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11 August 2013 @ 06:36 pm
Stalking the Fanon Xander.....  
I had a blast rereading this sort of essay/meta by liz_marcs about Fanon Xander. There are so many versions of Xander in Fan Fiction that tend to be so far away from the guy on the show. I have to say when I first started reading BtVS fanfics OhSoGayXander and VictimXander were my favorites. That changed throughout the years. Now I can only read CanonXander or the closest to CanonXander that a writer can write.

Stalking the fanon Xander... Check it out, especially if you're going to write a fic with Xander in it. Make sure to avoid those Fanon Xander tropes - which IMO are mostly in the past. I don't think most of those Fanon Xander tropes exist nowadays.
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red_satin_doll: Lesbian Vampire Seal of Approvalred_satin_doll on January 13th, 2014 10:35 pm (UTC)
I had a blast rereading this sort of essay/meta by liz_marcs about Fanon Xander.

I know I'm finding this a teensy bit late but thank you for the link - it was written in, 2004? Amazing because I've not read the tropes being referred to but having been in this fandom for less than two years I know that the same comments could be applied to every single "shipping" faction and every fandom there is. That is, Liz and you speak to my heart because I love folks who are brave enough to point these things out.

Esp in this 'verse when the characters are so rich and well-rounded, WHY do people want to flatten them to a single dimension of their characterization?

FYI - friending you if that's ok?
lusciousxanderlusciousxander on January 14th, 2014 09:21 am (UTC)
Friending me is totally okay, and I'll friend you back. :)

Most of those tropes are found in older fics when the show was still on. Right now, I don't think they exist. But then I'm very picky about what I read.