When I was sixteen I was mortified at the very idea that fanfiction existed. I was very confused as to why people put the lyrics to entire songs in their stories and had so many grammatical errors. I’m still a bit confused about that, but now I write fanfiction too. It still feels taboo though. Really taboo. Like if someone irl finds out I write fanfic it’s like okay. Fine, whatever. Not panicking at all what’re you talking about? But the second they ask to read something? No! Abandon ship! Jump off a cliff and burn my remains!
And on the off chance anyone that’s been apart of creating what I write fanfiction about or someone I have written fanfiction about ever found my stuff I’m pretty sure I would simply explode from embarrassment, creating a huge mess. My subconscious still sees it as a shameful, embarrassing hobby that must be kept secret at all costs. And I put it right there in my blog description that I do it. Oh God please have mercy on my soul.