[identity profile] blogfloggery.livejournal.com
Link: Dead Ice: Micah
Disclaimer: This blog entry is verbatim, as originally posted on LKH's blog. Copyright belongs to Ma Petite Enterprises.

Mod note: Contains rape discussion.

Dead Ice: Micah )
[identity profile] dwg.livejournal.com
They're worth the read despite being a lot of the same ol' same ol' from LKH. I've included some of the more...special highlights. This is a great time to start playing LKH bingo. Or drinking.

Ten Terrifying Questions via Booktopia:

6. Please tell us about your latest novel…

A Shiver of Light is the first Meredith (Merry) Gentry novel in over four years. In re-reading the other eight novels in the series I discovered something I hadn’t known before, that the first seven books are really an epic political fantasy series a la George R. R. Martin except with more mystery, sex, and less killing off of main characters.

No Going Back: An Exclusive Interview with Laurell K Hamiton via Barnes & Noble

Readers, especially series-loving readers, don’t like too much change. I actually like character growth and change in a series, but I seem to be in the minority; most people like series to be like a brand name product that does the same thing every time, reliable. When the Anita Blake series changed, it made some readers feel betrayed, because their happy place was now an uncomfortable place for them, and uncomfortable isn’t happy for most people. Uncomfortable is the beginning of growth and change in real life and fictional; a lot of readers were thrilled with the new direction, but the ones that weren’t honestly did feel betrayed. Because I don’t feel that way as a reader, I had no way to anticipate it as a writer, so I wandered blissfully off the path and into the woods, only to find that some of the fans had turned into haters. In their minds they felt I had started the “fight,” because I took their beloved world and characters and changed them into people they didn’t enjoy anymore. In my mind I didn’t know there was a problem, until the first hate-filled spewing began. Now, most of my readers, and legions of new fans, have loved, and continue to love how Anita’s personal life and world have opened up, but I understand some of the hatred now. It won’t make it go away, or make me change what I write, or how, but I think I understand some of why it started in the first place.

Superspeak: An Interview with Laurell K Hamilton via Searching for Superwomen

I’ve lost count of the number of women who tell me that they didn’t know a woman could enjoy sex, until they read my books. Or the number of women who are angry at me, because sex is never that good in real life, and only their friends who were with them at the signings, assuring them that no, really sex really was that. The women who get angry about the sex not being realistic are always wearing wedding rings.
[identity profile] blogfloggery.livejournal.com
Link: Don’t Feed the Trolls
Disclaimer: This blog entry is verbatim, as originally posted on LKH's blog. Copyright belongs to Ma Petite Enterprises.

Don't Feed the Trolls )
[identity profile] dwg.livejournal.com
This link popped up on Twitter a couple of days ago, I've only just now gotten around to watching it: Adam Curry interviews LKH (I've been trying to get an embed code, but no luck!)

It's 26mins of general chatter with some Hit List promo thrown in there, sadly none of it that you haven't heard before. So, get out your bingo cards, Lashers! I'm paraphrasing here, but these are the highlights:
  • "I pioneered the genre!" (inb4 Buffy!)
  • "Vampires are the new Prince Charming"
  • "The people who hate the books are still buying them!" with an added "And the people hate the books read them more closely than those who say they love them." (Which I thought was a lovely way to flip off pretty much everyone)
  • Claims she's one of the first to have created vampires that can have sex with an "I have a biology degree!" bonus
  • No, there won't be any tv show/movie because she cannot understand how a full length novel can be "winnowed" down to 120-ish pages of a script. ("What do you take out?" It's like she doesn't understand that all the pages spent on description can easily be summed up with a couple of visuals)
  • She does not watch the Vampire Diaries/True Blood or reads anything within her genre.
  • Apparently she has the highest "rate" of male fans in her genre (with maybe an exception of Charlaine Harris' Southern Vampire books thanks to True Blood). I think she means percentage, but...uh, okay.
It's kinda nice that Adam Curry isn't a fanboy in this and asks questions without gushing too much. I really wish that LKH didn't just recycle the same answers she's been giving for at least the last five years for every interview/podcast that I've managed to get my hands on. I get that she's probably been asked a lot of these questions before, but that doesn't mean she has to give answers like predictive text.

But I sort of wish she'd do more interviews/podcasts, because she has got a lot more charisma in person than what gets across in blogs/social media. It's far more pleasant to listen to this than to read about it, even if I still wind up rolling my eyes and shaking my head in quiet despair.
[identity profile] dwg.livejournal.com
Today, I woke up to Anne Rice talking about "negative fans" over multiple Facebook posts and LKH gets her own special mention.

This is hilarious when you know about Rice's greatest wanky hits. )

(Sidebar: Did you know Anne Rice is now writing about werewolves?)

Let us bask in this moment. And hope that LKH responds.
[identity profile] missamii.livejournal.com
I got to thinking about this after reading as much as I could stomach of the Blood Puke Noir teaser and that totally non sequitor line that goes from Nathaniel short-shorts, Anita's modesty, and jealous haters. It seems like the new major meme seems that not only are critical readers prudes but they have a touch o' the green eyed monster.

What exactly, pray tell, are we supposed to be jealous of? I know the only thing I really envy her is her impressive ability to instantly translate everything into strawman!
[identity profile] curls975.livejournal.com

Since I doubt my post will ever be oked by the mods I shall post it here... I just needed to get it off my chest.

For those who dont know there is a link in raven's post as well as below.

Negative Reader

My response.

[identity profile] ravenhaley.livejournal.com

A year after the "Dear Negative Reader" blog came out Darla has once again decided to be a very bad PA and try to explain the blog. This was written on LKH's board. I still don't understand why she can't get her own blog but here it is.

http://forum.laurellkhamilton.org/showpost.php?p=1161729&postcount=1

Darla
Me

Negative Reader Blog


Dear Lord is this going to be another bad math blog about how many haters there are of us? Roll Eyes

We get a lot of emails.

I get lots of e-mails too --- I bet most of the e-mails are a bunch of spam about sex toys and so on, but for Team LKH it isn't spam.

Most of them are praise, a few complaints, lots of requests for release dates and appearance dates.

They probably ask about release dates and appearance because LKH's site is a piece of shit. They would do better by going to amazon.com

pith: (LKH-needstoedit)
[personal profile] pith
This one should be subtitled "And Laurell takes the lead away from Anne in the Wank Race!" Prepare to spit fire.

Link: http://blog.laurellkhamilton.org/2006/12/dear-negative-reader.html

LaurellCorp in bold, me laughing )
[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] 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] 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] nanale.livejournal.com
I would post a URL, but Darla deleted her famous rant against every one and all. So here's only the copy:
------------------------
written by Darla, 14.06.2005:

The genesis of this board was to provide a place where true answers could be found. And what I mean by true is that previously on other sites, plain out and out lies where being told. My fav is still that Richard was dead in Obsidian Butterfly.

It came from someone who got an arc and decided to puff up his own importance by telling folks that Richard was dead. It wasn't true but it got spread around and caused an uproar. So we put up our own board to provide fans with a place to come. 99.9% of the people who come here are wonderful. They are intelligent, well read and have a good sense of humor. A few folks have taken the board as permission to be rude, obnoxious or down right mean. So easy to do when your anonomyous.

No, Laurell does not come out here. She barely uses the computer beyond word processing. She finds technology confusing.

We could take the board down, but then the minority of bad behaved people would win. And it is not like this is the only site on the internet where they can discuss Anita and Merry. So we let it run.

Besides, that minority is really loving the books Why else would someone read something they state they hate? Perhaps they are masochists and enjoy causing themselves pain or because they don't hate it. They like it, but at some level they don't want to like it and it makes them uncomfortable with themselves. They cannot accept that some part of themselves enjoys it. So they come out and try to trash others, the books and the author, who do not share their self-loathing.
Now they will really be posting like mad. Trying to convince the rest of us that that is not true. But you know what they say about those who protest too much.

Blog flog

May. 31st, 2005 03:15 pm
[identity profile] dwg.livejournal.com
Link: http://www.eridine.com/blog/2005_05_01_archive.html#111540605749793226
Date: Friday 6 May 2005
Title: "Romantic Times Con 2005" posted by Darla

Just scrolling through to try and find things about OMG H4T3RZ! and came across this gem:

When you are less than polite publicly, it will get circulated. Rock stars, sports figures and some movie stars may get away with being asses. To some extent that goes along with the public persona of those professions. Why I do not know, but it does. Personally, it just makes me think badly of them and wonder if I want to support them by buying.

Nothing to say, really, just...holy irony, Batman!

*dies laughing*

>:)=

Blog Flog

May. 26th, 2005 01:48 pm
[identity profile] dwg.livejournal.com
Link: http://www.eridine.com/blog/2005_05_01_archive.html#111702723328459105
Date: Wednesday, May 25, 2005
Title: "Untitled, too early to title something"

I'll break out my tradicitonal LKH words in italics and me being plain text. Read the whole entry if you like, I just picked out the bits I found amusing.

Where I probably prove that I'm on the Dark Side. Does that mean I can chop off one of her hands? )

>:)=
[identity profile] nanale.livejournal.com
This is the newest blog from LKH, I didn't read all, because I was so pissed after half of it.
First of all, she still doesn't understand, that we DON'T hate/dislike her or are jealous of her success. Second, she still doesn't seem to notice her problems in writing, editing (ok, not only her job, but she's the one who gives the "ok") or consistency. My last note, before I give you this literal masterpiece to read and rant: she claimed, that the "ivory tower" is necessary for her, so please, don't blame us on using the term.


Read more... )

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