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Fin-spiration for The Mermaid

I’ve been working on an erotic story.

I was tasked by a follower on Google+ to write a mermaid story (shoutout to +Richard Bacula).

I have literally had it in the works for over a month now because I keep coming up against walls left and right. I have never read anything with mermaids in it and the only other mermaid I’ve ever known was Ariel from The Little Mermaid. That’s it! So, I’ve been seeking out lots of inspiration for this one.

First was the issue: how exactly do mermaids have sex?

I think I’ve figured this one out. I think I’ve decided how I want it to be done and what I’m hoping to accomplish with the mermaid sex scene(s).

Now, my issue is: how exactly to describe a mermaid tail/fins and the various anatomy of those parts. Plus, how exactly do you describe the color of mermaid scales?!?

So, I went on a Google hunt for some inspiration, which led me to Pinterest and I thought this could be pretty to share. Enjoy some fin-spiration!

If it was specked with more green, this is almost exactly the tail I have in mind:

However, this mermaid tail is pretty awesome too – maybe for a different mermaid character 😉

“A very useful chart for mer-doctors”:


Speaking of information that could be useful for a mer-doctor… The Wikipedia version of the course taught in Mer-Medical School reads something like this:

  • First stories of mermaids had the goddess Atargatis transform herself into a mermaid because she accidentally killed her human lover
  • Mermaids are sometimes associated with perilous events such as floods, storms, shipwrecks and drownings.
  • The word “mermaid” is a compound of the words mere (sea) and maid (girl or young woman)
  • Often equated with the Sirens from Greek mythology who, “would lure soon-to-be-shipwrecked sailors to nearby rocks, sandbars or shoals
  • Sirenomelia, also called “mermaid syndrome”, is a rare congenital disorder in which a child is born with his or her legs fused together and small genitalia.” Also, as of July 2003, there are only 4 known survivors.
  • Mermen are described as wilder and uglier than mermaids and have very little interest in humans
  • Disney’s The Little Mermaid (1989), is based on Hans Christian Anderson’s fairytale, The Little Mermaid (1837)
  • Chinese literature, 15th century, tells of a mermaid who “wept tears which became pearls
  • Since 1947, Weeki Wachi Springs has professional female divers who perform as mermaids at “The Only City of Live Mermaids

The posts for true lovers of mermaids were very inspiring:

Some great vintage mermaid art. This one made me laugh:

Surprisingly, didn’t find more of mermaids with people on land. However, this one immediately touched me:

And finally, Father Tuck’s “Alphabet” Series, 1902:

Also, I discovered the word to describe the color of a mermaid’s tail:

Irridescent

showing luminous colors that seem to change when seen from different angles
Synonyms of Interest: Luminous, Lustrous, Opalescent, Prismatic

Tonight, I’m working on writing about the first appearance of the mermaid. Then, I’m going to finally tackle the first sex scene which I imagine will take me a bit to write as I attempt to navigate mer-natomy. After that, we’ll see what happens.

In the meantime, check out my Fin-spiration Pinterest Board – it’s pretty awesome, if I do say so myself 😉

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Too Awesome Not to Share – A Limerick from 1719

Huge shoutout to @WhoresOfYore for sharing this gem – as well as so many others that I’ve retweeted. It’s always such a delight to see these posts in my timeline and I encourage you to follow for all sorts of interesting info.

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Finally Uploaded a YouTube Video!!!

It’s been forever and a day (about 3 years) since I last uploaded a YouTube video.

After two days of playing, I decided to try to learn a couple Alanis Morissette songs. This was my first go at both of them (although I’m sure that I used to know these…) and there were a lot of mistakes, but I had fun doing them, so wanted to share!

I’m working on recording lots of different things right now and it is not being my friend, to be quite honest. I’m being too critical of myself to get anywhere with it. So I said, “Screw it” and stopped caring about the mistakes!

The next one I’m hoping to get done is Christina Perri’s “Jar of Hearts“, because I’ve had a friend requesting it for years!!

If you’d ever like to hear me do a cover of your favorite song, just let me know about it and I’ll see if it’s possible. You can leave your requests on my YouTube channel, as a comment on any of my posts or you can even connect with me on your favorite social network to let me know that you’ve got a suggestion!

Thanks for listening and I hope you enjoy 😉

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A Collection of #Footography

I don’t remember how we got into taking pictures of my feet.

I remember loving it the moment we were doing it. I’m often asked if I have a foot fetish and the honest answer is no, not even slightly. I do not enjoy any aspects of a foot fetish, except for taking pictures of my feet and having them (the pictures, not the actual feet) admired by other people.

Over the years, we’ve taken many foot photos. From dedicated footography sessions to random snaps on walks, from painted toe nails to bare nails, with and without shoes – most notably my flip flops, which I try to wear as much of the year as possible. The best place to view my footography is on my FetLife profile, but for those of you who aren’t there, enjoy this small selection of some of my favorite footography.

My Collection of #Footography

There’s photos on here from almost 6 years ago and some of them are as recent as a few weeks ago. If you’d like to see new footography as I take it, be sure to follow me on FetLife or check out my Google+ #Footography Collection.

Favorite #Footography from Tumblr

Enjoy some of my favorite footography from Tumblr and be sure to follow Valerie Rayne Tumbles for tons more!

http://valerieraynetumbles.tumblr.com/post/128547430981/animexenie-non-esistono-distanze-troppo-grandi

http://valerieraynetumbles.tumblr.com/post/128165817796/flensburgpaar-september-02-2015

http://valerieraynetumbles.tumblr.com/post/127549427726/flensburgpaar-august-25-2015

http://valerieraynetumbles.tumblr.com/post/127934502886/flensburgpaar-august-30-2015

http://valerieraynetumbles.tumblr.com/post/125306425656

http://valerieraynetumbles.tumblr.com/post/119839055396

http://valerieraynetumbles.tumblr.com/post/129475321936/flensburgpaar-september-20-2015

http://valerieraynetumbles.tumblr.com/post/129475887911/flensburgpaar-september-20-2015

http://valerieraynetumbles.tumblr.com/post/122654006326/pin-up-art-stuff-robert-alvarado

http://valerieraynetumbles.tumblr.com/post/129475109741

So, there you have it, a beautiful collection of #Footography. If you liked it, be sure to push the “Like” button below and use the “Share This” section to share on your favorite social networks. And if you’d like, I’d love to discuss footography in the “Rant With Me” section below!