I Am a Fanfiction Addict

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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
    22-25, F
    5 Responses Dec 15, 2014

    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
    22-25, F
    6 Responses Apr 2, 2013

    I used to be really embarrassed about the fact

    that I read fanfiction and I always felt like I needed to hide what I was doing on my phone because of it but now I've gotten to the point where I hat don't care anymore because I enjoy it and I realized I shouldn't stop doing what I like just because some purple find it weird...
    kenzieyeah kenzieyeah
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jun 20, 2015

    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
    4 Responses Feb 20, 2009

    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...
    deleted deleted
    4 Responses Oct 25, 2014

    Hi, I'm new to this group,

    but I heard this is a safe place to share my thoughts and feelings on the subject of fanfiction. I have been reading fanfiction on and off for the past 6 years. It was an accident, I swear. It started with one direction fanfiction, and went from there. It began to be a part of...
    50shadesoffanfiction 50shadesoffanfiction
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jan 20, 2016

    I love reading fanfiction,

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

    I'm staring to write a fanfiction

    and it's harder that I anticipated. It all seemed nice and dandy in my head but ...oh whale . I'm determined
    alicep67904 alicep67904
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Dec 26, 2015

    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
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Mar 28, 2013

    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
    Mar 21, 2014

    I am looking for someone

    who addicted to fanfiction but would also like to stop. We can support each other in hopes to quit reading fanfiction. I would like to quit because the reason I do read fanfiction is deep-rooted and reading it so much causes other problems which makes life less manageable. So if...
    Ohmygosh1234 Ohmygosh1234
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Aug 19, 2015

    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
    22-25, F
    1 Response Nov 9, 2014

    My friends think I'm crazy

    because I spend an hour almost every single morning reading fanfiction. And then I stay up for about 5 more hours than I should reading fanfiction. Right now I'm rereading some of my favorite stories, and all the emotions and remembering my reaction of when I first read it...
    Lcy2472 Lcy2472
    13-15, F
    2 Responses Jun 18, 2015

    The first fanfiction I read was a boy x boy,

    and I nearly every chapter they had crazy sex. I was so young I didn't know what was going on. I was so confused how a guy could have sex with another guy... XD
    ktlee97 ktlee97
    18-21, F
    1 Response May 21, 2015

    I read all kinds of fanficition

    but i prefer Supernatural MM slash fics. One of my guilty pleasures
    deleted deleted
    1 Response May 4, 2015

    I am on fanfiction everyday reading a new story

    I love reading and I love seeing how others take there own ideas of the story and create how they wanted it to go it is just great!
    kmccrady12653 kmccrady12653
    22-25, F
    Mar 27, 2015

    I read them all the time.

    It's just helps picture the story better.
    deleted deleted
    Feb 22, 2015

    that feeling after reading a very long very

    good fanfic and then see that the last time it was updated was 4 years ago....you get so into it then realize it most likely dead and never gonna be updated again
    SpaceDuck153 SpaceDuck153
    26-30, M
    Mar 1, 2016

    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
    6 Responses Aug 10, 2009


    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
    22-25, F
    5 Responses Mar 15, 2011


    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
    5 Responses Aug 22, 2012

    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

    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

    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 was 11 or 12 when I first stumbled into fan fiction.  I don't remember how I found it the first time, but I do remember where it started.  Harry...
    calistal calistal
    6 Responses Apr 18, 2012

    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
    2 Responses Jan 24, 2014

    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
    22-25, F
    Feb 10, 2014

    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
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Sep 23, 2014


    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

    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
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Oct 15, 2014

    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

    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
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Apr 7, 2014

    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
    1 Response Apr 12, 2014

    I'm at the point in my life

    where I have no choice but to accept I need professional help. While looking for something to read I found one of a couple I hadn't seen before. Naturally I got super excited but when I clicked on the link it turns out it isn't in English. I almost cried. I ALMOST CRIED! I am...
    solivagant86 solivagant86
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jul 12, 2015

    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
    46-50, F
    Mar 29, 2014
    emmmmy emmmmy
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Jul 23, 2014

    Do you guys prefer FanFiction.

    net or Archive of Our Own?
    LittleMidnight LittleMidnight
    6 Responses Sep 11, 2015

    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
    22-25, F
    Feb 20, 2015

    i have written 2 fanfictions,

    and read them since i was in 6th grade. mostly one direction, 5sos, and all time low.
    intoxicatingxmuke intoxicatingxmuke
    18-21, F
    1 Response Oct 28, 2014

    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


    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
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Mar 24, 2008

    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
    2 Responses Apr 21, 2012

    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

    H20: Just Add Vampires

    Hey all, I am just writing to say that I have posted my first ever fanfic. It is a True Blood and H20: Just add water crossover. It is called H20: Just add Vampires. It's a romance fic with Eric Northman from True Blood and my own mermaid character.  it isn't in a crossover...
    deleted deleted
    Aug 5, 2011

    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

    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

    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 then it ballooned from there into almost 20+ other fandoms. I find myself reading almost all day despite the fact that I may have essays or exams coming...
    emme275 emme275
    2 Responses May 11, 2012

    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 PROBLEM. But it has, I'm awake now, I'm ready to start dealing with it. If it doesn't stop, I'm going to lose my job and become a financial burden...
    NikkiD25 NikkiD25
    22-25, F
    6 Responses Jun 14, 2012

    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 read uscan and ruseng fanfictions and still re-reading lots of them... It's an addiction that I can't get away because it keeps me...
    danie07 danie07
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Sep 24, 2013

    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 out with friends when asked. It helps me clam down and when i dont read i get anxious. I dont how to interact with...
    gleeaddict2396 gleeaddict2396
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Oct 15, 2012

    Fan Fiction Problem, Is This Copyrighting?

      I don't know if this is considered copyrighting but another fan fiction writer used my characters name in their fic and their fic is somewhat similar to mine and is in the same category too. The writer hasn't outright copied my fic word for word but the idea is still...
    deleted deleted
    Oct 26, 2011

    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 for school. Three weeks before school started, my jobs started slowing down after the holidays. So I was home ALOT...
    findingeirene findingeirene
    18-21, F
    1 Response Feb 7, 2013

    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 inspired by them... and now i'm writing my own fanfics already... I'm really enjoying it.. ^^
    deleted deleted
    Oct 4, 2013

    Casting For Teens (15 -22) Obsessed With Fanfiction!!

    We are looking for teens to share their love of reading and/or writing Fanfiction. Many people admit this is addicting and can quickly take over your social life and consume your every thought. If you would like to share your love of Fanfiction please email us with your story...
    vintagegrl39 vintagegrl39
    18-21, F
    Jan 7, 2013

    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. Lol. Then  I just started only reading wrestling fan fiction and I loved it. I started writing quite a few stories and they were...
    cantseeme07 cantseeme07
    Oct 18, 2011

    I all started about three years ago

    when I read a book that really got to me. It was like somebody finally understood me after years and years of nothing. Then later on I started to think about it when I wasn't reading the book. Then it got worse and worse and it’s been spiralling from there. My best friend was...
    123ICant 123ICant
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Mar 19, 2015

    I Can't Help But Love Fanfiction

    I am totally a fan fiction addict. Which shows how much of a social life I have. I am not saying that every one who likes fan fiction has no life I am just speaking personally about myself. I am writing a True Blood fic, it is an Eric/OC romance. I need a BETA because my...
    deleted deleted
    Jul 6, 2011

    I Just Love To Read Ff Or My Favourite Movies/tv Shows/animes/books/rpg

    i just love LOVE LOVEEEEE to read (sometimes even write)  fanfictions of my favorite and cherished movies, books, tv shows, book or even celebrity rpgs *blush*...sometimes some fictional characters or relationships are so good that they get stuck in your head and we never...
    cezzuprerna cezzuprerna
    18-21, F
    May 28, 2012

    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
    22-25, F
    Nov 11, 2013

    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
    22-25, F
    Jan 14, 2014

    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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