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Welcome

Hey there, traveler!

LiveJournal is a great service, but it offers zip in the way of visitor-tracking. Therefore, I have a favor to ask of you: please leave me a comment letting me know who you are, and how you ended up here. No more detail than you're comfortable with, of course. Thanks much.

Tue, Jul. 25th, 2006 05:09 pm (UTC)
apresminuit: dirty birds of a feather

popped in by way of mycrust.

welcome to my friend's list.

Tue, Jul. 25th, 2006 05:18 pm (UTC)
vinnie_tesla: Re: dirty birds of a feather

Thanks! You I probably would have managed to figure out. I'll see if I can keep up the supply of Vile Puns for you...

Wed, Jul. 26th, 2006 06:10 pm (UTC)
pimpgeektag

I chased a link here from writing_sex a. because you seem to have interesting things to say there, and b. because your icon looks painfully familiar and it's eating my brain. Not necessarily the character, but the art style.

Hm- things about me?
I have toes.
I write and draw, pretty much all the time. Or think about it all the time.
I hate the phone and have been accused of being a Luddite for my hatred of cell phones. To which I point to my graphic arts tablet, wireless optical mouse, cable internet connection, and many different im accounts. I just don't like people contacting me when I'm not in the mood for it. Which is the only time the phone rings.
I poke things in grocery stores and talk to the produce. Looking like I need "help" usually keeps the staff at my local safeway from asking 'If I need help with anything?'

Damn. That's probably entirely too much information. Oh well. You asked.

Wed, Jul. 26th, 2006 09:38 pm (UTC)
vinnie_tesla

The art is from the sex story paysite Ruthie's Club, and illustrated my story Rivals there. The artist goes by Lady Neko on Ruthie's, but probably uses another name for her non-smut work.

Hold onto your toes. Someday they will prove useful--just you wait and see.

Fri, Aug. 18th, 2006 12:36 pm (UTC)
spring_heel_jim

Hello. Stumbled on your journal via someone else raving about it - and it looks very interesting. So I've added you - hope you don't mind.

I'm Jim, 34, in England. And I'm a sick, depraved, menace to society. Or at least that's what my friends tell me.

Mon, Oct. 2nd, 2006 07:12 pm (UTC)
vinnie_tesla

Of course I don't mind. I'm always pleased to have more readers--particularly thoughtful and articulate ones like you. And depraved is a bonus too, of course.

Wed, Aug. 23rd, 2006 11:09 am (UTC)
still_just_me

I added you cuz of this wad of awesome. I believe it was metaquoted(?)

Thx for adding me back btw.

I'm Brian, 23, Wisconsinite going to college for a physics degree. Now you know, and knowing is half the battle.

Mon, Oct. 2nd, 2006 07:14 pm (UTC)
vinnie_tesla

I still have mixed feelings about the most popular thing in this journal being by another author. Ah,well. I'll just have to keep trying.

Fri, Aug. 25th, 2006 09:34 pm (UTC)
mycrust

Why are we not at the All-Star Sandwich Bar right now?

Mon, Aug. 28th, 2006 03:26 pm (UTC)
littlehans

I came here by way of mycrust. I'm a 35-year-old gay dude, an exile from the West Coast living in a large city in the Deep South.

Thu, Aug. 31st, 2006 04:31 pm (UTC)
riceagain: borders

Vinnie Tesla. hm. damn, my laundry will have to wait. Bless dear Anarqueso/JennyShmenny, our lady of all things cheese in SF. I am one of her childhood friends, another survivor of notorious Y-R-E-K-A in Northernmost California @ the Oregon line. Currently, I report from Connecticut, where I just read some fun stuff at storiesonline. In a seemingly un-related (albeit spooky) event, my creepy brother just called from California. I regret I have to take this call, I would much rather answer questions of yours, in detail, if you had any.

Mon, Oct. 2nd, 2006 07:17 pm (UTC)
vinnie_tesla: Re: borders

She appears to have good taste in friends. What'd you find at SOL?

Sat, Sep. 2nd, 2006 10:21 pm (UTC)
tlcbird

"who you are, and how you ended up here"

Oh, you know. Primordial Goo. Big Bang. String Theory. Dark Matter. The Force. FunkyHoopTape. Tom Waits. Playa del Fuego. Fisting. Smut.



Including but not limited to, and not necessarily in that order.

Mon, Oct. 2nd, 2006 07:22 pm (UTC)
vinnie_tesla

Suddenly I'm feeling the urge to write some Tom Waits Playa Del Fuego fisting smut. Hopefully, it will pass soon before I do something very, very foolish.

Mon, Sep. 11th, 2006 06:37 am (UTC)
celia_batau

hi! we're celia. just browsing around, jumping from person to person and then found you. :) hope this helps. :)

Mon, Oct. 2nd, 2006 07:22 pm (UTC)
vinnie_tesla

Celia! How you liking LJ?

Mon, Sep. 18th, 2006 10:08 pm (UTC)
drunlucky

Found you through various means, one of which being Bedroom Radio and the other being ASSTR. I love your work. All of it.

I am new on livejournal, can you suggest some good erotica writing community type places?

Mon, Oct. 2nd, 2006 07:37 pm (UTC)
vinnie_tesla

Ah, a lumpesse fan! So which find came first?

I have fun at writing_sex but its primary focus turns out to be slash fiction, so it's largely teen girls wanting logistical data on how male/male anal sex between elves works. *

erotillectuals has been disappointing enough that I've taken to calling it "erotilescents." Starting up a craft-of-writing-sex-fiction comm is something I've been considering attempting, but obviously I haven't been doing a whole lot of LJ stuff for the last little while. Should I take it you'd be interested if I did?

* Actually, the failure of these slash writers to realize that they have anuses that are pretty much the same as a guy's is strikingly reminiscent of a similar blind spot pertaining to nipples and male writers,

Tue, Oct. 3rd, 2006 12:18 am (UTC)
mycockcanwalk

MUAHAHAHA

Tue, Oct. 3rd, 2006 01:01 am (UTC)
vinnie_tesla

If it wasn't for the Hays Office...

Sat, Oct. 7th, 2006 05:31 pm (UTC)
polypharmic

Via najalaise, because your name interested me.

Thu, Oct. 19th, 2006 02:03 am (UTC)
nuncstans

anarqueso's reference to smutty writing

Thu, Oct. 26th, 2006 11:48 am (UTC)
alex_quine

Here via a link from Metafandom. Interested in the discussion around the porn/erotica distinction as a working commentary going alongside some reading on fanfiction - "Fanfiction and Fan Communities in the Age of the Internet."[a good collection of papers that are not too critical/theoretical to be readable] Enjoyed your piece. Thanks for posting.

Fri, Nov. 17th, 2006 10:47 pm (UTC)
vinnie_tesla

I'm realizing that I need to think and read a lot more about the fanfiction phenomenon. Can you tell me more about this book? Do you recommend any other starting places?

Writing about the porn/erotica distinction appears to be habit-forming. I keep writing 'just one more point' on the subject. Another such post is in my hopper now.

Thu, Oct. 26th, 2006 06:54 pm (UTC)
enthusemarc: how I got here?

through my referral logs - I'm the one other writer who quoted Rachel Pollack, years ago now, as you noted on October 13th.

Years before, I'd been sitting with a buddhist meditation group who customarily had one or other of the fellowship read some illuminating text or other to the group, after sitting. When I was given a turn, I read that passage. Actually, the slightely longer edit, roughly what I posted on enthusiasm.

I don't think most of them really got it.

Fri, Nov. 17th, 2006 10:50 pm (UTC)
vinnie_tesla: Re: how I got here?

Cool! I envy you having referrer logs, as this post shows.

Not every Buddhist meditation group is really concerned about the problem of conformity in sexual subcultures. Sad but true.

Thu, Oct. 26th, 2006 08:11 pm (UTC)
carenejeans

I masochistically followed the link from metafandom to faithfulreader's post about porn & erotica and so found your "No. No, no, no" comment, which looked promising. And it delivered! Then I poked around on your LJ and the words "must friend" formed in front of the screen.

I write slash, but I'm not a teenager, and I don't write about elves. Because, dude, elves are nasty Not that there's anything wrong with elves.

Tue, Nov. 7th, 2006 04:05 pm (UTC)
ceciliatan

Your name was raised in vain on Saturday night. You friended me. I friended you back, and here I am.

Sat, Nov. 18th, 2006 12:33 am (UTC)
vinnie_tesla

I don't think I was being thatvain.

Tue, Nov. 7th, 2006 04:14 pm (UTC)
ceciliatan

Oh yeah, so, two tips I have for you re: visitor tracking. If you want to know numbers, opt for a layout that lets you add a graphic, and insert in that graphic slot one of the free counters like those from www.amazingcounters.com. If you want to be able to track visitors a little more, sign up for a counter at Bravenet.com, which will let you click back on it and see the last 10 IP addresses of visitors, peak vistsing days/hours, and stuff like that. I haven't actually tried the Bravenet counter on my LJ the way I have the AmazingCounter, but I use bravenet for my WHy I Like Baseball page.

Sat, Nov. 18th, 2006 12:43 am (UTC)
vinnie_tesla



What I'd actually been hoping to accomplish with this post was to learn more about people arriving from outside LiveJournal. Nine out of ten of the Livejournalistas who've added me to their fiendslists, it's been pretty clear where they came from. When folks like Non Latex Condom Guy show up, though, I'm intently curious how that happened.

I have taken advantages of posts like PSA to run log analyzers on vinnietesla.com, but what I really miss is referrer tracking. which requires either having server logs for the actual HTML or a line or two of Javascript.
Getting here - (Anonymous) - Expand

Wed, Nov. 15th, 2006 04:04 pm (UTC)
(Anonymous): Reader checking in...

Vinnie,

I'm a fan of your Yacht Club story... just checking your site looking for something similar...

Respectfully,
wharpspeed

Sat, Nov. 18th, 2006 12:44 am (UTC)
vinnie_tesla: Re: Reader checking in...

Cool! I've actually been beetling away at fiction this week for the first time in a while, so a new YC episode this winter seems entirely possible.

Sat, Nov. 18th, 2006 04:23 am (UTC)
(Anonymous): who how

Doug Grant, age 63, Littleton NH, dgrant116@gmail.com

Via storiesonline.com

Sun, May. 4th, 2008 02:52 pm (UTC)
(Anonymous): about the 3 bedroom home for rent

Jeffrey a. Breen an I are interested in this home but have to wait for ahead to approve. Would like to see what the place looks like. My email address is bbreen13@yahoo.com or bbreen13@gmail.com ok.please get back to us are phone number is 603-631-0235 if you would like to call. Thank you

Sun, Nov. 26th, 2006 02:08 am (UTC)
laurenpburka

Cecilia Tan told me to check out your blog.

I've been friends with Cecilia for years. I'm trying to get my head in shape to write more without having to find a RL writers group.

I'm serving as a Circlet editorial assistant, and after reading several hundred thousand words of mostly bad porn, I have a lot of opinions to you might find interesting.

Also, a friend recently misheard my saying "bad gay elf porn" as "baguette elf porn," and I wish to spread this phrase into the noosphere.

Mon, Nov. 27th, 2006 11:42 pm (UTC)
vinnie_tesla

Reading the Circlet slush pile always induced a strangely ambivalent response in me--equal parts "Bring me a typewriter! I'll show these ninnies how it's done!" and "I never want to have anything to do with fiction again as long as I live."

Were you referring to porn about bad gay elves, or bad porn about gay elves?

Thu, Nov. 30th, 2006 12:15 am (UTC)
jana_jana: how I came here

Saw you leave a comment on Sagittaria's blog. Wondered why the 'tesla'. Came. Preparing to read.

Mon, Dec. 4th, 2006 01:17 am (UTC)
(Anonymous): Fellow traveller ...

Hi! I found this from the link at the end of your recent story in ASSM. Looks like I've got some reading ahead of me.

--Mat

Mon, Dec. 4th, 2006 03:20 am (UTC)
vinnie_tesla: Warning

Keep your eyes peeled, Mat. There's a review of Laura's Toes coming up, and I think it's gonna make you blush.

One request--can you put up a page about it somewhere on the public web? Lulu doesn't let you see it unless you open an account with them.

Wed, Dec. 6th, 2006 02:01 pm (UTC)
tomato_sutra

Howdy... just surfed in from Erotillectuals. I'm fairly new there, always glad to meet other writers.

Sat, Dec. 9th, 2006 05:37 am (UTC)
sexy_sassy

i got here via sexjournals.

i'm adding you. ;)

Thu, Dec. 14th, 2006 05:45 am (UTC)
vinnie_tesla

Yay! Enjoy.