This Article Was Written For A Class Called Writing In Media. It Is Titled, "Bored With Tv? Try Fan Fiction."

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On the show X-Files there has always been sexual tension between Scully and Mulder. Fans of the show have asked if they will ever start dating. Chris Carter, the creator of the show, has given interviews saying that he doesn't want to take the show in that direction. Well, maybe some dedicated fan can take the show that way.Fan Fiction, or Fan Fic for short, are stories written by the fans based on a Television show. Much Fan Fic is science fiction but a simple search on the internet revealed some interesting topics. ...view middle of the document...

"It's different if you do it on the Web." On the Internet ideas can be expressed by people from every walk of life.Crossovers are a very popular subject for Fan Fic. There are several different stories on the web. "T*R*E*K*" puts the characters of Mash on board Star Trek's U.S.S. Enterprise.A web-page devoted to crossover stories has on it X-files/JAG/Magnum PI. A directory of Fan Fiction web-sites mentions X-men/Power Rangers and "Chips/Emergency" stories.Another popular genre for Fan Fiction is adult or slash. Slash is Fan Fiction that focuses on a romantic relationship between two characters of the same gender. The term slash comes from the / mark that goes between the characters' names, i.e., Kirk/Spock. According to several internet sources the reason for this is that the only real emotional bonds on shows are the ones between the male characters.A Fan Fic writer said "There are a lot of ramifications, because it is an unauthorized use of copyright. For the most part, producers of the shows and films ignore it. It does not affect the commercial value." An essay reports that more women write Fan Fiction than men. The search engine Yahoo reported a total of 899 websites with Fan Fiction in them.

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