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10:05 pm: Book review post for April (part 1)

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From:[info]limyaael
Date:May 1st, 2008 12:58 pm (UTC)

Re: BIG BOOK-ASS DESTROYING SPOILERS FOR DUST

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I think that perspective is fine, and if Rien at some point had found a woman who could return her love or whom she could make love to, I wouldn't have had a problem with it. But taken together with the other problems in Rien's portrayal, it seemed to me that the idea that Mallory must retain a penis was solely so that Rien would not be making love to someone with female genitalia alone.
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Date:June 24th, 2008 01:41 am (UTC)

Re: BIG BOOK-ASS DESTROYING SPOILERS FOR DUST

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I thought Mallory (keep wanting to write Mal, then my brain jumps to Firefly, then my brain explodes a little) retained a penis because Mal's a hermaphrodite, and "I don't love you . . . you shouldn't change yourself for me" ? Unless you mean constructing the character Mallory as a hermaphrodite in the first place - huh. I thought it was just appropriately "not what it seems/contains everything," like his hold.

-Stephanie, again
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