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[APR 2019] Erotica / Re: [Apr 2019] - Erotica - Discussion Thread
« on: April 19, 2019, 07:52:26 AM »
Hm, maybe I could make that Trump x Hillary time travel story a little more... spicy.

Yessssss

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[APR 2019] Erotica / Re: [Apr 2019] - Erotica - Discussion Thread
« on: April 16, 2019, 03:26:57 AM »
I have 2 ideas but idk what the time situation will be

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General Discussion / Re: Politics and other ailments of the real world
« on: April 05, 2019, 11:35:42 AM »
I've never wanted to lick a topographical map of the UK b4....

@Saraband  it's pretty much here.  I was reading this article about how record warmth a the polar ice caps (which are melting) caused the polar vortex to meander south giving us all wicked awful cold winters as global weather patterns continue to just go to crazy town.

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General Discussion / Re: Member birthday calendar
« on: April 05, 2019, 11:31:21 AM »
omg that cake!

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General Discussion / Re: Member birthday calendar
« on: April 03, 2019, 05:17:56 PM »
Happy B-day Peat!!!


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General Discussion / Re: Politics and other ailments of the real world
« on: April 03, 2019, 05:15:20 PM »
Nooooo don't remove it!!
Maybe our minds are just extra positive, in celebrating the UKs new Chasm of Joy. Great Britian's Carnal Canyon of Cleanliness isn't dirty!!!

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General Discussion / Re: Politics and other ailments of the real world
« on: April 03, 2019, 11:10:20 AM »
It uhhh, looks like the UK is a... Uhhhh

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[APR 2019] Erotica / Re: [Apr 2019] - Erotica - Discussion Thread
« on: April 03, 2019, 04:53:32 AM »
I thought this was an April fool's joke but I'm so glad it's still up. I am now 100% committed to writing erotica this month

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I'm just getting back to LA now. I'd come have to knock it out pretty fast

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[JR secretly hoping that we extend the prompt for a whole extra month]

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Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: What are you currently reading?
« on: March 27, 2019, 03:12:48 PM »

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Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: Retconning
« on: March 26, 2019, 07:59:20 AM »

I hate retconning, but I find myself frequently having to go back and re-write earlier part so the story to match changes I thought of later.  It almost makes me feel like maybe I should finish my entire series before releasing book 1....

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Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: Torture/Cruelty
« on: March 26, 2019, 07:55:41 AM »

My WIP opens with a torture scene. some people find it exciting and terrifying, but... it really puts some people off reading the rest of my book.  it's been called "torture porn"-- there's not any more of it "on screen' in the rest of the book or planned in the series, but for the purposes of this particular book (and the series) it serves several purposes.

1) it was intended to be a Grand Guignol opening, showcasing the villain.  She's a shapshifter riding along with the main characters innocuously for most of the novel, so you the reader needs this set up to feel terror when she makes her move, knowing what she's capable of-- otherwise she'd just seem to come completely out of the blue.

2) at some point, in later books (if I write them) you learn that she was actually tortured herself, forced to witness her loved ones be tortured in the way that she now tortures others, and that the torture she commits is part of a traumatic loop she can't break.

3) for the series structure, I wanted to open with her as the antagonist, b/c by the final book of the series my plan is to have the MC of the first book be the antagonist and her be the protagonist.

Anyway I just wanted to say that torture is a thing, yeah people don't like it. but i honestly can't think of another way to do what I want to do with this story.  Sure it's cheap. Sure I'm loosing readers b/c of it, but it really does sometimes serve a purpose, even if the payoff isn't until long after the scene in question.  Maybe that payoff is worth it to me, maybe it's not to you.

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OOOOOHHHHH NICE!!!!!

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General Discussion / Re: Member birthday calendar
« on: March 22, 2019, 08:47:24 AM »
I'm traveling so I missed it but happy belated b-day @Nighteyes !!!

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