I’ve still been thinking about this whole fan fiction thing. Because I’m a big loser. And my job honestly doesn’t take a whole lotta brain power, so I can work and think about lame things like fan fiction at the same time. I’m quite the multi-tasker, you know.
You know what I kind of like about fanfic? It’s like we recognize that these characters from these books/movies/TV shows are real somehow. So much fanfic is based on where things go from the time a series ended. You know, my favorite episodes from The Simpsons (one of my all time favorite shows) are the ones where we see what happens to the family in the future (like when Lisa almost marries Hugh) or what had happened to them in the past (like when Lisa was born). It’s like I watch this crazy family’s story every week for the last 20 years and I kind of feel like those characters are real to me. So yeah…maybe, just maybe, fanfic is actually kind of a compliment to the authors. You know, you’ve created these characters and this universe that I can’t stand to see an end to. So I felt the need to make my own creation in that same universe.
*shrugs* I still don’t know. And I still haven’t written any.
But, right after I wrote my last blog post on Tuesday, I went right back to fanfiction.net (like I said…I’m a big loser). And I found an even better favorite fanfic! It’s a Byron/Jeff love story Could it possibly be the one Sadako referred to in the last comments? It’s very well-written. I almost didn’t read it, because the summary didn’t make it sound great. But, I’m sooo glad I tried it. It’s told from the POV of Jeff, who was just sent back to the ‘Brook. He becomes best friends with Byron. Rather than being much of a fanfic piece, it’s really more of a touching story of a boy slowly realizing he’s fallen in love with his best friend. It’s so honestly written, grammatically correct (big points there!), extremely sweet, and kind of funny at points. It really could be a story on it’s own, rather than being a fan fic piece.
Maybe that’s why I like it?