Greetings, fellow awesome users of KYM. I am currently preparing to research and write a very highly graded and formulated essay for my last year of high school.
I have chosen to write about fanfiction. Yes, I know it does seem a little odd, but trust me I know how to phrase this.
Since this essay needs to have some sort of POV, I have written my topic as follows: “Does fanfiction help or harm fandom communities? Can this form of literature be considered a valid form of art and can it help or harm writing? What are the legal and social issues concerning fanfiction?”
I plan to talk about everything from OCs to OTPs and everything in between.
Here is where I need all of your guy’s help. I need material, not just long spralling academic journals found on JSTOR. I need decent forum discussions you might have seen, good websites that talk about fanfiction, any article, blog post, even good fanfic recomondations! I have a limited door and I know that you guys have the internet scoured and purged. I need anything that can help me. (I will provide a full list later when I get my topic officially approved and validated)
I plan on fully using KYM for information and as a bit of a resource mine.
Eventually, I am also going to post a survey once I get approval and trained in the matter.
Now here is where the deal starts. Eventually, and I mean eventually, I am probably going to need a serious discussion on a particular topic about fanfiction, I haven’t decied yet, but my teacher says I am going to need to quote a “conversation” and this is the only place I can think of.
I thank you all very much, and I hope you can help in any way possible.