I see that fantasy authors are still doing their damndest to gross me out. I never thought I'd say this, but I would have preferred vomit.



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There is a reference to the "nether regions" of a dragon. The "nether regions" are the dragon's...

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Soft underbelly.
22 (28.6%)

Feet.
0 (0.0%)

Genitalia.
47 (61.0%)

Ass.
8 (10.4%)

Some other part, which I will name in comments.
0 (0.0%)

The context is that giant parasitic worms are sticking out of the "nether regions." NOW you think the "nether regions" are the dragon's...

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Soft underbelly.
10 (13.0%)

Feet.
0 (0.0%)

Genitalia.
9 (11.7%)

Ass.
57 (74.0%)

Some other part, which I will name in comments.
1 (1.3%)

I regret clicking on the link now.

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Yes.
5 (6.3%)

No.
7 (8.9%)

YES.
28 (35.4%)

Thank you for warning me about Robin Hobb's "Dragon Haven."
18 (22.8%)

Are you sure you didn't accidentally read "Touched by Venom?"
21 (26.6%)

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From: [personal profile] coraa


EW.

Honestly, someone has to write like an angel and plot like a fiend to make me keep reading past "parasitic worms," unless it's non-sensationalized nonfiction, and even there it's a dubious sell with me.

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From: [personal profile] buymeaclue


I see no possible justification for parasitic ass-worms.

There may be in-story justification, but I find it inadequate without needing to know what it is!
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From: [personal profile] cofax7


This entire post is why I skipped every other chapter in Peeps.
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From: [personal profile] quivo


Man, I want to reread at some point, but I STILL have this thing for washing my hands for 10 minutes after I do everything just because of that book D:

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From: [personal profile] vehemently


Aw, I ate that stuff right up. Especially the endnote section, where it's all just "And this thing can kill you THIS way! And don't ever pee in a river in Brazil!!"

I mean, also, in sexuality textbooks, I'm the one who opens the book to the STD pictures right off the bat.
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From: [personal profile] meara


I put "ass" in the poll, but really I meant "assular region"--could encompass genitals, depending on, er, where dragon genitals are? "nether regions" is rather unspecific, and I would expect it to encompass a whole back area, as it were. And dragons being, in my mind, large, I'd expect that whole back area to be...large. And now I'm envisioning HUGE WAVING PARASITIC WORMS OUT A LARGE DRAGON'S ASS, TYVM.

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From: [personal profile] snarp


Robin Hobb is not invited to my birthday party.
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From: [personal profile] starlurker


The pasta with pesto I'm making has taken on a new dimension.
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From: [personal profile] coraa


Okay, I think you win my 'horribly vivid mental image' award for this poll!
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From: [personal profile] sutlers


AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

*wheeze*

AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
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From: [personal profile] shati


Well, er, at least it wasn't that Stephen King novel with the alien ass weasels?

I guess that's not the brightest of bright sides.

From: [identity profile] tool-of-satan.livejournal.com


I would have forgiven Robin Hobb everything if she had used the worms to set up the old tapeworm removal joke. Well, nearly everything. Nothing will induce me to buy the end of the Tawny Man trilogy.

My personal least favorite parasitic worm is whichever one has to be slowly pulled from under your skin by winding it around a stick. Like, over a period of weeks slowly.

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From: [personal profile] ironed_orchid


Y'know, having filled out the poll, and rushed to work, this has been bugging me all day, partl because of the gross, but mostly because I can't remember whether lizards even have separate genitalia and anuses. I know most birds don't, and they're basically lizards with wings.

Of course putting a search for "lizard genitalia" into google is just asking to be bombarded with furry (or scaly) pr0n, so I'm not even going to try. I'll have to corner a biologist at a party and find out.
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From: [personal profile] jonquil


Good point. LIzards have cloacas. But I think maybe boy lizards have penises...?

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From: [personal profile] oyceter


AIIIEEEEEE! And I speak as someone who enjoyed the parasite chapters of Peeps.

From: [identity profile] saladinahmed.livejournal.com


My novel (featuring the same world/characters as a short story of mine which you kindly shouted out a year or so ago) has a couple of vomit moments, though not lovingly described. No ass worms. Hope you'll still read it if/when it's published.

Thanks for the 'friend' add!

From: [identity profile] rachelmanija.livejournal.com


I will definitely read it! I loved that story. And hey, no ass worms is always a plus.

From: [identity profile] aeriedraconia.livejournal.com


Ewwww! I'll add that to the list of 'NO! Do Not Want!'
1. Rape scenes (I'm sick of them, they are way too common in fiction)
2. Vomit
3. Ass-worms
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