The Sun has become aware of One Direction slash, and it is not amused, not at all: The hysteria has reached a ridiculous new level after the lads became victims of gay love stories on the net. Some of the deluded writers conjure up images of orgies involving all five of the band, while others focus on a fictional relationship between HARRY STYLES and LOUIS TOMLINSON.
Ashland Daily Press featured a profile of new Assistant Editor Seth Carlson, who ”wrote fan fiction for a certain cultural cornerstone when I was in junior high”.
In a Chicago Times piece about a Doctor Who-inspired rock band, Nausheen Husain wrote Gordon Dymowski, the administrator of a “Doctor Who” meetup group, said Time Crash is likely to be successful because of the show’s ardent fans. “‘Doctor Who’ fans are more likely to do fan fiction, fan music, fan art,” he said. “Today’s fans embrace a creative edge; they can give things in the show their own spin.”
PJ Media’s Sarah Hoyt wrote that her (not so) secret shame is that I used to write Jane Austen Fanfic at Derbyshire Writers’ Guild before I was published.
Via VH1’s Celebrity, as reported by Sabrina Rojas Weiss, Vampire Diaries stars Ian Somerhalder and Paul Wesley have given fans some video fodder for some twisted slash fic.
Regarding an Oakland University student suspended for writing his professor a steamy love letter as a creative writing assignment, MSN’s Michaela Gianotti opined that, given that the guy worked in a Ginger reference, he might also consider tapping into the hidden market of "Gilligan's Island" fan-fiction.
CNN’s Heather Kelly pondered whether Facebook should offer a paid, ad-free service: A premium version of Facebook could appeal to people who don't want to wade through the barrage of ads for a juice-cleanse delivery service or Edward Snowden fan fiction (these are the actual ads I currently see on my Facebook account).
Daniel D’Addario wrote about The Newsroom fanfic for Salon: What’s striking, though, at a glance, is just how few of the stories mention the news. Granted, fan fiction writers tend to focus on the bodice-ripping rather than cerebral elements of their chosen entertainments, but even so, it would seem that they’d be aware of the throughline of the show. And, on Vulture, Amanda Dobbins wrote about a recent episode in which a not-at-all-viral video of a woman screaming at a Sex and the City tour bus prompted two characters to track a Foursquare posting to a Queens laundromat and convince the YouTuber-slash-fan-fiction author to remove said video. (Capitol New York’s Glynnis MacNicol feels It may not be an episode worthy of fan fiction, but the tweets weren’t bad.)
In a piece on politics for Canada.com and publications across Canada, Andrew Coyne wrote Suppose the premiers agreed, at one of their preposterous annual costume balls (“First Ministers” was pompous enough, but with “The Council of the Federation” we are in the realm of fan fiction), to eliminate all of the hundreds of inter-provincial trade barriers that still disfigure the landscape, a century and a half after Confederation.
In The Conversation, Gordon Fletcher wrote The Urban Dictionary provides a definition of Rule 34 that says: “If it exists, there is porn of it.” Despite this potentially disturbing realisation, the proposal for filtering internet traffic appears to ignore text-based and “soft” porn. The first unfiltered category is the domain of a specific genre of fan fiction writers whose output precedes the popularising of the web, and the latter confirms the apparent existence of Family Guy’s stereotype of “high-class British porn”.
For Publishers Weekly, Karen Raugust wrote about a contest to select the author of a “YA prequel novel based on Jim Henson’s 1982 film The Dark Crystal”: “The audience [at a Comic-Con panel about the contest] was really excited,” said [publisher Francesco] Sedita, noting that the property has had a life in fan fiction over the years. “They were taking notes and they asked some pretty intense questions.”
The Los Angeles Times’s Hero Complex featured a piece on The Adventure Time Encyclopaedia, which includes a preface by Hunson Abadeer introducing himself to his “Demon Readers whose Souls have not yet been sucked out”; a rundown of the “Adventure Time” protagonists in a chapter titled “Worthless Inhabitants of the Land of Ooo: Whose Souls I Shall Refrain from Sucking Out in Deference to my Daughter”; and a section devoted to the Ice King’s fan fiction, featuring crayon-drawn trading cards of Finn and Jake’s alter egos Fionna and Cake, as well as their gender-bending pals.
Regarding X-Men Origins: Wolverine (yes, I got that right) for WIRED, Rachel Edidin wrote Back in the ruins, Gambit finds Logan with a head full of bullets and no memories save for what’s on his dog tags. Logan yells “What’s my name?” a few times, giving a legion of fan fiction writers the vapors, and runs off with Gambit, before doubling back for a poignant moment with the corpse of a woman who, as far as he knows, he’s never met.
On VICE, Danny McDonald profiled Dr. Renfrew Christie, whose life story reads like Jean Le Carre fan fiction: conscripted into the South African army at 17, he soon “saw something I wasn’t supposed to see that told me they [the government] were playing with nuclear weapons. From then on I was hunting the apartheid atom bomb."
An Express Times (Leigh Valley, PA) article by Jenelle Janci about a writers group stated The genres covered by the group’s members vary, including young adult, paranormal, romance, children’s books, memoir and fan fiction.
Finally, ABC News’s Alex Alvarez wrote that Geraldo Rivera’s recent selfie is STRAIGHT OUT OF our most recent work of Geraldo Rivera fanfiction.