Joe's Bi-Monthly Yellin'

From: Joseph Delacroix <hk512_at_cleveland.Freenet.Edu>
Date: Tue, 30 Jan 1996 21:39:45 -0500

Hey, people.

I figured (since I've wandered into the risque' on a few occasions)
that I'd better set forth my hat into the ring before the iron gets
cold, knowwhutImean?

IMO, a healthy boyfriend-girlfriend (or whatever) relationship is not
purely mental in basis. Sure, it's usually best if such a relationship
*is* grounded firmly in mutual interests and whatnot, but let's face
facts; we're mammals. We don't reproduce by budding, okay? We're
sexual animals, after all, and we all feel the primal urge at one time
or another. Naturally, this should be fodder in any realistic look
at Mobius for a few stories.

I'm not saying that should be *all* that one focuses on, before you get
the revolver out and plug me...but you can't just *ignore* it, either.
It's a part of human (and Mobian) nature to desire physical and mental
love, fellas. Unless you're a monk or a professional harem guard,
you're gonna eventually feel Nature's tug when the vixen^H^H^H^H^H
mate of your dreams walks by.

Also, there's a difference between a good sexual drama and "smut".
Smut is stuff you see in "Hustler" and "Penthouse" in the letters
section. All sex, no backstory, pure smut. A sex drama has sex in
it, sure...but there's a *reason* for it in the story. That, and
it's written in a bit more tasteful fashion. (Every stroke of
the male organ and every yelp from said mate isn't quite necessary
to make a story "sexy". It just makes it "nauseating".)

And, IMO, "Tail" was written well enough to qualify as a coming-of-age
story in its own right. It didn't get overly detailed about some of
the aspects of sexual reproduction, it didn't make one's stomach turn...
hell, it was pretty friggin' funny in a few places. Kudos to the author
of it; I wish *I* could have written it first.

And that's all I've got to say about that.


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