|Synonyms:||Beloved Sex Object, Beloved Slash Object, Beautiful Slash Object, Batterable Sex Object, Bright Shiny Object|
|See also:||OTP, OT3, OT4, Hurt/Comfort|
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BSO is a disputed term: there are many definitions. It usually refers to the object of fannish sexual attention or obsession.
- Bright Shiny Object (There was a recs page by this name, which gave rise to the strong association with BSO.)
- Beloved/Beautiful Slash Object (This seems to be a slash-specific version of the above.)
- Batterable Sex Object (...and the Hurt/Comfort junkies weigh in.)
- Beloved Significant Other
Many people use BSO to refer to their current fandom or obsession, rather than a specific character/person. In this case, it usually stands for Bright Shiny Object.
Poll of Various Uses
- See also: current results of the poll - on the cesperanza livejournal.