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I wish to be a Known Figure

I don’t know if I’ve mentioned this, but one of my secret internet girlfriends is a porn writer. Specifically, a m/m erotic romance writer. Now recently, she held a little contest to see who could come up with the best title. Mine were ridiculous beyond belief. I went for things like “Dr. Geoffry Godforth and the Amazing Case of Buggery Up His Old Practice” and Practice Makes Pervert which were all labeled Too Puny from a person who requested puns.

In any case, I was awarded with a cameo! I was delighted, I would be a Known Figure in the erotica market without ever having to lift a finger, and then the boom was lowered. My character would not be involved in any sexual scenes. My heart sank like a stone and I did a sad kitten face. What, I ask you, is the point of being in a gay porn if you don’t get to be pornified? I am trying to become a Known Figure in a literary circle I’ve never written and probably will never write. Gay fiction is best, because that’s furthest away from my actual appetites. If I’m going to become a Known Figure, I would prefer that figure to be some one completely other.

Don’t ask why I want these things! I want them, I want to be known in a field that has nothing to do with me. It’s better this way, because people can’t say I’m trying to launch a neo-hard boiled career from being a character in gay erotica. If nothing else, you may say it amuses me to be a Known Figure without having to do any actual work. Sort of like a reality TV star, but with dignity.

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February 25, 2012 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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