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I put in a paragraph about slasher as sexuality, and the controversy over that, but I am not finding the posts I want to reference in a quick metafandom search. If anyone has links, please add. Otherwise I'll try a more thorough search when I have more free time. --Kyuuketsukirui 13:14, 11 October 2008 (UTC)

Does slasher really only refer to people who create slash? I always thought it meant readers who are into fandom mostly for slash as well.
Also, maybe this fits for inclusion as your reference, though the slash as sexual identity is most explicitly mentioned in comments the poster made to elaborate, the post itself is one of those why slash? things iirc, but here in this thread from 20 July 2002 I talk about how it isn't an identity for me, and bettyp says: "That's what I'm really interested in, here, to be honest with you -- Slasher as a sexual orientation. Because I think it is. And that's my agenda with all of this, to somehow figure out what's up with that."

--Ratcreature 14:03, 11 October 2008 (UTC)

No, I didn't meant to imply it just meant creators of slash -- have tweaked language to make it more explicitly inclusive of all slash fans.--Penknife 15:06, 11 October 2008 (UTC)
I just tweaked it a little more, since some people create slash as a parody or experiment without really being into slash themselves. It's also possible to be a slasher without being into fanfic at all, as well -- some people are purely into discussing the show and the text/subtext, some slash vidders ignore the fanfic side of things completely, etc. --Arduinna 16:49, 11 October 2008 (UTC)