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Developing timelines... And I thought this might be of interest to people in the community... This is a partial list of some of the dates I am aware of...


1974
  • "A Fragment Out Of Time" is the first known Star Trek slash to be published in fanzine. The author was Diane Marchant. The vignette was published in Grup #3. The language was highly coded and didn't refer to Spock and Kirk by name but rather referred to them as he and him.(Curtin, ksboyd@sfu.ca, Verba )


    1975
  • "Ring of Shoshern," a Kirk/Slash story, is circulated privately in Great Britain. It will not be published until 1987. (http://www.beyonddreamspress.com/history.htm )
  • In "Halkan Council," D. Marchant published an essay about Star Trek Kirk/Spock slash. The first public discussion of this essay occurred in the Star Trek letterzine, ""Grup" #4." as a reaction to the essay written by D. Marchant. (ksboyd@sfu.ca, Langley )
  • Star Trek Lives!, editted and written by Jacqueline Lichtenberg, Sondra Marshak and Joan Winston, was published. This book contained a chapter at the end of the book which examines Star Trek fan fiction and the Kirk/Spock relationship in fan fiction. This book is important because that last chapter helped formed a lot of the modern thought on slash fan fiction communities. Scholars still cite this source today.


    1976
  • According to the National Library of Australia, the Star Trek Action Committee was formed as a Star Trek Club. This Star Trek Club held its first meeting in April. Members included Susan Clarke, Julie Townsend and Edwina Harvey. This fanclub would publish the Star Trek adult fanzine, containing both het and slash, Beyond Antares. (http://www.nla.gov.au/collect/startrek.html )
  • In June, "Alternative: Epilog to Orion" is written by G. Downes and published in a fanzine. It was the second piece of Kirk/Spock slash to appear.
  • Leslie Fish's Shelter is one of the first fully-developed K/S short stories that is published. It was published in Warped Space 20. (http://www.beyonddreamspress.com/history.htm )

    1978
  • Between January and March, "Thrust" is the first Star Trek fanzine published to contain only Kirk/Spock slash in the early part of this year.


    1980
  • 1980 was an interesting years. More and more fan fiction communities were coming into existence as new, different shows and movies attracted different audiences. Communities that were in existence were being revitalized and attracting new audiences as new things were created in those universes. Oh and slashyness abounds.
  • The Starsky and Hutch community in England veers into the land of slash. This happened when “Forever Autumn” was published in March. “Forever Autumn” was the first piece of slash to be written in this community. According to Langley and ksboyd@sfu.ca, this caused a disruption in the community as members worried about the reaction of the actors, networks and producers to this material. They feared that those parties would attain these materials and begin a crackdown to prevent the proliferation of this material.
  • The Professionals community starts up and starts up as a primarily slash based community.

    1981
  • The Professionals fan fiction community starts out as a primarily slash oriented community. (Sharon Brondos on FCA-L )


    1982
  • The Professionals fan fiction community starts out as a primarily slash oriented community. (Sharon Brondos on FCA-L )


    1983
  • The Professionals fan fiction community starts out as a primarily slash oriented community. (Sharon Brondos on FCA-L )


    1984
  • The Professionals fan fiction community starts out as a primarily slash oriented community. (Sharon Brondos on FCA-L )


    1985
  • Slash: A subgenre of fan fiction featuring canonically heterosexual characters in homosexual relationships. Origins: 1985, "Night Tonight Spock“ earliest?, Star Trek.
  • Duran Duran fen were writing slash and distributing it amongst themselves. (http://www.livejournal.com/users/halegirl/370787.html?replyto=576099)

    1988
  • Actors and American fans of Blake's 7 began interaction at conventions. This some times led to correspondences, personal phone calls, and general chit chat. In the midst of an unrelated fannish argument, some fans showed the actors slash fanzine based on Blake's 7 as a form of punishment for things in other parts of fandom. The actors were upset because they did not view their characters as homosexuals and they saw slash as a violation of trust with their fans. One of the actors tried to ban slash authors and slash from the Blake's 7 fandom. Eventually, this died down and the Blake 7's fandom went on. (ksboyd@sfu.ca, Langley )



    1989
  • Actors and American fans of Blake's 7 began interaction at conventions. This some times led to correspondences, personal phone calls, and general chit chat. In the midst of an unrelated fannish argument, some fans showed the actors slash fanzine based on Blake's 7 as a form of punishment for things in other parts of fandom. The actors were upset because they did not view their characters as homosexuals and they saw slash as a violation of trust with their fans. One of the actors tried to ban slash authors and slash from the Blake's 7 fandom. Eventually, this died down and the Blake 7's fandom went on. (ksboyd@sfu.ca, Langley )

    1990
  • Duran Duran slash and het fic circulated in fanzines. According to Sidewinder, Duran Duran zine people said that Duran Duran were aware of the fan fiction. Sidewinder also notes that the RPF people at the time did not seem to come from the same community as "traditional fan fiction fans" were coming from. (Sidewinder: http://www.livejournal.com/users/halegirl/370787.html?thread=544099#t544099 )


    1991
  • Duran Duran slash and het fic circulated in fanzines. According to Sidewinder, Duran Duran zine people said that Duran Duran were aware of the fan fiction. Sidewinder also notes that the RPF people at the time did not seem to come from the same community as "traditional fan fiction fans" were coming from. (Sidewinder: http://www.livejournal.com/users/halegirl/370787.html?thread=544099#t544099 )


    1992
  • Duran Duran slash and het fic circulated in fanzines. According to Sidewinder, Duran Duran zine people said that Duran Duran were aware of the fan fiction. Sidewinder also notes that the RPF people at the time did not seem to come from the same community as "traditional fan fiction fans" were coming from. (Sidewinder: http://www.livejournal.com/users/halegirl/370787.html?thread=544099#t544099 )


    1993
  • Duran Duran slash and het fic circulated in fanzines. According to Sidewinder, Duran Duran zine people said that Duran Duran were aware of the fan fiction. Sidewinder also notes that the RPF people at the time did not seem to come from the same community as "traditional fan fiction fans" were coming from. (Sidewinder: http://www.livejournal.com/users/halegirl/370787.html?thread=544099#t544099 )


    1994
  • Duran Duran slash and het fic circulated in fanzines. According to Sidewinder, Duran Duran zine people said that Duran Duran were aware of the fan fiction. Sidewinder also notes that the RPF people at the time did not seem to come from the same community as "traditional fan fiction fans" were coming from. (Sidewinder: http://www.livejournal.com/users/halegirl/370787.html?thread=544099#t544099 )


    1995
  • Duran Duran slash and het fic circulated in fanzines. According to Sidewinder, Duran Duran zine people said that Duran Duran were aware of the fan fiction. Sidewinder also notes that the RPF people at the time did not seem to come from the same community as "traditional fan fiction fans" were coming from. (Sidewinder: http://www.livejournal.com/users/halegirl/370787.html?thread=544099#t544099 )
  • Seven slash stories were posted to alt.tv.x-files.creative. (http://www.livejournal.com/community/fanthropology/45288.html?replyto=1119208 )
  • In May, the first slash story posted to the Intenet involving Mulder was "Pleasant Dreams" by Laura Cooksey. It featured Mulder and an original male character. ( Rosalita: http://www.livejournal.com/community/fanthropology/45288.html?replyto=1119208 )
  • In October, the first Mulder/Skinner story was written. It was "Authority" by Laura Cooksey. It would set the tone for future Mulder/Skinny fan fiction. ( Rosalita: http://www.livejournal.com/community/fanthropology/45288.html?replyto=1119208 )




    1996
  • Duran Duran slash and het fic circulated in fanzines. According to Sidewinder, Duran Duran zine people said that Duran Duran were aware of the fan fiction. Sidewinder also notes that the RPF people at the time did not seem to come from the same community as "traditional fan fiction fans" were coming from. (Sidewinder: http://www.livejournal.com/users/halegirl/370787.html?thread=544099#t544099 )
  • Fifty slash stories were posted to alt.tv.x-files.creative. ( Rosalita: http://www.livejournal.com/community/fanthropology/45288.html?replyto=1119208 )
  • Between October and December, the Mulder/Krycek Romantics Association was created.
  • Between October and December, the Mulder/Skinner Slash Society was created.
  • On July 31, Brenda Antrim's "Krychek" was the first piece of Mulder/Krycek slash. (http://www.livejournal.com/community/fanthropology/45288.html?replyto=1119208 )
  • Between August and October, Alternative (alt) fan fiction becomes standard in the Xena fandom.
  • Between August and October, Dax opens her fan fiction archive "Obsessions" which contains alt stories and quickly becomes a favorite site of Xena fans. ( Lunacy )
  • On April 16, Michael Demcio's "Rhyme and Reason," premieres as the first Rescue Ranger fan fiction on Usenet. It was the first novel-length Ranger story, and the first story to explore the possibilities of the Chip/Gadget relationship, the first to provide real character development for any of the characters. ( http://www.angelfire.com/tv2/indyranger/fanficinfo.html )





    1997
  • Duran Duran slash and het fic circulated in fanzines. According to Sidewinder, Duran Duran zine people said that Duran Duran were aware of the fan fiction. Sidewinder also notes that the RPF people at the time did not seem to come from the same community as "traditional fan fiction fans" were coming from. (Sidewinder: http://www.livejournal.com/users/halegirl/370787.html?thread=544099#t544099 )
  • In December, slash reaches a critical mass in the X-Files fan fiction community.
  • On August 13, the Sakura Lemon Fan-Fiction Archive was founded.
  • alt.fan.disney.afternoon discusses the merits of a Chip/Gadget relationship. This discussion leads to bitterness on both sides of the argument. ( http://www.juliestudio.com/rangers/history.html )




    1998
  • Chick with a Dick: Male characters, often in slash, who are written as overly feminine while still retaining their male identity. Origins: 1998, God Awful Trek Fan Fic.
  • On March 12, Sofie Werkers founded the Rareslash mailing list.
  • Discussion wise, several fan fiction communities discuss slash and various defense of slash fan created articles begin to be created for distribution in the fannish community.
  • On ASCEM, related dialogue involves the issue of if slash and het need to be rated differently.
  • From October 15, 1998 till September 12, 2002, FanFiction.Net had an active policy forbidding ActorSlash while they have Musicians and other real person fic categories. ( http://groups.yahoo.com/group/FFN-Slashers-Unite/ )
  • WPAdmirer writers her Chicago series, an ER/X-Files cross over that was influential in ER slashy circles. (Cathy (huntersglenn@cox.net) on alt.tv.er.creative )
  • Duran Duran slash and het fic circulated in fanzines. According to Sidewinder, Duran Duran zine people said that Duran Duran were aware of the fan fiction. Sidewinder also notes that the RPF people at the time did not seem to come from the same community as "traditional fan fiction fans" were coming from. (Sidewinder: http://www.livejournal.com/users/halegirl/370787.html?thread=544099#t544099 )
  • 350 pieces of slash were posted to alt.tv.x-files.creative. ( Rosalita: http://www.livejournal.com/community/fanthropology/45288.html?replyto=1119208 )
  • Tom Paris raped in prison fanon developed. The idea that Tom Paris was raped in prison first came from fen who had read it in a story by Brenda Antrim. The story worked this concept in so seamlessly that other people borrowed it for their own stories or assumed it was canon and referenced it in their own works. As more people did this, the idea perpetuated and perpetuated until there became honest debate within the fandom as to whether or not this idea was actually canon.



    1999
  • From October 15, 1998 till September 12, 2002, FanFiction.Net had an active policy forbidding ActorSlash while they have Musicians and other real person fic categories. ( http://groups.yahoo.com/group/FFN-Slashers-Unite/ )
  • WPAdmirer writers her Chicago series, an ER/X-Files cross over that was influential in ER slashy circles. (Cathy (huntersglenn@cox.net) on alt.tv.er.creative )
  • Letters over the Sea, one of the first pieces of Lord of the Rings slash published to the Internet and one of the more influential stories in the Lord of the Rings slash community, was published. It featured the Sam/Frodo pairing and was written by Gytha and Prembone. (Elke_Tanzer: http://www.livejournal.com/users/elke_tanzer/605084.html?replyto=3557020 , http://www.drawingoffthecream.net/LotR/letters.html)
  • In September, Least Expected, the first Lord of the Rings slash archive, was founded. ( Elance: http://www.livejournal.com/community/fanthropology/47794.html?replyto=1059762 )
  • In September, tolkien_slash, first LOTR slash list, was founded. ( Elance: http://www.livejournal.com/community/fanthropology/47794.html?replyto=1059762 )
  • Man from U.N.C.L.E., We have each other 3 was published in 1999. It contained mostly slash. It won a Huggy and a Stiffie award.
  • Duran Duran slash and het fic circulated in fanzines. According to Sidewinder, Duran Duran zine people said that Duran Duran were aware of the fan fiction. Sidewinder also notes that the RPF people at the time did not seem to come from the same community as "traditional fan fiction fans" were coming from. (Sidewinder: http://www.livejournal.com/users/halegirl/370787.html?thread=544099#t544099 )
  • On October 1, the Basement, an X-Files slash fan fiction archive, was founded. ( http://basement.ditb.org/ )
  • Tom Paris raped in prison fanon developed. The idea that Tom Paris was raped in prison first came from fen who had read it in a story by Brenda Antrim. The story worked this concept in so seamlessly that other people borrowed it for their own stories or assumed it was canon and referenced it in their own works. As more people did this, the idea perpetuated and perpetuated until there became honest debate within the fandom as to whether or not this idea was actually canon.
  • On May 19, the Master and Apprentice archive was founded at http://www.sockiipress.org/ma/index.html . Currently, this archive is the largest archive of Obi-Wan/Qui-Gon on the Internet with over 2,400 stories archived. This archive was also important in that it seems to have set the trend of writing stories based on media BEFORE the media hits the public. ( fishgoat )








    2000
  • Mailing lists were also at their shining and brightest thanks to the ease of use of services like Topica and EGroups. A number of influential lists that would influence the course of their fan fiction communities were founded. These include RS-X, Better Buffy Fics, Prospect-L, ER Realms of Slash, Fanthropology, and Harry Potter for Grown Ups.
  • BadFic, a tradition which can be traced back to Paula Smith’s Mary Sue, became more main stream and critical, less kind approaches to critiquing fan fiction began to happen. This was evident across fan fiction communities with the rise of lists and websites like Better Buffy Fics, Citizens Against Bad Slash, the Wicked X Witches and God Awful Fan Fiction. It was also mirrored in the greater proliferation of MSTs of fan fiction.
  • From October 15, 1998 till September 12, 2002, FanFiction.Net had an active policy forbidding ActorSlash while they have Musicians and other real person fic categories. ( http://groups.yahoo.com/group/FFN-Slashers-Unite/ )
  • WPAdmirer writers her Chicago series, an ER/X-Files cross over that was influential in ER slashy circles. (Cathy (huntersglenn@cox.net) on alt.tv.er.creative )
  • On October 21, ER Realm Of Slash, a mailing list dedicated to ER slash, was founded. (Kathy (huntersglenn@cox.net) on alt.tv.er.creative)
  • On June 28, Prospect-L, a Sentinel Discussion (Slash & Gen) mailing list, is founded.
  • beatlesfanfictionlist was founded on September 24, 2000.
  • On April 7, the Bindlestitch mailing list was created. (Marythefan: http://www.livejournal.com/community/fanthropology/65512.html?replyto=1435112)
  • Fuh-Q became part of fannish terminology. The phrase was invented on alt.startrek.creative.erotica.moderated and originally used by jacquez, hafital, and ladykardasi. The word came from an in joke on the Usenet group. This fannish tradition was a result of a discussion about Spock only having sex once every seven years. (http://www.livejournal.com/community/fanspeak_help/3054.html)




    2001
  • From October 15, 1998 till September 12, 2002, FanFiction.Net had an active policy forbidding ActorSlash while they have Musicians and other real person fic categories. ( http://groups.yahoo.com/group/FFN-Slashers-Unite/ )
  • The Blink 182 slash fan fiction community based at FanFiction.Net was producing early and influential works in the community. Among these works are Advantages of Alcohol, Letters After Death, In my Room, Defying Gravity, and Deafening. (xcacophony: http://www.livejournal.com/community/fdnet_history/725.html?replyto=1749 )
  • Between December 2001 and December 2003, the Lord of the Rings slash fan fiction community began a massive expansion after the release of The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring. ( Elance: http://www.livejournal.com/community/fanthropology/47794.html?replyto=1059762 )
  • Between December 19 and December 28, the tolkien_slash mailing list on Yahoo discussed the slashy subtext between the actors in the movie. (Marythefan: http://www.livejournal.com/community/fanthropology/65512.html?replyto=1435112)
  • On December 28, LOTR_RPS was created. It was one of the first or the first LotR RPF communities. (Marythefan: http://www.livejournal.com/community/fanthropology/65512.html?replyto=1435112)
  • Between December 2001 and December 2003, the Lord of the Rings RPS fan fiction community began a massive expansion after the release of The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring.
  • On July 28, the BibleSlash mailing list was created.
  • Between June and November, FFN-Slashers-Unites discussed the ethical implications of Real Person Slash.





    2002
  • From October 15, 1998 till September 12, 2002, FanFiction.Net had an active policy forbidding ActorSlash while they have Musicians and other real person fic categories. ( http://groups.yahoo.com/group/FFN-Slashers-Unite/ )
  • The Blink 182 slash fan fiction community based at FanFiction.Net was producing early and influential works in the community. Among these works are Advantages of Alcohol, Letters After Death, In my Room, Defying Gravity, and Deafening. (xcacophony: http://www.livejournal.com/community/fdnet_history/725.html?replyto=1749 )
  • Between December 2001 and December 2003, the Lord of the Rings slash fan fiction community began a massive expansion after the release of The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring. ( Elance: http://www.livejournal.com/community/fanthropology/47794.html?replyto=1059762 )
  • Between December 2001 and December 2003, the Lord of the Rings RPS fan fiction community began a massive expansion after the release of The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring.
  • On May 15, slashpuppets was founded. It was one of the first, possibly the first, LotR RPS role playing community. (http://www.livejournal.com/userinfo.bml?user=slashpuppets&mode=full , redpanda: http://www.livejournal.com/community/fanthropology/65512.html?replyto=1434344 )
  • On January 13, RestrictedSection, a Harry Potter fan fiction site, received a Cease and Desist. (http://www.chillingeffects.org/fanfic/notice.cgi?NoticeID=522)






    2003
  • Between December 2001 and December 2003, the Lord of the Rings slash fan fiction community began a massive expansion after the release of The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring. ( Elance: http://www.livejournal.com/community/fanthropology/47794.html?replyto=1059762 )
  • Between December 2001 and December 2003, the Lord of the Rings RPS fan fiction community began a massive expansion after the release of The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring.
  • On April 12, idolslash, one of the most influential American Idol fan fiction communities, was founded on LiveJournal. (http://www.livejournal.com/userinfo.bml?user=idolslash&mode=full , tisharrasofine on AIM)
  • On May 5, current_affairs, a LiveJournal community for political slash, was created. (http://www.livejournal.com/userinfo.bml?user=current_affairs&mode=full)
  • On July 23, AFI_Slash livejournal community was created. It claims to be the first and only community. It should be noted that this community is small and FanDomination.Net has most stories and authors than this community. (http://www.livejournal.com/userinfo.bml?user=afi_slash&mode=full)
  • www.psa.shadow-wrapped.net received a Cease and Desist for adult Harry Potter content. (Chilling Effects)




    2004
  • Between July and November, political slash went main stream in the Real Person Fic community when John Kerry/John Edwards slash becomes all the rage.
  • On July 6, johnxjohn, the Kerry/Edwards RPF LiveJournal community, was created. (http://www.livejournal.com/userinfo.bml?user=johnxjohn&mode=full)
  • On February 2, Blink_Slash, a Live Journal Blink 182 slash community, was founded. ( http://www.livejournal.com/userinfo.bml?user=blink_slash, xcacophony: http://www.livejournal.com/community/fdnet_history/725.html?replyto=1749 )
  • On July 24, matag, a Live Journal Blink 182 slash community, was founded. (http://www.livejournal.com/userinfo.bml?user=matag&mode=full, xcacophony: http://www.livejournal.com/community/fdnet_history/725.html?replyto=1749 )
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    [User Picture]From: turning_leaf
    2005-05-15 07:55 pm (UTC)

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    Do you have any information about Buffyverse slash? It was becoming pretty heavy, if I remember correctly, in the late 90's, specifically Spike/Xander, Spike/Angel-us slash via Yahoogroups.

    [User Picture]From: partly_bouncy
    2005-05-15 08:13 pm (UTC)

    Buffy

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    Nope. :(

    I know vaguely Trek, X-Files, Lord of the Rings, Good Charlotte, FanFiction.Net, RPS... and I know I left a few dates off that list. :/ Blah. I should edit it.

    But my Buffy specific timeline, slash or no slash, is as follows:

    1997 to 2003
  • Buffy: The Vampire Slayer was in its first run on television.

    1997
  • On July 29, Sunnydale Slayers is founded.
  • In November, alt.tv.buffy-v-slayer.creative was created.


    1999
  • On August 19, the Slayer's Fanfic Archive received a Cease & Desist notice from Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation for the site, the Slayer's Fanfic Archive.
  • Buffy: The Vampire Slayer fan fiction community reaches critical mass. There are several possible dates. One suggested date is after the airing of the episode, Hush. After this episode aired, a lot of "teenies" entered the community.
  • BuffyBringers was founded.

    2000
  • Better Buffy Fics list was founded.

    2001
  • On March 21, the Darker Side of Sunnydale was founded.
  • On September 7, Ignis Verbis, a fan fiction archive, was founded.


    2002
  • On January 8, Buffy Fiction Archive was founded.
  • On August 23, The Bloody Awful Sandlot, a fan fiction archive, was founded.



    2003
  • Duck's Fan Fiction Archive, a Buffy the Vampire Slayer fan fiction archive, received a Cease and Desist. (http://www.denialbubble.com/ducksfanfic/new.html)
  • In March, alt.tv.buffy-v-slayer.creative discusses the legalities of actorfic.

    I just don't know much about Buffy. :( Never watched the source material. Outside of brief involvement with Buffy Bringers, never participated in the community.
  • [User Picture]From: fancyfedora
    2005-05-15 08:02 pm (UTC)

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    I would love to know where you got your sources on this information. My partner and I are presenting a panel on the history of slash at Yaoi-Con this year, and we would greatly appreciate any assistance with which you could provide us. We would, of course, give you any and all credit for your works. Would you be interested in helping?
    [User Picture]From: partly_bouncy
    2005-05-15 08:08 pm (UTC)

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    mmm. You should see my hard drive. :)

    I'm currently working on putting together a history of fan fiction fanzine because I collect this information like mad. Badly, like mad. I have more dates than the ones listed. I just didn't pick them up. :( Sadly, my knowledge of Anime is seriously, seriously impaired.

    Ummm... If you're interested, I can send you what I am drafting my way through (1.3 meg or so PDF file is the draft) completing and if you can tell me what you want or can't find what you're looking for to get your own sources, I can try to be more helpful. :)
    [User Picture]From: fancyfedora
    2005-05-15 08:18 pm (UTC)

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    Basically, we're strictly looking for information on the history of slash, how it evolved, the formats, etc. Anything you could send me would be marvelous.

    And I'm not entirely sure you would need to include the anime side, other than a brief mention or why it's not included, for the simple fact that it has its own classification: yaoi. As a matter of fact, that's another panel my partner and I will be presenting at Yaoi-Con: Slash vs. Yaoi, wherein we discuss the inherent differences and try to grasp a better understanding of fans' perceptions.

    In case you're wondering, we have two other panels we're presenting this year at Y-Con as well: Racial Bias in Slash & Yaoi and Slash & Yaoi in Academia. If you have any suggestions for these also, that'd be spectacular. We can always use another academic POV.

    My email address is without the spaces: deani @ the-bean . net
    [User Picture]From: camillaspace
    2005-05-16 01:19 am (UTC)

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    Hello there! :) You think I could have a look at your material as well? I'm currently working on a masters thesis about yaoi/slash and this post was like sent from heaven! -You've done quite a job here! Kudos!

    I'll give you all the credit (or not) that you crave, of course.

    My email: exiledbutterfly@gmail.com
    [User Picture]From: darkmarguerite
    2005-05-15 08:03 pm (UTC)

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    That is pretty interesting Stasia. I read an essay on the development of slash once and I even heard about a class at a university. The nerd in me would love to take that.
    [User Picture]From: partly_bouncy
    2005-05-15 08:09 pm (UTC)

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    It is noticably incomplete. :/ The anime stuff is missing. Harry Potter isn't mentioned. Femmeslash is basically ignored. I just didn't get Xena on this but I was just tossing things together kind of quickly.
    [User Picture]From: _inbetween_
    2005-05-15 08:13 pm (UTC)

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    Are the earliest stories, or excerpts from them, online anywhere?
    [User Picture]From: partly_bouncy
    2005-05-15 08:16 pm (UTC)

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    I've no idea about the Zine ones... but the on-line ones are generally out there. :/ The Professionals early stuff is out there as that community has made an effort to get zines in text form for the net.
    [User Picture]From: _inbetween_
    2005-05-15 08:28 pm (UTC)

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    I don't know the Professionals really, and I have not been successful so far in finding the 70s K/S stories. Thank you.
    [User Picture]From: z_rayne
    2005-05-15 08:47 pm (UTC)

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    I think you probably mean that Bren Antrim's "Krychek" (note the author's initial misspelling, which she's chosen never to correct) was written in 1996 rather than 1998, because by March of 1997 I was writing Mulder/Krycek and I know I read Bren's stuff before I started writing.
    [User Picture]From: partly_bouncy
    2005-05-15 08:51 pm (UTC)

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    *edits in her notes*

    *sighs and goes to edit in her post*

    Blah. :/
    [User Picture]From: z_rayne
    2005-05-15 09:14 pm (UTC)

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    If it helps to add to your info any, I was the third person to write Joxer/Ares back in early 1998 (under my old pseud of Dyevka). The first two were Miriam Heddy and, I believe, Black Rose. Not necessarily in that order. I know that Miriam's Joxer/Ares series (which began with "Lessons in Battle") was written in late 1997 or early 1998, as we roomed together at the very first ConneXions in March or April of 1998 and she'd already started the series by then.

    Also, I'm pretty sure that Te's "Post-Grad" and "Post-Grad II" were the first Spike/Xander ever written (March/April 1999). I wrote Angel/Xander around that same time, but I doubt I was the first. *g*

    I've got tons of fanfic from usenet and mailing lists that was posted from 1996 onwards, mostly on unlabeled floppies and CDs. I've been meaning to catalog some of it, if there's anything in particular you're looking to find a timestamp for. Fandoms: XF, DS, HL, Trek (VOY, mostly).
    [User Picture]From: partly_bouncy
    2005-05-15 09:25 pm (UTC)

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    Dates are always appreciated. :) Ability to integrate in a timely manner at the moment, not happening. :( Trying to write. Got a deadline for self to finish by June and info is now both a blessing and a curse.
    [User Picture]From: laura_the_auror
    2005-05-15 09:58 pm (UTC)

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    Wow! Thanks, that is brilliant. I hope someone can fill in some HP history.
    [User Picture]From: partly_bouncy
    2005-05-15 10:00 pm (UTC)

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    If you have any dates, important communities, archives, important discussion, etc. I'd love to hear about them. :)

    If you're into wiki, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harry_Potter_Fan_Fiction_Timeline but that is rather empty. :/
    [User Picture]From: laura_the_auror
    2005-05-15 10:02 pm (UTC)

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    thanks! I love wikipedia!
    [User Picture]From: partly_bouncy
    2005-05-15 10:04 pm (UTC)

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    Wiki can be fun but the Real Person Fic page is a little nuts. :/ And the fan fiction page isn't necessarily much better. I would really, really hate to see what would be done to my timelines if I put them there in terms of the edit/hack jobs. *sighs*
    [User Picture]From: lavenderfrost
    2005-05-15 10:17 pm (UTC)

    Huh.

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    you're leaving out one of the biggest parts of slash history - yaoi fanfiction in anime fandoms. Is this a conscious decision on your part?

    Just curious, because it seems to me to be something of an oversight.
    [User Picture]From: lavenderfrost
    2005-05-15 10:18 pm (UTC)

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    *HEADDESK* Pretend that first sentence is capitalized. I have a basic working knowledge of grammar. No, really. ^^;; *kicks keyboard*
    [User Picture]From: partly_bouncy
    2005-05-15 10:24 pm (UTC)

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    No worries. :) I've been circulating something that until recently I didn't realize I was listing the dates as 1982 to 1981 when the dates were supposed to be 1982 to 1988... :)
    [User Picture]From: partly_bouncy
    2005-05-15 10:23 pm (UTC)

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    It is an over sight, one that I am aware of. I am not into anime and when I have posted similar things in the past, I generally haven't gotten much cross over with that community in terms or providing me with dates and information. And I generally haven't gone looking for more dates recently because I have a certain amount of data over flow as it is.

    Hell, my Anime based time line for just Anime (not related to slash) is rather pitiful at basically:

    1976
  • The first Comic Market was held in Japan as a backlash to company sponsored and national sponsored manga. Harada Teruo was the event's first chairperson. It was the first fanzine convention in Japan.

    1982 - 1988
  • More fandoms are represented in fanzines. The following fandoms are represented in fanzines during this period: "ST, SW, Raiders of the Lost Ark, mixed media zines, Battlestar Galactica, S&H, Space: 1999, Dracula, SF, Doctor Who, westerns, The Questor Tapes, B7, Buck Rogers, Hill Street Blues, Darkover, Alias Smith and Jones, A-Team, Airwolf, Captain Scarlet, Dark Shadows, Greatest American Hero, Hardcastle & McCormick, Indiana Jones, Knight Rider, MASH, Magnum PI, Miami Vice, The Professionals, The Phoenix, Rat Patrol, Remington Steele, Riptide, Simon & Simon, Man from UNCLE, Wizards and Warriors, Wild, Wild West, Man from Atlantis, Superman, Sapphire & Steel, Tales of the Gold Monkey, TJ Hooker, Tomorrow People, Blade Runner, Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Sherlock Holmes, Japanimation, the Chronicles of Amber, etc.“ (Langley)


    1991
  • Eyrie Productions is founded. It claims to be the oldest anime fan fiction archive around. The first story posted there was a self-insertion fanfic titled "Undocumented Features", set at the Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
  • In June, “Big Bang" becomes the first piece of fan fiction posted to rec.arts.anime. The story was written Ryan Mathews. The piece was based on the anime show Dirty Pair. ( Wood )
  • In September, AnimeCon '91 is one of the first conventions dedicated to anime and manga in the United States.


    1993
  • In May, rec.arts.anime.stories was created for the purpose of posting anime related fan fiction. (http://www.tcp.com/~doi/alan/webguide/postings/info.net.history.html )


    1995
  • In August, FFML (FanFic Mailing list) is created. This list was the main list in the anime fandom and helps to shape the anime fan fiction fandom.
  • On August 15, Anipike was born. This site provided anime fans with one of the largest places to find fan fiction related to individual shows based on anime. (Harvey)
  • Starting in September, Sailor Moon was dubbed from Japanese to English, distributed by DIC on American and Canadian television stations and ran for the first time on television in those markets. This is the first anime show which reaches a mass audience in North America and helps to bring in a large number of new fan fiction writers into fan fiction, Sailor Moon fan fiction and Anime fan fiction fandoms.


    1996
  • rec.arts.anime.creative replaces rec.arts.anime.stories in March according to the FAQ for rec.arts.anime.creative but new usenet groups post indicates that the group was approved on April 8, 1996. ( http://www.tcp.com/~doi/alan/webguide/postings/info.net.history.html )


    1997
  • On August 13, the Sakura Lemon Fan-Fiction Archive was founded.

    1998
  • DragonBall Z is aired on the Cartoon Network.
  • Pokémon went into syndication.
  • On November 18, "Girl's Night Out" by Jasen Harold Vokey was the first Digimon story posted to the internet.




    1998 to 2002
  • Sailor Moon fans defined high quality, graphically enriched fan and fan fiction sites. They set the standard that other anime related fan fiction communities had to meet or battle with.
  • [User Picture]From: partly_bouncy
    2005-05-15 10:29 pm (UTC)

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    Doh!

    I forgot fannish specific timelines...

    1985
  • Dirty Pair runs for the first time on television.

    1991
  • In June, “Big Bang" becomes the first piece of fan fiction posted to rec.arts.anime. The story was written Ryan Mathews. The piece was based on the anime show Dirty Pair. ( Wood )


    1994
  • On September 29, Bubblegum Crisis Fan Fiction Guide is founded.

    1995
  • On July 25, alt.fan.sailor-moon was created. The Usenet control message lists one of the purposes of this group being the posting of Sailor Moon fan fiction.

  • Starting in September, Sailor Moon was dubbed from Japanese to English, distributed by DIC on American and Canadian television stations and ran for the first time on television in those markets. This is the first anime show which reaches a mass audience in North America and helps to bring in a large number of new fan fiction writers into fan fiction, Sailor Moon fan fiction and Anime fan fiction fandoms.


    1997
  • Jupiter Knight's Sailor Moon fan fic site claims to have 13,000 site visits with 5,000 in the past month. The archive in question was located at http://www.dragonfire.net/~JupiterKnight/jupknght.htm

  • The Tenchi Muyo Fan Fiction Archive is one of the most important archives for this fandom. This site maintains their history here. To sum it, the site was founded on March 8, 1997 as part of the founder's AOL Tenchi Muyo page. It was moved to Geocities on August 29, 1997. In winter, early spring of 1998, the site recieved more submissions and on March 14, 1998, the site added a voting booth. The site moved to o.simplenet.com on April 4, 1998. A mirror of the site was made on Animanga.com on May 24, 1998. On September 1st, 1999, the site moved to its current home. ( http://www.tmffa.com/history.html )
  • [User Picture]From: lavenderfrost
    2005-05-15 10:38 pm (UTC)

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    You might want to look into including Gundam Wing info in there if at all possible. It boasts one of the biggest yaoi fandoms in the anime world, after all.

    Of course, as a GW fangirl, I may be a bit biased. ^_~

    I can understand the difficulty in finding yaoi info, though - I think anime fans aren't really helpful because the start of yaoi was never really clear cut to begin with.

    Where regular slashers have Kirk/Spock to look back to, there was no official "first" yaoi fic/pairing written that any anime fans can remember, I think. It seems to have always been there in some respect.
    [User Picture]From: partly_bouncy
    2005-05-15 10:45 pm (UTC)

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    You might want to look into including Gundam Wing info in there if at all possible. It boasts one of the biggest yaoi fandoms in the anime world, after all.

    *twitches* If you have e-mail that can take a large, large PDF file (1.4 megs), I can dump on you the reason why I'm not going looking. :( If I have dates thrown at me, I'm more inclined to add them just because it is easier and people can explain them to a certain degree so I can at least understand what they mean... but I'm sitting on a load of stuff otherwise.

    Of course, as a GW fangirl, I may be a bit biased. ^_~

    Any idea where the 1x5 type pairing conventions originated? They've been around since what? At least 2000?

    Where regular slashers have Kirk/Spock to look back to, there was no official "first" yaoi fic/pairing written that any anime fans can remember, I think. It seems to have always been there in some respect.

    The reason people have that to look back to is because that date keeps getting thrust upon us. It is an easy touch stone to the past because scholars were writing about it, Star Trek came out of the science fiction tradition, its history is rather well documented.

    Some of the Anime stuff is documented but it tends to be out of Japanese fan culture that I am not plugged into or almost totally removed from archives I visit. RPF has its big archives, Anime has its, Harry Potter has its ones, television multifandom sites have their archives... and the cross over seems to be less. That, and I get the feeling to a certain extent, that Anime is beginning to fade fan fiction wise to a certain degree. Yaoi and Yuri are not staying merged with western fic traditions like they seemed to want to 2, 3, 4 years ago...
    [User Picture]From: lavenderfrost
    2005-05-16 02:10 am (UTC)

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    Unfortunately, I don't have that much inbox space. ^^;; I know I've seen 1x5 around for at least 4 or 5 years - I couldn't give you exact dates, since I've never paid much attention to that pairing.

    I'm not sure exactly what you mean by anime fic "fading" and not merging with western fic traditions, could you explain a bit?
    [User Picture]From: partly_bouncy
    2005-05-16 02:16 am (UTC)

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    Unfortunately, I don't have that much inbox space. ^^;; I know I've seen 1x5 around for at least 4 or 5 years - I couldn't give you exact dates, since I've never paid much attention to that pairing.


    Er. I meant the naming convention period. I was just using that as an example is GW one of the only fan fiction communities I know with such weirdness in the naming of pairings.


    I'm not sure exactly what you mean by anime fic "fading" and not merging with western fic traditions, could you explain a bit?


    Er. Anime being eastern and drawing their fannish culture practices from Japanese, Chinese, Philipino and Korean roots... Almost all others being Western and drawing from American, English, Irish, Canadian, German, Australian, New Zealand fannish practices and histories.

    There seemed to be a period in 2001, 2002 where Western fic communities were using Yaoi, Yuri, Lemon to describe fan fiction and there were people who seemed to be crossing over both Western and Eastern traditions. The fan art seemed to be very anime influenced. But I'm not seeing that as much now. Harry Potter slash is being called slash. It doesn't seem to be called Yaoi or Yuri any more. Stuff like that.
    [User Picture]From: lavenderfrost
    2005-05-16 03:50 am (UTC)

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    Er. I meant the naming convention period. I was just using that as an example is GW one of the only fan fiction communities I know with such weirdness in the naming of pairings.

    Ah. I misread the question. My bad.

    This, I can help with.

    The pairing notation style in GWing comes from the names of the main characters in the series - most of them have names that derive from numbers in some way. The main male characters are Heero Yuy, Duo Maxwell, Trowa Barton, Quatre Winner and Chang Wufei.

    Heero is pilot 01, so pairings that have "1x" or "x1" in them are pairings with Heero in them.

    Duo loosely means two, and the character is pilot 02 in the series. Therefore, pairings with a number 2 are pairings with Duo.

    Trowa derives from "trois" - three. He's pilot 03, and pairings with 3 in the names have him in them.

    Quatre is probably the most obvious - derives from quad, which is the prefix for 4. He's pilot 04 in the series, and so names with 4 have him in them.

    Wufei is pilot 05 - part of his name is supposed to be the chinese word for five. I forget which part exactly, though. ^^;; Anyway - pairing names with 5 in them means the pairing includes Wufei.

    Other characters include -
    Zechs Merquise (06)
    Treize Khushrenada (13)
    Lady Une (11)
    Lucrezia Noin (09)
    General Septum (07) (Rare)
    General Noventa (90) (Again - Rare)

    Soooo...your example of 1x5 means a pairing of Wufei and Heero.

    I'd say that the fandom writes pairings the way they do because of convenience more than anything else. It's far easier and quicker to type 3x4 than it is to type TrowaxQuatre, and so on. The "x" comes in from the anime tradition of using an "x" instead of a "/" in their pairings.

    Also -
    Pairings that include characters whose names DON'T have corresponding numbers are usually written with the first letters of their names. For example, the main female character in the series is Relena Peacecraft. There's no number in her name, however, so if I wanted to write a het romance between Relena and Heero, I'd use the "1xR" pairing notation.

    Other common letter-names are Dorothy Catalonia (D), Catherine Bloom (C), Hilde Shbeiker (H), and Mariemeia Barton (M).


    ...that help you any? ^^;;
    [User Picture]From: partly_bouncy
    2005-05-16 03:54 am (UTC)

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    mmm. I had all that information as to what they meant already before. I got it from cairnsy back in 2001 or so. :) I've the explanation as to meaning on my hard drive somewhere and the GW shipper section of my site has had those listings for several years now/ I was just interested in the history of the naming convention, not the actual naming convention.

    Thanks for the repeat though. :)
    [User Picture]From: lavenderfrost
    2005-05-16 04:01 am (UTC)

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    *laughs* I think I'll shut up then, since I'm probably not going to have any info that will help.