eruthros: Delenn from Babylon 5 with a startled expression and the text "omg!" (B5 - Delenn OMG)
So I'm not saying that anybody should, like, go and read the current run of the Invincible Iron Man (written by Matt Fraction, art by Salvador Larroca) or anything, especially since most of it makes me eyeroll all over the place. I'm just saying: wow, Matt Fraction/Marvel, your kinks are showing.

panels from #503 and #520 and #521; includes noncon and begging-a-bad-guy tropes and tentacles and mind control and torture and being a prisoner and omg how is marvel so racist villains and ableist terms and large images (transcribed) and spoilers )

some recs

May. 26th, 2011 01:30 pm
eruthros: Toph, Aang, and Momo from Avatar: TLA hugging Sokka (Avatar - group hug!)
1. If you like silly flash games, I recommend Elephant Quest, in which you are a small blue elephant whose hat has been stolen by a wooly mammoth. Pros: charmingly ludicrous premise; similarly great leveling (find helium balloons and tie them to yourself to jump further); flash-styles platformer in which you can't die for reals; nice artwork. Cons: sometimes you have to do a bit of level-grinding; a couple of moments in the dialogue include really wince-worthy ableism. Basically I really enjoyed it except for the OCD elephant.

2. I just found a new awesome ginger beer! We just did a Reed's versus Maine Root brand taste-off, and omg the Maine Root ginger brew is kind of amazing. It's like the full flavor profile of ginger: it starts smooth and round, it ends up sharp, the flavor lasts a long time. A++ am drinking again right now.

3. Mineral sunscreen! I sunburn really easily, but I often react badly to the chemicals in most sunscreen (they burn my face off, which sort of ... renders the sunscreen part moot) and also there's been a lot of talk in the last few years about how the chemicals are bad for you, so I have been trying to transition to mineral sunscreen for maybe two-three years now. This is a mixed bag, mostly, but putting some on just now reminded me that I'd finally found a great one at the end of last summer. Here is my roundup of mineral sunscreens )

4. Someday I am going to start doing a diverse-bodies diverse-kinks kink tumblr. I can see it coming every time I scroll through a kink tumblr and see nothing but (apparently) young skinny cis white TAB women in bondage. Many of those pictures are very nice and all, but they just build up on each other to oh my god there are other kinds of people in the world.

But that day is not today, because I've got shit to do, so here are some recs instead: Ireen's Gaze is lovely - it's one of the "I post what I like best" tumblrs, so it's sort of like "diverse bodies doing diverse kinks! cool pictures of cool people! commentary about sex and gender and race and class! Jensen Ackles!" So if you're looking for a unified thing, this is not it, but I like it anyway. Pretty Kinky Things does okay, sometimes. Orlando of 333 images does diverse kinks, but not a lot of diverse bodies; he's sometimes interesting when he talks about kink and what images mean to him, but he's also sometimes a bit *facepalm* about cultural variations in kink. Also there are some tumblrs that do sex generally and have a bit of kink in there.

And if you know good tumblrs I'm not following let me know! I'm not really interested in sex, just in kink (though the kink can have sex in it).
eruthros: kink: a man in a corset with a flame pattern (kink: corset)
This is a whole slew of arbitrary mod prizes. All podfic is read by me, and all of it is up at megaupload. In order of length:

Best Kink That's Totally Appropriate in Front of a Six-Year-Old: Into Character by [personal profile] spuffyduds
White Collar, Peter Burke/Neal Caffrey with reference to Peter/Neal Elizabeth, animal play, 4:28
Into Character mp3 | Into Character m4b

Best Use of AU Kink to Reveal Canon Kink: Black Fedora by [personal profile] bluflamingo
White Collar, Diana Barrington/Nola Caffrey, costumes, 4:38
Black Fedora mp3 | Black Fedora m4b

Hottest Kinky Scenario That Never Happens: Control Chair by [personal profile] busaikko
Stargate: Atlantis, John Sheppard/Rodney McKay, fucking machines, 10:49
Control Chair mp3 | Control Chair m4b

Hottest Use of Anachronistic Kink: Hourglass by [personal profile] tristesses
Star Trek: AOS, Christine Chapel/Nyota Uhura, breathplay, 13:41
Hourglass mp3 | Hourglass m4b

Most Heartbreaking: Courage in Pleasures by [personal profile] megyal
Naruto, Kakashi/Iruka, bodily secretions, 16:13
Courage in Pleasures mp3 | Courage in Pleasures m4b

Best Exploration of a Kink: three stories on tentacles by [personal profile] theleaveswant
Swell Memory (Otherness), Star Trek: AOS, Uhura + Sulu/extraterrestrial organism, 8:02
Gripped with Tenor (Sensation and Iconography), The Losers, Jensen/Pooch, 6:40
Make Light Work (Multiplicity), Inception, Ariadne/Arthur/Eames, 4:23
Swell Memory mp3 | Swell Memory m4b | Gripped with Terror mp3 | Gripped with Terror m4b | Make Light Work mp3 | Make Light Work m4b | all three in one m4b

Best Kinky Roleplay Scene: Marcia Militare by [personal profile] temve
Actor RPS, Liam Neeson/Daniel Craig, costumes, 22:31
Marcia Militare mp3 | Marcia Militare m4b
eruthros: kink: a girl showing off her tongue piercing and studded collar (kink: tongue piercing)
Two icon sets, one banner.

Hottest Everyday Kink: Be So Bold by [personal profile] sophinisba
(fic, Merlin, Gwen/Morgana, exposure/striptease)

Be So Bold Banner )

Best Moment of Emotional Intimacy: cornerstone by [personal profile] puck
(art, Code Geass, Lelouch/Suzaku, service)

Most of these are from Lelouch and Suzaku's big emotional arc, but just for fun I maniped some from the picturebook extras, too.

twenty-three very spoilery Code Geass icons )

And also a pinch-hit Blackout Prize for [personal profile] drunken_hedghog: 8 NCIS icons, mostly Tony/Gibbs, mostly D/s or bondage.

eight NCIS icons )
eruthros: kink: a girl showing off her tongue piercing and studded collar (kink: tongue piercing)
words: 4200
contains: (skip) Incest-related content (mostly about brotherhood, but also including older/younger power dynamics, a scene of pre-pubescent roleplay, invocation of parental authority figures, and humiliation). Other kinks include dirty talk, orgasm control, gunplay, and emotion manipulation. Some dirty talk scenes may read as topping from the bottom or dubcon.
notes: Look, you guys, I finally finished something that I started three years ago for [community profile] kink_bingo! Thanks to [personal profile] chagrined and [personal profile] livrelibre and [personal profile] thingswithwings for encouragement and beta. The title is from the Contemporary English Version of the Song of Songs 8:1, which leaves out the bit about breastfeeding.

summary: "Oh, shit," he says, feeling his face heat with anger and embarrassment. And then, since he's drawn the clerk's attention, "... we're brothers."

if you were my brother I could kiss you )
eruthros: kink: behind the back wrists-to-collar bondage (kink: neck to wrist)
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 24


I call the endorphin rush or euphoria that some peope sometimes get from kink:

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subspace
11 (50.0%)

headspace
13 (59.1%)

domspace
3 (13.6%)

flying
9 (40.9%)

floating
8 (36.4%)

diving
1 (4.5%)

My favorite term is:

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subspace
5 (27.8%)

headspace
8 (44.4%)

domspace
1 (5.6%)

flying
3 (16.7%)

floating
1 (5.6%)

diving
0 (0.0%)

No, wait, I call it something else!



Yeah, we're doing [community profile] kink_bingo stuff, and it's time for dealing with terminology again.
eruthros: llamas! (llamas)
1. A rec! Vorkosigan-verse, missing scene three months, [archiveofourown.org profile] philomytha's Aral Vorkosigan's Dog. It's set during the Barrayaran-Escobaran War, when Illyan's mission is basically to follow Vorkosigan around and watch everything he does, and it's all about how he stops being a neutral observer and how watching changes him. (Note: this story involves Ges Vorrutyer, so it includes rape and torture and the same predatory-kinky-bisexual-evil-dude thing as the book does.)

This is the kind of story where the two main characters don't sleep with each other, and I almost don't need it, because that moment when Illyan holds out his hands in silent fealty - and when he thinks of himself as Aral's loyal dog - oh geez, guys, it it amazing.

Though that doesn't mean that I would turn down an Aral/Cordelia Aral/Simon story in which Cordelia gives Simon her blessing and they all love each other fiercely. You know. If anybody has one on offer. There's [personal profile] dira's amazing Aral/Cordelia and Aral/Jole series - The World That You Need - which I love a lot and think is great and does a lot of nice poly/open relationship things. But it doesn't feature Simon.

And while I'm doing Vorkosigan recs, philomytha also wrote Dazzled, a snippet in which Duv Galeni imagines swearing a fealty oath to Aral Vorkosigan and is immensely drawn to the idea. Neo-feudalism and oaths of loyalty, guys, some fandoms just bring the gen kink and the fascinations with power dynamics. Fantasy and scifi novels that play with monarchy and patriarchy and feudalism and take them seriously, that want that system back and want to be on top of that pyramid, often make me uncomfortable. But make it a story about revolution, or a story about erotics - about the way someone can subvert that power pyramid and take power back by getting off on it in interesting ways - and I am so there.

2. While waiting nearly two hours for potatoes to bake:

eruthros: COOK, potatoes, I am hungry!
bitter_crimson: COOOOOOK
eruthros: life is hard
eruthros: so are these potatoes
eruthros: woe

3. [personal profile] anatsuno's tab-meme. Basically the rules are: tell the internet about the tabs you have open, without editing for guilty-pleasures reasons (though obv editing for RL info is fine). My list of open tabs )

4. I have been so fucking tired today. I don't know why. I slept plenty of hours! I went to bed at a more reasonable hour than I often do! But I just barely managed to claw my way out of bed this morning, and all day I was so tired I couldn't even focus on the laptop to watch tv. I tried sugar and protein and a walk out in the cold (to the coffee shop) and a soy latte (from the coffee shop) and nothing worked. But I was determined to send this story off for beta tonight, and I did, so there, exhaustion.

Voyager

Feb. 17th, 2011 01:39 pm
eruthros: ST: TOS, Spock holding a kitten (ST: TOS - Spock and kitten)
I am rewatching the Voyager pilot, and I have an important question for you all.

Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 25


Tom Paris:

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Bratty sub
5 (20.0%)

Brattiest sub
22 (88.0%)



Seriously, he is practically shouting "top me! top me! somebody top me! look at how bratty I am!" Harry Kim: "... you know, it's not polite to just dive right into bratty sub without negotiating first." Janeway: "okay, I will give you an order, no problem." Chakotay: "how about some dirty talk? Also, I both owe you and own you." The Doctor: "I am also an authority figure, btw."

Also: I missed a lot of these guys. Janeway is awesome (and has not yet learned to put up her bun with 100 pins), Tuvok is marvelously deadpan-snarky, B'Elanna is so much fun, Tuvok and Neelix are a perfect comedy duo, Harry Kim is always getting kidnapped unless it's Paris's turn, Chakotay is great (and listen, his responses to Paris's hipster racism are brilliant), and Chakotay and Janeway respect each other.
eruthros: Ivanova from B5 saying "boom boom boom boom" to Londo -- angry icon!! (B5 - Ivanova boom)
1. [personal profile] helens78 sent me a bunch of knitting books that she was done with, some of which are pattern books and some of which are books about knitting. Mostly I have been flipping through pattern books and going "ooh" or "hmmm." And so I was flipping through one of the prose-and-patterns books called The Joy of Knitting and noticed this, partly because it's right at the beginning of a chapter:

cut for gender essentialism )

2. I only just now got N.K. Jemisin's Hundred Thousand Kingdoms -- I’m never really good at getting new-releases when they’re, you know, released. And so I was reading happily along, enjoying the worldbuilding, when all of a sudden:

Cut for kink-negative language and spoilery discussion )
eruthros: kink: a girl showing off her tongue piercing and studded collar (kink: tongue piercing)
I was clicking around through tags on the AO3, probably after following a link to a story from [community profile] white_collar's weekly roundup, and I discovered that the AO3 has a risk-aware consensual kink tag!

I clicked on it, and was taken to ... the safe sane and consensual tag, for which there are all of nine stories.

So first I sent off a message to the AO3 tag folks attempting to explain that although RACK and SSC are used sort of synonymously by some people, they are often considered really really different. I mean, okay, I got to that tag via hoosierbitch's i trust you (to make my darkest dreams come true), which is a story in which unconscious sex under here ) and the other stories marked RACK are a bloodplay/knifeplay/fearplay story involving blood-drinking and knifeplay on the genitals, and a gunplay story in which the top cocks the gun. Which, well tagged guys! that's RACK right there! But it might kind of startle someone searching for safe sane consensual. (And I haven't read these specific SSC stories, but I've sometimes found kinks I practice marked as outside the boundaries of "safe" or "sane" in SSC conversations, which I hate. And I really wouldn't be expecting that from stories tagged RACK.)

But after I did that, I was sad that there weren't more stories tagged RACK. I would love for that tag to be bigger, because I would totally use it to find new and interesting fic to read.

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