I am as yet (September 2011) simply a reader. I do not know if I will become an author in due course or not. I only discovered the existence of fanfiction rather recently - and it has been something of a revelation. One which I am still adjusting to, even though I have actually read a prodigious amount of fanfic in the past few months. Yet I am still full of wonder at the notion that people from all over the world, ordinary readers just like me can take existing characters from published works (and other sources), apply their own fizzing, colourful, inventive imaginations, and create entirely wonderful, entirely new fictions - which are every bit as brilliant as the original source works - and which so often give a form to my own wild imaginings (daydreams, yearnings, etc). Not only is it amazing to discover that this world of "fanfiction" exists, but it's wonderful to discover that the authors exist - and they're other people out there in the world who share some of my "wild imaginings".
My favourite fanfic universe for quite a while has been Harry & Draco - "Drarry". It took me a long, long time to get interested in Harry Potter. But it happened. Something about the richness of J K Rowling's imaginative vision finally - I'm not sure - seduced me. I stepped into it. And my imaginings, daydreams (etc) took flight. And then I discovered fanfic. (See above.)
To my mind, the Harry/Draco combination seemed ... obvious. (Yet I had absolutely no idea that the pairing had occurred to anyone else.) Light and dark, fairhaired and blackhaired, evil and good, the ambiguities and ambivalences which mark the very structures of "evil" and "good", the romance of clashing opposities, the transfiguring power of love, the thin line between love and hate, Montagu/Capulet star-crossed lovers ... it's all there. What a story.
But even more amazing, though it's a story about two males - teenage boys, young men - who are in love with each other, it is largely girls/women who are telling the story. I am an experienced man-loving man myself. Maybe I should write a gay romance. Yet I don't think I'll give that a try. It's too close, too familiar, too much my territory. I don't have to engage my imagination in any notable way. I think the results might be execrable. But it occurs to me that girls and women do have to engage in certain feats of the imagination to write about love between two boys. And maybe that's why the results are so spectacular - because so much imagination, so much pure creativity, has gone into writing these Harry & Draco stories.
Well, anyway, I love the many "Drarry" worlds of the imagination you have all created.
I live in Oxford, in England. Just about every day I walk through a couple of well-known Harry Potter film settings and backdrops.