(( OOC: After the disaster that was last night’s tipsy blogging, I’m noticing a sudden increase in sweater comments/pictures………. which I’m totally okay with. Send me your over-sized sweater pics and I’ll send you mine. ;) ))
Cardassia has strong censorship laws, especially in the case of obscenity. One does not write about sex. One does not write about kissing. One does not write about affairs. One barely - barely! - can write about weddings, but only if you swaddle the whole courtship and marriage after in duty and respectability and family and the good of Cardassia. This is the literary culture Garak is used to when he starts lending Julian tragedies and dynastic epics and what have you.
Julian turns straight around and writes a wildly OOC fix-it fic of The Never-Ending Sacrifice, complete with smut fit to burn your eyes out.