Recent Reading - Career Building Through Fan Fiction Writing by Miriam Segall - Mo's Journal — LiveJournal
Recent Reading - Career Building Through Fan Fiction Writing by Miriam Segall|
|Date:||February 17th, 2010 04:12 am (UTC)|| |
Interesting. Never heard the term "acid pairs" before. No mention of slash: could be the author is anti-slash -- or was avoiding a controversial topic in a teen oriented book. yeah it shouldn't be controversial but alas.
|Date:||February 17th, 2010 01:55 pm (UTC)|| |
That was my assumption, too - that she thought slash inappropriate for a YA book. I don't think it reflects her view about slash, since she talked about some things that she didn't seem to feel positive about. So, she may well be anti-slash, but I don't think that's why she left it out. I think she was thinking of the audience.
But it makes for a weird omission. There's certainly a lot of gen and het fanfic out there, probably more than slash. But you can't really be into fanfic and not be aware of slash, yk? So either kids are going to read the book knowing about slash and noticing the omission or they'll go look for fanfic after reading the book and find it. I think it would make more sense to mention it briefly and - if she wants to - say that some people think it inappropriate, which is what she did with RPF. I mean, I wouldn't expect her to write an Appreciation of Slash as a Genre or anything...