Is there some kind of trend for having deaf characters in romance novels?
I've come across three in relatively new novels in the last several months, and they all have been varying levels of poor depictions, with no evidence of research, knowledge of the Deaf culture, understanding of what life is like for D/deaf people, or even some common bloody sense about the best ways for deaf people to navigate the world.
Absolutely hilarious scene in an M/M kinky book last night. Laughed until I couldn't breath.
My favourite authors are always the ones that make me laugh. Unfortunately, that scene was the only really funny bit from this author thus far. But I'll definitely be checking out a bit more of her stuff.
And by a landslide, the March selection for the #SFFBookclub is The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet, by Becky Chambers.
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A quick evening plea for the #kickstarter for my librarians-and-necromancy fantasy novel, BOOKS & BONE.
Only 2 days left in the campaign and less than £50 from hitting £1000. Your support would be gratefully received if you have a few pounds to spare and would like to make a writer very happy.
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SFFBookClub March Poll Show more
A little late (blame the Romans), but time for voting on the Fediverse #SFFBookclub March selection.
I didn't solicit new nominations this month because we've got some returning favorites that have never quite made the top of the list.
Voting goes through the 26th.
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Okay, I admit to not being any kind of expert in power tools. And I'm not actually clear on how much protection, if any, a shirt would offer.
But it just sounds wrong to have your character wearing tough jeans, thick work gloves, and shirtless. Like, are you sure that's a good idea when the sawdust is flying?
Dawn, whole book, personal squick, kink discussion Show more
But I know that Butler intended this book to real life slavery, colonialism, conquest, etc. It's not intended as a titillating fantasy for those of us with some not-for-polite-company turn ons.
And it REALLY disturbs me that on some level I reacted to it like one of those titillating fantasies...
Dawn, whole book, personal squick, kink discussion Show more
I had disturbingly mixed feelings about several of the coersive parts of the story and late last night I realized why: because, especially with the romance-ish angle, it has many of the tropes and plot points of Stolkholme-inspired non-consent BDSM erotica.
Non-con is one of my problematic faves. It disturbs me that I like stories with it so much, but I've developed some acceptance of it over the past several years.
Dawn, whole book Show more
Falling asleep last night, I couldn't stop thinking about this pattern through out the book where Lilith told them 'this bad thing will happen' and they go 'we know what we are doing'. And then bad thing happens.
And at the very end, N is like 'well, this was the first try, we learned a lot and we'll do better next time.'
Dawn, Chapters 1-4 Show more
I don't know if this would be creeping me out as much if I didn't already know a bit about the series.
Jdahya has had a reasonable explanation for everything, and it's possible if I'd be at 'okay, some of that was fucked up but, well, aliens, and it sounds like they were doing their best.'
I don't think so though, there's enough little things, even in the general lulling 'see, everythings okay now' bits of chap 4 to keep me 'looking over my shoulder'
New book for young adults describes life of iconic Alaska civil rights leader Elizabeth Peratrovich https://www.adn.com/arts/books/2019/02/02/new-book-for-young-adults-describes-life-of-iconic-alaska-civil-rights-leader-elizabeth-peratrovich
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There was once a woman who tried to cool herself to absolute zero Show more
She's 0K now.
The cottage was well kept and the garden surrounding it was immaculate.
Smoke bellowed steadily from the chimney. Where there was smoke there was fire. Warmth.
I hesitated since the structure was located in the middle of nowhere with no paths leading to or from it; I had only stumbled upon it after several hours of trying to find civilization again.
The wind howled, and I could feel the cold in my teeth.
It'd be worth the risk, honestly.
Spoiler-name of comic I've been talking about Show more
Anyone wants an awesome post-apoc webcomic with a sideline of dystopian technocracy, and don't mind/enjoy hero's descent stories and/or villain protags, check What it Takes by KEZ.
You'll also find two of my 3 pieces of fanfic ever buried in the archives. 😔
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