Searched: "Fanfiction history," "history of fanfiction," "fanfiction in 1996," "internet communities in 1995," "internet communities in 1996" "anime fansub VHS tapes," "VHS tap eexchanges anime," among other things - which gave me great timelines of fanfiction history, but didn't answer all of my most nagging questions.
So I'm working on a supporting character for a novel set at the end of 1995 and the beginning of 1996. My goal is create a twelve-year-old author of truly atrocious slash fanfiction.
You'd think that nothing would be easier to research online than fanfiction, and Googling and Wikipedia have given me some good information, but there are still some nagging questions:
( Help me create a truly awful fanfiction writer in 1996Collapse )
Thanks in advance for any help!
ETA: Wow. Just wow. I knew I'd get a couple of good responses here, but I realize in retrospect that I probably should've turned off my e-mail notification :)
Not that I'm complaining. I have all the material I'll ever need for this character, and then some. Thanks, all of you!