I made Magenta from my djinn novels! She looks so very awesome! And with the fire magic, it worked so well! Go ifritahs!
I then made Kalima DeMornay. Put her on the villains side, so she's a... umm... whatever the punchy people are! Basically, she looks like human Ali with Kalima characteristics. (Purple hair! Whoo!) *Beat* Okay, and I gave her kitty ears and a lion tail. Look, I needed it understood she was all demony, but without her looking all hideous, okay?
Now, if only I could stop running into walls... and past bad guys when I'm trying to kill them.
Also, with all the crazy work stuff, I didn't get a chance to mention I'd finished a not so happy romance novel - The Marriage Bed by Claudia Dain - on Sunday.
So, the basic set-up = Midsummer Night's Dream, if you were looking only at Helena and Demetrius. In other words, the female lead was basically following the male lead around half of the book all love-sick and on the verge of begging, while the male lead treated her like he was disgusted by her.
... It's weird. Helena/Demetrius is one of my favorite parts of that play. I mean, sure, I don't like how they END that story, but I love their stuff besides that. But I HATED this aspect of the book. It pissed me off how she was like his beaten puppy, following him around, looking for a crumb. UGH. (Helena was MUCH more subtle about it and think that's a good part of it.)
And then they gave me more to go on. She finally gets pissed and says, 'you know what? Fuck him and his cow. I hate him! HATE HATE HATE.' And sure, you know she doesn't mean it, but man, is it a lovely turn of events.
But then there's this one part that reaaaaally irked me. She's trying to get him to have sex with her after they get hitched. And when it winds up being awful, she's told that she won't be able to conceive if she doesn't have a good time.
THIS IS FOUND TO BE FACT BY ALL AND NOT DISPUTED.
My gods! How many women are raped each year that wind up pregnant?? I don't have a statistic for you, but I don't think they'd appreciate that statement at all!
I mean, hell, what you're telling me is that if a woman becomes pregnant then of COURSE she enjoyed it. This means if it's a rape. This means if it was her boyfriend/husband who couldn't find her clit to save his life. Doesn't matter. She MUST have enjoyed it if she got a kid out of the deal.
Gods, people piss me off.