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Fan Fiction for the Unconvinced


Fan Fiction for the Unconvinced

This is an attempt at an informal essay on fan fiction, by a middle-aged woman who reads and enjoys fan fiction. It won’t really be a balanced argument—I will be concentrating more on what I see as the positive aspects of the genre. I’ll be using mainly examples from the Sherlock fandom, that being the fandom I’m most familiar with. (There will be some spoilers, especially for series 3, so if you haven’t seen the series yet and you intend to, it might be wise to give this essay a miss.) Why do I read fan fiction? The basic reason is exactly the same reason I read anything—some of it is of astounding qualit


White Princess Celestia

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My Bio
Greetings DeviantArtists and fans! I am one of those people with too many identities online, so I'll try to make it easy for you to figure out who I am.

At the MLPArena, I am best known as Eskara1862. Ponies have been a passion for me since I was about 3 and received Baby Quackers as my very first pony on my birthday. Now, there are about 600 ponies hiding in various places around the house. One day, I will find a way to properly display them all.

My newest identity, and the one I would really like to promote is NewGrayMare. I have opened my own store at I'd love it if you would stop by and buy something! I currently make phone socks, dice bags, coin purses, and tote bags. I have plans for many future items, but have to finish the preliminary work before sharing those ;)

Favourite Visual Artist
James Gurney
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Enya, Loreena McKennitt, Secret Garden
Favourite Books
Dinotopia, Game of Thrones, Black Swan
Favourite Writers
James Gurney
Tools of the Trade
graphite, colored pencil, erasers (lots of them), acrylic, x-acto knife, sculpy, needle and thread
Other Interests
Dinosaurs! My Little Ponies, Dinotopia, Jurassic Park

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asuraluduHobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy birthday!
asuraluduHobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday!
asuraluduHobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday!
NewGrayMareProfessional General Artist
Thank you! It was a wonderful day filled with friends :)
asuraluduHobbyist Traditional Artist
A great time had by all.
MelloryUchihaHobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much for the Watch! :love: 
XxJerra-chanxXHobbyist Digital Artist
Hi lol I was the employee from Michael's. I really like your work! :D