i’m 99.9% sure the screw writing strong women piece was meant to inspire people to write fully developed characters that represent all kinds of women because to some people’s surprise women are actual human beings with different personalities and traits, not “slap pieces of this speech over gifs of tragically under developed characters in order to attempt to justify the media’s misogynistic and unrealistic representation of women”
I think a big part of why I read way more fanfiction than books is that there’s just a hell of a lot less exposition
the first 10 pages of most books are always “these are the main characters and here’s some background on each of them and this is the setting etc etc” and it’s such a fucking hassle getting to the plot sometimes
fanfic is just like “fuck it you know all of this already let’s go”
disclaimer: i want attention. i want sympathy. i want company. i want to impress people and i want people to like me. i don’t really understand why i’m supposed to pretend i don’t want those things, so i won’t.