You know what I love about fanfiction writers? Their fucking amazing headcanons of their otps having jobs. Like Person A could be a doctor, or a politician, an artist, a soldier and Person B could be a CEO, or a lawyer, a chef, or ANYTHING. Or your OTP could be co-workers. And the best part? The writer being detailed with what the characters do. Like Doctor!Person A knows the shit that they do. Medicine names and lame chemistry pick up lines all over the place, specific time for surgeries and wearing kahki scrubs. And Politician!Person B goes all stoic and confident, presents argumentative valid points and FUCKING POLITICAL STATEMENTS (I LOVE IT), and strategies on how to win the elections (and it makes me think, “if this is irl, i would vote for them 100%). With all those approriately-used-words for their profession, I get EDUCATED. I LEARN SHIT (in a great way). The stories make me feel as if I work with them.
This is why I give so much respect to fanfiction writers. I love you guys so much. YOU GIVE ME LIFE.
I’m in class rn and there’s this foreign student and he got the nicest biceps and just now he opened a bottle of water and a boy beside me just stared and whispered under his breath “stop being so fucking thirsty oh god let me lick you” and I’m still laughing
person A, flirting: so that’s what pretty boys do all day. sitting there. drinking strawberry lemon tea person B, looking at person A’s order and smiling: or drinking peppermint hot chocolate, huh? person A:*blushes furiously*
I love reading fanfiction. Why? It’s because I learned to be much more sensitive about other people. I address them by not judging their tastes, personalities, sexuality, gender, color or anything else. I can give them their privacies and learned how to step back if they feel uncomfortable. I can already hear statements that are just so wrong but seemed to be normal to the majority. I can tell a person’s emotion and how we should properly deal with them. I can now see if a person is toxic in a relationship. I can love people with genuinity and can give comfort to them without feeling insecure or unsure. I can give confidence to myself and encourage others to do the same. I can now say the right words (whenever I can).
I’m not perfect and I still do make mistakes, but I can definitely say that fanfiction made me into a better person.
Fanfiction writers (and writers in general), thank you.