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I think we’re moving from Portland’s airspace to Seattle International Airport’s.

Oh FGS, it's SeaTac. Everyone freaking know's it's an international airport. Duh.

Jun 09, 2012 08:08AM
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...and to think that only yesterday I was staring out at the Sound toward the Pacific.
Okay. Putting a map in the comments under a spoiler tag, it's a bit largish. Looky where Seattle is. Looky where the Pacific Ocean with a big ol' mountain range betwixt them.
Jun 09, 2012 05:30PM
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Misfit
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We speed up Interstate 5... he says as Taylor whisks us into the night toward Bellevue.

Erm. Google maps, downtown Seattle to Bellevue. See the directions of the blue lines. They're a going south on I5 (not Interstate 5) to get to I90.

Jun 09, 2012 03:28PM
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Ewwwww. This is supposed to be romance? I'll put the quote in a comment with a spoiler tag.
Jun 09, 2012 02:56PM
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I remember him saying—I can’t remember when—that I would feel so much better after a good hiding. How can that be so? I really don’t get it. But strangely, I do. I can’t say that I enjoyed the experience. In fact, I would still go a long way to avoid it, but now … I have this safe, weird, bathed in afterglow, sated feeling. I put my head in my hands. I just don’t understand.

Neither do I :/

Jun 09, 2012 01:55PM
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I put my head in my hands. I didn’t know I could dream sex. Was it something I ate? Perhaps the oysters and my Internet research manifesting itself in my first wet dream. It’s bewildering.
Jun 09, 2012 12:53PM
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“God, I’d like to give you a good hiding. You’d feel a lot better, and so would I.”
Jun 09, 2012 12:04PM
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“What’s vanilla sex?”

“Just straightforward sex, Anastasia. No toys, no add-ons.”

“Oh.” I thought it was chocolate fudge brownie sex that we had, with a cherry on the top. But hey, what do I know?

:D

Jun 09, 2012 11:20AM
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Misfit
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One last quote then I'm off to the gym and a FOL sale.

“Well, you get an A in oral skills. Come, let’s go to bed, I owe you an orgasm.” Orgasm! Another one!

*rolls eyes*

Jun 09, 2012 09:18AM
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Misfit
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A few quotes from the first big "F" scene. Can't call it a love scene after all.

“Well, as you’re sore, I thought we could stick to oral skills.”

“I want you to become well acquainted, on first name terms if you will, with my favorite and most cherished part of my body. I’m very attached to this.”

My inner goddess is doing the merengue with some salsa moves.

Jun 09, 2012 09:17AM
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He undoes the buttons of his jeans...

I don't recall seeing buttons on jeans since the swabby pants were so popular in the 70s.

Jun 09, 2012 09:13AM
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message 1: by Iset (new)

Iset See, as a Brit I wouldn't pick up on this stuff in Fifty - but I'd sure as heck expect the author to have done proper research and get it right!


Misfit It would be the same if a Yank like me tried to write a book with a London setting. Having characters going on vacation instead of on holliday. Cars having trunks instead of boots, I think is the phrase. Crap like that.


message 3: by Iset (new)

Iset Yes, cars have boots over here, and we have holidays not vacations. I'm trying to think of an equivalent to the I-5 thing...


message 4: by Rebecca (new) - added it

Rebecca Huston The M-1. Motorway. Watching a few episodes of Top Gear certainly will set the lingo straight, if you have cars. ;)


message 5: by Jane (new)

Jane Yes, if a character called it "the M1 Motorway" instead of "the M1" that would pretty much be the equivalent of this I-5 thing.


Misfit Jane wrote: "Yes, if a character called it "the M1 Motorway" instead of "the M1" that would pretty much be the equivalent of this I-5 thing."

It really is annoying, and the author is constantly making gaffes like that. It's driving me batty. She should have just set the story in London or somewhere else she knows. But she wouldn't be the first - there's always the Sleepless in Seattle ooops. You'd have to be a major stud-muffin to row a boat across Lake Union (all the houseboats are on the east side of the lake), get through the locks (well you might get a good rest there, I think it takes a while to get through them, although I've never done it myself), plus rowing all the way across Elliott Bay dodging ferries, pleasure boats and all the big freighters coming in and out of the Port of Seattle, just to get to Alki beach in the nick of time.

Trust me, it would have been a whole lot quicker if Tom Hanks had driven out to Alki, since the water taxi wasn't working back then :p


message 7: by Rebecca (new) - added it

Rebecca Huston Just so, Misfit. I can tell the same sort of thing when someone tries to write a novel set in NYC and hasn't a clue about how to get around the City. Once you smell those subways, or been in them on a hot day, you'll never forget it.


Misfit I think I'll keep this for the next time I'm bashed for complaining about historical accuracy when I'm really complaining about common sense. Argh.


message 9: by Rebecca (new) - added it

Rebecca Huston Misfit, this is precisely why I like talking about books with you so much. You nail it on the head when it comes to why some books simply don't work.


Misfit Rebecca wrote: "Misfit, this is precisely why I like talking about books with you so much. You nail it on the head when it comes to why some books simply don't work."

Same here, and I appreciate that most of us can agree to disagree. Most of us...


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Misfit wrote: "I think I'll keep this for the next time I'm bashed for complaining about historical accuracy when I'm really complaining about common sense. Argh."

Honestly, if people who say that non-fiction is for facts, believe in NF accuracy, they are deluding themselves. That's why I stopped paying attention to people who keep saying how 'it's only fiction'. If it were really that insignificant, fiction books wouldn't have been banned and/or burned throughout the ages.


message 12: by Sera (new)

Sera Fifty more reasons for me to stay away from this book.


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