How To Find The Best Fanfiction On the Internet

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… »8/18/15 3:22pm8/18/15 3:22pm

You KNOW You Want An Evening Of Erotic Jurassic Park Fan Fiction!

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.
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On The Fetishisation Of Gay Men By Women In The Slash Community


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. »1/18/15 2:13pm1/18/15 2:13pm

'Knotting' Is the Weird Fanfic Sex Trend That Cannot Be Unseen

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. »7/18/14 3:04pm7/18/14 3:04pm

The most infamously awful fanfic ever, “My Immortal,” has a web series

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. »7/30/13 10:00am7/30/13 10:00am

Why it's so expensive to license the rights to a fictional character

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… »2/27/13 3:00pm2/27/13 3:00pm