somebody please tell me how a twilight porn fanfiction ended up as a best seller and got a movie adaptation
(Scroll down to the yellow highlighted post)
This really is an interesting case study into marketing and internet sociology. When people say “Eew why do we have to study trashy books like this in accredited literature programs” this is the reason. This is the phenomena you should be absorbing and dissecting when your college professor wants to do a Twilight unit.
This is an absolutely fascinating chronology of something fandom culture, and technically off the mainstream radar, finding its way into the mainstream and affecting it. That reddit post is basically literary and historical analyses, but in a micro-culture that’s easily accessible to today’s youth, many of whom are more actively involved with an online fandom culture than say…. older audiences, who have more degrees of separation from them b/c they’ve learned to avoid the drama.
This was educational.