Once upon a time on the internet, probably five years ago, I read some kind of post about the novel Swordspoint by Ellen Kushner, saying queer people wouldn’t ever be as invested in queer literature as they are in queering straight literature. Essentially that the motivation to create fanworks isn’t there, so the fan commitment will be…… Continue reading Queer stories can’t have queer fandoms?
This isn’t a Moffat hate post, but I have a complaint, and it’s with something Steven Moffat’s done… He’s turned Doctor Who and Sherlock into shows about Mary Sues. I don’t know the man, maybe they aren’t really his Mary Sues as such, but both the Doctor and Sherlock tick some important Mary Sue boxes.…… Continue reading The Doctor and Sherlock are Mary Sues
Quick dictionary: Ship is shorthand for wanting two characters to be in a relationship. More on this later. Canon is what’s really happened on the show in question, as opposed to fan stories and hypotheses. Slash is a fan term for shipping two gay characters. K/S, Johnlock, and Destiel are very popular examples of slash…… Continue reading Shipping LGBT+ Couples on TV: Why I Simultaneously Ship and Do Not Ship K/S, Johnlock, and Destiel