(You mean Real Person Slash/Fiction right and not Role Plays
don’t ask i’m having an off day with acronyms)
Sorry to keep answering things which weren’t really directed at me, but your posts always make me want to share my thoughts.
I think that as long as people are very clear about the distinction (and separation) between “This is fiction that we find entertaining but clearly has little, if anything, to do with real life” and “This is the actor’s real, private life, and I should not bother them” then it’s not so bad?
I read a thread where people were discussing this in the Supernatural RPS fandom. A couple of people mentioned that they only included details shown in official interviews and such because those were details that the actors were deliberately presenting to fans, whereas details gathered by paparazzi and tabloids were not.
Another person said that they only based the personalities used in her stories on the actors “interview persona”. Which she figured would be at least a little different from their private “I’m just being me” selves and, again, was being deliberately presented to fans (though probably not intentionally for fic…).
Anyway, the point was that some people are much better at keeping the fact that there are real people involved in mind (and thus setting rules and boundaries on themselves) then others and that affects how I view their RPS fandom activities. Maybe other people don’t think that those rules and boundaries are enough, but I think that by setting up boundaries like that it make RPS lean more towards maybe a little creepy, but mostly harmless instead of acutely terrifying.
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