Lexie Lexie's Comments (member since Oct 12, 2008)

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Oct 13, 2008 09:02PM

8632 Problem is the media always makes such a huge deal out of extreme cases of kids believing everything they read/watch/play. For every kid that has killed himself trying to be Gaara from Naruto by burying himself in sand there's 2000 that have read it, said its cool and thought nothing else of it! Or for every satanic teen who has a copy of Harry Potter in their locker and threatens to hex a classmate there are thousands of others who don't.

I read about sex when I was about 7 years old because my mom had Victoria holt books laying around and the dark covers with the fierce women on them intrigued me. I continued to read romance novels even as my mom forbade me to take sex ed in school. Directly or indirectly I was much more aware of myself and how quickly a situation could spiral out of control in HS and avoided such situations until i met my first boyfriend in college and we're almost on 5 years. Meanwhile 4 out of the 5 friends I had in HS either was pregnant in HS or got so quickly thereafter.

Coincedence or otherwise, none of them read anything more then a Cosmo and learned about sex from Health class. Which doesn't teach you about what happens when your hormones overwhelm you.
Oct 13, 2008 08:51PM

8632 Jane I want the book? XD I wonder if I could read that to the pre-schoolers at the center I visit? Though some of them already try to eat books...
Oct 13, 2008 08:46PM

8632 o.o Tina I had this image of a tribe of book eaters who ate books to gain knowledge until you said it was her younger brother.
8632 unfortunately its true, most romance heroines do fit the Mary Sue category, but I take a lot of 'true' romance novels with a grain of salt (how can you take a book called The Greek Tycoon's Virgin Mistress seriously?) and dont' tend to get too worked up over them. Bella is the ultimate Mary Sue and shall never be known as anything different unless Kristin Stewart and Robert Pattison turn the Twilight movie into a Manic Depressive's suicide trip like they seem to want to.

I'm not as worried about Mary/Marty Sue's in one-off books (which seem to be decreasing lately...), but moreso in series books. I had other issues with the HP books to begin with, so Ginny's characterization just was icing on the cake for me. My favorite heroine of all time, Buffy, is a Mary Sue (intentionally so). Even after more Slayers show up she is still the 'SPECIAL' Slayer to end all Slayers.
Oct 13, 2008 08:37PM

8632 Hands down I want Gina Torres for Irys. Ever since her first appearance, contrary to some stated details, I have seen Gina Torres as her. I can see Bianca Lawson as her though as well (but that might be because Bianca as Kendra in Buffy was very much the 'voice' I heard for Irys in my head).

For Cahil I was thinking Kevin Connolly (sp?) even though he might be a bit old for the part now (looks young though). He's from Entourage in case anyone wondered.

For some reason Roze has firmly been portrayed by Marina Sirtis, Deanna Troi from Star Trek The Next Generation. Possibly because I despised TV!Deanna (but loved Deanna in the Imzadi Forever book by Peter David) and I despised Roze from the get go.
Oct 13, 2008 08:27PM

8632 Seriously! And in what world is a bag of books garbage? Bah a pox on them all I say.
Oct 13, 2008 08:26PM

8632 Jane: I cried, literally, when I saw Cilian Murphy's five second cameo. I was like 'YES! redeem this movie for me!' (cause I was upset over what happens to Aaron Eckhart) and then he's so cruelly taken away for no reason...

I'm sort of used to it, since I read a lot of series romance (like Lisa Keyplas or Sabrina Jeffries) or paranormal romance series (Lynsay Sands, Katie MacAlister) so they will often have recurring characters from earlier books who pop up to 'give advice' to the new hero/heroine or help out.

In Yelena/Valek/etc case it would make sense since Opal is a friend of Yelena's and (i'm assuming) Yelena will have taken more responsibilities over the years.
Oct 13, 2008 08:20PM

8632 Ah I recently got into a really bad fight with my younger sister because she had borrowed a stack of books (nothing major, mostly teen fiction) and when she returned them they were covered in green slushie sticky mess. I exploded. She had never done such a thing before and told me that it was her friend because she had lent them to a friend of hers, without my permission no less, and her friend had dropped her slushie in the bag thinking it was garbage. Bloody lucky that friend isn't one I know or have talked to, I'd clock her no matter if she's a minor or not!
Oct 13, 2008 08:17PM

8632 I get asked quite often by friends on LJ or facebook or on one of the book forums I belong to. Actually a funny story. I was at a used book sale because those things are better then anything else and a lady saw me with a few bags of books. She turned to me with about five and asked 'Do you think these would sound good for my daughter, she's about your age.' Assuming she meant her daughter is a teen (we were in young adult and I look about 15 on a good day) I looked at her choices (some Christopher Pike's) and then asked her what sort of things her daughter liked. After she was done I told her to give me a moment, dashed to the other side of the room and grabbed a bunch of teen fantasy and supernatural books and handed them to her. A hour or so later I saw the lady again and she said her daughter loved the choices, she was in the car reading them right at that moment in fact and asked me to help her find books for herself now.

I've always been the go-to gal in school when someone needed a book that would suit them perfectly for a report or just for fun (since I memorized the library database).
Oct 13, 2008 03:01PM

8632 Tracy, I think that statement needs to be printed and enlarged for every library to have up somewhere. That incident was my first case of having a librarian veto my decision on what books to take out. My HS librarians actively encouraged me to read as much and as often as I wanted (in fact they encouraged me to spend my lunch/study hall period with them if I wanted to, which I did) and were constantly slipping me books that were 'banned' by the School Board.

I don't understand why banning books is something people want. You have them screaming that the youth of today is illiterate and then you have the same bunch screaming that the youth of today shouldn't read Huck Finn or Things Fall Apart or any number of books. And those are just the classics. It turns my stomach to think about it.

Ridiculous people.

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Oct 13, 2008 02:41PM

8632 E-- the Storm Glass linked isn't by MVS! Its a different one by Janet something something. The Most Exciting Link is correct however :)
8632 Jennifer Rardin's Jaz Parks books are really great. There are currently four out(in order):
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I second the Elantra series, Black Jewels, and any Tamora Pierce (I enjoy the Magic Circle Books thebest however).

Princess Ben was okay, as was Curse Dark as Gold. The Gemma Doyle Books (A Great and Terrible Beauty, Rebel Angels and The Sweet Far Thing) were...good, but I think I wanted a happy-happy ending. Some of the 'outtakes' on the author's LJ however were hilarious fun.

Shannon Hale is fun and I really do enjoy Sharon Shinn's Twelve Houses books. Another one that is good is Dagger-star by Elizabeth Vaughan Dagger-Star by Elizabeth Vaughan. But that's not much like Poison Study, just enjoyable fun XD
Oct 13, 2008 02:19PM

8632 true I mean its not like anyone auto-assumed that John Travolta's role in Hairspray was suddenly changed to male because he was playing the role right?
Oct 13, 2008 02:18PM

8632 My local library is nice enough but some of the librarians are very...opinionated on what should and should not be read by age levels. I remember one time, when I was 16, the librarian getting offended because I wanted to take out a fictional accounting of a prostitute's life.
8632 See she had all those predicaments BEFORE becoming uber cool girl. Now if she was posessed by Voldie after she was the feisty, snarky awesome Quidditch player, I might feel differently. It felt like poorly planned character building and as a result left me with a sour taste. All those cool attributes sprung up over night (sort of like that girl in your 9th grade class that went from being an A cup to a C cup over the summer break).
Oct 13, 2008 12:26PM

8632 Tina--I always feel so guilty about seeing Alan Rickman as oily and creepy. I'm not sure why. Heh my main argument after Book 6 was 'Alan Rickman would NEVER do that!'

Tilda Swinton would be a good choice, definately striking and strong enough to pull off being male, but delicate enough to be a female. Maybe she can work under an assumed identity during the filming?
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Oct 13, 2008 12:21PM

8632 I think bake-offs are good for any reason at any time XD I love when the local church has bake sales I'm right there bright and early buying all that home-made tastiness.
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Oct 13, 2008 09:57AM

8632 My friend went into Library Sciences, she enjoys it quite a bit actually. I envy her that. My dad wants me to go for a more practical job that will secure my future, any other interests can be secondary to that. Which is better then my mom who wants me to join the military in some form (she's career-military).

You know its the funniest thing I can't get hired at a bookstore to save my life. I've applied to every single one in the greater 25 mile distance of my house and I am uniformly told I wouldn't be suited. Which is silly considering just how much money I spend at bookstores on a monthly basis (or did. before losing my job). Bah.
Oct 13, 2008 09:53AM

8632 I submitted my idea. I think this is a wonderful way for Google to give back and prove that not all companies care little for those in need.
Oct 13, 2008 09:38AM

8632 ::starry eyes:: Oh gosh JJ Feild, how did I forget him? the man makes me go 'guhhhhh' with his smile and voice. I'm okay with him being Valek. I mean he's not classically handsome, Valek that is, but he's attractive and striking. I think JJ Feild manages that quite well in tight pants and a loose white see through lawn shirt especially

I pretty much ignore anyone who comes out of Disney lately. I think the last actress I liked was Christie Carlson Romano. I'm more of a Nickelodeon girl (can we fit Miranda Cosgrove in somehow? I love her. She's so snarky and smart and cute. I like Amanda Bynes too).

See I think James would be good because when he wants to look badass or sneaky or flat out EVIL he pulls it off with a charming flare. I think he would be a too good looking Brazell, but I think he'd pull off his oily personality rather well. S'long as we don't cast him as Mogkan I think I'd be happy however. Maybe one of the other MD leaders?

Who does everyone see as Moon Man?

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