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    Quote Originally Posted by cori93437 View Post
    Says someone with an avatar of from a teen trilogy that is a vapid waste of wood pulp and movies intended specifically to pander to the general unthinking mob girls.
    Excellent. You are good at this.
    Not to get off-topic or argue, because I agree that fiercehunter is off-base, but as a youth-librarian, and grad scholar with a master's, specializing in dystopian lit; I have read the Hunger Games novels, and can affirm that the heroine, Katniss, in this dystopian trilogy, is a complex, admirable character, who hunts, kills for her family, fights against a tyrannical government, doesn't cave to stereotypes, and is actually a strong role-model for young women. It really is a good read. the writing suffers at times, but the plot and premise is very relevant

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    Ohh, they just said "orange juice is just like soda" without the fiber...
    and the experts "cringe" when they see the amount of exercise on "The Biggest Loser".
    This doc is quite mysterious...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rasputina View Post
    Not to get off-topic or argue, because I agree that fiercehunter is off-base, but as a youth-librarian, and grad scholar with a master's, specializing in dystopian lit; I have read the Hunger Games novels, and can affirm that the heroine, Katniss, in this dystopian trilogy, is a complex, admirable character, who hunts, kills for her family, fights against a tyrannical government, doesn't cave to stereotypes, and is actually a strong role-model for young women. It really is a good read. the writing suffers at times, but the plot and premise is very relevant
    Caught out... I like playing my version of the dating (only it starts with a b) game with that particular member. Who happens to be insane IMO.

    You are correct, the primary character in the Hunger Tril is MUCH better than other offerings of late that have become major productions and swept the nation in popularity. AT least she is a strong female character and not some weak sniveling emo thing that seems to be the rage... and makes me doubt the sanity of the entire world for supporting.
    However, the writing is still so formulaic it's almost painful. It's an afternoon of munching chips. All that tasty fat and salt, but they leave you unsatisfied.
    I simply have no idea how these things become so enormously popular... but then, fast food is also very popular as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cori93437 View Post
    Caught out... I like playing my version of the dating (only it starts with a b) game with that particular member. Who happens to be insane IMO.

    You are correct, the primary character in the Hunger Tril is MUCH better than other offerings of late that have become major productions and swept the nation in popularity. AT least she is a strong female character and not some weak sniveling emo thing that seems to be the rage... and makes me doubt the sanity of the entire world for supporting.
    However, the writing is still so formulaic it's almost painful. It's an afternoon of munching chips. All that tasty fat and salt, but they leave you unsatisfied.
    I simply have no idea how these things become so enormously popular... but then, fast food is also very popular as well.
    Yeah, the writing is sad. Give teens some credit! I grew up reading Clive Barker and Ray Bradbury... yeah, I'm a freak, but don't sell kids short!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rasputina View Post
    Yeah, the writing is sad. Give teens some credit! I grew up reading Clive Barker and Ray Bradbury... yeah, I'm a freak, but don't sell kids short!!!
    I once checked out the "viewed" section on our cable and noticed that there was a softcore "Skinimax" selection on there... so I had a talk with son about it. He wasn't supposed to be watching that stuff of course. But as he was a teen I wasn't really shocked. Then I noticed that he hadn't watched much of it... so I asked him why.

    "Mom, it was stupid... there was no plot at all."

    I nearly fell out of my chair laughing!
    I started him reading good stuff very young and he loves books.
    I think that a lot of teens/pre-teens are sold short by their parents who just pick whatever is most popular and don't provide books that really interest them and challenge their intellect. Then "potato chip" books become the habit, just like junk food in a way. They are fast and easy... why work at reading something more in depth if you never know the satisfaction that you can gain from it. YKWIM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cori93437 View Post
    I once checked out the "viewed" section on our cable and noticed that there was a softcore "Skinimax" selection on there... so I had a talk with son about it. He wasn't supposed to be watching that stuff of course. But as he was a teen I wasn't really shocked. Then I noticed that he hadn't watched much of it... so I asked him why.

    "Mom, it was stupid... there was no plot at all."

    I nearly fell out of my chair laughing!
    I started him reading good stuff very young and he loves books.
    I think that a lot of teens/pre-teens are sold short by their parents who just pick whatever is most popular and don't provide books that really interest them and challenge their intellect. Then "potato chip" books become the habit, just like junk food in a way. They are fast and easy... why work at reading something more in depth if you never know the satisfaction that you can gain from it. YKWIM.
    Too true, you are a good mom! Most moms are so scared of letting their kids read beyond their age level.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cori93437 View Post
    Says someone with an avatar of from a teen trilogy that is a vapid waste of wood pulp and movies intended specifically to pander to the general unthinking mob girls.
    Excellent. You are good at this.
    Is it less of a waste if I get it on Ebook? I am an archer, I will go see it just to cringe at how badly they portray shooting a bow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rasputina View Post
    Too true, you are a good mom! Most moms are so scared of letting their kids read beyond their age level.
    I was in high school when The Godfather came out. I was a library aide at the school and the librarian told me I could read it if I got permission from my parents. They said yes. They also let me read Rosemary's Baby. Other than the Tolkien books, one of my first fantasy books was Nine Princes in Amber by Roger Zelazny and my scifi/fantasy love went from there. My parents always let me read the good stuff.

    If you want to read adult crap, try 50 Shades of Grey....blech...I wanted to know what the hype was about, I couldn't even make it halfway through the first book. Some of the stupidest stuff I've ever read and I am known to read historical bodice rippers on occasion for fun. Luckily I didn't pay for the book, I borrowed through Overdrive at the library.

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    Sheesh, when I was a kid it was Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys and JRR Tolkein. How awesome it might have been to have had Harry Potter back then.

    I think it's funny your kid thought the porn had no plot. Years ago I took a class from a professor who was an expert witness in a pornography trial. She had to go to Tennessee or something for this trial. Her argument was that porn does have a plot. It's basically the same one over and over again, but it's still a plot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Warmbear View Post
    Is it less of a waste if I get it on Ebook? I am an archer, I will go see it just to cringe at how badly they portray shooting a bow.
    No, no, no... if you really want to cringe at terrible archery technique, The Avengers is definitely your movie.

    The Avengers: Hawkeye, World’s Worst Archer?

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