Well, I'm a child of the 80's. I'm a writer (romance, paranormal romance, sci-fi, fantasy)--unpublished as yet, but working on it.
I discovered fanfiction a couple of years ago, and slash shortly after that. While there are few fandoms where I am a fan of the popular pairing, for the most part I am drawn to pairings that nobody even seems to consider, let alone write about. Or I'll fall for an adorable character on one show and decide he's perfect for a character I love on another show. Since nobody is writing these, I guess I'm eventually going to have to get them out of my head and into a story. One of these days I am slowly getting them out of my head and on paper.