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Does Obama / McCain slash fiction exist?
October 30, 2008 6:31 AM   Subscribe

Does Obama / McCain slash fiction exist? If so, where can I find it and what are the major themes in the genre?

I know it must be out there - Obama McCain real person fiction. I imagine something like a rehash of the Kirk/Spock genre, where the maverick is tamed, or the soft spoken rational guy learns to cut loose. I know real people fiction is sometimes considered taboo in the slash fiction world, but surely I'm not the first person to wonder about this unlikely pairing.
posted by abirae to Media & Arts (6 answers total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
 
OK, I seriously went and looked this up, because the concept is hi.la.ri.ous. Googling "obama mccain slash fanfic" came up with a LiveJournal community called "polifics," which looks like a veritable treasure trove of creepy/awesome fan fiction about the 2008 election cycle.

Here's the link. And an excerpt:

"John knew he was in trouble the minute he walked through the door and saw the smirk. Barack's smirk. It was one thing when Johnny smirked, because he did happily and often; but when it was Barack, it was another thing altogether..."
posted by harperpitt at 6:48 AM on October 30, 2008 [4 favorites]


I LOVE IT! Thank you! This will make the week leading up to the election just fly by.
posted by abirae at 6:51 AM on October 30, 2008 [1 favorite]


[removed a bunch of comments - answer the question or go away, thank you.]
posted by jessamyn at 7:24 AM on October 30, 2008 [1 favorite]


I have authored some Obama/Dinosaur slash fiction that you might enjoy.
posted by ND¢ at 7:39 AM on October 30, 2008 [1 favorite]


It's not slash, but evidently both McCain and Obama are showing up in fan fiction elsewhere.

"You type the words 'Tony Danza uncircumcised' into your search engine, and you wind up in areas of the World Wide Web where it's not a good idea to roll the window down." -- Philip Michaels, "You're Not The Boss of Me" Vidiots column
posted by WCityMike at 8:56 AM on October 30, 2008


Again, more love for the fanfic! (A word that I forgot to use in my searches and ended up with bland public policy debates.) I figured since both candidates have been condensed down to larger than life archetypes (much like the boy bands) there would have to be some good stuff out there. And you have all delivered!
posted by abirae at 12:17 PM on October 30, 2008


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