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defyalllogic
06-10-2011, 05:58 PM
Not your work. YOU.

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cray
06-10-2011, 06:00 PM
i feel confident that there are a number of battery fanfics being written at this very second.

the only thing you can do is fry them with onions and eat them for breakfast.

Arcturus
06-10-2011, 06:00 PM
Not your work. YOU.

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Arcturus
06-10-2011, 06:01 PM
i feel confident that there are a number of battery fanfics being written at this very second.

the only thing you can do is fry them with onions and eat them for breakfast.


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Parametric
06-10-2011, 06:17 PM
I'm a fan of fanfiction in general, but RPF (real person fiction) is the exception. I'm weirded out by all the websites devoted to detailed sexual fantasies about real people. I'm not saying it should be illegal, it just seems creepy.

shadowwalker
06-10-2011, 06:28 PM
I'm a fan of fanfiction in general, but RPF (real person fiction) is the exception. I'm weirded out by all the websites devoted to detailed sexual fantasies about real people. I'm not saying it should be illegal, it just seems creepy.

Ditto. I have a directory listing of a fandom's ff but I specifically do not include RPFs. And if I were the subject of such ff, you bet your life I'd do everything possible to put a stop to it. Real people are not storylines for other people's fantasies - at least not published ones.

defyalllogic
06-10-2011, 06:54 PM
oh wow, I didn't know it was so real/common that there was a term for it... I feel like maybe someone would prepare you for that if your TV show or band started to get popular. But if you're a substitute teacher...

areteus
06-10-2011, 07:02 PM
oh wow, I didn't know it was so real/common that there was a term for it... I feel like maybe someone would prepare you for that if your TV show or band started to get popular. But if you're a substitute teacher...

Hang on (looks paranoid) what have you heard about substitute teacher fic? Are you saying there is a whole load of fic out there with me in it? Tell me!!!!!! :)

Leukman
06-10-2011, 07:04 PM
i feel confident that there are a number of battery fanfics being written at this very second.


Pfft.

Those are called DIRECTIONS.











Yanno, pip down...pip up...

whacko
06-10-2011, 07:39 PM
I'd take out a super-injunction so that nobody knew I was writing it!

Anninyn
06-10-2011, 07:48 PM
I would be somewhat creeped out.
I would be flattered- if confused- if it was about my work, but about me? Urrrrrgghhhhhh....

Wicked
06-10-2011, 07:51 PM
Not your work. YOU.

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An online friend from another forum did that to me once. And it was a fantasy bodice-ripper spoof, no less.

I was somewhere between flattered, amused, and mortified.

No idea how I would react if it was done by someone I didn't know.

Maryn
06-10-2011, 10:21 PM
I doubt if I'm the only person at AW who's written real-person fiction. I was part of an online writing group which chose it as a theme. We did not, however, make the results public, only shared them among ourselves. There was no chance that the real person would ever know these stories existed. (Most were curiously similar, and fairly gag-me with over-the-top romance.)

I imagine, though, that with the internet, celebrities in both the arts and sports just have to get used to fans' sexual fantasies going public. It's part of the 'joys' of a high-profile career, more than offset by the obscene payscale. Live with it, Orlando Bloom.

Maryn, who did not write about Orlando

defyalllogic
06-10-2011, 10:37 PM
is it weird that I don't consider celebrities real people? they're more like personas or representations to me.

I'd find it far more normal to see fan fic about Jensen Ackles than about my friend Mike.

Anninyn
06-10-2011, 10:48 PM
is it weird that I don't consider celebrities real people? they're more like personas or representations to me.

I'd find it far more normal to see fan fic about Jensen Ackles than about my friend Mike.
But Jensen Ackles probably wouldn;t.

I dunno, I think it's normal for famous and attractive people to turn up in our own, private fantasies (Johnny Depp, Alexander Skarsgard, Christina Hendricks, Lake of delicious, health-improving, calorie free chocolate) but to write fanfiction about what they are doing/their sex life seems... unhealthily invested to my mind.

AlexPiper
06-10-2011, 11:08 PM
I'm a fan of fanfiction in general, but RPF (real person fiction) is the exception. I'm weirded out by all the websites devoted to detailed sexual fantasies about real people. I'm not saying it should be illegal, it just seems creepy.
One local writer who's provided some mentoring and advice to me dislikes fanfic -- vehemently -- because her first experience with it was someone who snail-mailed her a story wherein one of her characters beat and raped his true love. So she comes home one day, finds this package on her doorstep... and yah, that's what's inside.

She found it creepy and unsettling -- as well as just plain out-of-character -- and it colored her entire perception of fan fiction.

I think for authors who feel that every one of their characters is, in some way, an aspect of them (since they've had to write them all), fanfic -- especially sexually-charged fanfic -- can seem really creepy (or verging on violation) for precisely the reasons that you're saying RPF is creepy.

fourlittlebees
06-10-2011, 11:11 PM
RPF crosses a line. Period.

defyalllogic
06-10-2011, 11:31 PM
But Jensen Ackles probably wouldn;t.




Come to think of it... (Highlight text below - Supernatural Spoiler)
There's an episode where they discover books about their life then discover fan fic about the characters in the books (thus fan fic about them)

TerraAnn
06-11-2011, 06:06 AM
I'd be creeped out but also feel a little flattered and I'd probably have to read it just to see what it was about.

Guardian
06-11-2011, 06:10 AM
Depends on what they have me doing in the fic. :D

Caitlin Black
06-11-2011, 08:59 AM
It would bother me a whole lot.

I wouldn't seek legal action - I think that would give the writer satisfaction.

Wayne K
06-11-2011, 02:03 PM
I would write one about them. It could get ugly, it could be beautiful, depending on which way they want to go

gan_naire
06-14-2011, 07:57 PM
I've found a lot of that on LiveJournal, honestly, if I found someone doing that to me, I'd join the forum and see if I could out write them.

Then if I found someone that could out creep me, I'd ask if they wanted to write my memoirs.

bettielee
06-14-2011, 08:58 PM
it might depend on who the rule 34 was about....

areteus
06-14-2011, 10:34 PM
Not had it happen to me in this way (i.e. it being me specifically) but a friend of mine did make me an army officer in a Starship Troopers comic. He used the names of everyone he knew, most of them died in various icky ways (I survived, I was one of the presiding officers in the Court Martial, my wife was the other - under her maiden name). Well, you have to get a source of names from somewhere and why not make your friends feel special :)

Fan fic... I've never got on with it. Not because of what I have seen (it being generally either terribly written or involve really unlikely sex between characters in a really fanboy way) but rather because of the general concept of plaguarism. Ok, if you don't profit fair enough, though you are edging on the edges of fair use there. But that is an aside and irrelevant to this discussion (I may start another thread, unless someone wants to do it for me :) ).

aadams73
06-15-2011, 01:46 AM
If anyone writes fanfic about me, please, please, please could you make me a little taller? Let's say, five-three and a quarter. I'd feel THAT much more confident with an extra quarter inch.

Mr Flibble
06-15-2011, 01:50 AM
You're taller than me already!

So, this person writing the fanfic. Do they make me look hot/are they hot? Cos that's going to change my answer.

LongLostStranger
06-15-2011, 02:09 AM
Newbie question. Um... what is Rule 34?

aadams73
06-15-2011, 02:16 AM
You're taller than me already!


Come stand next to me so we can be short together. :D


Newbie question. Um... what is Rule 34?

My Google-fu says:

"If it exists, there is porn of it." (http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Rule%2034)


(http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Rule%2034)

fourlittlebees
06-15-2011, 02:23 AM
My Google-fu says:

"If it exists, there is porn of it." (http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Rule%2034)




And WHATEVER you do, NEVER, EVER Google Rule 34 and Mythbusters. I'm still in therapy.

LongLostStranger
06-15-2011, 03:11 AM
Thank you.

defyalllogic
06-15-2011, 04:11 AM
You're taller than me already!

So, this person writing the fanfic. Do they make me look hot/are they hot? Cos that's going to change my answer.

Short people unite! Maybe even stackable unity...

uh oh... aadams/idiots/logic stackable fic in the making...

Anna L.
06-15-2011, 04:20 AM
I'd start a ship war of course! I'd go undercover as a rabid fan of another pairing than that featured in the story (even if they're writing me x my bf).

Wayne K
06-15-2011, 04:24 AM
Why isn't "Kick their ass" an option?

defyalllogic
06-15-2011, 07:48 AM
I think that falls under "another option".

As would writing about them/their spouse/their boss/ their pets then mailing it to them with the title "turnabout is fair play"

Wayne K
06-15-2011, 07:54 AM
So, I guess "Bust a cap in their ass" would fall under as well

BenPanced
06-15-2011, 10:42 AM
Why isn't "Kick their ass" an option?


I think that falls under "another option".
Before or after "taking a six-hour shower with a box of Brillo Pads"?

Morwen Edhelwen
02-05-2012, 06:37 AM
it depends on how they wrote about me.

AJ Valliant
02-14-2012, 07:13 AM
I had client write a song about me once. It was oddly gratifying if a tad alarming past the second verse.I'm genially narcissistic for the most part, so I'd likely just take it as my due and go about my day.

thothguard51
02-14-2012, 07:34 AM
I'm a sixty year old man, what the hell could they write about me that I wouldn't laugh at...

John R. Gambit
02-15-2012, 10:19 AM
Not your work. YOU.

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Oh, damn. Not my work? In that case I'd still secretly read it while being frightened.