#EdenLit - Games - (12.2012)- The Dinner Party

Airen Wolf Airen Wolf
Ok here's the scenario: You have a chance to invite any author, living or dead, over for dinner. It can be a dinner party or just a quaint little get together. Who would you invite? What would you discuss? What would you serve or where would you go for dinner? Would you share your interest in sex toys or show your favorite author your stash?
12/03/2012
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Airen Wolf Airen Wolf
I would like to invite Laurel K Hamilton over for dinner just to thank her for having the courage to continue to write amazing fiction about the joys and some of the real pitfalls of polyamory, without making it a sensational type of experience. I'd love to just as if her ideas are based on research or real life. More than likely I'd invite her to meet at a good restaurant and if things go well over to the house for coffee after dinner.

I would love to invite Jane Austin over just to see if she still holds her views about the world given the changes from her time to ours. She had such a piercing eye and quick challenging mind. It would be fun to just have a conversation about how much has changed and how much has stayed the same. I think it would be amazing to cook for Ms. Austin and I'd probably plan a nice sit down dinner and chat.

I would Love, Love, Love to have dinner with Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain) because I hear he was an amazing dinner companion! He had such a way with small talk and then could launch into some pretty biting, and, yet accurate observations about the people around him as well as the state of the world in general. I would love to take him to a nice restaurant and just talk. It is well known, here in Missouri, that the man did love to eat and talk!

I dunno if I'd exactly be forthright about my sex life unless it somehow came up in conversation with any of my favorite authors. I really doubt I'd be pulling out the stash, but I might slip any of them a coupon if they are interested!

I asked Arch which author he'd love to have over for dinner and he said he would love to "entertain" William Shakespeare...and then poison him in some very theatrical way. He has nightmares about being forced to read Romeo and Juliette twice in High School. I did explain that it was the teachers that made that play so boring, but he is of the opinion that if the man hadn't written it then the point would be moot. So he'd still poison him but he'd invite the teacher who was a theater in the round enthusiast over to watch her "Great Man" die horribly. I told him that I figure it would suit Mr. Shakespeare just fine to be "offed" in such a cruel and twisted way...but there'd have to be some oddly turned phrases and comic relief in there somewhere!
12/03/2012
Ansley Ansley
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Originally posted by Airen Wolf
I would like to invite Laurel K Hamilton over for dinner just to thank her for having the courage to continue to write amazing fiction about the joys and some of the real pitfalls of polyamory, without making it a sensational type of experience. ... More
All are excellent choices.

I'd invite Anne Rice over and ask her just what in the hell she was thinking when she wrote those godawful erotic novels and if she had knowledge of BDSM whatsoever.
12/03/2012
SneakersAndPearls SneakersAndPearls
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Originally posted by Ansley
All are excellent choices.

I'd invite Anne Rice over and ask her just what in the hell she was thinking when she wrote those godawful erotic novels and if she had knowledge of BDSM whatsoever.
I know, right??? I don't like porn, and I have mixed feelings on erotica, but I did buy the trilogy on a whim and read it. I was so distracted by the complete and utter nonsense ("Penises do not work that way!" "You can't even physically do that..." "No one can be bound that way for that amount of time without suffering very serious injury." "My knees hurt reading this.")

All that being said, I would love to have Agatha Christie over. I hear she was a hoot and a half. I'm thinking some sort of stew or fish, breads, cake, coffee and some really nice sherry or scotch.

Shakespeare may be fun, too, if he indeed was a single person (food: he'd be a pub night, I think). Poe could also be entertaining (food: something simple and homemade, like a casserole or soup). Nuala Ni Dhomhnaill and Toni Morrison may also be...not fun, but informative.
12/03/2012
unfulfilled unfulfilled
I love mysteries and my favorite authors are Patricia Cornwell and James Patterson so I'd like to invite them both to a nice restaurant. I'd tell them how much I appreciate their books and how much I enjoy them. I wouldn't talk about my sex stash because that is something personal between me and my lover. I'd love to know what Patricia Cornwell likes to eat on a normal basis because in her Kay Scarpetta sereis she always mentions food and has even written a book on Kays Kitchen.
12/03/2012
Airen Wolf Airen Wolf
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Originally posted by SneakersAndPearls
I know, right??? I don't like porn, and I have mixed feelings on erotica, but I did buy the trilogy on a whim and read it. I was so distracted by the complete and utter nonsense ("Penises do not work that way!" "You can't ... More
I'd be worried that Poe could be a downer....could you imagine Mark Twain and Edgar Allen Poe? Talk about a RIOT!

As for Anne Rice....I can't say that I like any of her work. Her Mayfair Witches were insulting to the Voodoo faith and pagans in general. Plus it was just bogus crap, all of it. The vampire novels were at best ok but really? The idea that all "good" vampires were forced into the life (unlife?) and should be emo'ing around everywhere is old news. Gimme a vampire who is sexy, self confident, LOVES being a vamp and doesn't "sparkle" and I am all over that! I kinda liked the Beauty series but only because it IS so damn fanciful and I was very young when I read it the first time. I never took it for blueprints though...Good to read wouldn't wanna be there!

Agatha Christie (~sigh) I would love to just give her a big old hug and sit her down to watch the entire Poirot series with David Suchet. Could there be a finer actor to portray the gentle but quirky detective? I think Ms. Christie would have been ecstatic with the way the series turned out. All her characters are so well drawn and so very, heart warmingly, human. I would SO love to have met her.

Another author that I admit to loving is Dame Barbara Cartland. She was the most prolific writer of the 20th century and ALL of her books had a simple and elegant class to them. Yes, they are predictable, and, yes, they are fluffy little romances, but they have a grace that leaves me satisfied after finishing the book. It's like eating a delicate and sweet petit four. I'd go for an elegant pink tea or a full blown cream tea if she was going to visit. Mmmmmmm tea, romance and talk of traveling the world, that would be an event to savor.
12/04/2012
Airen Wolf Airen Wolf
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Originally posted by unfulfilled
I love mysteries and my favorite authors are Patricia Cornwell and James Patterson so I'd like to invite them both to a nice restaurant. I'd tell them how much I appreciate their books and how much I enjoy them. I wouldn't talk about my ... More
OOOOH That would be interesting if she's a chef or just a gastronome! These sorts of things are interesting to me too because they make the books more real in an odd way. If you know that the author is actually speaking from experience, I mean.
12/04/2012
Ansley Ansley
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Originally posted by SneakersAndPearls
I know, right??? I don't like porn, and I have mixed feelings on erotica, but I did buy the trilogy on a whim and read it. I was so distracted by the complete and utter nonsense ("Penises do not work that way!" "You can't ... More
Oh same here...I was like "no, no, oh dear god no, nooooooooooo". I've refused to review them for EF (I own the boxset, or did I gave it to Sam (aka Ju!ia)). I just can't believe anyone thought any of what was going down there was okay.

Well, okay...maybe. I mean it is "Sleeping Beauty" and it is supposed to be a total fantasy world but when you can't even border on the line of reality without the persons being superhumans, then...well you've got nothin', nada. It was so disappointing.

Venus in India was so, so much better. Hell, The Violin was better. Just an odd set of books from her.
12/04/2012
Ansley Ansley
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Originally posted by Airen Wolf
I'd be worried that Poe could be a downer....could you imagine Mark Twain and Edgar Allen Poe? Talk about a RIOT!

As for Anne Rice....I can't say that I like any of her work. Her Mayfair Witches were insulting to the Voodoo faith and ... More
I liked the Witching Hour because of all the references to the 1920's and I was fascinated at that time - it was a decade I knew very little about - however when she started launching into milk-drinking demons and Rowan's very poor choices, I decided to toss the whole thing aside. I dug the genealogy of the family though.

Totally agree on the vampire thing. Queen of the Damned (the movie) was good. IWAV was good - never read the books. Don't want to and have no intention of ever doing so if I can absolutely help it.
12/04/2012
madeup98 madeup98
Without a doubt J.K. Rowling! Donth judge Me but without a doubt it would be the best night ever. I would have her explain everything about harry potter to me lol
12/06/2012
So Long Ya Doofuses! So Long Ya Doofuses!
I would invite Anne Sexton to an awesome little Greek restaurant downtown. I would definitely want to discuss her poetry and get some advice on writing poems that are sex-positive. We'd probably end up comparing sex toy collections!
12/06/2012
Airen Wolf Airen Wolf
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Originally posted by madeup98
Without a doubt J.K. Rowling! Donth judge Me but without a doubt it would be the best night ever. I would have her explain everything about harry potter to me lol
Oh hell it's fine to admire a writer and want to poke them and grill them endlessly about their ideas and characters. From what I understand she is rather fun at dinner parties!
12/07/2012
Airen Wolf Airen Wolf
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Originally posted by So Long Ya Doofuses!
I would invite Anne Sexton to an awesome little Greek restaurant downtown. I would definitely want to discuss her poetry and get some advice on writing poems that are sex-positive. We'd probably end up comparing sex toy collections!
Now THAT is a dinner party I would LOVE to attend.
12/07/2012
bog bog
I'd invite Orwell, just so I can tell and show him how he accurately predicted the future.
12/09/2012
Airen Wolf Airen Wolf
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I'd invite Orwell, just so I can tell and show him how he accurately predicted the future.
I think of all his contemporaries he'd be able to handle the news well...and probably be able to predict the coming future fairly accurately as well!
12/09/2012
pbaxter63 pbaxter63
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Originally posted by Airen Wolf
Ok here's the scenario: You have a chance to invite any author, living or dead, over for dinner. It can be a dinner party or just a quaint little get together. Who would you invite? What would you discuss? What would you serve or where would you ... More
12/10/2012
ZZ ZZ
I would definitely agree with bogs. My first thought when I read the post was that I would call upon some Futurists. However, if I were going to spend an evening with Orwell I would definitely want Aldous Huxley to attend as well. In high school you read 1984 and A Brave New World around the same time and out of the two, something about Huxley’s book resonated with me more.
12/12/2012
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