Wednesday, 30 October 2013

My Naughty Thoughts : Yummy Baddies - The Villains That Turn Me On

When did the bad guy suddenly become eye candy? When did he start rivalling the hero in looks? More and more of our big screen villains are becoming hotties. What's a girl to do when the bad guy gives her a little tingle inside? I remember when the anti-hero wasn't much to look at. It was easy then. You routed for the hunky good guy and cheered when the toad-like bad guy got his, end of story. But now I feel a twinge of disappointment when the bad guy gets killed. I guess it's my affliction for pretty things. I hate seeing a gorgeous guy go to waste. Yummy baddies take my breath away in so many different ways:

I love eye candy. A face to die for starts my engine revving and this baddie did it for me. He started out as one of the good guys and even though I knew he was destined to be bad, I couldn't help crying "No" when he turned to the dark side. Hayden Christensen rocked Anakin Skywalker in Star Wars and his tortured stares were near hypnotizing that I almost joined the dark side with him.

Sometimes a pretty face is just another pretty face. Add a shiver inducing accent to match and I get all tingly down there. Luke Evans as Owen Shaw in Fast 6 and Guy Pearce as Aldrick Killian in Iron Man 3 with their Welsh and British accents were like crooners to my soul....Frankie....

What makes a complete package? A trifecta of hotness? Why rock hard abs you could lick ice-cream off of course. Lee Byun-hun as Storm Shadow in G.I. Joe made my heart do palpitations when his shirt got ripped off. I would have gladly knocked Snake Eyes over with a steam roller to get a better look at that body.

Baddies I drool over aren't always killers. Sometimes they're just plain old douche-bags like Taylor Lautner as Hunky Frat Boy in Grown Ups 2. After being Team Jacob, (yeah I'll say it Edward sucked) it was hard routing for Adam Sandler to knock his punk-ass out.

So now that the baddies are getting hunkier on the big screen, are they also becoming knock-outs in our books. Will the next vampire or werewolf villain be so hot that the heroine can't help but notice.

What do you think about bad guys being as hot as their hero counterpart? Let me know some of your favourite hunky bad guy.

And that's my naughty thoughts on yummy baddies.

Later Loveys

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Thursday, 24 October 2013

My Naughty Thoughts : Dumb Heroines - The Lois Lane Syndrome

In writing my I Hate Superman post, I realised there's something I hate even more than heroes like Superman. The dumb heroine that was the old Lois Lane. (This does not include Man of Steel's Lois Lane).

Lois Lane was suppose to be this smart, ambitious, go-getter reporter. The Daily Planet's star. So I find it a bit insulting and condescending that she was fooled by a pair of glasses. Seriously!!

This woman worked closely with her reporting partner, shared space with him, covered ground breaking stories with him, and even interviewed him as Superman and yet she couldn't see what was right before her eyes. Two men with such a striking resemblance that even a blind man could see Clark Kent was Superman. Seriously!!

Superman Returns (2006) made her appear even more incompetent as she didn't even recognise a man she had a kid with. Seriously!!

I excluded Man of Steel's Lois Lane because this woman was true to who I thought the character always should have been. She track down this mysterious super powered saviour in a matter of days straight to his mother's door step and I thought, finally...a Lois Lane I can respect.

Unlike the Lois Lane of old, Blake Lively's character Carol Ferris in Green Lantern earned my undying respected when she realised Green Lantern was her childhood friend within five seconds of standing two feet from him. She even called him out on him thinking that he could fool her with a mask.

I hate when stories are written like the female leads has no senses. Sometimes I even find myself yelling at a movie or TV program or novel : "are you serious" , "how can you not see what's happening" , and my favourite "idiot...serves you right". (Thinking about that right now is making me laugh at how riled up I can get at a dumb heroine). point is this, I don't think I'm dumb. In fact I know I'm an intelligent and competent woman. I don't know how I may react to certain situation but I'd like to think I'd have some semblance of common sense. So I'm not all that interested in reading about dumb heroines. I get that sometimes the heroine has to make a few missteps to keep the story moving. Sometimes she has to trust the wrong person, go down a dark alley or scream at the worst possible time (ever find yourself shouting, shut the f*** up). What I can't accept is making her as stupid as Lois Lane....

And that's my naughty thoughts on dumb heroines.

Later Loveys

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Friday, 18 October 2013

My Naughty Thoughts : I Hate Superman

Recently I watched Man of Steel for the uptinth time, and as usual I was cuckoo for coco puffs over Henry Cavill. He is just so damn hot, and that body sculpting suit...gimme a second I'm enjoying the memory. No more kalson and tights...yeppy. I loved the latest edition to the franchise. Two hours told me more of Superman's story; Jor-El's perspective, Zod's mindset, Krypton's demise, Clark Kent's upbringing, than all the movies combined.

So you may be wondering, if I have such high praise for the movie, and the actor is drool worthy in so many ways, then why do I hate Superman. Because an hour after I watched the movie, a Superman animated movie played and it reinforced everything I hate about this particular hero. He's sanctimonious, a bit of a hypocrite and arrogant.

I didn't always hate Superman. I liked Christopher Reeves in the old Superman movies, and Dean Cain in Lois and Clark was okay. My aversion for Superman started with Smallville and slowly progressed with Justice League (yeah I'm a grown woman and I still watch Saturday morning cartoons). I was into Smallville when it first started until I realised that Superman thinks he's better that Lex Luther. Okay, maybe morally he probably is, but acting like you have a halo over your head is a bit irritating for us mortals. In Justice League he's even worst. He looks down his super powered nose at everyone from that pedestal he's put himself up on. I guess when you can fly you're above everyone else.

I hate his hypocrisy of crucifying the bad guys for their moral indiscretion but giving his friends a free pass for theirs. It's not okay for Lex to spy on people but it's okay for Chloe to do it?

My breaking straw was when Batman opined that they needed to protect the world from the Justice League if they ever went rogue and Superman was adamant that it would never happen. I was like, dude, red kryptonite turns you evil. Is it really beyond the realm of possibility that a hero, yourself included, could go villain? Are you really that conceited?

Why do I like Batman more than Superman? Because Batman knows his fault and shortcomings. He doesn't pretend to be a hero. He's completely aware of the fact that he's capable of doing wrong and he doesn't continue to act holier-than-thou when he does. He has a dark side and doesn't pretend otherwise.

In the end, what's my point. Only that the "perfection" that is Superman, doesn't always translate well into romance novel hero. A goody-goody, who thinks he's always right, and makes you feel morally inferior (even when he isn't trying) can become tiring to read about. I'm not always good, so a little imperfection in my hero makes him seem real, and attainable. The naughty little girl in me likes a little badness in my guys.

So please don't hate on me because I said I hate Superman. In actuality, I'm cool with what he stands for, I just hate the condescending personality he has evolved into. Like I said in the beginning, I liked Man of Steel, both the actor and the movie.

And that's my naughty thoughts on superman type heroes.

Later Loveys

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Monday, 14 October 2013

My Naughty Thoughts : Five Minutes to Sex

Recently I read a romance novel where after knowing (or barely knowing) each other for all of five minutes the hero and heroine were already knocking boots. I guess the prudish part of me kicked in because I was like, what the....(I always have that reaction actually). It made me think about my friend who's already doing the nasty with her boyfriend of five months and how it took my ex an entire year to get any from me.

Am I being the last prude standing when I do a double take when I read about heroines who sleep with the hero five minutes after meeting him. And am I being the one thing I hate more than a liar, a hypocrite, if my writing reflects such a state. I won't even kiss on a first date, but the female characters I have dancing in my head wouldn't hesitate to go after something or someone they wanted, and that includes sexually. I, on the other hand, am nothing like that.

When I write from a character's perspective I tend to infuse a lot of myself into them. All my characters have a piece of my personality in them, except in this aspect. Maybe deep down I wouldn't mind for once throwing caution and upbringing to the wind and indulging in the fantasy of succumbing to a sexual attraction with a hot stranger.

I've never really thought any less of a heroine who sleeps with the hero "on their first date" but I admit to feeling differently in real life. Is that a double standard? Or is it that I already know the heroine ends up with the hero, while real life isn't always that easy.

What do you think of the heroine who sleep with the hero within a day of knowing him? Is the idea a little bit of a turn on or are authors portraying women in a bad light?

And that's my naughty thoughts on giving it up in the first chapter.

Later Loveys

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Friday, 11 October 2013

Feature & Follow #2

Feature and Follow is a weekly event hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read 
that showcases a featured blogger every week.

This week's question:

Feature you own favourite blogger.

My Answer:

As I'm new the blogospere and still finding my feet, there are
few bloggers that I follow regularly but from them I have to say my lowercase life
by Luna Lablue is my favourite. She writes about her everyday life
and at times it's quirky, funny or down right scary.

Tuesday, 8 October 2013

My Naught Thoughts : Is Strong Ever Too Strong

I got some great comments in response to my last post about leading females. I wrote about two types of heroines, the strong and the helpless. As I "penned" my thoughts on the strong heroine and used a few leather clad bad-asses as examples, it nagged at me that I might be setting up the idea that kick-ass only means physical. And physically combative does she have to be before she loses her femininity.

So I included Jessica Rabbit as an example of a certain type of kick ass female. She may not be able to go toe to toe with werewolves, take on hoards of zombies, or slice a vampire's head off but weak she is not. If there is a spectrum of kick ass females, Jessica would be at one end of it. She's the type that oozes femininity and sexuality. After all, she was drawn that way. She sways her hips in an enticing rhythm, bats her sultry eyes, and puckers her pouty lips (I won't even mention what she does with those boobs). She's alot dainty, but from the first time I saw her, I thought....that chick is dangerous. Jessica is the girlie-girl bad-ass.

At the other end of the spectrum lies the alpha female bad-ass. She's so strong she comes off a little to manly. Sexy may not be the first word used to describe her. Either her body doesn't look very feminine, she doesn't dress feminine (no leather here) or her dialogue is a bit off "I need no one". I think Sandra Bullock or Melissa McCathy's characters in The Heat is my best idea of her. You have a hard time believing the love interest.

Sonja, Selene and Alice fall somewhere in between. The unobtainable bad-ass. Physically they are gorgeous women to look at, but personality wise they have their short comings. They're hard and lack any vulnerability. You wonder what they need the hero for. (Did you notice how Selene was always saving Michael?  It made him look like less of a man in my eyes).

As much as I love a leather clad fighter, I think I most relate to the girl next door bad-ass. Kind of like Buffy the Vampire Slayer (what vault did I dig that out of). She's cute and bubbly, wears the same kind of clothes I do, doesn't emasculate the hero with her strength and independence, but still needs him from time to time.

Most times when I read romance novels I forget the description of the character that the author gave (especially if there isn't a couple on the cover) and I start imagining them more from what they say and how they act (if that makes any sense). The words conjure the image in my head of either Jessica, Selene or Buffy. And as much as I enjoyed Underworld and Resident Evil, their heroines were just a little to far from the every day woman. I like when they're more like Buffy, they're a little more real to me.

And that's my naughty thoughts on strong heroines.

Later Loveys

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Friday, 4 October 2013

Feature & Follow Friday

Feature and Follow is a weekly event hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read 
that showcases a featured blogger every week.

This week's question:

What book (or TV show or movie) have you not read that seemingly everyone else has?

My Answer:

I tried reading The Lord of the Rings when the movies came out but never got through it.
The Vampire Diaries and Tru Blood. Even though I like paranormal theme shows,
I've never watched an episode of either.

Thursday, 3 October 2013


In playing with the blogger app on my tablet I think an incomplete post went out...if it did...oops my bad....I guess you got a preview of my next post....if you didn't get it....(sigh)

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

My Naughty Thoughts : Who's Hotter - The Kick-Ass Chick or The Damsel in Distress

Sonja, Selene and Alice. If you love vampires, werewolves or zombies you should recognize these names. What do these women all have in common ... besides black, leather, bodysuits? They kick-ass and look good while doing it. They're the type of women you don't mess with. They can take care of themselves and don't need the hero to save the day. They're an asset to him, not a hindrance. I love these kinds of heroines.

I like strong women who add to the story. She doesn't always have to be able to physically kick ass, a sharp tongue, a rebellious streak, a fearless soul or a woman who, instead of whimpering in the corner, picks up a lead pipe and bashes the villain over the head before he hurts the hero. I think Jessica Rabbit is a great example of a kick ass chick. She's beautiful, sexy and struts around in a tight red dress. If you didn't know her you wouldn't take her seriously as a threat right. But throughout the movie she had her man's back and she was a female no one messed with. A true femme fatal. A red-head with attitude.....

Then there is the flip side of the coin, the damsel in distress. The hero's always saving her, she's easy prey for the villain and she frustrates the hell out of me. You know the type...when the killer/zombie's chasing her she trips and starts crawling on her butt, crying and begging for him not to hurt her, and you're shouting at the book or movie...just kill her already... I quickly lose interest in novels with weak heroines that constantly need the hero to rescue her at every turn. Now this isn't the feminist in me talking, I like a knight in shining armour, but come on. The helpless heroine!!! She's just insulting.

I said in my ginger post that I'm partial to red-heads as my female heroine. The truth is I don't really care what the heroine looks like. I'm partial to red-heads because of the type of personality I'm expecting to see. I like fiery women who gives the hero a little trouble. Not trouble in the way that I'm cursing at the book because I'm frustrated at her stupidity, but trouble in the way that she doesn't make everything easy for the hero, she makes him work for it and she's not afraid to curse him out.

So unlike the heroes, who I'm sad to admit (no I'm not) physical appearance can be as important as his personality, for the so much. She can be gorgeous or she can be a plain Jane, it's irrelevant for me. Once she's strong, intelligent and kick ass.

And that's my naughty thoughts on kick-ass chicks.

Later Loveys

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