I finished reading, and rereading, and rerererereading Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (There is a severe, yet understandable, lack of affordable English books in China), and I really enjoyed it. Unfortunately this has put an idea into my head that hasn't left me alone for a while. What are the ordinary people, specifically the government doing about all the evil magic running around. Years ago I had wondered what would happen in a wizard/muggle fight. Now I have a detailed plot and actual scenes in my head, concerning an ultra secret group commissioned by the Prime Minister finding out info about magic, and conducting raids to gain more info. It would involve lots of paranoia, death and paranoia. Harry Potter and other main characters don't even appear in the story except in ways that are canonical. And no I haven't purposefully put a huge amount of thought into this. My subconcious keeps coming up with more details whenever I'm bored. Which is the way it usually works when I'm thinking up story ideas. Now I don't have anything against fanfiction in general. As long as the writer does a good job and doesn't get money from it. But due to my recent obsession I'm curious about what other people think about fancfiction in general. Is it worthwhile writing fanfiction down, as long as it doesn't interfere with more original ideas? Is the practice you can get worth the time and effort? Is it simply fan worship that detracts from the original? I want to know.