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Rants about fic.

Ok... Grrgg...

Is it as annoying to anyone else when, in a summary, someone writes "Sorry, I suck at summaries" or "Story better than it sounds"? If you suck at smmaries, then just take a line fron the story, or give a brief statement. Ususally the summaries that say those things are not bad until that is said. It usually turns me off reading something, does it to anyone else?

Second:

Slash: Slash fiction is a genre of fan fiction that focuses on the depiction of romantic or sexual relationships between fictional characters of the same sex.[1][2] While the term was originally restricted to stories in which male media characters were involved in an explicit adult relationship as a primary plot element, it is now often used to refer to any fan story containing a pairing between same-sex characters, although many fans distinguish the female-focused variety as a separate genre commonly referred to as femslash. The characters are usually not engaged in such relationships in their respective fictional universes.[

Yaoi: Yaoi (やおい?)[nb 1] also known as Boys' Love, is a popular Japanese term for female-oriented fictional media that focus on homoerotic or homoromantic male relationships, usually created by female authors. Originally referring to a specific type of dōjinshi (self-published works) parody of mainstream anime and manga works, yaoi came to be used as a generic term for female-oriented manga, anime, dating sims, novels and dōjinshi featuring idealized homosexual male relationships.

See the difference? Pairing Spock and Kirk is not YAOI. It is SLASH. I am really getting sick of that. Yaoi is a term specifically for Japanese works, Slash refers to everything else.I'm going through Merlin fic right now and I cannot COUNT the number of times I've come accross Merlin/Arthur yaoi. Are Merlin and Arthur from a Japanese Manga? No. Then use the proper term, please. It's slash.

I've even seen the same with Kirk/Spock - The ORIGINS of the term slash - have yaoi warnings on them.

Just NO. Please....

/rant

Comments

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brids17
Nov. 1st, 2010 12:26 am (UTC)
cough*some-is-too-anal-about-labels*cough*

Seriously, I read those definitions and until you dumbed them down I didn't see a difference.

And at least they're honest about their lack of skill in writing a summery. Much better than writing a bad summery that would turn people off from the fic.

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hdluff4eva
Dec. 10th, 2010 05:30 pm (UTC)
Ummm.... American? Bwuh?
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