1. The demented'verse is gen - which, in my opinion, means that only canon pairings are acceptable, and there are no sex scenes.
2. I'm a canon-nazi - meaning that I try to stick as RIGIDLY as possible to canon in both universes....to the point where I actually created my Supernatural Timeline for the SOLE PURPOSE of making sure that I was getting things right in the demented'verse. (and then I went and got the year in HP wrong by one year, but that's a whole different story).
What happens when I believe a male/male relationship to be canon...or a male character to be bisexual in canon? Does it mean that I have to warn for slash? Would people who enjoy my adherence to canon be pissed off because they might not view the relationship/character the same way as me?
What are your thoughts?
I mean - it's not mentioned in the books, but JKR has said that Dumbledore is gay - are fics that mention this (but have no sex scenes) still considered gen?...in my opinion they would be...but what if you are talking about a character whose sexuality has never been bluntly stated by JKR? Does that earn a fic a slash title? Would people be mad at me if they didn't agree with my interpretation?
In more detail...I'm specifically talking about Remus Lupin.
I have always interpreted Remus as being bisexual. His entire character is about duality...he's a werewolf for goodness sake!
I'm also inclined to believe that him and Sirius has SOME sort of thing going on, though I doubt it was at ANY point healthy no matter what form it took (even if it was only intense friendship). To me, Sirius has always been a character about duality too - only unlike Remus, Sirius is a character that's very much about saying one thing and doing another...or, perhaps put more gently, as someone who could never quite escape his past or live up to his own ideals.
If Remus and Sirius DID have a relationship, I think it was something Sirius would never commit (or even admit) to and it was not something that could be resumed after his escape from Azkaban (although I could see a futile attempt being made, and quickly failing, though the friendship remained).
Anyway, I doubt the Remus/Sirius would ever come up in the Demented'verse - but Remus being bisexual very well might. To me, this ISN'T a wild interpretation of the text...but I don't know if other people might see it as one, and get mad at me for it.
What about my original character? It's canon in my story that Nate's gay, so if I do give him a boyfriend, do I have to call the story slash? or can it still be gen because there's no sex scenes? I wrote a timestamp where a guy dumped him and I think I still labeled it as gen.
Maybe I just need to know the definitions of gen, slash, and het.
gen = canon, no sex scenes. (regardless of sexual orientation of characters).
slash = non-canon male pairings OR canon male pairings in sex scenes.
het = non-canon heterosexual pairings OR canon heterosexual pairings in sex scenes.
Anyway, um, yeah...I'm all rather confused. Help?
(PS: My mum's in town visiting until midweek, so I might not be as quick with replies as I usually am.)