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Atman (profile) wrote,
on 11-1-2007 at 2:33pm
Current mood: annoyed
Music: Seether
Subject: Tale of Predictability
So, I finally dropped out of trig. Since I couldn't maintain a 60% in that class, I figured it was a good idea, especially considering how the plastics degree works. Time for a job, though I have virtually no faith in actually finding one, as I haven't been able to get employed since Cutco came to me.

I'm reading Tale of Two Cities, and I really don't get why everyone praises this garbage. It has the same predictability any other author from the past has, where you can just expect the worst to happen and be right 90% of the time. It is especially awesome how authors stick their noses up in the air and say, "Television is so predictable with their happy endings and perfect conclusions, writing will never be that way." Yeah, you guys show us. Make your books predictable with their sad endings and 'thought provoking' conclusions. No, I'm sure nobody will be able to pick up on your subtle hints of the main character being a modern day jesus christ. *ROLL EYES HERE, LOL*

I'm just tired of reading this rubbish, and I'm thankful this is the last time I'll have to read anything like this. Dickens pretty much told you the ending in the very beginning, or gave you enough hints to come preeeeeetty damn close to figuring it out for yourself. So now I read all the parts in between with 'character development' and 'suspense'. Really, just kill off Sydney Carton who is actually pretending to be Darney. I don't give a flying fuck about anyone else, just stop trying to pretend like you are going to do otherwise.

There is a short chapter where it convinces someone who hasn't read a book from the past like everything will be ok, because Dickens just wanted to fuck with people, and build development. Just...bleh.

Manic McGee...does anyone remember that? That book is the very last I remember reading that was required to be read that I enjoyed. Characters died, lessons were learned, and good times were had too. Not this MARTYR MARTYR MARTYR shit that I have to read years upon years in a row. A life is a fragile thing, our innocense died, good and bad, I get it, I get it. I just don't CARE. That one story...1944 maybe? Chris would remember it. That was pretty good too, though Chris's constant reminders and assertions that I was the crazy athletic guy and he was the kid who PUSHED said athletic kid off a tree trunk was kind of unnerving. Thats why I never let him in my treehouse.

Fuck, I think I wall of text'd again. Anyway, later kiddies.
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11-01-07 2:57pm

i'm assuming i'm chris?

oh... wait, hang on. i know the one you're talking about.

A Separate Peace - John Knowles

i had to look it up on spark notes. it was going to piss me off that i couldn't remember. but, honestly, there's a lot of stuff in this entry that pisses me off. Still i'll leave it for now on the good note that i found the story.


"Maniac Magee is a folk story about a boy, a very excitable boy. One that can outrun dogs, hit a home run off the best pitcher in the neighborhood, tie a knot no one can undo. "Kid's gotta be a maniac," is what the folks in Two Mills say. It's also the story of how this boy, Jeffrey Lionel "Maniac" Magee, confronts racism in a small town, tries to find a home where there is none and attempts to soothe tensions between rival factions on the tough side of town. Presented as a folk tale, it's the stuff of storytelling. "The history of a kid," says Jerry Spinelli, "is one part fact, two parts legend, and three parts snowball." And for this kid, four parts of fun. Maniac Magee won the 1991 Newbery Medal"

Product Details:
* Reading level: Ages 9-12
* Paperback: 180 pages
* Publisher: Little, Brown Young Readers (November 1, 1999)
* Language: English


p.s. you had a tree house?

; )

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11-01-07 3:38pm


Wall of text crits you for 9845.

Fuck! Over nine-thousand!?

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Re:, 11-03-07 11:04am

It's over nine thoooooouuuuuuuuuusaaaaaaaaaannnnnnnnddddddd!

what 9000?!

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11-01-07 5:39pm

your point is completely invalid because YOU'RE one of the people that complains about TV being too predictable.

face it, you just like bitching about everything. not that that's a bad thing... and not that i'm any different.

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Re:, 11-01-07 7:31pm

When have I complained about TV being too predictable? Maybe a movie or something, but I don't think that counts.

Hey, not everything. You'll never hear me complain about pie. Or space heathers. I love those things.

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Re: Re:, 11-02-07 2:13pm

well you really weren't defending TV either, you just said people bitch about it.
Hey I hate TV, but most books don't score too much higher.

I think idiocracy is already starting to happen

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11-02-07 11:24pm

Join the Army you won't have to read again!

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Re:, 11-03-07 11:03am

don't you have to read a lot in AIT?

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