Halrloprillalar (prillalar) wrote,
Halrloprillalar
prillalar

Flame on!

If you've been writing fanfic for a while, and especially if you write slash, you've probably been flamed. I know I have. Generally it doesn't bother me too much. If people post flamey comments on my website, I usually leave them up.

Someone's working her (or his, I suppose) way through my LotR fic right now, leaving the usual remarks about the characters aren't gay, blah, blah blah. No big. But she quoted one of my fave flames ever, which someone else left about a year ago on a rather innocuous Merry/Pippin story:

This website is promoting the fact of them being gay!!!!

How great is that? Their gayness is not in question -- it's outing them that's so blameworthy.

I don't know why it is, but the LotR fic gets many more flames than anything else on my site. I had to actually disallow comments on one story because people started flaming each other over Merry and Pippin. The other stuff -- X-Files, X-Men, Star Wars, Stargate, HP -- rarely draws any anti-slash negativity. Actually, there's one HP drabble where I've been flamed quite a lot because Harry and Draco don't fuck. (I did get quite a few flames on a PotC story, since apparently Jack Sparrow is the straightest man on the planet and wouldn't kiss another man to save his own life.) Prince of Tennis doesn't count since they're all gay anyhow. This is the fandom where het stories on ff.n are marked "non-yaoi".

Have you gotten any cool flames? If you're multi-fandom are there particular fandoms that draw more flames? Do you ever want to sneak around late at night and flame people anonymously?
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