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January 23rd, 2007
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What I Learned in My First Poll

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Date:January 23rd, 2007 08:55 pm (UTC)
I think it was your comment that got me started, and I'm going to follow up and read your essay. For now I want to make clear that I certainly don't want to suggest that my interpretation of your comment on lemurgrrl's commentary on your essay :-) represents the sum total of your feelings about slash and subversion. If it sounded like I was suggesting that, I apologize most profusely. It just was, for me, one of those "Oh wow!" moments when you realize that other people are using the same word you use differently, and you wonder if you've misunderstood a whole lot of conversations. And I think I have been, since the idea of slash as subversive to the extent it subverts authorial intent seems one that is very present and it's not one I'd ever thought of before.

Thanks for reading, and commenting.
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Date:January 23rd, 2007 09:01 pm (UTC)
my interpretation of your comment on lemurgrrl's commentary on your essay :-) ...

Heh heh, yes. I've never metaed on a large scale before and it's been a lot of fun to see it take flight, though nerve-wracking too!

Like you, I've realised that even the vocabulary I think all fans have in common is in fact unstable. It's a study in itself! And the great thing about seeing other people comment on what I wrote and on things related to the topic has been learning that we all use the same words without necessarily meaning the same thing. Which is fun too. Were it not for destabilised canons, fanfiction wouldn't exist. :)
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