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 Read more…
Looks like One Direction heading the same direction as E. L James’ Fifty Shades of Grey.
Because according to Sugarscape, the band will be the subject of a fan fiction novel that’s going to be print from Penguin Press!
Realizing that the story would be perfect for the publishing house Penguin Press’ Senior Fiction Editor Lindsay Heaven spotted 16-year-old Emily Baker’s 1D fan fiction called, ’Loving the Band’ on movellas.com.
“Penguin had been looking to commission a writer to pen a romantic Y.A. fictional novel that tapped into the current obsession with boy bands,” said the publishing house in a statement.
“Emily proved to be just the right kind of new talent to write such a novel with powerful emotion and authority and world rights were duly acquired from movellas.com.”
Heaven’s story, which features two members of One Direction falling in love with her, has reached over 30,000 hits. Set to be released in ebook on November 1st, I can only imagine how the band must feel about this story.
Writing stories about your favourite boy band can be taken as a high form of flattery. But when the two members happen to date in them, things can get pretty awkward.
During an interview with Tumblr, Louis Tomlinson opened up about the difficulties he faces with his public life when asked if he ever feels pressure to live up to the “characters” his fans create through fan-fiction. A popular topic surrounding these stories often include him and fellow member Harry Styles, dubbing the pairing as “Larry Stylinson.”
“This is a subject that was funny at first but now is actually hard to deal with as I am in a relationship,” said Tomlinson.
“Me and Harry are best friends, people look into our every move. It is actually affecting the way me and Harry are in public: We want to joke around but there seems to be a different rumour every time we do anything. I act the same way with Harry as I do any of the other boys and my childhood friend Stan.”
While I’m not a big reader of fan fictions, I can imagine how weird it can get when it involves you and a close, platonic friend in a romantic relationship. Let’s just hope these fans don’t mix up their imaginations with reality!!
OMG. I simply cannot.
While I encourage young people to write and think creatively, this seventh grader’s fan fiction involving Ashton Kutcher is a tad bit disturbing.
The story starts innocently with Kutcher riding in a taxi cab. But coming across a middle school dance, he decides to stop by because he was feeling a little bit lonely. There, he meets a girl named “Melessia Bella” (which we can assume is the little girl reading) and there, they flirt and share a dance that GET THIS, did not follow the 12-inch rule set by the school chaperone.
I won’t reveal any more details about this story. However, I can safely say that it gets A LOT more uncomfortable from there.
Oh, to be young and discovering boys.