That's disturbing. You're emotionally scarred and will end up badly.

Anya ,'Bring On The Night'

Spike's Bitches 21 Gunn Salute  

[NAFDA] Spike-centric discussion. Lusty, lewd (only occasionally crude), risque (and frisque), bawdy (Oh, lawdy!), flirty ('cuz we're purty), raunchy talk inside. Caveat lector.

Daisy Jane - Dec 30, 2004 7:11:30 am PST #27 of 10002
"This bar smells like kerosene and stripper tears."

I will have to take pictures on NYE. I love my $40 dress. Plus, I intend to make my friend upset that he didn't buy it for his girlfriend when I told him to (of course, I'm secretly glad he didn't because now it's MINE MINE MINE, but he didn't believe that something that looked kinda bleah on the rack would look really good with some curves underneath it - which his girlfriend has, and would set off blue eyes-which she also has).

Lee - Dec 30, 2004 7:11:34 am PST #28 of 10002
The feeling you get when your brain finally lets your heart get in its pants.

New thread! Shiny!

Deena - Dec 30, 2004 7:11:50 am PST #29 of 10002
How are you me? You need to stop that. Only I can be me. ~Kara

Oh, I'd say that's a yes, Betsy.

I can't believe I blinked and missed the end of the last thread.

Topic!Cindy - Dec 30, 2004 7:11:53 am PST #30 of 10002
What is even happening?

Mr. Broom is too young to hit his age on post #26.

Betsy, hand me down my walking stick, wouldja?

Daisy Jane - Dec 30, 2004 7:12:45 am PST #31 of 10002
"This bar smells like kerosene and stripper tears."

In my head, that's exactly what juliana looks like, that shot, and the one where I think she's on a swing, wearing a Union Jack shirt, are my mental pics of juliana.

I love that picture.

Betsy HP - Dec 30, 2004 7:14:05 am PST #32 of 10002
If I only had a brain...

t whaps Mr. Broom over the head with Cindy's walking stick

erikaj - Dec 30, 2004 7:15:46 am PST #33 of 10002
This machine kills fascists

Hi. Here's hoping, Susan, that you can find a fun and accurate way to take your character outside the lines.(There has to be one. I'm just the wrong woman to ask.)

Mr. Broom - Dec 30, 2004 7:17:04 am PST #34 of 10002
"When I look at people that I would like to feel have been a mentor or an inspiring kind of archetype of what I'd love to see my career eventually be mentioned as a footnote for in the same paragraph, it would be, like, Bowie." ~Trent Reznor

No respect, I tell ya. No respect. At least I've got a year on our boy Polter-Cow.

erikaj - Dec 30, 2004 7:20:02 am PST #35 of 10002
This machine kills fascists

I've got shoes older than him.(Not really, I think we were hearing from my detective persona, but it's a great caustic sentence, you know...maybe a last thought from "Uncle Lennie".

P.M. Marc - Dec 30, 2004 7:26:33 am PST #36 of 10002
"Man, i'm covered in pony blood."

Just for the record, as someone who still reads the things from time to time, most Regency-set Historicals (as opposed to Regency romances proper, which have been a dying breed for almost a decade) are about as historically accurate as PotC. Even writers who I know damn well have done their research, and started off in true Regency romances, don't give more than a passing nod to historical accuracy these days.

It's not what the market is looking for, and not what's selling. Susan and Connie are absolutely correct on that score, and what it sounds like Susan's attempting is a delicate balance between what the general 21st century general reader expects/wants/desires and what the traditional Regency lover has been missing since the bottom fell out of the traditional Regency market in the mid-90s.