Oh, just FYI, 'Prison Break' ended in 2009 and has 2,000 stories on fanfiction.net. Shame.
I used to write a lot of fan-fiction about the video game, 'Borderlands'. I loved the world so much and thought that some of the characters deserved more time on stage so I took them, threw in some of my own made up ones and took a shot at telling a story. 'Borderlands' has plenty of characters who don't have much time on screen, but the world of Pandora creates so many story opportunities. And isn't that what a great world should do as well? If you love a certain fictional universe, then you want more of it or better still, you create more of it yourself. I wrote several 'Borderlands' stories and loved them all. I don't write fan-fiction anymore though, I've done my bit for the fandom and I haven't finished any fan-fiction work since. I guess I'm confident in my own writing now so I don't need the guidance of a preexisting universe. And that brings up another good point, fan-fiction is an excellent gateway for aspiring writers to try out their writing skills and see what's what. We all say 'write what you love', writing fan-fiction then is a no-brainer. Find a universe you love and show fanfiction.net what you've got. The community are a nice bunch.
Fan-fiction is awesome, there are some great stories out there made by fans, but I can understand why some may be against it. It makes perfect sense, but what I think you have to remember is as long as they don't make money off of it, fan-fiction is a perfectly harmless and wonderful way to write.
Songs of the Week:
- 'Night Time' by The XX
- 'Sunset' by The XX
- 'Infinity' by The XX
- 'Heart Skipped A Beat' by The XX
- 'Intro' by The XX
- 'One For My Baby' by Hugh Laurie
- 'Gangsta, Gangsta' by NWA
- 'Today Was A Good Day' by Ice Cube