[identity profile] blogfloggery.livejournal.com
Link: Nov 26 2013, 15:15
Disclaimer: This blog entry is verbatim, as originally posted on LKH's Facebook. Copyright belongs to Ma Petite Enterprises.

13-15 pages for several days in a row on the new Merry book, A Shiver of Light. Did 7 earlier today, planned on going back to work after gym and dinner, but my brain is tired. *laughs*

I'm glad so many of you liked my "If I was a Time Lord" outfit. thanks for all the compliments! I will put up links to where I got all the pieces of the outfit, was going to do it tonight, but if I'm too tired to write, I'm too tired to do that tonight.

I think making my wisdom roll tonight means going to bed early-ish. I'm writing a Kitto scene first thing tomorrow. Depending on the page count on that, then a Galen/Doyle scene. And no, they aren't all sex scenes. *rolls eyes at you* And if there is slash out there with either of the three men mentioned together, please, for the love of Goddess, don't tell me. *runs away to bed*
[identity profile] naeko.livejournal.com
Awhile ago- I have no idea when, and I'm too lazy to double-check- I entered in Smart Pop's comment raffle to win a copy of the essay book on the Anita Blake series. A feather could have knocked me down when I got the email saying I had WON!

The book came yesterday, but my husband is a dolt, so he didn't actually let me know I'd received anything until after I'd left for work last night. I came home this morning and almost immediately started reading, eager to see the good and the bad of this book. Also almost immediately, I was forced to fire up the laptop to seek moral support in my fellow mod, [livejournal.com profile] dwg.

So far, the book is pretty much what you would expect. Hamilton writes (read: copy/pastes from her blog) an intro to each of the essays, and each one is filled with her precious, self-indulgent wisdom. Wherever she can, she proclaims herself pretty or famous or a breaker of rules. She complains about her first marriage, talks about how she's better than most women because she's just like a man, and coos about her current husband.

I'm four essays in, and this is what I think so far. )

I haven't read past this essay, but I will likely get to the rest of the book over time. There are only a total of fourteen
[identity profile] missamii.livejournal.com
Several months ago Watersheerie bravely flogged Sunny's short story "Mona Lisa Betwining." Well I raise you a full length Mona Lisa novel.

Experience the horror of Mona Lisa Awakening.

Sunny really loves LHK and Anne Bishop and her writing contains the worst of both.

Excuse me. I need a hot cleansing shower after wadding through that cesspool.
[identity profile] missamii.livejournal.com
Because two people asked for it, the book flog for Key to Conspiracy is here.

 http://missamii.livejournal.com/3217.html

If Gryphon and LKH were to have a "Who's the Sue-iest" Deathmatch, it would be close.
[identity profile] missamii.livejournal.com
Well, its almost that time again. Time to for LKH release another book that looks, from the teasers on the web, like it needs about another six month gestation time with a really harsh critic. I don't hang around the official forums, but I do lurk the Amazon boards sometimes and I've noticed that the Troos are out in full force the last few weeks posting angry, barely literate screeds like they wrote the crap in question instead of someone else.

What I want to know is what inspires the following quirks:

Read More )
[identity profile] plum-arden.livejournal.com
If you haven't read this, for your reading "pleasure." I'm still shaking my head over the comparison to Stephen King.
http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/137882/laurell_k_hamilton_top_author_of_all.html

Yeah, you're reading that last part right, Laurell K. Hamilton Top Author of All. I read this days ago, and I still have no words really.
[identity profile] words-of-mind.livejournal.com
This is from one of my favourite cartoons:




I am a librarian and can truthfully attest to the behaviour seen here. I personally gave up after OB but dip in occasionally (I live in hope but live with disappointment). Jim Butcher now provides me with my high quality fix of vampire and magic!
[identity profile] zgirl714.livejournal.com
Um. Snotty, much? Jeez. How many best-sellers and devoted fans do you have? Hmmm. Let me guess. None? Good grief. The arrogance of youth is just astonishing. Once you’ve got over a dozen books on international best-seller lists then feel free to critique your heart out. But this is clearly a case of "Those who can, do. But those who can’t, sit around and b*tch about those who do." Ms. Hamilton’s stories remain cutting edge. And if you did a random check of the top 50 books on the NYT List, you’d find typos galore. It’s certainly not limited to laurell K. Hamilton novels. Reading is about pleasuring the mind, not hunting down misplaced punctuation. If it causes an emotional repsonse, then it’s a success. Hyper-focusing and being "nit-picky" is ridiculous. Go write the kind of literary perfection you so obviously expect and then come back and trash talk Ms. Hamilton.

That is the comment from Elizabeth on this post.
[identity profile] nightmer.livejournal.com
Hello! My name is Meredith (sad but true). I’ve been an AB fan for about a year, I just reread the series, and my opinion is pretty much the same as everyone else’s regarding new vs old AB. So, a question for you long-term fans:

Even though Danse Macabre is a horrible book and only has two and a half stars on Amazon, and the latest books are ranked similarly, DM seems to be selling well. For a fantasy series, the AB books seem fairly well known. I’ve noticed people saying LKH is only popular now because of the quality of the earlier books, but most people I know identify this series for the porn.

Were LKH’s books selling well before the shift to plotless, repetitive sex? Or did her fanbase only grow in the NiC etc. years? I just worry that she has no incentive to try to recapture the story of the original books if there really are more people who enjoy the current crap. So, thoughts?
[identity profile] naeko.livejournal.com
I'm bored here at work, so I've snagged a list of arguments from both sides (meaning I scanned the ab_fan community and made notes on which side says what about the way the series is going) and I'm going to attempt to answer all of them. Well... being on the Anti-side, I'm having trouble refuting the anti- arguments, so I'm going to defend them, instead.

Frequently Used Arguments )

Disclaimer: I stopped reading after Cerulean Sins, because that, and Narcissus in Chains were two of the worst books I have ever read. I also haven't read a drop of LKH's work in over a year, so my knowledge is less than complete and not up to date. Feel free to correct, add to, or argue any of the points I've made.
[identity profile] http://users.livejournal.com/belladonna_/
In light of this recent post to [livejournal.com profile] anita_blake_fan, I have a suggestion.

I think that we should draft a response to the perpetual "why are y'all always complaining"/"if you hate them so much why do you still read the books"/"how can you call yourself a fan if you hate the books" question.

And the next time someone makes a post like that, we should all respond with the form-letter response. Individually. :P
[identity profile] dwg.livejournal.com
This isn't totally what the lovely [livejournal.com profile] pith suggested for a challenge, but I find it as amusing now as I did back when Incubus Dreams came out and people wrote negative reviews about it.

And then there was the fangirl that asked to rally the troops to out-review "the Haters" and prove that NYAH!!! LKH IS A GODDESS!!!

Just...ignore my mispelling of "puerile" - not that the fangirl seemed to understand what that meant, anyways. I do applaud her trying to throw the term back at me. Misspelling and all.

>:)=
[identity profile] dominanefret.livejournal.com
from Anita_Blake Fan-
awillowweeping
09:46 am - GOD FUNCKING DAMNIT!
This is not an attack on [info]thrice_bound or anyone who agree's with them, but i've had it up to here with you people continuously bitching about LKH. This is a FAN community, not an I HATE LKH community, and thats all this place has turned into.

Since I'm still a FAN I'm cutting my losses and my membership because more then half of the posts here are complaining about this, that, and the other thing, that they dont agree with her writing or how she writes. LKH has ever right to write whatever the hell she wants and if you dont like it STOP COMPLAINING AND DON'T READ IT!

I'm an author too and listening to all the shit is just as offensive to me.

My response-

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[identity profile] dragonfanguk.livejournal.com
"Thanks again to everyone who participated, and thanks to Bev for her generosity. I think your name will get to be a corpse in book 14."

My god...
That poor woman paid $7,100 just to become a dead body?
What
A
Cop-out!

I don't know whether to feel sorry for her, or laugh at ler...
[identity profile] dwg.livejournal.com
Now that the [livejournal.com profile] lkh_blogfeed is up - I wondered how long it would take for people to start leaving comments on the feed, either because they think that LKH will read them (*laffs*) or just because they felt like it.

Well, after LKH's babbling about Katrina and loss of personal freedoms and...okay, that's when my eyes glazed over and I started to wish I has porn on my not!porn (read: work) filter because I don't have it in me to wade through all this stuff.

http://www.livejournal.com/users/lkh_blogfeed/7445.html - but I don't know how long the link will be up there (rss feeds don't have a permanent archive) - so this post sparked off the following comment:

I support freedom of speech. But I also support facts, which is why I have to dispute what you wrote in your latest blogfeed.

The lack of attention to those stranded has been argued countlessly since the recovery of New Orleans began. It is a common misconception that it is the Federal Government's fault that it took so long for help to arrive; in truth, it is the Mayor of N.O. and the Governor of L.A.'s fault.
In a published pamphlet to N.O. citizens in the beginning of the year, the Mayor told citizens that they were on their own in the event of a hurricane or other natural disaster-- even those with no means of transportation. After the hurricane destroyed the city, the Mayor cried to the newspapers, asking why Bush didn't commandeer 500 Greyhound buses to rescue the refugees in N.O. He himself, before the hurricane, stated that he had 500 buses at his disposal, if needed, for an evacuation.
The President called the Governor immediately after the hurricane hit, asking permission for the federal government to enter N.O. (the Feds. can't enter a state without the Governor's permission) The Governor asked him for 24 hours to "decide". What did she have to decide? How many people to let die before rescuers can go in? Similarly, the Mayor of N.O. begged the Governor to declare a Mandatory Evacuation of N.O. when environmentalists declared the floodwaters "too toxic for human exposure". She, again, asked for more time. I'm sorry, but I don't think humans should be allowed near toxic waste. I just don't think it's safe. And, in the end, she didn't declare it-- allowing hundreds of citizens to stay in their homes to breathe in the toxic air.
Why did these two local officials allow the majority (aka the poorest and the most debilitated) of N.O.'s citizens to suffer? They didn't think the hurricane would be that bad. And, if it ended up being bad, they could just go to the Superdome.
I'm sure that they didn't anticipate (and I don't think they should have) the degradation of humanity that occurred after the hurricane-- looting, rapes, and murder-- but I think they should've anticipated the potential death toll. When the Mayor called for an evacuation, he should have evacuated the people who couldn't get themselves out-- and, the Governor should have made it mandatory so the stubborn citizens wouldn't kill themselves.
Not to mention the levee system that Fed. Money went to-- about ten years ago, the L.A. government decided that it would withstand a hurricane. So, they redirected their levee money to aid the tourism business-- the casinos and resorts.
At this time of human suffering, we should be doing all we can to help the citizens of N.O., not blindly pointing fingers at "who did it". I'll tell you who did it-- human nature. Who didn't stand up to her? The governments in New Orleans and Louisiana.
And I'm very disappointed in you, Ms. Hamilton, because you are in the eyes of your readers. If you're going to spout off a political rant, at least put a disclaimer: "This rant is purely opinion and are not fact-based".
One more thing-- you don't have to be a supporter of Bush to see that he's not at fault. You just have to hate him to automatically blame him.


*bes amused*

The Ivory Tower newsfeed - not fact-based since...was it ever?

>:)=
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Date: May 2, 2005
Titles: 'My grandmother did not have a second stroke' and 'Home from RT'
Link: http://www.eridine.com/blog/2005_05_01_archive.html

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