marguerite_26: (Tentacles - Tattoo)
spark me up by korynnvictoria
Stiles/Cora| 4k | NC-17
Summary: “Y’know – if you don’t want to go home right now – or any time, really – it’s just. My door is always – well, my window, because apparently not knowing how to use doors is a Hale trait – it’s always open, is what I’m saying.”

trusting wolves by Anonymous @ TWHeatWave Fest
Gen; Stiles & Sheriff; implied future-Sterek | 7k | PG-13
Summary: In the midst of a werewolf war against the alphas, the Sheriff learns that in a pack, loyalty is earned. And his son works hard enough to earn trust for both him and Derek, and all of their friends. Especially when the pack won't even admit to liking each other most of the time. The kids are all a work in progress, and the Sheriff is lucky to be there for them. Werewolves and all.

Arrest Record by zynnser
Gen; Stiles & Sheriff | 8k | G
Summary: He can't wait for a pattern to reveal itself; he needs to do something before the next body turns up. Even if he has to arrest Stiles. Especially if he has to arrest Stiles.

The Heart of the Father Lives in the Son by Anonymous @ TWHeatWave Fest
Gen; Stiles & Sheriff | 7k | PG-13
Summary:To say he'd been waiting for something like this to happen would be a lie, but Sheriff Stilinski had been waiting for something to bring everything that had happened over the last few months to a head. He just didn't expect to have to be chained up in his own basement in order to have a truthful conversation with his son.

The Truth Is When You Said You Headed Home by Chash
Stiles/Scott| 4k | Nc-17
Summary: Stiles never planned on being in love with Scott forever. But then Allison got killed, and he had a widowed best friend with a little girl, and even when they moved out of Beacon Hills, Stiles didn't know how to get over him.

Successfully Cheating Death (Twice) by veterization
Stiles/Peter | 20k | Pg-13
Summary:Turns out, Peter's resurrection wasn't as permanent as expected. Unfortunately for Stiles, he wants to see Peter live.

ALSO, I'd like to pimp this amazing Rare Pair fest happening right now.

Fest Rules | Schedule | Twitter | Tumblr

Prompt claiming closes TONIGHT!!!!! Seriously, go look at the prompts, they are AWESOME
marguerite_26: (Tentacles - Tattoo)
I thought summer was going to allow me a bit of extra free time but not at all. Life with the kids at home has been pretty insane and I haven't been home the last few weekends so I'm spending today trying to catch up.

First, pimping [ profile] hd_erised a new Harry/Draco winter exchange fest!

[ profile] hd_erised is a new Harry/Draco exchange fest
Sign-ups open: August 1 | Sign-ups close: August 7 | Posting starts: December 1
Art by [ profile] misterwalnut | Banner by [ profile] faithwood

Later: Recs and moer pimping. :)

Even later: maybe a few fics I've missed cross posting too.

marguerite_26: (Tentacles - Tattoo)

DREAM A LITTLE DREAM: A Sterek Free Ficathon hosted by [ profile] thecivilunrest



  1. No Sterek. NOTHING WITH STILES AND DEREK BEING ROMANTICALLY INTERESTED IN EACH OTHER. Or at least, that shouldn't be the point. If you have background Sterek okay fine, but just nothing with them being the main pairing.

  2. EVERYTHING ELSE IS OKAY. Really everything. Incest, age gaps, whatever is FINE. This is for everything and anything other than Sterek.

  3. You don't have to be on anon, but it's on.

  4. Art can be a thing instead of fic, if you want.

  5. Prompt as much as you want! Write as much fic! Comment as much as you'd like! I DON'T CARE WHAT YOU DO AS LONG YOU HAVE FUN DOING IT.

  6. Well I care if you're mean to each other because that shit isn't okay so DON'T BE MEAN other than that be free~~~

marguerite_26: (Tentacles - Tattoo)
I know I'm not around here much but I still feel like LJ is my 'home base' for all things internet. Anyway, just wanted to say that with school being out (today was the last day!) my schedule for everything is changing. These next few months I may be around more? maybe less? IDEK! Time will tell.

But next week I am off to the cottage and won't have internet access until July 7th unless I sneak away to my parent's place and grab their wifi. ;)

Otherwise, no phone, no TV, no internet. Just me and my boys, the beach and my notebook. Maybe I'll be able to get some writing done.

Have a great week and if you need me, send me an email and I'll get back to you when I can.

Happy Canada Day. <3 <3 <3
marguerite_26: (Tentacles - Tattoo)
My, What a Big Axe You Have by razz
Derek/Stiles |8k | G
Summary:…a derek/stiles human AU where derek’s a lumberjack?'

Diplomatic Tension by janekrahe
Derek/Stiles |10k | NC-17
Summary:An old friend of Peter's brings his pack to visit and Derek gets Scott and his friends to play happy-pack-families with him to keep up appearances. Also Derek is an idiot and no one tells Stiles anything.

The Summer of Snow Cones and Not-Dates by clarkoholic, skywardsmiles
Derek/Stiles |10k | NC-17
Summary:Summer is really boring. Like, mind-numbingly boring. Except for the part where Stiles can’t figure out if Derek’s his boyfriend, or why every werewolf in town keeps approaching him in the bathroom.

Feline Persuasion by rensahannou
Derek/Stiles | 15k | PG-13
Summary:Derek doesn't need to worry about the cat living under the porch at his family's old house, it's just—Derek's just used to worrying about things.

Every Little Thing He Does is Magic by wishingonalightningbolt
Derek/Stiles | 10k | NC-17
Summary:Selling his services in Los Angeles has a few upsides, Stiles supposes. He's a pretty powerful warlock and spells and research are an easy gig, but his favorite parts of the year always mean one thing: going back to Beacon Hills. It's a work-free, fun environment with his family and his best friend... And then Derek Hale blows into town and things start to get interesting.

This is Not Our Fate by KindreTurnany
Derek/Stiles | 20k | R
Summary:Stiles wakes up in a barred cell with Derek. They’re forced into an arena like something Stiles saw in a movie once. It was the kind of movie where men fought to the death to amuse other men.
marguerite_26: (Tentacles - Tattoo)
Title: Regrets Are for Later
Author: [ profile] marguerite_26
Rating: NC-17
Pairings: Chris/Stiles
Word Count 3k
Summary: The second time things go differently. (A sequel to To His Advantage)
Author Notes: This can be read without the first fic of the series, what occurred there is all implied here. Special thanks to [ profile] eleadore, [ profile] faithwood and [ profile] melusinahp for their advice, grammar checks and generally being fabulous.
marguerite_26: (Tentacles - Tattoo)





You have a few hours left. I'm joining again this year. It's the last one, I couldn't possibly say no! Even though it will be a busy summer and agjdflgjfdljgsldjfgldfgj dI WILL TRY. #fuckyeahteamlust

In other news: [ profile] claudine is hosting as Merlin/Arthur CANON PARTY

It's a bit of nostalgia old time Merlin/Arthur fics set in the Canon Era. (back when Canon didn't make you burst into tears and run for the nearest fluffy coffee house au. People are talking about why they love canon era fics, and reccing all their favs. Such a happy, lovely post. <3

Give The Dog A Bone by La_Temperanza ([ profile] fuckyeah)
Merlin/Arthur | 13k | Nc-17, bestiality
Summary: Canon AU, set after season one--When Merlin is hit with the spell intended for Arthur, he turns into a more incompetent manservant than usual. Strangely enough, Arthur's not really complaining.
This fic hit all my kinks. Merlin gets turned into a dog and is at Arthur's side 'all the time' *cough* yup, plenty of bestiality, but it's a sweet, fun fic too. Very much reminds me of early Merlin/Arthur fics when they were both still so innocent and just getting to know each other.
marguerite_26: (Tentacles - Tattoo)
oops... it's been awhile. There are a bunch, some have my comments, and some don't for no reason at all other than I made comments at the time I typed up the link.

Bought the T-Shirt by the_deep_magic
Derek/Stiles| 6k |NC-17
Summary:Stiles needs some help with a thing.
Just the right amount of first time awkwardness and believable reactions and dialogue for both of them. A perfect happy non-romantic ending to gloriously hot sex.

Looked So Exposed by GotTheSilver
Stiles/Derek | 2k | NC-17
Summary: Stiles is still here, he can hear him pacing, words being mumbled in the echoing caverns of the loft, and Derek’s so tired, doesn’t know if he has the energy to deal with the questions Stiles will inevitably have.

'Linski's Late Night Antidote To Lame by WhoNatural
Stiles/Derek | 13k | Pg-13
Summary: Where Stiles has his own college radio show, and the mysterious, faceless Derek is his number one fan. Also there's this really hot guy he keeps meeting in the library who totally hates his guts.

Parallax by uraneia
Stiles/Derek | 10k | NC-17
Summary: With the pack (and Stiles) starting college, Derek is bored. He needs a hobby--or a job. Which is how he comes to model for Alpha Studios. He just never thought Stiles would end up working there too.

Check by the_deep_magic
Stiles/Derek | 3k | NC-17, sounding
Summary: Somewhere, Derek’s convinced, Stiles has a checklist, one that he’s been compiling since he hit puberty, of every single sexual act he’s ever wanted to try.

Tangible Disasters by FireEverything
Stiles/Derek | 6k | R
Summary: Derek has spent years deliberately refusing to flinch from fire. He’s not about to break the habit.
A perfect ‘what Stiles and Derek did on their summer vacation’ fic. Fits perfectly into canon. I loved it.

nothing ever promised tomorrow today by preromantics
Stiles/Derek | 11k | PG-13
Summary: When Stiles jumps the last two stairs and turns into the kitchen he’s got his mouth halfway open around “Morning, Mom,” before his dad folds down his paper at the kitchen table to look at him.
Stiles is toggling between two parallel universes, never quite knowing which he is waking up in until he spots either his mom or his dad at the kitchen table and it might be driving him a bit insane. I love the way this story is told, at times heartbreaking but so so beautiful and very engaging. While this could have been a 30k or 100k fic, I found the sharpness of the ‘quick scenes’ storytelling very satisfying.

state of readiness by girlguidejones
Stiles/Derek | 40k | NC-17
Summary: After barely defeating the Alpha pack, Derek is determined to give his own pack members the one-on-one training they need to ensure each is ready for the next enemy. He sets out with a goal of eliminating everyone's biggest weakness, but if he thought his pack would let self-improvement pass their Alpha by, he's sadly mistaken. When Stiles is chosen to mentor Derek, things between them change forever.
marguerite_26: (Tentacles - Tattoo)
Some non-sterek fics to start off with:

Getting Schooled by veterization
Stiles/Peter | 23k | NC-17
Summary: Mr. Hale is a pretty creepy English teacher, Stiles thinks, but he also happens to have a great ass.
This is a classic "age-disparity teacher/student wrong, flithy, hot, omg... they are going to get caught what are they doing never stop" type fic. Peter is quite morally grey but more on the happy to seduce an underage boy, and the less serial killer type of ~grey. If this is your kink, it's a delicious read.

A Shot In The Dark by tsukinofaerii
Gen; Sheriff & Stiles| 20k | G
Summary: Sheriff Stilinski wanted it stated for the record that he wasn't an idiot. He knew Stiles was up to his ears in something. There were too many nights sneaking out or in, too many coincidences, too many fumbled silences for him not to realize something was up, and it was escalating.
It wasn't any of the usual things, but when whatever it was landed his son in the hospital with a bullet in his leg, it was the last straw.
Fantastic Sheriff-centric fic. It's a clever, plotty fic told through Sheriff's POV as he finally has too much of Stiles lies and just can't accept them any longer. Wonderful read and packed full of Stilinki Feels.
marguerite_26: (TW- Team Spark Stiles)
Title: Can't Things Just be Normal Again?
Author: [ profile] marguerite_26
Rating: R
Pairings: Derek/Kate
Word Count 750 words
Summary: Derek wakes from a coma very confused to find himself human and happily married to Kate. He's left to determine which reality is the true one.
Author Notes: This was written for the Mating Games challenge: Ties that Bind. Inspired in part by the Buffy episode Normal Again.
marguerite_26: (TW- Team Spark Stiles)
Popular Theory by FireEverything
Erica/Lydia | 4k | R
Summary: Wasted potential has always left a bitter taste in her mouth.
This was not the fic I was expecting! It’s a great Lydia-centric piece, focusing on her decision to get the fuck out of Beacon Hills and leave behind the bruises and the mortal threats and be the fabulous person she is supposed to be. When she heads back into town I could FEEL her skin itch as she encountered one person after another who reminded her of all she left behind. Needless to say, the focu isn’t erica/lydia, but it’s a nice bonus. :)

Clockwork by theaeblackthorn
Stiles/Derek/Lydia | 7k | Nc-17
Summary: Normally Derek's always so gentle; when given complete control he makes love to them, he worships them with every kiss and touch. Stiles barely has the patience for it, and it takes Lydia so much longer to get off when he's gentle. It's nice, but it's not what she'd choose.
Happy poly fic with mature and established Lydia/Derek/Stiles. Delish

Apparently Sex Pollen Is A Thing or Hunters Are Dicks With Too Much Time On Their Hands by ladyoneill
Stiles/Peter | 28k | Nc-17, non-con
Summary: The Alpha Pack's been defeated, junior year has started, and Stiles, accompanied by a formerly dead ex-Alpha, finds himself chased through the woods by Hunters. When they're caught, they're shot with arrows laced with sex pollen, and before the night ends Stiles is no longer a virgin and is mated unwillingly to a wolf over twice his age. Can they make their new relationship work or is it all just going to be horror and really great sex?
This is a rare beast: a long Peter/Stiles fic! I don’t think this is fic for everyone, so I’ll give some warnings. The initial catalyst is Peter being given some sex pollen thing and basically forced to rape Stiles. It’s not an easy read, but both Peter and Stiles are victims at that point. However, during the rape, Peter (out of control) bites Stiles and voila! they are mated which comes with all kinds of wolfy-rules about such things. So the fic is basically about Stiles dealing with the fact that he is now mated to Peter against his will. Some of it made me very uncomfortable because I have issues with helplessness/forced submission, but I think the characterisation of both Peter and Stiles in the situation were well done. And Scott as well, he was the voice of the reader going: this is not right. The way the others ~accepted things was unsettling. Stiles does not give in easily although there is ‘no way out’ of the mating and such (reader just needs to accept that as that’s the entire premise of the fic) but in the end Stiles is pragmatic. Note: the author does slip in the occasional epithet and the word ‘cum’ … But I am reccing it because I did enjoy it even if it walked the line of some of my squicks, and I know many of you share my kinks. so. The best part for me is that the sex is always hot and Peter does do his best to make Stiles enjoy the sex that they are ~forced to have.

a solution for every fool by darthjamtart
Stiles/Scott/Allison | 2.5k | NC-17, A/B/O
Summary:“Do you want to stay?” Allison asks.
If you are looking for some omega ‘verse smut, this was is a good A/B/O with Alpha!Allison and delish threesome action.

Blood Pounding in Our Veins by minusoneday
Stiles/Danny; Stiles/Derek | 41k | R
Summary: Stiles figured that Mrs. McCall finding out Scott’s secret would change things, but he’s completely unprepared for the very first thing she does, which is to invite Isaac to move in with her and Scott.
I think this was a nice plotty read, though is straddles an odd line for some readers when it comes to pairings. The focus of the fic is Stiles/Danny, but there are plenty of hints of Stiles/Derek. If anything, I would call it ‘Stiles/Derek pre-slash’. It has lots of lovely Stiles/Danny, so if you enjoy stiles/danny and as long as you don’t mind Sterek hovering in the shadows waiting to pounce, you should enjoy this one. (also warning for the ‘scott deserts stiles for isaac’ trope, which eventually works out. jsyk)
marguerite_26: (TW- Team Spark Stiles)
These are all Sterek... but some non-sterek to come later today.

Won't Treat You Like You're Typical by Zee
Stiles/Derek | 12k | Nc-17
"You think this is funny?" Derek says, turning his glare on Stiles' stupid smirking face.
"I think it's hilarious," Stiles says, shrugging when Derek looks incredulous. "Dude, it's not like it's forever, we'll just have a few sleepovers until the hunters see that all the werewolves in town are properly tamed by their human mates and move on. And then I'll have an awesome who-I-did-over-Summer-vacation story when Fall Semester starts!"

written in the scars on our hearts by mixtapestar
Stiles/Derek | 21k | Nc-17
Summary: When Stiles needs a roommate as he starts college, he decides Derek is the perfect candidate. He knows college is supposed to change your life, but this is ridiculous.

Line In The Sand by kellifer_fic
Stiles/Derek | 9k | PG-13
Summary: He’s going to die.
Derek is certain of it. He'd used the last of his proverbial lives even though that’s only supposed to apply to cats, and he’s now going to die. He’s completely, one hundred percent resigned to it even, until he hears the familiar thump-ump of Stiles' heart approaching.
Suddenly, it’s Stiles that’s going to die and that’s unacceptable.

Wash Me Clean by tigerlady (shetiger)
Stiles/Derek | 38k | NC-17, watersports
Summary: Derek doesn't know what the alpha pack is planning, so all he can do is keep watch on everyone they might target. Stiles is so not on board with that plan. Somehow their clash of wills leads to a sexual relationship Derek knows he should put an end to—if he can just get himself to do so.
HELLO, WATERSPORTS! though this fic does contain watersports, the fic is not ABOUT watersports. There's great characterisation, some good background plotting, lots of emotion and hot sex. And yes, some watersports (consensual and not). All together it made for a great read.

A (Sort of) Fairytale by briecheesie, daunt
Stiles/Derek | 25k | R
Summary: The summer after senior year starts normally enough, with the gang spending their final months before college together at the Martin family's lake house. Then Jackson stumbles onto the burial ground of a witch's ex-husband, Stiles is magically turned into a fox, and things somehow manage to get worse from there. The gratuitous Princess Bride references are only of moderate help.
I loved everything about this. Loved the fic, loved the art, loved the happy beginning and the slow burning sterek, loved Stiles pov as the fox, the building of the angst until all the laughs were gone and the fic just hurt, and the perfectly perfect ending.
marguerite_26: (TW- Team Spark Stiles)
ACK!!! Tumblr is filled with more interviews than I can read, hints and teases and spoilers everywhere.

There is this new teaser:


There are New opening credits.

(sorry if anything is region-blocked. I'll replace them with Narnia versions as they become available.)

There was Jeff answering questions last nights, including:




AND I have to mention this bit of coolness, a bunch of TW fans got together and created a fanmade magazine called Neckz N Throats. First Issues is out:

It's set inside a Teen Wolf AU where a werewolf-focused magazine would be available. And it's basically brilliant. (those of you who haven't heard of 'Neckz N Throats', there are also many fics set in this 'verse all based on the concept of an AU with werewolfs mags.) And I love them all.


marguerite_26: (TW- Team Spark Stiles)
Means of Refuge by dedougal
Stiles/Derek | 1.6k | NC-17
Summary: Sometimes, Stiles is a cat. It's a curse until it's a little bit of a blessing.
This is adorable (Stiles turns into a cat, how can that not be adorable?) but it’s also surprisingly super hot. Like… um. Really, way, way hotter than I expected given the adorableness of the premise. No bestiality, in case that’s a squick of yours.

(they say) this should feel something like fire by pr1nc3ssp34ch
Stiles/Derek | 12k | NC-17
Drip. Drop. Drip. Drop. Drip.

"Turn it off." The pack looked up, stunned into silence by the first words they'd heard from him in weeks.

Stiles stood, trembling - his knees weak. He tried to run and collapsed, his bad leg failing him once again. Derek caught him. "Turn it off," he said, his voice unmistakably a growl.

The water continued leaking from the loose faucet, and all Stiles heard was Erica's blood against the concrete. Drip. Drop. Drip. Drop. Drip. Drop. Drip.
This fic is not an easy read. It deals with grief and character death. Erica is killed by the Alpha Pack in front of Stiles after they both suffer through days of torture. The author doesn’t pull any punches on details, but this is a beautiful fic, dealing with post-trauma healing. The fic begins with Stiles' rescue and the focus is him picking up the pieces of his life and his sanity after what he went through. Even if you have to skim the extra gritty bits, it’s really worth the read. Great characterisations all around, and a special shout out for some great Boyd moments.

Rapture, sweet rapture (won't you put your hands on me) by queerly_it_is
Stiles/Derek | 8k | NC-17, incest
Summary: Somewhere in the stringy mesh of his overactive brain cells, Stiles is sure there must be memories of what it was like to not have a totally possessive creeper with a leather fixation for an adopted brother.
Fucking ridiculous hot incest. Just, yeah. That's it. gnhjdfkghjkdfg
marguerite_26: (TW- Team Spark Stiles)
Title: Break out the Folgers
Author: [ profile] marguerite_26
Rating: NC-17
Pairings: Derek/Stiles/Laura
Word Count 1.2k
Content Notes/Warnings: Complete AU (High School), Incest, Felching, Laura alive (obviously)
Summary: Laura and Derek are together a lot; Stiles doesn’t think anyone at Beacon Hills High School hasn’t had a naughty thought about their relationship at least once.

Author Notes: This placed first in Kink Grab bag Challenge at [ profile] mating_games. \o/ Thanks to [ profile] eleadore for the beta of the original entry. And [ profile] xfortytwo for the beta of this extended version after voting closed.

(I'm a little behind on reposting my fics so there may be a few more coming)

OH!!! ETA: Forgot to mention this has a podfic!!! [Podfic] Break Out The Folgers by Jinxy <3 <3 <3
marguerite_26: (A Little Unwell by Ambs)
You in?

Are you watching? Is your mind blown?



(if there is one thing this show has taught me... always go for the pun)

If you are looking for a place to chat about everything, stop by and say hey. Twitter and tumblr are shit for actually having a proper conversation about all this. So if you've got a theory or thought or w/e feel free to make it here and maybe find a like-minded fannibal.


May. 30th, 2013 11:14 am
marguerite_26: (HP VK as Harry)
image by Pottermore, banner by [ profile] phoenixacid

Prompting at this year's [ profile] hd_fan_fair is open!
The Rules | The Books
marguerite_26: (TW- Team Spark Stiles)
This Might Hurt by scoutshonor
Stiles/Derek | 9k | Pg-13
Summary: Back in Beacon Hills, Derek starts to let himself look. At first it’s just a habit, scanning over Stiles like he does Lydia and Allison, checking for injury and anger and discontent. But as the weeks go on, days bleeding into days, he starts to notice what’s happening: Stiles’ face is getting dim again, bland and faraway, not just his expression but his features themselves. Derek remembers him in Yosemite, the distracting curve of his mouth and the warm amber of his eyes, the slope of his neck and the fall of his spine, how he was mesmerizing, sitting drinking coffee in the clear morning light. Now he looks like he’s been wrapped up in a fine layer of gauze, a bad photocopy of himself, blurred at the edges.

Dude, My Heart by DeCaStDe
Stiles/Derek | 5k | NC-17
Summary: Derek chases a mugger, gets a concussion, and makes a total failwolf out of himself. Stiles and his Dad look after him, and Stiles 'takes care' of him.......

five times Derek and Stiles weren't actually boyfriends (and one time they were) by HalfFizzbin
Stiles/Derek | 3k | PG-13
Summary: In which Derek and Stiles are essentially a married couple. Except they're not actually dating.

Last Call by grimm
Stiles/Derek | 6k | NC-17
Summary: He doesn’t come to The Beacon to pick up people. It’s precisely the reason why he doesn’t go anywhere else. People in this neighborhood know him, know he’s not interested in being hit on, which allows him to have a drink in peace. Derek knows he’s good-looking, but the type of people it attracts disgust him. At least other werewolves can smell the unfriendliness on him and stay away, but that doesn’t stop everyone. He went to a gay bar with his coworker Isaac once and it was horrifying.

Road Trips Were Made For Emergency Playlists by mysecretashes
Stiles/Derek; Allison/Scott ; Allison & Stiles friendship| 7k | NC-17
Summary: Stiles and Allison end up at the same college all the way across the country, and every summer they take a road trip back home.
This is their last.

John Hughes Did Not Direct My Life by nascentgalaxies
Stiles/Derek | 50k | NC-17
Summary: Stiles and Derek are childhood friends who drifted apart. When Stiles joins the lacrosse team against his will, the universe (with a little help from Laura and Lydia) chooses to push them back together.

Outlaw For My Love by sullymygoodname
Stiles/Derek | 40k | Pg-13
Summary:The sheriff suspects something going on between Stiles and Derek. Stiles is pretty adamant that that's ridiculous (little does he know that Derek might actually be interested). Meanwhile, there's a new monster in B-Hills, an old friend of the Stilinski family is back in town, and Derek is becoming a responsible adult. No, really.
marguerite_26: (writing smut)
(crossposted from this tumblr post because apparently I have a lot of feelings on this topic).

So, Amazon wants to get its greedy little fingers in the fanfic business, eh?

I have a lot of thoughts on this. Angry thoughts, to be completely honest. I’ll try to limit my use of capslock, but no promises.

I love the lack of capitalism in the creation of fanworks. It’s extremely important to me. We do it for ourselves, for each other. It is a free exchange of ideas and talents, done out of pure love and desire to create. FUCK YOU for trying to take that away from us.

I get it! Corporations just HATE that this huge, popular thing exists and they can’t figure out how to make money off it. So publishing companies scour archives for the next 50 Shades of Grey, trying to find anything that can have the ‘serial numbers’ filed off enough so that it can be resold as an original work.

They want to take something freely available, deny public access to it, then make people pay for the privilege of reading it. Isn’t capitalism beautiful?

I’m not saying that writers wanting to be paid for their work is inherently bad. Of course not! I have bookshelves full of books I paid money for. But people offering up their talents without requiring an exchange of goods in return is something I find truly beautiful. It goes against the grain of society, which teaches us ‘nothing’s ever free.’

Fandom is a small village, sitting around a campfire telling stories to each other. Anyone can sit and listen, anyone can contribute. You don’t need to pay to sit and listen – what a horrible shame it would be if someone built a fence, controlled the gate, held out their hand and denied you entry to the campfire if you didn’t have the cash in your pocket.

That is not what fanfic is about. It’s beautiful as is. Let’s not ever forget that.

ETA: THE DEVIL IS IN THE DETAILS: A look at the red flags of Kindle World


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