Nov. 14th, 2009 06:39 pm
[identity profile] posting in [community profile] boy_touching
I appreciate being allowed to join.

Is there anyone who likes slash here? If so, there's this great community that does slash with original characters. They have, like, slash art, writing tools, and a place for everyone to hang out.

Here's the link to FateFiction.

Anyway, my name is Ghost. I live in NY and am 21. I'm new to livejournal, though.

*whispers and purrs*

Date: 2009-11-15 12:03 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Which kind of slash are you into..?


Re: *whispers and purrs*

Date: 2009-11-15 12:13 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I´ll check it out. =)

I´m usually all for the Lotrips/fps

Date: 2009-11-15 12:15 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
i think most of us here likes slash:) but i prefer it when you don't have to made stuff up, shows with actual pairing, like Torchwood, where the slash went from slash to canon:) fanfiction is the best though:) welcome on LJ :)

Date: 2009-11-15 12:20 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
yeah too bad they have to 'disclaim' it all:) a book filled with smutty guy-on-guy fics? I'd pay for that:)

Date: 2009-11-15 12:23 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
i just read (everyday^^) but didnt post anything yet. i'm not much of a writer in English and there's no place for fics in my stupid language;p. but someday:)

Date: 2009-11-15 12:27 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Well i don't, cause they would be in polish and no one wants to read that;p i have sth written in English( had a boring week in the summer) but don't have guts to post;p but when i find the time to check and edit then maybe i will;p what's your 'fandom of choise' ?

Date: 2009-11-15 04:17 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Oh, god, I'm in dire need of a Polish person that can answer some questions for me. I'm writing an original slash story, and the main character is Polish. Why he ended up being Polish is a long story - he shouldn't have been, since I don't know enough about Poland, but now it's too late to change it.

Would it be possible for you to answer a few questions, if it's not too much trouble?

Date: 2009-11-15 11:12 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
sure:) pm me though, lets not spam this post any more:)

Date: 2009-11-15 07:22 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
come on u made me interested:D

Date: 2009-11-15 02:24 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
[ profile] janedavitt writes slash fanfic and original slash fic. She publishes novels.

Date: 2009-11-15 02:47 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Those are called M/M fiction.

See sites like Dreamspinner Press for many, many
M/M novels.

Date: 2009-11-15 12:45 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I recommend [ profile] s2b2 for original fiction, if you aren't already aware of it...

Date: 2009-11-15 12:47 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I'm confused, I thought slash was fan fiction where they take two heterosexual (usually male) characters and put them in a homosexual relationship. Is there now a genre of original fiction where they put heterosexual males in homosexual relationships with each other? Darn, I'm obviously out of the loop.

Date: 2009-11-15 01:58 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Obviously I'm going to the wrong places.

Date: 2009-11-15 12:54 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I think slash is pretty much any story that contains m/m relationships or interactions, whether it's fanfic, original, or includes hetero dudes.

Date: 2009-11-15 01:59 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Really? Obviously I'm going to the wrong places. I've never seen it used to describe anything published or original fiction.

Date: 2009-11-15 02:02 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
yeah, I was going to second There's tons of original slash there.

Date: 2009-11-15 02:45 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
No, it's not.

See below.

Check Wikipedia for more definitions.

Date: 2009-11-15 01:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I think you're getting a little too technical with this. Of course it's good to know what things mean, but you've also got to take into consideration how people use those terms. I've seen more than a few people label their original fiction as slash, probably because they were fanfic writers and/or readers who're used to labeling m/m couples as slash. So just because wikipedia says one thing, or 'technically' it means one thing, doesn't mean there aren't groups of people who use it as a broader term.

Date: 2009-11-15 01:20 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I'll check out the site - I generally am more into reading and writing fanfic slash than original - but I do own a lot of gay novels that I love. Thanks for the link.

Date: 2009-11-15 02:43 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Just to say that if it's original fiction, it isn't "slash."
Slash is using already established characters and then pairing
them in non-canon ways. As in Kirk/Spock. Or Bush/Obama.

Couples who are paired in canon are also not slash. As in
Brian/Justin or "Janto."

If you mean stories where the characters have sex, those are
called "erotic fiction." Or porn. It's NOT slash.

I hate to get technical, but terms have meanings. Language
is specific. That's what makes it so good.
Edited Date: 2009-11-15 02:44 am (UTC)

Date: 2009-11-15 02:50 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I'm just pointing out the correct terms for what you
are looking for.

If you are looking for "slash" that's something very
different from M/M fiction and vice versa.

Before you get your knickers in a twist, step back
and consider your terms. That's why things are labeled
in certain ways.

Date: 2009-11-15 03:18 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I agree with you here. Although I also am aware that term slash has become quite popular when speaking of original fiction aswell, but that's only quite recently. But wherever I go to in the internets(and that is wherever *I* go, not whole internet) it's still basically slash=fanfiction and nothing else.

I would believe that any sort of communities for original fiction involving homosexuality would gain wider audience if word "slash" was not used. There's also people who are not into fanfics but gladly do read original m/m fiction.

That's my personal(yeah subjective here now!) opinion, that it should be kept like that. Idk. I'm actually not at all that nitpicky about using exactly the right words for exactly the right things but
this is a bit different case. Just something about calling original male characters in a romantic relationship "slash" really seems wrong to my ear. Not to mention people who take this to the real world and talk about real life gay couples as "slash couples", what the hell...

OP just calm down a bit, no one was trying to offend you. No need to start telling people to "go away".

Date: 2009-11-15 04:21 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Language also evolves. I've seen slash being used for original M/M fiction, whether there's sex or not. Maybe it's a new thing, but it does exist.

Date: 2009-11-15 08:16 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I don't mean to be contrary, but I'm pretty sure slash has begun to have a pretty fluid meaning - some people think it's just of the fanfiction sort where it's established characters put into m/m pairings whereas I've heard many others begin to use it as a more blanket term, because it's still M slash M... hence the whole "slash" part.

Also, I loled at you using Bush/Obama as an example XD

Date: 2009-11-15 11:11 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
oh, thx i was wondering about the 'labeling '. i just call Janto slash because it often is not just jack/ianto but jack/ianto/tadris/owne/gwen/whoever so.. yeah. but now i know i shouldnt;p thankaya:D
god these terms are often hard to follow, stuff like omc,oc, au blablabla :)

Date: 2009-11-16 10:56 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Welcome to the comm, Ghost!

Date: 2009-11-17 07:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Welcome to LJ, a place that lives on fandom :D

I love slash, and by that, I mean m/m adult stories with characters from a book or a film/tv show. I'm in HP fandom :D:D

Actually, technically, original m/m erotic/adult stories are not slash, they are just homoerotic's a bit misleading...


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