Dreams and books  

Paksennarrion 38F
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6/22/2006 8:59 pm

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6/22/2006 9:49 pm

Dreams and books

I was going to post my dream, but I forgot it. I firmly believe that if I could just remember my dreams long enough to write them down, I'd be a best-selling author. Mostly scifi/fantasy stuff. Dragons, elves, space battles. And these days, all kinds of books have sex in them. John Ringo, known for his military sci-fi, has started a series where the main character is an ex-SEAL with some dark passions. Boy, does he get specific! He couldn't have gotten away with writing stuff like that 10 years ago! Back then, a lot of good authors ended up listed as romance because things got a little too sexy. Not that I have anything against the romance section, but the key word is "romance"! Not Wham! Bam! Thank you, ma'am!. Of course, too much sex can be a problem. I can't read the Anita Blake series anymore. Seems like every other page is about sex, without much story to go with it. Interestingly enough, the Meredith Gentry books by the same author (I can't remember her name), have just as much sex, but there seems to be more of a point to it. Or maybe it's just that Anita blake started off with very little sex, while Gentry had tons right from the start. Whatever. And Jacqueline Carey has a series where the main character is a courtesan/masochist. I was suprised a public library would have those. Particularly since I read a Dear Abby (I think that's the one still going) column where someone objected because her friend married someone who spanks her! And a couple of months ago, Joyce Brothers called such things a perversion, and said those who enjoy it need help. Of course, my understanding is that they are of an older generation, but isn't it time to realize that just because you don't like something, that doesn't mean it's bad?

smiles4harry 38M

6/22/2006 9:40 pm

Yeah i agree with you for most part because we supposedly live in this age of sexualization of almost everything around us and well quite a few of 'romance' authors have begun adapting(not necessarily good thing) to what a sizeable chunk of audience wants.. That leaves ppl who really live in that Jane Austin days wanting for more... anyways.. I am sure it is good to dream and well you sure might just end up on the covers of your creation.. wish u luck

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