Title: I Have A Question
Description: intros, Q's, etc
Tamuril - April 27, 2004 09:08 PM (GMT)
Hello! I'm new, brand new, actually. I just finished registering, and happy to find people who love LotR, fanfiction and the actors just as much as I do! Fanfiction is hard sometimes, but you all are the professionals, so I might as well ask.
This question I have is about the term 'slash'. From what I've seen, it usually means a fanfic story between two (or more) people of a homosexual nature. However, in the case of Ian Mckellen, being homosexual is normal to him.
So my question is: If I were to post a story about Ian McKellen with a woman, would that still be considered Slash, and allowed into the Library of Moria Fanfic Archive?
I mean if slash means 'gay' between two men or two women who are straight in real life, the wouldn't 'slash' mean the same thing if it described a man and a woman together if the man was actually gay in real life? :blink:
It's a weird question, I know, but I need a place to post my story, as I think that Love For Sir Ian isn't updating anymore :wall:
At least I don't think it is...if anyone knows whether or not they are, could you please post a reply? I'd appreciate any reply, thanks!
Azzy - April 27, 2004 09:29 PM (GMT)
as far as i know, slash is reffering to the slash '/' between the names in the parring. this in it self do not have a homosexual meaning... but i firmly believe that eventhough Ian Mckellan is gay, to pair him up with a woman is considdered HET, and not a slashy parring.
i dont think its allowed on LOM, but you sure can post it here, just be sure to warn for the het part, that its a M/F parring, otherwise i know some people would get annoyed.
i am not the profesional slash professor, but if you ask me - slash is a parring of the same sex regardless what the characters or real persons actual sexuallity is. slash is just erotic fanfiction, and takes no heed to reality. you could slash kermit and William shatner if you want to (ew...btw, i am scaring myself here)
so my answer would be, it does not matter what sexuality Ian Mckellan have in RL, in Slash fiction he will only be considdered a male, and nothing more, the rest isup to the fantasy.
i hope you could use my answer to something :)
Tamuril - April 28, 2004 01:33 PM (GMT)
That does help a little. I understand what you mean about Ian just being a man in fanfic, whether he's really gay or not, but I still kind of think that what's 'slash' for say...Viggo (married with kids) would just be normal for Ian, and writing a HET fic would be like his version of 'slash'. Oi, sometimes I don't even understand myself! :wall:
Azzy - April 28, 2004 03:14 PM (GMT)
yea i see your point... but i still say that slash is a genre, and not individual.
slash is slash nomatter what the readers sexuality is
Erestor Junkie - May 18, 2004 11:15 PM (GMT)
OK. I have a question too. What is a "lemon"? I figured out Mary Sues (That didn't take long. YUCK!) And of course Fluff, and some of the other warnings posted as initials, but not lemon. . . :help:
Lily`s Eyes - May 19, 2004 12:42 AM (GMT)
As far as I know,"Lemon" is a Manga term for a fic containing actual explicit sex (NC-17)whereas "Lime" indicates no explicit sex ( R ).