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Fan Fiction

Fan fiction is writing based on existing popular cultural media, such as books, movies, television shows, and video games. For example, fans may compose fan fiction narratives, also known as fanfics, using the characters or setting from a popular television series or video game, or they may extend the plotline of a favorite book or movie by writing a prequel or sequel. Fan fiction of various types has existed for centuries, but the advent of digital technologies has made the practice of fan fiction writing much more prevalent, especially among young people. Because fans are passionate about the subject matter of fan fiction, there is often a great deal of attention paid to the practice of writing and reviewing these texts in online communities. The ...

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