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Katherine Arcement

Katherine Arcement will graduate from the College of William and Mary in May with a bachelor’s degree in English.

Diary: Fanfic

Katherine Arcement, 7 March 2013

My habit took hold in 2006, not long before the last Harry Potter and Twilight novels came out and the year I got a laptop for Christmas. It was a relief no longer to have to make furtive use of the shared home computer. I’d been convinced my parents were going to find out what I was reading. On one occasion, my brother had looked over my shoulder, shuddered, and announced to my mother and father that I was reading porn. ‘No, I’m not!’ I replied, but he was right in a way. The first fan fiction I read was soft-core erotica written by other teenage girls.

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