I went back to a site I'd bookmarked a while ago, Bad Fanfic! No Biscuit! (http://www.englishchick.com/badfic/). The first time I found it, there were stories I couldn't bring myself to read. The same went for this time. There are several people I want to send this to, although some would not appreciate it. I can think of a number of editors who would.
I don't think I'm a good fandom sort of person. I don't know how to do videos, and don't really want to learn that much technologically-related information, or actually try to do editing of videos with music. I'm still trying to figure out how to get the camera in my phone to focus. I don't write fan fiction. I didn't want to do it before I met the actors, and I really don't want to do it now that I have. I've tried writing a few paragraphs here and there of fiction. I load up with adjectives, and the love scenes are a bad mix of romance novels and erotica. Seriously awkward. Strangely enough, I have less and less problem pointing out issues in other people's work. I still feel like I could do wonderful jobs of rewriting stories.
The thing that got me into reading fan fiction in the first place was P.L. Nunn's website (http://www.bishonenworks.com). Her own fiction has a lot of non-consensual sex between characters and loads of brutality and torture in general. However, she also has links to other sites with stories that are much more in my preferred light and fluffy mode. I totally got into Weiss Kreuz, enough to get the DVDs of the original show in all its wackiness and poor animation. I have T-shirts of a couple of Pam's drawings of gentle slashy moments between the characters. I thought about wearing them at the GOOL event just to switch things up. I really liked Jet Mykles' story and a half (I don't think the second one will ever be finished) about the Weiss Kreuz characters, too. So the thought of writing about characters portrayed by real people kind of icks me out in the first place.
So I'm not really participating in the German soap operas fandoms except here on my own LJ, and commenting on Nose in a Book, and being pen pals with a couple of people. Oh, and meeting the actors. They know I'm a fan. Other than that, I am totally not doing what a fandom person should, to my understanding of it.