So, I’ve got an interesting comment on Literotica, interesting that is because I’m not entirely sure whether it’s a compliment or something else altogether. For those disinclined to follow the link, someone called ilresistance says:
“many of these stories are sick!”
Now, the word ‘sick’ has many meanings. It could be that ilresistance is saying that many of the stories in Literotica or just chapters of my novel The Schemes of the Unknown Unknown are perverted and vile, and metaphorically or maybe literally make him or her feel sick. After all ‘sick’ is the term used by the red-top newspapers in the UK to designate something which is obscene or beneath contempt.
It could be that the term is meant more literally, in the sense that the stories are somehow ailing or incontinent: that they may be in such ill-health that the kindest thing to do would be to put them out of their misery. If that’s so why would ilresistance pick on my story rather than one of the many rather more poorly written stories on Literotica.
However, I tend to think that ilresistance, whose name has a bit of a hip-hop feel to it, may well be using the more colloquial meaning of the word ‘sick’ which generally signifies that something is cool or really good. This is well illustrated in the classic tune “This is Sick” by Solid Groove.
However, whether good or bad, its good to get a comment on Literotica. And for those of you who are bothered, some of my fiction might be described as perverse or downright obscene, but not especially so Chapter 10 of The Schemes of the Unknown Unknown.