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Jane Litte is the founder of Dear Author, a lawyer, and a lover of pencil skirts. She spends her downtime reading romances and writing about them. Her TBR pile is much larger than the one shown in the picture and not as pretty. You can reach Jane by email at jane @ dearauthor dot com

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  1. Junne
    Oct 22, 2013 @ 06:41:50

    I still don’t see the problem with Amazon selling these kind of books . It’s not a Disney website, they don’t have to be family-oriented. Also, I hope bestiality doesn’t include shapeshifting novels. I love my werewolf romances!

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  2. Lynne Connolly
    Oct 22, 2013 @ 06:53:53

    I think you got the problem with the Genome Project spot on, Jane. There are no definitions given. I write shifter fiction, so what is a man when he’s morphed into a leopard? He’s still sentient, but does the fact that he’s half man half leopard make him a beast? So what’s erotica? When the industry working with the issue every day can’t make up its mind, and there is no hard line to be drawn, how can it be defined? There are no resources given for the survey and no methodology. It’s an interesting idea, to help outlets with vast stocks, growing all the time, decide what’s what, but there’s a lot of work needed before it can be offered as a useful tool.

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  3. SAO
    Oct 22, 2013 @ 08:42:29

    You guys are worried about whether werewolves are going to trigger the bestiality meter. I worry about My Friend Flicka. I’ve tried computer translation, something that should be a lot more straightforward than identifying sex scenes, given that euphemisms and metaphor are common and will probably be a lot more common if it gets stuff around a filter.

    Anyway, after Microsoft demoed their live translation, I picked random text from Ford’s Chinese website and ran it through their translator. I could grasp the general topic (greatly helped by the fact that I knew it came from Ford’s website) but not many of the details.

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