[LMB] OT: Slash

Elizabeth Holden azurite at rogers.com
Mon Dec 11 19:37:33 GMT 2006

Marna said something I really liked when she said:

> I do think it operates against the idea that there
> is agape and then there is eros and they have to 
> be a) kept very carefully apart and b) ranked in
> order of importance.

Well said. This is one of its appeals.

> And I think as women we're probably in rebellion
> against that, as it's a
> trope that hasn't tended to do very well by us.

So very true.

> Though of course, slash isn't always about
> friendship; as I commented a
> while ago, any strong emotion will do, so long as it
> gives rise to a strong physical response.

A lot of the fun of slash is playing with the
psychology of very strong emotions, including
repressed ones.  


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