Reviews for Why I hate slash
Lord Sykox Charr chapter 1 . 3/21/2015
I absolutely Hate Slash. Its not normal. I'll be honest: I hate slash for a simple reason - I'm a guy, and the image of two men assfucking disgusts me. Is not natural. Add in it mpreg and fXf and what the shit? you hate rape and child porn while love slash? people who write such shit are borderline psychopath or are mentally twisted personality and really need to see a good psychiatrist
justAwallflower chapter 1 . 1/30/2015
I'm bisexual. I get what you're saying, and yeah, I hate POORLY WRITTEN slash as well. I don't personally even like fanfiction, though, so I guess I'm really one to talk. Don't forget, however, that sometimes het is also written by people who've never been in a relationship before, so it's not like it's just slash that's written like that. The point of stereotypes is also a big issue, you're right. Some of the stuff I've read is atrociously stereotype oriented, and it's terrible. So I just wanted to say that I like this essay, but I read slash and het pairings equally, as long as it's all well written.
gunny chapter 1 . 1/11/2015
You know, I was attacked verbally and called a homophobic person and a bunch of other names because I said most slash authors are girls and they tend to faminize a male character to make them slash pairings. I may have also said they are sexually frustrated and get their jollies from writing such fics. One other reviewer went on a mother of all rants on me too. Teenagers acting all high amd mighty.
I mean if you are arguing with some one, either or both of you must be willing to listen. But No. Sorry going off topic here.
I also agree with one of tje reviewer here. I tend to picturize myself with fic's characters. Imagine myself as one of them. This is a escape from reality afterall. I am just disgusted with the way they write the fics. And one important thing of all is they misunderstand transsexuals with homosexuals. They are two different type of people, people. I dnt givea f**** if a girl loves a girl or a boy loves a boy, but for all things good ,dnt make straight people be disgusted with the very concept homosexual relationship with how u write. And I got called a homophobe for a comment which had no points in it whatsoever about a fic which didn't even have slash. Da fq was I supposed to reply? I don't read slash fics because of a point I mentioned above as I'm straight. But I also dnt leave hateful or vile comments in slash fics.
I agree with your essay man. Sorry for the rant. And nice points btw.
Randomgirl chapter 1 . 10/20/2014
I used to be a big time slasher. I slashed anything and everything. In a way it was an escape from reality for me. However, as I've matured, I don't really get into slash pairings anymore. I guess you could say I've outgrown it, and now I understand how it feels when you don't like slash and it's EVERYWHERE. Because, unfortunately, it is. And I've found some of it...okay, actually a lot of it...makes my stomach churn now. I hate that I cannot scroll through fics without every single slash pairing imaginable popping up and that is probably why I don't even visit anymore, really.

Of course I don't agree with all of the points you made, but as individuals we all have our own standpoints so there is no right or wrong I don't think. It's nice to know I'm not alone in my dislike of slash fanfiction. I don't hate it. Hate is a very strong word, and I would feel hypocritical if I said I hate slash...but I do not care for it and I wish it was not so plentiful. There's just too much of it! And if you don't like slash you are so adamantly's like %90 of fandoms are made up of shippers. THAT is what I hate.
ImmanenceEnsured chapter 1 . 5/10/2014
Thank you so much for this :) I have a lot of the same pet peeves.
KamidereQueen chapter 1 . 5/3/2014
Completely agree with you here. In my opinion, slash/femslash/yaoi/yuri/whatever just gets in the way of a good story plot.
Ghost of a Curious Cat chapter 1 . 4/22/2014
I actually share your sentiment.

The problem is a lot more aggravating when it's not simply the aimated/written characters turned gay/bi/whatever, it's the characters that are played by actual living actors (cue disturbing uncensored pictures of said characters participating in inappropriate activities here. Ewwie).

But yeah, I'm a nerd, so one day I went out to find some Linkara fanfiction on the internet (it's a guy who reviews comic books). What I found was tons and tons of slash involving Linkara's cast. Just to clarify, almost every human in Linkara's cast (and that's about 5-6 people, including Linkara himself) are played by Lewis, the actual guy who does the reviews, for the sake of convenience. Even excluding the fact that one of them is supposed to be underage and the other one, who eventually hooks up with Linkara, views him almost as a son (!), it's essentially the same guy sleeping with himself in different variations. And apparently I seem to be the only one who thinks it's pretty damn weird.

I actually read one or two stories which focused on the "non-coupled" characters interacting, and I genuinely liked them. But the slash part bothered me so much (for aforementioned reasons) that I decided to edit them out. Basically, I copied the story and rewrote (or sometimes deleted) them all, and there were several things I found out in the process.

First of all, it's amazing how deceptively lazy, even in good stories, the romance can get. And you don't even notice. Both characters are happy - let's hug and kiss while proclaiming that we love each other! The character is sad and the other one needs to console him - let's hug and kiss while proclaiming that we love each other! Both characters are sad and exhausted after a tiring event - let's hug and kiss while proclaiming that we love each other! Etc., etc., etc. Oh, and they keep crying, too, even if they never did to begin with, and calling each other sweeties and darlings, all the while pointing out how they love each other. It's amazing how much character, motivation and interaction possibilities are lost in the process, even by the authors who don't make the same mistake in the non-paired characters' interaction. Basically, when they are not talking about the other characters or someone's sad life stories, they just talk about sex all the time, and that's not how real homosexual people interact. It you try to take the slash out of these scenes, there's basically nothing left.

Secondly, characters are butchered. Yes, I've already mentioned that. But for some reason, if a male character's sexuality is changed, he suddenly turns into a pile of pink goo, unable to keep himself from bawling his eyes out on every suitable occasion. Oh, my partner is talking about his son's death and crying, so let me forget that I have shown myself to be a strong leader, capable of thinking straight and not losing it even in the wake of my best friend's death, and just start crying too while proclaiming how sorry I am - oh, and that I love him, let's not forget that. Those scenes just drive me crazy with their sappiness and with how they are just recycled over and over.

And again, when non-paired characters are interacting they are actually seem capable of expressing other emotions, even if, again, it's only the same "tragic past" thing. They can be supportive while expressing ire, guilt, helplessness, genuine interest, gratitude, shock and sympathy - and all of that without breaking into tears. Why is that? Why are slash stories so horribly stereotypical, even when they are written by authors who can do - and do - better? Why is the damned romance obscuring and smothering every damned natural emotion?

And there's the third thing that probably bothers me the most about slash and is, very likely, nothing more than my personal preference. I love team stories. They are my favorite kind of stories. I love seeing different mismatched individuals functioning as a team, going on adventures and becoming a family in a wide sense of the word, kind of like Justice League AU or the Avengers or LOTR or whatever. What slash does is break my favorite set into couples and mostly just show interactions between the two characters. I HATE that. I don't want to see just the two characters interact with each other when I came to the fandom to see the team. That's the reason I don't even like romance to begin with, though canon couples are okay when they aren't smothering everything. Sadly, it's what most slash stories are about. Not only does it screw the established relationships in the team, but it also makes the story about these new out-of-nowhere relationships that I don't care about. Again, that's only my personal preference, but it's probably the strongest one for me.

Wow, that's a long response. Sorry for ranting at you. Thanks!
Anastasia Knight chapter 1 . 4/7/2014
I agree, slash fanfiction is disrespectful to the LGBT community especially when they're written by STRAIGHT fanfic authors.
Silver Lightning Blade chapter 1 . 3/28/2014
Personally, the reason I dislike slash is that fanfiction is supposed to be wish-fulfillment and escapism. So as a straight female that identifies herself as one of the characters I don't really want to see that character turn homosexual or bisexual, simply because I'm not and that character is, well, "me". So naturally, when I see that character in a homosexual relationship my first reaction is ewww, because personally I'd never do anything like that. Sometimes it's multiple characters. So yeah, basically, one could say that slash disgusts me and I want it labelled so that I would never come across it by accident. Sue me.

That said, I'm completely okay with canon gay couples, such as Jack/Ianto, or Steve from Warehouse 13 being gay or all that stuff in Sailor Moon. As long as the character is established as gay or bisexual to begin with - fine, it's canon, gay people exist and I don't hate them. And I also don't read non-canon het pairings - at all. So maybe it has something to do with wanting canon to remain canon.

The other thing is that good slash stories mostly have to address all that gay acceptance stuff to be realistic and have at least one homophobe in the group. If it doesn't, it would be be entirely cut off from reality (like turning EVERYONE gay with no explanation whatsoever or everyone being miraculously accepting regardless of the time period), which would strain the suspension of disbelief and take away from the story. And quite frankly, the gay rights topic is everywhere and I'm sick to death of hearing about it. I get it. It's important. I don't want EVERYONE to keep talking about it and I damned sure don't need that stuff in my fanfiction escapism. It doesn't mean I'm a homophobe. I just don't want to hear about it ALL THE FREAKING TIME.
Heterosexualgirl chapter 1 . 3/21/2014
I hate it too, although I mainly hate it becase many good plots are shadowed by the slash relationship in the story. I also think it is unfair for us, people who like heterosexual pairings, because the number of stories including this kind of relationships have decreased drastically.
Worse of all is that asking for stories that don't include slash gets you in the very uncomfortable position of having to explain why you like boys being with girls, and not girls with girls or boys with boys, without someone telling you how homophobic you sound.
Has the world really become so twisted that liking heterosexual relationships is wrong?
Stepan chapter 1 . 3/3/2014
I agree with you. And as a gay man who has attempted to write, and who has been told by heterosexual women that my characters aren't "real" enough due to the fact they don't sleep with every thing they see. I have since given up on slash why bother they seem to know what it's like being gay, even more than me.
Dwm chapter 1 . 2/17/2014
I 200% agree with everything you said.

One of your reviewers, Alice, seems rather on the retarded side by the way. Not because she hates het, but everything else in her review.
Guest chapter 1 . 2/11/2014
I agree I can't stand slash! I hate the yaoi slash pairing of TonyxLoki from The Avengers/Marvel Comics.
Not to mention that Loki is always horribly OOC and I can't stand it when people pair him with someone he doesn't have a relationship with in the series canon.
Guest chapter 1 . 1/22/2014
I completely agree with every word you say. I too was accused of homophobia for exactly the same reasons. I used to really enjoy the Harry Potter fandom until it became more or less a dumping ground for every conceivable slash pairing. The Snape/Harry pairing grates on my nerves more than any of the others, as I find it disgusting and insulting to the integrity of the characters, for the simple fact that Harry was the son of Snape's lost love and his arch enemy. In book and film canon Snape stated that he loved Lily 'always'. Therefore, it's completely bizarre to even begin to take the Snape/Harry pairing seriously. Neither Snape or Harry were gay, and people do not change sexuality. For the same reason I hate it when people ship McGonagall/Dumbledore. Dumbledore was gay and therefore not likely to fall for McGonagall's charms. I hate when people say things like, ''if you read a well written fic you'll fall in love with this pairing'' or ''so and so's fic was so hot it made me ship them'' Yet those self same people attack other (usually new) authors for making the characters OOC. That's hypocritical, if you ask me, as there is no bigger out of character leap than a complete change of sexuality...
Guest chapter 1 . 10/14/2013
I really hate it when i want to read a fanfic about adventure and friendship and 9 out of 10 fics has yaoi/yuri in it. I think yaoi lovers are sexually deprived.
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