Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Ponderings




Our computers are down at work and as most know, when the computer is down, you can’t work.  It’s most frustrating.  It’s been down two and a half hours now.

In an effort to keep looking busy I did a bad, bad thing.  I went on Twitter.  There was a bit of a brouhaha when some self-righteous woman tweeted that romance is ‘porn for women’.  Them there is fighting words for me.  The single most core function of romance is love.  In most porn, love isn’t even a factor.  But in romance the main characters love the other person more than themselves.  Porn is much more self-satisfaction.  Sex – in romance – is for the most part, a physical expression of that love.  And for those self-righteous who think sex between those who love each other, check out some of the verses in Song of Solomon.  In my opinion, God approves of physical love.

I also see some books on Amazon labeled “clean”.  This also raises my temperature as it sure does imply that sex is somehow dirty.  It’s NOT.  It’s a gift.

There are a number of things that get me steamed and self-righteousness is one of the biggies.
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And now of course our system is back up and running which means I have to start working again.  *heavy sigh*

'til later

3 comments:

Wendy said...

Yeah, that brouhaha raised my hackles at well. I posted a ranty thread and got it out of my system LOL.

The "clean" thing drives me bonkers - but I'm equal opportunity. I also get HIGHLY annoyed with the "if there's no sex on the page it cannot possibly be good" crowd. Some books calls for sex. Some books don't. I want the author to be true to the story, be true to the "tone" and sometimes, you know what? That calls for smutty shenanigans and sometimes it calls for just kisses. Neither one is right over the other. Tone and voice go a long, long way for me.

And I hear you on computers going down at work. Oh how times have changed in Library Land! I literally cannot do 95% of my job without an Internet connection.

Kristie (J) said...

“ Neither one is right over the other. tone and voice go a long, long way for me.”

So true. I just read a book with one sex scene at the end and I loved it. And I’ve read some with many and loved them. It’s what the book calls for and another important factor is how well they are written. Some authors have a real talent for writing a great sex scene and some authors not so much.

Wendy said...

I loathe sex scenes that don't do anything other than fluff up word count. Drives me batty. Or the book that's just fine with no sex and then the author shoehorns one in. I always envision some editor or author friend saying, "BUT YOU HAVE TO HAVE A SEX SCENE!!!!" Um...no you don't.

Seriously Kristie, this is like a major hot button topic for me. Can you tell? LOL