Writing about Romance while Lacking Understanding

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Re: Writing about Romance while Lacking Understanding

#16 Post by OokamiKasumi » Sat Jul 07, 2012 10:37 am

AnthonyHJ wrote:
OokamiKasumi wrote:There IS a model for Romance. It was created and codified by authors specifically for writing romances.
-- The 12 Stages of Intimacy
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You're under 18?!
-- It's in the Hentai section, which is age-blocked.
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Re: Writing about Romance while Lacking Understanding

#17 Post by Explosions&NickCage » Sat Jul 07, 2012 1:05 pm

AnthonyHJ wrote:
OokamiKasumi wrote:There IS a model for Romance. It was created and codified by authors specifically for writing romances.
-- The 12 Stages of Intimacy
"You are not authorised to read this forum."

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Re: Writing about Romance while Lacking Understanding

#18 Post by OokamiKasumi » Sat Jul 07, 2012 1:11 pm

Good call!
-- That's pretty much what I have; the steps are the same. My post is just a little more...adult.
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Re: Writing about Romance while Lacking Understanding

#19 Post by AnthonyHJ » Sat Jul 07, 2012 4:26 pm

OokamiKasumi wrote:You're under 18?!
Nope, just never bothered getting flagged as Hentai-approved. Maybe I should get that sorted out...
That's... I suppose if I were writing something in a 'Fifty Shades of Grey' vein, that might be useful. Kind of understand why my attempts at sex scenes have always failed now though.
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Re: Writing about Romance while Lacking Understanding

#20 Post by OokamiKasumi » Sun Jul 08, 2012 12:52 am

AnthonyHJ wrote:... just never bothered getting flagged as Hentai-approved. Maybe I should get that sorted out...
Perhaps you should.
That's... I suppose if I were writing something in a 'Fifty Shades of Grey' vein, that might be useful. Kind of understand why my attempts at sex scenes have always failed now though.
My version of this is geared a bit more toward...adult interaction.
-- LOL! You know, I have a rather in-depth tutorial for writing sex scenes in the hentai section too. :)
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Re: Writing about Romance while Lacking Understanding

#21 Post by Glasskitten » Sat Jul 21, 2012 8:23 pm

An Internet article I saw a long time ago told me that romantic love uses the same brain chemicals as autistic perseveration. I don't know if it's fully or partly true, but it would explain why I can have the exact same emotions toward a person as toward a cryptid, an algorithm, or a mountain.
But since then I've experienced emotions toward a former classmate that don't exactly fit the former pattern: Not only is there a "halo effect" turning him into my personal Chuck Norris, but I also experience creepy, uncharacteristic impulses to have tactile interaction with him. Which is kind of pointless given that he's three states away. I think this may be a normal part of human romantic attachment, possibly.

This is also barely related, but I've heard that sexual interaction can increase the intensity of a romantic bond for a few months or years or something, but it varies by individual hormone levels. In any case I have not tested this.


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Re: Writing about Romance while Lacking Understanding

#22 Post by NeroTH » Sat Dec 15, 2012 1:10 pm

OokamiKasumi wrote:
AnthonyHJ wrote:... just never bothered getting flagged as Hentai-approved. Maybe I should get that sorted out...
Perhaps you should.

How would one go about doing that? I'm new to this forum, so any information at all would help.

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Re: Writing about Romance while Lacking Understanding

#23 Post by OokamiKasumi » Sat Dec 15, 2012 7:33 pm

NeroTH wrote:
AnthonyHJ wrote:... just never bothered getting flagged as Hentai-approved. Maybe I should get that sorted out...
How would one go about doing that? I'm new to this forum, so any information at all would help.
Have you tried sending a PM to one of the moderators as 'asking'? (That's what I did.)
-- Actually, I think there's a checkbox somewhere in the personal profile section.
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Re: Writing about Romance while Lacking Understanding

#24 Post by Greeny » Wed Dec 19, 2012 7:31 pm

I would like to point out that the theorem brought forth by OokamiKasumi is, I believe, the more accurate 'model' for 'romance'.

What AnthonyHJ has described, while not inaccurate, relates more to the concept of the transformation from "infatuation" to "love", a common occurence in relationships. However, neither infatuation nor love are required for the concept of "romance" as has been described, nor do they, when they occur, neccessarily have to occur together, or in that order. That possibilities are multiple, though admittedly less common.

In general, I seek to strive against attempts to classify these concepts though. I, and I daresay many others, disagree with attempts to turn romantic interaction into a science.
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