April 13th, 2005

Remus Friendship

Good morning all

Firstly, thank you to everyone who has sent words of support over the whole troll business. I think it's time to forget about it now, and I wouldn't have made it through sane without all of you.

Welcome to my new friends, I've had to prune my comms twice to make enough space, thanks to arrmaitee's Friend the HP Blacklist initiative, but I think it's a lovely idea :). I've friended most of you back. If I haven't it either that I can't fingure out how old you are (in some cases I took a wild guess), or you have no entries in your LJ, and I can't tell who you are at all.

If you wish to convince me to friend you back, comment here and tell me who you are. If you are below 16, however, I won't. 16 is the age of consent in the UK and it's my cutoff for friends of this journal because of some of the content.

P.S. If any of my new friends want to be on my one and only content filter for Anita Blake, please comment here as well and let me know. This LJ is mostly HP so everything AB (except the fic once I post it), will be on the filter.

P.P.S. I'm back at work, but I'm still trying to work out if it was a mistake or not. If I sit still I'm okay, if I try and do anything remotely strenuous I want to sit back down again. I really hate being ill, especially when it's a pesky virus with no obvious symptoms except making me feel crap *pout*. At least when you're sneezing you can identify exactly what's wrong. Soph went to the doctor with it the other day and he just told her to stay home and rest, so unfortunately there is no miracle cure.

The Skyehawke controversy...

Okay, so having survived the troll I must be in the mood for controversy :).
I am hosted at Skyehawke and when faced with teh new TOS happily clicked yes to accept. (If you have no idea what I'm talking about go here because rhapsodysmuse has done a wonderful job of collecting posts together).

Having read what other writers have to say I'm not so sure anymore. I really don't know what to think. Usually I can be very opinionated (you may have noticed :)), but in this I can see both sides of the coin and quite frankly I'm on the fence. I'm not majorly into chan, it does not float my boat and so I didn't think too hard about it, but I do like PWPs - and quite frankly, what's the difference between a chan PWP and any other PWP? They are both written for the soul purpose of tittilation, it's just one happens to have an underage character and the others don't. 'character' being the operative word.

Same with non-con. I have the odd non-con fantasy in my little head, would I ever want it to happen in real life? Hell no!

Tittilation seems to me to be as valid a reason to write as a long drawn out plot. They have different aims, but they're both difficult to write in their own way.

However, I see Skyehawke's point that they are getting complaints about certain stories and want to have a method in place to evaluate the complaint. Of course if the stories are rated and sorted properly the reader must not have read the warnings. If the warnings are there and someone ignores them it is their problem, however, any archive has a right to not host a certain type of fic.

See, I told you I was on the fence.

[Edit: What is the legal definition of pornography? Can the written word be porn or does it have to be piccies? I know we chat about what we think the difference between porn and erotica is, but what's the legal definition?]

I will reply to the last AB topic ... promise, but for now I have a couple of questions...

These have definitive answers (I hope) :).

1. What does Asher call Anita - I'm almost sure he has a pet name for her at times, just like J-C, but I can't remember what it is and my books are at home (anyone know where I can get them in pdf or the like - I have all the HP ones, but can't locate any AB).

2. I'm confusing my vampire universes - do the vamps in AB have to be invited in to a place of residence? My brain will give me details like the colour of everyone's eyes, but not what I really want to know at the moment. I'm blaming the flu :).

Thanks for any assistance.