September 17th, 2008

unfair to batgirl

oh, *fandom*

"There are countless people out there who think the story is open range to explore their fantasies and to correct what they see as an unbearably disappointing story. They constantly send ghastly manuscripts and pornish rewrites of the story to me, expecting me to reply with praise and applause for 'fixing' the story. They certainly don't get the message that if you can't fix it, you've got to stand it.

"Brokeback Mountain has had little effect on my writing life, but is the source of constant irritation in my private life."

-- Annie Proulx, on Brokeback Mountain slash.

YOU WOULD THINK FANDOM WOULD HAVE REALIZED THIS WAS A BAD IDEA AFTER THE BLAKE'S 7 THING. BUT NO. IT JUST KEEPS HAPPENING.