Fan Fiction University
|Name:||Fan Fiction University|
|Date(s):||founded in 2002|
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An Official Fanfiction University or OFU is a type of fanfiction in which the fangirls and fanboys who write badfic for that particular fandom are rounded up to be taught better writing. This is usually done with the aid of Learning Through Pain. Fanfiction Universities are usually run by at least one coordinator, alongside the canon characters and whatever minis that belong to that fandom. The coordinator is frequently not the headmaster; the headmaster is usually implied to be the official author for that series (e.g. J.R.R. Tolkien for the Official Fanfiction University of Middle-earth, Brian Jacques for the Official Fanfiction University of Redwall, etc.)
The creator of the first OFU is Miss Cam, who is responsible for the Official Fanfiction University of Middle-earth. Since OFUM was launched in 2002, around a hundred spin-offs have been written...Initially, all OFUs had to be authorised by Miss Cam. This is no longer the case, as she has granted a blanket approval on them as long as credit is given. OFUs are generally limited to one per fandom.