I find myself in a slashers dilemma, emerging from a fandom I got into a while ago, and the problem centres around OTP’s. Now as all slashers know, finding niche pairings written in a fandom is rare, finding good ones is rarer still. In all my previous fandoms, this was never a problem because I loved my OTP’s. Mckay/Sheppard, House/Wilson, Fraser/RayK, Harry/Draco, Duncan/Methos, all these pairings had me love either one or both of them enough to read the fiction as it stood, and there was an almost unlimited amount of fic to read. Then I discovered Magnificent Seven. The 1998 TV Series, based very sketchily on the Yul Brynner/Steve Mcqueen movie of the same name, had all the ingredients to delight a slashers heart, and hit several of my personal buttons, namely good-looking men, horses, the Western motif etc. I couldn’t wait to watch the series and get down to the Chris/Vin slash that seemed to pervade the fandom. I did, and it was a pile of smoking fail.( Read more... )
Has anyone else suffered from this dilemma? I suddenly find myself sympathizing with the Ronon/Sheppard, Draco/Ron etc shippers of the world. It’s hard to be picky about this kind of thing. Go on, tell me all about it.