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Hyperreality and Spheres of Interpretation, Or Why Fanfiction Is SODEEP

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Writing stories is one of those things that for some reason people seem to think is a cheap and easy thing to do until they actually get around to trying it themselves. Fanfiction authors have it the worst, of course. In theory, people know that a fanfiction can be good. Unfortunately, most fanfiction is crap. The reason that this is so is because, even more so than regular writing, fanfiction is incredibly hard to pull off convincingly.

I wrote this post to shed some insight on the fanfiction writing process – but of course most of this does apply to original writing as well, so anyone interested in stories and how they’re constructed should find this useful in some way. It’s a lot more involved than it looks.

Note: This is a lengthy post, which delves into academia and literary theory. I’ll try to explain it all in an accessible way, but nonetheless, I wouldn’t call this light reading.

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Can an Imouto Incest Story ever be actually good?

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This is a serious attempt to answer the question.

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What I Do When I’m Not Watching Anime

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Contrary to popular belief, I have a life outside of anime.

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A Database of Curiosities: A Hyouka Literature Review

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Hyouka is my favourite anime of 2012. It’s also the anime that introduced me to the blogsphere at large. For various reasons, I hold it close to my heart.

So, as a tribute both to this series and to the excellent bloggers who have poured their time and energy into writing about it in detail, I’ve decided to write a post that analyses, well, other people’s analysis.

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How To Write A Light Novel In Five Not-So-Easy Steps

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As everyone knows, anyone can write a light novel and get famous. But since satire is a cheap form of humour, that is not actually the route I’m going to take with this post. Say you (hypothetically) wanted to write a light novel in English and get it published, how would you go about doing it?

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How Does Watching Anime Influence Your Writing Style?

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This post is dedicated to everyone who loves anime – and who loves writing their own stories just as much.

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What Happens When You Get Burnt Out On Anime?

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When you watch too much anime, you turn into an unmotivated slob who hates anime. True fact.

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