Fanfiction, manips, and concocted ideas that certain actors are meant to be together currently reign over Tumblr and other social media outlets.
You write it, and the actors know it. Their publicist or they themselves, are interest in what the people on saying about them on the interwebs and of course, find all this stuff you create. Yes, they know what gifs are.
You can be rest assured that the Warblers’ Riker Lynch frequently sends Glee star Darren Criss all those memes and gifs you make of him and Chris Colfer. Also, Kevin Mchale is trolling all of your tags.
If you are prepping for a red alert and taking down everything you have ever blogged or tweeted about, hold on. Some stars actually find fan fiction, manips, and everything in between flattering. They don’t always read it, but they know its out there, and they know what your fantasies are.
Writers like J.K. Rowling encourage fan fiction because it is an outlet for creavity and a chance for fans to write about other possible scenarios for their favourite shows, films or books. I have heard of and read brilliant fanfictions that have rewritten the ending to the Harry Potter series. I can say I find that creative and interesting.
Other times however, these stories are exploitative and pretty raunchy. Okay, I’ll say it, it’s smutty. Sometimes people like to advertise these stories to the actors that play the characters they write about. Other times, these stories are about actors themselves, who oftentimes are not even together. This is where I see a dilemma. Write what you wish because it is in good fun and within the fandom, but respect the actors integrity. I will brace myself for some angry fans.
Celebrities for the most part understand fan fiction is all in good fun, and many joke about it in award speeches, interviews, and on Twitter. The celebrities who do this are truly class acts.
What do you think about Fan Fiction? Can it be tasteful, or is it weird?
See below 7 celebrities reactions to Fan Fiction
Cory Monteith on Finchel
At the 1:00 mark
Finchel fans, shut down EVERYTHING. Or not. Y’all are a pretty tame bunch so I’m sure it’s not too bad. Haven’t heard about really hard core fics from that part of the fandom. We must award Monteith an A+ for using fanfiction to relate to your fans. Stardom. You’re doing it right.
John Green and Chris Colfer on…themselves?
At the 0:48 mark
Slightly scarred to death by the notion of John Green and Chris Colfer in a fanfic together. So strange. I’d rather not read dirty stories in which two of my heroes do dirty things. I will now spend the next 24 hours trying to cleanse my brain. However, I feel like a piece of fanfiction written by Chris Colfer would be sad, have multiple plot arcs, and a very tasteful love story. I would read it.
Benedict Cumberbatch on JohnLock
Outstanding. Martin Freeman seeks out tumblr blogs, fanfiction, and artwork regarding JohnLock. Not sure how to feel about this. Benedict is very humble about the whole idea of their following wanting Watson and Sherlock to be in item. I like when actors can adress this without bashing their fans tendencies. They are in fact in their own world of creation and Benedict seems to get that.
Kevin Mchale is afraid on fan fiction
Kevin loves gifs, but not a big fan of fan fiction. He likes to stay away from it. Good call. Be afraid, be very afraid Kevin. Hey, at least he finds it flattering.
Oh Liam. You don’t even know the half of it. There are reasons your fans are screaming red alert. Still, these boys are known for being very involved in their tumblr fandom. I feel like the boys are constantly asked about Larry Stylinson, but they always adress it in a way that doesn’t offend fans.
Tom Felton on fanfics about him and everyone in the Harry Potter cast
Felton has seen pictures and fics about his character Draco Malfoy and Harry amongst other characters. He is flattered, but doesn’t understand it. I think he just summarized the Tumblr fanfic community with those two statements: it’s flattering, yet confusing. Oh Tom, don’t worry your pretty head. He is so cute with his fans: “Me and Daniel didn’t take pictures when we did that.” It’s nice he gets it’s all in good fun, and I feel his fans love him for that.
James McAvoy on him and Michael Fassbender
Dude, you didn’t even try. Oh James Macvoy, what are you admitting to? Do you know people are writing about this?
He is just upset that hes “the b*tch.” Not sure if I should laugh or be concerned. Looks like television pairings aren’t the only ones being written about.