History YMMV / AnitaBlake

20th May '16 2:47:56 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* BrokenBase: Many fans jumped the ship after "Narcissus in Chains", another bunch stayed around waiting for it to get better or just to enjoy hating it, while another segment of the fan population likes to read porn, and some people genuinely still enjoy the books. A lot of this difference in opinion depends on just when the individual fan realized that Hamilton is nowhere near as talented a writer as they thought when they began reading the books.

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* BrokenBase: Many fans jumped the ship after "Narcissus in Chains", another bunch stayed around waiting for it to get better or just to enjoy hating it, while another segment of the fan population likes to read porn, and some people genuinely still enjoy the books. A lot of this difference in opinion depends on just when the individual fan realized that Hamilton is nowhere near as talented a writer as they thought when they began reading the books.
17th May '16 11:12:21 PM WillBGood
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** This changes in the more recent novels, particularly around ''Danse Macabre'' where Anita [[SuddenlySexuality suddenly]] finds two dudes having anal sex a massive turn on and is perfectly fine with group sex. [[SarcasmMode Good thing changing sexual preferences just like flipping a switch.]]

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** This changes in the more recent novels, particularly around ''Danse Macabre'' where Anita [[SuddenlySexuality suddenly]] finds two dudes having anal sex a massive turn on and is perfectly fine with group sex. [[SarcasmMode Good thing changing sexual preferences is just like flipping a switch.]]
10th Mar '16 9:24:12 AM ShadowWingLG
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** The trend continued with ''Affliction'' and ''Dead Ice'' to the point in the latter where 70% of the book was non-sex relationship drama and a mere 20-25% of the book dealt with the main plot.

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** The trend continued with ''Affliction'' where it took a third of the book to get to the plot and ''Dead Ice'' to the point in the latter where 70% 70-75% of the book was non-sex relationship drama and a mere 20-25% of the book dealt with the main plot.plot and a zombie related B-Plot.
10th Mar '16 9:22:16 AM ShadowWingLG
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** The trend continued with ''Affliction'' and ''Dead Ice'' to the point in the latter where 70% of the book was non-sex relationship drama and a mere 20-25% of the book dealt with the main plot.
25th Feb '16 10:10:36 AM Anddrix
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* BrokenBase:
** The Anita Blake fandom is notable for having a large contingent of "fans" who absolutely cannot stand Laurell K. Hamilton's books, and believe that the fan fiction that has sprung up around the books to be much superior to the original source material.
** Many fans jumped the ship after "Narcissus in Chains", another bunch stayed around waiting for it to get better or just to enjoy hating it, while another segment of the fan population likes to read porn, and some people genuinely still enjoy the books. A lot of this difference in opinion depends on just when the individual fan realized that Hamilton is nowhere near as talented a writer as they thought when they began reading the books.
** There's even a [[http://www.youtube.com/user/minaminokyoko#grid/user/77CDFFA2C4B1B84F Youtube series]] where Tropers/{{Kyoko}} does dramatic readings of the books after the series JumpedTheShark... [[SnarkBait with humor, of course]].
** Also [[http://killeverybodyinthewholeworld.blogspot.com/2008/03/anita-blake-books-by-laurell-k-hamilton.html this]] "loving" parody. And [[http://www.womanist-musings.com/2010/12/spark-of-wisdom-predicting-next-anita.html this one]]. Both are actually pretty accurate recreations of how most of the recent books have gone.

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* BrokenBase:
** The Anita Blake fandom is notable for having a large contingent of "fans" who absolutely cannot stand Laurell K. Hamilton's books, and believe that the fan fiction that has sprung up around the books to be much superior to the original source material.
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BrokenBase: Many fans jumped the ship after "Narcissus in Chains", another bunch stayed around waiting for it to get better or just to enjoy hating it, while another segment of the fan population likes to read porn, and some people genuinely still enjoy the books. A lot of this difference in opinion depends on just when the individual fan realized that Hamilton is nowhere near as talented a writer as they thought when they began reading the books.
** There's even a [[http://www.youtube.com/user/minaminokyoko#grid/user/77CDFFA2C4B1B84F Youtube series]] where Tropers/{{Kyoko}} does dramatic readings of the books after the series JumpedTheShark... [[SnarkBait with humor, of course]].
** Also [[http://killeverybodyinthewholeworld.blogspot.com/2008/03/anita-blake-books-by-laurell-k-hamilton.html this]] "loving" parody. And [[http://www.womanist-musings.com/2010/12/spark-of-wisdom-predicting-next-anita.html this one]]. Both are actually pretty accurate recreations of how most of the recent books have gone.
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** There's a [[http://www.youtube.com/user/minaminokyoko#grid/user/77CDFFA2C4B1B84F Youtube series]] where Tropers/{{Kyoko}} does dramatic readings of the books after the series JumpedTheShark... with humor, of course.
** [[http://killeverybodyinthewholeworld.blogspot.com/2008/03/anita-blake-books-by-laurell-k-hamilton.html This]] "loving" parody. And [[http://www.womanist-musings.com/2010/12/spark-of-wisdom-predicting-next-anita.html this one]]. Both are actually pretty accurate recreations of how most of the recent books have gone.
16th Feb '16 5:19:29 PM Kenpachi_Ramasama
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** The Anita Blake fandom is notable for having a large contingent of "fans" who absolutely cannot stand Laurek K. Hamilton's books, and believe that the fan fiction that has sprung up around the books to be much superior to the original source material.

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** The Anita Blake fandom is notable for having a large contingent of "fans" who absolutely cannot stand Laurek Laurell K. Hamilton's books, and believe that the fan fiction that has sprung up around the books to be much superior to the original source material.
20th Jan '16 7:18:50 AM MagBas
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* GodModeSue:
** Anita, who can do anything if you have sex with her. She even has her own religion now. A vampire church has been blood-oathed to her, and they seem as interested in worshiping her as she does.
** In one book, she reveals that she, unlike any other were-creature, can turn into any of a huge selection of animals (most weres only get one form). She then goes on to exposit that there is no real way that she should be able to do that, but she can. She doesn't offer any explanation beyond "I just can."
** Micah comes off as a bit of a PuritySue, himself. Not only is he exceedingly well endowed, he's first in Anita's harem--despite several others being more devoted to her and having done more/sacrificed more for her--he always knows just what to say to please her or make her feel better, he works for a charity to help lycanthropes who are being persecuted by society, etc. He's supposed to be so wonderful and dreamy that it's likely he'd be a CreatorsPet even if the circumstances of his introduction were better.



* StrawmanHasAPoint: This series is full of this. Richard (the avatar of the author's ex-husband) frequently rants against the murder, rape, hypocrisy, greed, and general bad behavior of the MarySue protagonist, allegedly to show what a self-hating mess he is. The author is apparently unaware that he's the only one who makes any kind of logical, intelligent points about the heroine -- and she doesn't even dispute the things he says.
* SuetifulAllAlong:
** Anita thinks she's nothing special when it comes to looks, but only the gayest of supernaturals doesn't want in her pants. Even then, the gayest of supernaturals want in her pants, [[EvenTheGirlsWantHer when those supernaturals are female]].
** There's also the visible representation of Anita in the comic book series, who'd have trouble passing for [[HollywoodHomely Comic Book Average]] instead of [[{{Stripperiffic}} Comic Book Hot]].

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* StrawmanHasAPoint: This series is full of this. Richard (the avatar of the author's ex-husband) frequently rants against the murder, rape, hypocrisy, greed, and general bad behavior of the MarySue protagonist, allegedly to show what a self-hating mess he is. The author is apparently unaware that he's the only one who makes any kind of logical, intelligent points about the heroine -- and she doesn't even dispute the things he says. \n* SuetifulAllAlong:\n** Anita thinks she's nothing special when it comes to looks, but only the gayest of supernaturals doesn't want in her pants. Even then, the gayest of supernaturals want in her pants, [[EvenTheGirlsWantHer when those supernaturals are female]].\n** There's also the visible representation of Anita in the comic book series, who'd have trouble passing for [[HollywoodHomely Comic Book Average]] instead of [[{{Stripperiffic}} Comic Book Hot]].
27th Sep '15 12:04:05 PM hamza678
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** This Fan prefers the supernatural detective stories with necromancy to the GodModeSue times where she gains unique powers without trying or the sex which usually push the rest of the story to the back.
4th Sep '15 5:20:22 PM nombretomado
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* {{Wangst}}: Anita is the poster girl for this trope. Her backstory is relatively sad--dead mother, father remarried a somewhat cold woman, her fiancee dumped her [[TheNanny in one of those crushing scenes]], and the first guy she seriously liked after him got murdered--but she seems to think that ''her'' problems are the worst that ever existed despite the fact that most of her harem have far worse lives than hers. Therefore, her constant whining comes across as major {{Wangst}} that gets worse with each book.

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* {{Wangst}}: Anita is the poster girl for this trope. Her backstory is relatively sad--dead mother, father remarried a somewhat cold woman, her fiancee dumped her [[TheNanny [[Series/TheNanny in one of those crushing scenes]], and the first guy she seriously liked after him got murdered--but she seems to think that ''her'' problems are the worst that ever existed despite the fact that most of her harem have far worse lives than hers. Therefore, her constant whining comes across as major {{Wangst}} that gets worse with each book.
15th May '15 6:55:00 PM Sokudoningyou
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*** Laughingly, most of the time her given measurements also don't make much sense; in earlier books, she claimed she was "too busty" for a size six (which is a women's size), so she had to fit into a seven (which is a ''junior's'' size) or eight (again, women's). Her bust has also increased, comically so.
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