As a self declaring geek I openly admit a love for many a “geeky” thing. I am really more of a Star Wars than Star Trek sort of guy, but I don’t limit myself to either. I enjoy comic books of the super hero and the dramatic varieties though I lean towards the super heroes. I used to play Dungeons and Dragons (I would still be playing but my move to North Carolina and my rather tricky schedule have made a return rather difficult) and Battletech (same as with D&D, but I do occasionally play a little online through megamek). I like Firefly, Battlestar Gallactica, Eureka, Warehouse 13, Stargate, Dr Who and any number of other television shows and movies.
So why am I sharing this? Well because I wanted to talk a bit about Fan Fiction. For those of you who don’t know what it is, Fan Fiction, or FanFic for short, is any story written by a fan of a given game, television show, book or movie that takes place in the fictional world of the given media. Sometime the popular characters/worlds/plots are directly referred to or involved in the FanFic, but often the FanFic does not. I like to think of FanFic as being an homage to the original, but it often gets a bad rap for some reason.
Personally I have considered writing Fan Fiction on occasion and I’ve even started a few pieces that are sitting, languishing in the “to be completed” folder on my thumb drive, but I’ve never been able to get myself to go all the way and finish that story and share it with other fans or even my friends and family. Lately I have been reconsidering the idea and contemplating the completion of a short piece just to say I have finished it.
How about you? Have you ever written some fan fiction? What was it based on? Do you enjoy reading it? What sort of source material do you think lends itself best to Fan Fiction?
- My name is Fiction. Fan Fiction. (onmywaytowonderland.wordpress.com)
- Fan Fiction Archive!! Yay! (linesal.wordpress.com)
- Fans of Fan Fiction (leilagsharrypotterclassblog.wordpress.com)
- Why Fan Fiction Can Be Helpful (freelancerr.wordpress.com)
- Valuable Lessons from Fan Fiction (katehaggard.wordpress.com)