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I like the title

Tue, 07/14/2009 - 12:58 by Ananth in response to his pride, her passion

We've done two subway related strips in the past week and a half! Well, we've been spending a lot of time on public transit, and it's a gold mine. 

To you ladies - are romance novels girl porn? I do believe that they are. 

My friends and I used to challenge each other to go into book stores and read aloud from romance novels. It was like russian roulette - one person closes their eyes and points to a page at random, which they then have to read aloud in their most dramatic voice. We got the boot from a couple of bookstores that way, until we finally found one where the staff joined us. Try this game! It is loads of fun. 

I'll be at Otakon this upcoming weekend! Then Yuko and I will be at SDCC (no table), and then Yuko and I will be at Connecticon (also Conrad?) ... we'll have a table there with some merch to sell. If you see us walking around at any of these shows, don't be shy - flag us down and say hello, we like to chat. 

Comments

Hahaha, they are girl

Comment by Lupus Draconis (not verified) Thu, 07/16/2009 - 21:36

Hahaha, they are girl porn.

I'm personally not a fan, but I also made a very hilarious game of dragging a friend to a bookstore and reading passages aloud. I recommend Christina Dodd for it. Very sappy.

QC and JW

Comment by Kyon (not verified) Fri, 07/17/2009 - 00:07

I was re-reading Questionable Content because I enjoy seeing how one's art progresses to see if I can catch the little things that lead to it. Anyway this totally reminded me of Jimbo the redneck in the dive bar that writes those romance novels!

HAHA

Comment by mieulium (not verified) Sun, 07/19/2009 - 09:08

well, i've seen something funnier.

This burly man was sitting in front of me reading a manga. So I decided to peep at what manga he was reading.

Turns out he was reading hardcore yaoi. With sex sex sex. I realised why he was not reading it wide open. XD

I couldn't stop grinning myself throughout the bus journey.

Romance is Lady Porn

Comment by Anonymous (not verified) Sun, 07/26/2009 - 13:03

I read a lot of romance books and a lot of porn and the romance novels of today are better and cheaper and more numerous. They are also so sometimes more kinky depending on the author( Laurell K Hamilton)

Twilight

Comment by Anonymous (not verified) Sun, 08/02/2009 - 20:56

A friend of a friend wrote an editorial for his university paper in which he equated the Twilight novels to female pornography. Needless to say, he did not get away from that one without some scratches. Seriously, women tore him apart. They're extremely protective of their vampire themed literature.

seriouly

Comment by daikarasu (not verified) Tue, 08/11/2009 - 23:48

the real issue here is that she is reading erotica in public... idk bout you guys, but i find that wrong.

Novels...

Comment by AnneOnAMouse (not verified) Sat, 01/08/2011 - 18:59

One time my friend made me buy a vampire romance novel for her because she was embarrassed to be seen with it. Then another friend started reading it aloud in homeroom. That conversation went something like this:
"Her eyes were fogged with need, and-"
"OH MY GOD I'LL KILL YOU-"
"Why are you hitting me!?"
"'He looked positively angelic but this torture was demonic-"
"YOU BITCH!"
"Owww!"
"GIVE ME THAT BOOK!"
"HE SHUDDERED WHEN HE FELT-"
"AAAARGH! DIE!"
"Oww! Jesus!"
"SHE MOANED AS THE VAMPIRE-"
"OH MY GOD, GIVE ME THE BOOK!"
"What are you girls reading?"
Long pause.
"The dictionary."

Absolutely girl porn. Where

Comment by str4y (not verified) Sun, 01/09/2011 - 10:59

Absolutely girl porn.
Where as guys can get right into it, have no problem with 'hi...I'm here to deliver a pizza--with EXTRA sausage--> instant sex', girls, in general, do better with a little more emotional/psychological involvement first. We want to know WHY the busty-yet-vulnerable redhead is getting plowed like the field of her father's estate by the moody-yet-deep farmhand/nobleman-in-disguise.
I'm not saying that girls can't appreciate regular porn, nor that the sex is all we read the romance novels for...but when I was in my teens, those were what would have been hidden under my mattress if I had felt the need to hide my porn.

Holy crap it's Penny minus

Comment by Corey (not verified) Fri, 03/02/2012 - 21:47

Holy crap it's Penny minus the neck tattoo!

http://www.johnnywander.com/comics/351

I know I'm kinda late, and

Comment by Anonymous (not verified) Tue, 03/13/2012 - 14:51

I know I'm kinda late, and nobody is probably going to answer this but, that woman looks ALOT like Penny from your last arc, did you just like the look of the design? Or was it just by accident?

IT'S PENNY BRIGHTON! PENNY I

Comment by Jessie (not verified) Tue, 03/27/2012 - 06:53

IT'S PENNY BRIGHTON! PENNY I KNEW NOT YOU WERE INTO SUCH THINGS!

Ehhhh...

Comment by Linelle (not verified) Mon, 02/04/2013 - 15:24

I'm not sure if this is a direct analogue, but the romantic fanfics I've come across definitely all end in porn. I've never finished a "real" romance novel- or even the first chapter of one- though, so I can't say. :/