Slash (was Moderating a busy list etc...)
pandinac at tartarus.uwa.edu.au
Fri Apr 27 08:17:09 EDT 2001
On Fri, 27 Apr 2001, Gross Family wrote:
> I get the idea that Slash is about same-sex relationships, but I'd
> never heard the term before until last week in a different context.
> Is the term only used in relation to fanfiction,
As far as I know.
...a precautionary websearch has uncovered the existence of a fringe
subgenre called RPS -- "real people slash". I'd never heard of it
before today, and I find the thought that it exists somewhat
> and how did it get named Slash? Sounds like such an odd name.
The traditional shorthand for describing who's in a slash fiction is
writing the names of the characters with a slash between, "Kirk/Spock"
being the canonical example.
Hence, slash fiction.
"Hold fast to the one noble thing."
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