One of the million things that fanfiction taught me was sex ed.
When I started reading fanfiction in the 6th or 7th grade, there was no such thing as sex ed in my school. (Not sure if they have one now.) And while I never really had the “talk” with my mom until maybe my second year in college, I already knew things that probably a normal 13-year old wouldn’t.
And it was all thanks to the Rated M stories of fanfiction.
These days, it takes a lot of skill and talent to produce a substantial story with a very heavy plot and dynamic characters. There’s also a fine line between writing something erotic and something pornographic. It irritates me how sometimes, writers choose to do the latter to get more reactions or feedback from readers. That’s why when it comes to choosing a story, I make sure to browse through the number of reviews. Usually, if the story is just a one-shot (or contains just one long chapter), I prefer that it had at least 16 reviews and up. Anything below will depend on my mood, especially if I’m really desperate to read a story.
Anyway, I just wanted to rant a little about how there’s a shortage in substantial stories lately. Especially on Dramione fanfiction. It’s what I read every single day. So I’ve probably read all the good ones and now, I’m stuck with the least reviewed.