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Request for new Tag - Tentacles

Capt. Zapp

I request that a new tag of Tentacles be added for sex acts performed by tentacles, whether they are alien or earth creatures.

An example can be found in chapter 1 of Pervasive's 'Primeval Urges'

Replies:   sunkuwan
sunkuwan

@Capt. Zapp

are there more than just this one example?

Dominions Son

@sunkuwan

are there more than just this one example?


I don't know about SOL stories, but tentacle porn is a fairly big thing in Japanese Anime/Hentai.

Replies:   sunkuwan
sunkuwan

@Dominions Son

I know, but is it a big thing (or rather a big enough thing), on SOL to make a new tag?

Replies:   Capt. Zapp
Capt. Zapp

@sunkuwan

are there more than just this one example?


I have not run across any other stories containing Tentacles. If there are others, the tags I avoid probably keep me from finding them.

If anyone has encountered stories that include tentacle sex, please list them here.

Replies:   awnlee jawking
awnlee jawking

@Capt. Zapp

There are a few around (probably anything by Many-Eyed Hydra, for example).

Three stories I enjoyed:
The Five Forms of Kimber by Perv Otaku
Boarding School Encounter by mypenname3000
Interview With the Tentacle Demon by Perv Otaku

AJ

Replies:   Dominions Son
Dominions Son

@awnlee jawking

I did a search of story text on the advanced search page for "tentacles. Over 400 results.

On just the first page of results, The Battered Lamp by mypenname3000 and Labyrinth by Droid447 look like they might have tentacle sex scenes based on the excerpts in the search results.

Crumbly Writer

My newest, just published story (not yet posted on SOL) contains a variation of 'tentacle sex' (the tentacles are fingers and not arms), but like many of the race based tags, I'd never tag it, as it's not an example of a specific squick nor something someone searching for it would be interested in. Even if there's a tag for it, it doesn't mean you have to use it.

However, given how few Japanese anime fans we have on SOL, I wouldn't give the tag a high priority.

Replies:   Capt. Zapp
Capt. Zapp
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@Crumbly Writer


...as it's not an example of a specific squick...


Maybe not to you, but it may be a major one to others.


Even if there's a tag for it, it doesn't mean you have to use it.


Well, there is a tag for M/M (in all combinations). Does that mean we don't have to use it either?

And since you seem to know, just how many Japanese Anime fans are there on SOL?

JohnBobMead

@Capt. Zapp

just how many Japanese Anime fans are there on SOL?


Me! Me! [although, I'm not into tentacles...]

Capt. Zapp

@JohnBobMead

Me! Me! [although, I'm not into tentacles...]


I didn't think I was the only one.

Ernest Bywater

@JohnBobMead

Me! Me! [although, I'm not into tentacles...]


Neither am I into tentacles, but I suspect I would find tentacles a bit confining if not crushing.

Crumbly Writer

@Capt. Zapp

And since you seem to know, just how many Japanese Anime fans are there on SOL?

My comment was more about the average age of readers on SOL, rather than their particular interests. I'm guessing, for the over 60 crowd, you have substantially fewer anime fans than you do for the under 30 crowd.

That said, I watched a fair amount of anime in my time, though it was hardly one of my mainstays. For a time, Japanese cartoons featured a level of realism that the American comics were lacking.

Replies:   Capt. Zapp
Centaur

@Capt. Zapp

I think i would rather watch anime more then cartoons, unless it's scooby doo.

Capt. Zapp

@Crumbly Writer

My comment was more about the average age of readers on SOL, ...


What is the average age of readers on SOL?

I am not quite 60, but am a big fan of anime as well as eroanime. I have over 500 shows and movies in my small but growing collection. None of them contain Tentacle sex.

The main reason I asked for the tag is as a squick warning tag more than a fetish.

Replies:   Crumbly Writer
Capt. Zapp

@sunkuwan

... it a big thing (or rather a big enough thing)...


The main reason I asked for the tag is as a squick warning tag more than to fit a fetish.

Replies:   REP
REP

@Capt. Zapp

We could list thousands or possibly hundreds of thousands of squicks such as 'tentacle sex', and circumstances such as 'did not use spell check' that might warrant a code. The number of codes would become unmanageable if we added all codes that could be applied to stories posted on SOL. Authors would be placed in a situation where they might have a hundred or more codes relating to their story.

My personal opinion is, if the squick is not a frequent topic in SOL stories or if a circumstance does not create a significant problem for the readers, we do not need the code.

Replies:   Capt. Zapp
Capt. Zapp

@REP

Fine, I withdraw my request.

Crumbly Writer

@Capt. Zapp

What is the average age of readers on SOL?

Lazeez doesn't keep that sort of record, an wouldn't release the results even if he did, but I've long noted that my readers on SOL are typically much older. I continually have readers in their late nineties urging me to finish series faster so they can finish the stories before they die.

I'm sure that FS readers are younger, though I'm unsure where Sci-Fi readers sit. But I suspect most baby-boomers missed the whole anime movement (I was on the tail end of the boomers, so my enjoying them doesn't speak for the older boomers, since I was also into tech while my older peers never managed to embrace it the same way).

The main reason I asked for the tag is as a squick warning tag more than a fetish.

That's a fair objection, though I hadn't considered it a frequent enough item for most readers to have developed a particular squick to (other than avoiding particular readers, just like you avoid those who write about watersports and infantilism (to coin an entirely new term)).

Crumbly Writer

@Capt. Zapp

Fine, I withdraw my request.

No need to withdraw it, but until it becomes more of a widespread problem for more readers, there probably isn't a big demand to label it yet. Give it time, I'm sure many more will sicken of it in time. 'D

Ernest Bywater

@Capt. Zapp

Fine, I withdraw my request.


I'd leave the request there. Some time back I requested the addition of a code and have since found not only authors using it, but readers making comments on how it makes it easier for them to find those sorts of stories. There's a lot of codes that don't have much usage by the readership, so one more isn't going to be a big issue, but it may get more usage to find a story than as a squick warner.

REP

@Capt. Zapp

It was not my intent to have you withdraw your request. I expressed my opinion for whatever it is worth. My opinion is general not specific to any one code request. If you think 'tentacle sex' warrants a code then go for it.

Replies:   Capt. Zapp
Capt. Zapp

@REP

I expressed my opinion for whatever it is worth.


Well, from all the other opinions on this thread, it looks like I am the only one who thinks it needs a tag. That's fine. The only reason I asked was because I came across a story with it and I couldn't even finish more than the first two chapters. I started the story because the tags that were used drew my interest. Of course, there were several other tags missing just for those two chapters (well, prologue and one chapter) which didn't help matters.

Merlyn

non-anthro somewhat covers this tag, but I don't think many authors use it. Maybe because it is under Paranormal, and they don't look there as they don't feel they are writing a Paranormal story?

Replies:   Crumbly Writer
Crumbly Writer

@Merlyn

non-anthro somewhat covers this tag, but I don't think many authors use it. Maybe because it is under Paranormal, and they don't look there as they don't feel they are writing a Paranormal story?

Non-anthro seems a much bigger umbrella than simply ruggedly handsome vampires and werewolves. It seems more natural to locate it alongside the 'sci-fi' tag. But then, maybe it really belongs with the other 'race' tags, since those are really race and species tags, more than anything else.

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