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Some Further Thoughts on Realism in Slash - Mo's Journal
January 29th, 2007
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Some Further Thoughts on Realism in Slash

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From:mofic
Date:January 30th, 2007 06:05 pm (UTC)
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Well, I think Dan was both reflecting what the people who write to him say and going with an example of extreme contrast for maximum comedic effect.

It's interesting, because it both reveals things about Jean-Paul and raises larger ideas about the different meanings people attach to sex.

And in context and in character - since he's usually a sex-for-love kind of guy - it says even more. That's one of the things I like about sex in fiction - both as a reader and as a writer. It can be used for lots of different purposes.
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From:sushis
Date:January 30th, 2007 06:22 pm (UTC)
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I know Dan was going for comedic effect, and, *maybe* he was reflecting an actual, statistical gender difference in dirty-talk preferences. However, his joke/observation doesn't align with my *personal* preferences (I'm female). I'm harping on this, because it's something of a counterpart to my point below: some of the straight or bisexual women who *don't* want to read sex scenes with unrealistically "feminized" men nonetheless aren't sticklers for total realism.
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From:mofic
Date:January 30th, 2007 07:38 pm (UTC)
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*maybe* he was reflecting an actual, statistical gender difference in dirty-talk preferences.

If so, it would be limited to the sample of people who write to him, which was my only point. I certainly didn't mean to suggest it said anything about women in general when I repeated that anecdote.
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