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I'm taking part in [ profile] icmezzo's Fandom Throwback Thursdays, and thought I'd post some old forum/LJ posts. Expect spoilers.

With commentary, because why not?

Harry Potter )

Buffy: Magazine Style )

Heroes: Season One Finale Reaction Post )

I may or may not post more later.
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Usually I ask for requests. This time, I'm giving one.

Genfic. Specifically, Heroes and Harry Potter fandom.

I love romance. Stop laughing, I do. But I feel like I don't see much gen anymore.

So my challenge to you is - write gen. It can be a drabble, it can be a 4 page one shot, it can be an 87 page one shot. Or a WIP if you really want.

It can be between anyone, but here's a basic list for you to work with:

I'll also read (well developed) OCs in both of those fandoms. :)

Post it on your LJ, or in comments; up to you. This random challenge can go... *thinks* January 1st at the very latest. I'll do a random archive of all of them in the end, so keep an eye out
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Disclaimer: Entry inspired by a secret on the [community profile] fandomsecrets community.

Something I've noticed in almost all of the fandoms I'm in or know of -  Heroes, Harry Potter, Wicked the book, Wicked the musical, Rent, Pirates of the Carribean, Supernatural - is that there's a huge emphasis on romance. Actually, often smutty romance, at  that. Meanwhile, in all of those fandoms, save Pirates of the Carribean, the themes of friendship and/or family seem just as important, but they are not given the same amount of screentime. Well, I don't really know if that's the case with Supernatural, but gazing through the comms, it certainly seems to be the case. Also admittedly, Rent is clearly about romantic love, but there's still themes of friendship there too. (Mimi and Angel, Joanne and Mark - a friendship that probably wouldn't normally happen, all things considered - and Mark and Roger.)

I don't have a problem with people's shipping preferences - to each his/her own, right? If you want to write Petrellicest or Wincest, more power to you. Same with if you want to ship Remus/Sirius ( a ship I can see on some level anyway), Harry/Hermione, or Will/Jack. 

But I have  a general question - why is it that in these fandoms, non-romantic relationships, canon or not, do not generally get equal writing time? Even I have to admit that my entrance into the HP fandom came with musings about whether or not it'd be Harry/Hermione or Hermione/Ron, if Remus/Sirius was plausible, etc. I only became a genfic person later on. And even then, I still shipped Remus/Tonks (which wasn't canon at the time) and Ron/Hermione. 

So what is it about romance and smutfics that gains so much more popularity, and why do people see the need to put canon friends and siblings in romantic and/or smutty situations?

Discuss. :)
author_by_night: (Hiro is my hero by calico_icons)
I have a question for you Heroes people. I am putting this under a cut for spoilers, though it's only spoilery up to the Six Months Ago episode. 


Oct. 6th, 2006 05:33 pm
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This breaks my heart.

Actually, the whole tragedy does.

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