You know, a lot of people (generally) will romanticize the idea of canon characters x OCs or Reader Inserts but there usually isn’t a whole big deal on the idea of people doing canon characters x Self-Inserts. But I think the idea of self-inserts are a great thing. After all, you never know how a person’s time in real life is going, and it’s a great way to express creativity. But no one ever posts so kind of stories on the internet because they’re afraid of being judged. Because basically, if someone insults or criticizes the ‘OC’, you’re basically insulting the person who wrote the story because its a self insert.
So I just think that their should be like, a month, dedicated to nothing but canon characters x Self-Inserts.
Like, just an entire month of people inserting themselves into the story and seeing how well they might take everything. Maybe even giving themselves some kind of supernatural powers, gender-bending themselves, etc.
It would just be fun to be able to write that kind of stuff without being judged by the entire fandom you’re in.