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Can a character be truly male any more?


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Initial post: 12 Jan 2013 16:39:10 GMT
Last edited by the author on 12 Jan 2013 23:44:27 GMT
J Fletcher says:
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In reply to an earlier post on 12 Jan 2013 17:21:23 GMT
Jim says:
Get a grip, man.

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Jan 2013 18:16:05 GMT
I Readalot says:
Course they can, think Dave Lister from Red Dwarf or how about practically all the male characters from Family Guy/American Dad/Cleveland Show. If they can get away with on TV why should books be any different. Some people will be offended no matter what you say or write, I am offended by overly PC characters. When it comes to novels you only have to look at the crime genre to find plenty of 'real' men.

Posted on 12 Jan 2013 18:36:52 GMT
Anita says:
Of course a character can be truly male. And of course an author can truly be a spammer, whatever the topic...

Posted on 12 Jan 2013 20:02:57 GMT
gille liath says:
See me beat my hairy chest...

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Jan 2013 21:13:43 GMT
*shudders*

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Jan 2013 21:26:42 GMT
gille liath says:
You wouldn't shudder if Ryan did it...actually I think he has gone topless in his new profile pic.

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Jan 2013 21:29:06 GMT
Emphyrio says:
Write the story you want to, if some people are offended that's their problem. The more emasculated society becomes, the greater the need for a man to be a man, even if only vicariously by identifying with a character in a book or film.
Some settings will let you get away with more.
Action heroes don't have to be total jerks, but the audience isn't there to be entertained by their sensitivity. :)

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Jan 2013 21:32:03 GMT
Shut up, you're just teasing me.

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Jan 2013 21:33:07 GMT
gille liath says:
;)

Did you have a look to make sure?

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Jan 2013 21:35:43 GMT
Anita says:
Are you always of the jealous kind, or only what concerns Stella? ;)

Posted on 12 Jan 2013 21:35:44 GMT
Last edited by the author on 12 Jan 2013 21:38:30 GMT
I like bad guys who have a soft side. The kind that smells of danger, red alert, avoid! Then they turn out to be quite decent. Particularly when they find their heart at some point along the way.

Created one of them myself, and Sam overtook Tom easily. And Tom is perfect! None of them with a hairy chest, though.

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Jan 2013 21:36:20 GMT
No. I didn't. It's not Ryan's body I want. No, no.

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Jan 2013 21:37:04 GMT
I love Gille. But I don't want his body either.

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Jan 2013 21:37:41 GMT
gille liath says:
Nobody's offended, or likely to be. This is just spam.

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Jan 2013 21:37:56 GMT
Anita says:
??
To be honest, I want him alive too

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Jan 2013 21:39:43 GMT
gille liath says:
I'm glad we cleared that up: equal-opportunity indifference. :)

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Jan 2013 21:39:50 GMT
Gille: wanted! Alive.

What do you pay?

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Jan 2013 21:40:19 GMT
gille liath says:
Shucks, thanks.

I don't think you'd get much for it, anyway...

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Jan 2013 21:40:48 GMT
Always glad to help putting you out of your misery, my dear.

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Jan 2013 21:41:02 GMT
gille liath says:
I've seen a million places: an I've rocked 'em awwwl...

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Jan 2013 21:41:32 GMT
gille liath says:
Oh no - that sounds like we're back to disposing of my body...

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Jan 2013 21:42:02 GMT
Thank you. I just spat my peppermint tea at the screen. Should drink wine as I'm far more careful not to spill it.

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Jan 2013 21:42:51 GMT
Last edited by the author on 12 Jan 2013 21:44:34 GMT
That's a lot, no wonder you need to dispose of your exhausted body.

But fear not, both of you are only wanted alive. You're wonderful medicine. You, Ryan and Anita, too.

Posted on 12 Jan 2013 21:47:04 GMT
Anita says:
Hey, folks, you are too quick for me.

As I got totally confused, perhaps more or less it:
I don't want gille's body and I don't want him separately from his body, I think he should be inside his body, and as he seems to be exactly there I don't have to pay anything.

If you have posted anything before me, not my fault
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