I flatter myself by thinking you are asking this question. I am writing a book of and about porn.
IS IT ANY GOOD?
Not sure. I am trying my best. It's a lot of work, complicated by relentless self-doubt. The good news is I am drinking more.
Yes, guy who asks all the right questions.
WILL YOU THEN RETURN TO THE BLOG?
Yes. The blog is very good practice.
IN THE MEANTIME, DO YOU RECOMMEND ANY OF YOUR OLD POSTS?
No. Read at your own risk/tolerance, I distance myself from everything older than, say, the last four or five posts. Everything else is thinking out loud, work in progress. I could go back and try to revise the old posts, but there's no point. Life is change, have to keep moving forward.
IF YOU HAD TO PICK ONE OR TWO...?
The Second Story of Echo and Narcissus and The Boy Who Cried Wolf.
WHY A BOOK?
I didn't want to put a porn story on the blog, I felt there should be a buffer. Wait-- are you asking me why I didn't just shoot a sex tape? Huh.
SO YOU WROTE AN ACTUAL PORN STORY?
IS IT HETERONORMATIVE?
The book is in two parts. The first part is a straight up porn short story. There's penis and vagina and lots of cum/ming. I have deliberately not written the story "well", whatever that means, I am imitating the flow and style of that kind of story. I didn't try to make it sensual or unusual; while it is hard core pornography it is a fairly vanilla story-- boy vs. girl, no vampires, no one dies-- obvious in its language and plot and etc. My goal wasn't to elevate the genre but to photograph it. I did this so that you could assure yourself that there is nothing meaningful there, no symbolism-- just explicit porn. And then to business.
DO YOU TRY TO EXPLAIN THE PSYCHOLOGICAL MECHANISMS OF PORN?
No. It's not the deconstruction of a text, it is the interpretation of a dream. I make no attempt to explain what porn means in general, only what it means to you.
HOW CAN YOU KNOW WHAT IT MEANS TO ME?
The important thing is to say whatever comes to mind.