Do people really do this? (Fiction friends)

Iris - posted on 04/18/2011 ( 27 moms have responded )

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I'm reading a book "A Discovery of Witches". Since I didn't know much about the book, I started looking it up on the internet. I find a website about the book and start reading about it. I then see: "You can become a friend of Diana and Mathew (the main characters) on FB".

So I'm curious about this, thinking that there are some additional info on FB, but no or maybe yes, but mainly it's people having a conversation with the made up characters?? Does this seem weird to anyone else or is it normal to have your book characters as Facebook friends?



Personally it weirds me out. I like my book characters to stay in the books, and have their made up conversations with other made up characters.

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If you go to Yahoo Groups, there is also a HUGE BDB following there. It's a message board solely devoted to BDB. I haven't posted there in about 2 years.

Lacye - posted on 04/19/2011

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That's a little creepy. I know a website that J.R Ward has for her Black Dagger Brotherhood series and on her website forum she has her characters talking back and forth to each other. It's a little weird but then again, to have an imagination like some of these people have you have to be kinda off.



Edit to say: I did not know that the Black Dagger Brotherhood had FB pages! LOL that is just way too much!

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Yes that's bizarre. Besides some fictional characters don't WANT to hear that I'd have to say to them.

Rosie - posted on 04/19/2011

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lmao! that's totally weird! yeah, i wouldn't talk to imaginary characters on facebook, gqtm!

Shannon - posted on 04/19/2011

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I don't know about anyone one else but i think that some people take the facebook world a little to far, i try not to be on there to much I am on there so i can talk with & send messages and pictures to my family and friends but that pretty much it. I would rather be outsid and doing maybe write your own book about things you've done rather then having pretend friends

Shannon - posted on 04/19/2011

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I don't know about anyone one else but i think that some people take the facebook world a little to far, i try not to be on there to much I am on there so i can talk with & send messages and pictures to my family and friends but that pretty much it. I would rather be outsid and doing maybe write your own book about things you've done rather then having pretend friends

Jenni - posted on 04/19/2011

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The only fictional friend I have on FB is Kip Drordy. I felt sorry for him because he had 0 friends.

Bonnie - posted on 04/19/2011

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That is odd. I don't really see the point in it. Who even runs these profiles?

Veronique - posted on 04/19/2011

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Ummm, yeah that's strange! I mean a book is a book and it's made for pleasure, to escape the real world for a while. Just like movies, would you see every movie made every caractere would have a FB account and you could talk to them. Come on really, can't we even enjoy a little escape from out real world????

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My books stay books. There is a certain magic of a good book and i wouldn't want that ruined.
People really need help if they are talking to these characters.

Iris - posted on 04/19/2011

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I can understand "liking"pages and it will keep you updated about the books coming out. I do that all the time. But talking to the characters like they are real people is beyond me. Just a bit creepy :/

Jessica - posted on 04/18/2011

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Almost every single character from the Dark Hunter books by Sherylin Kennyon are on FB, and they all talk to each other, in character.

Amber - posted on 04/18/2011

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I wonder if the author is the "characters" on facebook. If not...would they really understand how they should respond to something? Hmmm...weird, creepy, and makes me think that somebody needs to pop the little bubble they live in and expose them to real people. You know, the kind that actually breathe.

Jodi - posted on 04/18/2011

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Um, yeah, a bit weird......but there are days, I suppose, where we could all do with a fantasy world to escape to, LOL.

Shannon - posted on 04/18/2011

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Sooooooo i can find me some hot stud in a book and continue on with a virtual stalking of his fictional life??? Damn.... do you suppose my husband will get jealous? Good grief, i have had moments when i finished a book and thought *sigh* i wish it would never end... but i would never seek out the character to be my "friend" lol.... I will however remember this info for when i am older and can no longer remember what is real :-P

April - posted on 04/18/2011

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LOL That must of been a helluva good book for you to want to continue a relationship with the character through FB :/

Reminds of that internet meme... forever alone. LOL

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There's a rather large following of the Black Dagger Brotherhood series of charatcers on FB. I suppose the women running these characters have way too much time on their hands!

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Well, how many of the people 'friending' these fictional characters really have daily conversations with them? Most of the junk people 'like' on facebook they hit that button once and ignore, or add to show that they simple enjoyed the book, or loved the characters. If they were really talking to fictional characters, sure, but I doubt that's what is happening..?

Iris - posted on 04/18/2011

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Lol! Yeah, I thought it was going few steps too far into the virtual world.

The funny thing is. I saw on CNN this weekend a woman named Kate Middleton and lives in the States. Facebook had deleted her account accusing her of using a fake name, which she didn't. But then fictional characters from books can have FB account. Gotta love FB...

Sneaky - posted on 04/18/2011

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If you are a fan of Battlestar Galactica you can become friends on FB with some of the characters (yes the characters, not the actors) in the show . . . .and no I didn't, because that's taking pretend a bit too far!



I think it might be a role play kind of thing?

Sara - posted on 04/18/2011

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I find it a little strange, yes. I mean, I "like" characters from books on FB, but friending them seems a little weird.

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