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Sex posted 11 Jul 2004, 19:07 by Sovin Nai, Site Administrator

Okay, it's everyone's favorite time again, another poll! Just curious about your sex, as in gender. You're disappointed now aren't you, after eagerly clicking on the title? :lol: I'm not sure why I enjoy data gathering so much, I think it's curiosity. view post


posted 11 Jul 2004, 19:07 by Kingslayer, Candidate

Male here!!!! view post


posted 11 Jul 2004, 21:07 by Grantaire, Moderator

Male here. :D view post


posted 11 Jul 2004, 21:07 by legatus, Auditor

Things are seeming fairly disproportionate at this point, but another male here. view post


posted 12 Jul 2004, 03:07 by LooseCannon, Peralogue

[quote:1ofrqc09]You're disappointed now aren't you, after eagerly clicking on the title? [/quote:1ofrqc09] Yep, I fell for it, hook line and sinker :( Oh, and male as well. view post


posted 12 Jul 2004, 03:07 by Wil, Head Moderator

*Checks* Male view post


Hi I'm new here. posted 12 Jul 2004, 10:07 by DarkMatter, Peralogue

Just noticed this and I'm wondering where do you hide all the girls? view post


posted 12 Jul 2004, 11:07 by The Consult, Candidate

Yes please!!! .....oh wait...... :oops: Male view post


posted 12 Jul 2004, 16:07 by NorthernPlato, Candidate

wow...really? no females at all? must admit, i was curious as to what could be polled about sex... gender..hehe..of course Fior Go Bas view post


posted 12 Jul 2004, 20:07 by Sovin Nai, Site Administrator

I am quite disappointed in the lack of female members. Do you think it's the books, the forum, or the genre? view post


posted 12 Jul 2004, 21:07 by Edge, Peralogue

14th vote, 14th male. Bit of a puzzle really. Plenty of female members on other fantasy boards out there. view post


posted 12 Jul 2004, 23:07 by Clarkesworld Books, Peralogue

and I make 15.... Male. -Neil view post


posted 13 Jul 2004, 00:07 by legatus, Auditor

My first thought about the gender disparity among forum goers here is that it's likely related to the general lack of strong female characters in Scott's first couple of novels in the series. I agree with his reasons for choosing to portray a male dominated society in a visceral, realistic way, but at the same time, it's a choice that might alienate many female readers. On the other hand, with the limited cross section of PoN fans these forums represent, it might just be that the female fans just haven't made their way here yet. Who knows. view post


posted 13 Jul 2004, 03:07 by Sovin Nai, Site Administrator

Well, whatever the reason, our odds aren't looking good. :? view post


posted 13 Jul 2004, 03:07 by Aldarion, Sorcerer-of-Rank

I know of one female poster here, Linda, but that's kinda because I invited her over here. She's read the series though, I believe. My guess would be to give them time. This is a small forum still, despite the recent upsurge in members. I'll see what I can do to recruit more to this site. view post


posted 13 Jul 2004, 05:07 by Taliesin, Peralogue

#16, I am. Sorry to disappoint ;) view post


posted 03 Sep 2004, 17:09 by AjDeath, Didact

27 males???? view post


posted 03 Sep 2004, 17:09 by Sovin Nai, Site Administrator

I know we have more women than 0. They just haven't voted. view post


posted 05 Sep 2004, 22:09 by Scarred, Candidate

make that 28 males. :oops: view post


posted 10 Sep 2004, 19:09 by eowyn1983, Peralogue

:lol: This is too funny! I guess I'm the first female to answer this poll... The point about the lack of strong female characters in the novel is an interesting one though I think ultimately if the writing is strong, people (of either gender) will flock to the work. view post


posted 13 Jan 2005, 22:01 by Annabel, Peralogue

Female here - one of the few apparently. Now, why is that?? view post


posted 19 Jan 2005, 15:01 by Da-krul, Auditor

Maybe females dislike the combination of Prince and Nothing, and pass over the book........ view post


posted 21 Jan 2005, 09:01 by neongrey, Peralogue

Yes, please! Er... female. We do exist here, honest. view post


posted 11 Feb 2005, 20:02 by RevCasy, Candidate

Male. At one time I would have said the high male:female ratio was simply a reflection of the gender disparity on the internet in general *laugh*. However, I'm pretty sure women outnumber men online nowadays. I think it's probably partly the genre and (as has already been said) partly the book itself. view post


posted 12 Feb 2005, 15:02 by sukoudo, Commoner

Oooh, look, another woman among you! In my reading group, we read The Prince of Nothing, and I think I was the only female who actually thoroughly enjoyed it. The other women balked at the violence and politics. They did however wish there was more written about Akka and Esmi. Maybe it's a girl thing. Maybe I should re-think my vote in this poll, then... :shock: view post


posted 12 Feb 2005, 15:02 by sukoudo, Commoner

D'oh.... silly little error.... we read The Darkness That Comes Before. I was thinking about the series. ...it's to early. ~Meg view post


posted 27 Jul 2005, 20:07 by Lucimay, Subdidact

ok...no girls since february '05 or did everyone just stop giving a hoot? i'm only resurrecting this because i was beginning to wonder myself if there were any women here!!!! and also to repudiate some one's opinion ( in a couple of different threads by the way) that bakker HASN'T written strong or interesting female characters!! Esmenet, Serwe, and particularly the Empress (who i find to be just the best kind of scary mommy!) . All strong women. the whiney weak women in Darkness get killed, just like the whiney weak men!!! of course things may happen to these three women in WP that I'm not aware of since i'm just finishing Darkness. or maybe we just have different definitions of "strong. view post


posted 27 Jul 2005, 21:07 by Tol h'Eddes, Auditor

Great looking male, single, looking for... Wait a minute... This isn't a dating website, right? view post


posted 27 Jul 2005, 23:07 by Lucimay, Subdidact

oh! ohmygod! this ISN'T match.com? ohboy. just another one of my blond blunders!!! 'scuse me, pardon me, 'scuse me. ( me, getting off the bus) comeon. gimme a bit of a break for wondering if i'm the only woman here!! :) view post


posted 28 Jul 2005, 00:07 by *42*, Commoner

Male here :D view post


posted 28 Jul 2005, 23:07 by Regulus, Commoner

yet another male here view post


posted 01 Aug 2005, 00:08 by Cynical Cat, Auditor

xy view post


posted 04 Aug 2005, 01:08 by Tattooed Hand, Auditor

Well, sex wise I am a female. Gender wise, I am a bit of a tomboy. Chick stuff isn't terribly interesting to me. Maybe because I study gender and see through some of the programming. But my mother told me I would strip naked everytime she tried to dress me in pink from when I was a wee thing, so maybe it's just a personality trait... view post


posted 31 Mar 2006, 03:03 by glaz, Peralogue

i know there's like a 4 is to 1 ratio of females to males. another male here. its now over 9:1 males over females... view post


posted 31 Mar 2006, 13:03 by Xray the Enforcer, Auditor

Notch one up for the [b:3hq95jgp]XX[/b:3hq95jgp]. woo! we're up to 7 now! view post


posted 31 Mar 2006, 14:03 by gierra, Sorcerer-of-Rank

i'm woman #8. as for girls not liking the story because there was too much violence and not enough love story. -barf- i don;t think anything could have too much violence. view post


posted 31 Mar 2006, 16:03 by TollofDays, Peralogue

woman 9#. and i must agree with gierra. Bring me war any day over the sappy endings. view post


posted 31 Mar 2006, 17:03 by Randal, Auditor

I never seem to have replied here, so a belated vote: male. (now, there's a surprise, what with my username and all.) Gierra: I'm not sure I agree with you there. Violence for the sake of it would be boring. And even violence that serves a purpose can be... too much. I personally think Scott approaches the border here, I can see the purpose some violent scenes serve, but I sure don't enjoy reading them. Sappy endings are the other extreme, of course. But the sappyness of the ending (is that a word?) need not be related to the violence quotient in the book. view post


posted 31 Mar 2006, 18:03 by Xray the Enforcer, Auditor

LOL@Gierra and TollofDays No kidding. If I wanted a love story, I'd read [i:27c0n9zh]Princess Bride[/i:27c0n9zh] again. Although I agree that having books pointlessly bloody (or outright misogynistic**) is teh suck. **just to clarify: having a (or multiple) rape scene in a book is not inherently misogynistic. but you know, you read some books and you can just tell that the author put it in there for a bit of gratification, or to "show them ladies who's boss." Anyway, I don't think PoN is in that league at all. view post


posted 01 Apr 2006, 02:04 by stormchaser, Candidate

Sounds like a bad daytime TV talk show episode: [i:2mg1l8q8]women who really like to read about violence, and the male authors who pander to their twisted desires...[/i:2mg1l8q8] :wink: But hey, if violence is what does it for ya, more power to ya! I'm male, btw. view post


posted 03 Apr 2006, 19:04 by gierra, Sorcerer-of-Rank

[quote="Randal":9mvyimy9]Gierra: I'm not sure I agree with you there. Violence for the sake of it would be boring. And even violence that serves a purpose can be... too much.[/quote:9mvyimy9] guess i shouldn;t post any of my writing.. it's all about a sexy chick who goes around maiming people with chainsaws just for the hell of it.. i like blood and gore and violence. -shrugs- view post


posted 04 Apr 2006, 04:04 by Curethan, Didact

I am male. No, wait ... boy. No, no ... girly-man. Hehe. I tend to think that the covers of the (paperback) books would not be appealing to females in general. Black, brooding man faces and a blurb that rattles on about dominating men and apocolyptic happenings... You get enough of that in RL. After all, the content of the books is ipso facto, and I believe the strength of the writing and the entangling of philosophy and fantasy overides any gender bias that would detract from a female's perspective, imo. The atrococities described within, whilst wearying, are neither gratuitous nor suggestive of Scott having any morbid fascination, merely a matter of fact occurence of the setting and culture. No worse than delving into historical fact really. Overall, I wouldn't accuse any of the POV's in PON to be repulsive to women in general, and Esmenet is a fascinating portrayal of strong femininity in a culture that places little value on women. (Certainly turns the "whore with a heart of gold" stereotype on it's head to my mind). view post


Re: Sex posted 21 Aug 2008, 17:08 by CnaiĆ¼r, Peralogue

Sex? Monogamist. Preferably early in the morning or late at night, every day. I try to rotate through the 10000+ positions; favourites = missionary, vertical missionary, doggy, and being bucked like a bronco. Oral is always a pleasure. For her also. Locations: preferably outdoors, in forests, by rivers, lakes, oceans. Accessories: her choice, but I always carry cuffs - used more often than condoms. Fetishes: knee-high black boots and see-though nighties. Reality: my cuffs are rusting and my full pack of condoms have expired. Alternate: Engaging mental love with my books and writing; my lifelong harems. :lol: view post


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