Today, in the middle of stressing over a major history project, I suddenly opened both Word and FF.N and began to work on a new AU fic while checking if there were any new Percy fics in the Harry Potter section. This has happened uncountable times. We have all joked at one time or another that we're addicted to fan fiction, but I would doubt that I'm the only one who has ever gone into withdrawel. Yes, I have begun to shake uncontrollably and things like that when I haven't gotten my "fix". And a "fix" can be anything. It's gotten so much that I carry a spare notebook with scenes from fics that I'm writing so I can read them and add on. Sometimes I do this in the middle of class. As far as I know, one cannot die from fan fiction withdrawel. That's a very good thing. But it begs the question. Why are we addicted? What about fan fiction makes it so vital to our very life? There are times when I think I will puke if I read another book from a certain series (coughnjocough) but I can still kick back and enjoy a fic from that series. Sometimes, I confuse what is "real" and what is just "fanfic". Is this addiction just an off-shoot of loving a series so much that we want more, daily? Or is it something else? Discuss.