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November 22nd, 2014 (03:56 pm)

I have come up with an analogy that entertains me way too much: if perfume genres were literary genres, fruity-florals would be YA Paranormal Romance With Love Triangle.

As in: it's definitely possible to make a very good one, but it's really easy and really profitable to cynically set out to make a flagrantly mediocre one and shift a million units, and a lot of people are going to look down on the entire category because A. there are just so many bad ones out there, and B. the target market skews very young, very femme, and not necessarily really into anything outside the genre.

(Following this logic, I think the Angel clones are Very Very Mainstream Het BDSM Romance, in that it's undoubtedly possible to make a fantastic one, but I personally will hate it regardless, while quite liking a lot of the components in other contexts.)

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