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I Am a Fanfiction Addict

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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, 2014

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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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    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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    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 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, 2014

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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, 2014

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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, 2014

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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 love fanfiction. I had first started reading

    some on devianart And then my friend told me about fanfic and I was hooked. I read it everyday and when I can't find new ones I want to read I just keep going back and reading the ones I've favorited. I have 1055 favorites and I'm not stopping any time soon. Kataang is my OTP...
    ErisedFreedom ErisedFreedom 18-21, F Feb 22

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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, 2014

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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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    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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    I read them all the time.

    It's just helps picture the story better.
    Brookiecookie2000 Brookiecookie2000 13-15, F Feb 22

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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.
    OmegaJ OmegaJ 16-17, T 2 Responses Aug 14, 2014

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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, 2014

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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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    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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    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 Dec 23, 2014

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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, 2014

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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 Dec 21, 2014

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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, 2014

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    NerdNotGeek NerdNotGeek 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 11, 2014

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    It started about 7 years ago

    when I read my first fanfic, a friend of mine send it to me and from then on i just could not stop, in the beginning I think that for most of us is something to past the time but then it becomes a part of who we are as a person at least for me it was, I didn't actually realize...
    vanessadgnev vanessadgnev 18-21, F Feb 20

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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 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, 2014

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    Looked for stuff on Rini from Sailor Moon

    as a baby, & suddenly I'm the most OCD Fan-Fiction Addict (that I know of) Love Reading them, Hate how hard it is Thinking up/Writing/Posting them. Whoever wants to Read/Review my stories, look for 'White Dragon Ninja' on Fanfiction.net
    WhiteLegoNinja WhiteLegoNinja 26-30, F Feb 22

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    Im a fanfic addict...

    ... I love Harry Potter fanfic... its nice to see other ppls creative side and to pretend like the story goes the way you want it to go.
    AiymaSnikies AiymaSnikies 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 26, 2014

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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, 2014

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    Mayleehawkeye Mayleehawkeye 18-21, F Dec 21, 2014

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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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    I love femslash centered fanfics

    that is both ondrama or angst. Honestly, i can't get enough reading it. My favorite pair is Faberry, Rizzles and Calzona.
    RedHeartBitch RedHeartBitch 18-21, F Feb 21

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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 4 Responses Dec 15, 2014

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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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    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, 2014

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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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    I love reading fanfiction,

    they are my escape when I'm overwhelmed or feeling sad.
    LunaSolTierra LunaSolTierra 31-35, F 2 Responses Dec 4, 2014

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    momopixpie momopixpie 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 2, 2014

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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, 2014

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    It all started with a few little stories about

    a certain curly haired boyband member, and continued to take over my life. i began reading after. i read all three of the books on WATTPAD and it hurt. i was emotionally drained from just reading it!! its insane i know. that was a little over a year ago and i didnt even think it...
    Lostinthoughtandimissu Lostinthoughtandimissu 18-21, F Jan 23

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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, 2014

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    emmmmy emmmmy 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 23, 2014

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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 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, 2014

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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, 2014

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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 22-25, F 4 Responses Jun 26, 2013

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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 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, 2014