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Applications / Re: berdua comics [online graphic novel]
December 03, 2008, 09:35:53 AM
Nice art!  One question though - what is a comic label?  It sounds like you want to have a website, write your own web comic, and host other web comics?  They could just apply to Xepher....
General Chat / Re: The Circle of Life...
November 24, 2008, 01:36:47 PM

Penguin being chased by killer whales.
Announcements / Re: My Fault!
November 15, 2008, 04:13:25 PM
Ahh, okay, I was wondering what had happened.  (Not like I really understand the specifics!)  Thanks for fixing it though. :)
Applications / Re: Tattoos and Memories: TAM
October 22, 2008, 09:27:59 AM
Quote from: tickyhead on October 21, 2008, 03:22:05 PM...You do realize I'm female, though?
Didn't have a clue!  But I've got a memory like a goldfish anyway.  Thanks for giving a writer's point of view - I was basing my observations off the only Harlequin I (kind of) read, The Baddest Virgin in Texas, which some previous AET left here.  Some previous, lonely AET.  Anyway, the other current AET and I read it over beers, which no doubt improved the writing quite a bit.
Applications / Re: Tattoos and Memories: TAM
October 21, 2008, 11:11:51 AM
Hopefully, some real writers will weigh in on this. 

The only advice I can give is to separate your formats.  I've paged through several random ones (incl. ones not titled "drabble") and they seem to be the same: song title then paragraph.  While this may be suited to drabbles, it doesn't work for a story for reasons mentioned before.
Applications / Re: Tattoos and Memories: TAM
October 21, 2008, 09:13:19 AM
I read some of the others and I didn't feel like they blended smoothly into the overall story.  Maybe it's just the "chapter" system you've got set up there?

But also, I should note, someone else here (and I was hoping ticky would run in and make one of his epic analyses) might view this all in an entirely different light.  My classification of what constitutes porn/erotica may be prudish or slutty, depending on their view.
Applications / Re: Tattoos and Memories: TAM
October 20, 2008, 10:57:29 PM
Well, it's not all about sex, but the fact that the sexual situations are written about graphically makes it hard to distinguish between written erotica and porn.  Granted, there's no stoop to vulgar language like a AIM chat transcript but I didn't pick up any hints of subtle seduction either. 

However, you mentioned that they are drabbles aka scenes, which changes things a little.  After all that, in my mind at least, I'd also classify them as PWPs and not really erotica or adult romance.  Porn?  Probably not.  But you're edging there.

So after thinking things out, I guess my general analysis would be that it's not porn but it's not well-written adult fiction either.  I'd suggest giving up on the drabbles, incorporating the segments for a smoother story, and making the sexual scenes work better with the overall story/characters.
Very nice, Fes.  I don't see why you couldn't continue at a more sedate pace...1 page a day?  I wish I could get out my LEGOs and attempt storytelling through them (I used to have an elaborate kingdom on my bedroom floor when I was little).  If I can't get a job next year, I'll try this between job interviews. ^_^
Applications / Re: Tattoos and Memories: TAM
October 20, 2008, 10:12:52 AM
I don't think your writing would be classified as porn - it seems more along the lines of erotica.  However, the lines between porn and erotica are blurred and I think it's hard to draw that distinction in written works.

With that said, I do find it a little odd that you guys have separated out the sex scenes, which probably would be NC-17 on their own.  As part of an overall story, I'm not so sure...but definitely R or NC-17.  For me, it reads like a Harlequin romance - blah blah SEX blah SEX MORE SEX OH GOD MORE SEX YES YES YES POST-COITAL CIGARETTE blah.  Okay, obviously not in that order and not to that frequency, but I hope you get my point.
Applications / Re: Soulgate: Identity Crisis
October 18, 2008, 12:55:37 AM
I don't mean to deter you, but Wordpress also has a free hosting system ( with a subdomain set up, too.  How would being hosted by Xepher be different/beneficial from being hosted by Wordpress?
That is an awesome idea!
Art / Re: Logo Contest (Win $10 iTunes Credit)
September 29, 2008, 09:51:14 PM
I tried but I couldn't think of anything decent.  Well, I thought of some banner-header type images but nothing like a logo.  :(
Ask your host why?  They have a support forum.
Applications / Re: Next
September 26, 2008, 01:40:59 PM
Ouran:Special A::Death Note:this application.
General Chat / Re: Are older vehicles actually worth it?
September 20, 2008, 12:18:49 AM
I guess it depends on how attached you are to that make and model.  I have known car guys who could go on and on about their projects and who invest a lot of time and money into their cars.  I'm not a car person - I know the basics on car maintenance - but if you really like the car, check online or at the junk yard and see if you can get it.  Although, after reading the other comments, it seems unnecessary....