You probably already know this, but Loki’s latest F/F adventure, “Lady Shark,” is out now! I managed to squeeze in reading it (a reward to myself for working so hard cleaning and writing *g*), and I have to say she’s managed to surprise me again. She says it’s “darker” than her usual…..I’m not sure I’d use that word, though it’s not exactly warm and fuzzy either. It is interesting, however, and manages to throw in some unusual philosophical debating between the torrid discipline and sex. *bg* Go check it out, when you have an extra hour and fresh batteries: Sappho’s Brats. 😉
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Oh, I found it was warm and fuzzy actually.
I’m a disney dyke (a dark disney dyke, perhaps?) and I’m so marrying them in the end. I always manage to find the romance. I’m one of those that thinks Buffy stabbed Faith out of love.
Also, yeah, the philosophical debate was awesome.
Welcome, DisneyDyke! They’re definitely made for each other, that’s true. 🙂 (Didn’t watch Buffy myself, but read a lot of fanfic which agrees with you! *LOL*)
Oh, the fanfics!! Ididn’t care about Tara until I read fanfiction that had her going all toppy/mistressy on Willow. Imagine, that whole “I’m addicted to magic” (more, like “I’m on a power trip” if you ask me) could have been avoided with a firm hand. I’m not that big on Buffy and Faith, but still… We always must find the romance. Lol.
Oh, and not to say what you must do (I would only do that in the appropiate nagging section) but I highly recomend you watch the series. Buffy is awesome.
Also (and more important), I read all your stories and they are great, especially Cassie and Nicky ones (talk about warm and fuzzies). And The Bucket series was fun.
Thank you, DD. I know I would probably love the series, from everything I’ve heard about it. Certainly Joss Whedon impresses me with his writing. It’s one of those things I’ve resisted, like Harry Potter. (Must be my non-existent inner brat. :lol:) But yes, the kinky fanfic is awesome! 😉
I’ll go check out Loki’s story in a minute, but DisneyDyke made a Buffy comment and I feel obligated to make some sort of response. I’ve not heard it put so succinctly, but I think there is a very good case for Buffy having stabbed Faith out of love. Maybe not the romantic, flowers and chocolate kind, but more like the confused, slightly angsty sort of love you have for someone when you don’t know how to admit that to yourself or to them (and happen to have superpowers and fight the forces of darkness on a nightly basis). You’ve made a fascinating point and now I’m going to end up thinking about it and debating it with friends of mine who are Buffy fans.
I was the person who in season three when everyone else was all “Faith is evil!” was going “no, she’s just hurt and misunderstood and they’re not really treating her well so of course she’s going to go help the one person who’s showing her any sort of affection, even if he is evil”. No one believed me, of course, but I think time has proved me right on that.
Yay for having another Buffy fan wandering around! I’m more of a Willow/Tara gal myself, but honestly, who isn’t these days? 😉
Also, hi, Alyx, lovely blog. Thanks for posting. And providing the space for me to hijack for a quick Buffy chat. 🙂
Hi, cras! Long time no see 🙂
I’m a Buffy fan too, and I also never really saw Faith as evil… I think she’d been terribly neglected, and had to grow up way too fast, and the mayor gave her the love she needed. Of course even then she sort of subconsciously tested the boundaries as if she didn’t really believe it, but things held up.
Glad you stopped by, Cras! And thank you for not holding the fact that I owe you an email against me. *g* I promise to catch up soon, after I catch up on my story and my guest leaves. But feel free to chat about Buffy…or anything else. 🙂
I very nearly mentioned something about how someone needed to reply to a certain email, but thought that I’d be nice and not be a pest about it, especially since you’ve seemed rather busy lately. Besides, I planned on emailing you again later to talk about fountain pens and how it’s all your fault I associate them with your stories now. 😉
Hi, Becka! Yay for Buffy! And as Faith is a bit of a brat at times, of course she tested boundaries. That’s what boundaries are there for, isn’t it?
Thanks for the mention Alyx 😀
You say you wouldn’t call it ‘darker’. I’ve had some struggles trying to explain what it’s really like, but it is sort of difficult to explain.
Suffice to say, this probably won’t be everyone’s cup of tea, which I totally understand. It’s *definitely* not one of those stories you could model your life on and if anyone actually came across a top like Scarlett Black they’d be wise to run as fast and as far as they could.
I write *a lot* of romance, which makes me want to kick the boundaries around a bit sometimes with characters that are less than sympathetic. That’s not a wildly popular approach. As far as I can tell most people’s favorite tops are the responsible, balanced ones with just a hint of maternal instinct to them, and you know, fair enough.
Still, if you like a hint of danger and the fantasy of a top who doesn’t recognize limits in any form (again, I’m not remotely condoning that approach in real life,) then you might enjoy it very much.
It IS difficult to explain, but I think the free chapter (which is actually TWO free chapters, no??) makes it pretty clear. And I don’t think there’s anything wrong with writing other stuff besides romance. Your ability to write a variety of stories is one of the things I admire about you. 🙂
I think there are definitely fans out there (e.g., DisneyDyke) who will get a thrill out of Scarlett. Both she and Ricky are unique, that’s for sure. 😀
I enjoyed it very much! It’s fiction so it’s not like we are all gonna model our life on it but having a hot top who is a bit edgy and dangerous adds the excitement for me. Plus she’s not that bad really. Thank you for this wonderful tale Loki.
Oh btw, Ms. Black said something about “a 20 yo is a baby”???? Hmmm, I think Scarlet grossly underestimates us!! *stomp foot and sulk …on behalf of all the 20 something girls here* 🙂
Scarlett Black (aka gun wielding kidnapper) is ‘not that bad really?’ I do enjoy your perspective on things Dreamgirl 🙂
I’m seriously glad that you enjoyed the book though, this was rather a selfish endeavor on my part, I wrote it because it was something I felt like writing, not because I thought others would necessarily like it (though I very much hoped they would, of course – otherwise I would have just stuck it in a drawer.)
As for younger women being like babies, well, let me say that maturity has its benefits. I know this being dreadfully mature myself.
Exactly, Faith wasn’t evil at all!! But Buffy wasn’t either. I don’t like it when people blame Buffy for Faith going evil (slightly evil, as we agreed). I blame the Council. And then I blame Dawn. Why? Well, it’s always fun to bash Dawn. I understand Faith killing people, I don’t understand Dawn being annoying. Oh my moral compass.
And yeah, who isn’t a Willow/Tara fan these days. But again, I don’t hate Kennedy. I’ can be more of a Willow hater, but then I remember her geeky days, and then Dark Willow. I love Dark Willow, you know, after that thing that happened in season 6. I only had a problem with that crap about her being addicted to magic.
Okay, enough Buffy. sorry.
hahah. Well I usually prefer warmer and fuzzier, but because I like it warm and fuzzy I manage to find the… Well, it’s hard to explain it.
Anyway, I like it how brats in Loki’s stories talk and say things full of common sense.Like they say it’s not fair they get spanked or… you know, kidnapped, and that’s absolutely true but then they get spanked anyway because well, it’s a story after all. Loki explained this thing about reality and fantasy much better than me in her blog so I won’t try.
But the thing is: I’m not interested in being kidnapped and spanked against my will, I’m probably not even interested in real disciplinarian spankings. But reading about those things is fun fun fun. In fact, firstly I tried to only read fiction that contained overtly consensual stuff. And I mean, I needed long discussions between the characters and lots of processing… But that got boring. So I just had to assume: i’m turned on by things you don’t find right in real life.
Now life is more fun.
To quote you DD, ‘I just had to assume: i’m turned on by things you don’t find right in real life. Now life is more fun.’
I couldn’t agree more. If we cannot enjoy fantasy, then we may as well abandon the higher functions of the mind entirely.
(I also agree that reading about discipline spankings and kidnapping and suchlike is fun but the reality of such things – on the receiving end at least, is less than wholly desirable.)
Oh, what I meant to say is, I had to assume is when it comes to stories I’m turned on by lots of things that I wouldn’t want in real life. And I used to be really embarased about being kinky so I guess that’s the reason I was yuncomfortable reading edgier stories, but know I’m more okay with that (and even kinda out about my kink with my friends) so…
Sorry, english is not my first language.
I thought you were expressing yourself very well, DD. And I think most of us fantasize about stuff we wouldn’t really want in real life. That’s what makes it such great fantasy material…. 😀