Yesterday, Donna George Storey blogged about fantasies being fantasies being fantasies...
which made this song pop into my head (damn! embedding disabled - it's Billy Idol's "Flesh For Fantasy" - with the lip thing going really good)...
which got me thinking about blurring of lines. I bought Nancy Friday's My Secret Garden way back when it first came out in paperback. It was well-read (used?) by me back-in-the-day. Also got the follow-up books, Forbidden Flowers and Men In Love. I don't recall hearing that the sexual "fantasies" were actually fiction - in other words, not "real" fantasies. But somehow it doesn't surprise me. But WTF???
Donna did a great job of twisting that genre all around (go read "Jessica's Fantasies"). But the more I thought about fantasies - which are fiction, right? - but can be based on truth - well, my head started spinning.
And then my reactions over the course of my lifetime to my own sexual fantasies got me thinking - and well, like I've said before, when I start thinking - watch out! I've had ... um ... sexual fantasies ... or what might be considered sexual fantasies ... for a very long time. Had a love/hate relationship with them. At times in my life (early teens) I wanted to NOT have them because they tended to lead to !!!!!!! oh no! not that! masturbation - shhhh - I never said that!
I remember - I was a freshman in high school and somebody was passing around - in art class of all places - some pamphlet talking about "self-abuse" and how it was a sin and since I was an impressionable, church-going (at the time), full-of-guilt (at the time), extremely horny (duh!) thirteen-year-old, I took it to heart. New Year's Resolutions anyone?
Hahahahahaha. I am so fucking glad I survived that time of my life. Anyhow. Now here I am, many decades later, and I'm taking fantasies, old and new, and fleshing them out in order to turn them into fiction. But ... what of the stories I create that are not based on my own fantasies? Are they fantasies? They are, but they aren't. Sometimes by writing I create a new fantasy.
Well, I could go on and on, but there's a new Beginner's Ball up - this one is #5 - over at Marina St. Clare's blog - and her topic is !!! "Anything But Underaged Goat Porn!" Curious? Hehehe.