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What is fan fiction? A helpful explainer from What's Tech

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In a galaxy far, far away, Sailor Jupiter and Darth Maul play kickball for the fate of mankind

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This past weekend the Fifty Shades of Grey film adaptation made a staggering amount of money, but did you know the series began as a humble work of Twilight fan fiction? And that fan-fic owes its prominence to technology? And that amateur and professional writers alike are beginning to make bank off their unofficial books?

On this week's episode of What's Tech?, The Verge's Entertainment Editor Emily Yoshida explains fan fiction, slash fiction, and her early experiences with the red-lit corners of Star Wars / Sailor Moon crossovers.

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