The issue on the table - A.Ham
Okay, i’ve drafted this probably about 7 times by now and I still don’t feel like there should be any need to say this. Theres been a lot of shit going around about people who write real person fan fiction, and to be quite honest, I’m sick to my back teeth of amazing writers being pulled down and freaking out because some people have decided its okay to verbally bash them or tear them down.
I would like to preference this by saying that everyone is entitled to their own opinion. If you don’t like rpfs then that is your opinion and you are entitled to that 100%. What you are NOT entitled to do is go around messaging people on anon saying that they’re gross or weird or have no respect for Lin or any of the people mentioned in their pieces. As a community we have a lot of respect for the guy, I mean the work he does it truly like no other and I, personally, am forever grateful to live in a world where their creations exist.
In my own words i write real person pics (I also write character fics) because at this stage in my writing it is helpful to be able to grab hold of a personality or a persona and run with it. I feel comfortable writing about the people I write about because in every single piece of writing I put on this god damn website it is a FICTIONAL STORY. These are not “fantasies” that I need to, for some reason put down on paper because i get off on it. My work is not in any way meant to be disrespectful towards anyone who is in my writing. It is meant to be me, as a writer taking a personality and running with an idea and honestly I feel like a lot of writers who write real person pieces do exactly the same thing.
That being said if you DO NOT want to read real person fics or you feel like they are disrespectful or any of the horrible terms i’ve seen being thrown around then DON’T READ THEM. Just because you have a personal opinion about something doesn’t mean you get to force it down peoples throats, onto their dashboards or into their ask boxes. You have no right to tear down any writer or creator, ever, period. They are doing what they love to do and they have a right as a human being to express their feelings, thoughts and ideas on paper just as much as Lin Manuel Miranda had the right to take Hamilton’s life and make it into a musical.
In conclusion, to all of the writers out there right now who are getting hate or feeling ashamed or scared to post anything to do with a real person right now, I promise you that you and your work is as valid as the next person. As long as you are keeping yourself healthy and happy that is all that matters. Write what you love to write and be proud that you are publishing your work for the world to see, and if anyone has any issues with my fics or ANY of the amazing writer’s fics on here. I suggest you see me personally, I’m a big girl and I an entitled to my thoughts and feelings just as much as you are. Bottom line, every single person that follows and likes or does ANYTHING to do with this blog is a good human being and they deserve to be doing what they love in a safe environment.
I love you, stay safe out there. - Gee.