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Stories written by fans of a certain TV show, cartoon, anime, book, or movie using existing plots, characters, or ideas from the series but then continuing the story, adding new characters, changing the ending, or changing the plot.
Most are written by an obsessed fan who invents a character that's supposed to be like him/her, only 10 times prettier, smarter, and stronger who falls in love with whoever the fan has a crush on. Many of them have poor grammar, thin plots, and bad spelling. But there are a few with original ideas, great storylines, and interesting fancharacters writeen by creative writters. These ones are worth reading.
Most fanfiction is found only at fansites of the series or a general site for all types of fanfiction.
Obsessed Fan: I love Inuyasha sooooo much! *squeee* I'll write a fanfic of a super cool and powerful demon cat girl (that's basically me, only a 100 times better) that comes and takes Inuyasha from that evil bitch Kagome who doesn't deserve him (but I do cause I'm super cool)

Creative Writer: That anime show was so interesting and had some neat ideas, but I have a great, original idea: what if it went like this.... I think I'll write my own fanfiction about it.
by Marisa08 November 29, 2006
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1. A fan's way of letting a story they love continue on by creating a new story in the same world.

2. A fan's way of saving their favorite characters, fixing thing's they don't like in the plot, and pairing up characters that have nothing in common, were never supposed to be together, and have zero chemistry.

3. Your English teacher's worst nightmare.
You: Hey, I just wrote a fanfiction that continues on Harry Potter's life after Hogwarts.
Friend 1: Awesome! I wrote a fanfic where Darth Vader turned out to be a good guy!
Friend 2: I wrote a fanfiction where Katniss and Peeta weren't in the Hunger Games.
Your worst enemy: I wrote a fanfic where Edward fell in love with Jacob.
Worst enemy's English teacher: DETENTION!
by SuperSnuffles13 January 31, 2011
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1. Put bluntly, fiction by the fans. Created by fans of any particular fandom, 50% of fanfiction is crap, 24% is non-crappy smut, 25% fits into the category of crap and smut, and the remaining 1% is some pretty good stuff.
2. Something English teachers don't like.
1. Trying to find a non-crap, non-smut fanfiction is a little like trying to mine for gold.
2. My friend's Star Wars fanfiction got an F in English class simply because it was fanfiction.
by ~souba~ November 18, 2005
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1. Noun; nouns coming before it often act as adjective ("Warhammer 40,000 Fanfiction"). A story based within a pre-existing world, which may or may not include canonical (canon) characters as major or minor actors. Usually also includes non-canon characters, commonly referred to as OCs among the community. Though technically canon characters are also OCs, stories that focus majorly or entirely around OCs are considered 'OC fiction', or 'OC stories.' Many OC stories allow readers to submit their own characters to the story, though it's wise to do some research before hand to avoid having your character butchered.

There are many fanfiction writers out there who do genuinely amazing work with fanfiction, especially with stories which involve no canon characters. It's very difficult to butcher a canon character's personality if they're not present, and it's fairly easy to remain true to lore in most cases.

Unfortunately, there's also a lot of horny idiots who write fanfiction so that they can see their favourite characters having sex, even if there is no way this would ever happen in the source material ever. There's also a fair amount of fics that turn otherwise well-rounded characters into complete Mary Sues (see the fanfiction written for Homestuck's Vriska--actually, don't; I don't want to responsible for making anyone cry), or which completely ignore established canon in favour of headcanon.
1. Fanfiction.net is full of both excellent and terrible fanfiction.
1. I was about to read the Homestuck fanfiction, but then I saw the words "All Vriska ever wanted was to have friends" and threw my computer out the window.

1. I submitted my carefully thought-out, asexual, sociopathic serial-killer OC to an OC story. Three chapters later, she was rescuing babies from wells and kissing random girls, and I was contemplating suicide again.
2. The close-minded asshole refused to even contemplate reading fanfiction, because he thought the above examples were all there is in fanfiction.
by Snowskeeper April 04, 2013
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a story that is written using characters from different stories that have been previously written, such as Harry Potter, or a manga/anime, such as Naruto or Inuyasha, that may involve self-inserts or OC (original characters).
Hey, are you still writing that story about that series with your characters?" "You mean my fanfiction?" "YEAH! That thing!
by RebelAshRunner November 19, 2010
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A story written by fans about a particular TV show, movie, PS2 game, etc.
An Aurikku fanfiction by _____.
by nyte_katana November 29, 2004
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Where the fandom often pretends that the writers got it wrong.
Irene: "I wrote some fanfiction where Fred Weasley survived the Battle of Hogwarts and he and George move their shop to Hogsmeade."
Benita: "That's not what happened in the books."
Irene: "Er, yeah. That is why it is FANFICTION."
Benita: "Oh, right."
by Rina Lam October 11, 2011
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