Umyeah, thanks for adding another category to my list of 'shit Slashdot pretends to know':
More specifically, literary criticism. Especially criticism as dictated by someone that thinks Jeff Foxworthy lacks pretension or that his opinion on literary criticism matters, thinks that the bible is 'grossly underrated' (wrong both in estimating it's current impact and what it deserves) and used the term 'butt naked' (it's BUCK naked, FYI). Let me guess: you also don't like modern art.
Here's the list, FWIW:
NASA & Rocket Science.
Intellectual Property Law (not insanely dumb, just a Venn-Diagram of two incompatible circlejerks).
Law, in general.
Most things international.
Ethics vs. Religion.
Theism and Atheism.
I get less worked up about this since I came to my own shitty overgeneralization: slashdot is a large population of mediocre alpha computer nerds who mistake their computer fu for omniscience. Don't get me wrong; I'm still here for the occasional brilliant comment as much as the news itself. Like many good recipes, there's enough spice/quality peppered into the mix for me to rank slashdot miles above the comments in Youtube or 4chan, but it's steadily being diminished by the crap comments as dimmer smug people hold forth at length.
PS: "Just viewed as fiction"?! What the bubbling incoherent fuck else would one view a novel as?