May 05, 2009

Obsession. You're My Obsession.

"You have made your blog a very friendly place to visit. It's a sweet, smutty home away from home."

"You're a sweetie pixie, thank you, your blog is such a nice place to be!

"Hello there. In the spirit of obsessions and fantasies about secrets I am compelled to share my own.
I am addicted to your site.
There.
I said it."


You know I'm obsessed with reviews, right? I'm always asking for them, posting them. Linking. But I may not have said this: I care far more about the reader reviews than professional reviews. Because I'm not putting books together for professionals. I'm putting books together for readers. For real people. For you. Even more than reviews, I adore the behind-the-scenes emails I've gotten about my blog, like the ones above. When someone takes the time to stop and say, "What you're doing works for me..." that just means everything.

The politics of blogland get my goat—but I've been out of an office for so many years, that I'm rusty at office politics in general. What I'm trying to do—and this has been my mission forever in my snarky, sarcastic, nasty little way—is to focus on the positive. What do I like to do? I like to write about sex. What do I want to do? I want to make people feel okay about what they like. What am I obsessed with?

Oh, you nailed me. Buttons.

No, I mean, giving writers (both new and used) a forum to stretch themselves. All of my obsessions come together here. I'm an exhibitionist and a voyeur. I get to stand up in front of you all, and I get to see you naked. But today, I realized as I savored the emails above, that I might not say thanks often enough. Thanks, guys. You're honestly my obsession.

Now, who do you want me to be, to make you sleep with me?

XXX,
Alison

P.S. Seriously. That's the question of the day. Do you want me to be Joan Jett? Mickey Rourke? Who is your secret fantasy? And also, god, I remembered this song from the 80s. But I don't think I ever saw the video before. Damn.

28 comments:

Anonymous said...

Mike Rowe.

I have a delicious obsession about being a dirty job he has to clean up.

;)

Jessica

Alison Tyler said...

God, he is sexy, isn't he? Just his voice on Deadliest Catch, that low throb, is enough...

XXX,
AT

Anonymous said...

Morning AT,

Still trying to behave. Honest I am. I won't comment from work...well...in a way they can track me, at any rate. So...I'll comment this way ;)

I love your blog. I check it every day. My morning starts with logging into my gmail account. Why? Because I use Google Reader to follow all those fun, smutty, snarky blogs like yours, Sommer's, Erobintica's, Neve Black's, and all the other fun blogs I found through the BHT. I love opening that window and seeing all these little numbers in bold alongside the blog titles. Wanna glimpse?

There's this little folder called "Fun Stuff" and all in a column underneath are:
Alice
Craig J. Sorenson
Dakota Rebel
Erobintica
EllaRegina
Faster, Baby
The Green Light District
Heidi Champa
Helia Brookes Erotica
Isabel Kerr(1)Kristina Wright ::Blog
Marina St. Clare
Neve Black
Sex, Food, and Writing
Smut Girl
Stars Will Cry
Trollop with a Laptop(2)
I love seeing the bold ones...means I have all sorts of fun stuff to read. Sunday was awesome...I think there were ten, at least!

As for who you'd be...you're assuming I'd want you to be someone else! *wink*

Okay, okay. You're right. I haven't known you long enough for you to be my deep dark secret fantasy.

Julie Strain. Yup. I believe her autobiography was titled "Six foot one and worth the climb". OH yeah. That's the one. That's my dirty little secret.

Well, one of them.

My other...that's Kevin Smith. No...not the one from Clerks, the Kevin Smith who played Ares on Xena:Warrior Princess. I just want to lick him. Well...not JUST that. And yes, I have the series on DVD.

Hmm. Can you be two people?

***

From Jen.

Alison Tyler said...

I can be three people, if you want me to.

XXX,
AT

Erobintica said...

OMG- the hair, the hair! I remembered that song and the video. I remember watching it with my oldest daughter who was a toddler at the time when we visited gramma's (they had cable and MTV).

And duh, your blog is the bestess. It was one of your contests that got me out of lurkland and opened up a whole new world for me (honestly). I've become friends with people I might never have met otherwise.

As for the question of the day - hmmmmmmm, will have to think on that.

Elise said...

Anne Hatheway, she is sooooo yummy and then for some reason I love me some alt girls/pin-ups/goths, it hurts my soul to be so trendy

Alison Tyler said...

I love me some alt girl pin-up goths, too. How could you not? I mean, they are alt girl pin-up goths!

But what I love even more is that you love them + Anne Hathaway, who, as far as being an alt girl pin-up goth, is, um, not.

XXX,
AT

P.S. We're waiting, Erobintica.

Erobintica said...

All right - Sommer's gonna kill me -

or wanna share ;-)

Chuck Palahniuk



blushes

Erobintica said...

OMG - cue Twilight Zone theme music

just after I posted that I get the little email ding and there is a Borders email with this subject line

New Chuck Palahniuk, Plus More Deals

Alison Tyler said...

It's been nice knowing you, E. But I think you're right. Sommer is going to kill you dead.

XXX,
AT

ste said...

Well, what you're doing works for me, too! Thank you. And, I think 'Best Bondage Erotica' was the first book of erotica that I bought. So you've well and truly corrupted me - in the best possible way! I may get round to entering one of your contests one of these days, too!

You can be Emily Marilyn, Juliette Binoche, or any/all of the guys in that picture you posted with the gay sex stories yesterday. Was it yesterday? Anyway, those guys.

Alison Tyler said...

Corrupting perfectly normal people. Just one more service I offer.

And, damn. How'd you know? I've always wanted to be those guys!

XXX,
AT

ste said...

Yes, that bigger version is even better! I'll never ever get tired of looking at that picture. Would like to know who took it, though.

Smut Girl said...

I've met Mike and would like to sleep with him, too! lol. His voice melts my brain.

But i have to say. Don't tell. The deli guy at my grocery store. He is so not my type he makes my knees weak. There's just something about him and part of it is how *he* looks at *me*

Shhh...

xoxo
s
I won't kill Robin dead. I can share ;)~

Alison Tyler said...

I think you should mud wrestle for him. But that's just me.

Erobintica said...

somehow I think Chuck would get a kick out of Sommer and I mud wrestling period. (I'm short)

Smut Girl said...

oh hey, going back to your 'tell people' blog the other day. i would like to say how very very cool it was to come in here after a bizarrely crazy ass day and see people bandying my name about. that rocked my world. :D

and i forgot to say. i heart ste.

xoxo
s

Alison Tyler said...

Don't thank us, thank Georgia!

XXX,
AT

Kelly said...

Denis Leary... if not for his voice alone, then those blue eyes and the f*ck you attitude will do it.

Alison Tyler said...

In a heartbeat. He is so dreamy.

Erobintica said...

whew! so glad Sommer's not going to kill me dead

ste said...

cheers, Sommer! and I ❤ having discovered you and your blog (this, too, is down to Alison).

Aurora Hunter said...

My fantasy guy is someone smart who can cook, so either Alton Brown or Anthony Bourdain. I loved Kitchen Confidential, the tone is so perfectly Tony's that you feel like he's reading it to you.

And if Alton showed up in my town on his motorcycle from Feasting on Asphalt and said, "You want to come along for the ride?" I'd be so gone!

Alison Tyler said...

Oh, Anthony Bourdain. Yes. My secret fantasy is to interview him for The Rumpus. Well, I guess that's not so secret now. So if someone could arrange that, I'd be ever so.

Ta.

XXX,
AT

Erobintica said...

That would be an awesome interview - Anthony by Alison - a wild rumpus indeed!

Alison Tyler said...

Anthony by AlisonOr Alison does Anthony?

XXX,
AT

Angell said...

I'm with Elise. I really do worship Anne Hathaway. And those alt girl pin up goths are a LOT to be desired (I'm actually BFF's with a girl who SHOULD be one). But there are two women I would DEFINATELY become a permanent lesbian for

Eliza Dushku and Ali Larter.

Can you split yourself into three and be them plus you?

tygre said...

Hands down Meg Ryan. I know she's not exotic or stylized or goth but she has the most lovely expressive face and her hands.... ooh. So, yeah, please be Meg Ryan for me... just for one day.

I'd be Nicholas Cage for you ^_^