sqbr: Nepeta from Homestuck looking grumpy in front of the f/f parts of her shipping wall (grumpy)
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In response to the prompt "What's your approach to writing femslash in times and places that are notoriously unfriendly for f/f relationships, especially historical settings?"

The very first femslash fic I ever wrote (and also my first fanfic at all) is about Mary Bennet and Anne de Bourgh from Pride and Prejudice. One of my motivations was annoyance at the fact that pretty much all the femslash fic I've read set in historical fandoms is full of bittersweet angst, or experimentation before marriage. There's nothing wrong with these sorts of stories, but I yearned for "and then they lived together happily forever and ever".

Of course once I started trying to write such a happy ending I realised why they're so rare.

Lovers in a Dangerous Time (at my journal)

Date: 2012-04-30 02:29 am (UTC)
soukup: Kodama from Mononoke-hime (Default)
From: [personal profile] soukup
Have you seen the film Fingersmith? It's not fanfic, but I think you might like it -- though there's angst along the way, it ends on a very clear, hopeful note and in a way that makes it seem very much like the lead couple are going to settle down together and live happily ever after.

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