Category Archives: tropes

romance & the tough issues

*Warning: This post discusses sexual abuse in fiction. After my rant about my despised ‘twu wuv will cure what ails you’ trope, some of the comments started me thinking about the way sexual abuse is dealt with in m/m romance … Continue reading

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the long ones: your sexual expectations

About romance and erotica books, you perves. *rolls eyes* This is a post that’s been hanging around in my head for a while now so I decided to pull it out, dust it off and attempt to give it some … Continue reading

Posted in books, ebooks, genres, romance, tropes | 25 Comments

maybe it’s me, but… (nsfw)

Do mine eyes deceiveth me? A condom! Who’da thunk it. Tam will be made delirious with joy over this miracle of miracles.

Posted in maybe it's me but, tam, tropes, yaoi | 44 Comments

maybe it’s me, but…

I read this the other day and something which happened in it evoked a response that reminded me of my reaction to Beauty and the Beast. You see, I was one of those people who was a wee bit upset … Continue reading

Posted in m/m, maybe it's me but, serious randomness, serious shit, tropes | 34 Comments

twu wuv: take 2

Some of you who’ve been hanging around here for a while may recall Jenre’s and my Top 25 “You know it’s Twu Wuv whens…” post. Yeah. It was the stuff of epics. Anyway, I’ve been thinking a lot lately about … Continue reading

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maybe it’s me, but…

And with only a few frames the self-lubricating rosebud trope of yaoi is thoroughly destroyed. Oh, the humanity!

Posted in maybe it's me but, tropes, yaoi | 30 Comments

maybe it’s me, but…

Fucking weird. Swear to God. If I had a dollar for every ‘battered tube of lube’ I’ve read in an m/m romance, my trip to California in October would be well and truly paid for.

Posted in m/m, maybe it's me but, tropes | 28 Comments