Some Further Thoughts on Realism in Slash - Mo's Journal
Some Further Thoughts on Realism in Slash|
|Date:||January 31st, 2007 11:26 am (UTC)|| |
I like the diversity of the "mixed-up audience," as you say. Somewhere on metafandom, someone was conducting a poll on demographics in slash (to counter the idea that we're all middle aged heterosexual SAH wives and mothers). Judging by the readers who write to me about my stories, we're a lot more diverse than that. Yes, most are women, but a significant minority are gay men and even the occasional straight man. And age is all over the map from high school to grandmothers, and there are people from all over the world. It's one of the things I love about this hobby, the ability to cybermeet people in so many different circumstances. Who would have thought that stories about mutant superheroes who have sex with each other could have such broad appeal :-)?
Damnit I need to get into X-Men!