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Case ([personal profile] case) wrote in [community profile] fandomsecrets2017-07-15 03:52 pm

[ SECRET POST #3846 ]


⌈ Secret Post #3846 ⌋

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(Anonymous) 2017-07-15 08:45 pm (UTC)(link)
No. That is why I put "Same anon, cont." at the top of my second comment. It is an extension of the thing I was saying in the first one.

Here is what I am saying, condensed.

1. Gender swaps are hard to write and generally disliked because they tend to fall into two categories:
a) nothing but gender changes and everything else remains the same, which raises the question, why change it?
b) the gender change becomes the basis for all the plot changes, which runs high risk of it either being stereotypical or reading like the author's political statements and views on gender

2. Race swaps have the same pitfalls:
a) nothing but race changes and everything else remains the same, which raises the question, why change it?
b) the race change becomes the basis for all the plot changes, which runs high risk of it either being stereotypical or reading like the author's political statements and views on race

3. Gender and race swaps that do not fall into either of those two categories and become different characters with only passing resemblance to the original and the original's name slapped on top begin to drift away from X-swap and become totally new characters, which raises the question, why keep the name and insist it's a swap?

These questions are why it is hard to write "swaps" that are both good and remain "swaps." I don't know what you are talking about with the rest of what you are saying.