Samantha Highfill authored 'The O.C.' and 'Gossip Girl' collide: We round up the best Seth Cohen-Blair Waldorf fan fiction for Entertainment Weekly.
Latin Post’s Bernadette R Giacomazzo wrote A Nude Hope: Star Wars in Porn, Burlesque, and R-Rated Fan Fiction through the Years.
In a piece about the discontinuation of a line of Ikea furniture, The Guardian’s Peter Robinson wrote YouTube throws up more than 13,000 results for Ikea Expedit: videos show people putting them together, the shelving equivalent of niche erotic slash fiction.
For a New Statesman piece on the changing nature of literary science fiction, Andrew Harrison quoted romance novelist Jenny Colgan: ”A lot of significant things all happened around the same time. The internet connected female SF fans; amateur slash fiction showed what a huge, huge hunger there was out there for love and romance; and the status of men changed. The stigma of showing emotion has pretty much gone.”
In a review of the visual novel Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc for The Telegraph, Tim Martin wrote Hope’s Peak specialises in the education of the finest students in each field, though these fields turn out to include “Fanfic creator”, “gambler” and “fashionista” as well as the more traditional programmers and jocks.
From a Newsroom America press release: In the age of mashups, fan fiction and content sharing, online media creation has spurred new complexities in copyright, effectively turning the legal concept of "fair use" on its ear, according to a new study from Georgia Tech.
From NBC News: Boasting a monthly readership of 25 million people, [Wattpad] counts Margaret Atwood as a fan. But, as the abundance of One Direction fan fiction might suggest, you don’t need to be a Booker Prize winner to publish on it.
New Harvard Independent columnist Joan Li gained confidence through publishing fan fiction online.
Finally, for Times Daily, Franklin Harris explained How fan fiction took over entertainment.