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Dissecting Dragons: Episode 84: More Tainted Love - the Romantic Subplot in Speculative Fiction

Dissecting Dragons: Episode 84: More Tainted Love - the Romantic Subplot in Speculative Fiction

Episode 84: More Tainted Love - the Romantic Subplot in Speculative Fiction

This week the Dragons return to the question of romantic subplots and romantic tropes in speculative fiction. When is a love triangle not a love triangle? What exactly are the implications of ‘not like the other girls’ and ‘girl on girl hate’? What is the attraction with ‘alpha male behaviour’ and why does it form an unholy trinity with Love triangles and the ‘jealousy’ trope. Looking at observations made in previous podcasts the dragons expand on and re-examine those tropes. On the slab this week: The Twilight Sage - Stephanie Meyer, The Vampire Diaries - L.J. Smith, The Remnant Chronicles - Mary E, Pearson and many more.

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