30 Day Fanfic Challenge – Day 9

Favourite LGBTQI pairing using canon characters

Reading fan-fiction doesn’t just allow us to explore the possible outcomes of different decisions or events, it also allows us to explore the characters in different ways. On of the scenarios authors often write about is how things would play out if two characters become involved romantically, or refrain from doing so, as the case may be. Continue reading

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30 Day Fanfic Challenge – Day 8

Favourite non-canon pairing using canon characters

I don’t have one. It’s as simple as that. I do, however, have a shortlist. Some of them even involve the same characters. I got home really late, and I’m running out of time to publish this blog, so I will just present my favourites in list form: Continue reading

Top Ten Harry Potter Ships in Fanfiction

Harry Potter Ships

This blog post may contain spoilers for various fandoms and many recommendations are nsfw. You have been warned.

Fanfiction stories are a staple of any fandom. They allow fans to re-imagine all the parts of the original work they didn’t like or place their favourite characters in different situations. They allow fans to take their favourite scene and say things like “What if Snape collected Harry instead of Hagrid?” or “What if Pain left everyone dead?” and imagine how these tiny changes might affect the entire story.

Fanfiction stories also allow fans to combine their favourite fandoms. I have read stories where Cedric Diggory (Harry Potter) turned out to be Edward Cullen (Twilight). I have read stories where Vernon abused Harry while on a business trip to the States and Harry wound up in the care of Casey Novak (SVU), who turned out to be a witch. I have read stories where Harry somehow came in contact with the NCIS team, the Winchesters or the Avengers. All of these authors were able to create situations for these fandoms to interact without stretching the point of incredulity to breaking and all wrote excellent stories that were well worth reading. Continue reading