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01-04-2014, 03:27 PM #31
Octo Mother Superior
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Good morning US chuckle.gif Yes I'm looking forward to reading your books, I'm sure they will be fogging up my reading glasses.
01-04-2014, 03:28 PM #32
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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(01-04-2014, 03:27 PM)Octo Wrote:  Good morning US chuckle.gif Yes I'm looking forward to reading your books, I'm sure they will be fogging up my reading glasses.

I'll have to do extensive research on the various types of aliens and their physicalities. chuckle.gif

"•Romance fiction generated $1.438 billion in sales in 2012."

http://www.rwa.org/p/cm/ld/fid=580
01-04-2014, 06:55 PM #33
Softy Incognito Anonymous
 
There have been many Romance Novels written by

famous authors,,,under pen names,,,to keep themselves

fed while writing larger novels...

(:X
01-04-2014, 07:10 PM #34
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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(01-04-2014, 06:55 PM)Softy Wrote:  There have been many Romance Novels written by

famous authors,,,under pen names,,,to keep themselves

fed while writing larger novels...

(:X

Interesting, this is bigger than I thought.
01-04-2014, 07:38 PM #35
Softy Incognito Anonymous
 
(01-04-2014, 07:10 PM)UniqueStranger Wrote:  
(01-04-2014, 06:55 PM)Softy Wrote:  There have been many Romance Novels written by

famous authors,,,under pen names,,,to keep themselves

fed while writing larger novels...

(:X

Interesting, this is bigger than I thought.

They had some famous author on TV one day,,,forget who,,,

years ago,,,about her famous book,,,she said she wrote

these,,,famous book took years,,,she said she could write

romance novel in 3 days,,,gave her pen names and everything,,,

probably pretty good romance novels too,,,she said everyone

does it...

(:X
01-04-2014, 07:53 PM #36
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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(01-04-2014, 07:38 PM)Softy Wrote:  
(01-04-2014, 07:10 PM)UniqueStranger Wrote:  
(01-04-2014, 06:55 PM)Softy Wrote:  There have been many Romance Novels written by

famous authors,,,under pen names,,,to keep themselves

fed while writing larger novels...

(:X

Interesting, this is bigger than I thought.

They had some famous author on TV one day,,,forget who,,,

years ago,,,about her famous book,,,she said she wrote

these,,,famous book took years,,,she said she could write

romance novel in 3 days,,,gave her pen names and everything,,,

probably pretty good romance novels too,,,she said everyone

does it...

(:X

It does feel natural and easy for me to write this type of genre.

Quote:. E.L. James, Fifty Shades of Grey

Why? This book by E.L. James converted millions of people into readers. For that alone it should be part of the romance canon. It is also one of the most striking direct examples of the obsessive, controlling hero who finds something unique—something addictive—in an otherwise normal woman.

http://www.heroesandheartbreakers.com/bl...ed-opinion

3. Jennifer Crusie, Bet Me

Quote:Why? Jennifer Crusie's Bet Me has an overweight heroine, a hero who is befuddled and entranced by her, loads of snarky wit, and a critically sexy donut scene.

Sexy donut scene? I wonder where the author researched this?





Maple bacon donut 3:50 min in. This is real life folks...sexy bacon donuts.

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01-05-2014, 10:24 AM #37
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(01-04-2014, 02:59 PM)UniqueStranger Wrote:  
(12-30-2013, 05:50 PM)UniqueStranger Wrote:  
Quote:The romance fiction market "has been impervious to the overall economic recession, with faithful readers spending up to $40 a month" on romance novels in 1982.[96] That year, paperback romances totaled $300 million in sales, and the total audience was estimated at 20 million readers. A survey of 600 regular romance readers the same year "found that they mirror the general population in age, education, and marital and socioeconomic status." Over half of the women had at least some college education, and 40% were employed full-time. 60% of the women surveyed read at least one romance every two days. The women admitted to reading romances as an antidote to stress, for mental escape, and to learn about history and new careers.[97]

The romance novel market continued to expand, so that by 1991, they comprised 46% of all mass market paperbacks sold in the US. This expansion was due in part to voracious readers, with over half of Harlequin's customers purchasing 30 novels per month. By this time, the romance novel audience had become more educated, with 45% having a college degree, and more than half of the audience worked outside the home.[98]

By the 2000s, romance had become the most popular genre in modern literature. In 2008, romantic fiction generated $1.37 billion in sales, with 7,311 romance novels published and making up 13.5% of the consumer book market. Over 74 million people claimed to have read at least one romance novel in 2008, according to a Romance Writers of America study. Nine point five percent of romance readers identified themselves as male, and the study reported that romance readers were more likely to be married or living with a partner. Of the entire American population, 24.6% read at least one romance novel in 2008.[30]

It's a big market jb.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Romance_novel

"By the 2000s, romance had become the most popular genre in modern literature. In 2008, romantic fiction generated $1.37 billion in sales..."

With $1.37 BILLION in sales, what would be the gov't's take...I don't feel like doing the math right now. So, they gave back $1 MILLION over 3 years for R&D in this area...so, I believe the taxpayers in this area have paid for this R&D in it's entirety.

No they didn't. The government gave to the money to some crony friend probably throu an intermediary like the National Endowment for the Arts which is given taxpayer dollars to p!ss away on things like the disgusting Mapplethorpe photos or the infamous "pissChrist."

PissChrist was noting more than placing a crucifix in a jar of p!ss. The whole thing is a farce. A scam.

Again, we are a nation of laws that must comply with the Constitution. There is no provision for scamming tax payers to fund the friends of politicians. That's what this cr@p is all about.

'Research' what a bunch of bs!

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01-05-2014, 05:19 PM #38
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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Well, I'll have to disagree that monies given to this particular genre is bs...have a broader look at how The National Endowment for the Humanities spends your tax dollars.

http://www.neh.gov/grants

Quote:Eligible projects include
• research that significantly adds to knowledge and understanding of the humanities;
• conferences on topics of major importance in the humanities that will benefit scholarly research;
• archaeological projects that include the interpretation and communication of results (projects may encompass excavation, materials analysis, laboratory work, field reports, and preparation of interpretive monographs); and

research that uses the knowledge and perspectives of the humanities and historical or philosophical methods to enhance understanding of science, technology, medicine, and the social sciences.

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01-05-2014, 09:28 PM #39
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(01-05-2014, 05:19 PM)UniqueStranger Wrote:  Well, I'll have to disagree that monies given to this particular genre is bs...have a broader look at how The National Endowment for the Humanities spends your tax dollars.

http://www.neh.gov/grants

Quote:Eligible projects include
• research that significantly adds to knowledge and understanding of the humanities;
• conferences on topics of major importance in the humanities that will benefit scholarly research;
• archaeological projects that include the interpretation and communication of results (projects may encompass excavation, materials analysis, laboratory work, field reports, and preparation of interpretive monographs); and

research that uses the knowledge and perspectives of the humanities and historical or philosophical methods to enhance understanding of science, technology, medicine, and the social sciences.

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PissChrist and Mapplethorpe fit none of those criteria.
But even if they did, it is not the role of the federal government to do any of those things.

Pray for me. hug.gif
01-05-2014, 09:40 PM #40
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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Quote:The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) is an independent federal agency created in 1965. It is one of the largest funders of humanities programs in the United States.

Because democracy demands wisdom, NEH serves and strengthens our republic by promoting excellence in the humanities and conveying the lessons of history to all Americans. The Endowment accomplishes this mission by awarding grants for top-rated proposals examined by panels of independent, external reviewers.

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01-05-2014, 11:08 PM #41
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(01-05-2014, 09:40 PM)UniqueStranger Wrote:  
Quote:The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) is an independent federal agency created in 1965. It is one of the largest funders of humanities programs in the United States.

Because democracy demands wisdom, NEH serves and strengthens our republic by promoting excellence in the humanities and conveying the lessons of history to all Americans. The Endowment accomplishes this mission by awarding grants for top-rated proposals examined by panels of independent, external reviewers.

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It's not surprising that the NEA would write a self serving statement such as that in order to rationalize its own funding. But it has no bearing on the legality of their existence as a federal agency.

I don't know whether to laugh or cry regarding the bolded part of your response. It would take an so-called independent expert to approve a crucifix dunked in urine.

Mapplethorpe preparing to stick a bull whip up his rectum provides yet another example of their depravity.

In reality, the funding done by the NEA is frequently a corrupt, incestuous process where friends are rewarded with taxpapers' money. How else does a pissChrist or a Mapplethorpe get one red cent.

Answer: They don't.

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01-06-2014, 04:55 AM #42
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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(01-05-2014, 11:08 PM)Below Average Genius Wrote:  
(01-05-2014, 09:40 PM)UniqueStranger Wrote:  
Quote:The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) is an independent federal agency created in 1965. It is one of the largest funders of humanities programs in the United States.

Because democracy demands wisdom, NEH serves and strengthens our republic by promoting excellence in the humanities and conveying the lessons of history to all Americans. The Endowment accomplishes this mission by awarding grants for top-rated proposals examined by panels of independent, external reviewers.

cheers.gif

It's not surprising that the NEA would write a self serving statement such as that in order to rationalize its own funding. But it has no bearing on the legality of their existence as a federal agency.

I don't know whether to laugh or cry regarding the bolded part of your response. It would take an so-called independent expert to approve a crucifix dunked in urine.

Mapplethorpe preparing to stick a bull whip up his rectum provides yet another example of their depravity.

In reality, the funding done by the NEA is frequently a corrupt, incestuous process where friends are rewarded with taxpapers' money. How else does a pissChrist or a Mapplethorpe get one red cent.

Answer: They don't.

This is what they have agreed to fund and what I am discussing, I'm not sure why you are going off on that tangent.

Quote:The Project aims to “explore the fascinating, often contradictory origins and influences of popular romance as told in novels, films, comics, advice books, songs, and internet fan fiction, taking a global perspective,” and will culminate with a 2015 documentary called “Love Between the Covers,” a “content-rich website,” an academic symposium, and a “nationwide series of library programs dealing with the past, present, and future of the romance novel.”

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