Friday, March 16, 2018

Tabenings - Mainstream Edition

Howdy-ho! It's Tuesday again, and... uh...



Anyway, checking in. Spring break is around the corner so the potential for some writing is there, we'll see if I can deliver or simply fail yet again. Let's discover together!

In other news, I've been enjoying the hell out of the music video for DJ Shadow and Run the Jewels 'Nobody Speak'. If you aren't afraid of some startlingly foul language, you really should check it out:

I enjoy the song, but really it's the acting that raises this from 'like' to 'love'. Those guys are fantastic.

Only encountered Run the Jewels recently; they have the main song on the Black Panther soundtrack ('Legend Has It'), which is also excellent. Was investigating their catalog when I bumped into 'Nobody Speak'.

And speaking of foul language, I also recently finished reading 'The Barrow' by Mark Smylie. I've been a fan of Smylie for a long time, due to his comic book 'Artesia'; the book is stand-alone but set in the same fantastically detailed universe. From the theology to the history to the criminal underworld, it's a thousand-faceted jewel. Also holy shit is it pornographic. If you don't object to more dick sucking than a Castro whorehouse on free MDMA night, you should definitely check it out.

If you do object, I'm kinda curious how you wound up here. 😀

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Tabenings - Maerzen Edition

Good news, everyone!

Let's see. If you hadn't noticed, Callidus recently posted a new episode of the Black Room podcast for you to check out. Which you should do.

Also, as brought to my attention by an attentive commentarioir on this very blog - and thank you for that - thrall appears to be back! Yowza!

Additionally, Anaximanes just recently updated the free version of his most recent game, Cult of Corruption, with a Patreon version update apparently in the very near future.

'Modding' is up to 24,337 words, so slow progress but not zero. I just need a couple days off where I am not fixing the plumbing or taking the kid to a wildlife refuge or shopping or... or anything, really. I cling to hope.

Also I recently saw a hot parasite/egg-laying manga, "Alien vs. College girl - what's born from one's anus". Now, I'm not particularly into butt stuff, but I am into alien eggs, so pretty hot IMO. And the artist Ishimiso has done some other parasite (and butt) related stuff which is also in an art style I quite like and features parasitic aliens.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Tabenings - Trimm Edition

Tuesday again, and I am taking time out of my busy schedule of rebuilding after the downfall of the Incubus King to fulfill my blogging duties! That's right, I'm playing The Last Sovereign again. My previous foray was back in July or so, so there's a bunch more content and my old save worked just fine.

I confess, I'm a bit of a min-maxer and since I hadn't really optimized from the very, very start, and TLS is a game where prior actions have huge and often unanticipated impact on later developments. For instance, TLS is an RPG Maker game where the enemies don't respawn, and therefore it's actually important to fight all the trash patrols to maximize your experience. Didn't know that for a while. So although I am doing very, very well in terms of positive outcomes, I'm not doing optimally, and that does bug me a bit.

Nonetheless, extremely fun game even with my anal retentive playstyle. Kudos to Sierra Lee for her writing!

Other than that the writing has been slow going, my lifestyle still lacks the open and unmonitored time periods I need for good smut writing. There are lots of upsides to being a parent but time for adult activities is not one of them.

But I did have a fun thought whilst on my way home today, which was instigated by hearing the classic L'Trimm song 'Cars that go Boom' on the radio. And let me just say: if you don't enjoy 'Cars that go Boom', well, I'm afraid I have no use for you. Because boom.

Like most people, I suspect, when I hear someone mention "L'Trimm", other than window-cracking bass I immediately think of slang terms for vagina. "Trim", right? Surely I'm not the only one who knows that usage. "That is a classy piece of trim?" No?

Anyway, in addition to turning up the speakers I got to thinking about my own usage of crotch-descriptive terms and figured I could make a blog post out of 'em. So here goes.

I will observe that this is all my own opinion, of course. This is very gut-level emotional-resonance stuff, and there are a number of other people's stories who make perfectly hot usage of terms which I may seem lightly disparaging of.

Pussy. This is the classic. I mean, it's pretty much my go-to descriptor. The baseline. The default. Which is interesting since it was originally clearly a cute-ish nickname, but I think long usage has turned it into the normatived noun.

Vagina, on the other hand, sounds... clinical. Well, not quite clinical, just... abstract. Intellectual. Removed from experience. "I want it in my vagina" is precisely the sort of thing that the over-educated stiff who winds up not reproducing at the start of Idiocracy would say. So in my smut it's pretty much 'pussy' except for the bits that are intended to be analytical.

Quim. That's a funny one. In my mind it's always written in a curly pink font with lots of swirls and hearts. A bit too "tee-hee" to be something I would use in my authorial voice, although there's certainly a place for it in the toolbox.

Bunny. Something that a bimbo would say, and in particular a bimbo from the 1970s. Not sure why one fuzzy animal term caught on and another remained a bit off-beat, but there it is. No one in my stories would ever say "Look how wet my bunny is" without a pout from bubble-gum pink lips and a t-shirt that was waaaay too tight over artificially round boobs.

Twat. Not a huge van of twat, although it has some uses. As a word it just has weird mouthfeel. It seems wetter, larger, fatter. The sound a frog makes when it lands. Nothing wrong with it, and I use it from time to time when the scene seems to fit, but... not my favorite.

Cunt. Ah, the hard stuff. Currently one of the heavier insults, which I think has bled over into the usage, making it harder, dirtier, more serious. Very useful for precisely that reason, although not a good place to start from. You have to work your way up to cunt. Also, there was a Poser-illustrated comic book by Briareos some years ago which had a sex-zombified woman hunting down another woman, who was hiding, and the sex-zombie was snarling "I can smell your cunt" and for some reason that's always stuck with me.

Trim. I have got to use trim more often. Although, to be honest, it is terribly out of usage and would require a setting I'm unlikely to actually use in my stories, such as a 1980s cocaine party. I really like trim, though, and I'll tell you why - it's actually my favorite style of pubic hair. I am super partial to that quarter of an inch electric razor cut. I like totally shaved, don't get me wrong. I like it a lot. And good pussy is good pussy. Not a huge fan of ungroomed but I don't roll it out of bed. But that short stuff which you can just rub your nose across, that short-skirt long-jacket no-panties look... rrr. Trim.

Fanny. I'm sorry, brits, but... no. Fanny is an cute colloquialism for butt. Little old grandmothers tell their giggling grandchildren that they must behave or they will have their fannies paddled, and it's an entirely innocent thing, and yes I know what you think it means and how twisted that makes it all seem but I'm an American and I just can't read it any other way. Fanny pack.

Right, I think that's enough for now. I could go on, obviously, I haven't mentioned 'slit' or 'box' or even gone near the uncountable amusing but rather contrived nicknames, but I've got three new kingdoms to get running and a harem to bang. And I like the harems. The harems that go bang.

Thursday, February 22, 2018


Not the best night for writing, as it turned out. School event in the evening, then cooking for a work thing tomorrow... but by God I did add a page or two. Let's hear it for a lack of fail.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Tabenings - Vorwarts Edition

Hello again!

So I was going to post about how I recently discovered the song 'Testify' by Davie, and have been grooving to it, but then I remembered how the youths are giving up Facebook and I realized that Oh My God I'm going full-on MySpace ("listening to") and yikes how old are you anyways lady! So I didn't. But then I did, didn't I?

It's not better than RATM's 'Testify', mind you, but then what is? I'm gonna veer away from the political ranting that follows onto that statement; that's not what you come here for, is it now.

Speaking of what you do come here for, I am gonna re-launch my Thursday night smut writing initiative. Some PoNA over on 4chins observed that I hadn't come out with a new story all last year other than CORE, and by God I think they're right, so I wanna buckle down and get 'Modding' finished and out into your hopefully sufficiently lubricated hands. Thus, I shall add words every Thursday - ideally, more often - with the idea that perhaps I can get it finished in March. Though I won't wait until March to begin! So watch for a, like, five word update on Thursdays. Hell, maybe just a number.

In other Tabiconic news, I've been enjoying the Netflix series 'Altered Carbon' quite a lot as I've binge-watched it this last week. Much more than I had anticipated to be honest. I read the novels a decade ago but have pretty much forgotten their plotlines and merely remembered the universe, which has worked out well. The show features lots of titties and general nudity - and at least one impressive schwantz - and bad guys getting shot up and Edgar Allen Poe and a general Blade Runner-esque dystopia, so frankly it's been awesome so far. If you haven't seen it, maybe check it out.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Tabenings - Non-Smut Edition


So, nothing going on smut-wise this week. Guess I needed a break; also, I've been dieting, and that may be affecting my libido. Down twelve pounds though!

So let's talk about video games. I've mostly been playing modded Skyrim recently - I tried out the Helgen Reborn mod, and the Rigmor of Bruma mod, and the Bruma mod, and a bunch of other stuff that adds sexy clothes and things. No catgirls yet.

The mods have been okay, although it always surprises me how much effort people will put into these things - voice acting, new character models and objects and skins, not to mention the dungeons and quests, etc - and yet the writing always seems, well, not great. I mean the quests in stock Skyrim are no Grapes of Wrath, but I'd just think, I dunno, that fan-made stuff would be better. Maybe I'm just entitled, I dunno.

Actually what I've enjoyed the most recently is doing some of the base game stuff that I'd never done before, namely to collect all the dragon masks. There were a bunch of large-ish dungeons which I'd never delved! So that was fun. But, of course, I'm done now.

I also picked up Cities: Skylines, because it was $5 on a Steam sale, but I just couldn't get into it. It seemed more like work than like fun. Maybe I'll try again later.

Just today I'm noticing all the sudden buzz around Kingdom Come: Deliverance, which was released today. Or last night at midnight, whatever. It's a somewhat Skyrim-style game only set in a realistic Bohemia of 1402, so no magic and you have to eat stuff or you get weak and die. Although you don't get to design your protagonist - it's always the same guy - I am a huge history buff so a realistic medieval Bohemia might be right up my alley.

Reports are it's pretty buggy, though, so for my $60 I'm gonna wait until they've worked more of that out. Maybe in a month I'll give it a shot.

Right, that's enough nattering for the moment! Have a nice three day weekend and I'll see you next week.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Tabenings - Oof edition

Hey hey! It's Tuesday!

Sure, I straight up missed a week, but... well, it's either get back on this thing or give it up. And don't think I haven't considered the latter! But once again my inexplicable persistence has risen, or lurched, or perhaps slunk, to the occasion, and here I am.

So! By this point you've all seen CORE #12, and by and large people appear to have enjoyed it, so that's good. I am pleased that you liked it.

It's weird that it's only been available for a week and a half; seems like the release date was in the distant past already. Media releases are so odd that way. So much anticipation, and then if one is fortunate a short intense burst of enjoyment, and then it's history, fading in the rear view mirror even before the garbage truck comes for the wrapper.

Nothing new and productive to report tonight. I'll try to get going on the next thing in a bit - I'm hoping doing some editorial work on 'Modding' will fire up the inspiration to finish it, that actually works for me fairly often - but for the moment it's break time. On the smut consumer front I've been enjoying Black Pharoah's 'Forsaken Souls' - did I mention that already? God I have a bad memory - and InCase released something recently that was both beautiful and frustratingly (for me) cock-centric. I'm also about ready to get back into one of Sierra Lee's games - I really enjoyed The Last Sovereign and it's had a bunch of updates since I last played, and her new Kingdom of Deception was fun when I tried the first release several months ago.

Anyhow, hope you liked CORE #12, I'll pick up the next (or more accurately, the previous) thing shortly. Lemme know if you bump into anything else good!