In the fandom world, we don’t say ‘I love you’, we gift each other explicit porn of each other’s OTP and I think that’s beautiful.
You guys it might be hopeless
“Because then, the story turns to Martin’s interest in an abandoned house along the coastline, and we follow along - in detail - as he talks with the owner, and arranges to lease and fix up the place. We spend WAAAAAY too much time pursuing cellar passageways, and cleaning windows, and checking wiring. Chapters are spent describing arranging for a surveyor to come out, and inspection of the septic tank, and buying appliances. This degenerated into a DIY project that went on for EVER. This was a long book - more than 4000 location - but the middle 2000 was about fixing up this house.”
“At first i thought it would be interesting, i had never read a story about shapeshifting dolphins before. And the story was, till it became all about some old house and there wasn’t more shifting, everything happened in human form…”
ME: “Oh well I am writing that short story with a house renovation, maybe this could give me some ideas…”
Yeah recs! The answer is always recs. Unless you are Savvy and you are just trying to enable me.
idk I don’t think there’s a losing situation with this particular gem http://www.amazon.com/Dolphin-Dreams-ebook/dp/B0046ZS296
Would you like recs of authors whose M/M ebooks WON’T leave you angry?
Is this some kind of intervention?
I have been buying the worst m/m ebooks lately. I know they are going to be terrible, I know they will just leave me frustrated, and then I go and do it anyway. I just want someone to gently place their hand over my hand gripping the mouse, lean towards my ear and whisper stop.
Opium is the debut album by KMFDM released in 1984. There were only 200 cassette copies made. The album was re-released in 2002 by KMFDM Records. It was originally recorded in Hamburg, Germany.
1984 guys! Way ahead of their time. I wish I had this song on the Juicy Fruit soundtrack.
The Art School Checklist by Alicia Burnett.
CHECK, although the exacto thing happened to an artist in a show I was curating not me…
I don’t have any coffee in my house but the idea of dealing with that before coffee is very unpleasant.
I honestly don’t think it’s high school (though it may be immaturity), because I’ve seen it in stories by people out of high school and even college, albeit often more subtly; I think it’s a consequence of the narrative and the genre. In the first place, most slash is romance driven so the plot and most of the interactions taking place will be in regard to the romantic relationship. So in essence, the only interactions between female characters and the main (male) character are parsed down to the “essential” (to discuss the relationship and thus drive the romantic plot forward) and other interactions are cut. This leaves the interactions with females feeling out of place compared to those between him and his male friends who have a stronger narrative investment in him and his relationship.
I agree that it’s usually clumsily done and often the writer will make excuses like “women are aliens” through the male character’s perspective because they actually do notice that it is unusual but don’t know how to solve the problem more gracefully, but has a valid reason: moving the narrative. And I guess, if you want to think on a bit more ugly terms, the validation of homosocial interaction supports the homosexual relationship. (Not that it needs validation but there you go.)
New slash fic pet peeve: When every female character is trying to get the MC a boyfriend/digs for info about his relationships. Is this someone’s reality or just some writer fantasy about how women relate to gay men? Because I hang out with a lot of gays and 98% of the time we don’t really talk about that shit.
it’s how a certain subset of high school girls interacts with gays. kind of a messy collision between slumber-party-gossip culture and ‘oo i wanna see cute boys kissing’. i think seeing adult women written like that is a sign the writer is pretty young.
Haha, I had a crazy (but hot) girlfriend in high school, boys kissing were distant background noise to what my hormones were getting up to. Yeah it took me awhile to figure out what was so irritating for me about these fics and then I realized all the male side characters were actually friends with the MC and they might care if he gets the love interest (because they want the friend to be happy) but they are there because of the friendship and all these female characters were just being terrifying pushy idiots and I’m not sure what I’m supposed to do with that? Agree that from a ‘male’ perspective women look like aliens? It certainly makes me want to be more conscious of that the next time I write a female friend. I’m not saying I don’t think there should never be that nagging, care taking, banter thing between the guy and his gal pal but when they aren’t close friends and it isn’t solicited it’s somewhat creepy to me.