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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...
    BloodyShatteredStyx BloodyShatteredStyx 13-15 Mar 21

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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...
    mig21 mig21 22-25, F 4 Responses Jan 14, 2010

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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...
    seawatcher seawatcher 22-25 4 Responses Feb 20, 2009

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    And There Is No 12-step Program - The only problem is, when I'm really miserable, I will read it for hours at a time.  Like, five hours at a time, and into the wee hours of...
    somewhatlost somewhatlost 26-30, F 7 Responses Jun 21, 2008

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    B.A.P And Now Zico's Fanfictions - At first i'm too lazy to read fanfics, but my love for B.A.P especially Bang Yong Guk my bias..i started reading a few fanfics and now i can't...
    renaislinn renaislinn 22-25, F Nov 11, 2013

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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...
    Driva Driva 16-17 2 Responses Apr 21, 2012

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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...
    huangzichen huangzichen 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 11, 2013

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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...
    angstismyreligion angstismyreligion 13-15, F 3 Responses Aug 22, 2012

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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...
    eriivaa eriivaa 26-30, F 6 Responses Jun 25, 2012

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    This Week - This week i've read 13 books in total 1,438,000 words. Almost one and a half million word. This is my new record =] . I'm so addicted to Fanfiction and ficpress and...
    xLittleRed xLittleRed 16-17, M 1 Response Aug 18, 2013

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    Support Group Take 2 - Hi, I posted a note a long time ago. I've been on and off fanfiction (most recently on) and I was noticing a lot more negative posts recently. I was...
    starfront starfront 18-21 May 4, 2013

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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...
    Obsessed84 Obsessed84 26-30 4 Responses Aug 22, 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...
    InsanelySirius InsanelySirius 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 15, 2011

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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...
    Nuovinzi Nuovinzi 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 29

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    I Can't Stop - I started reading fanfiction in eighth grade and now I am a Jr in Highschool and i cant stop. It has cost me not to have a social life and to not even want to hang...
    gleeaddict2396 gleeaddict2396 16-17, F 2 Responses Oct 15, 2012

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    Addicted To Fan Fiction, 12 Yrs And Counting... - I really don't know where to start with this.  Its been so many years since "the beginning" where most stories should start.  I...
    calistal calistal 22-25 6 Responses Apr 18, 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...
    JayNovz JayNovz 22-25 2 Responses Dec 9, 2012

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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...
    wolfbloodgirl13 wolfbloodgirl13 13-15 1 Response 4 days ago

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    No One Told Me That Addictions Can Feel Good. - I don't really know where to start, I don't know when liking to read fan fiction and it not really being a problem... became a huge...
    NikkiD25 NikkiD25 22-25, F 6 Responses Jun 14, 2012

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    I Need To Stop - I guess I’ll just jump right into it. I’ve been reading fanfiction for quite a while now, about 5 or 6 years. I had a little bit of trouble being bullied when...
    notsohappycamper notsohappycamper 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 22, 2013

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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...
    DramioneLurver DramioneLurver 18-21 6 Responses Aug 10, 2009

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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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    I Slowly Deteriorated - Ever since I was young, I always thought I was in control of my imagination, my actions, and my emotions. But it wasn't till years later that I realized I...
    VapidRoad VapidRoad 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 9, 2013

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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...
    stitchingirl stitchingirl 41-45, F 4 Responses Mar 19, 2012

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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...
    ChespinsHat ChespinsHat 18-21, M Mar 21

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    How Do I Stop? - Just one more, I tell myself every time.Omegle is the place I met the guy that introduced me to FanFiction.net. I want to punch that dude in the face, very hard...
    Itsjust Itsjust 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 2, 2013

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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...
    pipeandbook pipeandbook 18-21, F Feb 10

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    Prefer Fanfiction Over Writing My Own Fiction - I write mature Mario Brothers fanfiction based on an apocalyptic setting and I prefer to write this than my own sci fi fiction that...
    zhaich zhaich 26-30, M 1 Response Apr 14, 2013

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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...
    JaimeJackson JaimeJackson 18-21 Apr 7

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    Asianfanfics :) - i love reading fanfictions especially of my favorite kpop artists :) i just love it..... i get to know awesome and very talented writers because of this and i'm...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Oct 4, 2013

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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...
    cutekittygirl98 cutekittygirl98 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    I don't remember how I first found Fanfiction. Maybe I was searching for anime and found it. It may seem weird, stupid even. But it holds special meaning to me. Why? Because I...
    AnnoyingTiger888 AnnoyingTiger888 18-21, F Dec 13, 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...
    SydneyBristow47 SydneyBristow47 16-18, F 3 Responses Mar 24, 2008

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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...
    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...
    batmanpwnsyou batmanpwnsyou 18-21, F Jan 14

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    Real Life In Non-reality - A new fandom, a new pairing, a new topic, a new community, a new setting... All these things rule my life periodically. FF.net, LJ, AO3 - all these...
    vampeeriuke vampeeriuke 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 6, 2013

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    (They See Each Other As: )The Brightest Gem - they both are standing onto something fragile. They used to think that they were something in this world, till they find that they are...
    ddangkochimp ddangkochimp 22-25, F Oct 9, 2013

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    Ruining School - I chose to Rutgers and withdrew after I was in the hospital for god knows how long. Anyway, after I got out I was working 4 jobs at a time trying to save up money...
    findingeirene findingeirene 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 7, 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...
    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...
    rosepetalsgirl rosepetalsgirl 18-21, F 7 Responses Apr 2, 2013

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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...
    NarWaNour NarWaNour 22-25, F 4 Responses Feb 17, 2013

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    Over A Decade Of Fanfic And Still Going Strong... - I started more than a decade ago when I got bored since I'd finished all my library books. My first fandom was Harry Potter and...
    emme275 emme275 22-25 2 Responses May 11, 2012

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    I Can't Stop Reading Slash Fanfiction And I Need To Stop. - I'm in my mid-twenties now and I've been reading fanfiction for what, over 10, 12 years now. When I first discovered...
    pathotrix pathotrix 22-25 11 Responses Mar 8, 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...
    HPfanficaddict HPfanficaddict 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 28, 2013

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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...
    RandomMuchAni RandomMuchAni 18-21, F Jan 7

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    Fanfic Has Actually Helped Me! - My fanfiction addiction started when I was younger. I loved reading stories written about my favorite shows. I even wrote a few Power Rangers ones...
    cantseeme07 cantseeme07 22-25 Oct 18, 2011

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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...
    reundergod reundergod 22-25 1 Response Jan 24

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    Yes I Am Completely Addicted... - I'm addicted to read sherlock and hetalia fanfiction. I've read all rusame and fruk fanfiction, on tumblr, ff, AO3, kink meme, LF, etc... Recently...
    danie07 danie07 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 24, 2013

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    I hate the Fanfictions where the guy saves the girl when shes depressed and stuff like that will ever happen in real life!
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    Or I guess I should say, I'm starting to write it. Damn that Supernatural and it's sexy Destiel! No, I'm not writing Destiel fiction, something a bit different. I have a story I...
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    Ahh, fanfiction. The perfect way to vent your anger over the series being over. ;D
    ChortlesOfDoom ChortlesOfDoom 13-15, F 3 days ago