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Karla
Karla is finished with Love, Remember Me (Wyndham Saga, #2)
Snap reaction? Blaze Wyndham was absolutely tolerable in comparison to the insufferably prim Nyssa. At least Blaze fucked the king and...and...well, that's all she did. Nyssa couldn't even manage that. But...Nyssa made a wallet out of Varian's nutsack before he even developed a personality, so she's like an artsy-craftsy ninja, I guess?
Apr 26, 2016 10:11AM Add a comment
Love, Remember Me (Wyndham Saga, #2)

Karla
Karla is 92% done with Love, Remember Me (Wyndham Saga, #2)
When you don't know WTF to do with your fictional characters, just copy/paste Tudor history run-downs by the fistful & stick your romance couple in periodically at random. <= this whole fucking Franken-book
Apr 26, 2016 06:02AM Add a comment
Love, Remember Me (Wyndham Saga, #2)

Karla
Karla is 37% done with Love, Remember Me (Wyndham Saga, #2)
Soooo....within 7% we got *three* full recaps of Varian taking the fall for his younger uncle wrt to the knocked-up farmer's daughter who hung herself.

Padding things a bit with repetitive backstory, Bertie? >_>

Apr 22, 2016 07:05AM 14 comments
Love, Remember Me (Wyndham Saga, #2)

Karla
Karla is 30% done with Love, Remember Me (Wyndham Saga, #2)
There's absolutely nothing more riveting than reading characters (historical & fictional) standing around yakking about Tudor history and factoids and recapping family history, backgrounds & recent events multiple times. Also: instalove from barely-seen hero.

Apr 21, 2016 06:06AM 15 comments
Love, Remember Me (Wyndham Saga, #2)

Karla
Karla is 8% done with Love, Remember Me (Wyndham Saga, #2)
I hope that's the last we see of Blaze. She's just as smug & insufferable the last time I had the displeasure of reading about her speshul snowflakey ass.
Apr 19, 2016 04:27AM Add a comment
Love, Remember Me (Wyndham Saga, #2)

Karla
Karla is on page 506 of 578 of The Mysteries and Miseries of New York: A Story in Real Life
They openly advertise their villainous humbuggery--& the worst of it all is that nearly all of these pretended fortune-tellers are procurers for houses of ill-fame, wretches employed by kindred demons to fill the gardens of vice & iniquity with fresh flowers, as fast as the old ones decay or die off.

Your innocent daughters are gonna become white slave hoors, New York City!!! :D

Apr 07, 2016 10:59AM Add a comment
The Mysteries and Miseries of New York: A Story in Real Life

Karla
Karla is on page 501 of 578 of The Mysteries and Miseries of New York: A Story in Real Life
"No, no!" murmured the poor woman--"you mus'n't do it. She is too good and pure. Bury me near her, but not with her; she is an angel--and I--oh, God, what a sinner I am!"

The melodramatic dialogue completes me. ^_^

Apr 07, 2016 10:54AM 2 comments
The Mysteries and Miseries of New York: A Story in Real Life

Karla
Karla is on page 426 of 578 of The Mysteries and Miseries of New York: A Story in Real Life
DWAMATIC

What pictures could the imagination paint, the transition from comfort & the smiles of fond & idolizing parents, from the purity of stainless maidenhood, to the hell of that atmosphere, to the life of the painted, heart-broken courtesan, whose smile is like sunlight falling upon a tomb. There may be brightness without, yet within there is wretchedness and misery; darker, colder, more bitter than death!

Apr 07, 2016 10:51AM Add a comment
The Mysteries and Miseries of New York: A Story in Real Life

Karla
Karla is on page 395 of 578 of The Mysteries and Miseries of New York: A Story in Real Life
And now our author, Ned the Nativist, rears his head. :P

"Nearly all the hack-drivers in town are Irish, & a saucy, cheating, good for nothing set of scoundrels they are too. If you were to rake the dominions of his sulphuric majesty with a fine-toothed comb, you couldn't find a more unprincipled, rascally set!"

Apr 07, 2016 10:46AM Add a comment
The Mysteries and Miseries of New York: A Story in Real Life

Karla
Karla is 17% done with What's Left?
"[Bertrand] Russell said that for too many right-thinking, left-leaning people it wasn't enough to assert that oppression was an evil which destroyed its victims. The oppressed's experience of oppression had to ennoble them. Their leaders had to become titans, their poets geniuses & their fighters heroes. The Fallacy of Superior Virtue implied that victimhood was morally invigorating, so the more of it the better."
Apr 07, 2016 07:00AM 4 comments
What's Left?

Karla
Karla is on page 390 of 578 of The Mysteries and Miseries of New York: A Story in Real Life
The wife of a cheating husband accidentally sees a note from the abortionist saying his tobacco shopgirl honey is near death and to COME QUICK WITH MONEY AND HELP ME WITH THE BODY, LIKE YOUR LAST GIRL.



Scandalous!!! O:

Apr 02, 2016 11:31PM 3 comments
The Mysteries and Miseries of New York: A Story in Real Life

Karla
Karla is 67% done with A Duke but No Gentleman (Masters of Seduction, #1)
Chalk up the hero being dumb as a stump, too. *dies* XD
Mar 31, 2016 04:27AM 2 comments
A Duke but No Gentleman (Masters of Seduction, #1)

Karla
Karla is 52% done with A Duke but No Gentleman (Masters of Seduction, #1)
And of course we've just had a reference to the heroine's intellectual acuity despite all evidence to the contrary. Imogene is only slightly more sentient than a rock.

Slightly.

Mar 30, 2016 05:17AM 5 comments
A Duke but No Gentleman (Masters of Seduction, #1)

Karla
Karla is on page 179 of 376 of Daughter of the Sword
"I'll track down the men who killed your family. I told you before I'd join the Free Staters if you wanted that. I will. I'll steal out slaves, help them north. Anything you say. Use me, Deborah. I'll be a sword in your hand."

If the guy speaking (who's not the hero) wasn't such a sneaky, emotionally stunted douche, this would be a hero-harem worthy speech. :P

Mar 24, 2016 08:23AM 13 comments
Daughter of the Sword

Karla
Karla is 25% done with A Second Mencken Chrestomathy
It is idiotic to say that a dog's life is empty & bestial. A dog has highly fastidious tastes in food; it knows how to play & to be gay; it has a talent for amorous adventure; it acquires manners & prefers good society. In all those ways it is surely much superior to the average Methodist.
Mar 24, 2016 06:27AM 1 comment
A Second Mencken Chrestomathy

Karla
Karla is on page 105 of 376 of Daughter of the Sword
This is a really slow burn/builder of a romance, lots of interactions between the various characters. Shit seems like it's about to hit the fan pretty soon, though. :P
Mar 18, 2016 06:50AM Add a comment
Daughter of the Sword

Karla
Karla is 12% done with A Second Mencken Chrestomathy
...the inferior masses appear to have a congenital incapacity for self-government. They must be bossed in order to survive at all, & if kings do not boss them then they are bossed by priests, & if priests are kicked out then they submit to oligarchies of demagogues and capitalists, as now.

1923....2016....same as it ever was. :P

Mar 18, 2016 06:14AM Add a comment
A Second Mencken Chrestomathy

Karla
Karla is 12% done with A Second Mencken Chrestomathy
To advocate free speech is quite useless: the thing itself would be fatal to democracy. But in advocating it one at least enjoys the satisfaction of exposing the hypocrisy and swinishness of those who oppose it.
Mar 18, 2016 06:12AM Add a comment
A Second Mencken Chrestomathy

Karla
Karla is 9% done with A Second Mencken Chrestomathy
The central belief of every moron is that he is the victim of a mysterious conspiracy against his common rights & true deserts. He ascribes all his failure to get on in the world, all of his congenital incapacity & damfoolishness, to the machinations of werewolves assembled in Wall Street, or some other such den of infamy.
Something tells me H.L. would enjoy the fuck out of this election. :P
Mar 16, 2016 05:01AM Add a comment
A Second Mencken Chrestomathy

Karla
Karla is on page 216 of 578 of The Mysteries and Miseries of New York: A Story in Real Life
"An' it's a purty face yez have got, Miss; I'll be bound that ye've lots o' lov'ers!"

"No — I never have any," replied the poor girl, feeling that she must speak & not offend the strange visitor.

"Niver have ony ? Och, an' it's yerself that's a bloody fool, then, wid yer purty looks. Yez could make lots o' money."


If more classics had trashy period realism like this, people wouldn't hate them so much. :P

Mar 10, 2016 07:11AM Add a comment
The Mysteries and Miseries of New York: A Story in Real Life

Karla
Karla is on page 147 of 578 of The Mysteries and Miseries of New York: A Story in Real Life
"Now dance! Heave ahead there with your sets, or I'll be down on you, you soot-bags of mortality!" shouted the man. "You know me, the most of you, & if any of you don't, I'm Butcher Bill, gentleman, scholar, & so forth; professor of fistology, the black art, and so forth!"

Guess whooooooo? :D

Mar 09, 2016 05:39AM Add a comment
The Mysteries and Miseries of New York: A Story in Real Life

Karla
Karla is on page 147 of 578 of The Mysteries and Miseries of New York: A Story in Real Life
"The snake charms the bird to destroy the fledgeling in its nest. He is the snake, you are the bird, I am the fledgeling."

I'm sensing some impending imperiled virtue.

Mar 08, 2016 06:03AM Add a comment
The Mysteries and Miseries of New York: A Story in Real Life

Karla
Karla is on page 101 of 578 of The Mysteries and Miseries of New York: A Story in Real Life
"To comply with that to which you allude, must I not be a murderess?"

"Use not such harsh terms, my dear. It is not murder! Mrs. Sitstill, to whom I would send you, is a kind woman, a very useful one to society. Many a girl from the highest grades of our aristocracy thanks her now, that her name is free from stain."

Aborshuns! :O Hah, even in 1849, someone's calling BS on the myth of 24/7 chaperonage.

Mar 02, 2016 06:53AM 3 comments
The Mysteries and Miseries of New York: A Story in Real Life

Karla
Karla is on page 135 of 416 of Grant Speaks
I'm kinda missing the lack of attention to Julia Dent aka Mrs. Grant. She IS the lazy-eyed wench that gave Ulysses a handie during a picnic. That kind of gal warrants more storytelling attention IMO. :P
Feb 26, 2016 02:01PM 2 comments
Grant Speaks

Karla
Karla is on page 62 of 578 of The Mysteries and Miseries of New York: A Story in Real Life
"Ah, shentlemens, zis is one life of ver grand excitement ! You go into a push — you keep one peep open for ze coppare — ze ozzare you keep move 'bout for find ze dummy, eh? Vel, you no shall see ze coppare — you shall feel for ze dummy, or ze skin, you shall sink you 'ave got him ; by dam one coppare come look you right in ze ver face !"

Uh oh, ze Fronchy azzent! :P

Feb 25, 2016 06:43AM 5 comments
The Mysteries and Miseries of New York: A Story in Real Life

Karla
Karla is 40% done with So You've Been Publicly Shamed
Out of all the shamings and pile-ons recounted thus far, I'm pretty confident that the one Adria Richards instigated is because she's full of hyperdramatic bullshit. >___> When identity politics is your alpha and omega, everything is a threat and offense and All About You.
Feb 21, 2016 08:56PM 2 comments
So You've Been Publicly Shamed

Karla
Karla is on page 75 of 364 of Tawny McShane
The 15 y.o. heroine is pimped out by her skeezy dad & the hero bangs her on a couch while his wife is off in another room. I perceive a rattling of pearls off in the distance. >:D
Feb 15, 2016 07:45AM 5 comments
Tawny McShane

Karla
Karla is on page 346 of 463 of Satin Embraces
This heroine is everything I eyeroll about with HR chicks, and then some. -____- And the hero is fucking irritating as well.
Feb 12, 2016 01:52PM 5 comments
Satin Embraces

Karla
Karla is on page 110 of 463 of Satin Embraces
Well, the Chicago Fire's already happened. Kinda shooting your climactic load a little early....
Feb 08, 2016 11:44AM Add a comment
Satin Embraces

Karla
Karla is 35% done with Schadenfreude
You can tell the original characters are lacking in charisma, dimension and overall capacity for interest when the reader thinks, "Oh thank God, Mengele' s finally here!"
Jan 30, 2016 04:02PM 6 comments
Schadenfreude

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