Saturday, February 20, 2010

Scary People

With 'The Gore' becoming commonplace, a certain genre of writing has gotten a big boost. 'Fan fiction' is very big on the interwebs and is quite interesting.

'Fan fiction' describes stories written by people--fans--who were not the original creators of the characters written about. So, if I wrote a story about Rory and Lorelai Gilmore, for example, that would come under the definition of fan fiction. There are many sites devoted to the broad category of fan fiction, but there are even more that are specific. You can find sites about 'Lost' and 'Harry Potter' and 'Twilight' and 'Star Trek.' Some of the writing is decent, but most is very hard to read. WAY too many people on the web feel as if they are writers--and most of them aren't.

There is another form of fan fiction--and I don't know what other name to give it--that is very, very scary. And that is the fan who writes stories about his/her 'life' with a celebrity. These people write, in excruciating detail, about a fictional life with a famous person--and it gives insight into the minds of what could possibly be stalkers. If celebrities read these things, I would imagine it invokes waves of terror, because these fans are intense.

So, how did I come to find that this stuff is out there? It all begins with my Baby Boy. There was a certain picture of him that I was looking for, so I did a search. One of the results brought me to a girl's blog in which she wrote stories of her 'life' with Baby Boy. In great detail, she described their first meeting, courtship, finding out she was pregnant, and their subsequent wedding. Wow. All I could think was, "GET A REAL LIFE!!!!!!!!" I would put a link to her site here, but I don't want to give her any more hits than she already gets. I don't know if she 'believes' all of what she wrote, but there is a possibility that she needs help.

I guess we all live our own fantasy lives--whether in real life or in dreams--but these people bring fantasy to a whole new level. As I said, there is something very frightening about reading this and I am sure the celebrity who is the focus of this type of writing would be leery and think of getting protection of some sort. I guess you can't always fault celebrities for their 'leave me alone' attitudes.

*I don't have a fantasy life that stars my Baby Boy. I admire his skills as a hockey player and love the fact that, somewhere on the family tree, we might be related. This is as close as I will ever get to having a hockey player for a relative. :D All of my 'love' for him is all in good fun. Besides, I can't help but admire someone who looks like this:

Good grief, but that is one nice body!


Anonymous said...

Yowza, he does have a body!

I'm dimly aware of "fan fiction"-never read any, but the whole idea is disturbing. I suppose if the writer is very good, it could be entertaining, but I agree with you that the celebrity involved must lose sleep over it.

meleah rebeccah said...

Baby Boy is SMOKING Hotness.

I am a FAN of 'Fan fiction'!!

cmk said...

Hockey players wear SO MUCH equipment when they play, that you can't really tell just how hot their bodies actually are--and it is a nice surprise when we get to see a picture like this. ;)

I don't read much fan fiction--I don't have enough years to live in which to read all of the books I have stacked around my house! I have nothing against the genre, it is the type of fantasy-fan fiction that this girl writes that scares the crap out of me.

meleah rebeccah said...