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Describing the Pieces


FOR READERS Today’s reader topic comes from QSFer Ryane Chatman: “Genitalia descriptions, readers what do you find appealing and or off putting? (This was part of a reader chat I had elsewhere. Lots of vocal on this one. I was surprised.)” I’ll broaden this just a little – what are the specific words used to describe sex that bug the sh@t out of you? Writers: This is a reader chat – you are welcome to join it, but please do not reference your own works directly. Thanks! Join the chat

For Readers: Adding Pieces

For Readers: Today’s reader topic comes from QSFer Jim Comer: The trope of writing extra body parts onto characters: wing fic, taur fic, extra genitals. This may be explained as ‘alien’ beings who just happen to look like a human with six extra legs, or like a human with 23 vulvas (Yes, I ran into this in a story once). It might be ‘explained’ as the result of (weird) genetic manipulation, ot (Lord help us) ‘nanotech’. Sometimes it isn’t explained at all. OK, readers, do you like stories with modified humans? Do you expect a good explanation, or do you … Read more