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  1. 4 points
    I think my phone is trying to get rid of me. The other morning, I took it out of my pocket and found that one of my airline apps was open and had gotten a couple of steps into booking me a ticket to Amsterdam.
  2. 4 points
    Thundercloud

    Halloween Party 2020!

    Not sure I got the time, but maybe...
  3. 4 points
    InBrightestDay

    Halloween Party 2020!

    I...might have one ready by the end of the month, but given WitS, I seriously doubt it. I will, however, review all of your submissions!
  4. 4 points
    This is what I get for Googling myself: "21 Die in Lake George Glass Bottom Boat Accident"
  5. 3 points
    GeorgeGlass

    Halloween Party 2020!

    It’s back – a series of creepy creations from the twisted minds of AFF’s fine authors! Same rules as last year: Oneshots (Under 50k words) Original fiction Halloween or Horror theme Of course, include all the appropriate warnings at the beginning of your story. I’ll create the story in the archive as soon as someone has a story ready. Thereafter, everyone else can add their stories at will. Edit: The Halloween Party has begun! You can find it here: http://original.adult-fanfiction.org/story.php?no=600109700
  6. 3 points
    Writing Advice from my former professors largely paraphrased If a point can be delivered with a pinprick, avoid substituting a sledgehammer unless the situation really calls for a sledgehammer. In that case, illustrate the fallout from said sledgehammer. There are good writers, and there are popular writers; rarely are the two the same, but overtime, they may become viewed as the same. CoughcoughSHAKESPEAREcough. If your narration has to include “somehow,” you’ve probably got a plothole. Get a shovel and fill the damned thing. Books aren’t gardens – take it easy on the flowery prose or your readers may start sneezing. Hook them in the first sentence or you’ll have to fight to reel them in; land them in the first paragraph, or all you’ll have is a fish story. Know your audience and choose your vocabulary accordingly; learned middle age Brits may know what it means to dandle a baby but teenagers will assume you’re a sex offender. Dickinson never said anyways. Austen never used the word orbs. Orwell didn’t write bugged eyes. If you’re going to emulate someone, pick someone who knows what they’re doing, not a teenager who just discovered twilight and writes in emojis. Mark Twain. You either love him or you hate him, and if you love him, chances are, you also kinda hate him a little bit. Avoid the monologue – your characters need to breathe! They need to process things! They aren’t standing alone on a stage bitching at a bleached human skull, let them be interrupted! Adverbs. Know when they contribute to the story, and slaughter them when they don’t. It’s okay to gate-keep parts of speech. Sheep is already plural, you bloat-brained mindless self-important turnips. Pluralizing plural words will earn you a failing grade and a sound brain-dusting. Keep a hard copy of common references handy while writing, especially a decent dictionary. It takes a minute to flip through pages; checking online leads you to Facebook which leads you to Twitter, then your favorite blog, then five or six click-bait articles, then next thing you know, it’s one and your assignment was due at midnight. English is bullshit. Next question. We’re taught that Paragraphs need to be 4-6 sentences, but guess what? Paragraphs aren’t prescriptions. Sometimes they need to be smaller. Sometimes, larger. Always, they’re prescribed for one speaker at a time except in extenuating circumstances. Start a new one for each new condition and each new patient, or you’ll never break down the text walls. You can’t apply the same rules and fixes to every single situation. Learn what to apply and when, otherwise you’ll just confuse yourself. Vary your fucking sentence structure and length, you filthy rotten philistines. Don’t line the entire page with rows of naked uncut spaghetti noodles and olives and expect the reader to call it delicious! Syntax! Variety! Don’t leave your readers lost and hungry! Do! Your! Fecking! Research! You! Lazy! Impudent! Brats! Don’t write about high wind warnings on planets with no atmosphere or gravity or you’ll look like an out of this world idiot.
  7. 3 points
    DirtyAngel

    Halloween Party 2020!

    Ohhhhh maybe I'll nag Magus until he sits down and writes something with me mwahahaha
  8. 3 points
    Chapter count for The Woman in the Statue is being changed again, this time to 11 chapters. This isn’t because I’ve added a ton more story or anything; it’s just a matter of word count. For instance, even after splitting Chapter 10 into 10 and 11, what I have of the final chapter is still over 11,000 words, and I am not done. Of course, I wouldn’t be posting this just to say that. Ok, so...*deep breath* I will be posting Chapter 10 of 11 of WitS one week from today. That chapter is done (and JayDee’s already seen it) so that won’t be a problem. One week after that, Chapter 11 goes up, and we finally finish this. Full disclosure: I’m terrified. Fingers crossed, everyone!
  9. 3 points
    InvidiaRed

    Halloween Party 2020!

  10. 3 points
    DirtyAngel

    non villain bad guy

    Increasing testosterone, estrogen, and progesterone can increase a woman's libido but can also create a she-monster from the deepest depths of Tartarus lol being the recipient of HRT I can tell you it's a toss up as to what you get lol
  11. 2 points
    I’m thinking that there is going to have to be a third and final story after “Just One Rule.” There are going to be more loose ends and unexplored possibilities than I can address by the end of this one. Likewise, I’m planning to make last year’s Christmas story “The Ninth Reindeer” the first of a trilogy, with this year’s story “Checking It Twice” as the middle installment. It occurs to me that I’m basically following the model of the original Star Wars trilogy here. Episode IV was a self-contained story that didn’t obviously require a sequel (presumably in case it didn’t do super well at the box office), whereas Episode V left lots of threads to be resolved in Episode VI.
  12. 2 points
    InvidiaRed

  13. 2 points
    GeorgeGlass

    George Glass' Transparency Thread

    A couple bits of news: I’m hosting this year’s AFF Halloween Party. Hoping to get some good spooky stories this year! I’ve put all my stories from Halloween Parties past into a collection titled George Glass’ Halloween Treat Bag.
  14. 2 points
    GeorgeGlass

    George Glass' Transparency Thread

    Thanks! I had at least an okay’n.
  15. 2 points
    JayDee

    George Glass' Transparency Thread

    Belated Happy Birthday! I hope ya had a good’n.
  16. 2 points
    one more girl t add to the herem. smart move doing her ass cause i don’t think Lincoln needed another kid
  17. 2 points
    DirtyAngel

    Shadows in the grass

    Magusfang has just recently started writing again, he's had some serious medical issues but is doing much better. He's even started back at work, against our wishes , but he said he was bored so we didn't beat him up too bad about it. Hopefully we'll start writing again and post chapters. Might be a few weeks though. Glad to be back, I missed you guys
  18. 1 point
    JayDee

    Halloween Party 2020!

    I probably won’t get anything written (….ever again), but I’ll try and read and review as many as I can!
  19. 1 point
    Thanks! Although I’m not sure how you knew about my whip fetish. I’ve played that very close to the vest. Oh, no worries, I don’t expect you to review stories you’re kind enough to beta. Ooooh... *cackles* Just one more reason to practice social distancing.
  20. 1 point
    Ah, I think my thought was edited by Mr. Cockup: Lincoln, Jordan, and Stella all have had moments where they consciously can't believe how forward or pushy they're being in the moment (or even well in advance with Stella). A youngster usually only feels that in retrospect. (And an oldster doesn't feel that often enough.) But again, when the thought pops up usually something else does too. I won't ask for a spoiler because it could be many things, so I'll just call them "options" for now.
  21. 1 point
    Sazbi

    Billion Dollar Harem

    Loved how far the girls have progressed into their relationships and Cara’s openness to seeing the benefit of her “niece.” Hope with the new schedule plan the punishment room is not abandoned. Liking where this is going with Taylor and Ari Hope Kendall and Alexandra’s appearance is able to happen in the next one, but sounds like they are being introduced separately. Now to wait for the next one!
  22. 1 point
    Yeah, I think there’s going to be enough white-haired kids running around Royal Woods one day as it is.
  23. 1 point
    InvidiaRed

    Injuries, illnesses, and etc!

    That is an excellent idea. She’s broadcasting on all frequencies in a polite manner. The problem is entire system is an unofficial war-zone and she may or maynot be responsible for grief for all sides involved. “ I don’t want to alarm anyone but Hesperides is gone and my transponder is broadcasting on all frequencies. I am your hostess and inadvertant dj for this evening and the first song of the evening is Rescue Me. Followed by I Need A Hero”
  24. 1 point
    Surely I’m not the only one who wonders “is this medically possible or am I exposing my n00bitude?” Alas, I couldn’t find a thread devoted to such a thing! So...uh...I guess if you find yourself with questions regarding injuries, illnesses, and other such junk...ask here?
  25. 1 point
    Thundercloud

    Injuries, illnesses, and etc!

    Actually I think you can forget about thermal...I remember reading that for a standard space suit the heat is lethal about 5 million kilometers from the sun but the radiation from the sun will kill you in about 75 million kilometers distance. As a reference Earth is 150 million kilometers from the sun. Getting close to the sun is simply really really hard. From another point of view,..slingshoting towards the sun will take so very long time that the person will die of hunger long before the sun becomes an issue. If you want some kind twist for your missing the escape pods scenario I think the solar wind could be a better bet. The solar wind changes with erruptions from the sun and when the magnet poles of the earth changes and can kill the electronics of spacecrafts. Arranging a rescue before a upcoming solarwind erruption wipe out the life support of the spacesuit could allow from serious drama.