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I Am a Fanfiction Addict

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    momopixpie momopixpie 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 2

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    Circling The Drain

    At 26 I feel like I've gained something like perspective or at least the ability to perceive that the last 13 years of my life have not entirely belonged to me. I started reading fanfiction between twelve and thirteen years old. I read the stories posted by others in this group...
    eriivaa eriivaa 26-30, F 6 Responses Jun 25, 2012

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    It has ruined my life.

    Literally. All I want to do is read fan fiction... I mean I do other things but its the main thing I do, and I don't just read... On no I also write and I even draw fan art :P
    cutekittygirl98 cutekittygirl98 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 7

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    If I dont have a new book at hand,

    I eventually en up reading fanfics... Like novels, and the such, fanfics are meticulous works of art that are made out of one's strong feelings for a certain fandom/ comic/ show/ movie/ genre. Its basically a mashup of the canon and the individual fan-imagination... I like...
    RandomMuchAni RandomMuchAni 18-21, F Jan 7

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    NerdNotGeek NerdNotGeek 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 11

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    Mayleehawkeye Mayleehawkeye 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    Especially Harry Potter fanfiction-

    once I find a good author I can't stop :p
    melina026 melina026 13-15, F Jun 23

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    it's my guilty pleasure.

    there are actually some better fan fictions out there than actual published books, In my opinion at least.
    katnisseverdeen722 katnisseverdeen722 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 15

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    i have written 2 fanfictions,

    and read them since i was in 6th grade. mostly one direction, 5sos, and all time low.
    intoxicatingxmuke intoxicatingxmuke 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 28

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    I am a fanfiction addict.

    I am 23 years old, and have been reading fanfiction for at least ten years. I remember my first fanfiction: I was searching for comparisons for the difference between my favorite anime's japanese counter part and the dubbed version. there was one particular site i was visiting...
    reundergod reundergod 22-25 1 Response Jan 24

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    How Fanfiction Changed My Life

    It was a year after finishing highschool. I had dropped out of university for thye second year in a row. I didn't know what to do wiyh my life, I didn't know who I was. I was lonely. I only ever saw my boyfriend and my boyfriend's friends, but I had stopped seeing mine. It was a...
    seawatcher seawatcher 22-25 4 Responses Feb 20, 2009

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    I remember one time in high school it was exam

    week and I was lying in bed on my iPhone. I was on fanfic.net and I found this story so naturally I was like "oh cool I'll read one chapter and then go to sleep since I have exams tomorrow". But NO. The story was so well written and engrossing I continued to read without regard...
    Ezria96 Ezria96 18-21, F 4 Responses Oct 25

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    So Long

    I've been reading fanfiction for 10 years now and now that I Ebook it's followed me every where. It's always been an escape for me, and is certainly an addiction, but one I would not give up for the world. I'm incredibly picky though, about the quality of the story and about the...
    TypeZero TypeZero 22-25, F Aug 26, 2013

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    I can't stop reading fanfiction.

    It started with Harry Potter in 8th grade. I fell in love with the books and my older sister introduced me to fanfiction. I read hours and hours of fanfiction. I was more anxious and nervous after reading fanfiction. It turned me into someone I didn't like. Fast forward to...
    RootBeerGirl RootBeerGirl 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 7

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    I became addicted to reading fanfiction a

    couple years ago and cannot seem to find a desire strong enough to stop. I had a really hard time throughout middle and high school, I was seriously depressed and had a hard time participating in reality. I would wake up early to watch clips of my favorite tv programs or movies...
    pipeandbook pipeandbook 18-21, F Feb 10

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    I just adore fanfiction.

    Mostly certain type of characters/books/authors about..what can i say...slave of habit...
    dernhelmyu dernhelmyu 36-40, M Mar 30

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    It all started with a post on Tumblr

    and snowballed from there. It is so fascinating to read about your favorite characters in au's. I follow some really amazing writers but still get a kick out of the really awful ones!
    Nuovinzi Nuovinzi 41-45, F Mar 29

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    Addicted

    Okay it started in high school, i discovered FF and i started writing a few of my own. Mainly harry potter. I mostly read now, the problem is i can spend my whole holiday reading them! I cant give up! :(
    lsy13 lsy13 18-21, F 4 Responses Jun 26, 2013

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    I'm such an addict I googled 'Addicted to

    Fanfiction'. I should be doing exciting stuff like the other people in uni but I can't seem to pull myself away from the whole new universe fanfics provide me. I should be writing my essay right now, but instead I'm reading a merthur fic. I know I should stop and focus on other...
    batmanpwnsyou batmanpwnsyou 18-21, F Jan 14

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    I Like EXO Fanfiction

    I ship Tao and Kris of EXO, Sehun and Luhan, Sehun and Kai, Kai and Kyungsoo Chanyeol and Baekhyun. I started reading Romantic,FunnyYaoi, Angst and **** Fanfictions because of them. For the sembreak, I got to read 40 fanfictions for my past time and I felt so happy for being...
    huangzichen huangzichen 18-21, F Nov 11, 2013

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    Why I Have No Life, And Never Will

    I have no life. And at the rate I'm going, I never will. All of this is thanks to the addicting phenomenon we know and love.... FANFICTION. I guess it started when my friend made me read the Twilight books, and I thought them awful. She then introduced me to fanfiction, and I...
    HPfanficaddict HPfanficaddict 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 28, 2013

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    Detection Is As Much Of A Problem Here As Anywhere

    It took me a long time to even recognise that I had a problem. I pride myself on my self-awareness, and yet I've been systematically lying to myself for almost eight years. I didn't think I was an addict until I looked back at the last eight years of my life...
    mig21 mig21 22-25, F 4 Responses Jan 14, 2010

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    I started reading Fanfiction

    when I was in the 6th grade. Progressively, as the years went on, it has consumed more and more of my life. I stay up until 2 or 3 in the morning to do homework because I just have to read one more chapter or one more story. I don't read as many actual books any more because I'm...
    AntisocialWolf AntisocialWolf 18-21, F Sep 15

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    It's Not Even Funny

    I'm seriously addicted. It used to be worse, but it's still bad. Only just today did I delete the hundreds of links I had saved for stories to read. I truly had almost 700 stories lined up. I waste my time, I waste my thoughts, I waste my energy, and I can't seem to make myself...
    DramioneLurver DramioneLurver 18-21 6 Responses Aug 10, 2009

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    I Really, Really Need To Stop

    Ugh, I almost can't even remember when it started. Wait, check that, I DO remember; I just don't want to. I was a 2nd year in college, when I was doing a search for who-knows-what and stumbled across a fanfiction story. It was either in Charmed or Harry Potter -- I can't even...
    NarWaNour NarWaNour 22-25, F 4 Responses Feb 17, 2013

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    Harry Potter- A Hermione Granger/ Severus Snape Fan Fiction

    Disclaimer : Many Of The Characters Including Severus Snape and Hermione Granger obviously DO NOT belong to me. Everything Harry Potter Related belongs to JK Rowling. I only get to build on the foundations that have already been set. There is no intention of copyright...
    DarkenedAngel DarkenedAngel 22-25, F 7 Responses Oct 26, 2011

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    Girl Who Keeps Going Back To Fanfiction. :(

    I seriously feel like I keep coming back to fanfiction, even though I continuously promise myself, "This will be my last time", I always end up succumbing to my inner temptation. Really it's like instant gratification. It's like I keep expecting to find something in fanfiction...
    rosepetalsgirl rosepetalsgirl 18-21, F 7 Responses Apr 2, 2013

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    I really am addicted,

    and I can't stop reading slash. I want to, though. The most I've ever gone without it in the past four years is one month, and by that time all I can think about is reading fanfiction again. This has distracted me from enjoying otherwise great vacations. Even when I can't find...
    ttabls ttabls 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    It started when I stumbled across a Lab Rats

    fanfic and since then I can't stop reading and writing them! Most of my free time is spent on them. It has me thinking about it almost every minute of my life! I try to stop but it is really hard. But heey,I like it and it's not even hurting me really,besides the fact that I...
    wolfbloodgirl13 wolfbloodgirl13 13-15 1 Response Apr 12

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    emmmmy emmmmy 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 23

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    Good evening! I just joined

    because I recently have become more determined to overcome my addiction to fanfiction and this website came up in Google when I was looking for support. I will most likely write about my specific experience at a different time in the not-too-distant future but what I am...
    RainydayReading RainydayReading 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 15

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    Obsessed

    I am 28 years old. I have been reading fanfiction since the eight grade. It was started with ff.net, and from there it went down hill. I have skipped classes (while on campus), just to sit in the library reading fanfiction. I am now married with two children and still find myself...
    Obsessed84 Obsessed84 26-30 5 Responses Aug 22, 2012

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    I failed my driving test a few days ago

    and to not think about how disappointed I was, I just started reading fanfiction while waiting to schedule my next test.
    LunaSolTierra LunaSolTierra 31-35, F 4 days ago

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    It Helps Me Escape Reality

    Fanfiction.net is the sole thing that I simply can not live without. My addiction to Fanfiction has become so severe that I do not go out with my friends to read stories all day and night. I now have a difficult time relating to people and wanting to be around people in general...
    angstismyreligion angstismyreligion 13-15, F 3 Responses Aug 22, 2012

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    Addicted To Slash Fanfiction

    I am a recovering slash fanfiction addict. I have been struggling with this for eight years, and it is a very real affliction. For years I have asked myself what the draw is—why am I so compelled? I have an obsessive nature, yes, but I’ve always been heterosexual. Part of it...
    JayNovz JayNovz 22-25 2 Responses Dec 9, 2012

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    Escape

    For me, Fanfiction was an escape. An escape from friends, from family, but especially from school. I had been having a lot of trouble keeping up with assignments, and was barely passing with a B in most classes. Though that sounds good for a lot of people, it wasn't for me, my...
    InsanelySirius InsanelySirius 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 15, 2011

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    When I first began reading fanfiction,

    I thought of it as a hobby, reading for around thirty minutes to an hour a day. But then, one hour turned into to. And then three. That was around one year ago? (I have lost track) and now I spend almost all of my time reading fanfiction. Honestly, I feel as if my obsession is...
    ChespinsHat ChespinsHat 18-21, M Mar 21

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    I'm An Adult Addict..

    Fanfic addiction isn't just for teenagers. I was actually surprised to find that some of the writers that I read were a few years older than me. I'm 42, and writer-addict is in her 50s. Fanfiction can be addictive for anyone. It's not just teenagers who get "sucked in" writing...
    stitchingirl stitchingirl 41-45, F 4 Responses Mar 19, 2012

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    I love fan fiction...

    It keeps me going. Though I am young for how I speak. (Not disclosing age) I love how writing works. The fan fiction helps me thrive. Keep me away from my demons.... I'm bullied, depressed... but I am no Ana. I am no cutter. I write fan fiction keeping me out of my own little...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 21

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    FAA...

    Fanfics Addicts Anonymous. Seriously, writing (and reading) fanfictions is a big part of my day! I'm always on fanfiction.net. In fact, I'm probably on it too much! I'm writing fanfictions for X-Men, Four Brothers, Harry Potter (present and past), Star Wars, Supernatural...
    SydneyBristow47 SydneyBristow47 16-18, F 3 Responses Mar 24, 2008

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    I have been reading fanfiction

    for as long as i can remember. I believe the first fanfic that I read was a Yu-Gi-Oh fanfic and ever since then I can't go one day without going on that website. But maybe that;s because I have been addicted to Yu-Gi-Oh since I was like 10 and I loved how all the characters on...
    JaimeJackson JaimeJackson 18-21 Apr 7

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    I love reading fanfiction,

    they are my escape when I'm overwhelmed or feeling sad.
    LunaSolTierra LunaSolTierra 31-35, F 2 Responses Dec 4

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    I am 14 and I have been reading fanfictions

    for about three years. My addiction didnt get bad until this year or the end of last year. I read fanfiction everyday almost all day, its all I do. It really takes up a lot of my time and I almost never do my homework. There was a time when I couldnt access my favorite...
    ExoKimmy12 ExoKimmy12 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 23

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    Ruining My Life

    I've been addicted to fanfiction for around 5 almost 6 years now and I've realized that I have to stop.I have no social life,no job,and no experiences other than the ones I make up with fictional characters in my head.I started reading fanfiction when i was around 11 years old...
    Driva Driva 16-17 2 Responses Apr 21, 2012

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    Im thinking of writing fanfics.

    I read a lot of Hetalia fics (and sometimes Sonic fics when Im terribly bored, even though I hate sonic), and someday when I have the guts I will post the fica Ive been writing to deviantart or wattpad. My best friend is a fic writer and shes pretty famous for it, so I might...
    SkipperTheDragon SkipperTheDragon 18-21, F Nov 9

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    I love fanfiction so much,

    I made an account and I'm working on a few stories, though I'm having a problem with my writing, but I won't give up.
    JohnBobMac JohnBobMac 16-17, T 2 Responses Aug 14

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    Do you like Fanfiction?

    If so whats your favorite? If not why?
    ClockworkTimesUp ClockworkTimesUp 13-15, F 5 Responses Jul 18

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    I wrote so many yaoi fanfiction that I literally got kicked out of fanfiction.net. Lol Maid sama, dragon ball z, naruto. So many! And I'm not ashamed either! I'm actually proud of...
    Tearsinmycheek Tearsinmycheek 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 28

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    My fanfiction username is Erik9393. Check out my stories, and leave a review if you like.
    Erik9393 Erik9393 18-21, M Nov 29

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    I love writing in general but the past month or two I have not missed one episode of American Horror Story: Freak Show! I know, the obsession is real >.> Great characters, they're...
    sunatdawn214 sunatdawn214 16-17, F Nov 29

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    I am on the app called wattpad, I write fanfiction all the time ?? my most popular story is "discovered broken" it's a sasukeXhinata fanfic:3
    ankme ankme 18-21, F Dec 6

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