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Anonymous said: Just finished the female gaze romance novel episode, and I'm 100% with you re porn - I'd love it if it were made for me. You mentioned that you've actually spent money on pornography before, so I was wondering if you would consider a recs list, either on the femalegaze site, or here? Or if you guys ever considered tackling pornography in an episode (definitely a minefield of course)

Pornography is definitely on the topics list, even if I have to monologue on it alone in a way that makes everybody really worried I’m doing it with only one hand on my keyboard.

Two quick recs off the top of my head:

Erika Lust, self-described as a pioneer of feminist pornography, and I am inclined to agree. I own a bunch of her stuff, but I would recommend for a good time, get Five Hot Stories for Her, which runs the gamut from lesbian, threesome, het and gay — all equally lovingly filmed and pretty choice, if you ask me. A great bonding experience is to watch this while eating Cheetos with a friend. Erika Lust also used to have a short film, Handcuffs, for free online, which if you can find go watch it it’s scorching hot like hooboy some great things have spawned from showing that video to people so I’m told by people. Other people. 

Look for stuff by Colby Keller, who is basically all of my worst erotic nightmares rolled up into one giant goofball who looks like he could fuck you through several eras of geologic buildup. He is gay and does gay porn and it is one of those rare moments where I am sad because I would like him to do me, too. :(((

The rest of it is — as you said — kind of a minefield. It’s really a case by case basis. There’s no reliable purveyor of visual porn, and in fandom we can rec things but even in fandom we’re weirdly puritanical about our porn. Like I have stuff in text files that I could only post if I weren’t too lazy to make a sockpuppet account because it appeals to my baser nature, some greedy id that I know isn’t kosher by fandom standard. I think a lot of us have stuff like that. ANYWAY I NEED TO BOTTLE UP THE REST OF MY THOUGHTS AND FEELINGS ON THIS FOR MY PORN MONOLOGUE AS PROMISED ABOVE. HAPPY VIEWING AND WANKING!!!

Anonymous said: i might need to go back and re read reconstruction but they know lady liberty's name right? but don't they know stephanie's name? or now that I'm remembering her birth certificate was burned in a fire?

Stephanie Barnes, nee Rogers’, birth certificate has been explicitly stated as “burned in a fire.” The rest of it will actually come out a bit later in the narrative. It’s safe to assume Lady Liberty’s civilian persona is deemed classified and is still classified. 

theteacupshatters said: If I draw pictures of you and Mklutz as Vikings, should I post it and tag you guys? I got inspired and wondered if I should...

Go for it! We love being Vikings.

Anonymous said: I’ve accidentally become obsessed with kdramas! All the convoluted love triangles. I keep accidentally shipping everybody, but I feel worse than usual as I’ve managed to ship a teacher with her student as well as with her fellow teacher who used to be her teacher (which is all fine and dandy and the way the show is set up) BUT also the other teacher and the student who are uncle-nephew! Noooooooooooo, incestuous student-teacher gay/bisexual polyamorous relationships. I blame your tumblr for this

This pleases me. 


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Romance might be the only real breed of genre fiction left that still carries shame, but it’s also a publishing recession-proof (so far) industry that just keeps on selling no matter how tough the times are. We’re big fans of romance novels, but we’ve also got some complicated feelings about what they do right, what they do wrong, where fan fiction is better or worse, and all the issues related to that. Grab your ereader and sit down so we can hash this out, because we have a lot of feelings.

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"Fetishizing ‘power’ in women characters – having them kicking ass and always being ready with a putdown - isn’t the same as writing them as human beings."

Jack Graham, in Stephen Moffat - A Case For The Prosecution, a guest post on Philip Sandifer’s blog (via linnealurks)

I wish writers in fandom would take note of this, too.

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but why is it always the sasuke cosplayers

Uchihas man.

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