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maygra commented on the list erotica
Not to beat a dead horse; but just to fix in context, that "eye fuck" isn't nearly as violent as it sounds, it's a vernacular for the kind of heated, sexually charged glances given across distances -- i.e. along the lines of undressing each other with their eyes. I'm sure it could mean something more violent but that's the context I know it from. "Gang rape" on the other hand I could see as people finding offensive or distasteful, but rape (or rather, rape fantasies) have been the staple of bodice rippers for years. It may still be offensive to folks, but it's a pretty common literary trope.
Ooooh. Bodice rippers! ::adds to new list::
December 24, 2006
If they weren't all gathered together in a single list, just random words on someone else's list, would it be as much of a problem? I could argue that some of this list aren't words but phrases, but I've seen that elsewhere too.
I don't find anything on this offensive as a list of words. Thought provoking yes, but context makes the difference and part of the whole joy of this site it to take the context out of the equation and just enjoy the words.
I agree with Lampbane that you may be setting a precedent you don't intend, and requiring the members to second guess what you (or anyone else) might find personally offensive. But it's your project and your site.
December 23, 2006
maygra commented on the list by-any-other-name
Term coined by author John Scalzi (http://www.scalzi.com/whatever/004657.html) in reference to a previous post where he coined the John Galt Maneuver (http://www.scalzi.com/whatever/003789.html)
December 7, 2006
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December 2, 2006
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palooka commented on the user maygra
Love your word lists - they're elegant, exotic & educational.
January 14, 2007
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