naamah_darling: The letter A in a compass rose. (Adventurotica)
Hey, darling pervs!

If you're subscribed over at Adventurotica.com, it's renewal time for most of you! We will, fairly soon, be moving to a service where you can set up auto-renew. Until then, apologies, you'll have to do it manually. If you're a devoted porn reader, you are probably used to that by now. Heh.

In the meantime, I have a question for you!

Sargon's latest article is up over at Adventurotica.com!

I point this out not just 'cause I always do, 'cause we're awesome, but because we'd actually like feedback. Specifically. . . .

So if I could ask you guys any one thing it would be: what do you think? How much plot do you want versus sex, how much action versus humping? How long is too long to go without sex when the story begins, and how long is too long between scenes? Should the scenes always advance the plot, or are you good with gratuitous scenes so long as they don't cause anyone to break character? We're still trying to get a bead on the best way to do this, because it is actually a lot harder than it looks. Years of writing porn for ourselves had prepared us for some of the obstacles, but the regular update schedule adds its own challenges to the mix.

So sound off! We really want to know what you think.


Normally I do not post the most important part of the article -- we want you to go read! -- but this time I make an exception, because I would loooove it if everyone weighed in. Please, if you like, do that here, even if you aren't a regular AE reader. We're interested in everyone's opinion here. We would love to hear from you!

And! If you would like to become a regular reader, you can donate five bucks and register! Look, here is a link!

Register!

We just had a scene where a mostly-naked tiger woman bronco-busts a goddamn pterodactyl. If you are a fan of naked girls, dinosaurs, peril, or steampunk Westerns, and you are not already reading, I think you should probably check that shit out posthaste.
naamah_darling: The right-side canines of a wolf's skull; the upper canine is made of gold. (Default)
Adventurotica is about ready to launch. We'll be updating three times a week with story content, just as we've been doing.

In an effort to keep the site's content fresh and interesting above and beyond the stories, I want to post about relevant topics at least once a week.

Short articles about writing, writing erotica, being a writer, sex, writing about sex, kink, writing about kink, genre fiction, pulp fiction, all kinds of things.

To that end, I'm hitting you all up for ideas.

What would you like to see me write about?

What topics would you like to see covered?

Ever wanted to ask a smut writer an insolent question? Now's your chance!

I'd really love to get you guys involved with the articles -- which you won't have to be a member to read! I'd love your input and your feedback.

As an example, articles I have in the bag already:

Erotica vs. pornography: is there a difference?
Does writing smut get you hot?
Do you put yourself in your naughty stories?
Have you actually done the things you write about?
Women as the default demonstration model for "sexy."
Are kinky people kinky because they're damaged goods?
Writing for plus-sized characters.
Why fanfiction is not going to destroy literature as we know it.
Character creation and gendered expectations.

And so forth. You can see generally where I'm going with it. So if you have anything to add, please, add it! I will put it on the list!

(If you want to know my answers to those questions, by the way, you'll just have to wait! I'm looking forward to these immensely.)
naamah_darling: The right-side canines of a wolf's skull; the upper canine is made of gold. (Default)
Adventurotica is about ready to launch. We'll be updating three times a week with story content, just as we've been doing.

In an effort to keep the site's content fresh and interesting above and beyond the stories, I want to post about relevant topics at least once a week.

Short articles about writing, writing erotica, being a writer, sex, writing about sex, kink, writing about kink, genre fiction, pulp fiction, all kinds of things.

To that end, I'm hitting you all up for ideas.

What would you like to see me write about?

What topics would you like to see covered?

Ever wanted to ask a smut writer an insolent question? Now's your chance!

I'd really love to get you guys involved with the articles -- which you won't have to be a member to read! I'd love your input and your feedback.

As an example, articles I have in the bag already:

Erotica vs. pornography: is there a difference?
Does writing smut get you hot?
Do you put yourself in your naughty stories?
Have you actually done the things you write about?
Women as the default demonstration model for "sexy."
Are kinky people kinky because they're damaged goods?
Writing for plus-sized characters.
Why fanfiction is not going to destroy literature as we know it.
Character creation and gendered expectations.

And so forth. You can see generally where I'm going with it. So if you have anything to add, please, add it! I will put it on the list!

(If you want to know my answers to those questions, by the way, you'll just have to wait! I'm looking forward to these immensely.)

25 things.

Feb. 2nd, 2011 01:05 am
naamah_darling: The right-side canines of a wolf's skull; the upper canine is made of gold. (Key)
Inspired by Seanan's list and Cat's list, I thought I'd try to come up with one of my own. I thought I'd have a hard time keeping it under 25, but, kind of sadly, I had the opposite problem.

Still, I thought the results were interesting, and I thought I'd post it so I can keep track of it, if nothing else.

25 Things I Think Would be Awesome To Get Around To Before I Expire Hopefully of Old Age Or Acute Sex-With-Ben-Barnes-Related Hottie Poisoning:

In no particular order.

1) Support Myself

Make my living doing what I love to do. Writing porn, writing in general, making stuff, whatever. I want to be bringing in a living wage, with enough extra that I don't have to worry about not having money when I'm old and sickly.

Necessary objects not currently owned: Properly-controlled crazy, so that I can actually concentrate and work. Customers.

2) Own a Sphynx.

I'm totally stealing this one from Seanan, because I desperately want to own a Sphynx. I love them. They're so horrible they're adorable. This is one goal I fully intend to pursue once I have room in the household for another cat.

Necessary objects not currently owned: One hairless cat, sufficient money in the bank to not worry about health costs.

3) Have the sex I want to have.

If I listed everything individually, would skew the list all out of proportion.

3a) Have a hot fem-dom BDSM scene with a very pretty young man (18-25), followed by satisfying sex. Cougar? Sure. I'll cop to that.

3b) Threesome: two boys, one me, where the boys are friendly with each other.

3c) Watch – just watch – two extremely attractive men fuck each other in person.

If I can bag all three of those in one night, I will consider it the best night ever.

Necessary objects not currently owned: Alarmingly attractive, young, biflexible, open-minded men.

The rest. )

That's the list. Kind of sad how much of it reduces to being about money, though.

25 things.

Feb. 2nd, 2011 01:05 am
naamah_darling: The right-side canines of a wolf's skull; the upper canine is made of gold. (Key)
Inspired by Seanan's list and Cat's list, I thought I'd try to come up with one of my own. I thought I'd have a hard time keeping it under 25, but, kind of sadly, I had the opposite problem.

Still, I thought the results were interesting, and I thought I'd post it so I can keep track of it, if nothing else.

25 Things I Think Would be Awesome To Get Around To Before I Expire Hopefully of Old Age Or Acute Sex-With-Ben-Barnes-Related Hottie Poisoning:

In no particular order.

1) Support Myself

Make my living doing what I love to do. Writing porn, writing in general, making stuff, whatever. I want to be bringing in a living wage, with enough extra that I don't have to worry about not having money when I'm old and sickly.

Necessary objects not currently owned: Properly-controlled crazy, so that I can actually concentrate and work. Customers.

2) Own a Sphynx.

I'm totally stealing this one from Seanan, because I desperately want to own a Sphynx. I love them. They're so horrible they're adorable. This is one goal I fully intend to pursue once I have room in the household for another cat.

Necessary objects not currently owned: One hairless cat, sufficient money in the bank to not worry about health costs.

3) Have the sex I want to have.

If I listed everything individually, would skew the list all out of proportion.

3a) Have a hot fem-dom BDSM scene with a very pretty young man (18-25), followed by satisfying sex. Cougar? Sure. I'll cop to that.

3b) Threesome: two boys, one me, where the boys are friendly with each other.

3c) Watch – just watch – two extremely attractive men fuck each other in person.

If I can bag all three of those in one night, I will consider it the best night ever.

Necessary objects not currently owned: Alarmingly attractive, young, biflexible, open-minded men.

The rest. )

That's the list. Kind of sad how much of it reduces to being about money, though.
naamah_darling: The right-side canines of a wolf's skull; the upper canine is made of gold. (SMRT)
Hey, collective brain of my most worthy followers.

Sargon and I want laptops, both of us. Any recommendations? They must be Windows machines (can it), and both of us will be using them for exactly what we use our computers for now: writing, listening to music, and downloarding porn. We aren't computer people. At all. So they will have to be capable of running on their own without modification. A battery life of longer than two hours is a necessity.

I personally am not overly concerned about price. I will place a soft upper limit of $600 on the things. Sargon would probably appreciate one with a reasonably sized keyboard. I have tiny hands and don't care.

With that in mind, any useful recommendations about what to look at or what to avoid?

Also, I find myself in need of some good downloadable open-source wiki software. Free is ideal, low priced is something I will consider. Subscription based is rigth out. I will be using this to take all of my gaming notes off real paper, consolidate them, cross-reference them, and so on. I'd use an online wiki thing, but I want this to be living on my machine, so that it is not dependent on another site's uptime/downtime to work.

It must be simple to use. I can manage basic HTML about on the level of LJ posts and dealing with pictures, but I am not a tech-savvy person. Needs to have a somewhat intuitive, smooth interface. Also, must not be the sort of awful program that completely crashes my computer.

Any recommendations on that front?

Thank you!
naamah_darling: The right-side canines of a wolf's skull; the upper canine is made of gold. (SMRT)
Hey, collective brain of my most worthy followers.

Sargon and I want laptops, both of us. Any recommendations? They must be Windows machines (can it), and both of us will be using them for exactly what we use our computers for now: writing, listening to music, and downloarding porn. We aren't computer people. At all. So they will have to be capable of running on their own without modification. A battery life of longer than two hours is a necessity.

I personally am not overly concerned about price. I will place a soft upper limit of $600 on the things. Sargon would probably appreciate one with a reasonably sized keyboard. I have tiny hands and don't care.

With that in mind, any useful recommendations about what to look at or what to avoid?

Also, I find myself in need of some good downloadable open-source wiki software. Free is ideal, low priced is something I will consider. Subscription based is rigth out. I will be using this to take all of my gaming notes off real paper, consolidate them, cross-reference them, and so on. I'd use an online wiki thing, but I want this to be living on my machine, so that it is not dependent on another site's uptime/downtime to work.

It must be simple to use. I can manage basic HTML about on the level of LJ posts and dealing with pictures, but I am not a tech-savvy person. Needs to have a somewhat intuitive, smooth interface. Also, must not be the sort of awful program that completely crashes my computer.

Any recommendations on that front?

Thank you!
naamah_darling: The right-side canines of a wolf's skull; the upper canine is made of gold. (Cruel Intentions Super Duper)
Would you all help me with a secret project? I am trying to get a wider picture of something here. I promise I am totally sympathetic to the cause, and won't quote anyone without their permission or portray anyone in a negative light. If you know anyone who is a tentacle fan who might be willing to answer some of these, please point them here.

Anonymous commenting will be on for the next few days. Replies will remain screened unless you tell me I may unscreen them.

If the idea of sex with tentacles appeals to you, I would appreciate your input on any or all of these.

What kind of tentacles do you prefer, if you have a preference? Biological or mechanical? Dry/slippery/slimy/oily? Rough, smooth, textured? A random swarm or attached to a person, demon, monster, sea creature? Are they sentient or attached to a sentient being or not? Suckers or no suckers? How many tentacles are we talking, here? Describe your ideal tentacle!

What is it about the idea of sex with tentacles that appeals to you? Why do you think it appeals to other people?

Are you attracted to the idea of violent, possibly nonconsensual, sex with tentacles, or to the idea of soothing smooth jazz sex with sensitive yet strong tentacles (tendercles)? Is there a sweet spot in the middle?

Main country of residence?

Orientation? Feel free to be vague about this. Lord knows I would be. I'm just curious.

Gender? Please don't feel like you have to keep this to either female or male.

Gender you are in your fantasies?

Do you prefer to think about being on the giving or receiving end of the tentacle, or both, or neither (as an observer or directing the action)?

When and how did you become aware of your thing for tentacles?

Do you have a favorite naughty tentacle piece of art (movie, manga, woodcut, etc.)? What naughty tentacle works would you consider necessary to understand the genre? What would you recommend to an enthusiastic and curious newcomer?

Is this a geek thing or does it have more mainstream appeal? Are you a geeky person?

Do you own a tentacle sex toy? If so, what do you think of it?

Did I forget to ask anything? If you want to ramble about the subject and talk about anything I didn't specifically ask about, feel free to do so!

May I quote you? If you don't explicitly answer yes, I won't.

What name would you like me to use, and how would you like me to represent you if I need to do so? (As in: "I'm Percival, a 22-year-old art student and renfair dork." "I'm Miranda, and I'm a singer/burlesque performer.")

Have at! Again, replies are screened unless you tell me I may unscreen them! Please pass this to any of your lovely tentacle pervert friends!
naamah_darling: The right-side canines of a wolf's skull; the upper canine is made of gold. (Cruel Intentions Super Duper)
Would you all help me with a secret project? I am trying to get a wider picture of something here. I promise I am totally sympathetic to the cause, and won't quote anyone without their permission or portray anyone in a negative light. If you know anyone who is a tentacle fan who might be willing to answer some of these, please point them here.

Anonymous commenting will be on for the next few days. Replies will remain screened unless you tell me I may unscreen them.

If the idea of sex with tentacles appeals to you, I would appreciate your input on any or all of these.

What kind of tentacles do you prefer, if you have a preference? Biological or mechanical? Dry/slippery/slimy/oily? Rough, smooth, textured? A random swarm or attached to a person, demon, monster, sea creature? Are they sentient or attached to a sentient being or not? Suckers or no suckers? How many tentacles are we talking, here? Describe your ideal tentacle!

What is it about the idea of sex with tentacles that appeals to you? Why do you think it appeals to other people?

Are you attracted to the idea of violent, possibly nonconsensual, sex with tentacles, or to the idea of soothing smooth jazz sex with sensitive yet strong tentacles (tendercles)? Is there a sweet spot in the middle?

Main country of residence?

Orientation? Feel free to be vague about this. Lord knows I would be. I'm just curious.

Gender? Please don't feel like you have to keep this to either female or male.

Gender you are in your fantasies?

Do you prefer to think about being on the giving or receiving end of the tentacle, or both, or neither (as an observer or directing the action)?

When and how did you become aware of your thing for tentacles?

Do you have a favorite naughty tentacle piece of art (movie, manga, woodcut, etc.)? What naughty tentacle works would you consider necessary to understand the genre? What would you recommend to an enthusiastic and curious newcomer?

Is this a geek thing or does it have more mainstream appeal? Are you a geeky person?

Do you own a tentacle sex toy? If so, what do you think of it?

Did I forget to ask anything? If you want to ramble about the subject and talk about anything I didn't specifically ask about, feel free to do so!

May I quote you? If you don't explicitly answer yes, I won't.

What name would you like me to use, and how would you like me to represent you if I need to do so? (As in: "I'm Percival, a 22-year-old art student and renfair dork." "I'm Miranda, and I'm a singer/burlesque performer.")

Have at! Again, replies are screened unless you tell me I may unscreen them! Please pass this to any of your lovely tentacle pervert friends!

Ask Me!

Mar. 11th, 2008 06:00 pm
naamah_darling: The right-side canines of a wolf's skull; the upper canine is made of gold. (SMRT)
I am an updating machine.

Because I need some distraction in between writing vitriol-filled letters, here's a meme that's going around my f-list. It's been a while since I did one like this.

Everyone has things they blog about. Everyone has things they don't blog about. Challenge me out of my comfort zone by telling me something I don't blog about, but you'd like to hear about, and I'll write a post about it. Ask for anything: latest movie watched, last book read, political leanings, thoughts on yaoi, the benefit of revolutions, favorite type of underwear, graphic techniques, etc. Repost in your own journal so that we can all learn more about each other.


Is there anything I don't write about? Tell me, and maybe I'll write about it. Otherwise, just ask me a question.

Comments screened. If you don't want it unscreened, just say so, and I won't use your name when I answer your question.

As always, I will answer as honestly as I can. "I can't answer that without compromising or embarrassing someone else!" is an honest answer, though.

Ask Me!

Mar. 11th, 2008 06:00 pm
naamah_darling: The right-side canines of a wolf's skull; the upper canine is made of gold. (SMRT)
I am an updating machine.

Because I need some distraction in between writing vitriol-filled letters, here's a meme that's going around my f-list. It's been a while since I did one like this.

Everyone has things they blog about. Everyone has things they don't blog about. Challenge me out of my comfort zone by telling me something I don't blog about, but you'd like to hear about, and I'll write a post about it. Ask for anything: latest movie watched, last book read, political leanings, thoughts on yaoi, the benefit of revolutions, favorite type of underwear, graphic techniques, etc. Repost in your own journal so that we can all learn more about each other.


Is there anything I don't write about? Tell me, and maybe I'll write about it. Otherwise, just ask me a question.

Comments screened. If you don't want it unscreened, just say so, and I won't use your name when I answer your question.

As always, I will answer as honestly as I can. "I can't answer that without compromising or embarrassing someone else!" is an honest answer, though.
naamah_darling: The right-side canines of a wolf's skull; the upper canine is made of gold. (Lucian No Pants)
Time for answers.

Well, [livejournal.com profile] ghettobootie02 and [livejournal.com profile] southern_belle2 did really, really well, with 10 and 8, respectively. My hat's off to you. That's damn good work, considering I tried to make this as fiendish as possible while still using movies people actually have seen. I also tried to do it using only movies that are meaningful to me -- with the exception of #9, which is only there because I use that line all the time.

Without further ado, here, scratch the itch. Ones nobody got have been underlined.

1) "I wished that you were real, so what right do I have to wish you away now?" Blood and Chocolate. Possibly one of the most romantic -- to me -- lines ever. Doesn't hurt that Hugh Dancy is as cute and sweet as a sackful of candy-retrieving Pomeranians with bedhead.

2) "Perhaps the previous owner had nothing pleasant to say." The Wind and the Lion. A fantastic movie that everyone should see, if only for the sight of Sean Connery impersonating a Berber -- and pulling it off. In context ("What is that?" "That is a tongue!" "Why would anyone want to cut out a man's tongue?!" "Perhaps the previous owner had nothing pleasant to say.") this is one of the funniest movie lines ever.

3) "Why don't you stick that welding torch in my ear and call it the end of a perfect day?" The Rocketeer. I feel this way a lot. I also feel like molesting Cliff a lot. He grew up to be Quincy Morris, too, so it's like getting a two-fer.

4) "I didn't surrender, but they took my horse and made him surrender." The Outlaw Josey Wales. Fantastic source of quotes. I'd have quoted Clint Eastwood spitting on the dog, but that doesn't really translate well.

5) "Do you want to dance? Or do you want to dance?" The Thomas Crown Affair, the version with Pierce Brosnan. A lot of people guessed Take the Lead for this one; I think the line may have been in that movie, too, but I only saw it once.

6) "It tickles my dick when you beg." Original Sin. Right there with you, Tom. Angelina Jolie begging would tickle my dick, too. This movie was a great guilty pleasure . . . lots of sex, a very brief but very hot knifeplay scene with Tom Jane on the knife end, and beautiful cinematography. How can you lose?

7) "It's as I always say, all really intelligent people should be cremated for reasons of public safety." The Amazing Screw-On Head. A Mike Mignola animated short. Nobody got this one, alas. If you haven't seen this, and you like Mignola's stuff (Hellboy, BPRD) you're missing out. The whole thing is a quote mine.

8) "Lady, you're about a half a bubble off plumb, and that's for sure and for certain." Quigley Down Under. Another awesome movie that everyone should see.

9) "You're fucking up my chi." Swordfish. A horrible movie, but a terrific quote that I use all the time.

10) "A massive amount of fornication can lead to confusion." Casanova. Spoken by Jeremy Irons. This fun little movie also allows him to growl "MASTER FORNICATOR," which is simply hilarious. Also, I don't think Heath Ledger ever looked hotter than he did in the early scene with the figs and the eyeliner.

11) "This is what I call "quiet time," when we reflect on what we've done." Cruel Intentions. Sebastian is very much what I would have been like as a teenager, if I had been a boy. I love him with an impure and nasty love.

12) "Our evil plan is working." National Treasure. Riley is so adorable. I just want to climb all over him.

13) "Everyone needs to take a walk to the dark end of the street sometimes. It's what we are." Strange Days. Nobody got this one! Nobody! I adore this movie!

14) "I guess it never occurred to you that you might actually have to bleed to pull off this little coup." Underworld. This was a gimme. I HAD to put a Lucian quote in here. I figured almost everyone would get it, and almost everyone did.

15) "We should so not be allowed to buy these." Mr. and Mrs. Smith. Brad Pitt wielding heavy weaponry is always hot.

16) "Truth is a terrible habit." Don Juan DeMarco. I love this movie, even if I can't decide what the ending means.

17) "Trust is a tough thing to come by these days." The Thing. My hat is off to the one person who got this: [livejournal.com profile] ewin. I wanted to use "You've got to be fucking kidding me!" but that's been in a lot of movies, even if the delivery here was the best ever.

18) "I'm going to be immortal, and I'm going to wear your head as a watch fob!" Cast a Deadly Spell. Made-for-TV HBO movie, only available on VHS, alas. It is a wonderful little movie. Didn't figure anyone would get this one, but I had to try. And it's a great line.

19) "Many people find me handsome with a wonderful smile. I'm sure you agree." The Ghost and the Darkness. Said by Patterson's bastard employer. Nobody got this one. I love this movie. Maneaters. Can't go wrong with maneaters.

20) "You're so lovely, darlin'. I'm at your feet, just at your feet." Tombstone. Said by Wyatt to Louisa as she gets off the train. I had to do a Tombstone quote, but I picked a really difficult one, because it's such an oft-quoted movie.
naamah_darling: The right-side canines of a wolf's skull; the upper canine is made of gold. (Lucian No Pants)
Time for answers.

Well, [livejournal.com profile] ghettobootie02 and [livejournal.com profile] southern_belle2 did really, really well, with 10 and 8, respectively. My hat's off to you. That's damn good work, considering I tried to make this as fiendish as possible while still using movies people actually have seen. I also tried to do it using only movies that are meaningful to me -- with the exception of #9, which is only there because I use that line all the time.

Without further ado, here, scratch the itch. Ones nobody got have been underlined.

1) "I wished that you were real, so what right do I have to wish you away now?" Blood and Chocolate. Possibly one of the most romantic -- to me -- lines ever. Doesn't hurt that Hugh Dancy is as cute and sweet as a sackful of candy-retrieving Pomeranians with bedhead.

2) "Perhaps the previous owner had nothing pleasant to say." The Wind and the Lion. A fantastic movie that everyone should see, if only for the sight of Sean Connery impersonating a Berber -- and pulling it off. In context ("What is that?" "That is a tongue!" "Why would anyone want to cut out a man's tongue?!" "Perhaps the previous owner had nothing pleasant to say.") this is one of the funniest movie lines ever.

3) "Why don't you stick that welding torch in my ear and call it the end of a perfect day?" The Rocketeer. I feel this way a lot. I also feel like molesting Cliff a lot. He grew up to be Quincy Morris, too, so it's like getting a two-fer.

4) "I didn't surrender, but they took my horse and made him surrender." The Outlaw Josey Wales. Fantastic source of quotes. I'd have quoted Clint Eastwood spitting on the dog, but that doesn't really translate well.

5) "Do you want to dance? Or do you want to dance?" The Thomas Crown Affair, the version with Pierce Brosnan. A lot of people guessed Take the Lead for this one; I think the line may have been in that movie, too, but I only saw it once.

6) "It tickles my dick when you beg." Original Sin. Right there with you, Tom. Angelina Jolie begging would tickle my dick, too. This movie was a great guilty pleasure . . . lots of sex, a very brief but very hot knifeplay scene with Tom Jane on the knife end, and beautiful cinematography. How can you lose?

7) "It's as I always say, all really intelligent people should be cremated for reasons of public safety." The Amazing Screw-On Head. A Mike Mignola animated short. Nobody got this one, alas. If you haven't seen this, and you like Mignola's stuff (Hellboy, BPRD) you're missing out. The whole thing is a quote mine.

8) "Lady, you're about a half a bubble off plumb, and that's for sure and for certain." Quigley Down Under. Another awesome movie that everyone should see.

9) "You're fucking up my chi." Swordfish. A horrible movie, but a terrific quote that I use all the time.

10) "A massive amount of fornication can lead to confusion." Casanova. Spoken by Jeremy Irons. This fun little movie also allows him to growl "MASTER FORNICATOR," which is simply hilarious. Also, I don't think Heath Ledger ever looked hotter than he did in the early scene with the figs and the eyeliner.

11) "This is what I call "quiet time," when we reflect on what we've done." Cruel Intentions. Sebastian is very much what I would have been like as a teenager, if I had been a boy. I love him with an impure and nasty love.

12) "Our evil plan is working." National Treasure. Riley is so adorable. I just want to climb all over him.

13) "Everyone needs to take a walk to the dark end of the street sometimes. It's what we are." Strange Days. Nobody got this one! Nobody! I adore this movie!

14) "I guess it never occurred to you that you might actually have to bleed to pull off this little coup." Underworld. This was a gimme. I HAD to put a Lucian quote in here. I figured almost everyone would get it, and almost everyone did.

15) "We should so not be allowed to buy these." Mr. and Mrs. Smith. Brad Pitt wielding heavy weaponry is always hot.

16) "Truth is a terrible habit." Don Juan DeMarco. I love this movie, even if I can't decide what the ending means.

17) "Trust is a tough thing to come by these days." The Thing. My hat is off to the one person who got this: [livejournal.com profile] ewin. I wanted to use "You've got to be fucking kidding me!" but that's been in a lot of movies, even if the delivery here was the best ever.

18) "I'm going to be immortal, and I'm going to wear your head as a watch fob!" Cast a Deadly Spell. Made-for-TV HBO movie, only available on VHS, alas. It is a wonderful little movie. Didn't figure anyone would get this one, but I had to try. And it's a great line.

19) "Many people find me handsome with a wonderful smile. I'm sure you agree." The Ghost and the Darkness. Said by Patterson's bastard employer. Nobody got this one. I love this movie. Maneaters. Can't go wrong with maneaters.

20) "You're so lovely, darlin'. I'm at your feet, just at your feet." Tombstone. Said by Wyatt to Louisa as she gets off the train. I had to do a Tombstone quote, but I picked a really difficult one, because it's such an oft-quoted movie.
naamah_darling: The right-side canines of a wolf's skull; the upper canine is made of gold. (BTiLC Crackerjack Timing)
Yeah, doing the movie quotes thing while I prepare the next suicide post.* Twenty quotes this time, some are easy, and some are really obscure.

Answers are screened because I want to see who gets the most right; I'll unscreen all the guesses sometime tomorrow or the next day.

Googling is cheating, so don't do it until you've taken your best shot.

1) "I wished that you were real, so what right do I have to wish you away now?"

2) "Perhaps the previous owner had nothing pleasant to say."

3) "Why don't you stick that welding torch in my ear and call it the end of a perfect day?"

4) "I didn't surrender, but they took my horse and made him surrender."

5) "Do you want to dance? Or do you want to dance?"

6) "It tickles my dick when you beg."

7) "It's as I always say, all really intelligent people should be cremated for reasons of public safety."

8) "Lady, you're about a half a bubble off plumb, and that's for sure and for certain."

9) "You're fucking up my chi."

10) "A massive amount of fornication can lead to confusion."

11) "This is what I call "quiet time," when we reflect on what we've done."

12) "Our evil plan is working."

13) "Everyone needs to take a walk to the dark end of the street sometimes. It's what we are."

14) "I guess it never occurred to you that you might actually have to bleed to pull off this little coup."

15) "We should so not be allowed to buy these."

16) "Truth is a terrible habit."

17) "Trust is a tough thing to come by these days."

18) "I'm going to be immortal, and I'm going to wear your head as a watch fob!"

19) "Many people find me handsome with a wonderful smile. I'm sure you agree."

20) "You're so lovely, darlin'. I'm at your feet, just at your feet."

* GOD HOW CHEERFUL.
naamah_darling: The right-side canines of a wolf's skull; the upper canine is made of gold. (BTiLC Crackerjack Timing)
Yeah, doing the movie quotes thing while I prepare the next suicide post.* Twenty quotes this time, some are easy, and some are really obscure.

Answers are screened because I want to see who gets the most right; I'll unscreen all the guesses sometime tomorrow or the next day.

Googling is cheating, so don't do it until you've taken your best shot.

1) "I wished that you were real, so what right do I have to wish you away now?"

2) "Perhaps the previous owner had nothing pleasant to say."

3) "Why don't you stick that welding torch in my ear and call it the end of a perfect day?"

4) "I didn't surrender, but they took my horse and made him surrender."

5) "Do you want to dance? Or do you want to dance?"

6) "It tickles my dick when you beg."

7) "It's as I always say, all really intelligent people should be cremated for reasons of public safety."

8) "Lady, you're about a half a bubble off plumb, and that's for sure and for certain."

9) "You're fucking up my chi."

10) "A massive amount of fornication can lead to confusion."

11) "This is what I call "quiet time," when we reflect on what we've done."

12) "Our evil plan is working."

13) "Everyone needs to take a walk to the dark end of the street sometimes. It's what we are."

14) "I guess it never occurred to you that you might actually have to bleed to pull off this little coup."

15) "We should so not be allowed to buy these."

16) "Truth is a terrible habit."

17) "Trust is a tough thing to come by these days."

18) "I'm going to be immortal, and I'm going to wear your head as a watch fob!"

19) "Many people find me handsome with a wonderful smile. I'm sure you agree."

20) "You're so lovely, darlin'. I'm at your feet, just at your feet."

* GOD HOW CHEERFUL.
naamah_darling: The right-side canines of a wolf's skull; the upper canine is made of gold. (U HEART MY ICON!)
I've started about half a dozen entries, and they all just degenerate into me griping about one thing or another, and that isn't how I want to send y'all into your Thanksgiving weekend. Let's just take it as read that I am bored and lonely and just want to rub noses with the intarwebz, but I have nothing much to say. So you get a meme.

This one came by way of [livejournal.com profile] copperwise, and the way it is supposed to go is you comment here and I'll pick 7 of your icons, you explain here or in your LJ what they mean to you and why you're using them. But there are, like, a LOT of you guys, and I have only so many hours in the day, so I'm amending that:

If you want to, comment here with your favorite icon, tell me why it's your favorite, and what it means to you. And if you have one, put an icon that's free for the taking up in comments, with credits. The wittier, the better.

Little pictures! )

I turn the floor over to you guys. Thrill and amuse me with your favorite icons.
naamah_darling: The right-side canines of a wolf's skull; the upper canine is made of gold. (U HEART MY ICON!)
I've started about half a dozen entries, and they all just degenerate into me griping about one thing or another, and that isn't how I want to send y'all into your Thanksgiving weekend. Let's just take it as read that I am bored and lonely and just want to rub noses with the intarwebz, but I have nothing much to say. So you get a meme.

This one came by way of [livejournal.com profile] copperwise, and the way it is supposed to go is you comment here and I'll pick 7 of your icons, you explain here or in your LJ what they mean to you and why you're using them. But there are, like, a LOT of you guys, and I have only so many hours in the day, so I'm amending that:

If you want to, comment here with your favorite icon, tell me why it's your favorite, and what it means to you. And if you have one, put an icon that's free for the taking up in comments, with credits. The wittier, the better.

Little pictures! )

I turn the floor over to you guys. Thrill and amuse me with your favorite icons.
naamah_darling: Glass of tawny port on a table branded with a seven-pointed star. (Port Wine and the Morning Star)
I've noticed a lot of new readers introducing themselves lately, and it occurs to me that there are basic things I assume everyone who reads this blog knows about me. Obviously, new readers may not know this stuff.

Idea stolen from [livejournal.com profile] copperwise, and listed in no particular order.

Ten things I assume you know about me.

1) I write. I have a small list of credits, and am working on acquiring more. The links to the stuff that you can buy or read for free is on the right-hand side of my main journal page. For the most part, I write erotica, and I write it well. I also enjoy sword and sorcery, space opera, and retro sci-fi so dated and unscientific it's actually fantasy. I have also written content for adult websites; basically, porn. I can go on about the weirdness of that job for hours.

2) I am an artist. I make art, which you can see on my website, Morningstar Hall, or in my entries tagged with "art." I don't work in any one particular medium. Sometimes I draw, sometimes I paint, sometimes I make horrible things. I've never been, nor will I ever be, as good as I want to be, but I enjoy myself.

3) I'm married. To Sargon, known as [livejournal.com profile] sargon999, who is also a writer. We met when I was 14, got hitched when I was 18, and are still together these many years later. I also have cats. And snakes.

4) I'm not one for labels, but you'll probably want to know that while I am married to a man, I am capable of feeling attracted to people of all genders. There's no word for what I am. It's complicated. The husband and I aren't exclusively monogamous, though we aren't polyamorous as we are only able to emotionally cope with one relationship at a time. Again, it's complicated. Complicated or not, it's worked for us ever since we started dating. Needless to say, I wholeheartedly support gay marriage. A couple of happily queer dudes cannot possibly make a bigger mockery of marriage than my husband and I have already.

5) I'm childfree. I have known this since I was about six. And yes, there really does need to be a special word for it. None of this means I hate children; I think they're swell, even if I have no idea what to do with 'em besides dress 'em funny. I just don't want any. I've got nothing against parents, either. Y'all have my absolute respect. The fact that I've bowed out because I realize what a difficult job it is should in no way be construed as a condemnation of your way of life. Someone's gotta do it, it just isn't going to be me. I know it would be a bad idea for me to try. And no, I'm not going to change my mind about that. My husband was sterilized in 2006. I am quite possibly naturally sterile. We like it this way.

6) While I love mythology, and would love to believe in a higher power and life after death and all that, I'm probably an atheist. While I do believe some surprisingly primitive and superstitious things, I certainly do not believe in an omniscient, all-powerful, yet universally loving god. I'm not fond of religion in general. I believe unquestioned adherence to religion stunts true spiritual growth and discourages people from reaching their own conclusions about right, wrong, and the purpose of their existence. Faith, as distinct from religion, is enriching and wonderful. That is because faith is something you earn. Faith doesn't bother me. Really, if you want to call yourself a Christian or a Jew or a Wiccan or whatever, I don't really care, as long as you're a decent person who isn't blindly parroting what they've been taught and as long as you aren't trying to fuck over my civil rights and the civil rights of your fellow human beings, and using your religion as the barrel to bend us over. I don't hold the flaws of religion as a whole against individuals, or I try not to. I concede that I probably don't always pull that off. I'm not particularly sorry about that.

7) I'm a feminist. I don't particularly enjoy debate, however, and so I don't allow much of it to occur in my journal. As long as you agree with me on abortion, and the idea that women should be treated as human beings, we can probably get along without sharing the particulars, but I am not obligated to provide you a soapbox for your beliefs.

8) I'm pro-choice. This should go without saying, given that I am a feminist and childfree, but it bears repeating. This stance, to me, includes advocating fact-based sex education in every school, and support for providing every woman with easy access to birth control and emergency contraception as well as abortion. I believe the government should have no say in what a woman chooses to do with her pregnancy. Ever. I'm one of the comparative few who believes that the woman should have the right to abort right up until the moment the baby is born. I can be friendly with someone who is pro-choice but who doesn't agree with me on that single point, but I do expect that you won't give me shit. I'm just advocating that every woman be given the same choice I believe I should have for myself, because that sounds totally fair to me. Now, if you are pro-life -- defined as anyone who believes that abortion should be legally prohibited in any way -- and I find out about it, you can expect to be shunned completely. I don't willingly converse with people who think I'm an animal who cannot be trusted to make complicated moral decisions.

9) I am bipolar, diagnosed in May of 2007. I refer to myself as a lycanthrope, and all of my entries about the subject are tagged "lycanthropy". So when you hear me talking about being a werewolf, this is most likely what I mean. Unless, of course, I really am talking about transforming into a wild animal and eating someone's liver. My PMS entries are tagged with a different label, though.

10) I am fat positive, and I do not put up with shaming of people based on body size, be it fat or thin. I do not put up with obesity epidemic booga booga rhetoric. I personally still have a lot of work to do accepting my own body, but I absolutely believe that treating fat people poorly is wrong, and that nearly everything we think we know about fat and fat bodies is also wrong. I am an advocate of Health At Every Size. I do not believe that fatness alone is indicative of poor health, nor do I believe that anyone would have an obligation to lose weight even if it were. I believe that all people, fat and thin, should educate themselves about the facts surrounding weight and dieting, and to that end, I suggest reading Rethinking Thin, by Gina Kolata, and Junkfood Science, a blog dedicated to revealing the truth about fat and health. The Rotund is a wonderful topical blog, as is Shapely Prose. That should be enough to get you started.
naamah_darling: Glass of tawny port on a table branded with a seven-pointed star. (Port Wine and the Morning Star)
I've noticed a lot of new readers introducing themselves lately, and it occurs to me that there are basic things I assume everyone who reads this blog knows about me. Obviously, new readers may not know this stuff.

Idea stolen from [livejournal.com profile] copperwise, and listed in no particular order.

Ten things I assume you know about me.

1) I write. I have a small list of credits, and am working on acquiring more. The links to the stuff that you can buy or read for free is on the right-hand side of my main journal page. For the most part, I write erotica, and I write it well. I also enjoy sword and sorcery, space opera, and retro sci-fi so dated and unscientific it's actually fantasy. I have also written content for adult websites; basically, porn. I can go on about the weirdness of that job for hours.

2) I am an artist. I make art, which you can see on my website, Morningstar Hall, or in my entries tagged with "art." I don't work in any one particular medium. Sometimes I draw, sometimes I paint, sometimes I make horrible things. I've never been, nor will I ever be, as good as I want to be, but I enjoy myself.

3) I'm married. To Sargon, known as [livejournal.com profile] sargon999, who is also a writer. We met when I was 14, got hitched when I was 18, and are still together these many years later. I also have cats. And snakes.

4) I'm not one for labels, but you'll probably want to know that while I am married to a man, I am capable of feeling attracted to people of all genders. There's no word for what I am. It's complicated. The husband and I aren't exclusively monogamous, though we aren't polyamorous as we are only able to emotionally cope with one relationship at a time. Again, it's complicated. Complicated or not, it's worked for us ever since we started dating. Needless to say, I wholeheartedly support gay marriage. A couple of happily queer dudes cannot possibly make a bigger mockery of marriage than my husband and I have already.

5) I'm childfree. I have known this since I was about six. And yes, there really does need to be a special word for it. None of this means I hate children; I think they're swell, even if I have no idea what to do with 'em besides dress 'em funny. I just don't want any. I've got nothing against parents, either. Y'all have my absolute respect. The fact that I've bowed out because I realize what a difficult job it is should in no way be construed as a condemnation of your way of life. Someone's gotta do it, it just isn't going to be me. I know it would be a bad idea for me to try. And no, I'm not going to change my mind about that. My husband was sterilized in 2006. I am quite possibly naturally sterile. We like it this way.

6) While I love mythology, and would love to believe in a higher power and life after death and all that, I'm probably an atheist. While I do believe some surprisingly primitive and superstitious things, I certainly do not believe in an omniscient, all-powerful, yet universally loving god. I'm not fond of religion in general. I believe unquestioned adherence to religion stunts true spiritual growth and discourages people from reaching their own conclusions about right, wrong, and the purpose of their existence. Faith, as distinct from religion, is enriching and wonderful. That is because faith is something you earn. Faith doesn't bother me. Really, if you want to call yourself a Christian or a Jew or a Wiccan or whatever, I don't really care, as long as you're a decent person who isn't blindly parroting what they've been taught and as long as you aren't trying to fuck over my civil rights and the civil rights of your fellow human beings, and using your religion as the barrel to bend us over. I don't hold the flaws of religion as a whole against individuals, or I try not to. I concede that I probably don't always pull that off. I'm not particularly sorry about that.

7) I'm a feminist. I don't particularly enjoy debate, however, and so I don't allow much of it to occur in my journal. As long as you agree with me on abortion, and the idea that women should be treated as human beings, we can probably get along without sharing the particulars, but I am not obligated to provide you a soapbox for your beliefs.

8) I'm pro-choice. This should go without saying, given that I am a feminist and childfree, but it bears repeating. This stance, to me, includes advocating fact-based sex education in every school, and support for providing every woman with easy access to birth control and emergency contraception as well as abortion. I believe the government should have no say in what a woman chooses to do with her pregnancy. Ever. I'm one of the comparative few who believes that the woman should have the right to abort right up until the moment the baby is born. I can be friendly with someone who is pro-choice but who doesn't agree with me on that single point, but I do expect that you won't give me shit. I'm just advocating that every woman be given the same choice I believe I should have for myself, because that sounds totally fair to me. Now, if you are pro-life -- defined as anyone who believes that abortion should be legally prohibited in any way -- and I find out about it, you can expect to be shunned completely. I don't willingly converse with people who think I'm an animal who cannot be trusted to make complicated moral decisions.

9) I am bipolar, diagnosed in May of 2007. I refer to myself as a lycanthrope, and all of my entries about the subject are tagged "lycanthropy". So when you hear me talking about being a werewolf, this is most likely what I mean. Unless, of course, I really am talking about transforming into a wild animal and eating someone's liver. My PMS entries are tagged with a different label, though.

10) I am fat positive, and I do not put up with shaming of people based on body size, be it fat or thin. I do not put up with obesity epidemic booga booga rhetoric. I personally still have a lot of work to do accepting my own body, but I absolutely believe that treating fat people poorly is wrong, and that nearly everything we think we know about fat and fat bodies is also wrong. I am an advocate of Health At Every Size. I do not believe that fatness alone is indicative of poor health, nor do I believe that anyone would have an obligation to lose weight even if it were. I believe that all people, fat and thin, should educate themselves about the facts surrounding weight and dieting, and to that end, I suggest reading Rethinking Thin, by Gina Kolata, and Junkfood Science, a blog dedicated to revealing the truth about fat and health. The Rotund is a wonderful topical blog, as is Shapely Prose. That should be enough to get you started.
naamah_darling: The right-side canines of a wolf's skull; the upper canine is made of gold. (Scientology - Ever Smothered A Baby)
Hey! It's that infernal five questions meme, this time courtesy of [livejournal.com profile] alainbriongloid, and with more than five questions!

You know I can't resist these things, because it gives me an excuse to bring up all kinds of stuff I normally don't think about, so I foolishly told her she could ask me anything. She did, and here are the answers. I'm even posting them publicly. Because, hey, in comparison to talking about my period, talking about sex seems rather . . . restrained.

So, without further ado: sex fantasies, good food, old flames, etc.

La la la la la, I'm not liiistening! )

And that's it for now.

Brace yourselves from a slew of backlogged stuff I've been meaning to post, mostly goofy shit. In addition to a real, you know, actual update-type thing.

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