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Ten Reasons Why the Three Musketeers have girl cooties
1. They are obsessed with their love relationships
2. They care about how they dress
3. They hug and kiss one another all the time
4. They have sleepovers
5. They like horses
6. They gossip
7. They go everywhere together (possibly even the bathroom, though Dumas does not specify. I bet Porthos hogs the mirror, though).
8. They love to go to parties
9. They swear to be BFFs
10. They are awesome, swordfighting heroes.
This sequence inspired by the thoughts expressed in This article
NB The musketeers are my all-time literary heroes and favourites.

Skirt of the day: blue wedgwood

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gillpolack
Sep. 6th, 2013 11:49 pm (UTC)
I love the Dumas and girl cooties list. It helped me realise that the modern version of the Musketeers are teenage hero-girls and that D'Artagnan is the guy trying to win his way into the circle.

That article made me realise why I read Cook's writing and couldn't deal. If he had been writing the article as a joke, I would understand, for it provoked a great deal of discussion, but he really doesn't see what he's doing or how he's doing it. It's odd to find an academic/writer with so little reflexivity. It's also odd to find the assumption that if something's well enough written after a certain style it can't be SF, also.
athenais
Sep. 7th, 2013 07:04 am (UTC)
Katniss Everdeen = Athos

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