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19 Struggles All Fanfiction Addicts Understand

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1. You're constantly hiding your computer screen from your friends and family.

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2. And found out the hard way how dangerous it is to read fanfiction on your phone in public.

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3. Everybody thinks you only write/read smut.

4. When in fact you write/read PLOT INTENSIVE smut.

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Ha, bet you're embarrassed now, #haters.

5. It takes forever to find The Perfect Fanfiction for your OTP.

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6. And when you get to the best part, you realize it hasn't been updated since you were basically in MIDDLE SCHOOL.

7. Your other priorities usually take a backseat.

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Was I supposed to pay rent this month? Whoops.

8. You don't have enough muscles in your face to cringe at new authors who put "A/N"s right in the middle of their chapters.

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9. NaNoWriMo is hands down the most stressful month of the year.

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50,000 tiny existential crises waiting to happen.

10. You panic that one time every year that Fanfiction.net shuts down.

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And then sheepishly remember that AO3 and Tumblr exist.

11. When you're one of the first ones in a new fandom, the lack of fanfiction for it is debilitating.

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12. So you take it upon yourself to shoulder the burden of writing your own.

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For better or for worse.

13. Good reviews are more potent than liquid crack.

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14. But people are always asking things like, "Don't you want to write something you can actually get paid for?"

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I didn't choose the fanfiction life. The fanfiction life chose me.

15. You have genuine trouble not looking at life through fanfiction goggles.

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16. You keep thinking a day will come that you'll grow out of the fanficking habit.

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Any day now.

17. But then the writers on your show do THAT THING to your faves, and you get sucked right back in again.

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18. So you've pretty much resigned yourself to the fact that you will be a fanfiction addict forever.

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Because no one gets out of here alive.

19. Oh, and also? No matter what you do THE MARAUDERS WILL NEVER GET THEIR OWN MOVIE.

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(Thanks for asking. We're not okay.)

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