First: from Jessica A, SmartPop has an essay up about the language of sex, specifically looking at sex in the Anita Blake series, and how authors approach sexuality and sexual depictions. You can read it online at the SmartPop site.
I don’t know how author Marella Sands wrote about the sex scenes in the Blake series. There are hardly any.
Want to watch videos about awesome? Carrie Lofty has two for you. They’re older, but they’re teh winsome.
First, The Nostalgia Chick talks about token chicks, with the default and the deviation of the default/gender alternative. Well worth watching and thinking about it.
Key moment: “AND SHE’s PIIINK!”
Then Nostalgia Chick, Lindsay Ellis, takes a look at villainesses.
I love analysis of pop culture SO MUCH. This RULES. Thanks Carrie!
Finally, Leah alerts me to an awesome line in Seducing the Vampire, by Bonnie Vanak, the free Online Reads at eHarlequin: “a silent tsunami of stealth.” That would make a great name for a blog, wouldn’t it?