shadowenJo West

Jordan West is an obsessive writer, a dedicated cosplayer, and huge freaking nerd living in Minneapolis. And yes, she writes fan fiction. A LOT of fan fiction.

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And Now Kiss: An Introduction to Shipping

At a party, a friend of mine who had been only casually involved in fandom turned to me and said, “Today, I was introduced to the concept of ‘shipping’.” I put a hand on her shoulder and replied, “You’ve taken your first step into a larger world.” If the word “shipping” makes you think of
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None of this is new: An Oral History of Fan Fiction

There’s a card in Cards Against Humanity that says “Harry Potter erotica”, and every time I’ve seen that card played there’s inevitably someone in the group that says, “Wait. Is that a real thing?” To be fair, in a deck that includes things like “Pac Man uncontrollably guzzling cum”, it’s a reasonable question, but it
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