Something I also am not quite clear on is what's meant by "het for slashers." I've seen this phrase thrown around before, sometimes in reference to my own work, and I want to know what makes a het story "slash-friendly?" Is it the queering of a male character, moving away from heteronormative conceptions of sexuality, introducing anal play into a fic, or none of the above? Clue a girl in, why don't ya =)
Also, I probably don't have a ton of slashers on my flist since I don't write it very often, so if you know someone who may be interested or "qualified" to answer these questions, send them my why!
ETA: It occurred to me that I should slap a disclaimer and a finger wag on here before debate heats up. Lets keep this discussion clean. People have pretty strong opinions about 'ships and genre, so be respectful in your comments. No flaming or invalidating. We can all be mature adults, and that's the sort of discussion I expect. Carry on!