Kadru's Slash Fiction
|Personal Fanfiction Website|
|Website:||Kadru's Slash Fiction|
|Dates:||1998 - ?|
|Fandom:||Due South, The Sentinel, The X-Files|
|URL:||http://www.mindspring.com/~kadru/index.html (Wayback link)|
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Kadru's Slash Fiction is a fanfic site with Sentinel, X-Files and Due South content. It was linked from the Slash Sluts Link Page and from the WWOMB link list and it was listed in the Slash Fan Fiction on the Net index in 1998 as Kadru's Homepage.The 1998 Wayback version of the page includes a slash explanation:
For further explanation the page links to Patricia Scheiern Lewis' essay Pass the Crisco, Spock and T'Mar's Slash Page.
- But my two cents:
- Slash is a recent genre in fiction-- about twenty years old, maybe, that takes characters from television shows and books for use in short stories.
- It gets its name from the story titles. Each story has the character's initials, divided by a virgle, or "slash." The most famous, and apparently, the original slash concept, was the K/S slash, meaning James Kirk and Mr. Spock from Star Trek were the characters in the story.
- It's a type of fan fiction, but one devoted to the physical and emotional relationships between two characters, usually male, that's only hinted at in the original texts. Homoeroticism is omnipresent in most television action shows, and slashers throw back the curtain, unveiling it in honest representations. Almost a type of rebellion against a straight white male culture which insists these action shows are just "buddy/buddy" paradigms. Yeah, right.
- And slash has an extremely high emotional content which is romantic in nature but taking on a variety of forms -- erotica, humor, suspense or angst. This becomes all the more powerful when the slash writer doesn't have to focus on character or stage description because the audience is already familiar with these elements. Character development starts with the original or "canon" characters, but then the slash writer focuses it, making it stronger in certain areas to make the slash more "potent."
Links to other great slash fiction
All of these links come highly recommended -- some of the best fiction on the web. Go fix yourself a cup of coffee, or a cup of tea, or a beer, or a glass of wine, or a joint even (I'm very open-minded) and relax to some really great stuff.
The Sentinel Archive at 852 Prospect Street.
While you are in the archive, check out these two stories.
Emily Brunson's page. I am absolutely addicted to her "Aphrodite's Garden" series. It's incredible!
Russet McMillan's page. He's one of my beta-readers and a damn good one at that!
Satyricon au go-go. Reading this site inspired me to write slash. It's Satyricon's fault!Sentinel Slash Webring or The Slash Fan Fiction on the Net page or The Slash Revolution.
- http://www.mindspring.com/~kadru/index.html via Wayback. First Wayback crawl Dezember 3, 1998. (Accessed 03 October 2011)
- http://internetdump.com/users/daltonavon/links.html (Accessed 03 October 2011)
- Slash Fan Fiction on the Net S-Z, via Wayback: 06 December 1998. (Accessed 12 October 2013)
- Kadru's Home Page, 03 December 1998. (Accessed 03 October 2011)
- http://www.ilt.columbia.edu/projects/live_culture/lc1/articles/slash.html via Wayback, capture from 05 December 1998. (Accessed 03 October 2011)
- http://users.fast.co.za/~tmar/slash/welcome.html via Wayback, capture from 11 October 1999. (Accessed 03 October 2011)