A little something that insisted on being written. No title. Feb 5, 2015 5:51:14 GMT Fallenbelle likes this
Post by snacky on Feb 5, 2015 5:51:14 GMT
I totally agree - even if you are writing smut, rated X (I'm still shocked FF.net has a rated R section, frankly - that's why it never occurred to me to check there for MM fic before), you are better off letting the reader's imagination do most of the work. Their imagination is ALWAYS juicier than what you would write down. What you would write down is the trite distillation of a thousand imaginations that fit into the well-structured story archetype, whereas each reader will have had a *unique* experience to draw upon.
This is where the Tea and Crumpets lady missed MM's opportunities to be "edgy". Spelling out the porn on TV is not so edgy any more: it's been done before. It's a cliche.
MM, on the other hand, uses it's power to "suggest" in the direction of adult themes. If MM were just avoiding adult themes, then it would be the "Tea and Crumpets" show or, worse, a show that belongs on the Disney Channel - or maybe even an Afterschool Special! But if the power to "suggest" is just as likely to take the viewer's mind to those "dark places" that William is so worried about - well that's pretty edgy.
For me an MM hat trick would be a show with an intricate history-laden mystery, an episode that made me truly care about the outcome for William, and one that made me believe that wallpaper-melting nookie was going to be happening off camera to alleviate some of that tension.