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Fandom’s Fastest FanFiction Writer

updated on March 20, 2015 (Australian EST)

Writing Voltron FanFiction doesn’t just fall under the sci-fi genre, where Voltron comics are normally classified. When writing about the canon pairing of #KeithandAllura, it’s usually Sci-Fi Romance or SFR.  But then again, the Voltron universe includes magic, and an Arusian princess’s ability to speak to her dead family, so we can also add fantasy and the paranormal into the mix.   In the Voltron comic miniseries “A Legend Forged”, the Voltron Force even went back in time, with sorcery involved.  That comic series in itself covered sci-fi, time travel, fantasy, the paranormal and historical royalty

Keith and Allura from Voltron: A Legend Forged,

Keith and Allura from Voltron: A Legend Forged by Blaylock. DDP Comics (2009)

Similarly, Voltron FanFiction writer Paulina Ann has written stories so different and diverse, some of which include inter-dimensional travel, time travel and historical romance. Since writing her first KA pairing fanfiction in January 2014, Paulina Ann has written 38 stories in the space of a year, cementing herself as the Voltron KA fandom’s fastest FanFiction writer. For this month’s blog post, we celebrate not only the blog’s 2nd year anniversary, but also Paulina Ann’s birthday month.  For each of March’s thirty-one days, we will share Paulina Ann’s best FanFiction stories. To Paulina Ann, Happy Birthday and thank you for feeding us insatiable KA fans with (almost) daily uploads of fresh FanFiction stories and chapters with Keith and Allura pairing! *cheers*

1)    Mistletoe and Valentines

2)    Hidden Hearts

3)    Retaliation

4)    Unbroken 

5)    Ready to Engage? 

6)    Duchess 

7)    Mistletoe Revisited

8)    Finding Love in a Lion

9)    Part of Your World

10)  Breaking the Rules, Dradin Style

11)  A Mother’s Gift

12)  Longing

13)  Hand Caught in the Cookie Jar

14)  Between a Rock and a Hard Place

15)  Unexpected Rescuer

16)  A Shower Might be Safer 

17)  If You Have a Lane, You Have a Chance 

18)  Remembrance 

19)  Open Wounds

20)  Cold Shower 

21)  Out in the Cold

22)  Still in the Dark

23)  Tannenbaum

24)  Role Reversal

25)  Unexpected Twist

26)  Just a Kiss

27)  Shirts vs Skins

28)  Chivalry

29)  Lion House Restored

30)  Doomed Quest

31)  Alternate Choices

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Because #Fanfiction

With Voltron’s 30th Anniversary, fanfiction writers are rekindling their love for their beloved giant robot, and this is the best time to be a Voltron fan!

One way to revisit the 80’s cartoon favourite is by writing fanfiction.

Yes, ONE WORD: #Fanfiction and it comes with a hashtag too.

Because fanfiction is taking over the world.   Don’t believe me?

This is proof.  “FIC : Why Fanfiction Is Taking Over the World”  by Anne Jamison.

 

FIC BOOK COVER

Anyone who is in a fandom should read this.  Especially newbies (like myself).  Yes, I still consider myself a newbie compared to the #KeithandAllura fangirls and shippers who have been members of the KAEX Yahoogroup that has been in existence since 1998, long before there was FanFiction.net  or Archive of our Own.

As a late-bloomer in fangirling,  (I became a fangirl two years ago) I couldn’t understand why there was so much wank or flame (And what’s with these fannish terminologies? Was there a whole set of jargon for those who actively joined a fandom and write fanfiction?)  I was shocked and astounded by the level of vitriol among fans during my first year as an active fangirl:  Fangirls of the same fandom angry at other fangirls of different ships / pairings;  seasoned fans pulling rank over new arrivals.  Considering Voltron is not a mega-fandom compared to Stars Wars, Harry Potter or Star Trek to name a few (and Voltron wasn’t even mentioned in the book either), I wanted to find out if this behaviour is similar across all fandoms.   Though Anne Jamison took a literary path and not the behavioural nor sociological aspects of fan studies, several anecdotes and contributors gave glimpses into how a story such as fanfiction could transform within a community.

Yes, Enlightenment came in a form of a book.   I had both the e-book version as well as the printed version.  Lots of underlines, highlights and sidenotes later,  I found my calm and often referred to FIC for guidance.  I’ll even be so bold to say,  as an active fangirl, writing fanfiction, FIC is my bible (and adding ‘IMHO’ to stop your furtive whispers by calling it one).

So, in the face of wank or flame,  my standard reply nowadays, “Your Kink Is OK, It’s Just Not My Kink”  and I would (virtually) throw them a FIC book,  “Go read Anne Jamison’s book.”   Then, taking a couple of steps back, exhale and shake off their negative energy and walk away (far away) from their nerdrage and fanfury.

 

 


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