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Neither Darkover Nor Manga

  • Fool Moon (Dresden Files 1), Jim Butcher

    I heard somewhere that Jim Butcher and the Ah! My Goddess guy can combine to form a bigger misogynist.

  • Dawn (Xenogenesis 1), Octavia Butler

    Octavia Butler punches you repeatedly in the stomach.

  • Adulthood Rites and Imago (Xenogenesis 2, 3), Octavia Butler

    Octavia Butler punches you in the stomach more lightly, provides gender-bendy but oddly heteronormative tentacle sex utopia, repeats.


  • The Spell Sword, Marion Zimmer Bradley

    Guy from earth lands on the planet of the red-haired sorceresses and goes native (he doesn’t turn into a red-haired sorceress, ’cause that would be, like, weird). Disney could make the movie of this without changing it too much.

  • The Forbidden Tower, Marion Zimmer Bradley

    Guy from earth’s adjustment to his new psychic family life is hampered by his wife’s psychic powers accidentally zapping his testicles and his attraction to his sister- and brother-in-law. Maybe orgies will solve these problems?

  • Heritage of Hastur, Marion Zimmer Bradley

    Being gay is wrong and bad, but Regis Hastur thinks he might be gay! Betraying the Comyn is wrong and bad, but Lew Alton thinks he might betray the Comyn! OH NOES

    (I would argue that “OH NOES” does not constitute a sentence.)

  • Stormqueen!, Marion Zimmer Bradley

    People have terrifying uncontrollable psychic powers that may destroy them and EVERYONE THEY LOVE, and pregnancy is TERRIFYING, and everyone’s family is trying to KILL THEM, and so is the WEATHER.


  • Yotsuba&!, volumes 1-3, Kiyohiko Azuma

    cannot form sentence dying of cute

  • Crimson Spell, volume 1, Ayano Yamane

    Ridiculous high fantasy comedy/porn. Why is it that transforming into your demon form always seems to involve stripes these days?

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Date: 2010-01-15 11:56 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] meganbmoore
In Butcher's defense, he eventually decides that it is a valuable storytelling tool to have women repeatedly tell Dresden he is an idiot and literally and figuratively kick him in the head while being smarter than him.

Date: 2010-01-16 02:50 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] vito-excalibur.livejournal.com
Octavia Butler punches you repeatedly in the stomach.

EXACTLY why I didn't read any more of that. Ms. Butler, while I think you are teh awesome, I still don't want you punching me in the stomach, and I don't have to let you, and - I'm prepared to believe this is a flaw in the novel format - you can't make me. Hell no am I reading any more.

Date: 2010-01-16 03:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] darkelf105.livejournal.com
Ahahahahahaahaha, Crimson Spell! I love this for its sheer weirdness and smuttiness.

Yotsuba!!!!!!! This manga turned me borderline diabetic for a week. Seriously. Did some blood tests because I was dizzy and not feeling well and the doctor was like you have borderline diabetes. Went in a week later and everything was okay. Only thing I could think of was that I had been reading Yotsuba and once I wasn't reading it, everything was A-okay.

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