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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.

mpoetess

2002-12-13 05:59 pm (UTC) (Link)

The UC/rare idea was different and acceptable to my mind because under ordinary circumstances people do still send normal posts to BBF on their theme days if they want to, so that wasn't a move to exclude or squash current popular pairings and current discussion but genuinely to give attention to stuff that might usually not receive it.

And fwiw -- and I think I probably gave the opposite impression when I got all ranty -- I'm all for a "Best stories you're not reading" or "underrepresented genres/pairings/authors" day. I think it's a great idea. And given the prevalence of S/X recs recently, I'd certainly agree that it's *not* underrepresented. :)