Category Archives: serious randomness

more on communities: a better late than never ramble

As I said in this post, it’s the way in which the phrase ‘m/m community’ has been flung around over the last 12 months – not unlike Harry yelling Expelliarmus – that has had me thinking.I’m probably one of many people … Continue reading

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maybe it’s me, but…

The past 6 – 12 months of witnessing as well as being personally involved in shit storm after shit storm has really made me wonder about this so-called m/m community of ours. I wonder if we cling to this notion … Continue reading

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who are the true romantics of m/m? the poll results

Apparently it took me a few days to work out that the only way I could see the results of my poll was to use my iPad.  Yeah.  I’ve no bloody idea why either. But on to the results!   … Continue reading

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who are the true romantics of m/m? the poll

About a month ago I posited the question as to who wrote the most romancey tales in the m/m genre? Were they females, males, GQ/T* people, who? The majority of commenters believed gender and/or sexuality had no bearing on the level of … Continue reading

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things that make you go O.o

I promised myself no more shit storms for at least six months.I promised myself I wouldn’t post about this latest crap to hit the m/m community.Seriously though??  What.  The.  Fuck.  Yeah, based on the things I’ve read, it definitely seems … Continue reading

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the true conflict of m/m

The concept of conflict in romance was raised a number of times in the comments of the true romantics of m/m.  This was a lovely happenstance as it was a topic Sunita (Dear Author), John (Dreaming in Books) and I had discussed in … Continue reading

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the true romantics of m/m (with edit)

I’ve had a couple of fascinating discussions with Sunita of Dear Author reviewing fame and John of Dreaming in Books about m/m romance. In 140 characters or less, we’ve shared thoughts on a number of issues.  Such was my interest … Continue reading

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forgiveness in ratings

In the last post about how much technical quality matters, a couple of people touched on the idea of ‘forgiveness’ in relation to reading and gave a few examples of the types of things they would be willing to set … Continue reading

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quality in ratings

In their comments to my post about the whole 5-star thing, Eva and Rhi Etzweiler talked about ratings being based on reading experience and went on to outline what they meant.This really interested me because I didn’t think I’d really differentiated between my … Continue reading

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ratings ok, ratings meh

The other day Jen totally horned in on my ratings series with her post about ‘the dreaded three stars’.  This included a discussion about what 3 stars actually means to readers and authors.Besides the fact that Jen is clearly a stealer, … Continue reading

Posted in Jenre, not a review, pet peeve/fave rant, ratings, reading, reviews, serious randomness, serious shit | 17 Comments