here for fanon. forget canon.
this is a bit of a ramble, but bear with me. before my senior year of high school, I didn’t know what fanfiction was and I didn’t start reading ffn until the summer after I graduated (bc I was soo bored waiting to come to college). flash forward 4 years and I read ffn more than real books (bc what college student can afford to buy multiple new books every week and also, I’m really good at racking up library fees :/). until this past year, I only read harry potter ffn, but a couple roommates last year got me into marvel ffn, then star trek ffn, then check please and yuri on ice came around so of course I jumped into that ffn too.
anyways, in the middle of all my fandoms, I started to read teen wolf ffn, again because of one of those roommates. thing is, I had never seen teen wolf before. I ended up watching a few seasons, just to try to figure out the plot a bit better, but that was only after reading hundreds of thousands of words worth of ffn. I didn’t even know what most of the characters looked like.
so, yeah, that’s a bit weird, I thought for a few months, but whatever. a couple weeks ago, though, I remembered that I had this friend my senior year who also read teen wolf fanfiction even though she had never seen the show. we used to talk about a fic here and there at xc practice even though I barely knew what ffn was. I had completely forgotten all of this for years.
now I’m wondering, has anyone else done this, either with teen wolf or another fandom? just dived into fanon without knowing anything about canon?
(@shelbyreblogs, I blame you)