Wednesday, November 15, 2006

American Title III - Rabble Rousers and Straightlaced Heroines

There was plenty of ranting and raging and rabble-rousing out here in Blog Land yesterday, and it had nothing to do with the first line of The Kama Sutra Chronicles, “Crotchless panties?” (Oops, I said it again! *g*)

No, this time the controversy revolved around a few of the comments made by the American Title judges regarding the appeal—or lack thereof—of sniper heroines and firefighter heroes. The finalists who received those negative comments are lucky to have good, loyal friends who took up the fight on their behalves.

So yes, there was lots of good old-fashioned protesting going on! It warmed my crazy radical heart to see it happening. Plus, it’s always nice to see friends standing up for their buddies.

And while all this was going on, who was there to defend my heroine Gracie? Who took up the sword to defend straightlaced Gracie’s honor when she was denigrated and ridiculed and called *gulp* prim! And repressed! Hmph!

(By the way, these photos of Helen Hunt represent my vision of Gracie!)
Okay, I’ll admit it’s all my fault. I called Gracie straightlaced when what I actually meant was, she’s all business. She’s the librarian and book curator for a small, prestigious university and she takes her job very seriously. And yes, she’s a bit of a bookworm.

But repressed? No!

Repressed would better describe her ex-boyfriend Hubert, Dean of the School of Engineering. He's the one who fell asleep when all Gracie wanted to do was, er, explore the mysteries of the Kama Sutra. She thought Hubert would enjoy the various, er, possibilities, because after all, he’s an engineer. She thought if she appealed to his intellectual appreciation of movement in space…

As The Kama Sutra Chronicles begins, Hubert is history. And Gracie’s about to join an online dating service…

Stay tuned!



Blogger Maureen Child said...

Prim is a perfectly reasonable word for a librarian!! Flavia needs to chill a little on EVERYBODY. Geezz, doesn't she know everyone hates Simon?? LOL

Besides, I've READ this book and no way is Gracie PRIM! LOL

12:31 PM  
Blogger Kate Carlisle said...

Aww, thanks Maureen!!! No, Gracie's not so prim! LOL

4:24 PM  
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