This blog contains, in no particular order: slash, Supernatural, fandom rants, slash, feminist rants, cool pictures of animals, reblogged fanart, Destiel, NBC Hannibal stuff, my fanfiction, and slash. Among other things.
RPF has existed for as long as there have been celebrities. Any media ‘based on a true story!’ is RPF. Any historical fiction narrative that co-opts a real person or real group is RPF. Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar is RPF, and reflects reality just as accurately as the better and more lovingly, carefully written internet RPF of today: virtually not at all. The names remain - Julius Caesar, Mark Antony - as do certain simplified traits, the archetypal roles they play. In lieu of actual Julius Caesar and Actual Mark Antony, we get AU!Caesar and an AU!Antony in a simpler, more dramatic narrative.
V. Arrow, “Real Person(a) Fiction,” in Fic: Why Fanfiction is Taking Over the World (via silencewhippersnapper)