Stargate Monuments


Martha Wells

My Flying Lizard Circus

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I really agree about the consent stuff, and I remember thinking that was a really strong scene when I read it the first time. <3 Moon and Jade!

and after thinking about it more as I was walking the dog, I will add it was excellent especially in contrast with what Moon had just told her.

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I loved that part! Though as much for the BDSM overtones as for the consent part.

(Of course the fact that the girl being so clearly in charge is so rare that it's frequently classified as being some kind of kink instead of just a normal variation of behavior is an entirely different issue.)

We've talked a lot about the consent issue over in Romance Land. I'm an arguer for clearly spoken consent, because I think the opposite is irresponsible.

Yet there's still a lot of 'rapey' romance out there (which just leaves me cold and sick. The authors would argue that readers know the difference between fantasy 'rape' (i.e. lack of consent) and reality, but I believe it only takes one person who believes in the myth to promulgate it.

So I love your scene. It does a great job of making it clear. ;o)

User j_cheney referenced to your post from Consent Meme saying: [...] and Martha Wells [...]

I love your Raksura books, and I especially love this scene, which is all about love and passion and consent.

I loved this scene so much when I read it for the first time, and I still do. I love Moon's vulnerability, and how Jade is careful of it. We hear so often this stupid myth that once a man goes so far he can't stop, and clearly Jade's feeling the same sort of biological pressures here--but she does hold back, even though it's frustrating, because she wants to make sure that he knows exactly what's happening and that he wants what's happening.

This is the sexy part of the scene, not the details over which you tactfully draw the veil. So thanks for writing this scene, and these books.

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