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Archive for June, 2010

The ALA Most Challenged Books Of The 2000s

As a result of seeing the Twilight Saga being on a most challenged list, it led me to the ALA list for 2000-2009. As expected, the Harry Potter series was way higher on the list than Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials. Although, I think that His Dark Materials should have been higher on the list for reasons that I mentioned in this post. Anyway, the book that surprised me the most was Bridge To Terabithia by Katherine Patterson. Now, keep in mind that it’s been a while since I have read the book but I saw the 2007 movie adaptation. Anyway, based on what I remember of the movie, I can’t really see the justification for the book being challenged. Now, on the list, the reason that was given as to why it was challenged was that a death was crucial to the storyline. Personally, I think that’s a load of B.S. I say that because there are other stories out there that are worse in terms of deaths being a crucial plot element.

Bridge To Terabithia

The Twilight Saga On The Most Challenged Books List?

Within the last two to three months, I saw a post on TwilightMoms about how the Twilight Saga was challenged due to the religious factors, the age appropriateness, and the sex between Bella and Edward. While I agree that the age appropriateness could be improved upon, I don’t see why Twilight would be challenged on the basis of religious factors and the intimate relations between Bella and Edward. Well, first off, in terms of the religious factors, it’s not like any specific religion is endorsed. The only thing that I can think of that could possibly relate is the question of whether or not vampires have souls. And besides, if there’s a vampire series that you could argue has a more obvious religious viewpoint is the Vampire Chronicles. Because from about the fifth book on, Lestat becomes more religious. Anyway, the thing about the sex between Bella and Edward, I don’t really see why people would be up in arms about it. In Breaking Dawn, it’s not like the sex scenes are explicit. In the book, Stephanie Meyer merely alludes to it. Plus, I would think that people would be all right with it because Bella and Edward were already married at that point. Anyway, I don’t really get why the Twilight Saga was challenged in the first place, other than the age appropriateness.

Twilight Saga

Edward/Bella vs. Jesse/Winnie

For the first session of summer school, I’m taking this class called Intro to Creative Writing: Magical Worlds. Anyway, one of things we had to read a few pages of Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt. Because of that, it made me think. The relationship between Jesse and Winnie, at least based on the 2002 movie adaptation, kinda reminds me of the relationship between Edward and Bella. I say that because the guy is physically stuck at about 17 years old and was born around 100 years before the story is set. In addition to that, the girl has the option of becoming like her respective guy. Anyway, that’s just what I think.

Edward, Bella, Jesse, Winnie

Loreena McKennitt vs. Kathy Griffin

I was watching a Loreena McKennit concert clip recently and I thought to myself that she reminds me of Kathy Griffin. I think that it is is that they are both redheads and have similar face structures. I also think that it’s also the fact that they’re both of Irish descent. Anyway, that’s what I think.

Loreena McKennitt and Kathy Griffin

Sanjaya Malakar vs. Joe Jonas

I was watching Kathy Griffin’s She’ll Cut A Bitch recently, and the part where she talked about the Taylor Swift/Joe Jonas made me think. What got me thinking was when she was talking about how Sanjaya from American Idol and Joe Jonas look very similar. I have to agree. They both have a full head of hair and bushy eye brows. Anyway, yeah.

Sanjaya Malakar and Joe Jonas

The Holly’s World Premiere

I watched the premiere to Holly’s World last night and all I can say is wow (and not in a good way). Well, the first thing that I want to talk about was Angel’s baby. When the hell did she have the baby? Who’s the baby daddy? Is Angel with the baby daddy? There’s a lot of unanswered questions surrounding Angel and the baby. The second thing that I wanted to talk about was the incident between the hair and makeup lady and Angel. Solely based on what I saw in the episode, I thought that the hair and makeup lady was unprofessional. Not that I’m a fan of Angel but I mean it’s one thing to say that someone is a bad assistant verses saying that the person could improve on being an assistant. Anyway, the third thing is Josh. Personally, I think that he’s gay. I don’t know why I think that but I wouldn’t be a bit surprised if he was gay. The last thing that I wanted to talk about was the show, as a whole. Ummm…personally, I think that the show should focus more on Holly, as opposed to splitting it in half between Holly and the people around her. I mean, there’s a reason why it’s called Holly’s World. And besides, based on what happened in this this episode and on the previews, the people surrounding Holly could star in their own show, especially Angel and Josh. Anyway, I’m still up in the air in terms of whether I’m going to continue watching the show. I’ll watch a few more episodes to form a better opinion.

Holly's World

Wall-E And The Song Blue

I was listening to the song Blue (Da Ba Dee) by Eiffel 65 the other day and it made me think. The song kind of reminds me of Wall-E. If you think about it, it’s true. Both are about two beings who are alone and sad. Anyway, that’s just what I think.

Wall-E

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