Issues of class, combined with issues of academic disciplines, create a scholarly void where no one asks what fan fictions do that distinguishes them from other genres (Gray 2003). Instead, scholarship fixates on the acts of writers and the responding acts of readers, deftly avoiding horrifying h/c [hurt/comfort]’s unsavory content. In doing so, unique and inventive attributes of the genre are overlooked.

Linn, Rachel. 2017. “Bodies in Horrifying Hurt/Comfort Fan Fiction.” Transformative Works and Cultures, no. 25.
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