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Hiiiiii!! So... could you please, please give me some tips on writing smut? I'm stuck on a fic because whenever I read back on what I already wrote, it feels sooooo stupid and very unsexy lol
hiii! smut-writing, i feel is one of the hardest things to do–a lot of people i know struggle with writing it, to the point that they end up forgoing it altogether. i definitely also have trouble writing smut; i cannot even begin to count the number of times i read my own shit and was like ‘what….what the fuck is this shit’ so you’re definitely not alone there! (sometimes i write it and don’t ever proof-read it because i’m just so done™️ you know? i am a bad example, kids) just attempting to write smut is a good enough start!
i don’t know how good my tips for writing smut would be because i only ever started really writing smut when i entered the 1d fandom (the first time i wrote a full smut scene, i published the story as my first 1d fic) but i will definitely try to give you a list of things i personally like to keep in mind when writing smut.
first, figure out what you like/dislike first. read a bunch of fics, or smut scenes, and find out what you like/dislike. you found something hot in this one scene? great, now try to pinpoint what exactly it was. was it the dynamic? the position? the emotion behind it? writing smut will only be fun and sexy to you if you write what you like and what you think is sexy!
second, i find that focusing on feelings rather than actions is hotter. like, for example, i find the sentence “the heat in louis’ stomach flared when harry backed him up against the wall” rather than “harry backed him up against the wall”. i think a description of feelings adds a layer of sexiness, you know?
on that note, i think sensory descriptions are incredibly important as well. like take note of everything the character can feel, see, touch, taste, hear…and then describe the ones that are relevant. like in a scenario where they’re having morning sex, you’d maybe focus on the lazy way they’re moving, how their skin is still sleep warm and soft, the quiet gasps so as not to disturb the early morning…you wouldn’t really describe the birds chirping outside the window would you?
another thing i like to remember is to be vague. it’s tempting, i know, to detail everything out, but then it starts sounding methodological. ‘harry kissed louis, then slicked his fingers up, then blaaaah’. sounds like a lab sheet or something. i found, however, that a lot of things are sexier when left up to the reader’s imagination. of course, this doesn’t mean you just go around skipping a bunch of steps in the prep or whatever, because those are important, but. you don’t have to detail where one hand is all the time, you know? readers won’t magically think your character lost a hand. you just have to pick and choose.
also, remember that if you’re writing from one character’s pov, you don’t have to describe everything. humans’ brains can usually only occupy one thought at a time. for example, if harry is eating louis out, louis would be focused on the sensation of that, rather than, you know, maybe harry is jerking himself off while doing that. so you would describe how louis feels getting eaten out, without focusing/giving much attention to what harry is doing.
this is more of a personal preference than anything, but i also like to make sure there’s a bit of tension when it comes to the foreplay leading to the event, you know? not like, actual fighting and stuff, just a bit of a push and pull between the characters. to establish a charged energy, or like. a description of how one character looks so turned on and is trying to reign it in, until of course he can’t. i personally enjoy that. it makes the actual fucking seem like something well-deserved.
and, there you go! at the risk of sounding like a tutorial, those are my smut-writing tips! if they weren’t helpful………sorry. feel free to like, ask if you’ve got more questions, or if you just wanna chat about writing in general, my ask is always open for that. <3 good luck on your smut nonny!
Heads up, Toffee! I'm a Dead Girl Walking. Can't hide from me, I'm a Dead Girl Walking... And there's your final bell *bell rings* it's one more dance and then farewell. CHEEK TO CHEEK IN HELL WITH A DEAD GIRL... walking.
Apparently a trailer got leaked and Magnus and Alec argue? I realize people want to see them happy all the time, but relationships aren’t always happy. There are always ups and downs, but communicating and working through the bumps in the road is what makes a relationship real.
The situation being what it is, with Downworlders and Shadowhunters alike dying and the supposed Downworlder registry, we knew going into 2B that there was the potential for a lot of angst especially since these two are in leadership positions. If you expected everything to immediately and constantly be rainbows and sunshine after 2x10, you were kidding yourself because that would absolutely not be realistic.
Malec has the foundation of love, communication, and working through their problems. They might not handle each difficult situation perfectly at first - because, newsflash, they’re (part) human and not perfect - but they get there eventually. 2A showed their relationship more from Alec’s perspective and he was allowed to show frustration, yell, and walk away when he needed to. They’ve said that 2B is more focused on Magnus’ side. Can we give him the same room to grow that Alec got in 2A, particularly because we don’t even know what’s going on yet?
You’ve seen a portion of one scene among (potentially) multiple scenes in an episode in a set of ten episodes. You have no idea the context or reasoning behind what is happening. You absolutely do not know enough to make any judgements. I know jumping down the throats of the writers, directors, and producers has become a famous past time, but let me spell it out for you: WE. DON’T. KNOW. ANYTHING. YET.
If they handle something poorly and it comes across as problematic - like in 2x07 - then you can react. But not before the episode, with all of the information that it provides, even airs! Please take a breath and calm down until then.
It kind of bothered me that the Flowey battle was separated into two songs, even though it’s so satisfying. I’ve been listening to the Finale, but it’s just not the same without the build-up. Undertale is owned by Toby Fox and is a great game everyone should check out!
“Hey Kyle! What brings you here?” Kenny greeted, smiling at one of his few good friends as he waved the redhead over. The blond had been seated on the edge of the rail road tracks near his house, simply having a smoke to himself. Seeing Kyle made his day a bit better then it had been going thus far.
If you don’t think that I’m going to be a complete and utter wreck when How to Train Your Dragon 3 comes out, you’re wrong. Putting aside any plot things that will happen, How to Train Your Dragon will be…over. Hiccup’s story will be complete. The dragons will be gone. The film trilogy that spanned eight years will be finished. All the hype for the conclusion that I’ve been waiting for since i first heard of How to Train Your Dragon 2 will culminate in a single film of less than two hours. It will be over.