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Oct 2016: Iron and Velvet > Questions for our 11/1 Hangout for Iron and Velvent

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message 1: by Felicia, Grand Duchess (last edited Oct 05, 2016 06:32PM) (new)

Felicia (feliciaday) | 740 comments Mod
Post comments and questions (NON SPOILER) for us to discuss at our 11/1 hangout! 7:00 PST, Tuesday Nov 1rst!
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M | 1 comments No questions yet? Here's a basic one to start us off: In this setting, what kind of supernatural being would you like to be?

Me, I'd want to be a mage. I like that anyone can learn magic, and I like that for all her power, we see Nim holding court in a community center. I wouldn't mind being a vampire, what with the dawn not killing you and all, but the werewolves are terrifyingly posh and being part faery sounds like a good way to lose your identity.


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Duckie84 | 33 comments If you were one of the fire mages how would your fire manifest?


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Carissa Bailey | 4 comments M wrote: "No questions yet? Here's a basic one to start us off: In this setting, what kind of supernatural being would you like to be?

Me, I'd want to be a mage. I like that anyone can learn magic, and I l..."


I would be a mage too. Second choice would be faery.. I think having purple eyes would be cool.


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Heather McFarlane (arachnapheria) | 15 comments Maybe it's just me but does anyone else find the female characters a bit hollow? Some of the "thoughts" of Kate seem more like what a guy would think (I have never met a single woman who uses the acronym BAMF as a verb). Perhaps it's because the book is written by a man, I don't know. What do you guys think?


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Carissa Bailey | 4 comments Heather wrote: "Maybe it's just me but does anyone else find the female characters a bit hollow? Some of the "thoughts" of Kate seem more like what a guy would think (I have never met a single woman who uses the a..."

Yes! I thought the exact same thing. Not being familiar with the author beforehand, I actually assumed it was written by a female the whole way through and then at the end when I read the author's blurb, I thought certain things made way more sense - like Kate's inner dialogue and also how there were lots of attractive female characters around Kate all the time.


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Shaitarn | 23 comments Heather wrote: "Maybe it's just me but does anyone else find the female characters a bit hollow? Some of the "thoughts" of Kate seem more like what a guy would think (I have never met a single woman who uses the a..."

Yes! I was finding this difficult because the main character just seemed too masculine (I'm not talking about her sexuality, but her thought processes).


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Alicia Shaitarn wrote: "Yes! I was finding this difficult because the main character just seemed too masculine (I'm not talking about her sexuality, but her thought processes). ..."

I know what you mean by that - I had the same feeling about Miss Smilla's Feeling for Snow but I didn't really notice it in this one.


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Bex | 4 comments Carissa wrote: "Heather wrote: "Maybe it's just me but does anyone else find the female characters a bit hollow? Some of the "thoughts" of Kate seem more like what a guy would think (I have never met a single woma..."

I didn't mind Kate, but I connect with her the way I usually do with first person narrative. There is something atuomatic about her. The tough-girl motif if pretty common for female PI stories. For that reason Kate reminded me a little of Jessica Jones from the TV show, or Veronica Mars, or Dex Parios, only, yeah, colder. She seemed really tired all the time.

But, interestingly, I also assumed the author was a woman the entire time. Mostly because the sex scenes weren't gross. Generally I find male-written sex scenes to be very cringe-y, but these ones I didn't find creepy.


justbookdatathings | 1 comments Heather wrote: "Maybe it's just me but does anyone else find the female characters a bit hollow? Some of the "thoughts" of Kate seem more like what a guy would think (I have never met a single woman who uses the a..."
Yeah, definitely. I also thought it really made the book off putting. It's not that I mind an F/F relationship in a book, but to me all of the lesbian characters felt too sexed up I guess. It kind of felt like the author was fetishizing (sp?) lesbians, which makes a bit more sense now that I know that it was written by a man, as much as it hurts me to say that.


message 11: by Shaitarn (last edited Nov 01, 2016 08:01AM) (new)

Shaitarn | 23 comments Don't know how many questions we're allowed: I have two if that's okay.

Aside from running a night club, what job would you take if you were a vampire?

If you were forced to play 'snog, marry or avoid' with the main supernatural races in this book, what would you go for?


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Heather (tornadox) | 20 comments Would Kate Kane, Paranormal Investigator, ever date Kate Kane, Batwoman? or vice versa?

Full disclosure - finally got the book yesterday, haven't started it yet. Every time I glance at the series title, though, I expect this book to be a novel about the DC Comics character having paranormal adventures in an alternate universe.


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Jennifer Crane-rosset | 104 comments Heather wrote: "Maybe it's just me but does anyone else find the female characters a bit hollow? Some of the "thoughts" of Kate seem more like what a guy would think (I have never met a single woman who uses the a..."

It was a shout out to X-Men, Nightcrawler in particular. When Nightcrawler teleports in the comics, the "action word" is BAMF...it's not meant as the acronym. Look at the context it was used in this novel.


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Valerie (valkyrieandherbooks) | 14 comments I liked that Hall just dropped you into the middle of Kate's story and I loved the overall pace of the storyline. It's refreshing to read a character who has her issues but isn't so bogged down by them and stuck in her own head that she doesn't go anywhere or progress on a personal level. I will definitely be reading the next book in the series!
My casting:
Kate - Krysten Ritter
Julian - Chloe Grace Moretz
Tara - Portia de Rossi
Nim - Kat Dennings


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