kowaiyoukai: (Merlin arthur invalid argument)
OK, anyone who doesn't appreciate rants, just ski-doodle on by. This is mainly b/c I stumbled across a post, which I won't link to b/c it doesn't matter in the end, but it got me thinking about people who don't ship slash. I KNOW IT SHOCKS ME TOO! But I am not even joking right now, there are people who actually come on LJ to COMPLAIN about the abundance of slash in fandom--not just ST, but everything. I just saw someone say that het shippers were hated upon, and someone else was saying that they didn't ship Sheppard/McKay, Kirk/Spock, or Jack/Ianto and so they felt like they were being forced to wade through all this slash to find what they wanted. (These examples are taken from a few different sources, mind, various entries, and I'm really not pointing anyone out b/c everyone's entitled to their own opinion.)

Fans complain about slash wtf )
kowaiyoukai: (thinking)
First, wtf McCain, you suck ass. Gay marriage is going to happen, suck it up. http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/americandebate/19066589.html

So, while I was away for a few hours, this happened:

http://redsambuca.livejournal.com/6951.html

Of particular interest are the comments, specifically esorlehcar's comment thread. But many others are worth the read.

Also here: http://hector-rashbaum.livejournal.com/200853.html. And here: http://furiosity.livejournal.com/492185.html. Also in [livejournal.com profile] metafandom.

So my stance on the whole issue should be quite clear to you all. Writing a fic where abuse/non-con/pedo/anything-else-you-might-find-objectionable happens does not mean I'm actually out there finding five-year-old boys to rape. Fanfiction kinks and interests do not equal RL kinks and interests -- they never have and they never will.

What I don't understand is the constant need to bash specific types of fanfic. If someone wants to write a story where Itachi raped Sasuke for years, let them. It's not anyone's call to tell someone what they can or can't write--if you don't like it, you just don't have to read it.

To be clear, I'm not saying that any one type of fic is better than another. Heck, I enjoy fics where Yama's dad repeatedly rapes him just as much I enjoy the ones where Draco and Harry have flufferly lurve. It's all a matter of what you're interested in reading, and knowing yourself enough to know where you draw the line. It's fiction, so the line doesn't have to be the same place as it is in real life.

Also, why is it that the list of negative topics always includes incest? This is seriously starting to bug me now that I'm down with the whole wincest thing. Before, when it was just Setsuna/Sara, it wasn't that big of a deal. But now that one of my top OTPs ever is an incest pairing, I seriously am getting fed up with people assuming incest=rape. Non-con is rape, people. Incest can be consensual with above-age people all around.

Also, why call out one or two specific fis and say, this is the example of all that is wrong with the fandom? I mean, there's always the back button, people. It's pretty and shiny and all nice. I've clicked it several times myself, including, but not limited to, fics with Padfoot/Harry, Vernon/Harry, werewolf!Remus/Padfoot, and those are just the first few that spring to mind as being really squicky. I mean, mpreg squicks me so I back button for that, too.

So, I guess what I'm saying is, fandom has no moral standing to base fics off of. Fics are what people want to write/read, no one is forcing you to write/read them, so shut the fuck up. Finally, what's up with the "my kink is okay but yours isn't" mindset? How is someone who's into, say furries, going to tell me that wincest is morally wrong. I don't judge, and neither should anyone else. We're all in the fandom together. Can't we all just get along, or some such other optimistic hopeful ending comment?
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I got the first comment at [livejournal.com profile] fandomsecrets post #495, and I was all LIEKOMGYAYZ about it, and now there is dorama of J-dorama preportions! I am going to shut up about it from now on; I mean, I'll still comment with first comment, b/c that's just awesome, but I won't reply anymore. I've got too much work I'm avoiding doing.

Three challenge fics is killing me. But I finished all the copying I needed to do today! And I've got this wincest fic that won't leave my head, and this sasunaru. GARGH!! Also, my original demon hunters novel is going to be AWESOME. I just figured out it's probably going to be at least five novels. Which rocks, since Rain is three and Tongkio might hit two, maybe. I guess as I get older, my stories get longer? Or something?

I'm completely printing out Quality of Mercy and Drop Dead Gorgeous, b/c OMG [livejournal.com profile] mistful is taking them both down? I left a comment asking about if it was her own decision or her publisher's, but who knows if she'll comment back. But this sucks! I hope I can keep up my fanfic when I get published. Otherwise, I'll just completely pretend to be someone else and get a whole other LJ identity for my original work. Screw this crap. Fandom needs the best authors to keep their work up!! ;_;

I'm also printing out A Certain Kind of Mercy. If anyone has any particular fics that I MUST print out from [livejournal.com profile] hd_worldcup, can you send them my way? Thanks!

Ack. I hate not being online over the summer. I'm trying to get the next chapter of TBKS done soon, but so much other shit is going on! Whatever happened to my free time? Seriously.

EDIT: [livejournal.com profile] mistful replied! I love her muchly. It was her own decision. I just worry about that sometimes. I spend so much time writing fanfic, I don't want to be forced to take it down! -_-;;

EDIT 2: I need to finish Metanoia, TBKS, some one-shots, and really focus on my original stuff. [livejournal.com profile] mistful says you definitely need an agent. This makes me sad in many ways. They probably cost boatloads of money. ;_;

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