Another thing I don't get, and I think I missed a meeting or something, as I've noticed a sudden upsurge in fic with one of Christopher Eccleston's Characters, whether it be Nine or Claude, being paired or partnered with Donna Noble or someone like her. Even a young child dressed as the TARDIS informed me that she was transporting Nine and Donna. Were Chris and Catherine in a movie or something and I missed it? I'll be honest that when I saw "Runaway Bride" I didn't like Donna at all. I wanted the Racknos to eat her. Then, later when she became Ten's official companion in series 4, I really liked her. But I still don't get this pairing an Eccleston character with a Tate character trend.
And then there's this other tendency in fic I don't get. We see Claude steal ONE BEER from Peter back in Heroes season one's "The Fix." It's just one beer, not a sixpack, not a bottle of Vodka, Cognac, burbon etc, ONE BEER. Now a ton of folks write him written as a drunk or an alcoholic. While I'm sure Claude probably can hold his alcohol, and the concept of him as a total drunk works well for parody, I somehow doubt he'd get quite so wasted constantly. After all he did survive 7 years in hiding while being pursued by the Company. He stole a pretzel too but no one does anything with that. Claude also stole a scarf and a cellphone (mobile) and again nothing is done with that. And yet Claude shakes hands with one character, gives another a warm look and suddenly there's boatloads of fic where he's sleeping with these characters! So is the rule: "Well these two male characters are attractive and know each other so we'll slashfic ship them?"
And now to clear somethings up.
I'm not Anti-gay, Anti-Slash, homophobic, heterophobic or anyother lable you care to throw at me. What I am is damaged. What I am is a victim and survivor of some nasty stuff. You want details? Read some of my other recent entries. It's not just certain slash I take great pains to avoid. It's also some hetfic with certain activities going on in it. In some respects, as it's het and not slash and therefore closer to what I went through, it's worse than the slash I try to avoid. And as I pointed out in another entry, one of the causes I got involved with was "No on Proposition 8" which sadly was passed. I hope, for sake of all those who were married and those who would like to be, that it can be overturned. Why do lawmakers have to limit love?
Also, I'm a large woman with short hair and a bit of a clumsy tomboy. But do us both a favor and don't think that any of those traits necessarily make me anything else. If you want to know something ask and I may tell you quite a bit in answer.