April 5th, 2010

Atlantis city

Miscellaneous fannish things

I know I can't handle writing for it this summer, but I signed up as an artist at atlantisbigbang. :) I loved illustrating siriaeve's story last year, and I'm looking forward to what this year will bring! Signups for writers and artists/fanmixers are open 'til April 12th. From glancing at the signups, they could really use more gen writers. *pokes flist*

I was reading this interesting post on "slut-shaming" and monogamy in Star Trek fandom, and the thought occurred to me that in all my fic-reading, I can't think of a single time that I've seen an open relationship portrayed positively in fanfic. There's happy poly fic, but in every one I've read, the unspoken assumption was that the characters were faithful within the poly relationship, or else it's portrayed as a one-off in an otherwise monogamous relationship. So now I'm desperately curious: has anyone run across stories that show characters in a consensually open relationship, in SGA fandom or otherwise? Because surely they must be out there somewhere ... I guess? I just find it interesting that it'd never occurred to me how strongly fandom conforms to that particular social norm.

... dammit, I know there was something else I wanted to post here, but I don't recall. I'm way behind on comments; I haven't lost interest in the timelines discussion, I just haven't been able to find time to answer comments! But I do want to get back to it; perhaps I'll fit it in after I finish my homework and today's writing quota.

ETA: And the thought occurred to me while I was answering comments to this entry ... who's written open relationships in the Stargateverse? Me! Multiple ones in the same story, even. Which probably means there's a lot more of it out there than I'm noticing -- I'm just failing to remember it or possibly to recognize it as such when I see it.