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Oct
11
comment In this day and age should the definition / categorisation of erotica be revised?
@Surtsey I see. Well, that would explain a lot. You might want to be explicit, or you'll get interpretations that do not align with your intentions.
Oct
11
comment In this day and age should the definition / categorisation of erotica be revised?
@Phlarx put-off. Updated it in my answer so it should be more clear. Thanks for pointing that out.
Oct
11
comment In this day and age should the definition / categorisation of erotica be revised?
@Amadeus According to OP, 'libido was null and void', essentially, and recently re-awaken. Only way I can imagine this plays out, is PTSD with flashbacks, or anxiety that is triggered. She therefore isn't asexual (according to OP), and there needs to be some kind of 'thing' that happens/happened that stopped her from wanting sex. This is how I would imagine this plays out. (for added context, in order for any sexy-time to be in the cards, character needs to move passed caring about whatever was bothering her, or it just won't happen).
Oct
11
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Oct
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comment In this day and age should the definition / categorisation of erotica be revised?
@Surtsey No on...which levels? No that isn't why people are upset? I admitted from the start of my answer that it's theories. Frankly, I speak to a lot of lesbians, and these are the common complaints I hear from them. If I am being inaccurate, where? If I am portraying you inaccurately, where? How exactly would you like me to improve my answer to better address your original question?
Oct
11
comment In this day and age should the definition / categorisation of erotica be revised?
@Amadeus Is it clearer now?
Oct
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Oct
10
answered In this day and age should the definition / categorisation of erotica be revised?
Oct
8
comment How to get better at writing?
It's also possible you're really asking about 'storytelling' as an art form, or about the various story structures. Or about writing different sub-genres of fantasy, or writing hard sci-fi. Maybe you're asking about character arcs, character development, or just creating characters? 'write better' could possibly incorporate all of these things, and dozens if not hundreds of other topics.
Oct
8
comment How to get better at writing?
Could you perhaps narrow this down for us? This is so broad that any answer would be a stab in the dark as to answering a plausible interpretation. Well, other than 'practice', but that is equally broad and really doesn't help much, I assume. Would you like to get better at writing short stories, serial fiction, novels, fan fiction, academic papers? What are we looking at here?
Oct
6
awarded  Critic
Oct
6
answered I’m having a hard time deciding whether this is a redemption arc
Oct
5
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Sep
7
comment What pronoun should a hermaphrodite species use?
@KeithMorrison If you go with a term which is often used to describe humans, and a subset of humans use said term to describe themselves. Then yeah, you need to be mindful of how that subset takes to your using of it. People often extrapolate. If 'x' group is okay with being called 'term', why does 'y' group have a problem with it?
Sep
5
comment Is there any difference between these two sentences? (Adverbs)
@Kevin Perhaps. But that isn't the question. To my eyes the OP asks between red and blue, and you suggest green. I'm all for thinking outside the box, and I support food for thought. But in this instance, you make me think either I am not explaining myself well enough, or you are wilfully misunderstanding. My suggestion that there is no 'smile patronizingly' synonym is all I intended to say. How can you get that message across without fundamentally changing the meaning, while also answering the question succinctly?
Sep
5
answered What makes an ending “happy”?
Sep
5
comment Is there any difference between these two sentences? (Adverbs)
@Kevin 'to smile patronizingly' isn't 'smirk'. Smirk comes with many connotations, arrogance, playfulness, teasing. Patronizing isn't one of them, that I'm aware of. As such, 'not possible', because I am unaware of a verb that means 'smile patronizingly'. I would have to alter the writer's intention, which isn't what the question is.
Sep
5
comment What pronoun should a hermaphrodite species use?
@KeithMorrison Yeah. I mean, it's not like humans can comprehend being a slug, yet the Star Wars universe has Hutts. It's not like humans can comprehend robots and cyborgs, yet those are common staples in Sci-Fi literature. I'm not sure how your comment helps or hinders our understanding of experiences outside of our comfort zone. But please don't make this a discussion, that's not what comments are for.
Sep
3
comment Is there any difference between these two sentences? (Adverbs)
Adverbs are the devil is so hypocritical. Anything that alters or enhances the verb is an adverb, so both are 'technically' the devil by that school of thought. Fact is, they always mean 'ly'-adverbs, and even then they aren't taken out entirely. Try instead to minimize adverbs by choosing 'more powerful' verbs, which isn't possible in this case. As such, follow the rule or don't. If you're confident in your writing, no one will much care (or they'll criticize you either way).
Aug
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awarded  Yearling