This week, we talk about Fan Fiction, and we are super excited about it! We love fan fiction!
We start out talking about our own histories where Fan Fiction is concerned. Turns out, we all three started writing fanfic at a very young age! Tara was writing Beatles/Sherlock Holmes “shipping” fanfic, AJ started out writing “Starsky and Hutch” fanfic, and Jen started out writing fanfic for “Battlestar Galactica.” Then AJ goes slightly off topic to give everyone a short lesson on how “The Bee Gees” started performing together.
We talk about some of the fanfics that we had on “In Death Dot Net” back in the day, and the rules we had on that site, and why we had the rules. But, occasionally, someone would break the rules and that ultimately prompted Nora to ask us to stop publishing fanfic on the site. Even though, as we predicted at the time, people just went elsewhere and continued to write their fanfics.
In the fanfic community at large, there is a large question as to whether or not it’s okay to pull an “E.L. James” and publish your fanfic for profit. Some say it’s never okay to do that, others say that it’s okay as long as you repurpose it. Several people have done this, including:
We express our frustration with people who want to write new fanfic stories about Eve and Roarke’s children. Not that we’re against that, but if we read fanfics about Eve and Roarke’s kids, we want the story to also still be about Eve and Roarke and how they are navigating parenthood.
Also, in reviewing fanfic, try to be constructive and not harp on petty bullshit like minor grammar or spelling issues.
Both AJ and Jen have posted some fanfic on AO3 if you care to read it here:
A link to Tara’s fanfics may follow later.
We also attempt to answer the question of “What is Roarke’s First Name?
AJ, Jen and Tara have decided to write a new fan fic based on suggestions by you, the listeners of “Podcast in Death!” Give us your suggestions as to what we should write! Reply below, contact us on Instagram or Twitter, call us, however you want to contact us, and give us your fanfic suggestions! We look forward to hearing from you!
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