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Fanfiction Essay

2347 words - 10 pages

Chapter 1
The Problem and Its Background

This section discusses the background of the thesis research entitled. “--”. The general and specific problems, significance of the study, scope and limitation, the framework of the study, and definition of terms used are presented here

I. Introduction
Fan fiction also known as, fanfiction, fanfic, FF, or fic is a defined term for fan labor about stories of characters or simply fictional characters and settings written by fans of the original work, rather than by the original creator. Works of fan fiction are rarely commissioned or approved by the original work's owner, creator, or publisher; also, they are almost never professionally ...view middle of the document...

In general, FanFic involves a combination of established characters, established "worlds" (i.e., the setting or universe relating to the established characters) and established histories (the events described in the work involving the characters in their worlds) from current works. What FanFic authors add could include new characters, new worlds and new histories. Another form of adding originality is by detailing (or extending) certain characters, parts of worlds and histories that received little attention by the original author. The major possible violations are therefore copying, performance or display of existing characters and plots, creation of derivative works without the copyright holder's consent and prohibited use of trademarks belonging to the original work.

People behind this fan fictions are the fans of some artist in the movie industry this is their way of letting movie producers and the entire movie industry to know what they want to be portrayed by the actors/actresses that they idolized by this means of communicating to the big movie industry, writers and movie producers are gaining ideas af a new story that they will be showing to the society. but the industry is not paying any attention and even credits to those people in the fan fiction knowing that this provide them a better stories and knowledge in what the society really want. This fan fiction has a huge positive effect in making a new movie or even television shows because it helps producers to think of what will be great and much entertaining.

The population of fanfiction makers in the Philippines is growing.

II. Statement of the Problem
This part of the study identifies what the researchers are aiming to know. The following problem statements would guide the researchers in discovering answers for their study.

Generally, the study aims to determine:
The effects of fanfiction among aspiring student writers in selected schools in Manila

Specifically, it aims to answer the questions:
1. What are the motives of making fan fiction?
2. How popular fanfiction works among aspiring student writers?
3. Why is fanfiction considered as an underground phenomenon?
4. Determine the effects of fanfiction among aspiring student writers in selected schools in Manila in terms of:
a. making a story
b. story appreciation

III. Significance of the Study
There are groups of people who will be given importance by the study. The researchers listed different sectors that would benefit from the study.

1. TV producers, writers
TV producers and writers can get ideas for their story lines by looking to the fan fiction sites. With this, they can see what majority of the audiences want from movies.

2. Fan Fiction makers
Their creations will be known.

3. Future Researchers ¬¬
As for the future researchers, the study aims to be a guidance and reference with the related topics about Fan Fiction. This will help the next researcher to update and improve the...

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