except the slippery slope argument is a fallacy. just because you censor one thing doesnt mean youre going to censor anything else; why would it? and theres a big difference between writing fanfiction about fictional characters and about real people. personally i couldnt give less of a fuck if someone wants to write 200k fanfics about fictional characters killing babies and raping ever minor in a 500 mile radius. but write the same story about a celebrity and yeah, it's wrong, in my opinion.
i know you want to feel like its all fine because it helps you get your rocks off or whatever, ("uwu im expressing myself") but i disagree. the funny thing is that the same people writing these fanfics are usually the people from tumblr getting mad over deepfakes or jennifer lawrence's nude leaks or whatever it is, because "omg guys think they are entitled to our bodies for sexual gratification!". how are real-person fanfics any different? pick a side.
and im not an anti-fujo. ive almost certainly been reading slash and yaoi as least as long as you have. and i dont buy into any of the 'stop fetishising gay people!' stuff either, so i guess youll have to create a new strawman.
and usually part of the argument goes that people can separate the 'fanfic' characters with the 'real people', but from what ive seen, teenage girls and young women are utterly mind-numbingly stupid and honestly can't. and i think it's harmful.
but all that being said, since ive written that post a month ago, ive realised that it really doesnt matter what ao3's policy is. even if they did decide to ban 'real-person' fics or just fics with real minors, 50 websites would pop up in its place that dont give a fuck. much like something like rape, its always going to exist; you cant stop people from doing it. the best youre gonna be able to do is take precautions as the victim
. thats just the way the world is.