So's creating own characters and alternate realities - without the legal hassle.
No, but that's still fanfic, because it's still based in a world someone else created, or keeps their characters in character. If neither of those apply, then you might as well change the names and call it original.
Exactly. Once you get used to writing in a framework, writing in a framework you created is not only easier but the writing is also of a better quality.
Yes, indeed. But a lot of us don't feel confident enough to make our own frameworks right away - and RPS is sort of the step in between full-blown fanfic and original writing.
You don't normally make a complete framework right off, and it doesn't need confidence. It's usually done for fun. Plus, sometimes, there are real people with real personalities that have to be in character as much as characters from films or books.
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You seem to imply that it's a developmental process - that one cuts one's teeth on slash and then moves onward, improved, into 'real' writing. I'd dispute that; I was writing original fiction long before I'd even heard of slash, and that was a good decade or so before I wrote any fic of any kind. Perhaps I'm taking too strong an interpretation of your proposition, but I thought I'd disagree with it anyway :)
Y'know, that is the only decent reason for writing RPS I have ever come across. And It sort of makes sense, too.
But, it still sort of squicks me. Which is why I close my eyes when I read it. O_o
Agreeing with what mhw
has said - this only applies if, as a writer, you've started off with fanfic, which isn't always the case.
On the other hand - yay RPS! *grin*