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January 22nd, 2009
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Is M/M Slash Like Pseudo-Lesbian Porn Produced for Straight Men?

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From:eveningblue
Date:January 31st, 2009 03:39 pm (UTC)
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The traditional girl meets boy, girl falls in love with the boy, blah blah blah. Boring.

I totally agree with you. BUT. A LOT of slash is written very much to this same pattern. In fact, some of the most recc'ed stories in fandom are fics that follow this same pattern, very often with, as mofic said above, one of the men "feminized" into the role of passive or pining woman.

In all the fandoms I've been in, romantic first-time fic is very very popular, and the story arc of this kind of fic is usually, as you say, girl meets boy, girl falls in love with boy (or realizes suddenly that she is in love with boy, or falls in love with boy over long period over time, etc.). Except instead of "girl meets boy" it's "boy meets boy."

Do you find these stories boring, too? I know I do.
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From:51stcenturyfox
Date:February 6th, 2009 06:19 am (UTC)
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(Found this thread via slashphilosophy )

Do you find these stories boring, too? I know I do.

Yes, I do as well. I don't mind romantic expression, but it seems to me that in a lot of this sort of slash fiction, the ultimate goal is "true love" (and constant and repeated verbal expression of true love) which I don't find realistic behavior for some of the characters.

Everyone prefers different things, but I don't really enjoy (or write) slash if it's a traditionally-presented love story with one passive person. (I don't really like reading het fiction like this either, however.)
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