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January 29th, 2007
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Some Further Thoughts on Realism in Slash

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Date:January 30th, 2007 03:50 pm (UTC)
Forgot to say: Here via metafandom

I think I realized what fueled my need to post, and what my main point is.

"There's plenty of slash that doesn't care about context, or anatomy, and where one of the men is basically a woman with guy parts. I think that kind of fiction is appealing to some women for a variety of reasons, but it's not appealing to me."

See, I'm not of the "realism is of primary importance" camp, but, I also am most definitely not someone who likes to see "a woman with guy parts" in my slash. I don't find "a woman with guy parts" interesting or arousing, in general, (although I think there has to be room, in slash, as in any genre, for individual characters who completely defy group norms, as long as the writer is aware that the character's traits are not the norm.) I just want to make it clear that some readers/writers may want their slash to conform to their fantasies more than insisting that it mirror reality, but that doesn't necessarily mean that their fantasies are of romantic gay chicks with penises making sweet schmoopy love.
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