I don't know what is is more frustrating: the elusive Rachel and Trent pairing or the fact that I have an Anatomy & Physiology exam in
Every time I finish a Kim Harrison novel, the whole Rachel and Trent thing -what ever the hell it is that they have- drives me a little crazy. Even the fanfiction I've read of them is a bit off because they're never in character and when they ARE in character they wouldn't be together...and I don't know if I would like them as much if they are together. It's as if you're getting at something that just doesn't work but you want to pair them up forcibly like getting a Barbie and G.I. Joe doll and mashing their faces together. KISS, DAMMIT, KISS!
(This is that part where I realize that my post will no longer be a short commentary on For A Few Demons More but rather a OMGLJCUT rant on every book I'm reading.)
The best relationships as we know are the love-hate and the forbidden ones. Of the multitudes of problems with LKH's Anita Blake novels (I'm gonna be fandom jumping a lot in this post so please don't start brain hemorrhaging), this was just another thing that disappointed me and the rest of the fans. Anita and Jean-Claude's relationship is now as dull and meaningless as the rest of the plot. Others may have held on to some hope for the series but for me, it'll take some time traveling and altering of events to where Micah does not exist and Nathaniel is not a house wife in purple undies and wearing pearls (LKH is seriously messed up).
Lately, I've been stuck on reading YA because TRUE LOVE and that teenage virginal sensuality is like my heroin. I think I've used the correct choice of words to spell out which fandom I'm referring to.
Virgin!Edward is canon but it is damn hard to believe that you can go for almost 90 years not being curious. I may not be a human, but I am a man.
106 year old virgin. Does not compute. The whole not breaking the last rule to getting into heaven is such a feeble excuse considering he already feels eternally damned for being what he is.
I think it is the general consensus that murder trumps sex before marriage but then again I'm using real life logic. I don't think one little romp in almost a century will be the ultimate factor that is holding him back from the shiny land of angels. On the other hand, the whole self denial thing seems to be one of the major points in defining Edward. I'm as infatuated with Edward as the rest of the (young) fandom. I love him for being utterly annoying and always doing what he think is right and moral even if it goes against what he wants
In all honesty, the tortured hero never fails as a fan girl magnet. *Cough*BuffyAngel*cough* It's always the extremes. The self sacrificial hero that never gets a break and the jerk that tells you everything you don't want to hear but ends up being right. I'm such a sucker for those archetypes, it's downright embarrassing. I drink up that stuff like I'm downing my second Red Bull
It also helps to know that Edward loves Bella not just because she smells nice and all that Tua Cantante
business. He loves her for her. *gushes* Don't you wish there is The One out there for you who accepts that you are sitting at your laptop at 2 am typing furiously and muttering things about vampires and still loves you for who you are, run-on sentences and all?
I finished reading Blue Bloods
by Melissa De La Cruz. They were surprisingly enjoyable. I had my doubts even through the first third of Blue Bloods
because the whole rich New York society and brand name dropping just reeks of Gossip Girl
and De La Cruz's other works. However, I got past that and even the past the fact that the protagonist is epitome of the modern goth girl Mary Sue (a Kate Moss look-a-like who is a social outcast because no one wants to get to know her past her gothic but somehow trendy even to the cool girls attire) to read this series' refreshing take on vampires and vampire origins.
I quite liked the use of soulmates as a theme in these books. The twincest thing wasn't even a turn off. Yes, I suppose it is somewhat interesting that twincest would appear in a YA novel despite the very reasonable explanation about past lives and fallen angels but I doubt the novels were advocating any disturbing ideas (though I wish the author would explore further on exactly HOW a twin would assume the position of a spouse without huge genetic and social fuck ups).
I'd like to point out here that all of us who used to be and still are fans of L.J. Smith have a soft spot for anything to do with soulmates. It's such a warm and fuzzy idea and
makes the world a better place
appeals to the masses who read for TRUE LOVE. *insert montage of The Princess Bride
* It's too bad that this fandom is dying because of all that drama with Strange Fate
. Winter of '08 maybe? I'm keeping my fingers crossed like the desperate and fan that I am. Sometimes it feels like I'm love sick. Please tell me I'm not mental. I already know I have OCD when it comes to my fandoms and interests. If only you knew many times I refresh my friends page for...perhaps it's better if you just ignore the last part.
I suspect that if I ever have any children I'll smother them with love 'cause apparently I have way too much of it to contain in my body. Either way, I don't think I'm very child-friendly. I'm the type to freeze up and get a panicked look in my eyes if you try to hand me your baby.
Since I went on a baby tangent, I think it's my body and mind's hint for me to get to sleep but before that I want to get a word or paragraph in about Anne Bishop's upcoming novel, Tangled Webs
she released was a blessing and a curse because I need more DaemonJaenelleSurrealLucivarandtherest. It is exceptionally painful for it to end right there. On another note, I'm a bit apprehensive about where this book is heading. Dreams Made Flesh
was a good end-it-all for that series so having this pop up was a total shocker for me. I stopped following Anne Bishop's works after the Black Jewels
just didn't interest me.
It's an odd feeling to revisit an old fandom when I thought I had good closure on it. I hope Tangled Webs
isn't a giant piece of fluff for fans because there was enough of that in Kaeleer's Heart
in my opinion. Obviously, giving fans too much of what we want isn't necessary a good thing because it starts to feel like fanfiction. All those quirky moments between the characters really offsets the dark mood of the series which had worked well for the trilogy because it deals with really dark themes like rape, insanity, and corruption of power. While I love these comedic scenes in the beginning of the trilogy because it gives readers a break from the darkity dark, I hope the new book doesn't overdo it. Ms. Bishop, please put your characters through hell for my piece of mind kthanx.
Alright, I'm done! I should lay off the energy drinks and get some cucumber slices for my eyes. See, I do have some common sense. :D
Good morning, all!