About jaded_buddha


I make images for a living and stories for fun.

I like stories with at least a few crumbs of true experience in them, so most of mine are about half-true.

Constructive criticism, tips, ideas always welcome, and thank you in advance. Nonconstructive criticism should at least be funny and original.

I'm pretty happy to talk about most anything. I'd love to find similar souls to talk about sex or even co-create some interesting stories.

Relationship Status:
Open Relationship
Local Time:
18 Feb 2019 13:30
Hiking and biking in the great outdoors. Reading and writing in the also pretty great indoors. Photography, cooking, abandoned places, musty books, strong drinks, good grammar- especially double contractions I've never seen before.

Sex, of course, and pretty much anything to do with it. Slow burn erotica that turns me on ten minutes before I've realized it; skirts and shoes and everything between them.
Favorite Authors:
Coetzee, Nabakov, Le Guin, Mieville, Murakami, Fitzgerald, among others.
Favourite TV Shows:
witty + irreverent + animated = awesome
Favorite Music:
Dispatch, Hozier, Amanda Palmer, Nahko and Medicine for the People, San Fermin, The Strumbellas, Trevor Hall, X Ambassadors.


Date Joined:
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Topic: Today in Pictures (post a picture representing your mood)
Posted: 16 Dec 2018 12:16


Topic: Would I recognize you from your avatar?
Posted: 04 Dec 2018 16:05

I thought that was you spying from behind the door! <img src="/images/emoticons/laughing7.gif" alt="laughing6">

Well, that was always a safe bet!

Topic: Would I recognize you from your avatar?
Posted: 04 Dec 2018 12:45

Well, my right side anyway.

Topic: EP Award - Twilight - browncoffee - 28th October 2018
Posted: 29 Oct 2018 09:42

Well deserved! Superbly understated and subtle, yet heartbreakingly satisfying. Congratulations, Hannah, and thank you for the wonderful story!

Topic: Announcing the Winners of our "Back to School" Story Competition
Posted: 26 Oct 2018 12:54

Huge congrats to all the participants and especially the three winners! It looks like my reading queue just got a little longer. I'm looking forward to catching up! <img src="/images/emoticons/book1.gif" alt="book">

Topic: What are you listening to right now?
Posted: 16 Oct 2018 12:57


Topic: EP award - Spin - jaded_buddha - 20th September 2018
Posted: 21 Sep 2018 05:20

She’s killed for less.

Shush! No need to scare the man. Even if it's true... <img src="/images/emoticons/angel7.gif" alt="angel7">

So the rumors are true! <img src="/images/emoticons/eusa_shifty.gif" alt="Anxious"> *...glances over shoulder...*

Topic: EP award - Spin - jaded_buddha - 20th September 2018
Posted: 20 Sep 2018 12:07

Thank you everyone for the kind words, and thank you to the panel for the award! I'm pleased that the story has found an audience, and beyond pleased to have landed amongst such a great group of encouraging, supportive readers and fellow writers! Er, although, apparently Hannah wants me offed, now... how worried about that should I be? <img src="/images/emoticons/eusa_eh.gif" alt="Eh?">

Thanks again, everyone!


Topic: Physical and facial descriptions
Posted: 19 Sep 2018 07:04

You mean like to show how shallow they are? I'm intrigued.

Potentially, sure! But yeah, if a male narrator (for example) notices a woman’s nail polish color or the freckles on her collarbone before he notices her 36DDs, I think that reveals at least a little something about him.

But you’re right- if he notices her 36DDs before he notices the fact that she’s crying alone at a bus stop, that sure would reveal something else!

Topic: Physical and facial descriptions
Posted: 19 Sep 2018 06:19

Unless a physical characteristic is somehow essential to either the story or to a character’s motivation, I try to keep it minimal. To Sprite’s excellent third point, people will bring their own sense of who-they-want-to-see to the story. Eroticism happens between the ears, so let it!

You can also reveal a lot by describing action. Do they flit or do they stride? If a female character “skipped lightly across the rocks,” I know we’re not talking about some 6’4” Amazon lady. I tend to picture a spritely (heh,) tomboyish girl. If it was a male character, I’d picture a wiry, acrobatic guy.

And one upside to first person is that you can use physical descriptions of other characters to reveal more about your narrator.

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Editor's Pick Spin

“Alan? Are you here?” I closed the door behind me and dropped my keys into the singing bowl by the door. His car wasn’t in the driveway, but him not being home was odd enough that I couldn’t resist the impulse to call out again. “Alan?” Nothing. I kicked off my shoes and headed for his office. I knocked twice as I pushed the door open, only to find it dark and empty, the usually everglow PC...

Added 14 Sep 2018 | Category Cheating | Votes 45 | Avg Score 4.98 | Views 24,010 | 29 Comments

Editor's Pick The Space Between

The roar woke me up. I blinked, confused, dazed by the freight train tumult that raged on every side. When I finally realized what was happening, I grasped at my phone on the nightstand. No! It was supposed to turn! It was supposed to turn! But the angry-red, swirling radar image didn’t lie. The hurricane was right on top of me. I jumped out of bed and went to the window, but couldn’t...

Added 31 Jul 2018 | Category Cheating | Votes 44 | Avg Score 5 | Views 27,177 | 29 Comments

Recommended Read Perfect

The morning after it happened, I got up, went to class, went to the gym, had lunch, went to class again. It was a completely normal day. It wasn’t until I was halfway through my studio class later that afternoon that I heard the little voice in my head. ...what the hell did I do last night? I pushed the voice aside and focused on my painting. My edges were coming together, but I still...

Added 30 May 2018 | Category Masturbation | Votes 21 | Avg Score 5 | Views 11,003 | 16 Comments

Recommended Read Are We Still Talking About Art?

My wife works for a university with a large and well-known art program. She helps students find representation, learn how to advertise themselves, and tries to prepare them for the business side of the art world. She also helps organize the many shows, gallery openings and exhibitions for the college, which means that I am forever getting dragged to an endless series of the horrible things....

Added 17 May 2018 | Category Cheating | Votes 27 | Avg Score 5 | Views 7,862 | 18 Comments

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