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(The New York Times)   Hypererotic Batman Fanfic and lots of Lupine sex: The Brunching Shuttlecocks' Geek Hierarchy flowchart goes mainstream at the NYT   (nytimes.com) divider line
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889 clicks; posted to Entertainment » on 23 May 2020 at 7:30 PM (6 days ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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6 days ago  
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/embiggens for readability
 
6 days ago  
Brunching Shuttlecocks?  That's a name I haven't heard in a very long time.
 
6 days ago  
I haven't even read the article and I'm asking what the fark I've read.
 
6 days ago  
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Using lupines for sex is kinky.  Using lupines AND a horse?  Probably illegal.
 
6 days ago  
Kristina Busse, the author of "Framing Fan Fiction," who has written academic essays about the Omegaverse

Anyone know where I can get my free hand on some of these essays?  Wolf sex doesn't do much for me, but academic essays about wolf sex?  My penis can only get so erect, etc
 
6 days ago  

Naido: Kristina Busse, the author of "Framing Fan Fiction," who has written academic essays about the Omegaverse

Anyone know where I can get my free hand on some of these essays?  Wolf sex doesn't do much for me, but academic essays about wolf sex?  My penis can only get so erect, etc


Foucaltian deconstructionism is hawt.
 
6 days ago  

dionysusaur: Brunching Shuttlecocks?  That's a name I haven't heard in a very long time.


I loved Brunching Shuttlecocks. I actually have a coffee mug around somewhere with one of Lore's cartoons on it. I was so bummed when he went off to join the real world and left that site behind.
 
6 days ago  
Where does writing Chuck Tingleverse fan fiction fall? Asking for a fellow farker
 
6 days ago  
That chart needs to be updated. It's good stuff but feels really '00s.

/furries aren't that big a deal any longer AFAIK
 
6 days ago  
Repeat

/ My first greenlight
 
6 days ago  

Victoly: Repeat

/ My first greenlight


Congratulations on your b00bies!
 
6 days ago  

optional: That chart needs to be updated. It's good stuff but feels really '00s.

/furries aren't that big a deal any longer AFAIK


Furries are known for mostly keeping to themselves and paying large amounts of money to artists to commission art of their fursonas.

Well, that and the occasional Nazi furry, but there's idiots in any social group.
 
6 days ago  
Some Omegaverse stories involve lycanthropes (werewolves), vampires, shape-shifters, dragons, space pirates, others feature regular humans. But virtually all Omegaverse couples engage in wolflike behavior. Alphas "rut" and Omegas go through heat cycles, releasing pheromones that drive Alphas into a lusty frenzy. One particular physiological quirk that's ubiquitous in Omegaverse stories, called knotting, comes from a real feature of wolves' penises, which swell during intercourse, causing the mating pair to remain physically bound to increase the chance of insemination.

The appetite for such tales is large and growing. In the past decade, more than 70,000 stories set in the Omegaverse have been published on the fan fiction site Archive of Our Own. As it became more popular, the Omegaverse transcended individual fandoms and became an established genre on its own.

Writers began publishing Omegaverse stories with original characters and settings, and authors started to publish them for profit. On Amazon, there are hundreds of novels for sale, including titles like "Pregnant Rock Star Omega," "Wolf Spirit: A Reverse Harem Omegaverse Romance" and "Some Bunny to Love: An M/M MPreg Shifter Romance," an improbable tale involving an Alpha male who can transform into a rabbit.


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6 days ago  

cepson: dionysusaur: Brunching Shuttlecocks?  That's a name I haven't heard in a very long time.

I loved Brunching Shuttlecocks. I actually have a coffee mug around somewhere with one of Lore's cartoons on it. I was so bummed when he went off to join the real world and left that site behind.


I used to love his ratings of things but damn if I didn't like quizzes like "Star Trek Next Generation Episode or Christian Rock Album"
 
6 days ago  

Naido: Kristina Busse, the author of "Framing Fan Fiction," who has written academic essays about the Omegaverse

Anyone know where I can get my free hand on some of these essays?  Wolf sex doesn't do much for me, but academic essays about wolf sex?  My penis can only get so erect, etc


I like the cut of your jib...
 
6 days ago  

cepson: dionysusaur: Brunching Shuttlecocks?  That's a name I haven't heard in a very long time.

I loved Brunching Shuttlecocks. I actually have a coffee mug around somewhere with one of Lore's cartoons on it. I was so bummed when he went off to join the real world and left that site behind.


Lore is active on Twitter. It's not the cartoons and long-form humor he used to do but he's still got it.

https://twitter.com/loresjoberg
 
6 days ago  

Hills-Sachs_Legion: cepson: dionysusaur: Brunching Shuttlecocks?  That's a name I haven't heard in a very long time.

I loved Brunching Shuttlecocks. I actually have a coffee mug around somewhere with one of Lore's cartoons on it. I was so bummed when he went off to join the real world and left that site behind.

Lore is active on Twitter. It's not the cartoons and long-form humor he used to do but he's still got it.

https://twitter.com/loresjoberg


This is literally the first thing that has made me want to start following someone on Twitter. Thanks for the tip!
 
6 days ago  
When I wrote my first novel in 2015 I came up with a cool science fictiony name for the setting. I googled it and found zero references. There was nothing on Amazon using the name either.

About two years ago I had to change the name. My series is now The Singularity Point. No longer The Omegaverse.

/search Omegaverse on Amazon and filter by oldest first, and I'll be right near the top! (one or two previously published works were later rebranded Omegaverse
 
5 days ago  
Fanon has its own tropes, waves, themes, etc. outside of whatever particular project, genre, or 'ship you're reading in. A few years ago, everyone was having a fit about safer sex practices due to a spate of unrealistic/highly improbable scenarios, (yes, even for fanfic) (yes, fans are usually having a fit about something or another, and this is one of the permanently cycling arguments that drunkenly staggers between extremes because we can't have nice things without a biachfest) so every new scene involved condoms, gloves, STD testing, gigantic consent conversations, extreme preparation, injury exams after vanilla stuff, etc. My fandom kept adding scenes where one of the main 'ship would steal the blood of the other one when they were sleeping/drugged and do a kitchen DIY STD test, because he's the science one, then once they were declared clean, everyone was perfectly fine with it and on to the next thing. You had to, or your fic's comment section would be a tornado of tears and triggers.

A/B/O, Omegaverse, etc, whatever you want to call it, was one of the backlashes to the people backlashing, in a "Blackjack, Hookers, and Blow" kind of way. Oh, you want to use gloves and a whole bottle of lube? Now he's self-basting! Oh, you want to have 2k words of interpersonal communication about his slightly above avg size? Now he's hung like a giant werewolf! Oh, do you need multiple dates and conversations to get down? Now you're in heat/rut! Fark or Die... or whatever, the rules are what the author makes them. Lots of women like men who are a bit animalistic in fantasy stories anyway. It's dangerously furry, not 100%, and werewolf boyfriends are furnaces and cuddlers. Now ABO fics are deep into the gender politics of the gender roles of the ABO genders and sexes that don't exist, because do women exist here? Does everyone get a second gender, or just guys? Buttpreg or not? Omegas top or bottom (of society)? Etc. There will be a backlash to the backlash of the backlash, because it's what fandom does, and it's probably being invented right now. I'm just glad it doesn't usually involve the "underage" tag, I've seen that you-can't-tell-me-what-I-can-write backlash, and you can be too deep into fandom to control yourself from saying the things that should get you "excluded" from the forest of enthusiastic-but-harmless weirdos and all worthwhile society.

Nerds are weird, fanfic is weird, sex is weird, but if you are just looking at the weird-ass details on top, you're missing the banal, usual thoughts in weird costumes. It's like seeing dude on dude 'ships and thinking same-sex relationships instead of single-sex fantasies for people who don't get off on women's bodies. The motivation of the author is important to the value of audience response works.

/GRCooper is a friggin' liar or a shiat Googler
//I joined my fandom in 2012 from a link posted on Fark of thousands of Omegaverse stories sorted by movie/TV show. I clicked on the one that would be the most soul scarring, since I didn't know what that was and go big or go home guys, but didn't count on the canon content creators eventually going in on that kill
///didn't read the article
////don't think this sort of thing needs to be shared outside of its fandom sandbox. The Casuals don't have the background to do anything but cringe or laugh, and if it's your groove you can find it.
 
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