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05 December 2005 @ 02:54 pm
Fandom Confusion  
Okay, so riddle me this one, Batman. My male OTP for Harry Potter is Harry/Snape. I realize this squicks some people-- it should probably squick me. I can't explain it, but it seems right to me.

But, when I'm stressing about papers and trying to ignore looming tests and projects, guess what type of HP fic I read?
Not Snarry.
I read Harry/Draco. I don't even *like* Harry/Draco, save as perhaps a totally unrequited obsession on Draco's part. So what the heck am I doing reading the stuff? I can only seem to do it when I'm stressed, too. It's bizarre.

There's no denying there's some good stuff out there. There's also a lot of tripe, but you get that with any pairing (including HP/SS). I'm just trying to figure out why I'm so bipolar, here.

It's weird.

But, if you're looking for good fic revolving around Harry or James Potter, you should definitely head over here. They have lots of pairings, including HP/DM, HP/RW, HP/SS, JP/LM, JP/SS, JP/SB and JP/HP.
... yeah, James/Harry. Now I'm squicked. ^^;
-Meredith
whose brain does weird things when she's trying not to do her work.
 
 
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Insufferable Know-It-All: happy memoryladyaeryn on December 5th, 2005 08:32 pm (UTC)
I don't even *like* Harry/Draco, save as perhaps a totally unrequited obsession on Draco's part.

Ditto - that's the only way I've been able to stand reading (and in one instance writing) it. But anything other than that? Meh. Especially the idea of them being all gooshy with one another.

if you're looking for good fic revolving around Harry or James Potter, you should definitely head over here

Bah, pity I'm no slasher. Not homophobic or anything, I just have no real interest in any of those pairings. That, or they squick me, like Snarry. ;)
Meredith Bronwen Mallory: togethergarnettrees on December 5th, 2005 09:40 pm (UTC)
But anything other than that? Meh. Especially the idea of them being all gooshy with one another.
Draco and Harry being gooshy? Ha! More like kicking the shit out of each other. There's a really great fic where Harry and Draco have to get married (and, unlike most fics in this vein, they never fall in love with each other)-- they end up breaking every piece of furniture in one wing of Malfoy Manor, and the house-elves play double-elimination tournament rock-paper-scissors to see who goes into their room. It's hillarious-- I just can't remember the name at the moment.

Not homophobic or anything, I just have no real interest in any of those pairings.
I completely understand. There are certain pairings I can't abide either, including Sam/Jack (from Stargate *shudder*) and Padme/Obiwan (blasphemy!). Slash is one of those things you either love or hate-- and, once you love it, it will forever dominate your destiny. ^^
-Meredith
Macadamanaitymacadamanaity on December 5th, 2005 11:37 pm (UTC)
Oo, if you find the link let me know!
Meredith Bronwen Mallorygarnettrees on December 6th, 2005 03:14 am (UTC)
Sure thing! I'm looking for it now, since I really want to reread it.
-Meredith
Colin keeps trying to steal all of my shoes.: Trigun - Wolfwood at Sunsetmissandrony on December 5th, 2005 09:25 pm (UTC)
That's better than *my* stress habit - I read trashy romance novels. By the bucket. They irritate the shit out of me and usually I end up throwing them at the wall, yet I cannot seem to break the habit.
Meredith Bronwen Mallory: lovesecretgarnettrees on December 5th, 2005 09:42 pm (UTC)
They irritate the shit out of me and usually I end up throwing them at the wall, yet I cannot seem to break the habit.
Isn't it weird how that works? I watch bad horror flicks-- I HATE the cliche, but I can't stop, either. It's all very psychological, I'm sure. ^_~
-Meredith
Macadamanaitymacadamanaity on December 5th, 2005 11:55 pm (UTC)
I don't read HP terribly often, but when I do I either read Remus/Sirius or Harry/Draco. This is for two reasons:

1. It's easy. There's droves of it out there and though there is much crap to be waded through as a result, it's relatively easy to track down.

2. R/S because as far as I'm concerned it's canon. H/Dr because I like their characters - and the characters around them- best when they are interacting. They both, generally have to get off their high horses and so their flaws and good qualities are a bit more visible. I imagine this might also be the case for H/S... but 80% of the time Snape manages to squick me. Not always, though.

I can really sympathize with reading atypical fic when stressed out. I do it so often. I also regress fandoms occasionally, at particularly stressful times, and go back to the fic I am ashamed I ever read.
Meredith Bronwen Mallory: frozengarnettrees on December 6th, 2005 03:13 am (UTC)
It's easy. There's droves of it out there and though there is much crap to be waded through as a result, it's relatively easy to track down.
That's what I love about The Potter Slash Archive. Lots of good fic (with recs!), not a lot of time to find it.

R/S is definitely canon. At this point, no one can convince me otherwise. My problem with reading R/S is that I usually feel a little unsatisfied, as I have a shameful unfulfilled kink for crazy! or evil!Sirius. One of these days, I'm gonna write an evil!Sirius fic, and then the fangirls will kill me. *sigh* ^_~

I also regress fandoms occasionally, at particularly stressful times, and go back to the fic I am ashamed I ever read.
Oh, I do that, too! I also get very bizarre cross-over ideas. Stress is bad. ^__^
-Meredith