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30 November 2009 @ 05:29 pm
Very Important Question  
So: is there such a thing as too much porn? I'm writing this nutrek Kirk/Bones fic, and it's already 10,000 words long (including the plot), and the sex is just going ON and ON and ON. The boys will not STOP and they will not hurry UP already. I'm getting bored with it, and who gets bored with Kirk and Bones having sex?

So, dear friends, a poll:

Can there be too much porn in a fic?

Poll #1492652 Excessive Porn Poll

Is there such thing as too much porn in a fic?

Hell no, I'd read 50,000 words of pure porn (as long as it was well-written).
Yeah, I'd rather read plot than endless descriptions of people bumping uglies.

I've never posted a poll before, so I hope this works!
How do I feel?: amusedamused
ennui_blue_lite: Star Trek Nu! - Disease and Dangerennui_blue_lite on December 1st, 2009 01:35 am (UTC)
You know my take on this. And, yes, your porn is well written. It's goooooood porn.
Sky: [star trek aos] karl thumbskyblue_reverie on December 1st, 2009 01:40 am (UTC)
O HAI YOU! Didn't know you were back from dinner. I am just off to pick up Asher from daycare, but I'll email you the latest version so you can see what I mean about the ridiculous porn that WILL NOT END. It's not even close yet. Argh.

Gaffsiegaffsie on December 1st, 2009 10:46 am (UTC)
It depends. If the sex actually adds anything to the narrative, I say bring it on, biatch, but if it's just a bunch of repetitive sex scene crowbarred in at every opportunity it gets a little annoying.
Famous Mortimer: Bunny Sexnotatracer on December 1st, 2009 04:07 pm (UTC)
IAWTP. I've tried reading some fics that go on for something like three complete LJ entries and almost the entire thing is one, very long sex scene. And, you know, no matter how into the pairing I am, after a while I start to skim ahead looking for something, anything else. But, at the same time, if it's a super long fic and they take forever to get to the sexings, I get impatient with that as well.

If it's a long fic, I like a good mix.
Sky: [stephen] winkskyblue_reverie on December 1st, 2009 05:28 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I totally hear you. After a while, even if I'm totally into the characters and/or pairing, sex is just... well, it's just a bodily function. Hmm, you'll have to let me know if you think I go on for too long before I get to the sexings.

OMG your icon! *needs brain bleach*
Sky: [hugh] hugh eyesskyblue_reverie on December 1st, 2009 05:25 pm (UTC)
Okay, that makes sense. My story structure tends to be plot, then porn. The end. Wouldn't even occur to me to crowbar sex in between other scenes - the buildup to the porn is kind of the whole point. :p But yes, I totally get what you're saying. I think my porn adds to the narrative, or rather, continues the narrative.

Thanks for responding! :)
Carmilla: Jimmylilka on December 1st, 2009 04:39 pm (UTC)
I can read pages and pages of porn so long as it's a) in character and b) telling me something about the characters, their relationship, or both. It doesn't have to be telling me anything more substantial than, 'Hey, these guys are surprisingly compatible' (say) but I tend to skip over porn that gets bogged down in the mechanics rather than what the people involved are thinking/feeling.

(Am totally psyched at the thought of reading something new by you, btw!)
Sky: [star trek aos] kirk back in blackskyblue_reverie on December 1st, 2009 05:30 pm (UTC)
Y'know, this is a really good way of putting it. I'd never quite thought about it this way before. I do try to write porn that says something about the characters, and isn't just 'insert tab A into slot B.' Okay, I feel better about my story now. Thank you!

Oh, and I'm totally flattered that you're looking forward to it!