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.
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.
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.
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.
What do Gossip Girl, The Vampire Diaries, and Slaughterhouse-Five all have in common? Well, now people can write and sell completely legal fan fiction based on each of them, thanks to Amazon's Kindle Worlds program. This cannot end well.
The infamous Harry Potter fan fic "My Immortal" is a masterpiece of wretchedness. It stars the Mary Sue-iest of Mary Sues, Hogwarts has gone inexplicably goth, at no point do any of the Harry Potter characters act even slightly like themselves — and now "My Immortal" will be fully immortalized with a web series.
I personally am not the biggest fan of fan fiction, as some of you might know. But rest assured that the Scanners "Head Asplode" pic I've used to lead off this article doesn't come from a place of distaste as much as pure shock at Amazon's insane, bold, and genuinely brilliant plan to sell legal fan fiction.
Recently, two seemingly contradictory pieces of copyright law have popped up in the news. One is the case of Jonathan Coulton, whose arrangement of Sir Mix-a-Lot's "Baby Got Back" was lifted by the producers of Glee. Another is the recent case of a car customizer who was barred from making Batmobiles by a District…