On Gawker Max Read shared that it’s time to Kick Off the Christmas Season with Thousands of Words of Incest Fanfic About the Weirdest Folger’s Commercial of All Time, with a screen-shot of the relevant page of Yuletide stories on AO3. For a good taste of how others see us, check out the comments.
ABC Sydney broadcasted a lecture by Dr. Anne Rogerson on Virgil in the Renaissance-fan fiction from the 15th Century.
On South Coast Today, Lauren Daley, in a piece about local authors, wrote that Michael J. Decicco of New Bedford has e-published a young adult adventure story, "The Kid Mobster" on FanFiction.net. It's the story of high school senior Eddie Carson Jr., who loses the part-time courier job when his company car is sideswiped by a mobster. Eddie enters a dangerous world. Read the story at fanfiction.net. I didn’t think that this was what the Misc-Books category was for, but what do I know.
Apparently it was difficult for some to watch X Factor without slashing Rylan and Gary; see here and here.
Regarding the San Francisco Giants, SB Nation’s Grant Brisbee wrote The temptation is to post a bunch of parade pictures and 1,000 words of slash-fic starring Barry Zito and the Commissioner's Trophy.
Regarding One Direction, The Observer’s Rebecca Nicholson wrote that the group has attracted those quirks of celebrity culture that solidify their status as a phenomenon. There are slashfiction blogs dedicated to imagining romantic relationships between the band's five members. Their blazers and chinos have had an impact on menswear sales. You can buy hair straighteners with the 1D logo. There are dolls. There is mania.
In a Nashville Scene movie review, Jason Shawhan wrote The fact that you go into a Walmart, Target or Kroger and their book sections now are covered with works exploring sadomasochistic themes should tell you two things. One: This kind of sexual behavior didn't just pop into existence thanks to some Twilight fanfiction. Two: The Paperboy's ugly, elemental sexual dynamics resonate with people.
Ken Layne discussed the history of canon Bond slash in The Awl.
In the Rocky Mountain Collegian, Sarah Romer wrote about My Immortal in a piece about how the internet is ruining childhood.
In the Daily Sundial (California State University, Northridge), in a review of "Apps for any bookworm," Jonathan Bue wrote Wattpad is another free app for users who want to read free content. What makes the app stand out, however, is said that the content is largely user driven and features a variety of genres that include short stories and fanfiction.
In a review of a new hotel in Kuala Lumpur for New Straits Times, Michelle Wong wrote that the desk chairs are perfect for indulging in a marathon of fanfiction on my Mac. There’s a woman who has her priorities straight!
Entertainment Weekly’s Erin Strecker, in a piece about a recent MTV interview, wrote About that tent scene in Twilight: Eclipse... It didn’t “work” for Stewart. She could never really get into it, she explained. She also “almost puked in the tent.” The chat then dissolved into Pattinson explaining his main memory of that scene was “grabbing [Lautner's] chest.” Repeatedly. Fanfiction writers are going to have a field day.
Writing about Twilight for Atlantic Wire, Esther Zuckerman noted Fan and slash fiction now exists for most everything—honestly, we're still trying to get the images of the Romney-Ryan 'ships purged from our brains—but fanfic's heart still lies in the fantasy genre.
In the Cornell Daily Sun, Emily Greenberg, in a piece that goes in many directions at once, wrote that a video understanding/combining program operate[s] more like CliffNotes or fanfiction, taking away from the artistry of the programs as they were meant to be watched.
Finally, satirist Alice Moran corrected interviewer Steve Fisher in Torontoist: [Q: Fifty Shades of Grey] started out as Twilight slash fiction, right? [A:] Twilight fan fiction. Slash fiction is two dudes. That’s a very important distinction.