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Question for my Fic-Readers

Next week I'm teaching the innocents in my Fan Studies class about slash fiction, and I want to give them an example of a fic, so I'd like to pick one of my short G/PG rated pieces. Any thoughts? I was initially thinking "Totally Not a Stockholm Syndrome Thing" because of the BTVS fusion aspect (thus knocking out: AU, crossover, and slash ALL AT ONCE) but now I'm rethinking in terms of something more user-friendly. "Expected Learning Outcomes" is maybe my favoritest short fic but it's maybe more pre-slash?

We're also doing the monthly screening of a TOS ep (probably "Amok Time" but possibly "The Trouble with Tribbles") followed by the reboot, because when I'm corrupting, I'm doing it wholeheartedly.

Yes I'm overthinking this a lot.


Unrelated, there was this conversation today:

Me: So I had to write about the worst thing I could think of for my writing class, and then I did and cried myself to sleep and had nightmares.
Todd: What did you write about??
Me: Someone killing a puppy.
Todd: ... I think that says everything about you if the worst thing you can think of is someone killing a puppy.

I think he's right.


I also did a practice run of my big tenure presentation today. Strangely, I feel MORE nervous now.



( 11 comments — Add your .02 )
Oct. 5th, 2011 03:11 am (UTC)
"Totally Not a Stockholm Syndrome Thing" is probably the best way to go if you're looking to hit all the big things as once... "Once Shot, Twice Shy" might work for that too (I've always been partial to that one), but more of your students might know BtVS than Xena, so... I'm also a big fan of "Subject and Degree," but, yeah, I guess that's more of a I've-been-in-the-fandom-awhile fic...

So I guess my answer is go with your first instinct.
Oct. 5th, 2011 03:13 am (UTC)
Thanks for the recs, but those last two are both long and R-rated. I give the students a free out if they are uncomfortable with discussing homosexuality, but I don't want to knock them over the heads with how boy!sex works. >_> (that's what the rest of the internet is for) Any thoughts on the other ficlets though, maybe? *is rereading for content*
Oct. 5th, 2011 03:16 am (UTC)
hmmmm... The First Rule of Flyin', taken as a whole? Other than that, my only suggestion to excise the R-rated from the fics I've already mentioned...
Oct. 5th, 2011 03:18 am (UTC)
Oh, maybe, there's a thought. I know a couple have seen Firefly before. *thinks*

*squishes* Thanks for trying to help, btw, I probably sound like an ingrate. <3
Oct. 5th, 2011 03:19 am (UTC)
you don't. I just got off work and can barely form coherant sentences, let alone read anything into anyone's replies.
Oct. 5th, 2011 03:26 am (UTC)
Oct. 5th, 2011 04:25 am (UTC)
My only questions is why weren't you one of my college instructors? Oh yeah. I'm a lot older than you.

Your presentation will be wonderful!
Oct. 5th, 2011 10:35 am (UTC)
Honestly, I would have been glad to read any of your fics in class - way better than what we had to go through.
Oct. 5th, 2011 11:10 am (UTC)

Erm, I mean, that'll be an interesting class :D

Fic wise - the first rule of flying verse is a good idea, I'd also say "Many Happy Returns", as it's easy to get into, all you need to know of the canon (at that moment) is their intro meeting on the shuttle, and you can use it (along with maybe something else from around that period) to show how you can interpret the canon etc and use TOS facts in AOS :D

And your tenure presentation will go wonderfully! :D
Oct. 5th, 2011 01:12 pm (UTC)
Todd: ... I think that says everything about you if the worst thing you can think of is someone killing a puppy.

It says that you are a darling.
Oct. 5th, 2011 06:38 pm (UTC)
Wow! What a lucky class!

Todd: ... I think that says everything about you if the worst thing you can think of is someone killing a puppy.

It says that you're awesome, bb! Seriously!

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