August 13, 2006

Porn Scribes

There’s two kinds of people who write about porn: 1) Those who make porn and, in their spare time, write about it and 2) those who don’t. (Make porn, that is.)

The porn scribe minority, i.e., the two or three long-time porn scribes who regularly make porn, usually have less to say than the majority. (The majority being those porn scribes who don’t make porn, leastwise, they don’t make porn regularly.)

I think there’s a simple reason why people–people like me–often have less to say. It probably has something to do with a ho-hum attitude towards a lot of the stories that appear on the non-porn-making, porn scribe sites. I guess when you’ve done this porn thing thousands of times a lot of the stories that you read about it, e.g., stories about crazy, whacky shit happening on a set or the crazy antics of porn stars, elicit responses (at least from me) that are kind of in the apathetic, “Yeah, so?” category.

Is there any hidden meaning to these observations I’m making? Probably not. No. No hidden meaning here. Does this mean you should only be reading what guys like me have to say about porn because guys like me have more insight into this shit than guys unlike me? Again, no. That’s not what I’m saying at all. In fact, I’m really not sure what I’m saying. I’m just saying, ya know?

This stuff I’m writing right now only occured to me because A) I’m bored and B) as I was checking out The Floating World a few minutes ago I realized how many people are writing about this porn thing. Man! A lot of people write about it! I remember when it was pretty-much just Luke Ford and, uhh… AVN. (Although unlike the chicken and the egg, we all know who came first: AVN.)

But it’s almost like AVN and Ford spawned a little porn-scribe cottage industry! Does this mean they mated somewhere along the way? I don’t think I want to think about that. The thought of Paul Fishbein and Luke Ford procreating a whole bunch of Little Lukes and Little Pauls is not pleasant; especially as its near my dinner time. Anyway, regardless of how they came to be, along came these semi-begotten children of AVN and Lukey. (Although some of them aren’t writing anymore–Quasarman comes to mind.) And somewhere later along the way there was a deluge of people who arrived and began writing about this crap.

I’ve been doing this porn-blogging thing for, I think, over four years. I don’t keep real good track of this kind of stuff so I can’t say exactly how long I’ve been doing it. But I think it’s four or five years. And there’s others who’ve been doing it for a number of years as well but, again, I don’t keep track and I can’t say who they are and how long they’ve been in the porn scribe game.

Oh well. I guess there’s never a dull moment in Pornville which probably accounts for so many having so much to say so often and for so long. Again, don’t look for meaning in any of this, I’m just making observations here. Have a great week.

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