A fanfiction website that is about 9000x better than ff.net could ever wish to be, despite the fact that it's still in beta.
Guy 1: Hey dude I just signed up for Archive of Our Own
Guy 2: Dude, same! I posted my first fic yesterday! It's already got like 20 kudos!
Guy 1: DUDE!
by PeopleLiveHere July 26, 2014
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Quick explanation: fan fiction is a story based on a fictional/nonfiction world that deviates from the actual timeline and produces an alternate story. For example, if Naruto characters were in the modern world.

Archive of Our Own is a beta nonprofit website that distributes free fan fiction anyone can write with no advertisements at all. However, the process to write a fan fiction on said website is tedious, as the writing quality of these stories could sometimes rival Harry Potter, bringing up competition. Archive is commonly abbreviated to ao3. This website is commonly known as the holy grail of fan fiction, where the elite stories belong due to the sheer dedication people get, the growing support (albeit anonymous), and its intricate ‘tags’ sorting system. For example, take two people, Bakugou and Midoriya. If you want to see a fan fiction with a relationship between the two, you go to their fandom (Boku no Hero), select Relationships, then Midoriya Izuku/Bakugou Katsuki. This fan fiction may or may not have 5000 kudos (likes).

Other fan fiction websites that are notable for being significantly lower tier than Archive are fanfiction.net (ff.net) and Wattpad (wattpad.com).

In short, Archive of Our Own is the best fanfiction website and you cannot change my mind.
Wait, you read fanfiction?

Yeah, but only on ao3. Wattpad is lwk trash.

You’re not wrong. I mean Archive of Our Own is the best fan fiction website out there.
by gartssf October 11, 2020
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Archive of Our Own(AO3 for short) is a non-profit fanfic website that is pro libertarian and upholds the value of free speech. Founded in 2009, the website sees over 10 million visitors daily.

Unlike Fanfiction.Net, AO3 upholds the value of free speech by allowing stuff that wouldn't be allowed on other websites.
Archive of Our Own is the best website ever
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The best fanfiction website to ever exist.

Yes, it’s better than ff.net and wattpad
Person 1: what’s you favorite fan fiction website?
Person 2: archive of our own

Person 1: SAME
by snxpe394 January 19, 2020
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