Elizabeth Bear weighs in on the eternal question of fanfic.
Some fanfics are bad, and some are so bad that there are no words to describe their badness. And some of the best fanfics are actually parodies of all that badness. Trust me. Put down that drink before you read this Doctor Who piece: Notes From A Bed of Rose’s. (No real spoilers, but if you haven’t met Captain Jack Harkness yet, some of the gags might go slightly over your head.)