Early this morning, my wife Tam was talking to one of her crewmates on PuzzlePirates (I’m also a member of the crew, but a very new one, as I only play the game casually, and to play with her.) She mentioned my name, which is also my name in the crew, and one her mateys said, “Joe Tortuga,as in ‘Joe Tortuga’s Erotic Writing?‘”
She let me know while I was getting ready, and it’s made my day. As I told her, if you see a Joe Tortuga out there somewhere, it’s almost certainly me. I didn’t always go by this name online, I used to go by “GenericJoe” but I’m not the only one of those — there’s a band that predates the use of the name. So for the past few years I’ve moved over to this nick, and done a lot of writing (both erotica and games writing) online with it. It’s who I am, perhaps more than my “real name.”
Thinking about this, I realized I had a few older pieces, all on my ASSTR blog that could use highlighting. Not all those old pieces, but some of the ones I thought were of slightly higher quality. I thought I’d post them here, and at StoriesOnline.net where I’ve been dual publishing stories.
These two stories are ones that I think of as both sides of the BDSM fantasy, particularly the role that Dominants play in it. One is a romance in the purest since of the word, where the characters are sure in their roles, and conform precisely to the way we wish. The other twists that around, with characters who aren’t so sure of who they are and what they want. The former lacks introspection, it’s just the way things are — which is why it is a romance, and the latter is almost completely introspection, and that’s why both of these are fantasies, not reality.
In my opinion — hard fought, and not-so-humble — you can’t do BDSM or Polyamory without both honest introspection and discussion. (You probably can’t have successful normal relationships without that either, but I’ve never done those…) The characters in these stories do neither, really but one is sweet and cheerful and the other dark and dangerous.
I hope you enjoyed Kadja last week. I enjoyed writing it, and have notes/outlines for more stories, if they’re desired. I’m working on another longer piece based on Manga, which is why I’m hoping to entertain you in the interim with some older fare.
Something About Him will be posted on Tuesday, and Choices, its darker cousin, on Thursday.
Enjoy, and as always, let me know what you do and do not like!