March 5th, 2003

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What is wrong with people?

Ok, a little background info. I work for a publisher of all kinds of women's fiction. Due to a recent reorganization, I was moved to the "inspirational" (read: Christian) line. I'm not Christian or religious at all, but I don't have a problem working on this line. Well, today I was opening some mail, and I came across the lovely letter excerpted below:

Dear Editor,

I usually enjoy your books, but I was sorry to see that in [Blah Blah Blah] by [Some Author] you approve of women pastors. They are not Scriptural, as women are told not to usurp authority over men in the church. (I Timothy 2:11,12)

Please avoid controversial stands. I will be more careful in the future about buying your books.


Three words: what the fuck? What century are we in, anyway? Heck yeah, you SHOULD be more careful about which books you buy. Nobody forced you to buy that book, just like no one forces people to watch movies they might find offensive. And lady, it's FICTION, as in NOT REAL. Some people have way too much time on their hands. My friend, who used to work on this line, warned me that I'll also be seeing letters from people complaining about books in which female characters show their ankles or *GASP,* wear SHORTS! Imagine that....

OK, I have to drag myself to the gym before Angel comes on. This rant might continue later.
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I'm counting down to Angel, or should I say, Angelus. Faith is returning, Willow will be crossing over to AtS, Angel will be crossing over to Buffy...Now if they'd just bring back Oz. Pretty please? I liked Willow with Tara, but I LOVED Willow with Oz. As for Willow with Kennedy, I HATE it. Don't see the chemistry at all. Feels too forced. And can I mention I hate the SITs in general? If this is the last season of Buffy, why can't they just focus on the Scoobies (and Andrew, because I love him)? Memories of Kennedy, Chloe, and the other annoying ones won't keep me warm once Buffy's over.
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