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2004-07-15 04:22:27.727721+00 by Dan Lyke 1 comments

One of the discussions which came up last night and again today was the notion of breaking genres; how sometimes we see obvious flaws in genre media say "we'd like that so much more if...", but in fixing it forget that the reason that "flaw" was there in the first place is that it's essential to the primary market.

Romance novels, computer games, action movies... the list goes on and on, and includes porn. Over on the SHS mailing list, Shawn and Ron inform us that Millerswork[Wiki] is shutting down the website tomorrow and ceasing business at the end of this month.

When I read Pornblography or Fleshbot I'm often struck with that "I like the commentary, but who likes this sort of porn?" feeling. Obviously it's people willing to pay for their porn. While I'd surmise that the Millerswork[Wiki] videos were probably pretty hot, frankly I think I'd probably end up re-watching Before Sunrise[Wiki] before I'd slap on a porn video.

Yet another reminder that genres evolve because there's a market for 'em.

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#Comment Re: made: 2004-07-15 14:06:09.674327+00 by: Shawn

Millerswork update: Apparently, the site is staying up until the first of next month, with all company business terminating August 15th - barring, as Ron says, some large infusion of cash.

[Disclosure: I haven't been officially associated with Millerswork for several years now, but I try to keep up to date with how they're doing.]