Gwen: Demon, OK? The whole nine—cloven feet and horns and teeth. He wasn't wearing lamé though. Lorne: Yeah, the evil ones can't pull it off. It gets camp.

'Harm's Way'


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.


-t - Dec 30, 2004 7:39:10 am PST #43 of 10002
I am a woman of various inclinations and only some of the time are they to burn everything down in frustration

Shoot. I meant to try out the subscribe button but forget and went to Set Profile. Dagnabbit.

ION, I seem to have developed a talent for buying clothes that clash with the clothes I already own. Today I am wearing my new pink jeans from Target, and they are a much oranger pink than the pink pumps and pink stripey shirt that I am wearing with them. About a month ago it was my new grey heather sweatpants and my old grey heather sweatshirt that I discovered (after I'd been wearing them all day thinking I was co-ordinated) were different grays. Sigh.

Well, at least my diamond shoes fit okay. They just clash with my diamond belt.


erikaj - Dec 30, 2004 7:40:54 am PST #44 of 10002
This machine kills fascists

No doubt. Cause you know, those people couldn't take *showers*. Well, Susan, all best luck, and spare me a thought when you're all done and I'm wading through my crime scene.


deborah grabien - Dec 30, 2004 7:41:36 am PST #45 of 10002
It really doesn't matter. It's just an opinion. Don't worry about it. Not worth the hassle.

Where is this subscribe button?


Susan W. - Dec 30, 2004 7:42:39 am PST #46 of 10002
Good Trouble and Righteous Fights

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.

Exactly. Because I need the former to sell, and the latter to make myself happy. My goal is to make the whole thing so damn romantic and tightly plotted and poignant that no one even notices it's not set in the Disney Regency Theme Park until it's too late.


Sean K - Dec 30, 2004 7:43:41 am PST #47 of 10002
You can't leave me to my own devices; my devices are Nap and Eat. -Zenkitty

Skipped to the end for under fifty?


Amy - Dec 30, 2004 7:44:11 am PST #48 of 10002
Because books.

It's not what the market is looking for, and not what's selling.

Nodding.

I'm already ahead of at least 50% of what's currently being published in historical romance when it comes to accuracy

More nodding.

Timelies! Took the 13-year-old to NYC yesterday for a mom/son day, and Cartier was decorated with a ginormous tiara over the door. Wanted to take a picture to share, but hadn't brought the camera. It was lovely, though, and very very sparkly.

Agreeing madly with what Deb said about NYC, though, and I love the city. Used to live there, used to work there, miss it a lot of the time, but the week after Christmas, when walking down Fifth Avenue means actually fighting your way, elbowing and grunting, through people who like to stop dead to look up at the buildings...not so much.

Got lovely and unexpected cards from Sail and Bev, which were much appreciated. Love love love Sail's idea of embellishing (and secretly thinking of doing same next year).

Worried about P-C, just because of the proximity, and so sorry about billytea's mom. Much more catching up to do, since the holidays ate me from the bottom up for awhile, and I'm still tripping over stray packaging and wrapping paper and cookie crumbs.


P.M. Marc - Dec 30, 2004 7:46:52 am PST #49 of 10002
"Man, i'm covered in pony blood."

My goal is to make the whole thing so damn romantic and tightly plotted and poignant that no one even notices it's not set in the Disney Regency Theme Park until it's too late.

Do you read Susan Wiggs? She's not Regency (American Victorian when she's not doing stuff set in modern times), but I think she's managed to strike that balance fairly well (because American Victorian has its own theme park), and is one of the few writers of the last decade (as opposed to those who were writing Back in the Day) to do so.


Calli - Dec 30, 2004 7:46:57 am PST #50 of 10002
Why do trees keep happening? — Eukaryote Writes

there's a lot of stuff out there calling itself historical that's really set in a sort of badly imagined Disney Regency, Victorian, or medieval era.

I dimly recall (it's been ~20 years or so) reading a historical novel set in 1067, with a Norman knight and a Saxon lady. She was named Rosemonde, or something equally French-sounding. I would have been happier if she'd been named Bertha or Dagmar. Heck, even Isabelle has its Germanic variants.

Decent sex scenes, though.


Susan W. - Dec 30, 2004 7:47:45 am PST #51 of 10002
Good Trouble and Righteous Fights

Deb, the subscribe button is just under the thread title, next to threadsuck.

Well, Susan, all best luck, and spare me a thought when you're all done and I'm wading through my crime scene.

All done never happens, but I'm definitely rooting for you.


WindSparrow - Dec 30, 2004 7:48:50 am PST #52 of 10002
Love is stronger than death and harder than sorrow. Those who practice it are fierce like the light of stars traveling eons to pierce the night.

There is but one cure for the (thank god I got this at the dollar store" Thoroughly Modern Woman wearing an Empire-style gown) Regency Romance. And that is, simply, Jane herself.

Obviously, there are hundreds of published authors who deserve to be beaten stoutly about the head and shoulders with an omnibus edition.