Let’s talk about ships. No, not the kind with sails and pirates (although, really, we don’t spend enough time talking about that). The lesbian, fan-fic kind! In this episode, we discussion our top five non-canon lesbian ships. Some are so obvious they might as well be canon. Some we made up because it would have made the story more feminist. Most involve painfully beautiful women who stare at each other’s lips a little too much. All are a blast to discuss!
What makes a good fanfic? Stellar writing, precise voicing, and brilliant one-liners certainly help! In this episode, we discuss a fanfic called “Truth and Measure” by Telanu, in the Devil Wears Prada universe. We talk about why this fanfic really works, including the power dynamics between the two main characters and its funniest lines. We also dig into bigger questions about the genre such as: what’s the appeal for us? How would we write fanfic? And, if someone can write as well as Telanu, why would she spend her time writing fanfic instead of making money on commercial fiction (hint, it might have something to do with creative license).