Author has written 4 stories for Loud House, and Harry Potter.
I like discovering and pouring over officially released early concepts of media I enjoy! Concept art, Early character designs, and Deleted plots, all of these are imagination fuel for potentially extraordinary and compelling 'What if?' stories.
I use them to challenge myself, and try to incorporate them in my submissions. It's a very fun process for me!
It's my way of getting inside the heads of the media's creators, And my way of getting outside of with newer and fresher ideas. Especially when it comes to scrapped concepts that could be repurposed and recycled into new takes on familiar stories.
It also results in me having a deeper appreciation for the creativity of the creators and their work. While at the same time paying homage to their ideas.
Which, I feel is the essence of Fanfiction itself.