Good Lesbian Books: What are your pet peeves about Lesfic?


shiraglassman:

goodlesbianbooks:

We’ve got a whole essay on the topic: Pet Peeves and Problems in Lesbian Fiction, and these are the main points.

  1. Reused Plots
  2. Poor Writing/Editing
  3. Terrible Characters
  4. F/F
  5. Finding It
  6. Sex Scenes
  7. Limited Variety

What do you hate about lesbian fiction right now? What turns you off…

"Shyness of authors" heeee that doesn’t seem to be my problem. ;-)

What you said about it being associated with porn really resonated with me, because the word ‘lesbian’ has such a pornographic connotation outside of feminist/queer spaces that “lesbian” + “fantasy” doesn’t mean “fantasy plus lesbians”—for many people, and for Google, adding the word ‘lesbian’ to ‘fantasy’ doesn’t mean ‘a gay woman with a dragon and magic potions’ — it means ‘sexual fantasies involving one more more lesbians’.

This doesn’t happen for anything else. You can say you write fantasy about this, that, or the other, but suddenly when you bring lesbians into it, it’s that type of fantasy (i.e. sexual daydreams), not the type where Gandalf takes Luna Lovegood on a magical quest for Susan Pevensie’s missing quiver of arrows. So I was never able to market my book with the simple words ‘lesbian fantasy’.

Screw that. Lesbians like dragons, too.

imabornfangirl:

Henry, your moms are hot

just saying

(Source: naomigokce, via paelmoon)

“Sleeping is an important hobby for both of them. More importantly, if either fell into an eternal, cursed sleep, the other would know the drill. They would just have to take turns or they’re screwed. And they both like the forest and enjoy cottage life. Plus, imagine how fun their wedding would be with the seven dwarves meeting the three fairies. Merryweather meet Grumpy, Grumpy meet Merryweather.”

The Aurora/Snow White section of the “If Disney Princesses Were Lesbians, Who Should Date Whom?" article by Georgette Eva (all six pairings are quite fun!)
feministdisney:

foxville:


"We’re as different as night and day, Queen Noor."
"On the contrary, I think we’re more alike than you think…"

inspired by this post, about a possible Frozen sequel with a fiery muslim queen… who can control fire. i ship it.
the name Noor, by the way, means light or radiance

feeling it… thooo I could also feel this as a movie by itself (just Noor)

feministdisney:

foxville:

"We’re as different as night and day, Queen Noor."

"On the contrary, I think we’re more alike than you think…"

inspired by this post, about a possible Frozen sequel with a fiery muslim queen… who can control fire. i ship it.

the name Noor, by the way, means light or radiance

feeling it… thooo I could also feel this as a movie by itself (just Noor)

(via bisexualerenjaeger)

Both After Ellen and Queer Ink offer some interesting Marceline/Princess Bubblegum analysis following the ‘Sky Witch’ episode:

After this setback, the subject wasn’t broached again until July of this year in the episode Sky Witch, which opens with Princess Bubblegum waking up in Marceline’s t-shirt, smelling it, and reveals her wearing it under her clothes. A friendly picture of the pair is also shown taped up on the inside of Princess Bubblegum’s closet.” - Queer Ink

"So there we have it, shippers. Princess Bubblegum sacrificed what she cherished the most, for the thing Marceline treasured above all.  If that isn’t love, I don’t know what is. …  Could Adventure Time be inching closer to a same sex romance between PB and Marcie?” - After Ellen

These are just snippets - I suggest reading the full articles if you’re at all interested.

"Knight!Morgana and Princess Mithian" by *doomburg

"Knight!Morgana and Princess Mithian" by *doomburg

Re: That Last Quote


RELAX-O-VISION SAID: OH, SHE’S BISEXUAL? HAVE YOU ASKED IF THAT’S THE LABEL SHE CHOOSES TO USE? SHE MAY AS WELL BE LESBIAN OF COURSE THAT WOULD INVALIDATE RULE #1: WHEN THERE’S A GUY IN THE PICTURE EVERY GIRL MUST LOVE HIM

Is there a way of replying to a reply?

Anyway, wanted to comment on this because:
1) I personally agree with you, relax-o-vision.
2) I still thought the article was notable/interesting.
3) I don’t necessarily agree with 100% of everything I post on this blog. It’s more of a collection of thematic pieces. I prefer not to comment on most things, and keep the blog relatively impersonal, most of the time.

I also understand that you may not be using ‘you’ to refer directly to me, but regardless, nice to clarify the above in general.

I do appreciate your reply!

“New ground was broken this week when a member of Disney’s iconic Princess franchise was queered and it was revealed that Mulan is bisexual. … On this past Sunday’s episode, Mulan quietly revealed her unrequited love for "Sleeping Beauty" princess Aurora in a heartbreaking scene…”

From this Huffington Post article, October ‘13
by ~vika8D

by ~vika8D