I think it's important that you know that one/serveral of your groupies almost drove someone out of the kylux fandom today. They sent a person a lot of hate about an au that's the same as one you've written for, getting defensive and horrible that it was your au and your au only. I was asked not to say anything but I'm betraying trust to built bridges. You have to be aware of what some of your fans are doing to other writers. I'm sorry. For what it's worth, you're nice.
Can you give me the hate-sender’s username(s) so I can personally ask them not to do this? Do you have a link to where this happened so I can step in?
If it’s anon sending someone hate I’m not sure what I can do except to say this depresses me and is currently making my heart pound with horrible anxiety. It’s the opposite of what I want fandom to be. What AU are they even talking about? Regardless, I’m not sure what I am I doing to make them think I would care, but I beyond don’t care if someone writes similar stuff to me or even the exact same content with their own take on it…. that’s what fanfiction is. They could post the summary as “this is that thing Holly wrote, only mine is better” and I would not care. Lots of different takes on the same basic content = fandom. No one owns an AU or anything. That’s the fun part for me.
This is really distressing. If whoever is doing this is someone who actually likes my fic: hi, this is the kind of thing that will make me want to step way back from a fandom, so stop doing it. If you’re just invoking my name to make me feel like an asshole… congrats, I guess.