From Modern Mythcraft to Magical Surrealism

Fanfic: Menace or Threat?

I’ve written one piece of fanfic, back when I was in my teens, featuring the Uncanny X-Men, the supervillain Arcade, and an embarassingly thinly disguised version of me. I’m curious what people’s experience in the arena of fanfic are — what do you think someone gets out of writing it? Is there a world that you’d find more tempting than others to write fanfic in? Is it a useful exercise, an entertaining diversion, or a waste of time?

As always, you have the option of posting something unrelated to the topic, if you’ve got a snippet or observation you want to toss into the comments!

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