Hmm. It's sounds like the finest party I can imagine getting paid to go to.

Mal ,'Shindig'


Literary Buffistas 3: Don't Parse the Blurb, Dear.

There's more to life than watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer! No. Really, there is! Honestly! Here's a place for Buffistas to come and discuss what it is they're reading, their favorite authors and poets. "Geez. Crack a book sometime."


-t - Jul 22, 2021 10:23:51 am PDT #26832 of 26878
This was precisely why you didn't go around opening mystical bottles. Why was that so hard for people to understand?

I am so bad about Goodreads. I think I set some stuff up to happen automatically but I mostly forget it even exists. Which is a shame, because it would probably be useful for me.


aurelia - Jul 22, 2021 3:57:40 pm PDT #26833 of 26878
All sorrows can be borne if you put them into a story. Tell me a story.

Goodreads fits the rewards center of my brain. I love checking my stats and having that record of what I read, when.


Consuela - Jul 23, 2021 10:49:34 am PDT #26834 of 26878
We are Buffistas. This isn't our first apocalypse. -- Pix

I read a ton of Donaldson back in high school, when there was actually not that much FSF to read. Don't read it: the hero is a rapist (this is not a spoiler, he does it almost first thing). The narrative is nihilistic and there's nobody to root for. I have no recollection if the writing itself is any good, but there are far more cheerful things to read nowadays.


Dana - Jul 23, 2021 11:20:38 am PDT #26835 of 26878
If dreams were thunder // And lightning was desire // This old house would've burned down // A long time ago -- John Prine

I have that duology of his where a woman is taken to a world on the other side of a mirror, which I used to really like and am now afraid to reread.


Pix - Jul 23, 2021 2:53:57 pm PDT #26836 of 26878
"Our lives are like little bebe crows carried upon a curious wind and all we can wish is for that wind place us on solid ground." -Moira Rose

This here is why I gave up my paper journal and opened a Goodreads acct.

Epic is me. With the Kindle integration, it's SO EASY.


EpicTangent - Jul 23, 2021 3:00:03 pm PDT #26837 of 26878
Why isn't everyone pelting me with JOY, dammit? - Zenkitty

I have that duology of his where a woman is taken to a world on the other side of a mirror, which I used to really like and am now afraid to reread.

You reminded me of how I used to enjoy Piers Anthony. (I feel like I miss problem stuff quite a bit, so 20 years ago or so when I first realized that Anthony was Problematic, I was even more clueless. And yet recognized he had ISSUES). So, for the sake of argument, I asked Google. Rest assured, STILL A PROBLEM.


Dana - Jul 23, 2021 3:15:05 pm PDT #26838 of 26878
If dreams were thunder // And lightning was desire // This old house would've burned down // A long time ago -- John Prine

I think many of us had that moment with Piers Anthony.


-t - Jul 23, 2021 3:20:03 pm PDT #26839 of 26878
This was precisely why you didn't go around opening mystical bottles. Why was that so hard for people to understand?

Yeah. Sort of a series of moments of increasing badness.


EpicTangent - Jul 23, 2021 4:23:08 pm PDT #26840 of 26878
Why isn't everyone pelting me with JOY, dammit? - Zenkitty

Honestly, I Googled in the hopes that maybe someone gently pointed out to him that his books were coming across as kinda pedophilic and he maybe mended his ways. But no, doubling down was, apparently, his path. *shudder*


-t - Jul 23, 2021 4:59:40 pm PDT #26841 of 26878
This was precisely why you didn't go around opening mystical bottles. Why was that so hard for people to understand?

I remember thinking "I don't think I want to read this series anymore" and later "I don't want to read his stuff anymore" and later still "I don't want to remember his stuff anymore" and now I cringe a little seeing his name mentioned.