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I Blame the Dutch mpoetess
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Officially Marking It Somewhere
Since I'm not about to bitch about it on the list.

Arrrrrrrrrrrgh!

Sometimes BBF drives me *fucking* nuts.

And there's a difference between "I'm not sure how to write this anymore" and "the love is gone."

And I'm not sure if anybody noticed this, but pre Anna reccing S/X pieces (and thus apparently making it ok, and god Anna I love you and I love your work but if people don't stop deciding that slash/[S/X] is cool now because *you* like it, I'm going to scream and stomp and scream some more, 'kay? And then suck my thumb) on the list? You know how often they were recced?

This is *not* a popular pairing when it comes to being recced in cross-fandom arenas. Just because y'all are annoyed with the proliferation of it in the last couple of *months* -- which happened because a well-respected bifictional writer started recommending it and so the rest of us felt we could maybe come out of the closet on a list that has previously *not* been welcoming to slash (you think you have, but you haven't) -- does *not* make it the flood-the-airwaves pairing that you actually have to call a "Non-S/X recs day" for. Get a fucking grip.

Hi. I may be a bit cranky.

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mpoetess

2002-12-12 11:31 am (UTC) (Link)

*nod*

I (and I would, of course) think there's a there there if one looks for it, but I also think a shitload of S/X shippy writers haven't looked for it, and aren't presenting it. Or there's a there that can be created, I suppose. I wouldn't presume to expect people who honestly just aren't turned on by the pairing to expend the effort to do so, though. Why should they?

I'm sure there *are* people who don't read it simply because it doesn't interest them, it doesn't turn them on, it doesn't intrigue them, it doesn't seem to have any canonical tension or conflicts to explore -- everything you've said. And every pairing (and theme and style, etc) has a library of crap to its name. But I think in btvs slash, X/S does have a greater reputation for said library. Spuffy probably has a similar rep in the purely het sphere -- but I think (and admittedly TWOP is most of my experience with Spuffy fans/recs/fic) that it's mitigated somewhat by a much more well known selection of very good fic.

I think I've actually stopped complaining and am just trying to analyze now. This is always dangerous.