Hiya folks, for my dissertation I’m writing on why queer fans read & write slash fanfic. As a queer fan myself, I want to demonstrate that the stereotype of fandoms consisting mainly of straight white cis people is outdated and inaccurate.
I personally read fanfic due to the lack of queer representation in just about everything, but I need to hear other people’s reasons for creating and enjoying fanfic.
You’ll be kept anonymous, this is just so I can get a general idea of people’s reasons, but if you’re comfortable with being directly quoted & credited, please let me know.
Also! If you read queer fanfic for any of these three things, please also let me know:
Sherlock Holmes (specifically the ACD books, not just BBC Sherlock or other adaptations), Les Miserables, or Harry Potter.
SO with all that said:
please reblog if you identify as some form of queer/LGBT+ and read or write slash (queer) fanfic, and comment or write in the tags why you do
alternatively you can message me that’s also fine~
Accusing us of rape fantasies and promoting patriarchy.
But shipping a slash ship, between two people who canonically hate each other and gawd if you see their kink list. You will vomit
When your kink list includes castration and cannibalism, please don’t come to lecture us about our fantasies.
You do realize fetishizing gay sex is just as bad as straight men jerking off to lesbian porns, right? Do you not see the disparity right there? The hypocrisy?
Do you really wanna fight patriarchy with hypocrisy? Shipping het couples doesn’t equate to promote patriarchy, don’t forget you wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for het couples. Stop shaming het ships, for no reason! Ship and let ship!
*P.S. before you go off on me about homophobia. I am bisexual. So don’t come and talk to me about that shit. I’m tired of seeing thristy straight people misinterpreting what bi sexuality is.*
*p.p.s. also this rant is result of a personal attack on me, I don’t care what you ship, by all means do whatever, just don’t come and lecture me about what I choose to do and why is it wrong.
“Hair the color of pale aquamarine, skin so fair as to seem almost translucent, sophisticated violet eyes. Even from his perspective, Sorey thought that there was a beauty to Mikleo that would draw the eyes of others.”– that’s hella gay Sorey, from the novel
I think the unusual thing about the diner scene in episode five (”I don’t have time for, or interest in, talking about your stupid picture of a cowboy”) is that the rest of the show goes to great lengths to show that Dirk Gently isn’t actually psychic in the traditional sense of the word.
We would’ve gotten more explanation-slash-context if we’d gotten the flashback scene they’d fimed, but still. The only conclusion I’m drawing here is that the universe had a very good reason for telling Dirk that Todd had drawn a cowboy, and the reason was that Todd needed a push towards actually believing that Dirk really is what he says he is.