Fanfiction Becomes ‘Real’ Fiction – A Tale of Two Fics That Became Books

by Jennifer

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Previously, I have posted about the benefits of writing (and reading) fanfiction, both for fans and for fans who like to write. The practice at writing, for those so inclined, plus the chance to revisit beloved characters make the genre of fanfiction an inviting place for all fandoms. Rarely, though, have stories that originate as fanfiction made the transition to general consumption – until now.  Continue reading

In Defense of Fanfiction

by Jennifer

writeratkeyboardThe first Twilight movie was released on November 21, 2008, my son’s first birthday. Prior to that, first my sister and then a librarian friend of mine had told me that I should read the books, but I had resisted. I’m typically not a trendy girl so I tend to wait until things have been rolling along for a while to give it a go. When a girlfriend recommended that I join her and another friend to see the movie, I went along for a girl’s night replete with dinner and my first – and what I thought would be my only – viewing of Twilight. Continue reading

Geek News: Fifty Shades of WTF

By T. Mack

I’m not really sure what’s happening. I’ll just let her sleep until I have more details on these disturbing stories.

Fifty Shades of Grey made news twice yesterday for two completely different, but equally ridiculous reasons. Don’t get me wrong. It’s not that the stories aren’t news-worthy. They definitely are. It’s just that they are both a kind of nuts. Continue reading