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Apparently it's a thing to write "reader" fanfic...where it's all written in second person so that the reader is actually "you"...and some of these stories then include main character/reader smut?

It is the epitome of self insert fic. It is not trying to hide itself at all. And I just...?

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Date: 2016-01-03 08:21 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] siberian-skys.livejournal.com
I tripped across that in MCU fic. I mean really, WTF?

Date: 2016-01-03 07:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] siberian-skys.livejournal.com
Fortunately, I haven't noticed it lately, but yeah, I had the misfortune of tripping over it. Maybe it was the same girl writing a series or something. Ugh.

Date: 2016-01-03 02:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] smc1225.livejournal.com
Yeah - it is all over the place in SW: TFA. I really hadn't seen it anywhere else before that. Really strange.

Date: 2016-01-03 03:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] leoraine.livejournal.com
Ugh, sorry, I didn't have enough sleep and spent the last six hours looking for geocaches in freezing temperatures, so my brain might be a little slower on the uptake. But... how does it even work? Can you link me to some example, please?

Date: 2016-01-03 05:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] leoraine.livejournal.com
Hee, thanks for the link, now I get it. Or not really, because uh... it seems really strange (not to mention I was inclined to count all the You's used, instead of reading the fic, lol), but the story really shouldn't be about the reader, but the characters. I think most people don't have any problem to feel for these characters when reading about them in third person anyway. Well, at least I learned about something new and interesting today, thanks;)

Date: 2016-01-04 01:01 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bitter-crimson.livejournal.com
it's been around for a while. i remember my sister was really into reading reader/orlando bloom fics over a decade ago. i have noticed more in certain fandoms of mine on ao3 l8ly. i don't think we share any fandoms tho.

*shrugs* it's not really my thing, but it doesn't surprise me and idk why it should try 2 hide itself. i mean, lots of ppl are pretty str8forward about fantasizing about hooking up with their fave characters/celebs/whatever all the time, heh.

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