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I'm not sure if this will be helpful to anyone- but I happen to know a few tricks that can help when you're writing gay fan fiction and experiencing this dilemma~

A lot of the conventions of 'proper' grammar are overlooked these days- and that's fine! However it does mean things can get confusing and people don't always know how to solve issues like this.

When writing, if the subject changes at any point you always use their name/pseudonym for the first time they become the active/possesive character.

For instance:

Joey looked longingly at Kristof, but there was nothing left to say. He gathered his discarded clothing in one hand and his half eaten pastrie in the other.

"I'm sorry it had to be like this Wheeler." Said his lover.

Now in this example, we can assume the clothing, pastrie and lover all belong to Joey, because he has been the active character the entire time. However what if it was Kristof's pastrie?

Joey looked longingly at Kristof, but there was nothing left to say. He gathered his discarded clothing in one hand and Krisof's half eaten pastrie in the other.

"I'm sorry it had to be like this Wheeler." Said Joey's lover.

We use Kristof's name because we are switching who is the possesive character. Then in the next sentance to avoid confusion we use Joey's name again to switch back.

Another good tip:

"Whenever a new character begins speaking, start a new paragraph." Moaned Joey.

"What, you mean like this?" Kristoff smirked. "You like it when I start a new line to establish who is talking?"

"MMMN!" Cried Joey, unable to hide the way Kristoff's grasp of grammatical conventions was affecting him. He had no idea the blonde man had recieved such detailed literary instruction. Joey couldn't help himself. "And if I were to speak here, you'd know it was still me speaking."

"That's right you city-boy slut." Kristoff didn't even need to specify that it was him speaking because he'd already started a new paragraph, but he did so anyway just to prove his point.

I know a lot of people don't see the value in grammar and it isn't always useful - but when writing long form scripts like in fan fiction, it can really help to establish the sequence of events taking place.



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I regret to inform you that it's Joey Wheeler from Yugioh and Kristoff from Frozen because those were the first two men I thought of.


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I have never before been so intrigued/emotionally invested in characters from a grammar explanation


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I'm not sure if this will be helpful to anyone- but I happen to know a few tricks that can help when you're writing gay fan fiction and experiencing this dilemma~


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