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Lovely Thread About Minotaur on Tumblr

It is here: https://savedmeta.tumblr.com/post/176258029008/history-of-slash

Minotaur‘s willingness to answer slash writers’ questions about m/m sex (and his good humor about it) made him popular both online and at cons. 

He ended up writing in many fandoms, but his first was Voyager - in particular, Paris/Kim.  Though his first story was more Kim/Ayala than P/K.

Minotaur was a godsend to us, and a wonderful man.

Minotaur proved what impact you can have with positivity rather than just bitching and throwing shade all the time.

FK is that your gun

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I found fandom in 2011, so I sadly missed the chance to have met Minotaur, but his influence goes on and on. There's some mention of him at almost every slashcon I attend. I am so grateful for his website for those writers like me who want to "keep it real" in our slashfic.

Just a thought...

I never had the honor of knowing / speaking to Stuart directly, but heard about him in all sorts of places. I wish I'd had the chance.

Just wanted to say that I'm writing something and my first thought this morning was that I would have so asked him for advice on this.
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Delayed laffs

In October 2005 I moved from California to Maryland. minotaurs was kind enough, along with a few other friends, to come over and help me pack and move at the last minute.

I've moved again, and while going through an unused closet I found a bunch of boxes that never really got unpacked from back then, so I loaded them up to move to my new place. One of them was marked, in big black letters, "PIKCHURS!" We all knew who to blame. :)
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I didn't realize he'd died but I've always been very grateful to the amount of help he provided my writing and other's. I'm glad his site is still online and being remembered.

One of the times I think of him the most these days is when I buy books on amazon and the sex is wrong. Like the author clearly has no real idea what they're going about writing and I think, god, can't they just go to minotaur's site and see what they're doing wrong? And they're getting published?
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Another anniversary gone by

Totally missed the 14th, but maybe that's a good thing - better to remember his inherent awesomeness than that day.

I've been thinking about Stuart a lot lately, mostly because my life situation has changed and I'm hoping to be able to make it back to San Diego soon. I realize he was starting preparations to leave it, but IIRC he said he'd stayed there the longest out of all of his travels in his life, so I think that says something about the place.

It'll be sad going back knowing I won't have him as a friend to rely on (and have missed being able to call him and get his advice on my own woes). Still, the friends I have there all remember him, so we'll have lots to reminisce about. I'm certainly going to continue to ask his all-purpose greeting, "What's your damage, Heather?" :)

Miss you lots, you bastard.
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