A formerly brillant site which has now spiralled into a sad pile of crappy Mary-Sues, pointless, restrictive rules, and endless server problems. Nevertheless, it still seems to have a monopoly on about 99% of fanfic writers on the Internet, though you have to trawl through a heap of Sueage to get to anything decent.
Fanfiction.net annoyingly bans, among other things: stories in script-form, stories in second-person (or "you-fics"), fics involving real people, and anything they deem "interactive", up to and including responding to readers' questions. As a member of the PPC once declared of scriptform: "If it was good enough for Shakespeare, it's good enough for fanfiction."
It also doesn't support many punctuation marks, such as *, <, >, , , and /, despite several of these being vital to certain fandoms, for example as the <> "thought-speech" speech marks in the Animorphs fandom. It also removes any links or email addresses in stories.
The site furthers its bad reputation by randomly banning a lot of really good stories for absolutely no reason. Its reporting system also doesn't seem to be regulated, as it can and has happened that one person has reported another's story because of a grudge rather than the story having anything wrong with it, resulting in the story's unfair deletion.
Fanfiction.net is popularly known as "the Pit of Voles", or just the Pit. Have you ever heard the saying that a thousand monkeys working at a thousand typewriters would eventually produce the works of Shakespeare? Well, if that's true, then common wisdom is that whatever's writing the stories on ff.net can't be monkeys.
"I went on fanfiction.net and they'd deleted 'Harry Potter and the Battle of Wills'!"
"No! But it's at a really good bit!"
An enormous site - stigmatized by poor administration and bad decision-making on the part of rules - housing a broad (but not broad enough) range of fanfiction, ranging from the wonderful to the mediocre to the awful.
Considerably less impressive now due to restrictive rules placed on the types of entries allowed in recent years.
Motto: "Unleash your imagination and free your soul." No longer applicable.
I kinda used to love Fanfiction.net, but ever since the owners started to discriminate against certain kinds of stories and ban them, I've kinda thought maybe they should just call it Fanfiction.nazi
A website; a multi-multi-fandom archive for fanfic of all fandoms, pairings, ratings*, and genres. Fiction quality ranges from poor to excellent, by authors of all levels of experience and talent. Fanfiction.net used to house original fiction as well, before spawning FictionPress, where all previously submitted original fic is now stored.
* FanFiction.net caused a controversy a while back after banning all fanfic rated above R (NC-17). A number of fans boycotted the site after losing their fiction, and several others simply began assigning an R rating to graphic fic.
"Sure, I'm archived at fanfiction.net, under the name 'She Staggers Onward, Rejoicing.'"
A formerly great site, which hosted a wide amount of stories over a broad choice of categories. As of popular opinion, it is currently a shit pile. It has lazy administration, random deletion of awesome stories and leaves the shit ones behind. Does not fulfil it's motto; 'Unleash your imagination and free your soul'.
Guy 1: Hahaha, check this really funny story on FF.net.
Guy 2: Dude, it got deleted.
Guy 1: You serious? Ok, what about this awesome one?
Guy 2: Nope, sorry.
Guy 1: Well... what about that Super Dragon Ball Z With LOTR story?
Guy 2: Uh, yeh...
A site hosting fanfiction where 99% of them sucks like shit and 0.75% are so-so and the other 0.25% are actually good.Also suffers from the mystery of fanfictions getting deleted suddenly without reason.
I m bored so I am going to fanfiction.net and spend hours reading lame stories is that okay?
One of the best website to read fanfiction. It used to be MUCH, MUCH better than it is today, but there was a number of unexplained or stupid decisions.
Decisions such as reinventing the search system when it was already good. Now you'll be lucky if any search you make with more than one word come up with accurate results. Other decisions include taking away NC-17 rating, banning stories about real life people, and banning stories that doesn't fit a certain format. What's the point of "unleashing your imagination" if your imagination is restricted?
Also, there are a number of website problems there. The usual and least believable explanation is something along the lines of "server upgrade".
Despite this, people don't have much choice because FF.Net still has the most stories and the best interface.
Guy browsing FF.Net: Hmm, what? No more NC-17 stories because kids are reading it? JESUS CHRIST! So R-rated stories are BETTER?!
A website that aspiring writers can use to express their ideas of what can happen in TV shows, movies, books, plays, etc. Unfortunately, about 95% of the website's content is teenage hormone driven porn.
Don't me wrong, I read/write for Fanfiction.net quite often, and if you're patient, you WILL find something good and worth reading. You'll just have to dig through a lot of garbage first.
Fanfiction.net also has a sibling website, Fiction Press, which is for original content.
Often abbreviated as 'Fanfiction' or 'Fanfic'
"You should check out my new story on Fanfiction.net!"
"Check this out! After an hour of browsing on Fanfic, I found a story that's actually really good!"