Young, Female, Single…? A Study of Demographics and Writing-/Reading-Habits of Fanfiction Writers and Readers

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Academic Commentary
Title: Young, Female, Single…? A Study of Demographics and Writing-/Reading-Habits of Fanfiction Writers and Readers
Commentator: Jae
Date(s): study was done in 2004
Medium: online
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Young, Female, Single…? A Study of Demographics and Writing-/Reading-Habits of Fanfiction Writers and Readers is a partial academic paper, and a full outline by Jae.

"This is an online study I did. About 550 writers and 550 readers of fanfiction from all over the world participated. This is the translation of the original work, which was written in German....From October to December 2004, 553 fanfiction-authors and 531 readers filled out the questionnaires."

Motives for Writing Slash Fanfiction

Some topics:

  • 1. Sexual stimulation
  • 3.Portrayal of an equal relationship
  • 4. Expression of feminism
  • 5.Redefinition of masculinity
  • 6.Appeal of the forbidden fruit
  • 7.Bypassing social taboos
  • 8.Endless romance
  • 9.Political statement

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