The weekly wrap up – featuring Scooby Doo fanfiction and Wattpad.
Here on the Do You Get What I Mean? podcast, no secret is too sacred to share. Not even secrets pertaining to Scooby Doo fanfiction.
Wattpad has lingered on the edge of the internet for years. Well known by teenagers, specifically girls, the site boasts more than 400 million stories, mainly consisting of fanfiction.
But this secret vestige of anonymity has recently been pushed into the centre of a boom. All because of one fanfiction. Anna Todd’s After series, a story which featured Harry Styles – of One Direction fame – as a tattooed, chain smoking, bad boy, amassed over 1 billion reads on the site.
Upon publication Harry became Hardin – a young man with unresolved childhood trauma and an abusive streak. It, of course, was a hit, and recently the second movie was released in cinemas.
And how does Scooby Doo tie in? Our fearless hosts – Sam and Or – wrote a Scooby Doo fanfiction in high school and published it on Wattpad.
Although the book is long since deleted, in their second episode they discuss writing, Wattpad and Or’s very own Wattpad novel, Somebody Else.
Click the link below and dive into the world of fanfiction and Scooby Doo!