(It) is interesting to note that both FPF and RPF writers are considered part of the fandom of the fictional work (e.g. Supernatural), as if the actors have little significance for RPF writers outside of the media work for which they are known.HONG, SOOYUN (2020). THE REAL K-POP IDOLS OF FANFICTION. RECLAIMING “REAL PERSON” FANFICTION AS K-POP INDUSTRY PRACTICE. HTTPS://ESCHOLARSHIP.MCGILL.CA/CONCERN/THESES/GH93H423K
That is definitely a pattern I have observed when looking at RPF related to media creators and to some degree, when it is related to musicians. Even when it comes to political figures, the fascination might be with the events itself, rather than the actual people. What are some nuances when it comes to different RPF fandoms? Do we base these observations on the paratext, on the way communities treat their fiction or on the text of the fiction itself?