Monday, July 09, 2012

50 Shades of Fanfic

I don't think I am going to read the current literary craze that has housewives the breadth of the country cackling with delight over how sexy it is.  No matter how many people tell me that 50 Shades of Grey is the best thing since Harry Potter slash fan-fiction. Actually, 50 Shades is Twilight slash fiction isn't it, because that's where author E L James started out ?

 You haven't heard of of slash fanfic ?

Supernatural - you'll never see the Winchester's in the same light
once you have encountered Supernatural slash-fiction.

Well, there is fan fiction - stories written by fans of a particular novel or series of novels which place existing characters in new situations and plots. Some of it is good, much of it is dross. Then you have slash fiction which began as homosexual pairings of literary characters - Frodo buggers Sam, Legolas gives Boromir a blowjob etc. - and has now broadened to become a wider erotic genre encompassing heterosexual relationships and other, stranger pairings. Stranger pairings you say ? Well yes, Lord of the Rings has Ents, and Harry Potter has house elves, and their crazed slash-fic fans don't like to let any possible match-up go to waste.

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