maybe it’s me, but…


© Franze & Andärle, 2009

The bearded baby brother and I were having a chat the other day and he revealled to me his long time wish to become a pirate.

Naturally, I offered to loan him my copy of Black Wade for research purposes.

He queried what it was about.

I explained.

In some detail.

He refused.

I called him an ingrate.

The conversation degenerated from there.

Boys can be sooo prissy sometimes.

Don’t you think?
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27 Responses to maybe it’s me, but…

  1. Tam says:

    He needs to suck it up and read it. Who does he think pirates are having sex with all those months at sea? Their hand? Umm. I don't think so. So if he REALLY wants to be a pirate he's going to have to accept certain realities, and we'll send him care packages with lots of cookies … and lub. 😀

  2. Melissa says:

    your poor brother…I mean what an ingrate…

    Got my Black Wade and loved it:)
    Anyway, I pulled a stupid this morning, thought it was Tuesday (give me a break my kid is out of school and it messes up my days) and went to Loose ID to get Dark Tide and was NOT paying attention and ordered Dark Horse instead. Since I already own both the ebook and dead tree book, do you know anyone that doesn't have it? I'll send the link to them…

  3. Jenre says:

    Melissa: I've often found that publishers are very good at refunding you the money for errors or giving you a voucher off your next purchase. I'd email them and explain, they'll probably give you money off for The Dark Tide, tomorrow.

    Kris: I want this book, but the thought of having hub accidentally see it is putting me off buying it. Hub is a grade A certifiable prude. I've suggested some m/m books he may want to read but he just pulls this face and politely declines.

  4. Melissa says:

    Thank you Jenre, I just emailed them. If they don't offer anything I'll put it up for someone else.

    As for the Hub accidentally seeing, I went out and got a locking trunk at a antiques store. I put all my pron in there where he can't see and I make sure all my order dates coincide with him working. Makes life much easier, of course that's why I love ebooks. Much easier to hide:)

  5. Kassa says:

    Totally off topic since clearly the brother is a prude.

    Kris you should totally do a “how best to hide your porn” post with some ideas for those that need to sanitize.

    I'm currently cleaning my place for some visitors and I swear everywhere I turn another yaoi book or a porn comic is popping up. I opened a kitchen drawer and there was a yaoi novel in with the spatulas. No clue how they go together but clearly I need better temporary hiding.

  6. Tam says:

    Kassa: I should have taken some lessons. I just had it all piled up on my dining room table when my Mom came to visit and I found her skimming through Crossing Borders and trying to decipher yaoi. LOL She didn't say anything but she HAD to have figured it out, especially Crossing Borders. I was too afraid to ask.

    Thankfully my daughter expresses no interest in what I read and thinks yaoi/manga is a waste of time so my stuff just sits around my house wherever. It's a little different with small kids I suppose. If anyone visiting my house doesn't like it, too bad, so sad. Go home. 🙂

  7. Ingrid says:

    LOl@Tam. the idea that my mother would be leaving through my books or yaoi! Her english isn't that good but I am sure she will get it. Esp the yaoi since it can be rather graphic!
    On that matter I showed my new e-reader to someone at work today who is into toys. Of course there are only m/m books on it. Luckily he did not look too closely into the books only how it worked. And the first page normally is quite “safe” to read.

    Of course your bro should read Black Wade Kris. The artwork is top grade!

  8. Kris says:

    Tam, I told him that's what pirates did back in the day. He didn't believe me and then we went into this 'who is the historian in the family and therefore is always right' discussion. It wasn't pretty.

    The hell, Melissa! *Poor brother, my arse.* Glad you loved Black Wade. It's seriously awesome artwork.

    So, Sneaky, did you hear back from LI? Like Jen, I've usually found publishers pretty good when it comes to things like this.

    Jenre: What do you do with your yaoi then??

  9. Kris says:

    Kassa, LOL!! That would be fun. Okay, I'll do it.

    Have you remembered how your yaoi ended up with the spatulas?? And, OMFG, the image that just conjured up is naughty to the extreme.

    Ingrid: I tried the argument that it was a comic so he didn't actually have to read – he's not a fiction reader at all – but for some reason he was still not interested.

    I even said that it's important to experience different things in a Big Sister voice, but he didn't buy it. Prissy!

  10. I have a bit of an attitude problem: “I have porn. Deal.” My books sit on the front room bookshelf with everyone else's. Top shelf, though. If the kids are big enough to reach it (6.5 ft) they are big enough to read it. My mother is my biggest fan.

    And now I was a copy of Black Wade…

  11. Chris says:

    Hee hee – I think that cooking at Kassa's is a lot more interesting at my place…

    Kris – you'll have to find some scholarly references for him…

  12. I really think your brother should read Black Wade then review it on your blog.

    I love looking at the Black Wade art. It's scrumptious!

  13. Kris says:

    Angelia: I'd say that your attitude fits pretty well with some here. LOL.

    Did you see Val's review of Black Wade? Kassa also did one. I've yet to meet someone who didn't love it. It is awesome. Get it. Get it now!

    Chris: Scholarly references to pirate sex?? I'm on it. *g*

    Wren: I will tell him what you think and report back. I'll even say that you think the artwork is scrumptious. He is bound to be tempted by that.

  14. Chris says:

    If anyone can find such, you can! I really, really like Wren's idea. Tell your brother it will keep the commenters from running amok. Mostly.

  15. Kris says:

    *whispers* I was actually thinking of getting Tam to do it. She is our resident interwebz goddess after all.

    *ahem*

    “Tell your brother it will keep the commenters from running amok. Mostly.”

    O_o And you think that will actually make him want to do it?? He is my brother after all.

  16. Chris says:

    Hmm. Good point. How about it will keep the commenters from descending on his home with pitchforks and torches?

  17. Sean Kennedy says:

    I've bought copies of Black Wade for people for Christmas – I think it's time I buy a copy for myself!

  18. Tam says:

    Fine, fine, let me work on that tomorrow. Sigh. I'd kill to see him do a review. Tell him I'll send maple cookies. 😀

  19. Since I don't read m/m, I don't really have this problem, but I have to hide my hardcore m/f erotica from certain people. A bunch of prudes all! lol

  20. Kris says:

    Chris, unfortunately he knows that it's only Sean here in Perth and that Sean is skerrit of me. Need another plan.

    Sean: Call it your Xmas pressie to yourself. That always works for me. *g*

    Tam: Yay! Ooooh, maple cookies as bribes. It's a possibility. *hehehe*

    Bridget: LOL. Damn all those sexy pics on book covers! 🙂

  21. Sean Kennedy says:

    I'm not that scared of you!

    I already bought my Christmas present to myself, though – the Balibo DVD. Christmas at its cheeriest!

  22. Kris says:

    “I'm not that scared of you!”

    O_o

  23. Cool post as usual Kris and fun commentors..

    I think my brother is rubbish half the time – but I learned the skill of blackmail through him…

    All my porn and pron goes into his hiding spot – he tells on me, he gets it as well…

    ***Hey, I had to learn at some point.***

    As for Kassa's topic…

    I would be very keen to see how you guys all stash your stuff ** I refuse to say hide*** I still have one boy who is at the age where he is all things manga and graphics…

    He complain that I am the only person he knows with a lock and key that actually work on my closet**** and who uses it as well….

    I need help…..

    E.H>

  24. Natasha says:

    Black Wade cured me of the flu 🙂 It made me sweat it out LOL!
    Your brother must appreciate the medicinal benefits of reading said book and write up a review…. I promise to be supportie of his findings in AMA journal 🙂
    Even my husband got flashed by Wade and he didn't run screaming from the room…. okay I had him tied to his computer chair but still….. LOL! Actually he said he it was quite erotic 'if you're into tht sort of thing'….. tish

    PS If I don't get back before Christmas…. Merry Holidays to everyone and a fabulous New Year.

  25. Kassa says:

    I don't really remember why my yaoi was in with the spatulas but I *think* that I was reading while cooking and exchanged book for utensil at some point. Then forgot the book.

    Either way, it's a semi-good hiding spot and I have to wonder how long it's been there…lol

  26. Jenre says:

    You know where I keep my Yaoi – in the bottom drawer of my bedside cabinet. Hub knows it's there and knows not to look if he doesn't want to get an eyeful of underage man-lovin'.

    Perhaps I could hide my Black Wade book there as well.

  27. Kris says:

    EH, blackmailing your brother? I so approve. *g*

    “He complain that I am the only person he knows with a lock and key that actually work on my closet**** and who uses it as well….”

    LOL! Ok, I'll get right on to that post and I'll use some of the comments here as hid- err, stashing examples… or not.

    Tish, ROFL! I'll be using Matt as a 'well, hoc come someone's not gay husband was able to read it but you can't baby brother?' That'll piss him off for sure. 😉

    Kassa *snort* But had you actually finished read it I wonder?? *g*

    Jen: Exactly! See. You do so have a hiding place for Black Wade. Get eeeeett!

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