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by Void
10 months ago
Forum: Misc Topics, Links and Pics
Topic: The absolute meltdown of the British Government
Replies: 54
Views: 1638

Re: The absolute meltdown of the British Government

Another referendum for a clear mandate seems like the only credibly democratic way to end the deadlock. Or just momentarily kill the democratic process to force through a no deal and end the Groundhog day simulator. Either way it has to end and actual governance has to resume - at least until Sturge...
by Void
10 months ago
Forum: Misc Topics, Links and Pics
Topic: Epstein Suicide
Replies: 116
Views: 2820

Re: Epstein Suicide

Haha, indeed I don't have much confidence that his intentions or reasoning are quite so credible, but I'm at least on board with the action they led to here - and I'll not rule out that some amount of his reasoning might have been alright. You only have to look at his dealing with Iran to see what i...
by Void
10 months ago
Forum: Misc Topics, Links and Pics
Topic: Epstein Suicide
Replies: 116
Views: 2820

Re: Epstein Suicide

On the N Korea thing - I'm a huge fan of making it harder for your enemies, particularly future generations of your enemies, to hate you. The reference towards Attila is an argument towards possessing material strength, rather than against trying to be peaceful imo, and you can very much do both at ...
by Void
11 months ago
Forum: Misc Topics, Links and Pics
Topic: Epstein Suicide
Replies: 116
Views: 2820

Re: Epstein Suicide

I've heard on good authority that you can actually disagree with another person's ideas respectfully, without commenting on their character at all. Apparently, arguments are also more convincing when they don't contain personal insults or slurs. I'm sure I also read that defining complex, nebulous t...
by Void
11 months ago
Forum: The Bar With No Name
Topic: Is SHIP Missing Out On International Peril?
Replies: 20
Views: 849

Re: Is SHIP Missing Out On International Peril?

Because most superheros are vigilantes, following and enforcing their own moral code, I think the strict legality of their actions is only ever on the periphery of most stories. I think the main things that would alter would be how much of an adversarial relationship they have with the local authori...
by Void
11 months ago
Forum: The Bar With No Name
Topic: Help writing OC story
Replies: 14
Views: 739

Re: Help writing OC story

Yeah, when I first started writing I started off the Pariah stories with a massive infodump about who the character was, where she came from, how she was trained, what motivates her, what her current setup looks like - and I cringe down to my toes when I read it back now. I did that at the time part...
by Void
11 months ago
Forum: Misc Topics, Links and Pics
Topic: More grief in El Paso and Dayton
Replies: 21
Views: 793

Re: More grief in El Paso and Dayton

One starts to wonder what, if literally anything, would need to happen for gun laws to meaningfully change in the states. I can only imagine the desperate heartache I would feel to lose a close loved one to something so senseless, much as I can only imagine the grim resignation and anxiety that must...
by Void
11 months ago
Forum: Superheroine Stories
Topic: Buffy and the Gypsy Queen
Replies: 17
Views: 2210

Re: Buffy and the Gypsy Queen

Ughh... The scene with Regan cursing Buffy was absolutely perfect. The only thing wrong with it was that it ended. The slow, sensual unraveling of her will to resist, and the beautiful details of her twitching hand as she helplessly holds on against the pull of temptation - it's the kind of scene th...
by Void
11 months ago
Forum: Superheroine Stories
Topic: AMAZOS - a WW origin story UPDATED 01/07/2020
Replies: 196
Views: 25992

Re: AMAZOS - a WW origin story UPDATED 01/07/2019 by DRAVATAR

Great stuff, Drav. It's been a compelling convergence of differing plot strands, and very gratifying to see so many of these characters reunite. There was a lot of catharsis there for everyone that's followed the story from the start. You handled the Sirens marvelously, and particular props to your ...
by Void
11 months ago
Forum: Superheroine Lounge
Topic: Do you have a superheroine fetish or are you a fan of superheroes?
Replies: 59
Views: 2181

Re: Do you have a superheroine fetish or are you a fan of superheroes?

There's something so doomed about any endeavor to clearly, objectively define traits or ideas that are, by their essential nature, subjective. The point at which something deserves to be called a 'fetish', and what exactly that actually entails is... eh - it's something you can waste a lot of time n...
by Void
1 year ago
Forum: Superheroine Stories
Topic: Buffy and the Gypsy Queen
Replies: 17
Views: 2210

Re: Buffy and the Gypsy Queen

Whoa! This is great - is there more of this? You do a stunning job of pulling off the tone of Whedon's writing/world, and you seem to do so comfortably. That's super impressive, and it makes this feel like an authentic tale about the characters. I'm really in for this - everything set up here is sui...
by Void
1 year ago
Forum: The Bar With No Name
Topic: Do You Care About the Stories Section?
Replies: 65
Views: 2608

Re: Do You Care About the Stories Section?

Ah, a subject close to my jaded heart. I'm extremely fond of this forum and this community, but it certainly isn't the engagement I receive from readers that keeps me writing. I'll try to catch up as concisely as I can here... but I will fail. First of all, Tally is absolutely allowed to use an unfl...
by Void
1 year ago
Forum: Superheroine Stories
Topic: The Shadow of Knottingham
Replies: 13
Views: 1252

Re: The Shadow of Knottingham

Desk can be synonymous with lecterns or writing tables or general work surfaces/tables. It's a more modern word, sure, but its meaning can work to get the affect of 'table-like object that the sheriff is using' just fine. The story is written in modern English, so I don't mind too much reading a mod...
by Void
1 year ago
Forum: The Bar With No Name
Topic: Sexual Peril - Anal sex
Replies: 8
Views: 663

Re: Sexual Peril - Anal sex is written WRONG in most stories.

It's cliché to even point it out, but it is worth remembering erotica is the same as all matters of taste in that we aren't all looking for the same thing, and the line is particularly nuanced with erotica that centres around a heroine getting defeated and raped. In a vacuum, the central premise loo...
by Void
1 year ago
Forum: Heroine Dungeon Stories
Topic: Supergirl: Lost in the Swarm
Replies: 96
Views: 17459

Re: Supergirl: Lost in the Swarm

This is awesome. The opening was really, really striking, and the writing throughout is quality stuff - there were a few lines and descriptions that I re-read just for the pleasure of it. I'm already invested in our FBI squad, and I envy how well you flesh them out and reveal their characters organi...
by Void
1 year ago
Forum: Superheroine Stories
Topic: Shadow Demon
Replies: 20
Views: 2911

Re: Shadow Demon

I'm glad you (or possibly a mod?) consolidated the story into one thread. It hangs together much, much better to read them as chapters of the same story running into each other like this, rather than seeing each in isolation. I love the ideas at play in this story, and the character design for Sarah...
by Void
1 year ago
Forum: Superheroine Stories
Topic: AMAZOS - a WW origin story UPDATED 01/07/2020
Replies: 196
Views: 25992

Re: AMAZOS - a WW origin story UPDATED 01/02/2019 by DRAVATAR

Very nice set up. I'm really looking forward to wherever this goes from here, seeing Diana face down whichever spectres from her past or conscience rise out of the water. It was cool to get a glimpse of Diana in her early youth, and to see how much of a stoic badass she was even before the years of ...
by Void
1 year ago
Forum: Superheroine Stories
Topic: AMAZOS - a WW origin story UPDATED 01/07/2020
Replies: 196
Views: 25992

Re: AMAZOS - a WW origin story UPDATED 01/01/2019 by DRAVATAR

This continues to build nicely. I really enjoyed the fight sequence as the ships lined up - it was paced and described so well that I felt like I was watching it more than reading it. As cool and flashy as any movie action scene. Again, the little touches here and there are wonderfully weighted and ...
by Void
1 year ago
Forum: The Bar With No Name
Topic: Are Power Belts an outdated concept?
Replies: 13
Views: 949

Re: Are Power Belts an outdated concept?

I'm kind of with you on this, but a powered item isn't innately flawed so much as it often manifests the same kinds of stories and plot-mistakes. Like, often in these things the heroine just becomes the same as any victim the moment the belt comes off, and I'm just not a fan of any heroine that stop...
by Void
1 year ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Generation XXX: Why we're afraid of web pornography
Replies: 8
Views: 626

Re: Generation XXX: Why we're afraid of web pornography

That's a lot of dodgy links posted without much reason or context. Russian bot, is that you?

But seriously, I'm not totally clear on what you're trying to say here. Censorship is bad? Parents shouldn't care whether their children are exposed to hard-core porn? Care to expand on your point?
by Void
1 year ago
Forum: Heroine Dungeon Stories
Topic: Supergirl: The Chain
Replies: 12
Views: 4363

Re: Supergirl: The Chain

Thanks very much for the kind words, folks - it really means a lot. I was worried none of this was going to land or particularly work. I still am, but at least the story wasn't dead on arrival! If this SG doesn't look like a rank imposter, then I'm at least happy with that. Well, on we go. I'm start...
by Void
1 year ago
Forum: The Bar With No Name
Topic: Stories centering on the boy sidekick's POV
Replies: 3
Views: 456

Re: Stories centering on the boy sidekick's POV

Interesting. That works on a number of levels. Do you imagine such a story being told in 1st person? Or even second person, to really put the reader into the scene?
by Void
1 year ago
Forum: The Bar With No Name
Topic: What happen to Steven Bell?
Replies: 22
Views: 1058

Re: What happen to Steven Bell?

While the character name and appearance might be derivative - which would be true of a great many characters in fiction - the actual character of Ms. Marvelous is arguably the *ultimate* OC character that exists in our genre. Her backstory, her personality, her powers and weaknesses, her side charac...
by Void
1 year ago
Forum: The Bar With No Name
Topic: What happen to Steven Bell?
Replies: 22
Views: 1058

Re: What happen to Steven Bell?

Ah yeah, fair enough. I don't think the affects are depicted as being as strong, but you're right that it isn't just physical stimulation that pulled at the sartak. It probably is just a story inconsistency - driven by a meta that the sartak is a plot device that is intended to affect 'victims' whi...
by Void
1 year ago
Forum: Superheroine Lounge
Topic: d
Replies: 34
Views: 1252

Re: sorry

It's very big of you to apologise directly like that. Respect for that. It seemed like you were having a pretty bad day, and I know myself how easy it is to lash out or burn bridges when your head is in a bad place, so I'm sure it doesn't truly reflect who you are. I was wrong to call you a troll - ...
by Void
1 year ago
Forum: The Bar With No Name
Topic: What happen to Steven Bell?
Replies: 22
Views: 1058

Re: What happen to Steven Bell?

You know we're just scandalously smack talking you behind the safety of these spolier bubbles, T... Or are we? Yeah, it's unclear why Flare got on so well while being so sexually active - but then nothing was actually being done to her body at the time, right? I think only physical stimulation trigg...
by Void
1 year ago
Forum: The Bar With No Name
Topic: What happen to Steven Bell?
Replies: 22
Views: 1058

Re: What happen to Steven Bell?

I'd forgotten some of that - it's been some time for me. But yeah, the trying to embody Ms Marvelous thing makes a kind of sense. As for how the powers lined up... again, you're right that it's a bit inconsistent, but to give the author some slack we never got to see how the sartak affected Flare b...
by Void
1 year ago
Forum: The Bar With No Name
Topic: What happen to Steven Bell?
Replies: 22
Views: 1058

Re: What happen to Steven Bell?

Humbug to you and your fancy technowizardry! I said spoliers, didn't I? In our collective defense, the spoliers we are discussing are softer than they appear. The titles of the episodes give as much away from the get-go - that there's is a supposed death, but that clearly the series won't end... Wai...
by Void
1 year ago
Forum: The Bar With No Name
Topic: What happen to Steven Bell?
Replies: 22
Views: 1058

Re: What happen to Steven Bell?

As far as i can tell he is inactive and has been so since around 2011. Perhaps he was called back to the mother ship? Mr x is the best person to ask as the one that hosts his content, but i suspect even he no longer has current contact details. It's a shame that he disappeared from the scene like th...
by Void
1 year ago
Forum: Superheroine Lounge
Topic: d
Replies: 34
Views: 1252

Re: producers

If his message that now reads 'fghhhhgjghhg' hadn't been edited, I think it likely there wouldn't even be a discussion. Likewise if his initial abusive comments about the producers still stood. Sharing opinions are fine, but there's clearly a line somewhere around being deliberately hurtful and nast...
by Void
1 year ago
Forum: Superheroine Lounge
Topic: d
Replies: 34
Views: 1252

Re: producers

You will be dearly missed. MH, I assumed it was you that edited his comments after your own post (which did not begin life as 'fghhhh') but if you're still in any doubt about what he is, I'll merrily recant it to you in a private message. Either way, I wouldn't bother humouring this charmer any more...
by Void
1 year ago
Forum: Superheroine Lounge
Topic: d
Replies: 34
Views: 1252

Re: producers

Ahhhh, you're a troll.

Cool. Enjoy your impending ban.
by Void
1 year ago
Forum: Superheroine Lounge
Topic: d
Replies: 23
Views: 901

Re: superheroine forum

Well, that looks like an ill-considered comment.

On the off chance that this wasn't a parting shot, would you care to elaborate why you felt compelled to make this thread?
by Void
1 year ago
Forum: Latest Superheroine Releases
Topic: Off to Kill the Wizard
Replies: 16
Views: 1992

Re: Off to Kill the Wizard

Very cool concept! I can see this pulling on all kinds of different strings, and they're all tantalising. Are there any SHIPy elements along the way?

I hope this does well - it's a really juicy conceit to build a big story around. The cover art is fantastic.
by Void
1 year ago
Forum: General Movies & TV
Topic: DR Who Oct 7th
Replies: 142
Views: 4746

Re: DR Who Oct 7th

From the point of view of the content producer, I'd like to think they want their content to land well with 'fans' above and beyond how it lands with a new audience. Obviously in practical terms you just want to make money and for as many people as possible to like your product, and to that end perh...
by Void
1 year ago
Forum: Site News & Announcements
Topic: The Holiday Lights Are Back!!!! Yaaayy!!
Replies: 14
Views: 924

Re: The Holiday Lights Are Back!!!! Yaaayy!!

Loving the Christmas lights - it's a small but very appreciated touch! Merry Christmas, folks, I hope you all have a great festive period. This might be the only gathering of persons on earth where I don't feel like some kind of imposter alien creature trying to blend in, and for that I'm eternally ...
by Void
1 year ago
Forum: Heroine Dungeon Stories
Topic: Diamond Star Issue One - The Power Belt
Replies: 12
Views: 2440

Re: Diamond Star Issue One - The Power Belt

I'm fairly certain the forum isn't going dead, but that's a separate conversation. You're allowed to have your own perspective, LG, and it is no less valid than anyone else's - though also not more valid. Presumably I am just as welcome as you are to have a differing opinion, and we differ on this. ...
by Void
1 year ago
Forum: Superhero Movies & TV
Topic: new Red Sonja movie
Replies: 22
Views: 1412

Re: new Red Sonja movie

I love the point about film dialogue. So true, and that goes for every medium of story telling from gritty novels to even the most true-to-life tv series. In the real world we're all awful, awful speakers. We unconsciously filter a lot of it out, but if you go back over any real conversation and try...
by Void
1 year ago
Forum: Superhero Movies & TV
Topic: new Red Sonja movie
Replies: 22
Views: 1412

Re: new Red Sonja movie

I'm inclined to agree with Tally. Besides, Rhapsody is a huge critical and commercial success right now, so his apparent reputation doesn't seem to have harmed that film's prospects. That more or less demonstrates that there wouldn't be any risk in hiring him here, and you'd be getting him while his...
by Void
1 year ago
Forum: Heroine Dungeon Stories
Topic: Diamond Star Issue One - The Power Belt
Replies: 12
Views: 2440

Re: Diamond Star Issue One - The Power Belt

"...and she rallies and gets away so this whole story was pointless anyways." This would only be true if the only point to a story was to end with the heroine still in captivity, or perhaps dead - which is absurd, and discounts everything about the story itself in favour of the final piece of it. Pe...
by Void
1 year ago
Forum: Superheroine Stories
Topic: The Lady of Light and the Heroines of Camelot
Replies: 10
Views: 1663

Re: The Lady of Light and the Heroines of Camelot

Apologies for taking so long to pick this back up. I really enjoyed reading through this, and I think you did a good job conjuring fresh, vibrant fantasy heroines to each give a perilous adventure to. Each had an awesome appearance, and the visual aids were appreciated, showing off the striking colo...
by Void
1 year ago
Forum: Superheroine Stories
Topic: Shadow Demon
Replies: 20
Views: 2911

Re: Shadow Demon: Part 1

Straight up murdering drug traffickers, without yet knowing what they're trafficking or who they work for, makes me think we're stretching the term 'hero' - I think rather than Batman the comparison is more with the Punisher or Rorschach. A hero that is also sort of a villain, and is scary not just ...
by Void
1 year ago
Forum: Heroine Dungeon Stories
Topic: Supergirl: The Chain
Replies: 12
Views: 4363

Supergirl: The Chain

Gulp! I'm nervous about this one, for a number of reasons, but the time has come to throw a SG story out there. This began life in the bar with no name sub-forum where I looked for input on which heroine would be best for a quick and dirty 'thugs win' story, and SG came out on top. The conceit of th...
by Void
1 year ago
Forum: Misc Topics, Links and Pics
Topic: Kevin Hart
Replies: 35
Views: 1712

Re: Kevin Hart

I'm not suggesting he had no agency over what happened - just that the chain of events that resulted in him no longer doing the gig was lame. That he refused, quit, and then apologised is such a mess... Though it is kind of funny.
by Void
1 year ago
Forum: Misc Topics, Links and Pics
Topic: Kevin Hart
Replies: 35
Views: 1712

Re: Kevin Hart

I think the term is used almost exclusively towards what people *say* rather than what they *do* - which incidentally is what all these storms in tea cups tend to be about. In this case, I think it's a nasty, disparaging term that pre-supposes intent without any basis for doing so. But Kevin Hart lo...
by Void
1 year ago
Forum: Superheroine Stories
Topic: AMAZOS - a WW origin story UPDATED 01/07/2020
Replies: 196
Views: 25992

Re: AMAZOS - a WW origin story UPDATED 01/12/2018 by DRAVATAR

(This is going to be a long one - sorry!) You guys are knocking this out of the park! Apologies for not commenting in so long but I've had a torrid series of months for finding the right time - but I've loved the chance to consume so much of this story in one sitting. My only issue is I want MORE. T...
by Void
1 year ago
Forum: Superheroine Lounge
Topic: To all Producers please use a different site than Clips4Sale: Clips4Sale is allowing Racist Porn
Replies: 103
Views: 4606

Re: To all Producers please use a different site than Clips4Sale: Clips4Sale is allowing Racist Porn

Yeah, Geeky has every right, as do we all, to take offense to the use of the word regardless of any number of other people who are okay with it. Because SOME people don't care about dying, with many people actively wanting to die, singing about it in music, telling jokes about it in stand up routine...
by Void
1 year ago
Forum: Superheroine Lounge
Topic: To all Producers please use a different site than Clips4Sale: Clips4Sale is allowing Racist Porn
Replies: 103
Views: 4606

Re: To all Producers please use a different site than Clips4Sale: Clips4Sale is allowing Racist Porn

This has already been addressed. No amount of people who are okay with something means anything to the people who are not okay with it - as you yourself are testament to. It dismisses nothing about the troubles you would need to have with SHIP if you want to have them with this video. Telling the en...
by Void
1 year ago
Forum: Superheroine Lounge
Topic: To all Producers please use a different site than Clips4Sale: Clips4Sale is allowing Racist Porn
Replies: 103
Views: 4606

Re: To all Producers please use a different site than Clips4Sale: Clips4Sale is allowing Racist Porn

Given that this thread is about a single video, I don't know why the distinction that not all SHIP clips are the same changes anything here. If the angry mob comes for all the non femdom SHIP content, are you merrily joining them? I think discrimination against gender occupies the same space as disc...
by Void
1 year ago
Forum: Superheroine Lounge
Topic: To all Producers please use a different site than Clips4Sale: Clips4Sale is allowing Racist Porn
Replies: 103
Views: 4606

Re: To all Producers please use a different site than Clips4Sale: Clips4Sale is allowing Racist Porn

"If you tolerate racist porn, then you are a racist. It's very simple. You are who you support. You are who you tolerate." This represents the same kind of all-or-nothing thinking that would call each of us depraved haters of women for enjoying SHIP, or would call us any number of unkind things by a...