I watched “Dorian Gray” last night. And actually I really enjoyed it.
Isn’t it funny how sometimes people can make you doubt yourself? I remember when I was doing the copy edits for Transgressions, and it was quite a long time between me having written the book and doing the edits (about 4 years)
I didn’t really want to know the 40 positions used when firing a matchlock musket the FIRST time!
When I had the Brownworth Blather recently, she accused M/M of using “incorrect” words (because heaven forfend we ever play with the language) and one of the words she quoted was “fisting” – used in the context of “fisting one’s cock” and she made Great Mock of this. I’d actually put it to the back of my head, along with the rest of it, but today I was re-reading some gay porn: one of John Patrick’s anthologies (JP is pretty much one of the godfathers of gay porn) and over and over again, I read “fisted my cock” and “he was fisting my cock” and so on. Well, that explains where I got it from, anyway!
I guess my point is, if I ever have one, is that you shouldn’t necessarily be swayed by one person’s opinion, and to change your writing vocabulary, just because someone Makes Mock.