Laurell K. Hamilton, Guilty Pleasures (1993)

Ok, so lets continue with questionable content. And I don’t mean one excellent webcomic, although the time probably will come for a webcomic post. Questionable Content… over 3000 episodes, 12 years of history, great start, likeable characters and some of the typical problems of a successful webcomic… but I’ll save my observations for later. I can certainly recommend this one, I like it a lot and I even have a t-shirt to prove it 😉

Actually, I might do the webcomic post next week… but now I’ll move to today’s topic.

Guilty Pleasures, volume one in Laurell K. Hamilton’s Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter series. I’ve mentioned that series a few times before. It usually went something like “and it was early-Hamilton  good, not late-Hamilton cringeworthy”. And I meant it. Guilty Pleasures is a novel I’ve read with great pleasure, hardly any guilt, really, and I immediately ordered the next one. And the next, and the next. Somewhere around novel no 5 I started feeling less and less comfortable, when I realized it went from urban fantasy to paranormal romance to paranormal porn. But lets start with a short review of the first, and best, of these books:


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A short introduction to fanfiction.

“There’s a time and place for everything, and I believe it’s called fan fiction.”

– Joss Whedon

Yesterday I got a message that my favourite WIP* fanfic was updated and it made me want to finally tackle one “meta” topic I wanted to explore since the beginning of our blog.

* work in progress – unfinished story


1ec92-fanfiction_by_hoodedcrow_2010-d5xx0juLets start with a definition from our trusted TvTropes:

Fan Fiction is a form of Alternate or Expanded Universe created by the fans of a work, rather than the work’s original creator. Fan Fiction, or “Fan Fics” as they are often called, are written for several reasons: To continue a story that ended prematurely, to see what would happen if certain characters are placed in unusual situations, see what happens when the characters of one franchise encounter the characters of another franchise. Or sometimes to get the characters to have mad passionate (or occasionally just mad) sex with each other.

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