"I adore the way fan fiction writers engage with and critique source texts, but manipulating them and breaking their rules. Some of it is straight-up homage, but a lot of [fan fiction] is really aggressive towards the source text. One tends to think of it as written by total fanboys and fangirls as a kind of worshipful act, but a lot of times you’ll read these stories and it’ll be like ‘What if Star Trek had an openly gay character on the bridge?’ And of course the point is that they don’t, and they wouldn’t, because they don’t have the balls, or they are beholden to their advertisers, or whatever. There’s a powerful critique, almost punk-like anger, being expressed there—which I find fascinating and interesting and cool."
DO YOU WANT A DRABBLE
i’m bored, and i need to write something other than rp tags. i do bandom and game of thrones/asoiaf but i might be persuaded to do doctor who and other things. DROP SOMETHING. LET’S GO.
now accepting fanfiction prompts!
here in the dark, dark forest this is the thing he has wrought. This body of mismatched limbs and sunken eyes, graveyard mud clinging to the crevices of blood-stained skin. What holds it together, keeps those tenuous limbs from falling back to the earth where it belongs? There is a hand, whittled down to the thinness of a stillborn babe’s, white like bleached bones. Sometimes, that hand comes out, curls against the jagged red line that curls into a mockery of smile across his throat. The breath that wheezes carries the sound of rattling bones.
“He cannot speak,” Theon is told, “but he remembers.”