, For many people, slash is a controversial subject. Yaoi. Due to the increasing popularity and prevalence of slash on the Internet in recent years, some use slash as a generic term for any erotic fan fiction, whether it depicts heterosexual or homosexual relationships. , It is commonly believed that slash fan fiction originated during the late 1970s, within the Star Trek: The Original Series fan fiction fandom, starting with "Kirk/Spock" stories generally authored by female fans of the series. Abiding by the aforementioned definition leaves such stories without a convenient label, so this distinction has not been widely adopted.. ""And his name? Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,738 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 52 - Follows: 6 - Published: A bit of happiness, as promised! This tag belongs to the Additional Tags Category. Slash has a different sensibility to gay fiction, probably because most slash readers are female and in a closed community that shares their tastes, which makes most stories in the genre centered into emotional relationships, even as sex is very prominent. It would appear that Khadgar isn't exactly opposed. Wolf's Rain - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 6 - Words: 6,346 - Reviews: 177 - Favs: 46 - Follows: 16 - Updated. Dery, Mark. Slash fiction fandoms tend to be diverse and segregated, and each has its own rules of style, etiquette, history, and favorite stories and authors.  It may be a nod towards yaoi fandoms, in which underage pairings are more commonplace. Yaoi. Wrathion is reluctant to tell his friend about his plans, but could Anduin, himself, have a pivotal role against the Legion? Slash fiction, like other fan fiction, sometimes borrows the MPAA film rating system to indicate the amount of sexual content in the story. Other venues in which slash was, and still is, published are Facebook and private groups. Gravitation - Rated: T - English - Drama/Tragedy - Chapters: 4 - Words: 29,819 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 2 - Updated: Primer to the Dark Arts universe. Real person slash (RPS), also a subgenre of real person fiction, involves taking a celebrity's public image and creating slash stories with them.  Not all slash fiction has explicit sexual content – the interaction between two characters can be as innocent as holding hands or a chaste kiss, or even contain nothing but unfulfilled yearning; stories may be labeled "UST" for "unresolved sexual tension". Prince Kael'thas Sunstrider x Grand Magister Rommath x Magister Astalor Bloodsworn. In a tangle of uncertain alliances, suspicion, and distrust, the two princes are bound together more closely than ever. However, other large bodies of slash fiction, such as Starsky and Hutch or The Professionals, are based on non-speculative sources. TV shows are heavily skewed toward the portrayal of men, with only two notable predominant female TV shows: Xena and Orange is the New Black.  Although it is debated whether fanfiction about canon lesbians such as Willow and Tara of Buffy the Vampire Slayer counts as "slash", their relationship storylines are more coy than heterosexual ones, which entices Willow/Tara femslash authors to fill in the gaps in the known relationship storyline. Another short Valentine's inspired fic. RS, being cold can lead to some rather nice things, inspired by the song 'Baby, It's Cold Outside'. By writing slash fiction, queer youth can use their favorite characters and stories in order to create scenarios that allow them to explore their feelings, thoughts, and selves. Inspired by Litany in which Certain Things are Crossed Out (poem) by Richard Siken. They find the online fandom, and comment about their activities including the writing of slash fanfiction. In the episode "The Monster At The End Of This Book" of the TV show Supernatural, the main characters encounter fictional representations of themselves in a series of books. These works are now generally published online and use the same forms of rating, warnings and terminology that is commonly used by slash writers. In addition, a number of journalists writing about the fan fiction phenomenon in general seem to believe that all fan fiction is slash, or at least erotic in character. Not every roleplay community accepts slash, however, and some people specifically disallow the use of it in their community as not being canon or simply the operators do not care for slash. All pairings Don't forget to subscribe and enable alerts! Theorizing Fandom: Fans, Subculture and Identity. Love me, The term no lemon is sometimes used to indicate fan fiction stories without explicit sexual content. Some sites require all stories to be rated and have warnings attached, often by using a beta reader.  Some studies – for example by Italian anthropologist Mirna Ciconi – focus on the textual analysis of slash fiction itself. The revival of Doctor Who led by the openly gay writer Russell T Davies has also seen nods towards the slash fans beyond the omnisexual Captain Jack Harkness and other characters from the spin-off Torchwood. Gravitation - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,493 - Reviews: 31 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 2 - Published: The story of the Uesugi clan and Tohma Seguchi after the incidents of New York. And knew these murderers weren’t them. Until the Internet became accessible to the general public in the early 1990s, slash was hard to find. Our heroes get stuck in an office block in a power cut... Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,707 - Reviews: 30 - Favs: 28 - Follows: 2 - Published: 121. Anything with explicit content, especially with erotic scenes without accompanying romantic scenes, may be labeled "lemon". As a result, the exact definition of the term has often been hotly debated within various slash fandoms. One of my favorite pairings in Warcraft; I always felt that there wasn’t enough about their bromance in the lore considering they were best friends and grew up together— so, I wanted to write a little about that. In the Angel DVD commentary for "A Hole in the World", Joss Whedon, the creator of Angel, said, "Spike and Angel...they were hanging out for years and years and years. They can stay anonymous while creating a world in which they can express themselves creatively and freely  However, slash fiction has also been criticized as being unrepresentative of the gay community as a whole, and as being used as a medium to express feminist frustration with popular and speculative fiction.. ""You're sick..." Westmoreland shook his head. Several slash conventions run throughout the year and across the globe, mostly in the United States, including Escapade in California, REVELcon in Texas, Connexions in Maryland, MediaWest*Con in Michigan, CON.TXT in Washington, DC, Con*Strict in Nevada, Connotations in England, Zebracon in Illinois, Yaoi-Con in California, Bascon in California, and others.. Journals including RPS often include disclaimers that explain their true fictional nature. Sebastian continues to serve Ciel in adulthood; rated M for EXPLICIT M/M SEX. ", Sometimes your mind can play tricks on you. The first K/S stories were not immediately accepted by all Star Trek fans. Except that one..." to Illyria in the episode "Power Play." Written before book 6. Star Trek slash fiction remained important to fans, while new slash fiction grew up around other television shows, movies, and books with sci-fi or action-adventure roots.  Later, authors such as Joanna Russ studied and reviewed the phenomenon in essays and gave the genre some academic respectability.  In 1999 Due South creator Paul Haggis participated in a Q&A with an online Due South newsgroup. Original slash stories are those that contain male/male content, based on perceived homoerotic subtext between fictitious characters. Due to the lack of canonical homosexual relationships in source media at the time that slash fiction began to emerge, some came to see slash fiction stories as being exclusively outside their respective canons and held that the term "slash fiction" applies only when the characters' same-sex romantic or erotic relationship about which an author writes is not part of the source's canon and that fan fiction about canonical same-sex relationships is therefore not slash. In addition to the legal issues associated with traditional fan fiction, some people believe that it tarnishes established media characters to portray them in a way which was never illustrated canonically. Consider yourself warned. ", Reverse slash is a term used for fanfic without any sexual content, or very little sexual content, compared to the canon. Decarnin, Camilla (2006) "Slash Fiction" in Gaëtan Brulotte and John Phillips (eds. Without their grace, Castiel and Gabriel stand as more of a liability than help. Vidding has existed in media fandom since the 1980s, and slash vidding is still a popular movement within vidding. Another suggestion in which there is less femslash is its lack of strong female characters in media. Websites and fanzines dedicated to fans of The X-Files, Stargate, Harry Potter, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer became common, with tens of thousands of slash stories available.. [Warning: Contains slash.]. The term lemon arose from the anime/yaoi fandoms, referring to a hentai anime series, Cream Lemon. Henry Jenkins, with Cynthia Jenkins and Shoshanna Green,"'. As early as 1981, Lucasfilm has issued legal notices to fans who wrote sexually-explicit stories. The term squick is most often used as a warning to refer to a reader's possible negative reaction to scenes in the text (often sexual) that some might find offensive or distressing, such as those including incest, BDSM, rape, "MPreg" (male pregnancy), gender swapping, and torture. Otherwise, shows with a skew towards men are more popular, as women portrayed in these shows are weaker supporting characters. Touch me, Glossary. Even through his spiteful rant, fuelled mostly by fear, the angel hadn't even flinched. After the majority of the angels decided to leave Earth for good, the Winchesters and their loves, Castiel and Gabriel, had a week of peace with no much trouble. Or at least constructive. Chapter 4 up.  The trope gained rapid popularity in Japan in the mid-2010s through fan dōjinshi and has become a subgenre of yaoi works. Some people say they see similar evidence of such relationships in other shows such as Smallville, Supernatural and Due South.  The term is generally applied only to fanworks based on Western fandoms; the nearest anime/manga equivalents are more often called yuri and shōjo-ai fanfiction. "Gayfic" is sometimes used to refer to stories focusing on gay male relationships, and "femslash" or "f/f" used to indicate that a work features female characters in slash relationships. Haggis replied, "Absolutely no problem at all. Real person slash gained popularity with the 1990s rise of boy bands in the pop music industry. Christmassy, so it had to be posted today. Today, there are thousands of vids, and vid-like projects, available on YouTube and other video sites. John always thought he could handle anything that came his way. At one point the Master says to the Doctor "I like it when you use my name", and in a Children in Need special, the tenth Doctor tells the fifth, after being asked whether the Master still has "that rubbish beard", "no, no beard this time. 852 Prospect ~ The Sentinel Slash Archive Archive for The Sentinel slash fanfiction ~ link added 8/00 ~ Guideposts ~ The Sentinel Gen Archive Archive for The Sentinel gen fanfiction.