July 06, 2006

Seeing the Slash

In Hollywood, as I've recently learned, people use the phrase "see the movie." As in "can you see the movie in this?" Or great character, but I'm not sure I can "see the movie." JB says he's on board and can totally "see the movie..."

Here's another variation on the same idea that I just came across:

I never really slash characters of my own initiative unless they're fighting each other in that sweaty-angry-grrr sort of way (video games have WARPED MY SOUL)-- but in the case of Frank Portman's King Dork, I can totally see it (the Tom/Sam, I mean). See myself writing it, that is. I mean, it's like slashing Dead Poets Society or like, A Separate Peace or whatever, 'cause it has these two best friends and they're both teenage guys & they're cute and oh-so-hetero, etc, except, um-- y'know, takes place in the 90s, so it's just easier somehow ^^;;

Anyway! Um. You guys-- at least someone-- would have to read it and tell me if they see the slash. Or would want to see it. (From me.) Or. Something like that. Yeah. Um. :> And of course (because I need to get my Coolness Mojo back), it would have to be dirty dirty awkward!boysex pr0n :D >:D I mean, I would write it right now! ...Except no one's gonna read it...

Not sure what "H/D-hugging" is...

Posted by Dr. Frank at July 6, 2006 04:34 PM | TrackBack

I have no idea what that person is trying to say. Is there some problem in using English to explain what one wishes to communicate? Am I just not hip enough?

Posted by: sam at July 6, 2006 06:08 PM

sam, you're not crazed/obsessed enough. slash fiction takes fanfiction to a whole new creepy level. i've read academic papers on it, and it seemed greek.

Posted by: kendra at July 6, 2006 06:31 PM

basically, it takes two characters and creates a romantic or sexual relationship between them, that did not exist in the original material. for example, with Buffy the Vampire Slayer fan fiction, there is lots of Spike/Angel slash. Star Trek has Spock/Kirk slash. [ewwww] They call it slash, simply because of the slash between the names.

not that i've ever read any. no, sir. umm... a FRIEND told me about it.

Posted by: jodi at July 6, 2006 07:14 PM

You need a high definition set to see the hugging?

Posted by: paul at July 6, 2006 07:51 PM

huh?(directed at everything related to this post)

Posted by: josh at July 6, 2006 08:11 PM

I have informed the writer of your taking notice. A freakout has taken place.

Posted by: Tim at July 7, 2006 05:06 AM

That was pretty incredible. (the freakout... and the LJ post)

Frank, if you read this: I am just wondering, do you answer fan-email directly? What is the best way to contact you?

Posted by: Annie at July 17, 2006 04:56 PM