I'm going to put this behind a cut because it is asking some questions that some people might find uncomfortable or that it might make them very angry - so, please remember to play nice with each other and remember that the point of this post is tolerance - tolerance of choices, tolerance of others and of the rights that apparently some of us have and some of us don't. If this makes you uncomfortable or makes you want to start cussing or name calling, please take it off the board. Let's not be guilty of what made me post this to begin with...
Why is it that some people feel it is their right to tell us what we can and can’t write as authors? There was an anti-slash story posted on Fanfiction that slammed anyone who writes or read slash. I’m just curious, why bother? That certainly isn’t going to stop me, in fact, it had the opposite effect. However, what I don’t understand is why bother? If you don’t like slash, just leave it alone and let the rest of us wallow happily in own ‘sins of damnation’. I don’t go around decrying the evils of gen or het stuff.
I’m not looking to slam anyone or their choices when I write; I’m just enjoying myself. Likewise, when I’m reading, the same thing applies. I’m just having a good time. Am I odd man…person out here? MFU has always struck me as a very tolerant fandom and it sadden me to see a newcomer come busting in and trying to dictate to the rest of us what is good and correct MFU.
A host of questions here and every one of them leaves me with a bad taste in my mouth and a desire to turn my back on gen and het to concentrate solely upon slash, but after thirty plus years of writing it, I am not inclined to stop, not do I feel that is the proper solution.
Perhaps this is a bit more of a rant than a point of discussion, so I leave you with this - why are so many slashers so tolerant of those who make other choices - the nature of the beast in that we are already embracing an alternative lifestyle as good, just and as right as everything het?
And it does seem just that I’m typing this while sitting in San Francisco in the gay district
So, just read and think, cousins, you don’t even have to answer this as there is no answer .