ratcreature: RatCreature is thinking: hmm...? (hmm...?)
Like, does Draco/Dementor count as slash? gen? het? See, I'm still tagging LJ art I come across for the LJ art link list, and you can't see the Dementor's private parts in the picture in question (whatever those may be--not that I particularly want to see Dementor genitalia). I went with slash in the end, but once again these categories show their drawbacks.

On another labelling issue: What is it with SGA RPS being simply categorized as SGA on rec and fiction pages and such? A couple of times now I've looked at SGA recs and the RPS was mixed among the SGA FPS as if it was the same fandom. I commented before that for me as a strict FPS fan it's inconvenient and counterintuitive when communities just mix the two categories like that there's plenty of SW fiction on [livejournal.com profile] ewan_hayden, even though I realize that it is convenient for people interested in both the actors and their shows/movies to combine the too when creating a forum, but on a recs or fiction site that has separate fandom sections I find it just wrong somehow that SGA and SGA RPS are put in the same section and that then is just labelled SGA not even "SGA & SGA RPS" or something.

Am I the only one who's so anal about such labels to be bugged by this? Also, I'm wondering whether this is like a growing trend in fandom, that the RPS and FPS for a group of actors are coming to be considered as the same fandom?
ratcreature: zen? or not. Animated pic, that first shows RatCreature calm,  then angry. (zen)
I'm curious, for those who read actor RPS pairings or are familiar with that section of fandom, is the RPS pairing usually based on or derived from a fictional one? So that the two kinds seem somewhat interchangeable? I'm asking because recently I came across a community that for my fiction reading preferences is really inconvenient and counterintuitive, but I'm wondering whether it's common for RPS.

I was browsing for SW slash and came across a number of links to posts in [livejournal.com profile] ewan_hayden. I would have never browsed that community on my own, unlike the communities called [livejournal.com profile] sw_slash or [livejournal.com profile] starwars_slash etc., because from its name I'd assumed it to be purely RPS about the actors. And while I'm not squicked by RPS, I don't care about it at all. I mean, I can't even remember the full name of the actor playing Anakin Skywalker in AotC and RotS. However it turns out that the community is for both RPS about the actors as well as FPS about their characters, and now I'm wondering whether that is common, and whether readers who like RPS usually equally like the fictional pairing, so that for them it makes sense to make no difference.

For me OTOH it is really inconvenient when Anakin/Obi-Wan slash is mixed in-between actor slash, because the characters for me are very much separate from the actors, and not just because in the case of SW there were several actors for the characters, as well as comics, novels and such. To me the fictional setting and character background is really important.

On some weird level I find myself vaguely annoyed that RPS and FPS is mixed like that, which I'm aware isn't quite rational, because obviously that kind of mixed community seems to work for a lot of people, like the 900+ watching [livejournal.com profile] ewan_hayden. And yet--

Perhaps it feels vaguely "wrong" to me (I don't mean "morally wrong" or anything, just like "wrong" as in mixing two things that don't belong together, like having a combined humor/torture archive for example doesn't make much sense), because in my "fandom socialization" RPS was very much separate and (at least initially) still controversial? I'm now wondering whether the "real" vs. "fictional" character boundaries in fandom are even still perceived as such by a majority.

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