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Mythsaje Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-24-07 08:26 PM
Response to Reply #18
21. It's an example, as I said earlier...
"Tough guys" who are used to getting their way, be they jocks or something else entirely, who suddenly find they're not nearly as capable as they believe they are.
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  -"Alpha" Males Mythsaje  Jun-24-07 07:43 PM   #0 
  - Now I know why I am turned-off at the mere thought of reading a romance novel.  ShortnFiery   Jun-24-07 07:44 PM   #1 
  - Not all of it is that way...  Mythsaje   Jun-24-07 07:47 PM   #2 
  - That's to be respected.  ShortnFiery   Jun-24-07 07:52 PM   #5 
  - I write low urban science-fantasy/adventure...  Mythsaje   Jun-24-07 07:56 PM   #9 
     - Sounds excellent. I'll check it out.  ShortnFiery   Jun-24-07 07:59 PM   #12 
  - Thanks for your observation, Mythsaje...  shimmergal   Jun-24-07 08:44 PM   #24 
     - I haven't read Accidental Goddess  Mythsaje   Jun-24-07 08:57 PM   #26 
  - I've never been able to get past page four  Warpy   Jun-24-07 08:02 PM   #13 
  - Contemporary "Romances" usually suck like that...  Mythsaje   Jun-24-07 08:10 PM   #16 
  - There are a few writers of sappy trash who got burned out on it  Warpy   Jun-25-07 08:23 AM   #39 
     - Or Catherine Coulter  Mythsaje   Jun-25-07 01:02 PM   #42 
  - I agree. Those kinds of books insult my intelligence.  Th1onein   Jun-24-07 08:40 PM   #23 
  - romance novels are a symptom - I don't read them either  donsu   Jun-26-07 10:15 AM   #63 
  - I was contemplating a reply to a post you made in another  Cerridwen   Jun-24-07 07:48 PM   #3 
  - I didn't go to your typical high school  ayeshahaqqiqa   Jun-24-07 07:51 PM   #4 
  - Wow...not at all your typical high school.  Mythsaje   Jun-24-07 07:54 PM   #7 
     - Nerd school for me  ayeshahaqqiqa   Jun-25-07 06:56 AM   #38 
  - " 'Alpha Male' is NOT a person who seeks dominance over others, but over himself."  Breeze54   Jun-24-07 07:53 PM   #6 
  - k&r...n/t  Madspirit   Jun-24-07 07:55 PM   #8 
  - I can't believe I'm going to say this...  Matsubara   Jun-24-07 07:56 PM   #10 
  - I used Jock as an example most people could relate to...  Mythsaje   Jun-24-07 08:03 PM   #14 
  - If you consider the behavior of famous sports stars, then  Breeze54   Jun-24-07 08:06 PM   #15 
  - But with "famous sports stars", I don't think the sports are the problem.  Matsubara   Jun-24-07 08:20 PM   #20 
     - No, sports aren't the problem, in and of itself. It's that mindset.  Breeze54   Jun-24-07 08:32 PM   #22 
  - I agree with you.  Marr   Jun-25-07 11:29 PM   #51 
     - And bullies aren't cowards...right. n/t  Mythsaje   Jun-26-07 04:08 AM   #58 
        - Well, they may be cowards, but they're certainly not lacking for self-esteem.  Marr   Jun-26-07 09:07 AM   #61 
  - A hearty K&R to ya!  rucky   Jun-24-07 07:58 PM   #11 
  - Great post....  femrap   Jun-24-07 08:16 PM   #17 
  - Stop pushing a stereotype...  tinrobot   Jun-24-07 08:18 PM   #18 
  - It's an example, as I said earlier...  Mythsaje   Jun-24-07 08:26 PM   #21 
     - "Tough Guise," not "Tough Guys"  ProgressiveAmPatriot   Jun-25-07 11:30 PM   #52 
  - I love strong and decisive  Marrah_G   Jun-24-07 08:19 PM   #19 
  - When looking at abuse I don't believe that we should isolate physical abuse.  lostinacause   Jun-24-07 08:53 PM   #25 
  - for humans, I think "alpha" translates to fascism  G_j   Jun-24-07 09:14 PM   #27 
  - Have you considered it's hard-wired genetics?  tomreedtoon   Jun-24-07 10:18 PM   #28 
  - Birds go for the guys who have the most elaborate songs.  cryingshame   Jun-25-07 08:10 PM   #49 
  - Actually, women when ovulating are more aroused by men who have been identified...  mitchum   Jun-26-07 12:18 AM   #55 
     - Hmm...  Mythsaje   Jun-26-07 04:06 AM   #57 
  - Al Bundy = Alpha Male!  bvar22   Jun-24-07 11:22 PM   #29 
  - Thinking about strutting fools convinced of their superiority...  philly_bob   Jun-25-07 02:32 AM   #30 
  - I have to say that my fellow authors tend to be very supportive  Mythsaje   Jun-25-07 02:51 AM   #31 
  - Cool...someone else thought of Rabbit Angstrom in the context of this thread...  mitchum   Jun-26-07 12:07 AM   #53 
  - It's extremely important to differentiate between "real" alpha males and false ones  WildEyedLiberal   Jun-25-07 04:30 AM   #32 
  - My wife's alpha...  Mythsaje   Jun-25-07 04:49 AM   #33 
     - I'm a big fantasy geek  WildEyedLiberal   Jun-25-07 04:55 AM   #34 
        - Fantasy's my stock in trade...  Mythsaje   Jun-25-07 05:19 AM   #35 
           - Awesome - I will check out your site, thanks  WildEyedLiberal   Jun-25-07 05:31 AM   #36 
              - Oh, I've got werewolves...  Mythsaje   Jun-25-07 05:37 AM   #37 
  - Well, being in touch with your feelings is considered gay  Dragonbreathp9d   Jun-25-07 12:25 PM   #40 
  - If you don't know who you are  Mythsaje   Jun-25-07 01:03 PM   #43 
  - As Tony Soprano said.....  ProudToBeBlueInRhody   Jun-25-07 12:54 PM   #41 
  - Can't really reply to this one, Mythsage, because I never went for 'em.  northofdenali   Jun-25-07 07:03 PM   #44 
  - They can't control me.  Perragrande   Jun-25-07 07:05 PM   #45 
  - Alpha males get stuck with Alpha females  treestar   Jun-25-07 07:59 PM   #46 
  - you describe my father. Everyone thinks he's great. But then there's how he treated his family.  cryingshame   Jun-25-07 08:05 PM   #47 
  - Sigh - I love my husband.  Clark2008   Jun-25-07 08:08 PM   #48 
  - Is that your baby in your sig pic?  WildEyedLiberal   Jun-25-07 11:14 PM   #50 
  - "Alpha males" is a false construct in relation to human beings...  mitchum   Jun-26-07 12:09 AM   #54 
  - If you say so...n/t  Mythsaje   Jun-26-07 04:11 AM   #59 
  - Nothing you've described is "Alpha Male"  OsirisZero   Jun-26-07 03:23 AM   #56 
  - Well Mythsaje did point out that REAL alphas don't dominate others...  WildEyedLiberal   Jun-26-07 04:19 AM   #60 
  - The "alpha" is not a bully.  LWolf   Jun-26-07 09:35 AM   #62 
 

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