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Man, the comments of THIS POST make me want to go HULK SMASH.

"This is so interesting, because, for me, defending a het space -- while it may seem ridiculous -- is kind of what fandom needs,"


Also, NO.

How hard it must be, to be a pure privileged heterosexual in desperate need of a safe space.


I'm confused

on 2010-12-12 09:41 pm (UTC)
mayfly: mayfly: life's too short (mayfly)
Posted by [personal profile] mayfly
Just because some straight people make it hard for LBGTQ people, that the rest of them should be penalized or their own sexual orientation should be less protected, special, cherished seems at odds. Everyone wants acceptance. There is bad fic in het and slash, no matter where you look. The fact is that most people look at het fiction as pure smut, whereas slash is usually granted a reprieve because it supposedly has more emotions. However - I love slash - we all know that there's honestly equal amounts of both, whether it's het or slash.

After reading the post it seems to me that a lot of the comments they post about women are absolutely true in fanfic - how many f/f fanfics are there? Considering mostly women write slash (at least in my fandoms)...I can't even think of one pairing I've ever seen written well. At least in het fic, we sometimes get to see strong female characters. Just my two cents and I hope I haven't offended.

Re: I'm confused

on 2010-12-13 05:40 pm (UTC)
mayfly: mayfly: life's too short (Default)
Posted by [personal profile] mayfly
I must have read the thread the wrong way. If they're seriously concerned about f/f taking over, that's a bunch of bullshit, and I understand why you're pissed. My whole point was just that everything should be welcomed as long as it's good writing.

When you quoted me, I had said in regard to my fandoms. Unfortunately for me, there just were so many authors who dumped on the women characters. Which since I knew most of the people writing were female, kind of blew my mind. That's my fault for not getting out there and writing, but I'm not good at it. As far as fandoms go, it'd be kinda pointless to read "better" fandoms as we all like what we like, but I'm always looking for something else to hook me.


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