Reviews for Why I hate slash
Guest chapter 1 . 7/10/2013
I completely agree with pretty much everything you've said. I am nott homophobic at all but I don't like it when fan fiction writers change a characters sexuality. Especially because that can be kind of offensive to people. What also annoys me is when the only fan fiction you can find for something is slash. If anyone has ever looked for a teen wolf fan fiction you will know what I mean by this. Sterek is usually the dominating teen wolf fan fiction. What you said about slash making the characters ooc is usually true, with some exceptions. If they're a different sexuality then their personality usually does change. Once again using teen wolf as an example, in most slash fics I have read, derek is completely out of character around stiles. I agree with you about how in slash, the characters usually have sex right away. It makes people who are gay in real life seem like sluts when they're not. Just because someones gay doesn't mean their morals have changed. I could keep going but this is already very long so I'll just end it there.
alice chapter 1 . 7/10/2013
Don't feel bad. I hate het just as much, if not more, than you hate slash. Het has ruined many a story, film, book, tv-series, etc for me. I suppose we just have to look the other way! (ps, what a crap fandom you must be in if so many of the slash fics are badly and disrespectfully written!)
Carrie lee chapter 1 . 7/8/2013
Love your view I totally agree!
aaronwolfe chapter 1 . 4/17/2013
Have to say that I totally agree with you here and I'm gay myself. I recently logged into hoping to read some good Rise of the Guardians fanfics and was dismayed that every fic on there was slash featuring Jack/Bunnymund. Sure I'm attracted to men in real life but that doesn't mean I want to read male/male only fics all the time. a lot of these fics are totally inaccurate of how LGBTQ people behave.
The turning of obviously het characters into gay grates a bit too. Imagine the outcry if it was the other way round - yep I've met a few gay folks who are blatantly heterophobic.
So yes I understand why some ppl dislike slash.
transformerfan20 chapter 1 . 3/4/2013
i absolutly agree.i am tired of seeing these fanfics everywhere on things they know will never fact I think if the creators of these characters they are fan fic-ing about saw this they would be disgusted beyond they charaters would be ashamed too in they were why can't people open their eyes?also very good writen a random person who agrees if they were to write a fanfic,a gay and or lgbtq like fanfic at least take in conserdiration to write it taste all that i've seen are this fluffy japanese kawaii omg so cute bullshit i guess we have the japanese porn indistery to blame for rotting the brains of these slash fans.
Beka chapter 1 . 2/12/2013
I agree, it really bugs me when obviously hetero guys or girls are switched. Same with incest and pedophilia and rape(where the person gets over it in like a day).
G chapter 1 . 1/17/2013
I totally agree with you! You have no idea how happy I am to have found someone else on the internet who hates slash.
Reading this has made my day. :D
Fang's Fawn chapter 1 . 1/15/2013
I don't like slash because I feel very strongly that it de-values platonic love. I love romantic love stories, but I also have a soft spot for deep friendships between two people of the same sex. One of the things I love about Kirk and Spock, Holmes and Watson, Ryan and Esposito, and a host of other "buddy" characters is the rare closeness they share. For me, when slash is brought in, it somehow cheapens it, as though it was about sex the whole time. I feel let down and disappointed when a story turns out to be slash. It's one thing, like you say, if the characters were homosexual to begin with, but like you I feel they're OOC when characters originally written as straight are presented as gay in FF.

I support people's desire to read and write slash, but I wish all slash stories were clearly marked so I don't have to waste as much time sifting through them while searching for the kinds of stories that I like to read. Slash just doesn't interest me at all; I see throwing sex into the mix as a lazy way of trying to portray love. That's why I'll never write it or read it.
dragooner chapter 1 . 11/21/2012
hmm i don't like slash because many good stories gets broken by it before it even begins, i also believe that characters that are straight doesn't suddenly when they travel through a random portal to random place suddenly turns gay.
TangledUp chapter 1 . 11/5/2012
Hi,

First, I'm french and still in high-school so my english is a bit broken, srry.

I'm a huge fan of slash, to be honest I only read this kind of fic. I understand your opinion and I respect it because it's nowhere near homophobia.

I personnaly like slash because man to man relationships seem much more thrilling to me. Heterosexuals stories tend to be boring, I think It's not an easy thing to come out or even to accept that you don't like girls (or boys if you're a girl) and this make me think that having a gay relationship must be something you're really want and you are ready to have because it doesn't seem as easy as a hetero love affair. It always felt like when you are gay you can't just decide to be with someone just "to try" becausa all the problems it will bring don't make it whorth it if you're not 100 pour cent into the person. (I'm pretty sure this sentence is all wrong and my grammar sucks, sorry)

Anyway, I understand you point of view and I'm glad to see a well-built speech/essay ant no some random hatred burst toward gay stories, for once.
MY chapter 1 . 2/7/2012
Having read through your various reviews, I wish to address the notion of incest and pedophilia in slash, which previous reviews have not or barely touched upon. You say you're against slash because there are immoral things like this in it, but have you ever thought that sometimes immoral subjects need to be written about as well? I think it is an obligation for writers to explore the immoral side of humanity in their fiction as well, not just the good side. Of course, the majority of fanfiction exploits these subjects, rather than truly explores them (I will even admit that I did some exploitation myself, just to garner a particular group of readers). That still shouldn't be cause for you to lump the good stories with the rotten apples. (Fan)fiction, whether it is het or slash, whether it has incest and/or pedophilia in it, or not - should not be judged upon these superficial labels. Instead, each individual work should be judged by the presentation of its own contents.
Guest chapter 1 . 1/25/2012
I agree with some of your points and have to say I hate when people say that incest is hot or sexy, it isn't, it's disgusting.
S.H. Marr chapter 1 . 11/30/2011
I don't know if this is hatred of what is normally considered "slash", I think it's more hatred of bad fanfiction and bad writing in general (this is so prevelant in fanfiction, I've given it up entirely). Because while I feel the same way in most of these points, I have no issue with "slash".

Defining a word differently from everyone else often leads to hatred like this, I'm afraid.
AurorA-Kojima chapter 1 . 8/10/2011
I do mostly agree with you. XD

The few exceptions are...a) This one, really amazing, slash writer for Bleach. One of her stories has one of the most crackish pairings possible, but, yet, it's completely serious and amazing and even has some horror mixed in there, b) When it's well written.
AurorA-Kojima chapter 1 . 8/10/2011
I do mostly agree with you. XD

The few exceptions are...a) This one, really amazing, slash writer for Bleach. One of her stories has one of the most crackish pairings possible, but, yet, it's completely serious and amazing and even has some horror mixed in there, b) When it's well written.
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