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June 15th, 2005
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Identity, Orientation, Behavior and Slash

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Date:June 16th, 2005 01:28 am (UTC)
Inspired by minisinoo, I'm going to play along too—with my "That 70s Show" fic, since you've read that series. And also 'cause I haven't thought about that 'verse for a while, and it's fun to reminisce. :)

My Hyde identifies as gay, though not very openly (because of his time and place). In terms of orientation he's, hm, maybe 5-ish? He had a long-term sexual relationship with a girl, but acknowledges that that was mostly because he was afraid of being gay.

My Eric is bisexual in orientation and behaviour, but identifies (somewhat tentatively) as gay once he realizes he's in love with Hyde. He would identify as 'bi,' but no one's ever taught him the word. I brought this out as explicitly as I could without breaking narrative POV in a scene where Eric asks Donna "Is it possible to be both gay and straight?" and she replies "I don't think so. I mean, they're like...opposite."

My Donna is also bisexual in orientation and behaviour, but identifies as lesbian once she starts dating a girl in university. She may be a LUG, even...since the story ends long before she graduates, we'll never know. :)
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Date:June 16th, 2005 01:58 am (UTC)
This was fun to read! I love that series of yours - it had such a genuine coming out in the seventies feel to it. If I didn't know better, I'd think you were old enough to remember what it was like :-).

I mentioned elsewhere (I think on marag's journal, but I'm not sure) reading fanfic for tv shows I've never seen. I was thinking of your fiction - both that and the Once a Thief ones - as examples of enjoying slash unconnected to enjoyment of the source text.
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