Fanfiction based "50 Shades" get its own fanfiction treatment
By now, EL James is a household name. But does the name Snowqueens Icedragon sound familiar? Icegragon is the author of a sexed up version of Twilight based online at Fanfiction.net
The names have changed but the story remains the same- minus the vampires.
50 Shades of Grey author, EL James, got her start under the icy pen name, writing fan fiction based on Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight novels.
The concept of fan fiction is not new. Anne Jamison, an English professor at the University of Utah who taught a unit on the "Twilight" fandom, says it stretches back at least to the early 1900s and the stories of Sherlock Holmes, said "There was fan fiction before you called it fan fiction," she said, "and before there was copyright it was called writing."
Twilight fan fiction is the most popular on fanfitction.net with nearly 200,00 contributions. Harry Potter fiction follows in second place and now, fan fiction for James’ wildly popular “kinky f*ckery” series comes (no pun intended) in third.
"I'm immensely flattered, and it's humbling to know my work is inspiring others to write," James said in a statement less than three months after "Fifty Shades" was published by Vintage Books and climbed to the top of best-seller lists.
To many fanfic writers, the point is to honor the original work, drawing on the existing characters and stories. The rapid publication of all three "Fifty Shades" books has other fans in withdrawal and seeking more — even if it's not the real deal.
50 Ways to Seattle focuses on the story line of Christian’s helicopter crash summarized as “A one-shot about what happens when Christian Grey crashes Charlie Tango at Silver Lake. Who is the trucker who picks up Christian and Ros and drives them back to Seattle?”
Fifty Shades of Revenge explores what happens if Anastasia Steele had never taken Christian Grey back after she walked out.
And don’t worry…”the good parts” are still there:
"That room better be sound proof like you said" I say raggedly as sensation takes over my body and I fall to pieces. I let out a moan louder than I thought possible for my voice as I reach my climax. Christian quickly follows after my very loud response. We wrap our arms around each other as we catch our breath. When I feel I finally have control, I get up and search for my panties. (Fifty Shades Unfinished)
The Associated Press contributed to this report