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I was in Barnes&Noble, browsing for some books to buy, when two older women came into the back, saw the "top teen picks" section and spouted about how all these books about vampires, magic, etc. were tainting today's youth and were signs of the Devil. They then looked at me and shook their heads like I was some tragic lost cause. [image error] I wanted to punch them.
Feb 09, 2012 04:15PM

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message 1: by Hannah (new)

Hannah I totally would have bitched them out, I've had really bag diarrhea mouth lately. And Caity'z been ignoring me :(


message 2: by Monica :) (new)

Monica :) Ha! I would mentally do everything I can to them. :) But in reality? I would of bitched them out or something.


message 3: by Vanessa (last edited Feb 09, 2012 04:37PM) (new)

Vanessa I was in a manicurist before Christmas and we got talking about books, since the lady next to me (also having her nails done) has written a book. I said I really liked high fantasy and science fiction and she rolled her eyes and went: "Harry Potter?" I said yes, I really loved the series and heck, I love it so much I got a Pottermore account back when they were giving out beta testing accounts.

She then goes: "It's ridiculous, Harry Potter. I don't understand how we've let it corrupt our youth into believing magic is real!"

I ask her what she's going on about, because, you know, there's nothing corrupt about it.

She then goes on about how some people who went to her church were prime examples of Harry Potter's 'dark influence' because they became Wiccans in their teenage years before 'seeing the light'.

Luckily the conversation dropped around there (I was about to tell her I myself am a non-practicing pagan), but I was kind of shaking when I walked out of there.

You know that stupid rule where you come up with the best comebacks ages after the event?

I actually had a conversation with my vicar in Year Six (aged 11) because I'd seen an article in the newspaper that people were burning the Harry Potter books because they were evil. He and I had a really long discussion about how they weren't evil. To him, J.K. Rowling was using a talent God had given her. She had no agenda to turn people to witchcraft or Satanism or buggery or whatever that woman and her silly church thought. =_=

I would love to look into the minds of these people sometimes, because they just latch on to the most sensationalist rubbish....


message 4: by SubterraneanCatalyst (last edited Feb 09, 2012 04:43PM) (new)

SubterraneanCatalyst -Censorship is for the Weak OH yeah magic books make people think magic is for realz! HA. If your progeny is so dense to think that magic is real because they read a fictional depiction of it- they almost deserve to be officially tainted by the Devulllll. Why does everyone think young people have no ability to understand fiction from fact? Are our children this stupid? I know mine are not.
[disclaimer: I'm an atheist]


SubterraneanCatalyst -Censorship is for the Weak Archer wrote: "SubterraneanCatalyst wrote: "OH yeah magic books make people think magic is for realz! HA. If your progeny is so dense to think that magic is real because they read a fictional depiction of it- the..."

I just hope you realize I HAVE THE RING IT'S ALL MINE.
MINE!


message 6: by Cait (new)

Cait Archer wrote: "You should've punched them. I would"

I would have, but being banned front the store wouldn't have been good. It's the only one around for miles. I did give them the finger as the walked away, though!

Hana❦Joy wrote: "I totally would have bitched them out, I've had really bag diarrhea mouth lately. And Caity'z been ignoring me :("

Ignoring you? I haven't meant to, dear! I was just six for almost three weeks and now I've been trying to catch up :( I'm sorry, my dearest Hanas!


message 7: by Cait (new)

Cait Paige wrote: "Oh my gosh, I love when people like that come along! (And I'm not being sarcastic.) Me being me and them being two women I would never see again, I could see myself picking up a witch book and aski..."

I wish you could have been there with me and done that, Paige! Then would could have started spouting about out search for our hot vampire boyfriends if the perfect guy didn't come along when we used our magic. I was honestly too stunned to do anything about it, besides the bird I flipped them.


message 8: by Cait (new)

Cait Sei (Vanessa) wrote: "I was in a manicurist before Christmas and we got talking about books, since the lady next to me (also having her nails done) has written a book. I said I really liked high fantasy and science fict..."

Exactly. My mom was like that my whole life, and until I was old enough, in her eyes, to "make my own decisions" I had to sneak around YA books so I could just read stuff like this. She still disapproves of my reading options, but I just don't give a shit. She still tries to give me books with magic that have God in them sometimes, and almost all of them suck because they're trying to force-feed you the religion. Lets just say they go in a very deep corner of my closet.


message 9: by Cait (new)

Cait Archer wrote: "Cait wrote: "Archer wrote: "You should've punched them. I would"

I would have, but being banned front the store wouldn't have been good. It's the only one around for miles. I did give them the fin..."


And plus the whole arresting bit if they charged me with it (since I'm pretty sure they would, being the prissy little bitches that they were) and I just decided to be the bigger person in the moment.


message 10: by Cait (new)

Cait Paige wrote: "Cait wrote: "Paige wrote: "Oh my gosh, I love when people like that come along! (And I'm not being sarcastic.) Me being me and them being two women I would never see again, I could see myself picki..."

Super awesome! And then would could have giggled and been like, "I want to have sex with him before I turn into a vampire, and have him rip it out of my stomach with his teeth! Soooooo romantic!" Yes sometimes there is a time to troll, and this was one of those times. Exactly, and I met two at the same time! It was like a double whammy of ridiculousness!


message 11: by Hannah (new)

Hannah Cait wrote: "Archer wrote: "You should've punched them. I would"

I would have, but being banned front the store wouldn't have been good. It's the only one around for miles. I did give them the finger as the wa..."


*sniff* That's fine, and sick you mena to say darling? Are you alright?


message 12: by Cait (new)

Cait Hana❦Joy wrote: "Cait wrote: "Archer wrote: "You should've punched them. I would"

I would have, but being banned front the store wouldn't have been good. It's the only one around for miles. I did give them the fin..."


Yes I did! My mac has a stupid autocorrect on it, and sometimes it changes my words without me noticing. I'm sorry, Hanas!


message 13: by [deleted user] (new)

Queen Cupcake would have pounced and shredded the evil ones!


The Literary Bystander (nxlee) I remember back in the day where I read some article about Harry Potter books being banned from schools and libraries (in the US) because it was promoting witchcraft and obviously made of PURE EVIL .

As a kid, I thought that was the dumbest thing ever. I still hold that same belief. And like it has been said before - do people believe kids/teens are that stupid to not be able to differentiate between fiction and reality?

Whatever, stupid people are stupid. Should have muttered something about Satanism and threatening to put spells on them (hey, it worked for Harry temporarily against Dudley in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets but I digress). But hey, I am speaking from a strictly sheltered-esque upbringing and my parents told me they trusted my judgement enough to pick out 'suitable' stuff and never read anything that wasn't written 'for my age' or was too adult. Nowadays, they've assumed I've read every 'bestselling book out there that is turned into a movie'. Or something.


SubterraneanCatalyst -Censorship is for the Weak nxlee wrote: "I remember back in the day where I read some article about Harry Potter books being banned from schools and libraries (in the US) because it was promoting witchcraft and obviously made of PURE EVIL..."

LOL I was thinking the same thing- *muttering near old judgy hags..* " ...Dammit! I forgot to add wolfbane and eye of newt to my shopping list last night, now I'll have to wait until Midnight to dance under the cursed signs and request an audience with the High Priestesses. Would have been perfect for a new batch of hexes!..sigh"


message 16: by [deleted user] (new)

i was in a book store once and I was readign the back of the book, i think it was in fantasy section. it was about witches or demons. anyways this man next to me ( fiction section) was looking at the me and the book that i was holding. i look up at him to see why is he starign at me. He says to me " you know it a sin to read those books".
At first i though he was joking and I started laughing. But when i realised that he was not laughing or joking that he was series. i said back to him " I guess i am going to hell."
the look on his face was priceless, he just put the book that he was holding and scattered away without a glance. I thik he was afraid that my sin would brush of on him.
anyways a month later, i am at starbacks with a friend when i see him at starbucks as well. There he is staring at me probably thinking there is that sinned that reads all those sinful books.
Once i got my order, Friend and i walked by him abd said "Cheers." I could not help it.


message 17: by Experiment BL626 (new)

Experiment BL626 Paging mental institution, mental institution. We have two elderly escapees. Quick, somebody inject some medicines into their bodies before their delusion causes them to harm themselves, someone, or... *gasp* the children.




message 18: by Bern (new)

Bern I say we kill them with fire.


message 19: by Betsy (new)

Betsy Miller This is unrelated to books, but when my then teenage daughter popped over to a drugstore to get some shampoo, some lady saw her and made a loud comment to no one in particular about hoodlums in the store. My daughter was an honors student wearing a black hoodie with her school's logo on it (a very good school). It's strange the assumptions people sometimes make. I think teens and young adults get more than their fair share of this.


message 20: by Mackenzie (new)

Mackenzie Bernardo wrote: "I say we kill them with fire."

That's how I dispose of spiders. It's fitting because those women are obviously of the same breed.


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