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Mama Deb
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Now that was interesting.

Several years ago, I wrote an essay, The Slash Edge: Why "Queer as Folk" isn't Slashy. It got some mention at the time (whoa - six years ago!) and that was that.

I did an ljseek today, just out of curiousity and boredom, and I discovered that two people whom I have never met, shooting2kill (a Pros fan) and lemurgrrl (an ER fan) have both quoted this essay in the past couple of months - the second quoting from the first.

It's interesting reading what I wrote six years ago - the media landscape has changed, and certain definitions have changed - and I've also realized I wasn't defining "slash" so much as "slashiness", which has a sort of Colbertian shape to it.

I'm amused (although I do wish the first person had linked to the essay instead of quoting it whole.)


Re: Your article on Slash and QAF which I quoted whole rather than providing a link.

Sorry, three years on...... For reasons I won't bore you with I've just come across your comment and I wanted to let you know that I've now changed the quote to a link. I can't remember exactly but I think the reason I quoted the whole piece was because I didn't know *how* to provide a link (hard to believe but true!) and I thought quoting and stating clearly who the author was would be acceptable. Anyway, just to let you know...