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Stargate Atlantis Gen Ficathon
Annual genfic festival
2012: Humor, Week 1: Stayin' Alive 
6th-Jun-2012 08:34 am
Genficathon Team Sunshine
Category: Humor
Title: Stayin' Alive
Prompt(s): [Freestyle]
Additional Content Notes: Seventies, mustaches, Humor, Action/Adventure, Team, Porn
Rating: Explicit. This gen fanwork includes explicit sexual content.
Wordcount: 13719
Summary: Trapped in 1972, John gets an offer he can't refuse, and the pornstache he's always wanted. But what happens when the whole team goes back to the Seventies to rescue him?

Story and art: Stayin' Alive

ETA 07 June 2012 2247 US EDT: Anonymous comments are now screened, because the discussion here has been linked at external locations.

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7th-Jun-2012 09:24 pm (UTC)
I disagree. And thanks to varda's comment below I can explain why.

Gen as defined by Fanlore:
'A fanwork that contains no romantic or sexual content, either het (heterosexual) or slash (homosexual).'

This is what Gen has always meant to me and many others such as me. The comm rule is clearly not explicit enough about this and so has opened the door for something that is not gen. Gen is not the absence of ship, it's the absence of ship and sex.
7th-Jun-2012 09:32 pm (UTC)
Fanlore is not the place to go for definitions: it's written by fans, many of whom have different opinions. I could edit that line to something else right now. More interesting is this part: Gen#Genre Boundaries , which lacks a section on background sex scenes but otherwise gives a good overview on the blurriness of the term. Your definition of gen may be popular and wide-spread in certain parts of fandom, but it's not the only one and certainly not the only valid definition.
7th-Jun-2012 10:00 pm (UTC)
However, as this comm does not currently use the Fanlore definition, and as some people do define gen in a way different to the Fanlore definition (for example, I do think that there can be sexual content in gen, as well as R and NC17 ratings; I have written and read a number of such stories), it seems the issue at hand is not whether this story ought to be allowed -- as it is currently gen within the scope of the comm rules -- but whether the members of this community wish to change the comm definition for future challenges, which is a discussion that properly should be held with the comm mods, and not in the comments of a submission where the anonymous author cannot speak for themself. It seems that under the current rules, which do allow gen fic with sexual content, the happy medium is to use proper ratings, content notes, and warnings and allow individual readers to choose whether this fic is one which they wish to read.
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