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June 14th, 2005
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From:mofic
Date:June 14th, 2005 10:32 pm (UTC)
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My kids know I write slash. I don't know they actually know the term "slash," although I've used it with them. I think the term kind of hasn't stuck with them. Maybe because I tend towards a somewhat academic-sounding definition of slash: fanfiction in which two male characters who are portrayed as heterosexual or whose sexuality is not explored in the source text are shown to be having a (usually clandestine) sexual or romantic in the fanfic.

Anyway, they know I write fanfic and that there are gay characters and that that's part of what interests me about it. They've all read the article that was in the Advocate, where I talk about liking the mutant/gay parallels in writing X-Men fanfic. They also know there's sex in the stories, because I say things like "Now they have sex and I'm going to skip over that part" when I read them excerpts. I do occasionally wonder what people think on the bus when I say something like that while reading to my daughter en route to school. But I don't wonder that much :-).

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From:jane_sehrn_ta
Date:June 14th, 2005 10:42 pm (UTC)
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*grins* at your definition of slash. You make it sound so *sordid*, Mo! ROTFL. I can only imagine what goes through the minds of your fellow passengers in that school bus scenario! :)
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