Life is like a pair of pants. Some days you find money in the pocket, and other days your belt loop catches on the doorknob of your classroom and you take out three desks and a foreign exchange student as you stumble in.
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”
YOU DON’T REALIZE HOW MUCH YOU LOVE A SHIP UNTIL YOU TAKE THIS DEEP AND STRANGE OFFENSE TO PEOPLE STRICTLY CLAIMING IT’S BETTER OFF PLATONIC