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What I Learned in My First Poll - Mo's Journal
January 23rd, 2007
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What I Learned in My First Poll

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From:executrix
Date:January 23rd, 2007 10:27 pm (UTC)
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One issue on which fans often talk past each other is whether fics are *supposed* to be realistic. You and I think so, but not everybody does.

As for optic blasts and train stations, I forget where Stephen King cited it from, but he says that you only get one slice of bolonium in a story, and it can be a big one or a small one, but there's only one. So, sure, I'm willing to stipulate to Logan and Scott being gay guys, with superpowers, with headquarters in Westchester.
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From:talktooloose
Date:January 23rd, 2007 10:33 pm (UTC)
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The only bononium in slash is the pairing. Established canon is exempt from the bolonium quota.
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From:mofic
Date:January 24th, 2007 12:12 am (UTC)
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I guess I don't think that fic is supposed to be realistic. It's just that I prefer realistic fic, in the same way that some people prefer h/c and some prefer happy endings and some prefer songfic.

I'm kind of with talktooloose on the other part of your message. Or maybe I believe the opposite; I'm not sure :-). I think what I'm asking my readers to do is stipulate to the superpowers (I get all hot when you talk legal, Dana) but I need to convince the reader that Scott's gay. And that for me is one of the fun challenges of slash.
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