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

How To Rescue Doctor Who's Most Shamefully Underused Companion

The history of Doctor Who is full of supporting characters who were never allowed to develop. Most of the time, the show only has one star. But I can't think of a character who had more untapped potential than Nyssa, companion to the Fourth and Fifth Doctors. Here's how her story could have been something fantastic. »8/25/14 3:55pm8/25/14 3:55pm

The Original Vampire Diaries Author Is Now Writing Authorized Fanfic

LJ Smith, in 1991, published the first book in the Vampire Diaries series. She wrote two more before the CW picked up the property and decided to turn it into a television show. She kept writing for the publishing house Alloy until they fired her for reasons she's not clear on — but she suspects that it was to keep… »4/25/14 6:19pm4/25/14 6:19pm

Fan Fiction Friday: Harry Potter and Lucius Malfoy Really Have to Go in "Rain of Gold"

Greetings! After last week's foray into honey-cured Iron Man, we go a step further into the depths of bad erotic fan fiction with this Harry Potter story. While Harry Potter has inspired scads of fan fic, good and bad, all-ages-appropriate and quite naughty, I have noticed that a great many Harry Potter fans are also… »11/30/12 5:01pm11/30/12 5:01pm

Harry Potter, Sherlock, and The Greatest Scandals in Fandom

This week on We Come From the Future, we talk about what happens when scandal rips through the heart of fandom. Along with our special guests, Daily Dot fandom reporter Aja Romano, and Circlet Press publisher Cecilia Tan, we delve into all the wank that makes fans on the internet lose their shit. From Sherlock… »10/26/12 1:43pm10/26/12 1:43pm

The Doctor Who Crossover We've All Been Waiting For!

There's an early holiday present waiting for you online. Javier Grillo-Marxuach, creator of The Middleman, has written a new story in which the Middleman and Wendy meet up with a mysterious traveler in a blue Police Box. The box is bigger on the inside, the traveler wears a bow tie, and there's a lovely B.T.R.S./sonic… »11/28/11 7:30pm11/28/11 7:30pm