Doesn't matter that we took him off that boat, Shepherd, it's the place he's going to live from now on.

Mal ,'Bushwhacked'


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."


Consuela - Jul 23, 2021 10:49:34 am PDT #26834 of 27218
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 27218
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 27218
"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 27218
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 27218
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 27218
Well, not where I'm from. But maybe I'm not there anymore

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


EpicTangent - Jul 23, 2021 4:23:08 pm PDT #26840 of 27218
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 27218
Well, not where I'm from. But maybe I'm not there anymore

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.


EpicTangent - Jul 23, 2021 8:03:43 pm PDT #26842 of 27218
Why isn't everyone pelting me with JOY, dammit? - Zenkitty

From my Googling, I apparently got out before things got REALLY troubling. But even the articles about the worst of them make me wish for brain bleach.


meara - Jul 23, 2021 9:15:46 pm PDT #26843 of 27218

I don’t think I even want to know how troubling things got. I enjoyed one or two of his series but doubt I can reread them now. And even then remember the Xanth series as like “wait, what the…”