It counts as literature. It totally counts. Who reads it? Who writes it? What's your favorite fandom? What's your favorite ship? What...variety...of fic do you prefer to read? I know for fact I'm not the only one who spends too much just the right amount of time on AO3. For me- I write WoT RP stuffs as well as Supernatural fics (though those are pretty crap and I'm not sharing), and mostly read Supernatural fics. Guilty pleasure exposed. Now please come help me wallow in my misery as I cry over Twist and Shout again.