Pulsing? Oh yeah, lasers pulse

A quote from John Ringo at Baen’s Bar in a discussion about romance novels:

Guys, to the greatest extent, don’t like romances. That’s not prejudice in many cases, that’s experience. We don’t like Wuthering Heights, we don’t like Jane Eyre, we don’t like books that use the word “pulsing” unless they are straightforward porn or it’s referring to a laser. [http://bar.baen.com/read?62106,26#66296]