who the hell stabs a newborn 135 times? Anything beyond one is excessive
Monday, 15 May 2023

The Ultimate Guide to Writing Smut Fic

quote [ Let me tell you that there is nothing more embarrassing than going through your raw manuscript, reaching a sex scene and seeing that the editors ripped the ever-loving piss out of it. Having the anatomical impossibilities of your seemingly mind-blowing smut pointed out is enough to make even the most hardened of hard-core-porn writers cringe. ]

This could probably apply to any writing with erotic scenes in it.
Also https://wtffanfiction.tumblr.com/
[NSFW] [literature] [+2]
[by slaytanik@2:51pmGMT] [1 comment]

Sunday, 7 May 2023

On Victorian Sex and Sexuality

quote [ What I take from this is that it?s harder (as Henry finds it harder in my novel) to talk about what we quite unhelpfully call ?kinks? or ?fetishes? than it is to talk about homosexuality. Homosexuality has a lineage, a cultural and historical tradition, which has always been incredibly helpful when you are making a case for legitimacy. ]

Book author interviewed by another writer about his novel rooted in Victorian sex science. Some interesting opinions.
[SFW] [literature] [+2]
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Wednesday, 26 April 2023

?But Where?s Its Anus?? On How We Imagine Alien Lifeforms

quote [ If you?d never seen a deep-sea anglerfish, would you think it was a friendly fellow Earthling? Or would its grotesque visage, its gaping mouth and the glowing lantern protruding from its forehead, suggest farther-flung origins? ]

I still think humans are the aliens
[SFW] [literature] [+3 Original]
[by slaytanik@9:29amGMT] [2 comments]

Wednesday, 8 March 2023

Picturing Pregnancy in Early Modern Europe

quote [ When the womb began to appear in printed images during the 16th century, it was understood through analogy: a garden, uroscopy flask, or microcosm of the universe. Rebecca Whiteley explores early modern birth figures, which picture the foetus in utero, and discovers an iconic form imbued with multiple kinds of knowledge: from midwifery know-how to alchemical secrets, astrological systems to new anatomical findings. ]

Until I'm boasted, pregnancy, thirty weeks, the last supper
[NSFW] [literature] [+3 Interesting]
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Friday, 27 January 2023

How ?Battle Royale? Took Over Video Games

quote [ In the past, this straightforward voyeurism has occasionally been paired with political critique. ]

some nice writeup from Simon Parkin. Some people commented that this left out other and earlier references but seeing that it's Parkin this most likely happened for coherence.

full in extended for people who don't have little JS-blocker toggle extensions against paywalls (here's an untested one for ios: StopTheScript).

[SFW] [literature] [+3 Informative]
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Thursday, 5 January 2023

Indie Romance Author Accused of Faking Her Suicide

quote [ The world of indie romance has been upended by allegations that an author faked her own suicide and now wants to return like nothing happened. ]

You said you'd never hide, then you faked your death you fucking lied
[SFW] [literature] [+3 WTF]
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Filtered: [-2: by steele]

Wednesday, 28 December 2022

They're Made out of Meat

quote [ That's ridiculous. How can meat make a machine? You're asking me to believe in sentient meat." ]

By Terry Bisson.
Repost ? I couldn't find it

[SFW] [literature] [+4]
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Wednesday, 23 November 2022

My mom passed down her love of horror to me ? and a big lesson about courage

quote [ It took me years to fully realize why my mother loved her spooky books so much. Those horror stories gave my mother the courage to leave her abuser. ]

Late for halloween, sorry.
[SFW] [literature] [+2 Good]
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Friday, 11 November 2022

Today I learned that the FBI has an 83-page guide to internet speak

quote [ [?] keeping up with your children and/or grandchildren. ]

The manual is old by now and was unearthed 2014.

Still pretty funny ?note that the author seems not having checked Urban Dictionary for his findings ?TBM is indeed considered a T.actical B.oyfriend M.ention for some people.
[SFW] [literature] [+1 Informative]
[by Paracetamol@8:49pmGMT] [1 comment]

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