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27 December 2003 @ 10:05 pm
chick lit revisited  
coffeeandink offers a few links on the genre. While reading the article she pointed out, I came across a quote from Annie Sprinkle, saying that "the solution to bad porn isn't no porn, it's better porn." Sweet. And very true. And in the same vein, the solution to bad slash isn't no slash: it's better slash. Heh.

Topical, because I just read an Angel story which, no, none of you wrote, that makes me facepalm in dismay--one of those stories that people obviously have in mind, and on the bottom of their shoe, when they sweepingly pan the entirety of all slash ever written, ever, ever, ever, in Trite Little Rant #37.

Right now I am trying to remember that these bad stories are just funhouse reflections of my own freaky kinks and that the writing is probably someone's earnest expression of joy.

*crickets chirp*

Then again perhaps bad stories are mutant bunnies breeding at the speed of light and taking over our archives and our souls while our enemies yodel in glee and point fingers of mockery and we must destroy them! Destroy! Destroy!

Hmm. Must remember to call Anya, schedule that bloody vengeance for Monday.
 
 
 
xanphibian on December 27th, 2003 11:22 pm (UTC)
Topical, because I just read an Angel story that makes me facepalm in dismay

I didn't write it, did I? *worries*

*teensy lick*

Anna S.eliade on December 27th, 2003 11:43 pm (UTC)
Of course not!

(Hmm. Should perhaps amend my post, though, so that others don't worry...)
xanphibian on December 27th, 2003 11:47 pm (UTC)
Hmm, yes, us writing types are neurotic. I would say 'nah, I'm sure no one else is as lame as I am', but I've found that the majority of us is quite nuts. Which sounds like improper grammar, but it isn't. But now I want to change it. But I won't, because then it would be wrong.

Wooo! Someone slipped me magic crack.
Divya: kiss this_divya_ on December 28th, 2003 12:39 am (UTC)
...but I've found that the majority of us is quite nuts. Which sounds like improper grammar, but it isn't. But now I want to change it. But I won't, because then it would be wrong.

Absolutely hysterical. I read that first bit, noticed that it looked wrong, read it again, realized that it was absolutely correct but still looked funny, and then went on to read your acknowledgement of the not-wrongness that's freaking us both out. Hee!
xanphibian on December 28th, 2003 12:56 am (UTC)
*giggles*
Anna S.eliade on December 28th, 2003 12:59 am (UTC)
Actually, there's nothing wrong with a plural verb in that case--I think it might even be the more correct form. (Sorry!) Actually, googling, I find this:

http://www.utoronto.ca/writing/l2agr.html

Grammar are confusing....
xanphibian on December 28th, 2003 01:06 am (UTC)
*bangs head*

*lick*

Thank you. :)
Divya_divya_ on December 28th, 2003 01:26 am (UTC)
Ze joke, she is on us, Green...

Oui.

yonmei on December 27th, 2003 11:57 pm (UTC)
There is a discussion going on on my livejournal (and andrewducker's) about slash/het/gen etc... Of which I think part of the problem is the unexamined assumption that there is something wrong with porn. I mean on Andrew's part.

Not all slash is porn, of course. But quite a lot of it is...
Anna S.eliade on December 28th, 2003 12:22 am (UTC)
Thanks for the heads up. I glanced at his post and, oh hey, look--Classic Cliched Objection to Slash #8 with Qualifying CYA Postcript #3, "This applies to het too, of course." Sure it does. Uh huh.

As the year wanes I find my patience with fandom meta wearing thin. I've seen every argument and every rebuttal twenty thousand times. Everything is predictable and tedious and inevitable--we may be distinct individuals but our personal fannish growth follows recognizable patterns as universal as infant developmental stages. Yawn.

I'm sure I fall into the same traps myself with no self-awareness for my own blind spots. I only hope I don't bore people too much.
(Anonymous) on December 28th, 2003 02:15 am (UTC)
[quote] Classic Cliched Objection to Slash #8 with Qualifying CYA Postcript #3, "This applies to het too, of course." [/quote]

Well, gosh, yes, it would be nice to see relationships between characters portrayed as being based more on respect, loyalty, trust, etc instead of wild monkey sex, but he shouldn't expect to find that when he's reading PORN.

Silly, silly, uh, Amanda.

Set