Taking that into account, I've never frowned upon authors. I may have disliked their material, but the fact that an author can think of a completely different realm inside their heads using their imagination only to write it upon paper is never shy of my respect. In fact, after reading and watching (several times) the Harry Potter series, as well as Lord of the Rings, I took it upon myself to start my own story. When I was in fourth grade I decided that in class whenever the teacher bored me, I would come up with different parts of a planet. It then came to be a whole universe, full of people that have had cultural ties and cultural disagreements; their different architectural styles; the plants and animals found within each planet; and even the universe's history as a whole. It's a story that involves time travel, and many of the views I have held since I was in fourth grade have stayed with me and are presently found in the story. For instance: I've always been an advocate for groups that promote planet health; in my book, the first environment that's found is one of complete eco-friendly systems, and the people there are happy. I find that the more healthy the planet is, the more happy the people will be.
But what had I gone through to make this? First of all, in fourth grade, another reason I began creating this universe was as an escape method from the people around me. None of them were nice to me because I was "weird," "the new kid," and since I was creative, they would often ridicule my works instead of praised them. The things they would say to me left me feeling horrible, a feeling I didn't want to outwardly express to anyone, so that's how I came to create the main protagonist and the main antagonist. Nobody understood the passion I had for writing, and it's taken up until this year for some of those same people to realize that creativity is a plus. I have a deep appreciation for people who can successfuly reflect their feelings into a story. I'm sure that the people who read this and have had similar experiences feel the same way, and I urge them to try out creative writing if they never have before. It's a wonderful exercise and sometimes you'd be surprised at what you can create if you just take your feelings and write from life.