7/29/06 06:28 pm - tasyfa - "He": Options for figuring out who the hell "he" is and what "he" is doing in slash fiction
The majority of Green Day fic is slash, and that means that all the pronouns in any given fic are going to be "he". (When written in third person, anyway; it's less complicated in first or second person, obviously.) It can get very confusing very quickly, even more so if it's an OT3 piece! The writer needs to make sure that the reader is certain at all times which man is speaking/acting, and there are a number of ways to do that, some more successful than others. We must emphasise that none of these are intrinsically bad, or good for that matter. It all depends on how you use them and more critically, that you don't over use any particular type.
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This is, of course, an overview rather than an exhaustive listing, but it should serve as a place to start. :-)