I’m feeling antici…pation


The always awesome Miriam Goldstein interviews the person who is compiling the tentacle erotica anthology. I’m getting excited. The pharynguloid horde will be making some contributions, I hope — I’ve even had a few ideas, and my appendages have made a few tentative, fluttering strokes at the keyboard — but I’m more interested in what others have to say.

I notice that Miriam didn’t mention if she’d be submitting anything…

Actually, isn’t the whole gang at Deep Sea News morally obligated to contribute to the anthology? Even their name is suggestive, if you read it right!

Comments

  1. peterh says

    Did you intend the thread’s title to sound reminiscent of Dr. Frank N. Furter?

  2. miriamgoldstein says

    Thanks so much for the shout-out and the kind words, PZ! Personally, I’d like to see some non-tentacular appendages make their way into the anthology – doesn’t anyone dream of being gently caressed by a lophophore? Um, theoretically. Yes. Theoretically.

  3. marcus says

    @2 NO,That would be “anticipa-a-tion”.
    No he’s channeling the transpecial version Frank N Furter, as Zeno beat me to pointing out.

  4. Synfandel says

    The pharynguloid horde will be making some contributions, I hope…

    Stephen Colbert has a nation. PZ has a “horde”? Well, I suppose we do appear out of nowhere, gallop down at flaky online polls, and slaughter them without mercy. Personally, however, I’ve given up piking babies.

  5. nobilisreed says

    @PZ and @Miriam:

    Of course! The Deep Sea News mascot is a squid! A squid with an eye patch! You can’t get much more romantic than that. Well… except for the spiky suckers. Maybe a nautilus would be more romantic than a squid.

    If it had an eye patch.

    @a3kron:

    A certain amount of religious right-wing anger can be good for publicity. As long as it doesn’t get too fevered, we’d be in good shape.

    No sign of it yet, though. Just one email from someone very concerned with my mental health.

    @Miriam:

    Lophophores would definitely be welcome. Honestly, I could see stories with creatures in annelid or bryozoan body shapes, as well as cephalopods. I’m not adhering to a strictly scientific definition of “tentacle” much as it may frustrate certain folks of literal bent.

    After all, while I love science, I’m an artist at heart.

  6. says

    I wish I was even a halfway decent fiction writer so I could submit something but I’m not. I’ll have to settle for getting my hands on a copy when it’s published.

  7. Chris Booth says

    A lass by the sea whispered, “Somethin’ is lackin’!
    This longing I feel is so very nerve-wrackin’.
    This might seem too weird,
    But by dear P Z’s beard,
    My appetite’s wetted for tenticular kraken!”

  8. Chris Booth says

    Doh! I forgot that the multiple spaces don’t appear. Please ignore above, and consider the indents:

    A lass by the sea whispered, “Somethin’ is lackin’!
    This longing I feel is so very nerve-wrackin’.
         This might seem too weird,
         But by dear P Z’s beard,
    My appetite’s wetted for tenticular kraken!”

  9. Chris Booth says

    A lascivious gal from Pawtucket
    Set out on the Sound in a bucket.
         She said, “It’s a bid
         To meet a Prince squid–
    And ride him from here to old Phuket.