The only slash I read. South Park and everything else is Stan/Kyle.
My reason for it is because its so believeable. I've read some good Stan/Kyle, I've read some crappy Stan/Kyle.
The most commonly found SP slash is Stan/Kyle for obvious reasons.
In reply to the above post about hint dropping. There's so much hint dropping on the show between them its crazy.
Watch the part in 416 when they're at the raging pussies concert in slow motion. Notice the moves Kyle makes when he turns around and then turns and looks at Stan. I'd post a screen shot but the screen shot makes it look even more questionable.
Also the part after that when they're sitting on the couch watching the video with "the following hot presentation is for mature audiences only" if you look above Cartman's head it looks like 2 guys that look like Terrence & Phillip doing something and they're smiling when they watch it.
I just noticed the above examples last week.
I'm not a fan of OOC either.
To make them gay is an acceptable characterization in fan fiction because we can draw that conclusion. However, to sit here and say they have anywhere above a 49% chance of being gay is quite insane. I remember my first porno, and it was gay porn between two guys. I'm not gay. I've had friends that have been just as close as Kyle is to Stan and vice versa. No one has turned out gay. So, yeah, is there anything wrong with slash in as much as they are gay? No. But let's stop arguing about whether or not they are.
I have nothing against slash. Even my latest story has a slash compenent, though it's not even close to being the main story. If I post that on FFNet or FOSFF, I won't be advertising it as omgslash.
ShaneHaughey wrote:I was just nipping it in the butt.
Speaking of slash...
Now, important stuff. If an author writes a romance fic, there is inevitably going to be slash involved, purely because there is more boys then girls in south park. I dont normally read slash (except for TBLTYCERA because that is bloody hilarious).
But, because there is too much around, you end up with nothing to read. Authors start to thiink that there is nothing to write Except Slash. The best fic I ever read, called Its gonna be better tomorrow, had nothing to do with slash. It is being put into heads if you dont write about gay sex, it is not cool. I completely disagree with that.
As much as it does kinda weird me out, I try not to bother people about it too much. Just let them do their thing, and go back to doing your own.
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Mr. Hat_DX27 wrote: It also just weirds me out how one could have an insane crush on an 8-year-old piece of computer-animated construction paper. Seems kinda creepy to me. If the character was of a more proper age and was actually a full animated and detailed 2D/3D model, then it would make a little more sense, I guess. But that’s just how I see it. I do not know fully how the average fangirl thinks, nor will I try to, because I’m sure it’s beyond my comprehension.
Well, according to that logic, there couldn't be fangirls, or all sort of people, falling in love with romance novel characters.
I guess, when it comes to slash, I always thought all the hint-dropping would actually be a joke on slash-able characters. After all, slash did start when fangirls started noticing all the weird behavior male characters in media would present, in a desperate attempt by the writers to show some male bonding, or some mutual respect by male characters. So, I thought that when the writers expose that weirdness, it would, in a way, "rule out" the possibility of slash.
Of course, while I don't read slash (as I'm not interested in gay pornography), all heterossexual fanfics on several subjects creep me out a lot. When I read them, I don't notice, but, when I try watching the show or movie/reading the book or comic, I can stop thinking about the fanfic. It ruins it for me.
I honestly don't know why there is so much slash...I think it's just a rabid fangirl thing...
Wishful_Thinking wrote:Anyone know why authors add slash into a non-romance story?
That's already been answered. Because due to slash's sudden popularity, if you write slash, then that must make you popular, too!
Personally I don't have a problem with the quality or quantity, but that's mostly because I haven't just flat-out wasted an entire day or something reading fanfiction in a long, long while. I've only stuck to a few authors lately, so it kinda filters out the crap for me, and when I do decide to go read something, I look for the longer fics. A lot of the poorer authors don't really want to stick around on one fic for that long, so I've generally found that longer fics are more well-written.
It tends to just mostly be girls writing fanfiction. And so, romance is around, but since it's chicks, well... slash. And although it has been said that people are starting to think that in order to be popular you have to write slash, those are just mostly the bad writers aspiring for something who do that. There are slash authors who actually can write that didn't do it just to jump on the bandwagon, I'm sure, too.
But the sad fact is, as with every single genre in every single fandom, the crap is going to greatly outweigh the good stuff.
Actually, as a slash artist, I know that South Park is one of those shows that can be very much open to interpretation. In fact, you see the characters drawn in so many different styles because of the simplistic style of the animation.
But not only that, the kids are young, leaving their futures open for a lot of interpretation as well, but since they all act like adults, and since SP is aimed at an adult audience, sometimes people catch things (like the "OMG Stan and Kyle are gay for each other" implication).
But it's only good to an extent, like for comedic purposes and so forth. It's when people become complete and utter shippers of a certain pairing that the slash becomes overdone.
I dunno, it's fanfiction, I don't think it's something worth getting so worked up about.
Now, I personally am "so-so" with slash. I mean, I myself really only like Stan/Kyle, although I can tell you honestly I've probably read about 3 or 4 SxK fics in my life. (TBLTYCERA doesn't count', because like someone said, that's just too damn funny.) However, I'd never sit down and read any fic for any length of time that would constitute more than and hour of my life. There's better things to do with your life, and getting worked up over gay fan fictions isn't one of them. However, that's my opinion, if that's what you want to do, that's fine.
I'm not saying it's not a shame that there are so many slash fics out there that are written awefully, because it is. But, while most intelligible people find it frustrating, there are always the people out there who are going to find enjoyment from it. And just because the people who do find enjoyment from it may not be the sharpest tacks in the box, doesn't mean they aren't entitled to that enjoyment.
And if you just don't like slash at all, just ignore it. Disregard the fact it exists, it's not too hard.
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