May. 9th, 2017 03:36 pm
jackjanderson: (Fishing)
[personal profile] jackjanderson
I like to think of myself as being a fairly open-minded guy. I try not to be to judgemental of other lifestyles, considering mine is doubly alternative but I have to admit that every so often I come across something that I simply don't get.

On the internet, recently, I have discovered one of those things.

Fan fiction.

From what I can gather, it appears to be imagining characters from a tv show or movie or even the actors playing them are gay and writing porn about it.

Lucy is quite taken with it at the moment. She assures me it's 'hot'.

On one hand, anything that can get Lucy reading is a great tool. She wants to read and gets very frustrated with herself when her attention span doesn't allow her to.
I also keep meaning to speak to Samantha about reading books vs reading on the screen if it's the format that's helping her concentrate, and would be worth getting Lucy a Kindle?

On the other hand, however, I... don't get it.

Date: 2017-05-14 05:32 pm (UTC)
omnipotent: (No one could help me but myself)
From: [personal profile] omnipotent
Not all fanfiction is slash (which is guy/guy pairings). But some of the fanfiction, and some of the erotic fanfiction, can be very well-written. And I get it--yes, these people could do well to come up with their own characters instead of playing in someone else's creative sandbox. But at the same time, a lot of published writers began writing with writing fanfiction (erotic or non-erotic).

Believe me, there are far worse things she could be reading, like Twilight LOL!!!

Date: 2017-05-14 08:04 pm (UTC)
angelofthenorth: Sooffocles with me in background (Default)
From: [personal profile] angelofthenorth
Fan fiction is more than that. Waaaaaaay more. It can be a critique, an exploration, a homage.... I used to like doing crossovers between Narnia and Harry potter for example, no sex whatsoever, as a way of inhabiting two favorite worlds

Date: 2017-05-14 08:53 pm (UTC)
catness: (playful)
From: [personal profile] catness
As a happy owner of a Kindle (Paperwhite), I can confirm that it's totally worth it! Maybe not as much for fanfiction, which is usually short stories, and it takes time to convert them to Kindle format and to upload them. (It's possible to read them online, but Paperwhite's web browser is user-hostile and almost useless; maybe it's better with the newer Kindle models). But reading novel-size books is wonderful - the device is so light and comfortable in your hand, you can adjust the font and the brightness (which is important for those with imperfect vision), and, of course, e-books don't take physical space (a huuuuge advantage over paper books), and are generally cheaper (or free, if you know where to look ;)

I used to think that it doesn't make sense to buy a special reading device, when I have no problem with reading from the big monitor... but once I couldn't resist the temptation, and never regretted it :)

So, yeah, if the Kindle purchase doesn't make a huge gap in your budget, you might as well give it a try!

Date: 2017-05-16 11:48 am (UTC)
sitonmyinterface: (Default)
From: [personal profile] sitonmyinterface
I had no idea fanfic was always a sexual thing, lol

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I'm Jack, a recent retiree looking for a new hobby. Apparently 'annoying my girlfriend' isn't the best use of my days. Her opinion, not mine

I'm a life-long science-fiction and superheroes fan, and a voracious reader. I enjoy movies, fishing, astronomy, and gardening.

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