Sunday, July 31, 2005


I have found the perfect candidate for RWA's next President: slithytove, who while thinking up oxymoronic genre movements provided this absolute gem:

Chaste Porn. A man and a woman, both 18 years old or older, fully clothed, sit on a sofa and pitch woo. I'm sure other things happen—taffy-pulling and the like—but I'm falling asleep just thinking about it, and must stop.

The possibilities are endless, you know: Fashionless Chick Lit, Futuristic Historicals, Victorian Regencies, Satanic Inspirationals, and that favorite of all the uptight and silly, the Sexless Romance.

Romance hasn't seen this much optimism since the Shakers took a vow of group celibacy. Ladies, kidnap this man and make him your leader.


  1. Anonymous5:58 PM

    I think Futuristic Historical has been done. Also known as Steampunk. Cf. The Difference Engine, The Diamond Age, etc.

    Certain elements of our society seem to think that J.K. Rowling is making a lot of money off Satanic Inspirationals, but reasonable people may (and usually do) disagree.

  2. I dunno, I think Satanic Inspirationals could be fun. ;)

  3. Anonymous12:11 PM

    Satanic Inspirationals - There HAS to be a market for that. I mean, with politics the way it is today, what public official wouldn't need a little pick-me-up every now and then? After a few years in office, they might start to forget why they went there in the first place. All the bribe money and free gifts start to look dull and lifeless. The mistress is even starting to feel like a second wife. Time to get back to basics. Feel the greed! Sell out to big business for an even HIGHER dollar amount. Troll the PACs for free trips to Europe.

    Oh yeah, there's a market for this in DC.

  4. Anonymous4:14 PM

    This is toooo good to resist. I simply have to delurk!

    My name is Giles English and I have in fact written and sold "Chaste P_rn"!! :

    There is absolutely no intercourse within the covers.


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