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January 5th, 2004


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06:20 am - On slash fiction


You are a Tolkien Moderate
TOLKIEN MODERATE:

Live and let live is your rule of life. You like
Tolkien, you don't have any great desire to be
a deconstructionist or an iconoclast, but
neither are you going to tell anyone else what
to do in their fannish pursuits. In your
pursuit of moderation and keeping the peace,
you tend to end up getting flamed by the
extremists at both ends of the spectrum.

Tolkienology 101: What is Your Tolkien Belief System?
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The past few days I've been exploring the world of online Lord of the Rings fandom.

One of the things I've encountered is slash fiction, which is homoerotic fiction, usually m/m. It bothers me a bit, since there is often little regard for the original characters behavioural integrity, but I can kinda-sorta handle it, even when I came across a story about a Gandalf/Merry/Pippin menage-a-trois that turned into an a-quatre after Frodo came home. (After all, I am a pervy hobbit fancier . . . )

What weirds me out -- big-time -- is the slash fiction involving the actors who played the characters in the movies. (Dom Monaghan & Billy Boyd, either with or without Elijah Wood, seems to be the most popular, from what I've observed.)

These aren't characters, they're REAL PEOPLE! With real feelings, who might get upset by this stuff, even if they laugh it off publicly. (Supposedly Orlando Bloom is rather underwhelmed by this & I can't blame him.) This, to me, is not cool. At all.

So maybe I'm a bit more conservative than the above quiz results might indicate, since certain "fannish pursuits" I find decidedly distasteful.
Current Mood: nauseatednauseated
Current Music: "A Fairy Story" by the Brobdingnagian Bards

(Eat a pomegranate)


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