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(via Viking Shield Maidens Video – Vikings – history.com) I want to be a viking woman: kickass and girly! But I have mixed feelings about the numbers. The hot warrior-to-shield maiden ratio is like 100:1. For Saturday nights in the thatched roof village pubs, it could be kind of awesome (provided the warriors remember to be proper gentlemen); but for everything else, the women seem a bit underrepresented. (Source: http://servicesaetn-a.akamaihd.net/)

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animalstalkinginallcaps: YOU KNOW I DON’T FIND THAT KIND OF NASTY TALK FUNNY, EARL. IT ISN’T SEXY EITHER.  I’VE GOT OVER FOUR HUNDRED ROMANTIC ADVENTURE NOVELS IN THE HALL CLOSET AND THERE’S NOT ONE DASHING HERO IN ANY OF THEM THAT USES THE KIND OF DIRTY PHRASES YOU DO. WHY CAN’T YOU EVER TALK TO ME LIKE A GENTLEMAN? PLUS YOU’VE NEVER SPIRITED ME AWAY FROM DANGER ON HORSEBACK. NOT ONCE.

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Jim Carrey to self-publish ‘metaphysical’ children’s book | Books | guardian.co.uk

Jim Carrey to self-publish ‘metaphysical’ children’s book | Books | guardian.co.uk Jim Carrey is preparing to join the ranks of self-published authors with what he described as a “metaphysical” children’s book about a wave. The actor told HitFix that the book would be called How Roland Rolls. And although a major Hollywood name like Carrey would find it easy to land a mainstream publisher, he said: “I’m going to self-publish, because that’s just the world…

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Modern Romance: Man stages attack to impress date…CBS News

Modern Romance: Man stages attack to impress date…CBS News “At that point he finally confessed that he lied about the incident,” a police report obtained by KAIT indicated. “[He] really liked [his date, and] felt that if he did something like this it would help him with his chances with her.” Apparently not – Siegel’s “intended” deemed the entire fake-attack-by-knife-wielding-man-so-you’ll really-like-me plot “not very heroic.” Guys. What women really want is:  ^ NOT THAT ^…

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Sherryl Woods: Why More Women Should Read Romance Novels

Sherryl Woods: Why More Women Should Read Romance Novels While the arrival of a knight-in-shining-armor in the middle of a crisis might be a welcome sight and being carried off to a carefree life of wealth and pleasure might even be a secret dream, most of us are going to find romance in other ways. It’s going to be in that sweet, unexpected comment that makes us smile or the little gesture that demonstrates just…

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