About This Show
The OTPodcast features knowledgeable contributors engaged in passionate conversation about topics related to the world of fanfiction.
From OTPs to OT3s, from the early days of zines and forums to the modern era of Tumblr and AO3, from het to slash to whatever your kink is, we offer insight, writing advice, fic recs, and other things sure to entertain and educate.
Most Recent Episode
Fluffy Romantic Tropes in Fanfiction
In this episode, Enthusiasm Girl is joined by Tia and Lexi to talk about romantic tropes, those sometimes cliche, sometimes transcendent plot beats that drown you in fluff and bring the feels.
What does it mean to love fluff and romance when your fandom's canon is dark and violent? Why is romance in fanfiction sometimes expressed in AUs that take extraordinary characters and put them in mundane settings like coffee shops, flower shops or college campuses? How can you both love romance tropes but also avoid woobifying villains or perpetuating abusive behaviours in real life? Those questions get discussed plus there's reminiscing on the first time Batman and Superman met in the comics for some bed-sharing, that time in fanfiction that Ben Franklin demanded a fake relationship and a Canadian wondering what the hell a Canadian Shack is.
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