When I first attempted to write this post, several months ago, I titled it “the real reason Nicholas Sparks is the worst”. I was planning to discuss the lawsuit against Nicholas Sparks that has accused him of being racist, antisemitic, and homophobic in the workplace. I then planned to use that as a lead-in to discuss how romance novels are just awful in general.
Something about that original post just never feel right. Maybe it’s because I have no way of knowing if Sparks is really guilty of what he has been accused, or maybe it’s because any time I start to attack the Romance genre I find myself haunted by the memory of Jane Austen.
This is what you find when you search for “Jane Austen” and “ghost”.
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Normally, the dissection of nerd culture is Evan’s territory. Comic books, super-hero movies, the ins-and-outs of sci-fi flicks- really anything you could or would want to know about geekdom, Evan has covered.
Except, perhaps, for Dungeons & Dragons.
For that, you’d come to me.
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Tagged 4th Edition, choice, Christian, Combat, comic books, conservative, cult, D&D, d20, die, DM, Dungeon Master, Dungeons and Dragons, encounters, equations, fantasy, Fourth Edition, games, gaming, geek, Geekdom, GIF, gods, Lolth, magic, melodrama, mundane, mythos, natural 20, nerd, nerd culture, Next, non-combat, pantheon, pat robertson, players, railroad, sci fi flicks, sci-fi, self determination, super hero movies, video game, videogames