There’s more to fanfiction than ships.
Fandom is a bizarre place to call home. But before coffee-shop AUs and knotting fics, fanfiction trends were actually even weirder.
Transformative works are an opportunity for readers and writers alike to explore sexuality safely, but are writers exploring their own fantasies, or recycling other people’s?
Although there’s a world of positivity among Internet fans, sometimes it really is tiresome to see the same drama over and over again.
The fandom experience has been a near-constant part of my life for almost 20 years, but at the same time, fan spaces have changed so much. Here’s a glimpse into the mind of an elder fan who has seen a lot of changes.
Simple answer: yes.
Long answer: still yes, but keep reading.
My love of fanfiction hasn’t changed much in 20 years, but the way I read it definitely has.