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So, on AO3 I think the best idea ever is to have a dropdown in the 'choose additional tags' list that's for 'excluding *insert tag here*'

Cause I'm SICK of certain of my fic fandoms having alpha/omega fics EVERY OTHER FIC POSTED GODDAMIT! I really also hate certain super popular pairings. I'm tired of searching the pairings I like in Avengers/MCU fics and finding them as either background to Steve/Tony or with Steve/Tony in the background. I HATE Steve/Tony. It's the most illogical pairing. I don't see ANY grounds for it. I don't LIKE it. I don't READ it. I hate it even being in the background because it makes me turn my nose up at the fic that I might otherwise like. It would be great to just be able to blacklist that pairing so that I don't have to fish through the 500 Stony fics to find the ones I DO want to read that are tagged under my pairing tag.

Also, in certain fandoms, incest is common and I REALLY FUCKING DO NOT WANT TO READ INCEST FICS EVER I DONT EVEN WANT TO READ THE SUMMARIES THAT IS LIKE MY #1 SQUICK OH MY GOD WHAT THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH PEOPLE?!?!?!?! sdkjafjskdf;asldfjkldsf so yeah, permanently blacktagging incest would be GREAT!

So yeah... anybody involved with AO3 planning, I know it's gonna be a while before an upgrade, but a blacklist option? Totally something for the 'considerations' list!

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geekslave From: geekslave Date: May 14th, 2013 10:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
I think a blacklist tag idea would be a good idea.

I don't think there's anything particularly wrong with incest fic. I understand that it's a squick of yours, and I get that. I'm not particularly a fan of it, most times. I don't really like scat stuff, but some people get off on it. It doesn't mean there's something wrong with the person or something they like in real life, just something that turns them on in fiction. Like I said, I don't read much incest stuff, but sometimes how it's handled does interest me.

heartsdesire456 From: heartsdesire456 Date: May 14th, 2013 10:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
Lol yeah, I get that, but not ~really? If that makes sense? Like, there's pretty much nothing in fics that I like that I have a problem with IRL. Well, apart from bad things but then I dont like them in fics either. My friend tried to explain it to me and I UNDERSTAND what people are saying with 'just because I fic it doesn't mean I like it or approve IRL, I just don't share this 'fic vs rl' thing. If I like it in fics, I'm generally okay with it IRL. I understand on a 'oh, this is how it is for them' level, but I dont 'get' it because TO ME, if I don't like it IRL, I'm not going to like it in fic. Ever. Well 99% of the time ever.

I guess it's part of why I'm so picky about fics, lol!
geekslave From: geekslave Date: May 15th, 2013 03:58 am (UTC) (Link)
I definitely get not being able to see past your POV on some topics. Like I said, there are kinks that I can't get behind on any level. But it seems a bit harsh to be like "OMG what's wrong with them" when talking about people's kinks.

gothrockrulz From: gothrockrulz Date: May 15th, 2013 04:21 am (UTC) (Link)
I don't know how to blacklist things, but I wish you best of luck in finding out! Ditto on incest squicks. It's really disturbing that people can enjoy that, though I tend to just barf to myself without making much of a fuss, since I don't like to alienate fellow fans. (I would assume incest fans have no siblings themselves, but there are way too many of them to be just only children. O.o)
heartsdesire456 From: heartsdesire456 Date: May 15th, 2013 04:33 am (UTC) (Link)
Dude, I remember a waycest writer whose TWIN was her beta *shudders*.

And yeah, I'm in a fandom where twincest is the main pairing so I just keep it to myself around them.

I wish blacklisting was a thing. I doubt that'll happen, it would take SO MUCH coding and work to program it, but I'd enjoy it because there are just a few things that are SO COMMON that I get tired of (like the alpha/omega stuff, it was cool before every other fic in one of my favorites was that) and I know a lot of people have more squicks they would love to blacklist.
gothrockrulz From: gothrockrulz Date: May 15th, 2013 05:55 am (UTC) (Link)
Dude, I remember a waycest writer whose TWIN was her beta *shudders*.

I . . . do not know what to say to that. O.O

I'm in several fandoms with incest pairings, too. (Mainly Supernatural and my newest bandom, Tokio Hotel.) Glad I'm not the only one who quietly agrees to disagree. :)
heartsdesire456 From: heartsdesire456 Date: May 15th, 2013 06:02 am (UTC) (Link)
Lol Tokiohotel is the one I'm in where twincest is the main pairing. I just really cannot wrap my head around it, lol.
gothrockrulz From: gothrockrulz Date: May 15th, 2013 06:11 am (UTC) (Link)
*MEGA HUGS* I had a feeling you were speaking about Tokio Hotel. Now I have another Alien to sympathize with! The twins have one of the most beautiful relationships I've ever seen--but I'm 100% sure it's brotherly, and nothing more. They love goofing around and teasing the fandom, but that's it, as far as I'm concerned. Your thoughts?

heartsdesire456 From: heartsdesire456 Date: May 15th, 2013 06:19 am (UTC) (Link)
Obviously. I mean, really, where the hell do people get their ideas from?! They're twins! Of course they're ridiculously close. Hell, I'm 10 years older than my oldest sister and we are pretty much boundary-less. Them being guys doesnt change that they've spent most every day since conception together. I think when they were asked once, the longest they said they've ever been apart is like a week. It's adorable that they're still so close as adults. Not many siblings - even identical twins - are that close when they're grown up.
gothrockrulz From: gothrockrulz Date: May 15th, 2013 06:25 am (UTC) (Link)
Well said! My Mom and I talk pretty freely, too. I guess the idea of twincest (not to mention a lot of other ships) stems from the assumption that being that close to someone has to entail a sexual edge to the relationship. Which, of course, is ridiculous. You can have a passionate love for someone without it being sexual or romantic.

Ditto on the twins' adorable inseparability. I don't know how they manage to make it even more endearing now, but they do! :)
From: loftyone Date: February 28th, 2014 03:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
I know this is an older post but there is an internet add-on you can download called ao3 savior that lets you block certain tags if you haven't heard of it by now. I don't like Steve/Tony either and it made it so much easier to find good works without having to weed out all of that particular pairing.
heartsdesire456 From: heartsdesire456 Date: February 28th, 2014 09:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
I did not know about that. Thanks dude! I'll look for it.
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