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Thes last issue (the "choose your story" one) was an absolute cracker. Great idea, cool concept, and very good execution. Unless Carey messes this up horribly towards the end (something he doesn't really have a tradition for), I'm removing the "possibly" from my previous statement.

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There's no set ending for this series, is there?

When you said "the end", you just meant following the book to its conclusion, whenever that is, yes?

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Not how slash works, old pal.

 

 

You are my pal. :) And yes, I am old :(

 

So, seriously, how does slash work?.

 

I thought it was shorthand for character based porn fan-literature?. Not that I know why I thought this. Teach me, Sensei, onigai shimusenka.

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Harry Potter archetype would need to have a romantic relationship with the reporter dude (I don't know any other Harry Potter characters, so I can't make an appropriate correlation).

You got half the equation right...it's only same sex though.

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Harry Potter archetype would need to have a romantic relationship with the reporter dude (I don't know any other Harry Potter characters, so I can't make an appropriate correlation).

You got half the equation right...it's only same sex though.

Que? There is slashfic involving any and all imaginable sexual preferences.

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Strictly, slash fiction is supposed to be same-sex only (and even male-on-male only, with femslash as the female/female alternative, if you believe some people). I think the term's use is broadening now though.

 

I am ashamed to know this.

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Strictly, slash fiction is supposed to be same-sex only (and even male-on-male only, with femslash as the female/female alternative, if you believe some people). I think the term's use is broadening now though.

 

I am ashamed to know this.

By golly, you're right!

 

Due to increasing popularity and prevalence of slash on the internet in recent years, some use slash as a generic term for any erotic fan fiction, whether it describes heterosexual or homosexual relationships. This has caused concern for other slash writers who believe that while it can be erotic, slash is not by definition so, and that defining all erotic fic as slash takes the word away from all-ages-suitable homo-romantic fan fiction. In addition, a number of journalists writing about the fan fiction phenomenon in general seem to believe that all fan fiction is slash, or at least erotic in character.[21][22][23] Such definitions fail to distinguish between erotic and romantic slash, and between slash, het (works focusing primarily on heterosexual relationships) and gen (works which do not include a romantic focus).

 

Sorry for my ignorance.

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It is all good anyway, perverts of the world unite! :)

 

I learned something!. How useful it is in fact is doubtful, but learning is good. :)

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It is commonly believed that current slash fanfiction originated within the Star Trek: The Original Series fan fiction fandom, with "Kirk/Spock" stories – generally authored by female fans of the series – first appearing in the late 1970s

 

Yet another reason for me to hate Trekkies/Trekkers.

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I think the Kirk/Spock thing is where the term slash fiction comes from in the first place. It's that slash there...

(Does it have to be gay males, or does the Buffy porn count as well?)

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The multi-path "choose-your-own-adventure" was good. You got to read it a couple of times just to see what the decisions could turn up, then once you have that mapped out, you can read it again looking for nuance.

 

It was pretty bleak even when you choose the "proper" path, I thought. A persons life just a tool for someone determined to exercise control. Dog save us from driven people.

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That said, there weren't too many diversions from the main path besides her ending up pumped full of drugs in an institution, were there? Most of the alternatives tended to bunch back together.

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Aye, and wasn't that very existentially, depressingly likely?. Someones tool or locked up out of harms way.

 

:(

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It was a bit, when you put it like that. I think that was part of the point, though.

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I agree. I really liked the peek into the doings of the nebulous conspiracy behind the scenes.

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"Another great issues"

 

Is there ever a bad issue? No. There are just varying degrees of greatness.

 

Don't make me a liar Mr. Carey

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And has Tommy accepted who he is then?

Isn't part of the point of the series (and a recurring theme in Carey's writing, I'd say) that who and what you are is something you on the one hand cannot escape, as your past and origin forms you no matter what you want, but also something you can choose? It was the underlying theme in Lucifer, is obviously one central theme in Unwritten, and also pops up in other stuff he's written.

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Whoa there sir, I just look at the pretty pictures. Comparative analyses are not my forte.

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I think Red's onto something there. Hadn't thought of that in Lucifer (though I can definitely see where he's coming from with it), but it's a lot more foregrounded in this one.

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I'd say it's pretty damn obvious in Lucifer, since the whole end section of the series is pointing out that very theme.

Although, if you mean that it's something that you'd gather reading the book from issue #1, you're right. It doesn't become apparent until the series nears its ending.

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