MoonlessNight~ I actually had a very interesting exchange on a plane just last week. I make no secret of my Twi-Obsession, in fact, I wear it proudly. Last week, I was on a plane from DC to Providence for a work conference. As we were boarding, the woman seated across from me (who appeared to me a seasoned traveller but I digress) asked me about the requirements of turning off an iPad. As I glanced across the aisle at her, I noticed she had a book open on her iPad. As I let her know that she would in fact have to actually turn off her iPad, not just put it in Plane Mode, I noticed that the book was Fifty Shades. I laughed a bit, weighed my options and then continued the conversation. I said to her that I had happened to notice the title of her book and I didn't blame her for not wanting to miss any reading time. She blinked a minute, clearly a bit... not put off but concerned that I recognized her choice of reading material. Then I think it occurred to her that I had to have read it and enjoyed it to have that opinion. Thus she asked the obvious question, "have you read it?" I laughed when she referred to the book as "it", because to me, it kind of indicated that she didn't want to actually name the book. But, I didn't bat an eye and told her that not only had I read it, I had read it in its' original form. She actually had no idea what that meant, so I went on to explain to her the world of fanfic, where it can be found, how it's posted and so on. We even discussed the controversy around whether or not fics should be properly published. Of course, the conversation was cut quite short when the captain informed us we could resume our reading. We picked up the conversation as soon as we were told to pack away our readers. Her initial response was, 'let me get this straight, these two characters are based on the teenagers from that YA vampire series?' to which I could only nod and laugh. I love what I love, whether it's The Saga or other fanfiction stories. If people want to think I should feel some sort of shame, well then, that's their own issue, not mine.
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