Needless to say it was not a popularly held view and
losers misguided fools rabid fans some readers strongly disagreed; one of whom – a certain Mum of four from Leeds, who has a great blog where I’ve been known to lurk – actually DARED on MY blog to not only mention his name, but to say she *hmph* loved him. HIM! How did I not know this about Jen?
I was – and still am – shocked, but it made me determined to make sure all commentators state their allegiances upfront. After all, I need to know whether I can take a person’s POV seriously or not… oh, okay, I’m only joking *kinda… not really*. It also seemed like much fun was to be had by seeing what other people thought about different things.
Jen: This all came about because I was commenting on Kris’ blog – a certain Mum of two (cats) from Perth, who has a great blog where she tells it like it is – when I happened to mention in all innocence (OK, maybe I did it on purpose) that I like the character of Jake ‘he’s misunderstood’ Riordan from the books by Josh Lanyon.
This little difference of opinion almost led to all-out war and my ultimate banishment from commenting on her blog any more. Fortunately, before we got to that stage, a truce was declared and we agreed to set out our allegiances in order to avoid any further escalation of hostilities.
Kris and I are now clear on where we stand, but what about other commentators on this blog? How do I know where you stand on our (now rather extensive) list of allegiances?
Jake Riordan = Kill him off! Kill him off!
Nate = Yay!
Derek Craven = I had to google him to find out who he was. LOL.
Roarke = Yummy!
Lilith (Kris: If we’re having a token female then she has to be totally kick-arse) = Yay!
Derek & Blue = Sweet, but Blue so needs to give Cameron the flick.
Jake ‘the jock’ Campbell & Brandon ‘the nerd’ Bartlett = *sigh* *sniff* Beautiful.
the guy from Outlander that everyone talks about (Jen: Jamie Fraser) = ??
Johnnie & Tyler or Luc & Reese or Brent & Hell or Darien & Chris = Brent & Hell
yaoi = Yay!
the skinny heroine = Depends; skinny and sick is not good.
reviews = As long as they’re constructive and not too bitchy.
BDSM = Not personally. Hee, hee. Better if the author has a good understanding the lifestyle.
the ‘manly’ man = Yes and no. Sometimes they can srsly piss me off.
chocolate = Hell yes!
m/f = Yep.
m/m = *rolls eyes* Actually no, I friggin hate the genre.
heroes with chest hair = Not too gorilla-like cos… yuck.
m/f/m ménage = Blech!
m/m/f menage = Boo!
m/m/m menage = HOT!
hubbys who don’t dance = Since I don’t have one….
characters who don’t eat or go to the toilet = They’re really zombies and you’re reading horror.
shifted sex = Ick.
chicks with dicks = Do hermaphrodites count? I forgot to ask Jen.
the twink = Very cute.
the giggling or pouting male = If they’re a twink, yes. Otherwise… grow some balls you wusses!
aliens with two penises = Weird, just weird.
ebooks or print = Both.
modern language in historical = Hate it. HATE. IT.
gay for you = Naughty.
gay because of mate/blood/chick bonds = Not a huge fan.
winning free ebooks = YIPPEE!!!!!!!!
ebook prices too high = YES! Grrrr.
jock huffing = *too busy laughing and remembering LB’s and CJ’s post*
m/m anonymous sex = Sluts.
m/f anonymous sex = Whores.
red or white (wine not menz) = Both; it’s alcohol – why discriminate??
love at first sight = As if.
oral sex in medieval historical romance = Avoid historical like the plague. Anyway, I thought they just had sieges and shit.
alpha heroes = Merow!
HEA means marriage (no matter what the genre) = Sometimes, but only as long as it’s a renewal of the vows because the first time round was either (a) arranged, (b) pregnancy or, (c) m/f/m or m/m/f and the chick could only formally marry one of them. (Please note this does not count if it’s m/m, unless, of course, it’s fantasy.)
You can find Jen’s allegiances here, but what about you?? We challenge you to state your own allegiances!
Comment here or post on your own blog and provide the link for us; we want to know.
Surrender is not an option!