Some Further Thoughts on Realism in Slash - Mo's Journal
Some Further Thoughts on Realism in Slash|
|Date:||January 31st, 2007 11:29 am (UTC)|| |
Your fiction sounds interesting! I've never seen James Bond fanfic. Anyway, I think there are a number of different aspects of realism, as etrangere
comments elsewhere in this entry, and being true to canon is an important one for many people, both in terms of being true to the canon universe (criminal masterminds, mad scientists, spies with gadgets) and true to the characters.
Bondfic tends to be about equally divided between the Goldeneye (slash, which I write) camp and the authors of action fics, although the recent release of Casino Royale has brought new writers into that side of things. About the only contact the two groups get is being on the same board at Fanfic.net. Though so far, at least, it seems to be an amicable situation, both fandoms kind of go along doing their own thing, waving at each other when they pass in the halls but not stopping for any in-depth conversation.
Part of what I like about this particular fandom is that it can be such a dark and twisted place. James Bond is an assassin; he's killed dozens of masterminds and hundreds, if not thousands, of faceless minions. He's not a nice guy, his lover's not a nice guy, and when they're putting each other through hell, we're not just staying out late or forgetting to do the dishes. In my current WIP (which goes AU just at the end of the movie) there's physical trauma, brainwashing, mindgames of epic proportions -- and all in the name of love.