Fan mail

Dec. 4th, 2010 11:53 am
thrihyrne: Portland, OR (squee!)
I started off my Saturday with this note from Filament's editor, Suraya Singh:
"Fan mail already!" and linked to a Twittered comment:
And the slash article was AWESOME. I may have problems moving away from the interweb...

So I'm over the moon. I don't even have my own copy yet! :D
thrihyrne: Portland, OR (slash is love by me)
All-knowing flist: there was an SPN episode in which Sam and Dean discover that Wincest fanfic has been written about them— you all must know what that episode is called, or which season it was? Can you guide me to the youtube link? I want to reference this in my article.

You're the best!
thrihyrne: Portland, OR (Beta by me)
Apparently there's already some Inception slash out there. I've not seen the movie— I'd like to see it, but it's not showing here in the 'burg. Can anyone on my flist whose seen this tell me who the main pairing is? somebody/Eames, I believe? And while there were homoerotic overtones in the film (I believe) there wasn't anything explicit, right? How would you summarize the orientation for those two characters?

Thanks so much! Don't worry about spoilers; I'm going to go see it anyway. This is for my slash article rewrite. Because the first go 'round really wasn't what she wanted to focus on.
thrihyrne: Portland, OR (slash is love by me)
I'm going to be revising my slash article and would like people's thoughts on a couple of things: One is the very definition of slash. Is it still slash if the characters canonically are already gay or bi? Say writing Queer As Folk fanfic. Is it slash or just fic about canonically gay characters?

The other is chan. Perhaps even more than incest, chan is controversial in the slash world. Thoughts?

Spread the word! I'd also like to put together a side bar of 'top slash pairings' in some large fandoms. The ones for HP are pretty obvious, but I'd also like to include Tolkien, Star Trek reboot, Merlin (though that's pretty much a one-hit wonder as far as I know)... Would people concur that the top three HP pairings are Harry/Draco, Harry/Snape and Remus/Sirius, as far as sheer fanfic volume over the past several years? What other fandoms are buzzing these days that have a high slash content?
thrihyrne: Portland, OR (aurora borealis)
I've heard back from Filament's editor about my article; I'll need to rework it and get some more feedback from people, but she also mentioned that she was going to consult with her lawyer about the possibility of including some slash fan art. I'm not really up on fan art as much as writers, and most of the artists whose work I do know is older- are any of you on my flist close with any of the more well-known (in HP fandom, say) fan artists enough that I could ask whether or not she would even consider having some of her art potentially included in a magazine? I'd like to be able to see some of the art before writing to anybody.

Thanks so much! And I'll be posting soon to get feedback about some different aspects to slash.
thrihyrne: Portland, OR (Default)
If there's anyone on my flist who's actually bought a copy of Filament and would like to preview my article to compare it in tone and in terms of referencing primary sources, I'd love to have a person or two look this over before I send it over to the editor. Or if you've worked in the editing world… wait, that's too many of you, lol! At any rate, I'd like for a couple of people to look this over and I can also give you the editorial expectations so you'll know what parameters I'm working within.

Thanks in advance!
thrihyrne: Portland, OR (summer kanji by me)
I'd really love to get some more responses to my slash meta questions; I know I'm not writing an article to try and get in a sexuality journal or anything like that, but I'd like to get a wider selection of responses. I'm thrilled that as many of you have replied thoughtfully to my questions. Perhaps this will lead to another academic paper after this!

For those following my original fiction story, I wanted to say that I'm taking a short hiatus from it because a rather cracktastic bunny got me for a HP story for a friend's upcoming birthday, plus a Gimli story set during the period of The Hobbit. Plus I need to figure out some of the finer points of the khorite religion before I continue on, I think.

Hope everybody has a great weekend!
thrihyrne: Portland, OR (love is a many gendered thing by me)
Thank you so much for those involved thus far! Feel free to ask friends who you think would be interested in sharing their views who may not know me from Eve's housecat and send them on over. All of these posts are public, but you do have to be a registered LJ'er. Women only, however, for this particular article.

My final question, and the crux in some ways of what I think I'll focus on for the article: if you're an R to NC-17 slasher, whether writing, reading, artist, viewer of art, vidder or video viewer, when the characters get intimate with one another, are you strictly a voyeur, do you do a bit of self-insert of a sort into one or both of the characters, or is it a combination? If a combination, does it depend on the pairing/fandom/something else? In other words, are you just watching the men together, or are you putting yourself into the action, but within the body of one or both of them? I'll be very interested to read your comments as this, I think, is what fascinates me the most. And hopefully will be interesting to Filament readers!
thrihyrne: Portland, OR (slash is love by me)
Same rules apply for the first one: be considerate, be as honest as you can be, as long or short as you wish. Filament often talks about the female gaze, and the fact that women enjoy looking at men and men's bodies, not just reading about them. In regards to slash, thinking about characters with an inner eye to their bodies (written slash), or true visuals (fan art or videos), would you say that your enjoyment is more about sensuality or sexuality? Does it vary depending on the fandom and/or pairing? And the key question: do you know why you're drawn to slash? Are you someone who reads/looks at all ratings of slash, or only particular ones? If so, which?

Thanks so much for helping me out with this. I question these things myself, so I'm thrilled to be able to put some of these thoughts down and into a non-fandom centric readership. :)
thrihyrne: Portland, OR (slash is love by me)
Okay! I've begun reading a couple of recent-ish articles so I can have some non-anecdotal references for this article I'm writing, and came across this rather stunning sentence:
    In fact, it has been argued that slash is not really about male homosexuality at all; rather, it is about a female fantasy of heterosexual sex acted out via ostensibly male bodies.

I'll be getting the book from interlibrary loan that has the essay that made this argument. I had an instant response to the comment, but rather than put out my thoughts, I'd like yours. I probably won't respond to these as I'm positing myself as an observer and will organize and interpret what happens later, but for anyone who has a thought on this who would like to share it, please do, and comment among each other. But play nice!!! No bashing on my LJ. Everyone is allowed to her own opinion.

For those who are interested, that argument came from an essay contained in the book Magic mommas, trembling sisters, puritans & perverts: feminist essays, edited by Joanna Russ and published in 1985. It's a bit older, but that premise still stunned me. And with a title like that, why wouldn't I want to read all of the essays?!
thrihyrne: Portland, OR (slash is love by me)
Woo hoo! I'd emailed the editor at [ profile] filamentmag over the past year and offered myself up to write an article on women slash writers and artists. And she said it could work! So I'll be looking to some of you for the most current media references and papers (especially to do with visuals versus writing), and also to get some anecdotal material. It will appear in the December issue, so I'll be writing this over the next couple of months. It shouldn't be more than 2K, so it'll be an overview and some conjecture, but I'm thrilled to be able to write on this topic in nonfiction form once again. I'd especially like to hear from any slash fan artists/vidders I have on my flist as one of the premises for Filament is that women enjoy seeing men and enjoying looking at their bodies— so while it is very common that women are slash writers, they also do photo manips and videos and art.

On an unrelated note, I'm slowly getting my England photos uploaded, turned around the right way, and resized from enormous to manageable. Once I have them up, I'll link to them in my gallery.
thrihyrne: Portland, OR (Lee by me)
So this set of three vignettes grew a bit longer and more convoluted than initially intended, so here's the first story with two primary elements. It's a bit PWP, but it's leading on to more substantive and plotty elements. I'd put in a snippet of a bunny about Lee needing glasses, so I decided to pursue that here. Oh, and did I mention that the suspension swing in the Slave Breakers' training room is also an element? ;)

Title: Held in Perfect Trust
Fandom: Slave Breakers
Rating: Adult
Word Count: 4,124
Betas: huge thanks to [ profile] elfscribe5 and [ profile] brumeux77 who both gave sound advice which allows me to write even more SB fic in this wonderful universe [ profile] maculategiraffe created. Thank you all!!

Hope that any readers on my flist who enjoy Slave Breakers also enjoy this.
Held in Perfect Trust )
thrihyrne: Portland, OR (Slave Breakers fanfic by me)
Title: Baby, You Can Drive My Car
Fandom: The Slave Breakers
Pairings: Lee/Andrei, Lee/Jer
Rating: PG-13
Word Count: 3700
Summary: Being the focus of two lovers isn't always easy, especially when the two men involved are polar opposites.
Author's Notes: This is a sequel to A Diffident Confidence, a Lee/Andrei h/c story. I became fascinated with Mac's newest contribution to her own canon in this entry in which it's revealed that Jer moves into Andrei's estate and must be there a fair amount of the time. I've had a tremendously fun time imagining that dynamic and how it would affect Lee. I'd intended this story to be a steamy, sexy romp, and instead Lee and Andrei talked. And talked. And then there was driving. My apologies to the Beatles for the title, but I couldn't resist. Self-beta'ed, so if you see something, please let me know. And my usual depths of gratitude to Mac for this world and letting us write in it. Crossposted to [ profile] slavebreakers.

Baby, You Can Drive My Car )
thrihyrne: Portland, OR (Lee/Andrei by me)
My first posted fic in '10 is in the Slave Breakers fandom. Many of you on my flist haven't read this original fiction series, but I highly recommend it. I found myself occupied by a plot bunny suggested by [ profile] kata_ny over in [ profile] slavebreakers where this is crossposted: i'd love to read about Andrei being hurt/ill and Lee caring for him.
yes,i'm a sucker for h/c.

Title: A Diffident Confidence
Pairing: Lee/Andrei
Rating: PG
Word Count: 4495
Summary: When Andrei is injured while ice skating, Lee struggles to rise above his self-perceived inadequacies in caring for him.
Author's Notes: self-beta'ed, so if you notice something, please don't hesitate to let me know. As with nearly all of my Lee/Andei stories, this is a bit indulgent and, especially for me, nearly sappy. My thanks as always to [ profile] maculategiraffe for letting me write in her world and for having come up with the vivid characters and their memorable lives that have enthralled me for over a year now.

A Diffident Confidence )
thrihyrne: Portland, OR (fic best gift ever- icon by me base by m)
I'm a bit late this year and realize this is mostly for my own record-keeping, but for those who might be curious or are here to read in particular fandoms, here is my 2009 summary of fics by fandom. Links are also included; most of them are to posts at my LJ, but there are a few that go elsewhere where you can leave a comment should you be so inclined. ;) The one totally new element was writing in another author's original fiction fandom, The Slave Breakers by [ profile] maculategiraffe. I ended up being quite captivated as you'll see from the no fewer than the eight stories and some drabbles I wrote in that fandom alone. I also wrote a few Tolkien slash stories (I've written nearly all genfics in my Tolkien writing prior to this year), but for the most part they didn't prove to be all that popular.

In addition to the stories listed below, the major story that I worked on, but which is still with Storm Constantine, is my Wraeththu novella "Maelstrom and Mage". I did a major revision on it in 2009, then received Storm's many helpful suggestions and comments and rewrote 7/10 of it. She's had it since the end of October but in publishing, nothing happens quickly. So one story which occupied much of my creative energies is not public yet. Hopefully it will be published by her company, Immanion Press, in this coming year. That's really my one major aspiration for 2010: to see that novella in print.

By fandom, in chronological order within each fandom, here's what I wrote in 2009 )

So there they all are! Not including M+M, I wrote and published around 145K words this past year. If I include the M+M rewrite and revision it's closer to 200K, which has been my norm over the past few years. That said, I will be stepping away from fanfiction, at least that's what I say now. There are some personal things I'll be working on, but doubtless I'll continue to write and post in at least a couple of fandoms from time to time.

To my readers, thank you for your comments and encouragement over the past year.
thrihyrne: Portland, OR (Slave Breakers fanfic by me)
Sheesh! It seems like absolutely forever since I've written something that I could just post and not wait for this, that or the other. Guess that's what happens when you're focused on a novella rewrite. Back at the end of September I asked for a few story suggestions to tide me over until signups for [ profile] ginger_lust and Yuletide. The story I finished first was requested by [ profile] elfscribe5: Oh gad, I'm so in the Wraeththu head right now, that I could use a break, so Slavebreakers -- Bran/Yves with a side of Holden.

Dearie, sorry it took longer than I thought, but I do hope you enjoy this! Cross-posted of course to [ profile] slavebreakers.

Title: Sonata in the Key of Three
Pairing/Trio: Bran/Yves, Holden/Yves, Bran/Holden/Yves
Rating: Adult
Word Count: 5300
Alerts: Threesome (d'oh!); double penetration
A/N: Outline for the story is based on standard sonata format. The vignettes are set chronologically but do jump at non-standard intervals through the story arc. Self-beta'ed, so if you see something, let me know. Thanks as always to [ profile] maculategiraffe for allowing people like me to play in her sandbox.

Read more... )
thrihyrne: Portland, OR (Elves Last Alliance by kenazfiction)
The posting for Ardor in August has gone live here. This was my first Silmarillion-era story, and only a second attempt at elf slash. If that's your thing, read on! If not, no hard feelings.

Summary: With the first coming of Men into east Beleriand, the lives of the Elves are changed. For Amras, his lover, and Amrod's squire, this change becomes unexpectedly personal.
Pairings: Amras/OMC elf, Amras/OMC elf/OMC
Word count: 17,560
Rating: Adult
Beta: [ profile] jaiden_s, to whom I'm exceedingly grateful. Thanks also to [ profile] elfscribe5 for reading it and offering guidance.

Two Dwell in Lovers' Eyes )
On to part two
thrihyrne: Portland, OR (Andrei Taganov by me)
I know, I just wrote something, and most of you on my immediate flist don't read Slave Breakers. Still, for my own archive, I'm putting it here as well as over at [ profile] slavebreakers. Andrei came to me and said I had to write this.

Title: Map of the Human Heart
Rating: Adultish, but totally non-explicit
Pairing: Lee/Andrei, Mona
Summary: We know what happens at Holden's the day he and Lord Taganov lose the court case and their slaves are voluntarily freed. It's a much more subdued event at Andrei's. This is my take on how things happened at Andrei's that day.

Map of the Human Heart )
thrihyrne: Portland, OR (Boromir life is good by fifmeister)
This may not float the boat of anyone on my flist, but I stepped in to pinch hit at Slashy Santa/Valentine's Day and tried my hand at a short Faramir/Boromir. I have no idea if the recipient even knows it's there, but if anyone is interested, here's the summary and link:

Summary: A short time before Boromir sets off to Rivendell, he seeks comfort from Faramir, and longings long unspoken are at last enacted.
Pairing: Faramir/Boromir
Genres: Drama, PWP
Warnings: Incest
Word Count: 1780
The request: "Faramir/Boromir or Faramir/Aragon
Sex (hot and graphic)Hurt/comfort; Boromir (or Aragorn if must be) very distraught and insecure because of ...(your choice), Faramir offers strength and comfort even with his body (virginity would be fine); include a little angst, kink, glove fetish and I'll thank you on my knees."

The vignette can be found here. The sex isn't full-on (oral only) and then hints at future activities. I do, of course, hope it's hot.

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