I used to hate fanfiction. I also used to hate shipping. Then I watched Madoka and fell in love with RedXBlue, so I guess I’ve become less snobby about fanwank over the past year. I decided to make a fangame for Madoka Magica because I felt like I could offer a new way to explore the universe it set out in its show. Because the world is so well-defined and crafted, I was able to create my own story and characters that I would be able to control, rather than fighting around with premade characters and worrying about derailment. I don’t know if I’ll ever do fanworks again, and I definitely do want to make completely original stuff, but I’m not nearly as opposed to the possibility as I was before.
…now that I think about it, I wrote tons of fanfiction when I was five. I guess I’m not too different from then, huh?