How about people not whining 'why won't she go out with me?', 'why won't he go out with me', and perhaps focus on how you can be someone that another person would want to go out with. Get a hobby, learn a useful skill, contribute to society, create something ..or yes, read a book. This is useful for whichever gender you identify with.
Any other fantasy readers ever get into Julian May?
I read and re-read 'Saga of the Exiles' half-a-dozen times as a young teen.
can I cross credit my Iron Maiden, or is that too middle class?
Iron Maiden is a quintessential metal band, existing as they do outside of the constraints of time and space that might in any other group cause at least a miniscule change in fashion or style.
So you get a pass.
My limited understanding of boganry is that in order to qualify for full status under those parameters one had to have jumped on that bandwagon at any point up to and including …And Justice for All (1988)
Anyone applying later than the release of New Zealand number #1 “The Black Album” (1991) required corequisite Sepultura, Slayer or Pantera, and tight black jeans.
It may not be a boganry qualification, but it was (and is) a qualification for metalheadery. Liking just black-and-post-black Metallica is cause for severe side-eye in that community, unless you can show substantial other metal cred.
But as Tze Ming points out, love of metal is not the criteria here: it's a category error.
So you wanted to know if you were pulling their strings, twisting their minds and smashing their dreams....?
Can't say that my reading of female authors ever scored me anything by way of sex
Although reading Jackie Collins, or Shirley Conran, or any of those similar airport bonkbusters at a young age certainly broadens one's horizons, espcially if you're looking for a creative use for a goldfish....
trash I couldn't put down
I was embarrassingly fond of the Dragonlance books when I was a lad.
Also Rosemary Sutcliffe is an interesting one as nearly all her protagonists were young-teen boys who ended up as exiles from their tribe, or outsiders only just within it, if memory serves.
ETA - just discovered that Tracy Hickman is actually male......
consume art by women
But at the very least, political leaders like Twyford need to know the difference between a laser-guided smart bomb and a MOAB.
Hard not to see this as a massive stuff-up, whether the alienation angle was planned/accounted for, or not.
From here (which is, admittedly, some way away), it appears that the only thing being discussed is whether this is racist, or not. And the thing not being discussed is the actual underlying issue. So instead of hammering the government on lack of affordable housing, potential problems with massive overseas investment, etc, Labour are spending their entire time explaining how this totally isn't racist, you guys, geez.
There's a political strategy known as the dead cat strategy that is apparently much loved by everyone's favourite Australian political advisors.
Seems to me that Labour have carefully prepared, and thrown, their very own dead cat onto the table, and are now desperately trying to get people to talk about something else, while acting utterly confused as to why the only thing their guests want to talk about is the dead cat.
If that's a correct analysis, then perhaps a peashooter or a nerf gun would be slightly more suitable ordnance. Slightly less chance of massive friendly fire casualties...