Browsing Archive: February, 2012

Romance Novels Are As Bad As Porn (NSFW)

Posted by Nora Quick on Saturday, February 25, 2012, In : Strangeness 
When Disney starts producing porn, we're all fucked

We've all seen the above image, or you should have on your travel around the Interwebs. It's almost true...alllllmost. It's not Disney that ruins girls for relationships (it sure as shit don't help) it's romance novels. Porn ruins boys. These are not hard and fast rules, but they're pretty damn accurate.

Look, I know most of my visitors are women, and most women don't like porn. As a woman who enjoys porn, let me enlighten you: 95% of it is pu...

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How To Be Starving Artist 101

Posted by Nora Quick on Wednesday, February 22, 2012, In : A Writer's Life 
Ok my pretties, sorry for the delayed posting. I'll fess up: Star Trek Online is my new crack and I've been smokin' it nonstop for almost a week. I'm 39 levels up in just 6 days and I'm only not smokin' it right now because there's a server issue so the game is down. Yup, I'm that kind of geek.

However, I had a planned post mulling around in my head. How can one be a starving artist and not go insane? Look at the great writers, musicians, and artists (most of them) who committed suicide when t...

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3 Movies Better Than Their Books

Posted by Nora Quick on Saturday, February 11, 2012, In : Strangeness 
For the reader and watcher in us all, today's post is on the unlikely but possible occurrence of when movie adaptations supersede books. A curious phenomena that happens rarely, we'll examine why.

Yes, it's true. Putting Rosie O'Donnell in leather lingerie once improved on Anne Rice's writing. My apologies for your brain exploding

 
The Book: Exit To Eden, Anne Rice (As Anne Rampling), Random House, 1985
The Movie: Exit to Eden, Directed by Gary Marshall, 1994

Book Synopsis: Lisa is a profession...

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The Dangers Of Reading

Posted by Nora Quick on Wednesday, February 8, 2012, In : Writing Advice 
If reading isn't dangerous, why ban books? Why was illiteracy so popular when the Christian church ruled the western world? Reading gives you ideas, makes you think, challenges you perception. Dangerous stuff right there, those in power prefer ignorance in the masses, and writers are the vanguard of freedom of the mind.

Still, there is a reasonable line of too dangerous, when you just have to say "fuck it, censorship got it right!

Now we've all heard the reading-is-fundamental spiel, but we're ...

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Conflict or How to Make Writers Fight

Posted by Nora Quick on Monday, February 6, 2012, In : Writing Advice 
Conflict, conflict, conflict. Just hearing it makes me feel like Marty McFly being called "chicken." Most so-called experts and teachers will try to tell you conflict is everything. Once you write enough, you realize just what it is:

It's a *spoiler* TRAP!

Seriously, some say "conflict is everything." Oh, really? Let's invent time travel and ask the greats that. Seeing people get bitch-slapped by Dickens could become my new favorite hobby. In prose you have important elements: characters, plot,...

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Scheisse! or How Real is Too Real? (NSFW)

Posted by Nora Quick on Saturday, February 4, 2012, In : Writing Advice 
Eating, drinking, fucking, shitting, pissing, belching, sweating, farting, nose-picking, wedgie-undoing...these are things all humans do. However, of this list, what is the only one you regularly expect in most fiction? Fucking. Humans are weird about that, they love their fucking, and disavow their nose-picking.

 
Fetish erotica manages to combine many taboo behaviors into one!


However when was the last time you read a story where the protagonist solves the crime while taking a shit? How many t...

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