Showing posts from April, 2016

Fan fiction: Maligned. Misunderstood. Mighty beneficial.

To coincide with the 20th anniversary of the Tomb Raider franchise, @Lady_Scion has scheduled a different #20Croft celebration every month throughout 2016. These Twitter-centred mini-events have been created in collaboration with other fans and fansite owners. Check out the full #20Croft calendar here

April’s #20Croft focus is Tomb Raider fan fiction, and this post was written specifically for it.


Fan fiction, or the just as commonly used fanfic, is a barbed topic. Apologies to the red-haired step-children out there, but that’s exactly what fan fiction is – the shamed, frequently ignored sibling in the family of fan creative outputs.

Fan fiction can be defined most simply as stories written by fans about their favourite characters. It typically explores barely touched (or untouched) ideas and themes. It can go so far as to continue official plotlines cut frustratingly short. Thirteen years on, members of the Tomb Raider fandom are still brooding over the question “What could ha…

Which Tomb Raider character are you?

I did the thing...

Presenting the 16 Myers-Briggs Personality Types, Tomb Raider style.

Obviously this chart applies only to the Reboot Universe. It covers characters from the primary franchise content that's the games, as well as secondary material like the comics and recent Rise of the Tomb Raider DLC.

There was some shoehorning and speculation I'll admit to fill all the categories. However, the chart creation took a lot of work, and I'm very proud of the results... even if I am evidently either Reyes or Ana - such queens of likeability.

To find your type, I recommend the following sites and their personality tests:

16 PersonalitiesHuman Metrics
Alternatively, for a shortcut, you can simply find yourself on this handy chart.