Look on page one of Fanfiction.net's South Park page. So many slash stories that it boggles the mind. It continues for a while, the OCCASIONAL humor story with the rare action story. It continues. And it continues.
So, my question is this: Why is it that slash stories are so common? Many authors write multiple slash stories and that's fine, but why is it that almost every South Park story I see now is slash? It used to be that slash was a niche category that was written well. Now it seems as if for every 2 slash fics, the rest opf the universe puts forward 1 non-slash fic.
I don't know why South Park is such a target for fangirls. I really have no idea, but because it is, well... In comes the slash.
That and come on, it's ff.net. I'm sure FOSFF (gag) doesn't have nearly as much slash.
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As for why slash exists, I think it has to do with how fangirls don't want to have the female characters 'competing' for the male characters they have crushes on, so all the boys are turned gay to prevent this from happening. It's kind of like how some men are turned on by watching lesbians "go at it" for lack of a better term.
Personally I don't mind it, as long as the story itself is well written. I've seen it work well as angst drama or romantic comedy. Just so long as it's not shallow noobish smut, though that applies to het as well. Besides, it's not THAT far fetched for every guy in town to turn gay in South Park. Remember "Goobacks"?
iceiwynd wrote:No, they don't. Also, that wasn't funny.
That emote wasn't there to indicate something was funny. It was there to make the post seem positive. :D
Just like that one there!
But seriously, think about it. If you made a couple of characters that were famous worldwide, but at least 65% of those fans [More? Less?] totally ripped apart their personalities and made them do whatever the hell they wanted, don't you think you would get a bit annoyed as well?
I mean, hell, I didn't even make the characters, and constantly seeing:
Stan sat across the couch from red-haired boy. He quickly glanced at Kyle, who noticed, and glanced back. The two blushed and Kyle inched closer to Stan. Stan tried to turn away, embarressed, but couldn't help to bring his attention back to that face.
--Annoys the hell out of me. >:C
Why must all the best writers in the world be so totally blinded by a character's actually personality? D: It's neat if you wanna make your own fan character and such, or character in general, that's nice. Go ahead, make your own [fan] characters have as much buttsecks as you want.
But to take already exsisting characters that aren't your own and totally screw up their whole personality and joy in seeing that character.
That's just evil. :0
A 7-11 is a 24-hour convenience store and a smurf is a small blue fictional cartoon character.
If the characters were so rigidly set in stone that you can't extrapolate on this inference, then that would mean that a lot of fanfics in general are committing the same error whenever they build on an existing character.
... Also, when was the last time I scorned someone for starting a conflict? I love those things. But your wording that I quoted was just bad.
Infusions wrote:don't you think you would get a bit annoyed as well?
I do get annoyed. Which is why I perform the simple task of simply not reading them and letting those who like it enjoy it. Besides, I probably do that myself, and I'm sure it pisses some people off, too. Yet not one person has bitched me out for that, probably because they don't see the efficiency in yelling at someone for having fun. Or at least I hope so.
Also, not all slash = omgromanticscenes!! I write a small bit of slash myself, but if anything, it's more psychotic.
Also, what KtS said.
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