Now, people who include food/blogging/television (and yes chocolate too) as a guilty pleasure obviously does not understand what a guilty pleasure is. A guilty pleasure is something you really enjoy but are ashamed of.
Mine – oh it’s a bad one for sure. My guilty pleasure is reading fan fiction.
What about it do I enjoy? Mostly the absurdity of it. I go on, finding a fan fic based on a favourite movie or book or television show, and find the most outrageous, poorly written, obscene story I can find and get a really good laugh out of it. It’s like my fascination with bad movies – sometimes it’s just hard to look away.
What’s even more enjoyable about reading fan fiction is that once in a while I stumble upon something that is actually well written, and the story is engaging and the representation of the characters is done really well. Usually the ones I read are romantic, based on canon pairings (canon meaning it follows the actual storyline/story arc from the work it was based on) or a few non-canon pairings. I don’t really like romantic films, or even romance novels, but something about romantic fan fiction brings out the squealing fan-girl in me.
Oh, and fan art also loosely ties in with this guilty pleasure. It’s always fun for a laugh!
Yes, it’s embarrassing to admit that a 23-year-old reads fan fiction on occasion, but that’s ok, it’s my guilty pleasure.