Friday, September 08, 2006

Slash Pic

Every since I was informed by Absorbascommenters about this, this "slash fic" phenomenon, I've been curious about it. I've never really encountered any (except one site with a somewhat disturbing Hugo Strange novella), so I thought I should try to find a way to generate my own.

My first attempts failed. I could never find a hook, a nub around which to build my story. But then I thought to apply the principles of blog posting ...!

Success has crowned my efforts. What's more, I am perfecting a method by which anyone can write such adventures, a modus slashficiendi, as it were. So far it's pretty simple;

  1. Pick a panel from a comic book, preferably pre-Crisis. Post-Crisis panels have too much overt sexuality for there to be any fun in unearthing covert sexuality.
  2. Assume the panel is the first scene of your slash fic.
  3. Write the rest of it.

I call it "Slash Pic" and as it turns out, it's easy! Here, I'll show you....

The boy had been unexpectedly rough--too rough, Batman tried to convince himself. But Batman had enjoyed it, more than he expected, and certainly much more than he had any right to.

"Why ... why can't it be that way with Robin?," he pined. "Could it be, if Robin knew how I felt, what I really need? Perhaps this boy could --

"But, no, it's unthinkable! I must conceal the evidence of my shame, return home to my devoted pal, and forget this ever happened!"


Anonymous said...

Bwhahahhaha! Oh, this is priceless. Thank you so much.

Dr Obvious said...

I hope this is a recurring feature.

Anonymous said...

I hope this is a recurring feature.

What would be better is if this was combined with Haikuesday.

Mike Haseloff said...

This is what happens when you let Grant Morrison take a few steps backward.