Just in case Dirk ever reads this board…
Message to Dirk:
Dirk you need to get laid!
I love that you’re never afraid to speak you mind.
Rest assured even “modern” women still like bad boys. Look how popular you (as Starbuck and Face) are after all these years. Look how popular James Bond (the ultimate womanizer) is after all these years. And look how popular “bodice-ripping” romance novels are.
The problems you blame on “feminism” I believe are really problems with “political correctness” which is a horrible way to stifle free speech because it might offend someone.
At the last place I worked, men and women were told not to “elevator” someone. And by that they meant look over a person from head to toe in presumably a lewd way. But in reality, people check each other out all the time. I said, what next, we all have to wear blinders?
Again, I don’t think this is a problem with “feminism” this is a problem with a lawsuit happy society and companies that feel they have to cover their asses.
I didn’t see the remake of Battlestar Galactica (remakes usually do suck). But if it was filled with ass-kicking women it must have been to appeal to the male audience, because the Suits probably figured it is mostly teenagers and young men who watch sci-fi. (Of course it would have been better for them to survey their audience to see if that was true).
I was a teenager while watching BSG and I absolutely adored your character Starbuck and Hatch’s Apollo. And I loved the A-Team Face character. And I love the James Bond character. And in my real men, I love that devilish self-confidence, playfulness, and wit that your characters had.
And I agree, most TV is crap. But Indie movies and the occasional original show seem to still survive.
Congratulations on getting you book republished.
Now go flirt with your fans!