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I should not have to scroll through six pages of the Literature category to find a single piece of original prose.
I am not disputing the legitimacy of Fan Fiction as an art form, or even as a form of literature. People write fan fiction for a living; they call it pastiche. It's notably prevalent in the Sherlock Holmes fandom. One of my favourite book series is basically glorified fan fiction.
But for the sake of my sanity, please, PLEASE use the appropriate DA category, fanfic writers. It was made just for you.

EDIT: And it's actually much easier now that the folders have been rearranged: You can get straight to Fan Fiction from Literature!
Don't mind me; I'm just airing a pet peeve.
But really, there is a fan fiction category on DA. It should be used. I should not have to trawl through heaps of Hetalia and Vocaloid and MLP to find original work in the folders intended for original work. It makes it very hard to find original work to request for my groups, which promote original work.

Use the damn folder.
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:iconlonelyxsonata:
lonelyxsonata Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Student Writer
Thank you, you helped me a lot! *facepalm
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QuiEstInLiteris Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Professional Writer
o3o Ooh, good!
Actually, I need to update this. The arrangement has changed since I posted it, and I think you can actually get to the Fan Fiction folder under the Literature heading, now. Going to have to check up on it, though, because I don't post much fanfic. 
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Tinman20 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014
Thank you ! 
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QuiEstInLiteris Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Professional Writer
Thank you!
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The-Story-Spinner Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks. I'm new here, so this helped.
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QuiEstInLiteris Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Professional Writer
Oh, good. ^^
I was feeling sort of snarky when I wrote it, so just ignore the angry bits. >>;
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aerhopeful Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you
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meijakomochi Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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ilikecrayons45 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
:D
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XlightsxandxshadowsX Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
FINALLY!!
someone who agrees that there is way too much fanfiction in the litterature section. I am getting sick and tired of searching through pages and pages of bad hetalia fanfiction just to find original stories. It's gotten to the point that I don't even want to look anymore.

It's so nice to learn that I'm not the only one that feels this way.

Thank You! :clap:
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