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plotty slash recs

February 19th, 2012 (05:06 pm)

OK, continuing the gen meta: one reason I prefer gen and am grumpied by the ever-increasing amount of slash is that I want more from my story than most slash stories give me. I have a lot of least favorite kind of stories, but one of them is the story in which characters have issues that are caused/summed up by the fact that they are not fucking, and then there is a lot of YEARNING and FEELINGS, and then there is fucking and everyone is happy. Too often, the answer to the question, "why didn't they just get to the fucking earlier?" is "because then we couldn't have the YEARNING and FEELINGS."

So give me some recs of slash that doesn't do that! Plotty slash, in particular.

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Posted by: Sara LaKali (sara_lakali)
Posted at: February 20th, 2012 12:39 am (UTC)

I don't read much slash at all except when I just want to read outright porn. Are you looking for something like what Te (thete1) writes?

Posted by: David Hines (hradzka)
Posted at: February 21st, 2012 12:30 pm (UTC)


Te and I had this running gag for a long time that she was not allowed to try to write stories for me, because she would start with the best intentions and it would invariably turn into Tim implanting a cybernetic eye on his dong. :) She has done stuff that worked for me, though. Sometimes *really surprisingly.* I actually find a lot of Te's stuff very hard to read and keep oriented, because she is so much about disrupted partial thoughts and emotions. But then she wrote a fic with a car chase, and her style worked AMAZINGLY well for that. So I immediately badgered her. "Write moar car chases! You write awesome car chases!"

(She did not write moar car chases.)

Posted by: Sara LaKali (sara_lakali)
Posted at: February 21st, 2012 09:53 pm (UTC)

Ah, sorry. Didn't realize there was history there. Like I said, I don't read much slash. Most of it is so very obviously written by women who have no clue how men think or (a lot of times) how men's sexuality works.
I've never really gotten the appeal of taking canonically straight characters and making them gay. I understand that it does appeal to some folks, but for me it's just, "Meh, why bother?"

Posted by: David Hines (hradzka)
Posted at: February 25th, 2012 07:53 am (UTC)

It's not history as such -- Te is one of my old friends in fandom! It's just that she and I are basically wired as completely different fancreatures.

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