This line here is the reason I get so annoyed when people act like Peter wasn’t their friend, when they portray him to be this annoying little tag-along, like he wasn’t a proper marauder.
Sirius would have died for Peter.
It’s what makes Peter’s betrayal so damning, the fact that they all would have died for him. They would have died rather then betray their friend.
Literally there’s NO POINT in peter’s storyline AT ALL if people pretend for a second that he wasn’t a marauder, or that the others didn’t love him as much as they did each other.
|Do you think fanfiction restricts creative freedom and growth? Would it be more rewarding to write original fiction than spend hours fostering growth in characters and worlds that are not your own?|
No. I think fanfiction allows people to grow as writers. It’s hard to come up with 3D characters and your own setting, and it’s a real pain in the ass to figure out everyone’s backstory, the history of the story, character arcs, etc. Fanfiction takes all the variables out of your hands other than the plot. In effect, it’s literature’s sandbox mode. I learn how to draw best by tracing drawings or pictures. After I trace for a day or two, I start on my original creations and don’t market the traces as my own. I don’t see any difference between that and writing fanfiction.
I never wrote fanfiction because the thought of abiding by someone else’s rules/characters/world annoyed the hell out of me. I started with original worlds - or I thought I did. In reality, my first works were like crossovers between my favorite books, TV shows, and movies. And I think a lot of authors start that way: imitating works they admire and branching out to do their own thing. Fanfiction authors just do this with imitation in mind and they’re brave enough to publish it. (There’s no way I would let my god-awful grammar and attempts at storytelling see the light, even when it started to resemble average.)
There are people who don’t write their own fiction and prefer to focus on fanfiction. That’s OK, too. It’s just another vehicle for fans to express their emotions about the work - even if it is how the MC should get together with the suspiciously author-like OC, or smutty PWP. Fanfiction, I think, adds to the fandom in the same way fan art does. Besides, we aren’t all artists.
(Just don’t try to make money off of it because that’s really illegal and I would have a problem if you tried to cheat creators of their work.)
Sophie Turner, in response to Sansa hate (x)
Katherine Henson (via webreakthenwebuild)
Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre (via mikidora)
trying to write essays
what does this mean
have u ever written an essay