Hot dwarves and all that (of the mythical variety)

Just seen The Hobbit – the Desolation of Smaug, and it’s happened again.

I’d kind of forgotten about it. It happened in the first film and took me completely by surprise. And it bloody well happened again today during the second film.

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Hot dwarves and all that (of the mythical variety)

Fan fiction, freedom … and that Sherlock Q and A moment

Caitlin Moran, a woman who I’d try to like in normal circumstances, has pissed me off. No, she has enraged me.

As you may or may not know, I started out as a fan fiction writer. I’m very proud of my fan fiction; it’s amongst the best stuff I’ve written. A lot of people read it. A lot of people really love it.

But more than anything, fan fiction is an intensely private communion between people who share, or have the willingness to try, a particular idea or fantasy.

By forcing Benedict Cumberbatch and  Continue reading “Fan fiction, freedom … and that Sherlock Q and A moment”

Fan fiction, freedom … and that Sherlock Q and A moment

Erotica – a gift, my precious

I’ve written sex for a while now – five years at least. And I’ve read sex from the first chances I had once I’d found out what it was (see two posts ago).

What I write has always been detailed, explicit and not stinting on evoking the senses of sex – Continue reading “Erotica – a gift, my precious”

Erotica – a gift, my precious

The birds and the bees – you have got to be kidding!

My daughter, who’s just started secondary/high school, brought home some biology homework about human reproduction. Now, she knows all about the ins and outs of it already, but it still caused a fair bit of tittering and giggling having to make her awareness of it official in an exercise book and get graded for it. It was when she asked me to spell ‘ejaculation’ that I allowed my mouth to curl into a slight smile. Continue reading “The birds and the bees – you have got to be kidding!”

The birds and the bees – you have got to be kidding!