… have you ever read a book and had the most weirdest of things strike you about it??
I finished this the other day (great fantasy series btw) and one of my first thoughts was the earth shattering “You know, I don’t think the main character ate during that entire book”.
Granted I’m a High Priestess of Complete and Utter Randomness, but this seemed a little odd even for me.
Has this happened to anyone else??
LMAO! Ok, that was funny. I don't know if I would have noticed something like that or not. Good eye.
I think it's more of an indication of the extent of my randomness more than anything else, Tracy.
People hardly ever pee in books either. Not sure I notice it though. You are random.
Yeah, I thought I must be.
I reckon peeing and showering happens more tho in m/m then in m/f. I think it's an unconsious reaction by chick authors to the fact that guys are smelly, grotty beasts. No offense, Sean, Matthew, Ozakie, and other lurkers of the male persuasion.
Perhaps someone should do a poll. Tam??
I've noticed this plenty of times in a book. It happens all the time in the Jennifer Rardin Jaz Parkes books. Perhaps its a fantasy/UF kind of thing.
The other annoying thing is when characters go on about being starving and needing to eat and then abandon a meal after a few bites. This often happens in m/m books when the men 'get it on' during a meal. I don't think I've met a man who would leave a meal when really hungry – not even for sex. They tend to focus on one bodily need at a time.
Phew! I'm not the only weird one.
So “guys are smelly, grotty beasts” who can only think with their dicks or their stomaches, Jen?? Thank God you said that, not me. *ducking for cover*
Okay, last night I read something where the guy ate chocolate mousse with a fork. How the hell do you eat mousse (essentially pudding) with a fork? Don't normal people use a spoon? Mousse cake yes. I thought maybe the author MEANT mousse cake, but no, it was clear that it was chocolate mousse served on a plate? Mousse on a plate? WTF? Mousse is in a dish/bowl eaten with a spoon (or licked off appropriate body parts but that's another story).
See, the kind of things that set me off? Fear me people, fear me.
hahaha, Jenre said exactly was I was going to say! 😀
I don't know if I've ever read a book in which people don't eat, ever, but I know I've read a gazzillion of books in which men, after having started mouth-watering dinners, don't finish them, ever! It's such a waste it makes me crazy, especially if I'm reading before meals 😉
Dessert is the best part from dinner
*Kris wonders how this blog is becoming obsessed with food.*
Tam: The guy ate mousse with a fork?? Okay that is strange. Was it an Eliza Doolittle thing and he used the wrong utensil??
Jitterbug: LOL. I feel exactly the same. I often think to myself, but you spent ages preparing that for her/him. Get back in there and eat it!!
Ingrid: I heart you, Ingrid. I seriously do.
I have one for you – laundry! In Blue Diablo the heroine actually does laundry, but in most books I read the characters have an endless supply of clothes!
Nice one, Orannia! That's it exactly.
Conversely my reaction to “Blue Diablo” – besides it being a good read – was “wow, they sure do eat a lot.” LOL.
I just thought of something. Soap, the stuff that comes in bar variety.
I see it used in stories a lot. But looking at myself I could not name one guy below 50 that uses soap. You know how hard it is to get a piece of mens soap that does not smell of roses or violets? My dad swears by the stuff so I know.
And another thing. My shower never runs cold. If I want I could be there 24/7 with hot water.
Don't ask about the gaz bill of course.
*snort* Too funny. I use liquid soap so I just believed that man smell soap was available.
“And another thing. My shower never runs cold. If I want I could be there 24/7 with hot water.”
Me too. I've never understood that about stories either. My hot shower never runs out. It's a heat on demand thing.
Plus I'm a hot shower person so if the water ran out I'd be 'get the fuck off me NOW are you trying to kill me with fristbite to my unmentionable areas!!”
“Don't ask about the gaz bill of course.”
Soap bars are available but very limited and expensive. I think last piece I bought was from Dior and costed around 30 usd.
It smelled delicious! *g*