What are your thoughts on PMVs/faphero/HMV?

Overall I never really got into them before the handy, but now, I actually really enjoy them. People see them as “low effort” scripting but idk. What are your thoughts on these types of videos with/without usage with a stroker?

The effort that goes into them depends on the scripter. And effort does not necessarily mean lower quality; it depends on what the scripter’s goal is. I do prefer action-based over audio-based PMVs which require at least as much effort as a normal video (I would imagine). Some scripter’s can really bring out a lot of nuance with an audio-based script as well. It doesn’t always have to be a “0-100” to the beat.

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HMV/FH: I’m super picky with what I like to watch. Most are pixelated or I don’t care for most of the amination styles so I don’t even consider watching 95% of these.

PMV/CH: These are hit or miss for me. I don’t care for ones with super quickcuts or some of the extreme gooning hypno visuals (but there are some exceptions). I generally prefer music-based scripts for these or sometimes a hybrid of music and movement-based scripts. Action-based scripts are ok if the cuts are longer in duration. For CH videos I definitely prefer full beats over half beat ones because a 3-beat pattern is common and the half beat of these feels lacking.

I just enjoy making them and figuring out how to make it interesting for the user without it just being 0 or 100.

I totally agree with this for audio-based scripts. The same beat pettern can feel totally different when using different ranges.

i’m part of those people who think it’s low effort.
i don’t mind them, but i don’t watch them either.
the patterns extremely rarely match the actual action on screen, i’ve seen too many filling patterns, with not much real effort behind it.
a lot of patterns seem untested judging by their difficulty.

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I’ve tried the ones that do mix audio + action scripts and when those are timed right, they’re pretty good.

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Enjoy the HMVs for the visuals cause I’m not a fan of the stories in the hentais they are based on. PMV don’t like them at all, a lot of shots I’m not a fan of and they usually just end with a compilation of guys jerking themselves off for a couple of minutes

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prefer action scripts about 90% of the time

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I didn’t give them a lot of thought before, some of them were good some of them were bad, i do enjoy them more with funscripts, but overall i don’t really like fast overloaded ones, my brain can really process and enjoy porn (and specially art) at high speeds.

On the scripting part i do like the kind of hmv’s/ fap heroes that have good action based movements following the rythm or a good combo of rythm and action based movements.

Even though I have a lot of fun creating them, I rarely consume them myself which is due to so many potential turn offs for me. The biggest being music choice. I’m super picky with music - not much I really consider arousing or enriching compared to regular porn/hentai.
Though in rare cases where I give a pmv/hmv a try and it actually clicks with me on all levels it can be truly amazing - that is if the script is good as well (which is another hurdle).
Overall though I’d say it’s action+music sync>action>music for me.
Gamification and/or a narrative can really add to it as well.

I think the Paizuri Heaven series I saw on here actually does it pretty well. They seem to sync the movement really well to the beat and the challenges presented

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The quick-cut PMVs make trying to script action scripts into a nightmare. Just trying to make all the different action sequences match up is just something I have no talent for and most other ones I’ve tried from other users have felt disjointed, at least in my experience. I just feel like an action script needs to have relatively long cuts to be able to generate a good script.

I really good music-based script synced to the beat with long enough patterns so it feels coherent can really transcend the base PMV and enhance the experience. I feel like those kind of style PMV are a little out of vogue from when I joined the forum initially, instead moving to action scripts or very complicated, high action count music-scripts, but I obviously haven’t actually looked into it statistically. I try to make those kinds of scripts for PMVs I like to the extent that my ability will let me, but sometimes staring at a PMV scripting causes the end result to be like trying to tickle yourself. Just doesn’t always hit like you think after you burn yourself out on it.

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Somehow I’ve started to enjoy the music PMVs as much as the action ones, as I can just zone out and focus on the music, go do something else in the background even.

I would say the music+action ones are probably better as people said. Sometimes the range or lack of range can make it too hard to really enjoy - gotta tweak scripts a lot.

Perhaps not entirely in line with the original question, but, I thank exploring audio based scripts for teaching me the WILD difference that a different sleeve or onahole can make.

Some scripts are unusable (IMO) with one sleeve, but are absolute knockouts with another.