Good evening, or good morning, wherever you are, I hope you had a wonderful day so far 😀 I have been thinking about this for a while now and have decided to share with you a secret that I have kept until now… And even worse yet, I want you to indulge in the same pleasurable secret as I.
But first, let me tell you a little story. About two or three years ago, I watched one of my favourite animes ( Dragon Ball Z, can recommend it to basically everyone who is into anime & manga). I was so sad because my favourite characters in the series didn’t get a lot of attention, especially their (more or less romantic) relationship. And so, I searched in the internet for other people and media who could offer my poor heart some consolation. And what I found, was fanfiction.
At first, I was more than a little sceptical because, to be honest, I couldn’t believe “normal” people could actually write good stories. I mean, if they write so well, why don’t they publish their own works? Also, I felt like I was betraying the author with non-canon stories. But, I gave it a try and I fell in love at first fic ❤ ❤ ❤
Of course not every story is well written or really thought through. But once you find a few authors and themes you like, it is definitely worth your time. I was actually so in love with all the stories about my favourite characters, that I didn’t touch a book for over a year🙈! I was so engrossed in the community, and I still am today. Of course, I wouldn’t want you to leave the bookish community but there is so much out there, chums, you just have to give it a try. So the steps to become an even bigger, crazy bookish fan of a story or characters are the following:
- Select one or two characters you really love and would have yearned for the author to write another book, just to read more about them
- Check out a fanfiction site and search for stories including your character
- Be overwhelmed by all the wonderful stories you find and dive into the world of your book one again ❤
Since I started, I have overcome my initial doubts about the whole affair, and can honestly say that fanfiction made me realize just how much I love the characters and stories they tell. Canon and non-canon.
Now, if you’re nodding your head excitedly, and all around you are tiny sparkles because you have decided that this is exactly what you have been looking for,
you might ask yourself:
How do I access this wonderful dreamland of stories I told you about? The best thing I can think of is to google something if you are very specific. The two pages I can recommend are
So check them out and start your journey today! ❤
Have you any experience with fanfiction? What are your favourite pages, stories? Are there characters from a book or a series you’d like to read/hear more about? Let’s chat in the comments 😉