I have quickly come to a discovery…I love fanfic! Layman’s terms – stories inspired by fictional characters and worlds. If you’ve been following my progress at my own attempt at a Dragon Age inspired story, which I have much grander ideas for now, you’ll understand that this was always the next logical progression, but I didn’t know it. How did I not know this?! Thanks to The Collective, I have been put on the path of my newest obsession…as if my Dragon Age one could use any more fuel.
Archive of Our Own is a website dedicated to fan fiction. The site currently represents nearly 16,000 fandoms with almost 1.2 million works. There is literally something for everyone. I was initially turned onto the site via a Captain America story, but after perusing the list of other fandoms, I’m in trouble. Forewarning – read the tags! Some stories include sexual content, violence, and other adult themes, so some stories are not for the faint of heart. The Captain America story was unlike anything I had ever read, and I blushed, often. Still am.
Besides Dragon Age, which I am so excited about, I found a mashup of Alias, Captain America, and SHIELD. The author has only written a few chapters, but the idea for this particular story was so intriguing…I can’t wait to read what else she has in store for these characters. And I’m just getting started. So if you’re looking for something to feed the flames of your own obsession, your current shipping (interest in the ongoing development of romance in a work of fiction) fascination, or what-have-you in the regards to the fictional world, this might be the place for you too.