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Here's the thing: I'm a crazy freak for h/c. Love it. Crave it. Write it. (Or, okay, think about writing it for months and then finally write it.) My ideal h/c is more physical than mental, and doesn't skip out on the "c" part of the equation. I promise that I DO read other kinds of fics; it's just that h/c pushes all my buttons.

(These are fandom generalizations, and they're based solely on trends I'm noticing in LJ fic comms.)

Here's the problem: at times, I feel like my fandoms forgot about h/c. Or are bored with it. Or think it's passe or something. I can't say for sure. I understand that some of my fandoms aren't producing tons of fics these days, but it's just surprising that h/c seems to have fallen off the map, or at least lost some of its former status.

Maybe the timing's off. Maybe it's my taste in fandoms. Let's see:

*Sherlock: There was a TON of h/c after Season 1. Metric epic loads of it. After Season 2, it's angst city (which is not a surprise) and lots of non-John/Sherlock fic.

*Bleach: Let's be fair...Ichigo/Ishida, while initially pretty popular, has become a smaller pairing than it once was. Fics that feature them are less common these days, and h/c is pretty rare. I won't even discuss my other pairings--Ikkaku/Yumichika, Ukitake/Shunui--since they're endangered species these days.

*Merlin: H/C has been a relatively solid fixture in this fandom since day one, and new h/c fics do come up from time to time. Since the end of Season 4, AUs and crossovers seem to be where many writers are going, though.

*Zelda: Yeah, I don't know why I kid myself; any fics--let alone h/c fics--are so rare they're like unicorns.

*FMA: I have not been keeping up with the fandom well enough to comment. :*(

Anyway. Maybe I just need to be patient. Maybe I need to spend more time on AO3. Maybe I need some new fandoms? XD

Edit: One last thing...for those writers who are writing h/c--and I know you're out there!--you have my supreme thanks and gratitude. I can't tell you how much pleasure you've brought into my reading life. ♥

on 2012-03-03 05:46 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile]
Hahaha, I would write IchiIshi h/c fics all the damn time if I had the time and could ever get Life Lessons sort of finished. I have sooo many of them started, but then I get embarrassed because I don't want to be a one-trick pony, as it were, and I tell myself I should write something else, or that if I write all these people will get sick of it. I love h/c too though, or at least a certain type of h/c. (I don't usually go in for the long, serious illness thing, or abuse, or mental breakdowns -- though god knows Ichigo can sure get mopey.)

Anyway, I'm just saying I agree, I'd love to see more h/c. It was a staple of early IchiIshi doujins & still a guilty pleasure of mine. ;)

on 2012-03-03 10:05 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile]
I totally understand where you're coming from with the 'one-trick pony' thing; I worry about the same thing myself. Like you said, I love a certain type of h/c; I love medical stuff, and thus I really enjoy that kind of h/c (but like you, not abusive, not fatal).

I guess it's a little like chocolate to me; just because I had some yesterday and some today doesn't mean I won't want it tomorrow. XD I try to keep things mixed up with I/I, either with action or fluff or smut, but at the end of the day, it's all about the h/c. Thanks for making me feel a bit less alone on this one! ♥ (Also, your icon...I LOVE that doujin.)

Hope there will be more time in the future for you to write...I love your I/I fics. :)

on 2012-03-03 12:11 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile]
Oh man, I want to write Link/Sheik h/c for you now. (Do you ship Link/m!Sheik? I can't actually remember right now D: oh god, what is my memory)

Personally, I prefer mental!hurt over physical, but I think that's just because I really like fucking with characters' heads >D (also, Inception being my main fandom, it's so easy for it to be psychological pain!)

on 2012-03-03 10:12 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile]
I would love to read h/c from you! :3 I honestly am weirdly open when it comes to Zelda fics. Usually I'm more OTP about things, but while my first love back in the day was Link/Zelda, I also love Link/Dark Link and Link/m!Sheik. Basically, I love Link, so I'll take him almost any way I can get him. ♥

I am such a sucker for medical dramas that I always love physical!h/c; it might be also because the "c" part of the equation is more tangible in that scenario, i.e. someone's hurt, apply first aid, healing happens. Mental!hurt seems a bit more dubious in terms of comfort, but I have definitely read some great h/c fics that go that way and are awesome.

on 2012-03-03 08:09 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile]
Don't worry, I'm working on it. Johnlock and IchiIshi h/c are coming... someday soon! :D

on 2012-03-03 10:12 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile]
OMG WHEEEEEEEEEEE! This is amazing news. There can never be enough H/C! ♥


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