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Why is there a Tag for "small breasts"?

richardshagrin

Browsing through the home page I found a story with a tag "small breasts". Why would anyone want or need a tag like that? Is someone going to decide to or not to read a story because a character has small breasts? How long has it been a tag, I haven't seen a story with it before.

Sometimes when there are a very large number of tags I ask myself, what, no needles? I though needles was the least used tag of all. Maybe small breasts has it beat.

I didn't know where to put this comment, as a Reviewer I decided it probably fits here as well as anywhere. Happy New Year, may all your Tribbles be little ones. (Tribbles is a reference from Star Trek, Live Long And Prosper.)

Barron of Ideas.

richardshagrin

@richardshagrin

Upon further research, there are eight stories that use "small breasts" as a tag, all by Clee Hill, in the same series. The first was posted in August 2011 so it has been an available tag since at least then. I might read one so I can figure out why it is necessary.

The "big breast" tag makes more sense to me. Should we be looking for an "average breast" tag? When one or both are removed we can use amputee. If the characters are all male, should we use "no breasts"? For a furry character with more than two, I suppose Furry might work to describe a dog-like female with six or so.

The brest things in life are free.

Dominions Son

@richardshagrin

For a furry character with more than two, I suppose Furry might work to describe a dog-like female with six or so.


Not all female furies have the multi-breast thing going on.

Dominions Son

@richardshagrin

I though needles was the least used tag of all. Maybe small breasts has it beat.


For least used, small breasts beats needles by an order of magnitude. There are 95 stories tagged needles and only 8 stories tagged small breasts.

Ernest Bywater
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@richardshagrin

I found a story with a tag "small breasts". Why would anyone want or need a tag like that?


Well, if they're real small you may need the tag on them to locate them.

didn't post right first time - edit to correct.

Dominions Son

@richardshagrin

Should we be looking for an "average breast" tag?


I have heard of men with big breast fetishes and men with small breast fetishes, I have never heard of a man with an average breast fetish.

Switch Blayde

@richardshagrin

The "big breast" tag makes more sense to me.


Small breasts are sexier than large ones.

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Crumbly Writer

I can understand the tag, as i've always been more attracted to smaller breasts (the kind found on athletes, not the kind found of pre-schoolers) than those overflowing one's bra (that's just a bad fit!).

I've also used small breasted women in my stories (the women in my family tend to have smaller breasts, so I'm more familiar with the characteristics), but I've never considered listing it with the tag, as the sex isn't focused on the women being abnormally undersized. They're just additional characters. It's why I don't label black characters as "BM" (or Asian characters as "OF"), because that seems reserved for stereotypical 'big, bad black men' raping white women, which I have no interest in.

Now that you've mentioned it, I may have to read the stories, just to learn what the appeal of the tags is (whether it's an 'offensive' squick tag, or an honest appeal to a specific reader base--not that the two are mutually exclusive).

Dominions Son
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@Switch Blayde


Small breasts are sexier than large ones.


Speak for yourself. In my opinion naked breasts of any size are sexier than covered breasts of any size, but given a choice of bare breasts, I personally would gravitate to the larger breasts, provided they are natural and not so large as to be silly. Anything bigger than an E cup is too much and even smaller breasts can be unappealing if they are obviously implants.

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Switch Blayde

@Dominions Son

Speak for yourself.


Arial Winters just had a breast reduction at 17.

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Dominions Son

@Switch Blayde


Arial Winters just had a breast reduction at 17.


She's still a D cup after reduction. That's still larger than average. Anything bigger than an E is too much of a good thing.

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Switch Blayde
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@Dominions Son


She's still a D cup after reduction.


I know. She's still too big (in my opinion). Although she's big all over.

But I'd take Sarah Hyland over any of the women on Modern Family. She got such BIG....

eyes.

Is there a big eye tag?

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Dominions Son

@Switch Blayde

I know. She's still too big (in my opinion). Although she's big all over.


I prefer women with a little meat on the bones so to speak. Voluptuous without being fat.

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Switch Blayde
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I just checked the list of story codes. There are many I never saw there before.

What is Indian Erotica - Erotica written in Indian Style?

When I sit Indian style it's with my ankles crossed and knees out. I guess you can have sex in that position. :D

Seriously, what is "Erotica written in Indian Style"?

richardshagrin

@Dominions Son

You may be looking for "Rubenesque" to describe the women painted by Rubens, mostly nude.

Dominions Son
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@Switch Blayde


Seriously, what is "Erotica written in Indian Style"?


Book versions of porn films from Bollywood maybe.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bollywood

ETA, See also Kama Sutra

richardshagrin

@Switch Blayde

I get confused by Indians from the Asian subcontinent and American Indians aka Native Americans or First Peoples (in Canada, mostly), that were at one time called Redskins, except in certain sports franchises that still uses the not very politically correct terms from our past.

Indian English is mostly spoken in India (duh) and sometimes by people who answer when you call a company for warrantee service, if its being handled there. Stories set in India have a few foreign terms for Aunt, servants, sometimes parents, and the food tends to be regional. There are Indian Restaurants in the US serving things like curries, lamb, sometimes goat. Hindus don't eat beef and Muslims, a minority within India, don't eat pork. Nan Bread is also an Indian Specialty, often flavored with different spices.

There are five Indian Erotica stories on SOL all by Ramprabhu. I recall a few other stories set in India on SOL, but they didn't turn up in my search.

Switch Blayde
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@richardshagrin


Muslims, a minority within India


An Indian girl I used to chat with told me there are more Muslims in India than Hindus. They aren't the minority.

Yeah, they call older people aunt and uncle out of respect. When she teased me, she'd call me uncle.

How come there isn't a Native American (American Indian) in the interracial group? Then we could have teepee sex (or is that covered under watersports? No, that would be teepeepee).

By the looks of all the new story codes, the primary purpose is no longer to warn you about squicks.

I still don't understand what Indian style erotica is. It can't be just that it takes place in India.

commodore64

@richardshagrin

Read Clee Hill's blog dated today. He explains the small breast tag.

Bondi Beach

@Switch Blayde

What is Indian Erotica - Erotica written in Indian Style?


Lots and lots of Aunties. Naked. Some with small breasts, too.

bb

Dominions Son

@Switch Blayde

By the looks of all the new story codes, the primary purpose is no longer to warn you about squicks.


I rather doubt that that was ever the primary purpose. I have been reading her for many years and I have certainly used them more for finding desired content than for avoiding squicks.

Joe_Bondi_Beach
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@Switch Blayde


I still don't understand what Indian style erotica is. It can't be just that it takes place in India.


Actually, I think that is the central meaning. Or that it involves Indian (from India) characters, whether in India or abroad. Or Indian family life. Think Jewish or Italian, but of and by and about Indians. There are any number of Indian authors writing, some with better command of English than others. And there's Indian-Canadian, or Indian-American.

Mary-Anne Moharanj from the Golden Age of Porn (and an actual dead tree author) comes to mind, although her subjects were not always Indian.

And lots of Aunties.

bb

Ernest Bywater

@Switch Blayde

What is Indian Erotica


Think of a Bollywood movie with sex scenes.

The list of story codes has expanded a lot in the last few years due to authors requesting new tags and Lazeez agreeing after investigation. I know, for a fact, he hasn't agreed with every request made, because he knocked back a couple I asked for, and added several I asked for.

Lazeez Jiddan (Webmaster)

@Switch Blayde

Seriously, what is "Erotica written in Indian Style"?


Indian authors have a peculiar way of using the english language. It's closer to British english than to american english, but some of the phrases use indian style grammar. And they use some words differently. I never heard the phrase 'shifted apartments' except in stories of indian origin and it means moved to a different apartment.

You have to read them to really understand the classification.

Of course, they also use a lot of indian words to describe the sex organs and lots and lots of aunties.

See for example this story:

http://storiesonline.net/s/73817/tale-of-teenage-lust

Switch Blayde

@Lazeez Jiddan (Webmaster)

I never heard the phrase 'shifted apartments' except in stories of indian origin and it means moved to a different apartment.


A Pakistani girl I chatted with used "shifting" when she moved apartments. But I think India and Pakistan were once one country.

Grant

@Dominions Son

Anything bigger than an E is too much of a good thing.

It there's more than you can fit in to your hands or mouth it's just going to waste.

Grant

@Switch Blayde

An Indian girl I used to chat with told me there are more Muslims in India than Hindus. They aren't the minority.

She was having you on.
Hindus are roughly 80.5%, Muslims 13.4%, Christians 2.3%
At least according to the 2001 census figures.

http://censusindia.gov.in/Census_And_You/religion.aspx

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Switch Blayde

@Grant

An Indian girl I used to chat with told me there are more Muslims in India than Hindus. They aren't the minority.

She was having you on.
Hindus are roughly 80.5%, Muslims 13.4%, Christians 2.3%
At least according to the 2001 census figures.


I had a senior moment. Maybe she said there are more Muslims in India than in Pakistan.

Crumbly Writer

@Switch Blayde

How come there isn't a Native American (American Indian) in the interracial group? Then we could have teepee sex (or is that covered under watersports? No, that would be teepeepee).

Because, as I pointed out previously, these racial tags have nothing to do with characters, but with sexually based racial stereotypes. Currently, there's aren't any 'established' racial sexual stereotypes for natives, not like there are for black men/white women, or for Asian women/white men, or even for any race and dwarves.

You generally don't list black characters unless you have a large black man with a huge dick forcing his attention on a while woman, the just isn't any point. Instead, the tags are so sensitive readers can avoid such story (sensitive being defined as members of the objectified community), or those searching for those racially charged stereotypes.

I'm not sure what an "Indian" [continent] story would consist of, but I'd picture one set in India using local references & terms, rather than a 'type' of storytelling. Otherwise, you'd have to ask Lazeez exactly what he intended by it.

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Crumbly Writer

@Lazeez Jiddan (Webmaster)

Indian authors have a peculiar way of using the english language. It's closer to British english than to american english, but some of the phrases use indian style grammar. And they use some words differently. I never heard the phrase 'shifted apartments' except in stories of indian origin and it means moved to a different apartment.

I can picture that. I read several stories (in native English) by Indian authors which left me baffled. They were well written (several writing in the "New Yorker" magazine, which has a rich and storied literary history), but the use of language and their frame of reference just didn't make much sense to my American perspective. They were good stories, but ended up just leaving me scratching me head. Much like how we view the typical Japanese trends in dress and games shows.

Switch Blayde

@Crumbly Writer

Because, as I pointed out previously, these racial tags have nothing to do with characters, but with sexually based racial stereotypes.


Don't know what the racial stereotype would be for an Asian. I think when the story codes were invented, and that predates SOL, there was less tolerance for black/white relationships. I think that was the reason for the story code more than the stereotype you mention.

I believe the Asian was added because people were asking if an Asian/White relationship was interracial.

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tppm

@richardshagrin

Because it's a fetish for some and a squick for others. There are adult women with A and B, and smaller, cup sizes, with is what I would think would qualify as "small" (C and D being more or less normal).

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Dominions Son

@tppm

Because it's a fetish for some and a squick for others.


There is a big difference between uninterested and squicked. I am highly doubtful that there is anybody with a small breasts squick.

Crumbly Writer

@Switch Blayde

I believe the Asian was added because people were asking if an Asian/White relationship was interracial.

That's exactly my point. The tag isn't to identify characters, it's to establish the type of story (interracial WM, OF). It's defining a standard racial stereotype, rather than defining who the story is about. That's fine, if that's the basis of your story, but I've almost never used any of these tags, as I find them of limited value.

@tppm

Because it's a fetish for some and a squick for others. There are adult women with A and B, and smaller, cup sizes, with is what I would think would qualify as "small" (C and D being more or less normal).

I suspect 'small breasts' is less a fetish (something others get a sexual charge out of) and more a matter of comfort. I've known many men who'll seek out stories about huge chested women, but I've also known several who appreciate stories about smaller chested women as well. (i.e. it's not a 'defining' characteristic, which accounts for why it isn't used as much).

Perv Otaku

Breast size fetishes don't really work so well in prose anyway...

I can see large breast and small breast tags for a photo, artwork, or video board, but stories? You mention how big they are once and move on.

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Capt Zapp

@Perv Otaku

You mention how big they are once and move on.


Unfortunately it doesn't always work like that. It seems some writers have to keep reminding the reader about how big/huge/ginormous they are every time they are mentioned. Personally, I plan to use the small breasts tag to find stories, as I prefer them that way.

Dominions Son

@Capt Zapp

Unfortunately it doesn't always work like that. It seems some writers have to keep reminding the reader about how big/huge/ginormous they are every time they are mentioned.


For myself, not every time, but their are potential situations where the size could be relevant. There are things that you can do with / to breasts that become much more difficult if not impossible with small breasts. For example, a tit-fuck isn't going to work with a woman with small-breasts.

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Bondi Beach

@Dominions Son

For example, a tit-fuck isn't going to work with a woman with small-breasts.


Really? You mean I've been doing it wrong all these years? Or she has?

bb

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Dominions Son

@Bondi Beach

Really? You mean I've been doing it wrong all these years? Or she has?


Off hand I'd suggest that they are probably more average than small.

tppm

@Capt Zapp

It's true on the other end of the spectrum too. I don't know how many stories I've read where the girl's flat chest or puffy nipples are mentioned every time she gets into a sexual situation.

Crumbly Writer

@Capt Zapp

Personally, I plan to use the small breasts tag to find stories, as I prefer them that way.

You can add mine to your lists. While I don't specifically tag them, many of my characters are small breasted. While many are larger, none are 'ginormous'!

Dicrostonyx

@richardshagrin

As others have said, there are some people who actively prefer smaller breasts (and I'm another of them), or who are turned off by by large ones. But my first thought when seeing your question was something that I don't see mentioned.

Though it's less obvious on a site like SOL which is more oriented towards "stories which may include sex" than straight up "sex stories", there seem to be a lot of erotica authors who have a serious size fetish (and a lack of math skills). So much so that if you look at stories on some sites, or from some time periods, you can pretty much assume that all stories will have large-breasted women, so any that doesn't needs the tag.

As for the lack of use for the tag, that's just an effect of it being new. No one goes back and looks over old stories to apply newly added tags (what a job that would be!). You can see this effect even with old and popular tags: there are always stories that are older.

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Crumbly Writer

@Dicrostonyx

As for the lack of use for the tag, that's just an effect of it being new. No one goes back and looks over old stories to apply newly added tags (what a job that would be!).

I'm not about to tag my older stories, because the women's size in my stories isn't considered fetish material. It's just the way they are (i.e. not plot centric). For those with large women (size G or HH), size is very much a fetish issue!

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Dicrostonyx

@Crumbly Writer

I'm not about to tag my older stories, because the women's size in my stories isn't considered fetish material.


Certain, but if Lazeez were to put in a "Coming of Age" tag (or, by preference, "Bildungsroman"), or "Utopia/ Dystopia" tags, you might apply those to the Catalyst series. Or you might not.

Either way, though, there are hundreds of stories on the site that wouldn't be updated either because the author didn't notice the tag addition or is no longer active.

Ernest Bywater

@Dicrostonyx

if Lazeez were to put in a "Coming of Age" tag


He has Coming of Age as a Story Genre you can select for.

Crumbly Writer

@Dicrostonyx

Certain, but if Lazeez were to put in a "Coming of Age" tag (or, by preference, "Bildungsroman"), or "Utopia/ Dystopia" tags, you might apply those to the Catalyst series. Or you might not.

Catalyst was definitely a 'coming of age' adventure, but it wasn't the main theme of the story (to serve as a specific genre). "Utopia/Dystopia" typically refers to the society in general, not to the individuals in the story. Since "The Catalyst" takes place in modern day America, the social structure is simply what it is, neither perfect or falling apart (any more than it is at the moment).

I'll have to consider the "Coming of Age" designation. But like most authors, the only time I review tag designation is when I submit a new story. Heck, I still have trouble with FA vs. F.

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Ernest Bywater
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@Crumbly Writer


I'll have to consider the "Coming of Age" designation.


You can blame me for the Coming of Age Genre category on SoL. I saw it as a Tag Category on Fine Stories and asked to have it on SoL. However, for some reason beyond me it was included as a Genre on SoL and not a tag category. At the time I asked for a several tags FS had to be added to the SoL list, an all but 1 got added.

typo edit

Crumbly Writer

I'd think "Coming of Age" as a genre category would only include stories that focus exclusively on growing up in high school. "Coming of Age" as a tag would include any story that dealt with younger kids growing up (though used mostly for those still in school).

I suspect Lazeez didn't want it to be overused, so restricted it to stories specifically dealing with school life.

Ernest Bywater

@Crumbly Writer

"Coming of Age" as a tag would include any story that dealt with younger kids growing up


CW, I see Coming of Age as being different to High School because I see the CoA as where a person morphs from being a juvenile to and adult, which can happen at an age - I know many forty year old juveniles and some 14 y/o adults. While HS is about what happens at high school and may or may not include a CoA event.

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Grant

@Ernest Bywater

CW, I see Coming of Age as being different to High School because I see the CoA as where a person morphs from being a juvenile to and adult, which can happen at an age - I know many forty year old juveniles and some 14 y/o adults. While HS is about what happens at high school and may or may not include a CoA event.

That's what I've always considered Coming of Age stories to be.

Crumbly Writer

@Ernest Bywater

CW, I see Coming of Age as being different to High School because I see the CoA as where a person morphs from being a juvenile to and adult, which can happen at an age - I know many forty year old juveniles and some 14 y/o adults. While HS is about what happens at high school and may or may not include a CoA event.

That makes sense, but the point I was trying (badly) to make was that it applies only to stories restricted in content. (ex. My "Catalyst" spans a bigger list of tags, so "coming of age" wouldn't be near the top, While "Playing the Game" would fit it perfectly (it's about coming of age in college sports).

I'd prefer to see it as a tag than as a genre. (By the way, I almost never use SOL genre categories, unless it's the overly generic 'science fiction'.)

Dicrostonyx

@Crumbly Writer

I'd think "Coming of Age" as a genre category would only include stories that focus exclusively on growing up in high school. "Coming of Age" as a tag would include any story that dealt with younger kids growing up (though used mostly for those still in school).


I agree with what I think is your intent, that "coming of age" refers to the process of the child turning into an adult, but disagree with the phrasing. At best, using high-school as the focus limits the tag to those stories which take place around the 1950's or later.

During the war years and interregnum, coming of age stories usually had boys, 16 - 19 years of age, going to war. Prior to 1914, coming of age stories had been similar since the rise of children's literature in the mid-19th Century: adventure stories starring adolescents.

The classic example of a coming-of-age adventure novel written for children would be Treasure Island. The age of the protagonist, Jim Hawkins, is never explicitly stated, but is inferred to be 12 or 13 based on standards of the time.

Classically, much of the adventure and coming-of-age genres involve pre-adult characters being thrust into adult problems and situations. This gets complicated as the social idea of children was different to ours, and there was basically no concept of an intermediary phase such as we see teens, but the key point is that for any novel written, or taking place, prior to the early 20th century the age of adulthood would usually be 14 - 16.

Where I do think your distinction is important is with respect to Do-Over novels. While some authors do play with the concept of body shaping mind, most Do-Overs involve mature minds in teen bodies, so any personal growth they achieve should be considered a delayed acceptance of responsibility rather than a coming-of-age.

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Crumbly Writer

@Dicrostonyx

Classically, much of the adventure and coming-of-age genres involve pre-adult characters being thrust into adult problems and situations.

This gets at the heart of the issue, as writing about youngsters provides author's a unique view into the idealized mind of those not yet beaten down by reality. In science-fiction, or dystopian novels, this allows you to represent their shock and outrage. My "Catalyst" does indeed fall into this category. Yet, still, I wouldn't list it under this as a "Genre category", as that's not exclusively the focus of the story, it's merely one of many components.

That's also why I don't write many stories about people my age, as we're hard to shock, as we already know the world sucks! 'D

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Dominions Son

@Crumbly Writer

That's also why I don't write many stories about people my age, as we're hard to shock, as we already know the world sucks! 'D


That doesn't mean that you can't be shocked by discovering that the world sucks even more than you thought. :-)

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Crumbly Writer

@Dominions Son

My next story features an older man (much like the lead character in my "Great Death" series). In both those books, the shock at what their facing is quite obvious, but working with teenagers makes for a more dramatic scene.

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Not_a_ID

@Crumbly Writer

In both those books, the shock at what their facing is quite obvious, but working with teenagers makes for a more dramatic scene.


Would tend to agree, older characters tend to be more jaded toward everything. That tends to reduce the amount of potential drama that can be conveyed through the character him or herself without resorting to rather extreme situations that manage to overcome their comfort zones.

Teenagers on the other hand have virtually no comfort zone, and don't tend to be anywhere as jaded as their adult counterparts. Such as the ongoing parental lament about everything being a crisis for teens, while the teen is equally exasperated by the adults for "not getting it."

Which does two things, it makes teens and young adults natural focal points for the narrative as their lack of experience and perspective adds to the perceived drama, as well as possibly danger(inexperience, lack of resources the adult would likely seek out before undertaking ____). It also turns the adults who "don't understand" into natural foils for the characters to play against.

Comparable situation with the (adult) loner who travels into a new area, only being jaded is less of an issue here, as you instead get the option to place the supposed jaded individual into situations they've never even considered before, or right in the middle of something they were unaware of until stuck in the middle of it.

That isn't to say that Joe Average with his wife Jane Average and their 2.3 children(the matter of the 0.3rd of a child notwithstanding) can't be an interesting character, but if he's just living his average everyday life. Well, the only people who would be interested in the story are cultural anthropology types, or history majors decades from now. If Joe Average isn't having an average day however, that perspective thing hits again, and the children will generally provide "a more interesting" and perhaps easier point of view to write for than the parent would be.

Crumbly Writer

@richardshagrin

There are five Indian Erotica stories on SOL all by Ramprabhu. I recall a few other stories set in India on SOL, but they didn't turn up in my search.

they were probably written before the story tag was added. I suspect it was added after a request by Ramprabhu to help promote his stoires amongst the correct audience.

REP

@richardshagrin

I recall that episode of Star Trek and its Tribbles. It stuck in my mind for it reminded me of Robert Heinlein's story The Rolling Stones, although they called them Flat Cats in that story.

REP

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tppm

@REP

I recall that episode of Star Trek and its Tribbles. It stuck in my mind for it reminded me of Robert Heinlein's story The Rolling Stones, although they called them Flat Cats in that story.


David Gerald's "The Trouble with Tribbles", Heinlein's "The Rolling Stones", and Ellis Parker Butler's "Pigs is Pigs" are all the same story, with enough differences to not violate copyright.

Crumbly Writer

@tppm

David Gerald's "The Trouble with Tribbles", Heinlein's "The Rolling Stones", and Ellis Parker Butler's "Pigs is Pigs" are all the same story, with enough differences to not violate copyright.

And the point about Tribbles is because ... they all have small breasts?

Dicrostonyx

@tppm


David Gerald's "The Trouble with Tribbles", Heinlein's "The Rolling Stones", and Ellis Parker Butler's "Pigs is Pigs" are all the same story, with enough differences to not violate copyright.


I would say rather that they are very different stories, with one specific plot element in common.

"Pigs Is Pigs" is a comedic story about bureaucracy and stubbornness; the guinea pigs are an important part of the story since the upset is all about their classification.

"The Rolling Stones" is a boys' adventure with several internal episodes in which the boys try to implement a series of get-rich-quick schemes at their various ports of call, getting into trouble each time. The flat cats are the subject of one such scheme, and their breeding pattern leads to the trouble, but they are not integral to the overall plot.

"The Trouble with Tribbles" is an espionage drama in which the tribbles are basically a joke until the last minute, where they are used to effect a deus ex machina to reveal the spy.

My point being that while both Gerrold and Heinlein acknowledge possible influence by the earlier story in development of the idea, that's not the same thing as saying that the story is the same. By the same token, Disney's "Atlantis" and Jules Verne's "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea" both take inspiration from Plato's "Timaeus" and "Critias" (the origin of Atlantis), but neither shares anything in common with the original stories, which were political allegories.

The Slim Rhino

@richardshagrin

Browsing through the home page I found a story with a tag "small breasts". Why would anyone want or need a tag like that? Is someone going to decide to or not to read a story because a character has small breasts? How long has it been a tag, I haven't seen a story with it before.


Small breasts is a veritable fetish. Of course you can debate what small breasts are. I guess there is a portion of people with pedophile tendencies who fantasize over people like Amai Liu as "pre-teens", despite the fact they most definitely aren't.

But there is also a group to which I would subscribe, who are fans of A-Cup or low-range B-Cup breasts, because their relatively low weight means they tend to be very firm and less prone to sagging.

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DerAndy

@The Slim Rhino

I don't have any pedophile tendencies that I know of, yet I have a serious fetish for very small breasts. It's not that I don't like big breasts or sagging breasts, they can be very sexy. But show me a woman that's basically flat or has very small breasts, that's hot as hell. No idea why, but if you ask a foot fetishist why he gets off on feet he will probably have no clue either.

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The Slim Rhino

@DerAndy

That's the point. We are all different. You can't have a tag for every fetish, but preferences for different sizes and shapes of breasts is common among the males of the species - hence the tags.

Crumbly Writer

@The Slim Rhino

Small breasts is a veritable fetish. Of course you can debate what small breasts are. I guess there is a portion of people with pedophile tendencies who fantasize over people like Amai Liu as "pre-teens", despite the fact they most definitely aren't.

Again, I wouldn't classify it as a 'fetish', as it's not a kink, but I prefer smaller women. Part of it is cultural. My entire family are tall and thin, and subsequently small breasted. Thus I tend to be attracted to people with a similar physique.

There are websites which feature nothing but A sized topless beauties (or less, as some have no noticeable chest at all). I don't mind natural women with larger breasts. After all, they fluctuate almost daily--especially after pregnancy and with age--but small breasts also accompany being in shape and exercising regularly, so there's a certain genetic component to it.

Replies:   Dicrostonyx
Dicrostonyx

@Crumbly Writer

I wouldn't classify it as a 'fetish', as it's not a kink


Pretty much everyone misuses the word fetish, especially when referencing erotica and porn. Properly speaking, a fetish is an object or non-genital part of the body which causes sexual response or fixation.

Most medical definitions also specify that to be a fetish or philia the thing in question must either be required for sexual completion for an extended period of time, or must interfere with normal sexual expression.

In other words, it's not about doing something occasionally or having a preference for something, it's about an unwavering focus on the fetish, preventing other types of sexual activity, or in some cases interfering with day to day life.

Obviously that definition doesn't work for a site like SOL, but I thought some people might be interested.

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