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Marian the Librarian

The Botkinettes have surfaced and they're giving relationship advice again!

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Marian the Librarian

Just in time for Valentine's Day, the Botkinettes have emerged from hiding. Updating their blog for the first time since August 2015, they're announcing that 20! pages! of new content! have been added to their relationship-advice book, "It's Not That Complicated:"

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Friends, we’re happy to announce a new edition of It’s (Not That) Complicated, featuring over 20 pages of new content. For those of you who already bought the first edition of the book and don’t want to buy a new copy, we’ll be sharing most of the new content with you for free here over the next few weeks.

We’re also, at long last, releasing it in audiobook format, read by both of yours truly. You can buy it here and hear a sample here. If you’d prefer to get it in eBook format, we also provide it in a MOBI file for Kindles, an EPUB file for all other ebook readers, and a PDF file for your computer.

And while we’re announcing shiny new things, check out the new Botkin Sisters store. From now until February 14th, we’re running a 20%-off-everything Valentine’s Day sale, so shop soon!

 

Brace yourselves, there's a video teaser, reminding us (as if we could possibly have forgotten) that guy-girl relationships can still be rilly, rilly, (rilly rilly rilly) complicated, because Sin Nature! Crushes! And girls can forget that guys are people, too!!

 

https://botkinsisters.com

(Oddly, there's no mention of their "Return of the Daughters" DVD on the merchandise link...)

 

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Four is Enough

They've lost the first bloom of youth.. how old are they? And they're still single, right? I'm gonna take relationship advice from them?

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picklepizzas

they're like the bill gothard of relationship advice. hmm, who should i look to for guidance on my family life? How about this guy who's never had a family!! Who should i look to for guidance on my relationships? how about these girls who have never had one!! 

Come. On. Can't they think of something else to write books about?? 

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Justmurrayed

This reminds me of my first crack in my belief of the Catholic church being the 'one true church' some celibate man was going to tell me how to have a relationship with a person that involved living with them. It didn't make sense to my teenage brain and it still makes no sense to me almost 15 years later. If you have no experience in a particular situation, don't write books or mentor people. You look like a bloody idiot even to the people who might be in your circle. 

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Justmurrayed
2 minutes ago, Black Aliss said:

Those who can, do. And those who can't, preach.

Or, as a friend of mine said, when her parish priest started in on the evils of birth control during their pre-marital counseling sessions, "Father, if you don't play the game you don't get to make the rules."

Oh man, I so wish I could've said something like this. 

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Foudeb

I've seen worse videos coming from proper marketing departments.

They should get themselves a proper career instead of peddling this nonsense.

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ViolaSebastian

"We forget that guys are also people, too." Yeah, this is not a problem for me. It's never once occurred to me that guys are anything less than 100% people. If anything, this issue is reversed in society, with men not thinking I'm a person. But YMMV, Botkins. 

At 1:30, does that dude that drew have fangs? Is that a shout-out to Twilight, which was what, 2005 or something? Time has passed since then, maybe they update their schpiel if they want to appeal to the teeny-boppers.

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Elegant Mess

Maybe this behavior is similar to what goes on in certain UFO/Apocalypse movements, where the leader predicts a visit from aliens, or the end of the world, and the followers only dig in deeper out of a desperate need to believe after the prophesy doesn't occur???

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AmazonGrace

On the other hand, so many of those other mentors who give out relationship advice failed spectacularly in their own marriage. These ladies never tried so they can't be proven wrong by their own failure.

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bea

At this point, I do feel a little sorry for those sisters. I mean, they are pushing a very harmful ideology, which has pretty much fucked their lives up completely, but they're old enough to have broken away from it by now. Still, for women who have been taught their entire lives that their only value is in marriage, they are unmarried past their prime childbearing years. And all they can do is keep writing books about their relationships with men that they don't have.

In terms of the Catholic church, and celibate men giving relationship advice, my dad was a priest for 17 years and had a (from all accounts) scandalous affair with my mother. Who was a nun. It was not unusual - the number of former priest and former nun couples that we knew was so high that when I was little, I thought you joined a religious order, then got married and had kids.. A lot of priests engaged in relationships prior to Vatican II, because they were convinced that the requirement for celibacy would be lifted. It wasn't, and a lot of priests left and masks to marry their nun girlfriends.
So, you know, the guy may not have actually been celibate.



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samurai_sarah
13 minutes ago, AmazonGrace said:

On the other hand, so many of those other mentors who give out relationship advice failed spectacularly in their own marriage. These ladies never tried so they can't be proven wrong by their own failure.

They might also think that their relationships going wrong qualifies them to give advice? I base this spectacular suspicion on my teenage behaviour. After my first relationship failed, I knew EVERYTHING. I could have written a book! In fact, I did. It was called "my diary" - oh, the deep insights, and philosophical waxing! Totally worth burning, if it weren't so funny.

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ladyamylynn
18 minutes ago, samurai_sarah said:

They might also think that their relationships going wrong qualifies them to give advice? I base this spectacular suspicion on my teenage behaviour. After my first relationship failed, I knew EVERYTHING. I could have written a book! In fact, I did. It was called "my diary" - oh, the deep insights, and philosophical waxing! Totally worth burning, if it weren't so funny.

Your teenage self sounds like Raquel!

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Peas n carrots

I've seen videos with worse production value. Sheesh maybe they could have a career producing commercials instead of waiting for Mr. Right to come around.

I wonder what the 20 pages of new content will go over - extended spinsterhood?

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samurai_sarah
7 minutes ago, ladyamylynn said:

Your teenage self sounds like Raquel!

I could have given her a run for her money. :)

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smittykins

I think Return of the Daughters has been pulled from YouTube; it didn't come up when I searched. However, I did find this:

 

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AmazonGrace
1 hour ago, samurai_sarah said:

They might also think that their relationships going wrong qualifies them to give advice? I base this spectacular suspicion on my teenage behaviour. After my first relationship failed, I knew EVERYTHING. I could have written a book! In fact, I did. It was called "my diary" - oh, the deep insights, and philosophical waxing! Totally worth burning, if it weren't so funny.

Yeah...

I guess sometimes there might be a nugget of wisdom in a book that starts from, "Here's what I did wrong in my first relationship." Learn from failure first, then write the book.

I was thinking more of those people who first write the book about their perfect marriage and then it turns out it's not.

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samurai_sarah
7 minutes ago, AmazonGrace said:

(snip)

I was thinking more of those people who first write the book about their perfect marriage and then it turns out it's not.

Sorry for misunderstanding.

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Grimalkin

It's Not That Complicated! 

Now with twenty more tedious long winded pages about nothing written by people completely inexperienced on the topic!

Or......It's Not That Complicated

The Complicated version! 

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Soulhuntress
47 minutes ago, smittykins said:

I think Return of the Daughters has been pulled from YouTube; it didn't come up when I searched. However, I did find this:

 

OMG Yes.  This.  

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hoipolloi

Bet a cookie that their  brother, Ben (A Legend In His Own Mind), "composed" the soundtrack, complete with sound effects.

Hard to say who's more pathetically obnoxious, the Botkinettes or the Ah the Lifers. 

That anyone would pay either of them a red cent for their shite is beyond me.

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erunerune

I think it's fun to change the message of the title by swapping the parentheses around:

It's Not That (Complicated)

It's Not (That) Complicated

It's (NOT) That Complicated

Adding all-caps shouting effect provides bonus creativity.

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Soulhuntress

This is another oldie but goodie.

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