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So my brother and I were debating about the relative merits of fanfiction. His stance seemed to be that fanfiction wasn’t very interesting in general because chances were that if he was reading fanfiction for something, he’d already seen/read the series, and thus the content of the fanfic couldn’t be anything new or interesting. But I beg to differ. What I find most interesting about fanfiction is the exact opposite. Given an already established setting, characters, and context, authors seem able to expand infinitely on what they’re given. These new stories can put characters in unexpected situations or explore in further detail a canonical scene; for people that are already fans of a series, it’s renewed life and the opportunity to keep enjoying something beyond its official lifetime.

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