If anybody ever makes you feel bad about fan fiction remind them that Wicked is basically a Wizard of Oz college AU and it’s a best selling novel and one of the most popular musicals on Broadway
and that the best musical of all time is a fanfiction based on a painting
Let’s not forget The Divine Comedy, which is basically a self-insert fanfiction where the author (Dante) gets to hang out with his idol and chase after his manic pixy dream girl (who irl probably never gave him the time of day).
Anellatulip…. I forgot if you understood Russian or not but I thought of you anyways. Enjoy <3