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truly random hump day post [Apr. 15th, 2009|08:21 pm]
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Heard an amusing interview on NPR with the Smart Bitches on their new book Beyond Heaving Bosoms: The Smart Bitches' Guide to Romance Novels. After an absolutely painful intro that they so should've not bothered with, things got funny quickly. The magic hoo-hoo! I want to check out this book now. XD

On the topic of romance, rachelmanija asks for recs on angsty romance novels and invites people to create your own romantic hero/heroine.

oyceter makes a good point about Amazon Fail (is the official name with the "#" in front?) here. No matter what the real story behind this incident, Amazon's secret categorization of "adult" books is disturbing.

It seems like the long-talked-about great LJ migration is finally happening? Seems like everyone (but me) is getting a Dreamwidth account and some have already decided to jump ship...

I made Panna Cotta! It was massively easy and yet I was able to mess it up! Luckily I didn't botch it so badly that it came out inedible, and it was very, very tasty. This time I made it with half-and-half...Next time I'm using heavy cream. I recommend making it! Just make sure the gelatin is completely dissolved. XD;

I read a hilarious NaruSasu fic over at Everyday I Miss You. It's the continuation of a fic called 全ては、掌の中 that she'd posted a couple of days ago, shockingly titled(続)全ては、掌の中. In the first fic Sasuke has a problem. Naruto is harrassing him constantly. Naruto had confessed to him, so he'd confessed right back. Unfortunately for Sasuke, Naruto wants sex badly. Sasuke...not so much. Finally, Sasuke asks Kakashi for advice on how to deal with Naruto. He asks Kakashi to say something to Naruto, but Kakashi laughs at the idea that Naruto would listen to him. He tells Sasuke to just sleep with Naruto once since Naruto is probably just pushing because Sasuke said no. Sasuke goes away to think about it. Of course it turns out that Naruto had figured Sasuke would seek Kakashi and had gotten Kakashi to help him out. In the sequel Sasuke falls into Naruto's trap (the sex is not massively graphic but is really funny), realizes Kakashi had been in on it, and in the very last sentence is tromping around the village with his sharingan turned on to exact his revenge on Kakashi. XDXD Now if she'd only update that other badfic....

[User Picture]From: zehavit_lamasu
2009-04-16 08:02 am (UTC)
I love Smart Bitches - Their blog is awesome so I am very much looking forward to their book ^_^.

And I am reserving judgment about Dreamwidth... most of my f-list is staying and I plan to as well (with a back-up at insanejournal)- if it is truly the one blog service that would have all the shiny of LJ - I will buy an account and try it... but a really HUGE chunk of my friends would have to move before I make it my primary blog.

Incidentally - I find insane journal as clanky as all hell - I had to deal with them recently and it was a muppet show ^^;;

My faith in other blog services is somewhat low ... I tend to try them all and they just don't match up to LJ no matter how drama infested LJ is...
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[User Picture]From: insaneneko
2009-04-19 09:19 am (UTC)
I've seen a mix of people planning on cross-posting or completely switching over, at least among the people who've mentioned DW at all. I think it'd take a mass migration of my flist for me to move as well. :P
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[User Picture]From: flyby311
2009-04-16 10:00 am (UTC)
Hmmm. Most of the people I know moving to Dreamwidth have an account, but plan on crossposting because it's apparently going to be made easier on Dreamwidth? Not too sure, actually. I really want an account myself, but as for me jumping the LJ ship entirely... well, I can't really see it happen unless most of my flist move (though quite a few [for something that isn't even out of closed beta] have moved already).

I think it's just Amazon Fail (AmazonFail?). The # refers mainly to the twitter thing... or at least that was my understanding.
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[User Picture]From: insaneneko
2009-04-19 09:20 am (UTC)
I'm like you, I'd move if most people I know move. I'm not sure it'll actually happen, either.
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[User Picture]From: wednesday_10_00
2009-04-16 02:09 pm (UTC)
Jane from Dear Author made a similar post. Interesting to read that both DA and Smart Bitches are giving up their affiliate programs. I don't know if I'm going full-out boycott, but I'm definitely going to start shopping elsewhere. :/

I picked up Heaving Bosoms yesterday, and I've only read a few pages (because I also got a big box of manga in the mail yesterday \o/), but so far it's HILARIOUS. XD They use flow charts! I love the part that's like:
(Did the hero rape the heroine?) N--> (It was really more of a forced seduction...) Y--> (So...yes.) --> (leads to same part as "yes" from original question)
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[User Picture]From: insaneneko
2009-04-19 09:21 am (UTC)
I think I need to get Heaving Bosoms. The flow chart alone is too genius not to own...
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