Am I a certified fangirl now?
Alright. I’m going to say something, or rather, admit to something I’ve never told another living person. Are you ready? Sit down. Breathe in. Breathe out. Here it comes – Wait. I’m not sure about this – I read fanfiction. Yes. That’s right. Save your giggles for later. I. Read. Fanfiction. Actually, I’m just starting to read fanfiction. I guess, I figured it was about time. I’ve been delaying it for quite a while now. Plus, now I can truly say I’m a fangirl. Reading fanfiction is like getting your certificate of authenticity. It’s required.
I never had an inclination to read fanfiction before. I didn’t understand it. I didn’t see the point. More than that, I was a skeptic. Now, I’m an addict. Two months ago, for whatever reason, I decided it was time. I let the world of fanfiction take my hand and guide me into the inner sanctum. I didn’t know what to expect. Then as I settled in and read that first chapter, things changed. My fanfic cherry had been popped. Nights that I reserved for sleeping, became nights sitting up until one in the morning, reading until I passed out from exhaustion.
Fanfiction is an absolute guilty pleasure. Admittedly, I’ve only read 2.5 stories so far, and all have been Twilight themed. Yet, the stories I’ve read are great. There’s mystery, romance, conflict, and drama. Everything you want out of a good book. Only, it’s fanfiction. I do need to say that fanfic is an acquired taste. It’s not for everybody. You need to accept that most stories don’t deal with normal everyday circumstances. Most are a bit out there (And smutty). Think of fanfiction like any other story or book. Find what you like and enjoy. There are Harry Potter and Vampire Diaries fanfiction stories. Supernatural fanfiction (I’m looking forward to reading some of those). You can basically find fanfic on anything that you love. There is something for everybody. With that, I give you this recommendation: read fanfiction. Yep, that’s it. Read fanfiction. You can thank me later.
For those who are still FanFic virgins, I send you off into the world with this: fanfiction.net. No other words needed. Explore. Enjoy. Then tell me what you think. The rest of you FanFic readers, tell me what your favorite stories are. Are you a fanfiction addict?