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Can·teen (noun) - a restaurant provided by an organization such as a military camp, college, factory, or company for its soldiers, students, staff, etc.

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C'mere you

A bit of the ole 'in/out' or Thinking of Napoleon always leads me astray…

A totally random question that has always plagued me when reading either slash, het or even gen… Do you as readers ever get to the end of a story and find yourself wondering if a) the writer has ever had sex? b) if the writer has ever even had a meaningful relationship with anything (vegetable, animal, or mineral), c) enjoyed having sex or d) all over the over?
For me, sex done right is fun, messy (in a good way), and a very entertaining way of passing an undisclosed amount of time and I think that’s reflected in my writing. Others, I want to cry for them because it seems to me that they have either given up on love or have idealized in such a way that it just isn’t going to be the same when (and if) they ever find themselves in a similar situation.

Does this even matter to you, the reader? Granted, we are writing fiction and are given to wax poetic even in the most serious of clutches, but I can always tell who got their info from the Internet or the pages of one of the Joy of Sex manuals as opposed to finding it out… other ways, shall we say?

I’m not talking graphic descriptions, rather I’m talking at least camping out on the very fringes of reality, of at least having been intimate at one time or the other (and actually taking pleasure in it).

No names or even links please because it’s not right that we point out such things in others, but I can’t help but wonder at times if a writer has had a healthy relationship at one point in their life or does it even matter?

Do readers want basset hounds and wreaths of daisies in bed or something more ‘real’?
What say you, cousins?
Illya in red

Who do you want to be today?

What would you do if you suddenly found yourself as part of the MFU world? Walking down the street, you suddenly see Del Floria’s shop. What would you do? Stake it out and wait just to see who might be going in or out of that door? Go in and check out the changing booth yourself. What would you say if you suddenly found yourself with the Golden Boys themselves?

Or suddenly found yourself a player – how would you cast yourself – an innocent (with an edge, of course), an agent, remembering the role of women at that time, could you even (or want to) join in their reindeer games without smacking the first chauvinistic male that crossed you path?

Would you watch or would you participate?

What say you, cousins?