don't like trope-filled fics. And I do think I'm better than those over the age of 18 who still do. Especially the ones who also dabble into original works, but only the kind of YA that is pretty much just lame fanfiction with the serial numbers filled AND still have the nerve to shit their pants over ~problematic content~ in serious literature like they know anything about that.

No. 168051

does anyone over the age of 15 like chatfics? if you filter by kudos for most major fandoms i swear to god there will be at least one in the top results and they are always bad and filled with cringe humour. like i see so many people complain about them but people are still out there writing them somehow

on a related note i find it so frustrating that if you filter by kudos/bookmarks on ao3 you can't really find well written stuff. like yes a lot of it is really good but you also get a lot of stupid stuff/mostly porn, whereas some of the best fics ive found ive stumbled onto through peoples lists and recommendations

No. 168101

Sometimes i filter through comments, thinking that a good fic will have more people interacting with the author, and i think is better than kudos, but not perfect.

I wait for the day ao3 lets users block tags and users permanently on profile. With its userbase i would think they would have snowflakes asking for it in order to filter triggering tags permanently.

No. 168135

i've thought about this aswell, i find the most popular fics to always have the most milquetoast, cringey, unrealistically happy and sappy plots - in other words what's typical for fanfiction.

on a slightly different note, i completely understand the appeal of cliché fanfiction, but personally i find it so grating to read through painfree m/m or f/f stories wherein all the side characters are shipped gay as well. it's just not realistic. that's why i prefer darker fics with unrequited love and sad endings. i just feel like anyone that ever experienced same sex attraction would know it's often a lonely and depressing experience rather than a miraculously happy one, which is often the case in any gay fanfic. i understand it's a way for a lot of people to live out their fantasies though so no hate.
completely agree.

No. 168189

Kek, I use an extension to block troon related tags. Probably won't do it if they think it could lead to 'discrimination'.

No. 168191

What extension do you use? Would love to be able to automatically block out certain tags by default.

No. 168194

I use AO3rdr for google chrome.

No. 168197

I read them like crack fics. If you don't take them too seriously they can sometimes be enjoyable (like the infamous Perry the platypus x Doofenshmirtz k-pop fan twitter chat fic.) I feel that people who were heavily into homestuck seem to be the only adults who like them as a genuine source of fan content.

Dark fics are so much better because you get to see characters grow or give into to their suffering. Like yeah fluff is nice sometimes but it's interesting to see how others interpret how a character thinks or how they would react to a situation. I just really hate how kids and brain dead adults hate dark fics so they try to police the content rather than ignore it.

No. 168211

Yeah, those fics where everyone turns out to be gay and all the characters are paired off with each other are really annoying, plus it's really obvious when the female characters get paired up only so they don't get in the way of the male characters' relationships.

A lot of dark fics are needlessly edgy and tryhard though, often poorly written and unrealistic, although no one should get shat on for liking them obviously.

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i love ao3 tag system, and if i could block tags permanently it would be perfect, but lately it has shown me cursed content
one of my guilty pleasures is de-aging fics: 1 or more characters revert to children (body and mind) due to magic or crazy lab ray or wtv, hijinks ensue. it's cringe, but it makes cute fluffy fics for a short and light read. but the canon ao3 tag is de-aging AND age regression aka adults acting like children (due to trauma?), and little space, sometimes all ages, but sometimes explicit, and diapers.
why would tag wranglers mix an all-ages crack prompt with fetish content?

No. 168239

Because when there is good there is also always some bad

No. 168348

>whens the last Time youve read fanfiction?
>what kind of fanfiction do you tend to gravitate towards
Smut or fluff m/m, many other pro-ship shit
>have you ever written fanfiction?
I tried but failed because I didn't have the motivation to write past two paragraphs lol
>how frequently do you read/write fan fiction?
I read a lot of ff when I'm consuming a new media and find a ship I like. Besides that, not so often
>whats the weirdest fan fiction youve written and or read?
Probably "the milk fic" or "the hat fic" involving dan and phil
>what fandoms tend to have the best and or worst fan fics?
The anime community has tons of fics I enjoy. The worst are definitely those X reader fics with IRL celebrities…yeah, pure cringe

No. 168352

>Probably "the milk fic" or "the hat fic" involving dan and phil
kek same, anon of culture

No. 168355

>A lot of dark fics are needlessly edgy and tryhard though, often poorly written and unrealistic
i understand what you're saying but i think it depends of the fandom. in my experience the darker/sadder fics are generally more well written and realistic than the popular and fluffy ones, but i've totally come across what you describe plenty of times in different fandoms. it depends on the writer too i think, some of them are obviously angsty teens and some have weird kinks that shine through, but i think many who write dark fics just want to put the characters in more interesting settings and situations, like >>168197 said.
>plus it's really obvious when the female characters get paired up only so they don't get in the way of the male characters' relationships.
god this is so true. it's like some can't handle letting a straight female character simply be rejected, or let a gay male character be rejected by his straight love interest.

>I just really hate how kids and brain dead adults hate dark fics so they try to police the content rather than ignore it.
it's very strange seeing people get assmad about problematic content in fandoms that are inherently problematic, so to speak. game of thrones comes to mind.

No. 172483

I know this is retarded but I'm frustrated.
I hate how the old fandoms I used to read fics are now full of uwu gender speshuls and very delicate people. There are like two extremes, but they're the same coin: found family garbage where everyone is happy and gay for some reason and very understanding and they all talk like little kids; and then there is some really weird "problematic" nasty shit that gets even the villains wrong and ooc, yet that shit still manages to be very speshul. Then you have a variety of crap to filter like surprise untagged tranny, or when your pairing is tagged in a fic but they get like 2 sentences and that's it, they're never seen again, like, why tag that shit, dude? Why tag every fucking pairing in your fucking 300k fic that has basically the entire cast of the fucking series when they get two fucking lines? I now completely ignore fics that have hundreds of characters tagged, and the author if all their insecurities are also in the tags
Navigating through fics seem so much more exhausting these days even with that tag system because people don't fucking use it right. If I see 1 more cervix penetration in a fucking m/m fic or big cock/large cock/girl cock in a fic where the main pairing should be two women I'm gonna scream.. also I hate how obvious it is when they put two women together just so they can get out of the way of the perfect superior yaoi pairing, give me a fucking break, just don't fucking put them there then!
I already exhausted the good fics of the one straight pairing I was into recently, even read weird fics with them and one where the guy was with someone that made absolutely no sense and shit was weird as hell but ok, it was nicely written even if it was too soft for me, but I got a lot less shitty stuff to go through, I believe it's cus most writers of this ship are women that aren't ashamed of liking straight shit? And maybe they're also past their 20s. Anyway, now I guess I'm back to m/m because most of the shit I consume is a sausage party but I'm tired of this crap. I wish I had new interests so I would never have to look again at my old fandoms but it's been so hard to get into new stuff

No. 172485

Yeah, I’ve never been into transfic and it does feel like it’s piling up more and more, though I guess that’s unfortunately to be expected with the intense obsession with gender shit in current internet culture. Also agree that the “everyone talks like an American overly online teenager and makes vine/TikTok references and is gay” thing is shit and everywhere. I hate to bring up stupid generational wars but I also just think zoomers are shittier writers. Most of my favorite fic authors are all olds and unfortunately not really getting into many newer fandoms

No. 172488

AO3 used to be kind of exclusive when it first started and I think that had something to do with it. The shiftiness of ff.net were filtered out because only the good writers who were really active on LJ/dreamwidth were getting invites. Now it’s still better than watt pad but filled with way more shit. It used to be that almost every fix on the archive could be trusted to have good SPAG if nothing else

No. 172489

*shittiness of ff.net

No. 172490

Sympathy crime (persona 4)

No. 172497

I miss homestuck fanfiction so much. There were some real gems in the rubble.

No. 172499

Truly. It's either genderspecial, genderspecial pandering, BDSM ddlg, or choking shit. I've started just abandoning younger fandom things naturally with age and interests changing, but their are some that intersect and it's hell. The older stuff is generally okay and not nearly as bad, only one or two as opposed to the many retarded fic stuff in the younger fandom spaces, but the updating is so slow and there's barely any writers. Ultimately, reading published work has become a bigger reliance for me, but sometimes I want something from a non-print media. Such as shame what fic has become.

No. 172500

*there kek. Talk about reading.

No. 172520

Some zoomers still got it but it’s definitely rarer and harder to find because like you said ao3 has had the quality diluted over time.

The day that ao3 let’s you default block tags/fandoms in setting is the day I smile.

No. 172596

You can block stories by tags using the AO3rdr chrome extension. I use it to immediately disregard genderspecial bullshit. Any author that doesn't tag genderspecial stuff is also added to the block.

No. 173292

>whens the last Time youve read fanfiction?
I'm never not reading fanfiction.
>what kind of fanfiction do you tend to gravitate towards?
Slow-burn I guess? I like adventure too.
>have you ever written fanfiction?
Yeah, I've written a few.
>how frequently do you read/write fan fiction?
It's a major hobby, so all the time.
>whats the weirdest fan fiction youve written and or read?
A Sonic-X fanfiction which was basically a written episode of Sonic-X with M-rated jokes and a weird insane plot of Sonic dating and eventually banging one of the side-characters. There is also a side-plot of Dr Robotnik going on a date and Topaz getting covid from 'eating bat'. I read it at the beginning of the Pandemic and I just remember it to this day.
>what fandoms tend to have the best and or worst fan fics?
The older the fanbase the better the fanfics, so I guess fandoms just get better with age? Anime fandoms tend to be the worst in my opinion.

No. 173324

>found family garbage where everyone is happy and gay for some reason

anon you are so right. if its tagged as found family there's a 100% chance that's its gonna be doshit. i remember specifically danganronpa fics would do this where they make a character a flamingly homosexual stereotype and all their friends are supportive and also flamingly gay/trans. like they'll have zoomer painted nails and be part of a stupid group chat together where they post unfunny memes about the love interest or w/e.
i just hate it sm

No. 173326

this reminds me of this bts fanfiction i read. well it’s my fault for reading RPS fanfiction i guess. they all had pronouns and gender identities, polyamorous, acted autistic as fuck, 1356 mental illnesses, had weird sexual relationships with each other and cross dressed. i have to wonder what they think of all the fanfiction that’s written about them lol.

No. 173977

I just read a huge multi chapter fic that had an absolute personal wish fulfillment plot, changed the characters personalities just right and just little enough to fit the story, was absolutely hilarious and so on. It was part of a series and this particular fic was part 1. So of course I immediately went to the next one in the same series. It ended in a cliffhanger. It was still unfinished. It was last updated a few months ago. The author had deleted her account. The story had potential to have at least eight parts. I want to scream.

No. 177660

Ever since I found out that Takaya Kuroda and Hidenari Ugaki both voiced minor characters in Thomas the Tank Engine I can't stop thinking about this. Imagine a Yakuza/TTTE crossover a la Fallout Equestria. Why not? Not unlike Fallout, Yakuza is an adult oriented game series with its fair share of sexuality and violence, but not excessively so, while MLP and TTTE are both children's cartoons notorious for being turbo autism magnets. In true Fallout Equestria fashion, it has to be way darker and edgier than the original adult oriented source material. Should I write it?

No. 177687

I've posted about this before but it pisses me off so much I need to say it again. WHY do people alternate pronouns for a single character in fanfiction? It makes an otherwise readable fanfiction unbearable. One minute a person is a she and the next minute the same character is a they, and the fanfiction has multiple people in it for gods sake. Fucking incomprehensible.

No. 177691

>one of my first attempts at writing fic in the works for a couple of months
>author i like publishes something with same exact setting/plot as mine
>stop writing said fic
miffed but also thankful

No. 177721

Fuck YES, you will be a legend. Please link the FF of you publish it

No. 178047

Nonnie are you me? I swear to god I'm constantly browsing gen fics for this reason, because if you get past the shitty OCxCharacter or self inserts, they usually have some great stories that aren't any of the same regular bullshit. I used to exclusively browse pokemon genfic before I knew wtf that even was and I still have some of those stories saved.

I don't go reading fanfic anymore, but I'm seriously considering writing it. It's weird to think about, but I think most of the good content in fandoms has always come from the older adults, and as teens and young adults we just never really knew their age or thought about it kek. Most young fandom writers make shit like the coffee shop AUs or just smash the characters into bad tropes instead of exploring what ifs.

No. 178292

Any anons who write fanfic of their own characters? I'm so invested in my OCs that I make alternate universes for them, imagine alternate endings, etc., but think of it as my own crazed fan work rather than anything that needs to become canon.

No. 178391

None of my OCs have any established 'canon' of their own, it's all just collections of unrelated scenes and concepts.

>think of it as my own crazed fan work rather than anything that needs to become canon

This is how I see all fanfic really. I don't understand why so many people are obsessed with seeing their interpretations or ships canonized. Like, canon ships are so boring to explore in fic to me. They already exist so I don't see the point of ruminating on them any further.

No. 178880

This is cute, anon. I don't think it's fanfic though? I think this is more in the realm of rp groups/OC groups, even for characters in fan settings.

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>writing in mother tongue and unable to use specific english words there is no exact translation of
>writing in english and unable to include as much vocab variety as in mother tongue
absolutely vexed

i brainstorm about ideas for self-insert romance fic with my oc more than i try to think about his actual lore

No. 180147

Not fanfic, but a friend and I have an almost 400k word RP involving two of our OCs so sometimes it feels like it might as well be. Finding someone who would write that much with me has been a godsend for my creative energy.

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I've been obsessed with a very old fandom, so I went on fail-fandomanon on Dreamwidth to talk about it. I like the discussion of my fandom and fandom in general, but everything else they're insufferable about. They're rabid handmaidens who think everything is racist. It's tumblr on steroids. Wish there was a reasonable place I could find to talk about fandom in. I wish this thread was a little less dead.

No. 318997

>whens the last Time youve read fanfiction?
Three days ago.
>what kind of fanfiction do you tend to gravitate towards
m/m shit that involves guns, a bit of canon-related plot and rough sex.
>have you ever written fanfiction?
No. Maybe one day. More of an artist though.
>how frequently do you read/write fan fiction?
Irregular as hell, depends on whether I am currently obsessed with something and whether the pairing I am into has any new fics. The ships I like are never very popular.
>whats the weirdest fan fiction youve written and or read?
Not that weird but can probably classify as it: One character fucking the headless body of the guy he is into while the detached head of the latter is forced to watch and feeling the results (it's robots, so it made sense).
>what fandoms tend to have the best and or worst fan fics?
What >>16440 said.
I noticed that after years of no new content fans strive away further and further from canon and rarely in a good way.
Otherwise I would just say that it's less a question about fandom and more of a question about pairings or sub-groups of fans. I personally dislike fics and fans that sissify male characters.

No. 319058

Does anyone have some Sakura Haruno fanfic recommendations? Or team 7 is actually bamf/competent recs? Not looking for romance but don’t care if it’s there so long as it’s not the main focus and I can skip smut without missing plot. I’ve already read most of blackkats catalogue and am looking for more obscure fics that may not have garnered as much attention. Would prefer if they’re 10k+, if it’s in the first 20 pages sorted by kudos on ao3 I’ve sadly probably already read it unless it’s new. Help me out, they’re my fav fictional idiots who deserved better.

No. 319684

>whens the last Time youve read fanfiction?
A month ago or so
>what kind of fanfiction do you tend to gravitate towards
Fluffy stuff with a nice plot that's accurate to the canon portrayal of the characters with a hot steamy sex scene at the end as a reward after all the adventures and emotional turmoil they go through
>have you ever written fanfiction?
Tried to but ended up deleting it all because I disliked it and couldn't get it anywhere, and got over the ship I was trying to write about anyway.
>how frequently do you read/write fan fiction?
I read it when I find a ship I truly like which is kinda rare, but I never write and commit to it. Writing isn't one of my hobbies unless it's writing opinion pieces or some research for university.
>whats the weirdest fan fiction youve written and or read?
Read: some Kira Yoshikage x Diavolo American Psycho AU. Where they're both rich and go on a date then kill some guy and then bang. It's not that bad but I wasn't familiar with AP at the time and the idea of those two dating is insane and delulu af from the fans but honestly I understand the appeal and aesthetics of it. Rich mafia boss x less rich salary man who is secretly a serial killer.
Write: not really a fanfiction but an outline to one that I'll never write, where I'm trying to make a toxic friendship turn into a romantic relationship of some guys in a show I like, but I feel guilty about it because it's fucked up considering what happens in canon, but at the same time it's tempting because of their personalities and the similarities and how they parallel each other but are also polar opposites so much so that it's kind of a horseshoe theory thing and it drives me insane. It's there with tons of romance tropes used for them in the show, as if the writers are asking me to write/read about the what ifs.
>what fandoms tend to have the best and or worst fan fics?
Best: obscure old fandoms
Worst: new mainstream famdoms

No. 319773

Woah, I guess I have been lucky because I mostly have encountered normal people, though it may be because my fandom is unafortunely dead over here (despite being a popular game series…). The people who comment/follow my blog are pretty chill.

No. 322178

I don't care about tags so much which is probably not too uncommon here but it certainly is on tumblr and such. I don't get how people can be that fucking obsessed about tags.
The only tags of relevance for me are the series and ship tags and AU related tags because I hate AUs unless it's a canon related alternative like a what IF "villain-kun survived"-story.

The best tags in the world mean jackshit if the writing and characterization is shit so usually I check the writing first. I think you can already tell the quality of a fic or even book after a single paragraph, you can even often recognize something genuinely bad after the very first sentence.

No. 324220

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>small fandom
>looking for this rarepair
>20 fics
>most don't even focus on them and half are abandoned
>read them all anyway except for this one which is in chinese
>bored and desperate, decide to give it a try
>google translate does an ok job
>Character1 realizes The Guy he likes is dating this Other Dude
>oh he is suffering over a broken heart
>all good in my book and expected for this rarepair
>Character1 figures Character2 likes the Other Dude
>weird pairing but not unheard of
>tags of chapter 2 imply Character1 and Character2 will be together
>they barely interact in canon but I'm curious
>they don't really do anything besides some bonding over unrequited love
>the end
>it's nice and I want more but now specifically about these guys
>pairing got 1 fic
>the one I just read
>cries in google translate

No. 324401

I really want to write fanfic for the first time, nonnas, but I'm struggling here. Outside of papers and essays, I haven't really written anything before. I have a lot of stories, thoughts, and scenarios in my head and yet I simply can't get them out. Googling for help results in pretty generic advice even on reddit ("pick a fandom" or "write what you want!"). What's your process on getting started? How do you write what's in your head?

No. 324402

Just write the ideas stream of consciousness. Don't think about scene structure or grammer you can edit it later.
Maybe start with just a simple oneshot thing.

No. 324425

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ok sorry this is a bit long. sorry for the typos
>take your time. there is absolutely no hurry to do anything. take your time to get started, it's ok to start and then abandon a bunch of projects, it's fine to just havve a bunch of shit going on at the same time, it's fine to put shit on the back burner, it's fine to do just 1 fic at a time too. It's fine if you go back to an old story that's been gathering dust forever or revise a version several times
>you're free. you're not making money off this shit and you have no obligation to readers. you're not on a schedule and you alone choose the contents. if you run out of inspo it's fine not to finish a fic. it's also fine to take as long as you like to work on something. i for one am still working on an unpublished a fic i started in 2007 it's also fine to just write something in one go and publish it immediately
>there are no rules. write prose, verse, script format, be as silly or grimdark or edgy or self indulgent as you like.
>write what's in your head, without worrying stopping to worry about whether it'll be popular or misinterpreted or whatever.
>worrying about what people might think of your fic is a mental hurdle. it may take a long time to overcome and that's fine. some people take years to publish their first fic, other have a massive output. doesn't matter either way
>as for writing habits they really depend on the perso . You can spend a bilon years polishing a story or you can post something you scribbled on the back of a cvs reciept at 3 am.
>if you have an idea for a longer story it can help writing an outline of the main events. help you plot a beginning middle and end. obvioisly doesn't apply to a short snippet or pwp, but for longer stories it will help you plan it out and iron out potential plot holes or pacing issues. like if you have an ending in mind the outline will help you figure out how to get there. it can be detailed or just a bullet list

> if ideas come to you on the spot don't hesitate to jot them down on the notes app in your phone, on a sticky note, in a notebook, wherever. even if it's just random sentences. they can be great starting points, or someting you come back to and expand upon later, or even something you end up recyvling somewhere else

>don't worry about fandom/pairing. even if it's obscure there's bound to be someone out there who might like it.
ii get where you come from because the main hurdle is getting started. imho it's best to just start jotting down what's in your head , even if it's random ideas or sentence fragments, and then see if one of them develops.
Also don't worry too puch about whetehef anyone will like it. fanfic is meant to be a fun hobby, you're the one who's supposed to have fun doing it.

No. 324645

Thanks so much!! I took your advices and surprisingly, I wrote some paragraphs. Just completely stream of conscious and trying not to worry about anything else. Will go back and edit it another time

No. 324813

congrats anon! getting started is one of the biggest hurdles and you cleared it.
ilho the truck is to take odeas as they come. write down what pops up in your head then come back to it later for a second look. and most importantly take as much time as you need.

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