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Michelle
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posted 11 April 2003 08:36 AM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Audra brought this article to my attention yesterday, and I thought it was awesome.

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The kiss was not at all like Kirk had expected... Spock, wait... wait, he whispered desperately.... I cant... We cant... You... God, Spock... I want you. Dont you understand? I want you so much! Kirk still couldnt believe that the Vulcan knew what he was getting himself into. But Spock was pressed tightly against him and Kirk could feel the hardness. Spocks cock was pushing into his hip, hard as rock and insistent.... Spock smiled then, only a short, ghostly smile, but it was there. Jim. Yes? You talk excessively. from Christmas Giftsor Blue Seduction, by kira-nerys

Dont worry, Star Trek fansyou didnt miss an episode. But if you havent been poring over fanzines or trolling the web, you might not have come across the juicy encounters, gender play, and fiercely feminist theorizing found in the world of slash fiction.


Fan/tastic Voyage


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Mycroft_
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posted 11 April 2003 12:10 PM      Profile for Mycroft_     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I saw an interview with Leonard Nimoy on the whole phenomenon. He seemed quite amused by it and also quite well informed mentioning a few examples that he'd seen or read.

Wonder what Shatner's reaction was?


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Dr. Mr. Ben
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posted 11 April 2003 12:18 PM      Profile for Dr. Mr. Ben   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
He probably's probably trying to find out where the server is, so he can go and talk the computer to death.
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Mr. Magoo
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posted 11 April 2003 01:02 PM      Profile for Mr. Magoo   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Why is stuff like this always built on total cheese? Star Trek, Xena or X-files - take your pick.


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sheep
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posted 11 April 2003 01:35 PM      Profile for sheep     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
If you like Mr. Magoo, I can post you a link to my Facts of Life fanfic website
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Mr. Magoo
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posted 11 April 2003 03:11 PM      Profile for Mr. Magoo   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Hehehe.

"As Tootie reached out and unclasped Mrs. G's giant brassiere, she couldn't help but hear Blair and Jo moaning quietly in the corner..."


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Michelle
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posted 11 April 2003 03:12 PM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Oh. My. God.

I'm going to have nightmares about that!


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Mr. Magoo
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posted 11 April 2003 03:20 PM      Profile for Mr. Magoo   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Who would YOU kill on The Facts of Life?
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Doug
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posted 11 April 2003 04:13 PM      Profile for Doug   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Why is stuff like this always built on total cheese? Star Trek, Xena or X-files - take your pick.

How about Canadian Alliance slash?

"Oh Chuck!", Stockwell moaned, as strong fingers caressed the growing bulge in his wetsuit...


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Mandos
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posted 11 April 2003 04:29 PM      Profile for Mandos   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
No, no, no...! That is so wrong.
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angela N
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posted 11 April 2003 04:31 PM      Profile for angela N   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I can't believe you are calling xfiles and Star Trek cheese. (insert horrified and hurt face thingy)
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Mr. Magoo
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posted 11 April 2003 04:35 PM      Profile for Mr. Magoo   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Would it give it a quiet dignity if I called it "television du fromage"?

Now Babylon 5... there was a show!


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DrConway
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posted 11 April 2003 09:33 PM      Profile for DrConway     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Hah.

I've read my share of all kinds of "slash" (not just Kirk/Spock, but ... well, believe me, it runs the gamut). It's at once amusing, yet titillating, to imagine the "behind the scenes" activity going on, or to pick up on the little hints and clues that seem to pile up indicating a slashy relationship.

It's amazing the mileage people get out of subtle gestures and words spoken by people like Lance Bass, for example, or, hell, the Hardy Boys.

(Ok, I know that's incredibly bizarre, but... there it is)

[ 11 April 2003: Message edited by: DrConway ]


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Michelle
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posted 11 April 2003 10:49 PM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Another Babylon 5 fan!

Say, do you know whether they've got the seasons out on DVD? I watched it religiously for the first two seasons, and I think I ended up stopping somewhere in the beginning of season three. I loved that show though!


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Michelle
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posted 11 April 2003 10:50 PM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
P.S. The Hardy Boys! Haha! Oh that works on so many levels!
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Doug
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posted 11 April 2003 11:06 PM      Profile for Doug   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Season one on DVD has been out for some time. Season two is coming at the end of this month!
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Michelle
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posted 11 April 2003 11:08 PM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Oooh! Can you rent season one at the video store, or is it just available to buy?

Oh, wait. That would require a DVD player. Damn. Well, I have a DVD drive on my computer though...I suppose I could watch it on my screen.

(Just trying to think of a slash scene - maybe Londo and G'Kar?)

[ 11 April 2003: Message edited by: Michelle ]


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vaudree
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posted 15 April 2003 04:00 PM      Profile for vaudree     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I am not 100% sure of what the official definition of SLASH is but, from what I can gather, it is: humourous sex involving fictional characters from movies and books with at least some homosexual content which goes beyond kissing.

And there tends to be specifications that the people in the story have to be of legal age of consent - which seems to vary. Which means that they will accept stories about (made up example) an 18 year old Bart Simpson having an affair with Ned Flanders (which we would all agree is gross and wrong) as well as Homer Simpson having an Affair with Moe with a hurt and jealous Ned Flanders walking in on them (which may be quite humourous). If it is in the story title it is easier to avoid the bad stuff.

There is a sense with SLASH too that everyone is egging everyone else on to be even more outrageous. If a person needs a reality check, it would be better to come to rabble than to go some place where some of the stuff you may be exposed to would be considered quite normal.

There are also age differences among SLASH writers, which may be an issue. People seem to identify more with characters that seem to be of their generation.

BTW - I think that animation we had on here a while back which showed GWB doing it to Enron right in the middle of the barroom would constitute SLASH.

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Mr. Magoo
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posted 15 April 2003 04:23 PM      Profile for Mr. Magoo   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
maybe Londo and G'Kar?

Note to self: if this is ever a thread title in rabble writer's circle, do not open!


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DrConway
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posted 15 April 2003 04:30 PM      Profile for DrConway     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
In my case that would read "open with curiosity".
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