a-causidicus mentioned you in a post: “I was tagged by the very talented sussexdwns [[MOR] These are the…”:
…written. sussexdwns , misa-nthropy, sailormoon1924, butteredtopcorn, pukajen, maeerin, erdsthenerds, squidsareamazing, yestheladylaudanum, kestrelwing, bakersttardis, guixonlove, snogandagrope , pornicorn 

Those are good questions and good answers. I can’t promise I will answer them before I forget I haven’t done it yet, but I am already thinking about my answers!

<3

buneesi:

Hey folks! I know I made a similar post a few days ago, but some things have occurred in the meanwhile. It’s only June, but I wanted to mention that for the past two years >The Stitchy Button< has been booked for holiday orders as early as the first week of October!
If you are interested in having a gift custom made, please consider ordering it this summer. I want to fulfill as many people’s wishlists as possible :)

But also! I have decided to end a longterm relationship and move back to my motherland of Massachusetts, and any sales boost of holiday orders in the next month would really help ease that transition- both for me personally, and for The Stitchy Button as an indie business.

Ways to help support Stitchy! The Stitchy Button plush shop, RedBubble, Society6and Commission me for fanart!

Thank you so so so so so much tumblr for giving me the opportunity to be my own boss and freelance like I do.
((Signal boost much appreciated))

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adulthoodisokay:

heyveronica:

luteylumi:

This speaks to me on an emotional level.


sunday mornings

every morning

adulthoodisokay:

heyveronica:

luteylumi:

This speaks to me on an emotional level.

sunday mornings

every morning

EEEEEEEEEE THAT’S SO AMAZING AND COLORFUL!!!!!!!!

Those were the colors I wanted in the sunset… that tat was done FIVE times.

three lines suggesting a hawk in flight (black ink turned green because I used neosporin?) asked him to color over in a different kind of black

he drew in all that mangled body

went to another guy, said please, just, put a sunset behind him to distract from his ugly body. You know the Gulf of Mexico Florala beaches colors, and he said yes.

I got what ended up looking like a piece of bad bacon.

Went back, same parlor, different guy, said please fix this. He said: it looks like bad bacon. I said it’s supposed to be a sunset.

That is what I walked around with for most of my 30s.

FINALLY went back TO THE SAME PARLOR after I moved to Atlanta and on a whim went in because the guy did some other ink I liked a lot. I said, what can you do with this?

He said: tell me about yourself.

So I did. And he said: Great! Come back tomorrow about this time, I’ll have a couple sketches for you.

And I did. And he did. And I said YES!! and he said Owl, for Wisdom, because you are a Librarian.

eee

We didn’t even talk colours.

Henry from Electric Fadyland on Frenchman, in New Orleans. but he isn’t there anymore. If anyone ever wants him, I can find out his new location.

or you can go to Malia at Memorial Tattoo on Moreland in East Atlanta, she did my Oblivion icon, and that thing is 3D!!

Yes! It is actually a cover up!

There, my New Orleans house colored, life size screech owl, canolacrush

PLEASE REBLOG THIS IF YOU ARE A SHERLOCK FAN AND HAVE READ MORE THAN ONE OF THE STORIES

wearitcounts:

ahahaha because that dick post grew a life of its own i would like to clarify that my suggestion to erin was entirely to do with linguistic aesthetics and wasn’t particularly meant to limit the variety of ways in which a man can be erect.

Noooooooooooooooo! I feel your linguistic aesthetics, and not having read the thing, I’m going to hazard that I probably agree with your edit suggestion 100%

But out of context… yeah. Hard erection, semi-hard erection, hard as carbonite erection, thinking about getting hard not quite an erection… yeah.

Dicks!!

thescienceofobsession:

snogandagrope:

ormondhsacker:

snogandagrope:

thescienceofobsession:

snogandagrope:

thescienceofobsession:

image

wearitcounts replied to your post “as I go through my beta feedback and read the suggestion that ‘hard…”

please tell me that was my comment

oh it was. I almost tagged you in that post. But seeing as how you’d read it like three months ago (procrastination nation) I thought you’d have surely forgotten by now!

also, grammar is a bitch. I want to make my own rules. This is dumb.

Yes, but.

DICKS!!

Young dicks and medically enhanced dicks are POOF HARD and older dicks are like slow motion glacial events.

There is all sorts of in-between-ness for erection.

Snog appreciating realism in fic is saying go with it and do more with it! Because seriously, fucking a 40 year old is not like fucking a 20 year old. You can even have one partner reacting more on the 20 end and one reacting more on the 40 end. 

and I don’t even want to talk about retirementlock implausible penises. so don’t let me go there.

oh no, I think we should definitely have a discussion about plausible retirementlock penises! What fangirls would we be if we didn’t explore this? (that being said, I reserve the privilege to keep my retired Sherlock and John implausibly virile because it’s fun dammit and that’s what fic is for. ;) )

In public? Are you inciting me to wank, about penises?? ehehehhehehe

I fully support your impossibly virile retirementlock, I just also enjoy realism in my fic, you know this :) 

And, it doesn’t help that I have been reading gigs of SG1 Jack/Daniel fic, and the age difference and plausible erections are a major plot device with that fandom :)

I mean hell. The whole Erectile Dysfunction industry is built on ignorance. There’s a TON of frotty fun that can be had with a soft to semi-hard dick. Not to mention being able to fit the whole thing in your mouth and not strain your jaw. And fingers are just as good and occasionally better than a cock for penetration anyway.

Men (in their 40s and 50s) feel betrayed by their cocks and have no idea that’s what cocks do when they get older, women are let down because men don’t have a clue how to get (someone) off without a hard on.

As with most things sexual, I say: We can fix this with fic!!

Having recently been dragged (she didn’t have to drag very hard) into writing Old Married Spirk fics by plaidshirtjimkirk, I’ll definitely have to remember this. I’m a fan of realism in sex writing too and being lesbian I have little RL experience with dicks of any age, shape or size.

Snog has seen some dicks! I mean, I’ve been around the block a few times.

30 year old dicks function much the same as 20 year old dicks, but they usually have some practice and can hold off the orgasm if they want, know things are getting there and change it up. Can still go a few times, but longer spaced than 20s or teens.

40 year old dicks start getting not as hard. Teenage dicks and 20 year old dicks can drive nails. 40 is not hard as steel, but still quite usable. There will be the occasional Holy Hell, Look at This Beauty! It Must Be Used Right Now! Very much like teenage dicks. 40 is also the one and done time.

50 year old dicks, the resentment and betrayal is happening. If it gets hard it’s often for short periods of time that are absolutely no reflection on actual arousal. Partners who don’t know this start to feel that it is a reflection on them, I’m not attractive anymore. You don’t want to fuck me. Instead of getting creative and exploring the fact that semi-hard and soft frot feels pretty darn good for both partners, that penetration isn’t everything.

(let me tell you, one of the saddest/most frustrating things on the planet is a 50 year old dick with very little sexual experience. All he knows is how to fuck like a teenager, but it’s only for 5 minutes and he probably won’t come. This dick doesn’t understand sensuality or foreplay or the hundred things you can do to/with a partner to get them off, which might get him off, or at least perk up enough to give it another go.)

And it’s pretty much downhill from there. Interest is still there, but the dick just doesn’t get up to as much as it used to. Flaccid penis play should be a major component in any fic featuring dicks 50 and over.

I’ll say it again, being able to fit it all in your mouth. No jaw strain. Frot still feels as good. 

[These generalities are brought to you by personal (het) experience and bitch sessions with old married friends. These generalities do not take into consideration lucky outliers that are still getting it up and pumping out live ones into their 80s.]

have I mentioned lately how much I love Snog?

I love you, too!! 

tiger-in-the-flightdeck:

I was recently hit with several large financial snares, that couldn’t have come at a worse time. I’m supposed to be moving out of my home at the end of the summer, and am currently going through the long, frustrating process of being treated for my depression. I was going to be getting assistance with these expenses from someone, but he had a financial emergency of his own. I have no family that is financially secure enough to help me, so I am hoping I can turn to you.
I need to raise 1,000 dollars, to deal with the rent issues I’m having with my present apartment, and still be able to cover first and last at a new place. This won’t cover everything I need, in terms of my health issues, but I want to focus on a place to live, and not set my hopes too high.
Now, I’m loath to just asking for donations without being able to do something in return, so there are several ways you can help. The best all around, would be by buying pretty jewellery or accessories from my shop. Many of the items I have for sale are Sherlock Holmes and Johnlock related. But, if jewellery or purses aren’t your style, I also have a donation button up on my blog. But again, I would want to do something to say thank you for your donations, so if you make one, send me a screenshot with your tumblr url.
10$ donation= An individual blog promo, posted at a time of your choosing.
15$= Two individual blog promos, posted whenever you like.
20$= A Screenshot promo, posted when you choose, or a fan ficlet written by me.
30$= A Screenshot promo, AND a fan ficlet written by me.
40$= A direct link on my blog, and a fan ficlet from yours truly.
50$= A Screenshot promo, plus a fan fic, with a ‘Fic Cover’ photo edit, similar to this. (Note- you might need to provide a photo, if you want a specific look.)
Anything more would get you the fifty dollar ‘prize’ plus whatever extra. For example, 80$ would get you two screenshot promos, two ficlets, and one fic cover.
If you want to leave anonymous donations, that is very generous, and just know that I will be thanking you from the bottom of my heart. And of course, the third way you can help is to boost this post so more people see it.

tiger-in-the-flightdeck:

I was recently hit with several large financial snares, that couldn’t have come at a worse time. I’m supposed to be moving out of my home at the end of the summer, and am currently going through the long, frustrating process of being treated for my depression. I was going to be getting assistance with these expenses from someone, but he had a financial emergency of his own. I have no family that is financially secure enough to help me, so I am hoping I can turn to you.

I need to raise 1,000 dollars, to deal with the rent issues I’m having with my present apartment, and still be able to cover first and last at a new place. This won’t cover everything I need, in terms of my health issues, but I want to focus on a place to live, and not set my hopes too high.

Now, I’m loath to just asking for donations without being able to do something in return, so there are several ways you can help. The best all around, would be by buying pretty jewellery or accessories from my shop. Many of the items I have for sale are Sherlock Holmes and Johnlock related. But, if jewellery or purses aren’t your style, I also have a donation button up on my blog. But again, I would want to do something to say thank you for your donations, so if you make one, send me a screenshot with your tumblr url.

  • 10$ donation= An individual blog promo, posted at a time of your choosing.
  • 15$= Two individual blog promos, posted whenever you like.
  • 20$= A Screenshot promo, posted when you choose, or a fan ficlet written by me.
  • 30$= A Screenshot promo, AND a fan ficlet written by me.
  • 40$= A direct link on my blog, and a fan ficlet from yours truly.
  • 50$= A Screenshot promo, plus a fan fic, with a ‘Fic Cover’ photo edit, similar to this. (Note- you might need to provide a photo, if you want a specific look.)
  • Anything more would get you the fifty dollar ‘prize’ plus whatever extra. For example, 80$ would get you two screenshot promos, two ficlets, and one fic cover.

If you want to leave anonymous donations, that is very generous, and just know that I will be thanking you from the bottom of my heart. And of course, the third way you can help is to boost this post so more people see it.

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221B Con Badge Sale!!!

221bcon:

Haven’t gotten your 221B Con badge yet? On August 1st, we will have a one day only sale when registration will be dropped to only $25!

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fleurty-girl:

Cabildo Alley in the rain

fleurty-girl:

Cabildo Alley in the rain

billiethepoet:

Oh, I’ll do something productive tonight. *opens 12 tabs of fan fic*

ormondhsacker:

snogandagrope:

thescienceofobsession:

snogandagrope:

thescienceofobsession:

image

wearitcounts replied to your post “as I go through my beta feedback and read the suggestion that ‘hard…”

please tell me that was my comment

oh it was. I almost tagged you in that post. But seeing as how you’d read it like three months ago (procrastination nation) I thought you’d have surely forgotten by now!

also, grammar is a bitch. I want to make my own rules. This is dumb.

Yes, but.

DICKS!!

Young dicks and medically enhanced dicks are POOF HARD and older dicks are like slow motion glacial events.

There is all sorts of in-between-ness for erection.

Snog appreciating realism in fic is saying go with it and do more with it! Because seriously, fucking a 40 year old is not like fucking a 20 year old. You can even have one partner reacting more on the 20 end and one reacting more on the 40 end. 

and I don’t even want to talk about retirementlock implausible penises. so don’t let me go there.

oh no, I think we should definitely have a discussion about plausible retirementlock penises! What fangirls would we be if we didn’t explore this? (that being said, I reserve the privilege to keep my retired Sherlock and John implausibly virile because it’s fun dammit and that’s what fic is for. ;) )

In public? Are you inciting me to wank, about penises?? ehehehhehehe

I fully support your impossibly virile retirementlock, I just also enjoy realism in my fic, you know this :) 

And, it doesn’t help that I have been reading gigs of SG1 Jack/Daniel fic, and the age difference and plausible erections are a major plot device with that fandom :)

I mean hell. The whole Erectile Dysfunction industry is built on ignorance. There’s a TON of frotty fun that can be had with a soft to semi-hard dick. Not to mention being able to fit the whole thing in your mouth and not strain your jaw. And fingers are just as good and occasionally better than a cock for penetration anyway.

Men (in their 40s and 50s) feel betrayed by their cocks and have no idea that’s what cocks do when they get older, women are let down because men don’t have a clue how to get (someone) off without a hard on.

As with most things sexual, I say: We can fix this with fic!!

Having recently been dragged (she didn’t have to drag very hard) into writing Old Married Spirk fics by plaidshirtjimkirk, I’ll definitely have to remember this. I’m a fan of realism in sex writing too and being lesbian I have little RL experience with dicks of any age, shape or size.

Snog has seen some dicks! I mean, I’ve been around the block a few times.

30 year old dicks function much the same as 20 year old dicks, but they usually have some practice and can hold off the orgasm if they want, know things are getting there and change it up. Can still go a few times, but longer spaced than 20s or teens.

40 year old dicks start getting not as hard. Teenage dicks and 20 year old dicks can drive nails. 40 is not hard as steel, but still quite usable. There will be the occasional Holy Hell, Look at This Beauty! It Must Be Used Right Now! Very much like teenage dicks. 40 is also the one and done time.

50 year old dicks, the resentment and betrayal is happening. If it gets hard it’s often for short periods of time that are absolutely no reflection on actual arousal. Partners who don’t know this start to feel that it is a reflection on them, I’m not attractive anymore. You don’t want to fuck me. Instead of getting creative and exploring the fact that semi-hard and soft frot feels pretty darn good for both partners, that penetration isn’t everything.

(let me tell you, one of the saddest/most frustrating things on the planet is a 50 year old dick with very little sexual experience. All he knows is how to fuck like a teenager, but it’s only for 5 minutes and he probably won’t come. This dick doesn’t understand sensuality or foreplay or the hundred things you can do to/with a partner to get them off, which might get him off, or at least perk up enough to give it another go.)

And it’s pretty much downhill from there. Interest is still there, but the dick just doesn’t get up to as much as it used to. Flaccid penis play should be a major component in any fic featuring dicks 50 and over.

I’ll say it again, being able to fit it all in your mouth. No jaw strain. Frot still feels as good. 

[These generalities are brought to you by personal (het) experience and bitch sessions with old married friends. These generalities do not take into consideration lucky outliers that are still getting it up and pumping out live ones into their 80s.]

you can’t take the sky from me.

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asker

Anonymous asked: I love writing fanfiction, but there's just one thing I can never do. Any time I try to write anything smuttier, in the more NSFW range, it ends up being very stilted. Do you have any tips on how to write smut and make it more genuine?

beautifulfic:

Intimate scenes are hard, and writing posts about intimate scenes without them becoming littered with inadvertent innuendo is even harder, so apologies in advance for that XD

I definitely don’t think you’re on your own in finding NSFW stuff difficult to create. I hate and love them in equal measure, because they’re just so challenging. For me, the reason my initial sex scenes came off as stilted was because I was too tied up in the logistics. (Whose hands are where, why’s John still got his socks on, all that.) A lot of people fall into the trap of over-describing the physical back and forth of sexual acts, and as such and can read a bit like an instruction manual.

reading NSFW scenes that you fel get it right can help. Take a look at what other author’s do. How much do they actually describe what’s where directly to the reader, and how much of it’s implied through the character’s actions rather than bluntly stated?

The best way I found for making it more natural was to rope in the other senses and use them as much as I could without it becoming weird. How it feels, smells, tastes, sounds… 

Basically, it’s all about making it more than just a description of a sexual act. What they’re doing doesn’t matter so much as what they’re getting out of it, if that makes sense.

My process is that I tend to write a very loose framework of how the sexual act will go, indicating where everyone’s bits are at various points. Then you use those to anchor the rest of your prose, linking each one up with a mixture of description and dialogue. it stops the whole situation becoming procedural and places the reader more immediately within the intimacy of the scene.

The best sex is about more than just the physical, and I suppose the best sex scenes are too. =D

Berlynn Wohl offers some great advice in Berlynn Wohl’s Awesome Slash Tutorial For Cool People It’s long, and obviously E rated, but has brilliant tips. Take what’s helpful to you, and leave the rest (as applies with all writing advice, anywhere, especially mine!)

Hope that helps!

My process is that I tend to write a very loose framework of how the sexual act will go, indicating where everyone’s bits are at various points. Then you use those to anchor the rest of your prose, linking each one up with a mixture of description and dialogue. it stops the whole situation becoming procedural and places the reader more immediately within the intimacy of the scene.

This is exactly how I wrote my sex for Checkpoint. I start with a framework, and then write snippets as they come.

Smut writing is like pulling teeth for me, I fight for every word. Armpit here, start of the suck job, neck there, end of the suck job, belly a few days later, cock worship/the middle of the suck job typed out on my phone because inspiration struck while I was in a stupid meeting.

It is a lot of cut and pasting, moving things around to improve flow, as I later fill in the Emotions and the Sensations, the Smells and the Tastes, but I am not one of those authors that is blessed to have smut fall from their fingertips, like mojoflower and kryptaria and bootsnblossoms.

I have watched the smut flow like water and it is consistently a miracle to me.

They say practice. The more you write it the easier it comes. But there are plenty of writers that fight for every word. You are not alone!!