- --- In TolkienDiscussions@yahoogroups.com, "Jon <Johnjabberoo@a...>"
> Oh, thank you.My pleasure...and I think I've found an answer.
According to Harry Jenkins, who wrote a book about fan culture called
"The colorful term, "slash," refers to the convention of employing a
stroke or "slash" to signify a same-sex relationship between two
characters (Kirk/Spock or K/S) and specifies a genre of fan stories
positing homoerotic affairs between series protagonists."
So it's got nothing to do with slashing, as in cutting--it's about
punctuation! Ironic, isn't it?
I found the above quote in an essay entitled "What is slash?", which
can be found here: http://members.aol.com/RtNicholas/private/what.htm
- In a message dated 2/4/2003 6:41:46 PM Eastern Standard Time, itzsharon@... writes:
She has read a couple of those, and I think she'd probably like to
read more but doesn't know what to look for. If you know any titles
to recommend, I'll be glad to pass them along! :)
Kara Dalkey has serveral books out that take place in Japan. The most well known is Genepii, which most easily gotten from Amazon. She has two other current books that seem take place in Japan, but I do not know how good they are. I just "found" the author this year so am still playing catch up. Dalkey's Nightengale, which is out of print, is a retelling of the Anderson tale, but she moves the story to Japan because she is very familar with Japanese history. Nightengale and Genepi are excellent.
There is also The Nightengale Floor: Book 1 of the Otari. This book came out last year and is considered young adult, but it does have sexual content. It wasn't as good as the Dalkey books, but Floor would make an excellent anime movie. It deals with a war between clans and a Tribe of assians.
And she should try to read the Tale of Genji. Not fantasy but very intersting. There are also serveral good Japanese fairy and folk tale collections as well as studies on them
Also the Years Best Fantasy and Horror, a series that reprints the best short fiction in the fields, has, as of last year, started reviewing and recommonding anime and magna.