My sister, fallenangelfish on the ever continuing saga of Anne Rice and now Robin Hobb:
"At the extreme low end of the spectrum, fan fiction becomes personal masturbation fantasy in which the fan reader is interacting with the writer’s character. That isn’t healthy for anyone."
As if Anne Rice doesn't play with herself at night thinking about Lestat. And you know she does. The woman gets possessive over her characters like a crazy lady who sees someone else looking at the guy whose garbage she likes to go through.