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'The interspecies challenge'



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 Why Do You Read Slash?
Vilwarin
Posted: Feb 11 2007, 04:02 PM


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I think I've never replied to this thread. One point is that I love men, and I mean males, and think it really sexy to imagine it.
Second point: It is something forbidden. In some cutures you would be condemned to death if you were found out, in others at least shunned. So it is the best place to search for angst.

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patchesbixby
Posted: Feb 13 2007, 01:04 AM


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I was born liking it so I dont know. *shrugs*


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TheLauderdale
Posted: Feb 13 2007, 02:45 AM


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I like reading good stories - if they're slash then hey, cool.

I will read ANYTHING with Orcs in it, good or bad. The interesting thing is that Orc fics, if they aren't gen, are almost always slash. While there are fewer stories about Orcs than any other LOTR race, a higher percentage of stories about Orcs are slash than of any other LOTR race. Why? Several reasons, chief among them being -

ORCS SCARE MARY SUE. She won't have anything to do with them.

This means that if an Orc does the nasty it is invariably with another bloke, at least in the wonderful world of fanfiction.


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Nindli
Posted: Feb 13 2007, 03:55 AM


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Well, really, why not? tongue.gif


Really though, seeing how the different pairing interact is interesting to me. I also only recently discovered I am interested in other men, and slash is a way of "getting used to it" for me.
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TheLauderdale
Posted: Feb 13 2007, 05:43 AM


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TheLauderdale
Posted: Feb 13 2007, 05:46 AM


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QUOTE
I also only recently discovered I am interested in other men, and slash is a way of "getting used to it" for me.


You know, I wonder if it didn't do something similar for me when I was younger? I still remember after I first encountered that Darkwing/Launchpad fic. I wasn't reading stories from any other fandoms at the time and it was only the one story - the author didn't even call it slash - but reading it did kind of blow my mind. Interesting.


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glory2elves
Posted: Mar 16 2007, 07:41 AM


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For me its mainly the same reason I read Fantasy and Romance: to escape the real world momentarily.

I also think it's hot to see two guys together, especially two hot guys. Yeah..I'm perverted..... aren't we all?



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Boofully
Posted: Apr 14 2007, 06:58 AM


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I'm pretty clear that I read slash because that's where the boy on boy filth is happening! I am less sure why I am so into boy on boy in the first place but it has always been thus. I first watched the rocky horror show when i was about 12 and i knew I liked it right away. tongue.gif

I also think slash is mostly pretty fun and light hearted (even angsty stuff really). I like that most of it doesn't take itself too seriously, it's a sort of "yeah I'm a dirty girl perve, what of it?" attitide that chimes with me.
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AmourDuTigre
Posted: May 26 2007, 12:27 AM


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I like it because emotional situations and settings can be seriously touched upon in a somewhat believable manner that really couldn't be pulled off ( tongue.gif ) in any other type of fiction.

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Cesare
Posted: May 26 2007, 06:21 PM


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No pretenses here...: With me it's the normal female interest in males bonking...:-) Nothing more, nothing less...:-)


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Edmund
Posted: Jun 4 2007, 10:25 PM


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As I was thinking about this question- really thinking- I realized just how much of a personal question this is for me. Personally, I adore slash. It does something to me that no other pieces of literature can do- its quite hard to describe really for me. A good novel length epic love story can take me from the highest of heights to the lowest of lows in emotion. I know many people simply like it for the "hawt guy 1on1" but, it, is really something more for me. I love to see the budding relationships between often oblivious young men bloom into a truly beautiful flower. I love to feel every ounce of their sorrow, pain, suffering and yearning along the ever twisting and narrow path of relationship- to hit the bumps, jump the chasms, feel the hot stinging tears and the warm reaffirming embraces. And- I relish- the eventual revelation between the characters that what they share for each other is love- a true and unadulterated love. Genuine care for each other. This commingled with indeed the beautiful and handsome men- whom crafted by the author possess traits and tendencies that make the character identifiable with yourself, make the stories all the more better.


I suppose that might of sounded a little strange coming from a guy. But, I suppose it can all go back to my own preferences and the like. To be honest Ive known myself for a while that Ive been attracted to guys, and that would certainly influence why. blush.gif


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Half Elf Lost
Posted: Jun 5 2007, 01:17 AM


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QUOTE (Edmund @ Jun 4 2007, 06:25 PM)
I suppose that might of sounded a little strange coming from a guy.

I don't think it's strange at all. Lots of people like long, drawn-out romance, riding the emotions, desperation, and triumphs of characters. Enjoy!


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Seshat
Posted: Jul 27 2008, 03:58 AM


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That's a good question... There are many answers.

1) Because the idea of two men together pleases me a LOT (why, that's another story XD...)

2)Because there are no real interesting female characters out there ('cept Xena maybe...)

3) Because I've seen too much of sexual violence made to women, abuse, ect., and I know that a lot of men think of women as pure sexual objects and I'm just tired of that, and I want to see a relation where one is not the object of the other, and only two men can do that (or two women but men are much more appealing to me sooooooo).

And probably a lot of other reasons I have yet to discover! rolleyes.gif


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Hobbitphile
Posted: Jun 26 2009, 12:13 PM


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1. See a relationship in a new perspective. And that's why I like when there is a canon-relationship between the characters I slash, like if they are very close friends for example so I have something to built my new interpretions upon. I guess some people like challanges and choose characters who barely know each other but that's nothing for me! The line between friendship and lovers can be very thin. So if we screw the creator’s and adapter’s intentions or just pretend we don’t know about them, there IS a possibility they could be lovers. They are to human beings... hobbits (in the case of my OTP), with feelings.. who are close to each other and care for each other very much, those terms can apply to both friends and lovers. And it’s fun to watch things in new perspectives, to spice it up a little and try to see things in a new light. On top of that it’s a lack of homosexual characters in popular culture so I have to imagine some myself ^^ It's a way to survive in a world of heteronormativity.

2. I will not go to deep into queer theory terms and values right now, but in short heteronormativity is the general idea that heterosexuality is the only normal sexuality and that everything in society has to adjust to those standards. And that in most peoples eyes, everyone is straight until proven different. I don’t hate heterosexuality, I just don’t like that heterosexuality is the only acceptable standard. And to tie this to the current subject; it also shows in culture and media. If a homosexual character is included it’s often for a reason, and it’s always very much fuss about he or she being gay; for example “the funny gay guy”. It’s very rare that homosexual characters (and other non-heterosexuals of course) gets “normal people”-roles. And in all classic fairytales it’s always the prince and the princess who gets together. Being gay myself, I feel kind of left out... so that’s yet another reason why I slash, to show there is more ways of thinking.

There you have the main reasons : )


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Putns
Posted: Sep 17 2009, 01:55 PM


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I read/write The Lord Of The Rings slash because when I first read the books, Tolkien had a way with words that put into my mind the thought that a lot of the characters were actually more than just companions or friends. The dialogues were too intimate... I got hooked on the idea of them being slashy (that sounds crude, but anyway). leaf.gif
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rine turelie
Posted: Sep 25 2009, 06:26 AM


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It doesn't sound like crude! Why, I think it's one of the reasons I gravitated towards slashing LotR. Sometimes, they just seemed too close. But, perhaps it's because I'm pervy like that. laugh.gif tongue.gif


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DarkNight
Posted: Oct 7 2009, 07:56 PM


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I found this site after I typed in Elladan Elrohir into my search engine looking for the answer to a question that's puzzled me for a *very* long time. The answer was discussed on another site but this place just blew my mind, Elladan and Elrohir yesss. I have now read *a lot* of glorious elf slash.

I started whiling away boring lessons imagining just what Spock (those pointed ears, that laconic expression, that eyebrow, that dry strength) could do to the other male members of the crew, I was just a kid but my imagination was boundless. Shortly after that I read LotR for the first time and I fell in love with the Romance of Middle Earth. I was obsessed with the heroism, the nobility, the tragedy - The appendices were read by me as eagerly as the rest. I began writing the possibilities of angst ridden desire secretly. It summed up my life. Unlike Tolkien's penchant for tragedy though I wanted there to be a happy ending after all the pain and tormentedness, most of the time anyway.

Then the Silmarillion came out - a whole world full of beautiful tragic elves, strong, noble and (mostly) doomed, what can I say? I needed nothing more than the imagination in my head to explore every possible scenario, every glance, every thought, every forbidden touch. In my AU my elves followed my own personal version of the myths. They were powerful, angst ridden, driven by the force of their desires, they were never cute, weak or sappy in any way, but they were wonderfully complex and unbelievably sexy.

I'm a lesbian, an unusual one I admit, but fully lesbian. I've had a couple of encounters with men too gorgeous to resist, but probably because they reminded me of my fantasies and since I wasn't a man it didn't work. I think it would have done if I had been. I was just born to be gay one way or the other, perverse! I once watched two very sexy male friends make love, they thought I was asleep ha ha. I did confess afterwards and they did forgive me. It was unbelievably hot, while having no desire for them myself I could appreciate both their beauty and their passion which puts me into a slightly different category to a lot of the replies, they only excite me in my head, my physical passion is reserved for women.

I'm not into femslash, though certain kinds of lesbian porn can and do excite me, it doesn't work for me in the femslash genre at all. Maybe I just haven't read the right story yet rolleyes.gif But I find it interesting that slash doesn't work for me except in a totally alternate reality, outer space, Middle Earth.. and lesbian stuff only works for me in this reality and in a different way.

What slash does for me - good elvish slash! - is draw me into something dark and complex, erotic in the best possible way, where desires can be explored with maximum tension and drawn into almost unbearable longing, heightening every sense of the characters to breaking point. I just don't find that in het fiction. Sexuality aside it's rarely interesting enough to hold me.

And in 'other world' slash the world truly becomes an alternate universe, it can be dark, perverted, incestuous, non con etc, but it's not real, it's fully understood this is the playground of the mind, complexity, challenge, intensity in all its forms can be explored by me as I write (or read) without me wondering (or stopping myself from wondering because it would *seriously* upset my enjoyment of the tale) about the ramifications of twincest or forcing your best friend, being bound raped and then consoled etc etc in reality. It doesn't have to be acceptable/erotic/believable in this world as long as it is in that one. It's fantasy removed to a place and time where the writers play God with the world and characters, writing (or reading) something that has a strange purity about it even when it's hard core.

And that for me is the essence, in my life I value beauty, honour, truth, love and any number of similar values, whilst having a side that revels in darkness, hidden things, torment of the soul and utterly unbridled passion, the kind that borders on madness. Elf slash gives me them both at the same time.

And thinking out the finer details of a plot certainly enlivens waiting in the post office queue laugh.gif
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