History YMMV / AnitaBlake

25th Nov '16 9:39:09 PM PanBoleyn
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* DesignatedVillain: Asher in ''Kiss The Dead''. Yes, he fed off of Anita against her will, [[ProtagonistCenteredMorality but she has done the same thing to others numerous times.]] He's portrayed in a negative light because [[FelonyMisdemeanor he admits he wants a monogamous relationship]] [[IJustWantToBeLoved with someone, anyone, who loves him and prioritizes for who he is rather than his looks.]] Jean-Claude promptly banishes him.
** Not only that, he was once part of a Triumvirate with Jean-Claude. Although he first showed up in revenge mode against JC (blaming him for their third's death), he finally accepted it, got over it, and then basically was told that his former lover was off-limits because his new girlfriend was too disgusted by bisexuality (at the time) for them to be together again. To a little bit, you have to feel for the guy.

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* DesignatedVillain: Asher in ''Kiss The Dead''. Yes, he fed off of Anita against her will, [[ProtagonistCenteredMorality but she has done the same thing to others numerous times.]] He's portrayed in a negative light because [[FelonyMisdemeanor he admits he wants a monogamous relationship]] [[IJustWantToBeLoved relationship]][[IJustWantToBeLoved with someone, anyone, who loves him and prioritizes for who he is rather than his looks.]] Jean-Claude promptly banishes him.
** Not only that, he was once part of a Triumvirate menage a trois with Jean-Claude. Although he first showed up in revenge mode against JC (blaming him for their third's death), he finally accepted it, got over it, and then basically was told that his former lover was off-limits because his new girlfriend was too disgusted by bisexuality (at the time) for them to be together again. To a little bit, you have to feel for the guy.guy.
** Although, he is actually banished because he nearly bites Anita's lips off and hits Cynric hard enough that a different angle could have killed him. It's not what Asher wants that is the issue - although Jean-Claude has, so far as we know, been honest with Asher that he is not offering monogamy and will not - so much as how he expresses it.
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.
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