Even though it’s been nearly 10 years since the last Harry Potter book was published, there are still people who’re discovering the story about The Boy Who Lived every single day. Take this fellow, for example, who was shocked to discover that he’d been mistakenly reading Potter fan fiction instead of J.K. Rowling.
Behold the first trailer for Slash, a new film from Clay Liford (Wuss) about a young erotic fan fic writer who runs the traditional gamut of all young cinematic nerds: first he’s shamed by his popular peers, then he discovers a larger world which contains people who accept him for his interests as well as who he is,…
Rule 34 is a foundational principle of the internet. The idea is simple: if something exists, porn of that something must also exist.
This might be the best Superman fan-fiction I’ve ever seen. Hell, it’s better than most of the Superman stories DC is putting out nowadays.
Fanfiction is one of the internet’s most reviled and beloved genres. Its authors write tales set in their favorite pop culture worlds, from Star Trek and X-Files, to Hogwarts and boy band concerts. For every fic that’s embarrassingly bad, there are thousands more that are brilliant and well-written. Here’s how to hunt…
Now you can find out! Ever since I found it, I have been completely unable to stop clicking the “generate tag” button on the AO3 Tag Generator. Full warning: Not only are a some of these NSFW, even the ones that aren’t will break your brain.
One of the glorious things about the Internet is how easy it is for fans of certain stories to share the fiction, comics, illustrations, and movies that they’ve created themselves. And sometimes, that fiction is as great as (or brilliantly skewers) the official works that inspired it. What are your favorite fan works?
What is the most popular work fanfic on Archive of Our Own? Tumblr user Touka-Tokyo used the site’s “kudos” system — basically a “like” — it’s the masterpiece of hardcore Guardians of the Galaxy erotica story “I Am Groot” by sherlocksmyth. Sometimes the simplest jokes really are the best.
Don’t even try to deny it. There’s a void in your life that can only be filled by hearing erotic tales about the characters in Michael Crichton’s Jurassic Park novel, written by brilliant authors and read by the amazing Baruch Porras-Hernandez. And now, if you’re in San Francisco, you can get your wish.
When The X-Files debuted, nobody knew the small, weird show would be a success. But it had something better than a marketing blitz: It had the internet as a way to connect people who wanted to believe.
【The following was originally posted on The Mary Sue (Abrams Media Network) and has been republished here with permission.】About a year ago, I went with friends to see a live reading of Welcome to Night Vale and was shocked by the amount of screaming coming from women in the audience.
We all have books that we pull out and thumb through the dog-eared pages of, over and over. But sometimes works created by fans can have just as much sticking power. Which fanfiction do you find yourself returning to over and over again, to revisit your favorite parts?
There are a lot of important courses that don't appear in the Hogwarts curriculum: math, science, history of the muggle world. But what about sexual education? What would happen if Professors Snape and McGonagall taught the young wizards and witches about birth control?
In her slam poem Fantastic Breasts and Where To Find Them, Brenna Twohy quickly gets to the heart of why so many people love their erotica attached to familiar fictional characters while powerfully critiquing certain types of mainstream pornography.
I'm going to start this real slow and lay out the facts: Knotting is a popular trend in fan fiction. It involves men having sex with men like wolves. And it often leads to male pregnancy, which leads to male delivery. And the people giving birth to feces-covered babies are often members of One Direction.
Sexuality is one of our most basic drives, but it's also fundamental to our identities as people. Which means sex is the subject of a million cliches, and tons of terrible writing. Not to mention, stupid prejudice. The good news? Science fiction and fantasy writers have a special opportunity to look at sex afresh.…
Today, we pitted Mockingjay against Catching Fire for the ultimate prize (bragging rights), closely observed a stunning showdown between two praying mantises, and pondered the legal ramifications of defamation of (fictional) characters.
Rebecca Tushnet is a law professor at Georgetown and one of the founders of the Organization for Transformative Works, a nonprofit that promotes and supports fanworks. She's here today to answer your questions today about fair use, fanworks, and the internet.