Questionable: Love Scenes, Sex Scenes, Erotica

S said:

I would love to hear more about the difference between making love, having sex and erotica in a romance novel. What exactly makes them different from each other? . . . I always hear it described as ‘different levels of sizzle or heat’ but it seems to me that there is more to the grading than that. . . . Are there market expectations now re detailed sex? Romance novels seem to be getting more and more graphic (or maybe those are just the ones I’m buying!) I noticed in the [comments to the favorite love scene post] how few people listed a love scene that had any sex in it – I think I spotted one that took place in a bed. That’s interesting.

Sex is in the eye of the beholder.

Let me put that another way. Continue reading

Good Deals: Acorn

You know how much I love Voodoo Pad. No, this is not another post telling you to buy Voodoo Pad. However the same people have another program, a Mac OS X 10.8 & 10.9 picture and image editor called Acorn, that’s been getting great word of mouth. I’ve just started to use it, which means I’m not an evangelist for it yet the way I am for the wiki software, but when a company I like holds a sale on well-reviewed software, dropping its $49.99 price to $14.99, I figure you should know.

From the nice people at Flying Meat: Continue reading