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Not for Turning by eitoph

March 27, 2016 // 0 Comments

“There’s something about her that projects authority – whether or not someone in her position would traditionally manage a crisis like this doesn’t matter, it’s an unspoken agreement among everyone buzzing around that Mary knows what she’s doing and is unmistakably in charge while they ride out the storm.” In this modern adaptation of Downton Abbey, we’re plunged headfirst into a beleaguered Prime Minister’s office, a host of political //

7 Awesome Holiday Fanart Pieces

December 24, 2015 // 0 Comments

The holiday season is in full swing in almost all fandoms: cute fics about your favorite characters cooking up feasts, decorating their homes, and snuggling up in front of warm fires. Fan artists are also stretching their wrists and massaging their fingers, ready to get creative or recovering from a holiday themed art-binge. Here, I’ve put together a collection of amazing Christmas and Hanukkah themed fanart for you to enjoy and be inspired by—I know I’m feeling the itch to pick //

How Fanfiction and RPG Revealed What I Should Do with My Life

December 19, 2015 // 2 Comments

When I was a kid, my little sisters would sneak into my room after our parents thought we had gone to sleep. My sisters sat by my bed for hours, hanging on my every word, as stories starring a menagerie of characters softly filled my room. Original characters, characters from our favorite stories, and in some stories, even a few self-inserts of my sisters and I. When I got a little older, I found an ancient laptop computer at a garage sale. After haggling the price down, I pulled out a tiny //

7 Seasonal Fandom Gift Exchanges You Can Still Sign Up For in November

November 6, 2015 // 0 Comments

The fandom community is getting into the festive spirit with a variety of fanfiction and fanart gift exchanges. Many secret santas are already well underway, but others are still open for sign-ups or have prompts that can be claimed. Here are seven festive fandom events you can still sign up to participate in, plus three that are looking for last-minute gift creators: The Doctor Who fandom has been around since forever and so of course also has a secret santa fanworks exchange. This time the //

5 Awesome Halloween Fanart Pieces

October 30, 2015 // 0 Comments

In the Marvel Cinematic Universe fandom, the Avengers are of course celebrating in style—by dressing up as each other. In mushstone’s amazing fanart, we have Natasha Romanov, the famous Black Widow, who’s dressed up as Avengers’ founder Nick Fury. This is no doubt a very fond tribute to the man who trusted her enough to make her an agent of SHIELD. Clint Barton (Hawkeye) is going as Agent Coulson. We have to wonder whether the business suit is actually Barton’s. //

How I Met My Fiancé by Writing Fanfiction

October 22, 2015 // 2 Comments

I started writing fanfiction at the age of fourteen, because I saw my sister doing it and I wanted to try it too. At age sixteen, when anime was just starting to become popular in the UK and I was getting involved in online fan culture, I started writing a fanfiction based on the English dub of Beyblade. (We didn’t have a lot of choice for what anime to watch in Britain back then.) It was a self-insert fic about my “Mary-Sue” character moving to New York—a glamorous city to a //

How Writing Fanfiction Changed My Life

October 20, 2015 // 5 Comments

It’s hard to even know where to start. I can tell you with all sincerity that I would not be sitting here as a professional writer without fanfiction. To say that it merely influenced my life would be a drastic understatement. Writing fanfiction changed my life. It helped me realize an identity that was already waiting for me, the role of wordsmith. I didn’t have much going for me when I first started writing. I was homeschooled after being bullied out of my last school. I was lonely, a bit //