I was born in Sweden where I still live (Swedish father, French mother).
I discovered fanfiction some years ago after rewatching all the Star trek series one after the other (Enterprise -just do not watch the last episode, totally awful and spoling the series, TOS, TNT, Voayager, DS9) when I wanted to find more on my favourite vulcans: Spock, Sarek and Soval as well as some other characters I liked more than others.
I have found many great stories both canon, AU and mirror-verse. Although what is canon now with the new JJ Abrams ST universe and the new series ST Discovery can be debated. Everything was not totally consistent even in the series... And I am all for people who make their own pairings as well as those established in the series and films.
One day I might get the courage to write something myself but for know I read the great works of other.
Recently, I have started to read fanfiction about my favourite Marvel character Loki. I really like him and don't see him as a villain despite him having done some bad things that I belive could be explained ... And some creative authors out there are doing just that.
so thank you all that writes all these great stories so I and so many others may enjoy.