Subject: A weird sidenote on FFN and tags
Posted on: 2020-07-18 11:20:44 UTC

So in the Mass Effect section there used to be tags for Female and Male Shepard (alongside the standard Shepard), now I don't know exactly when it happened but at some point FFN decided to get rid of Female Shepard (or Fem!Shep) and Male Shepard (I think it used to be shortened to M!Shep) and just have Shepard. Which is fine. Until you start to wonder what happened to all those fics that had Fem!Shep or M!Shep tagged in them...

I'm going to be honest, I have no idea what's happened to the M!Shep tags, I think they've been correctly assigned the Shepard tag, or else the tags have just dissappeard into the Aether.

Now we come to Fem!Shep... At this point I'm going to point people to the lovely Mass Effect Wiki page on J Garson, a character from Andromeda. Link here. Now I'm sure most of you will be going "Why Nova? Why link us to this relatively obscure person from a game Shepard isn't even in?" Well here's the interesting point. Every single fic that had Fem!Shep tagged in it (about 9.6k of them as I'm writing this) now has the J Garson tag instead.

Why? No one knows.


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