Top 10 and Hogwarts Houses

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Pearalegal
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Re: Top 10 and Hogwarts Houses

Postby Pearalegal » Tue Apr 13, 2010 1:15 am

hellokitty wrote:I like my fantasy books to be that way. I don't want them to be at all normal or realistic. If a hot, sexy, immortal being wants to climb through my window, he's always more than welcomed to. Lol


While I hated them because I also thought they were horribly written (it was adjective-tastic)...but (presumably), you're a grown up and can tell the difference between fantasy/reality/healthy relationships.

Watch all those preteens at the book signings and events, its sort of scary. I went to several to complete interviews...I heard so many 13 year olds with tears in their eyes say, "I just want to find someone just like Edward."

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Re: Top 10 and Hogwarts Houses

Postby hellokitty » Tue Apr 13, 2010 1:17 am

Pearalegal wrote:
hellokitty wrote:I like my fantasy books to be that way. I don't want them to be at all normal or realistic. If a hot, sexy, immortal being wants to climb through my window, he's always more than welcomed to. Lol


But (presumably), you're a grown up and can tell the difference. Watch all those preteens at the book signings and events, its sort of scary. I went to several to complete interviews...I heard several 13 year olds with tears in their eyes say, "I just want to find someone like Edward."


No one will ever find anyone like Edward. Poor Rob Pattinson, he will never be able to live up to that character. On the plus side, he does have a much better accent than Edward.

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Re: Top 10 and Hogwarts Houses

Postby ze2151 » Tue Apr 13, 2010 1:18 am

i did the same thing on my thesis entitled, "13 year olds are idiots." girls, boys, whatever. if you're 13, you are stupid. experience is the best teacher. ultimately, those poor girls will realize what drek they're reading.

also, think of the damage these books could do to young boys' psyches! thinking they could possibly be in positions of power in relationships, only to find the lady wears the pants. spoken from a happily married (and smart) husband. happy wife, happy life.

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Re: Top 10 and Hogwarts Houses

Postby pugalicious » Tue Apr 13, 2010 1:20 am

Pearalegal wrote:
hellokitty wrote:I like my fantasy books to be that way. I don't want them to be at all normal or realistic. If a hot, sexy, immortal being wants to climb through my window, he's always more than welcomed to. Lol


While I hated them because I also thought they were horribly written (it was adjective-tastic)...but (presumably), you're a grown up and can tell the difference between fantasy/reality/healthy relationships.

Watch all those preteens at the book signings and events, its sort of scary. I went to several to complete interviews...I heard so many 13 year olds with tears in their eyes say, "I just want to find someone just like Edward."


I use it to pimp out Jane Austen ("hey, girls, if you like Edward, wait 'til you get a load of Darcy"). It works quite well. So in that respect, I am fine with it (to an extent. the 4th book was just...creepy...especially badly written, even compared to the others...took some weird dips into Mormon allegory...just strange, really strange).

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Re: Top 10 and Hogwarts Houses

Postby Pearalegal » Tue Apr 13, 2010 1:30 am

ze2151 wrote:i did the same thing on my thesis entitled, "13 year olds are idiots." girls, boys, whatever. if you're 13, you are stupid. experience is the best teacher. ultimately, those poor girls will realize what drek they're reading.

also, think of the damage these books could do to young boys' psyches! thinking they could possibly be in positions of power in relationships, only to find the lady wears the pants. spoken from a happily married (and smart) husband. happy wife, happy life.


:roll:

Well, that's true. Cultural phenomenons are not worth examining in the slightest, especially as young relationships are becoming more sexual earlier and unfortunately more abusive as well with almost each passing year. C'mon, man. You seem to be trying to make fun of me for taking things too seriously, when you seem to be doing the same while attacking my choice of paper topic two years ago.

I also wrote a comparison of men of the same age's use of porn and how it compares to young women's escape into unrealistic romantic relationships. Not with any judgments, but as an attempt at an interesting comparison between the sexes at this age. Because that's just what you try to do with a senior thesis. Pick a topic that interests you, write a paper. Done.

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Re: Top 10 and Hogwarts Houses

Postby ze2151 » Tue Apr 13, 2010 2:05 am

oh relax pearalegal. i think it's interesting. and if we can't all agree than tweeny-boppers are morons, then there's no common ground left on earth. i didn't mean to insult you or your work at all.

the comment i made about the "damage" these books can do to boys should also be taken with a grain of salt. for one thing, i doubt any boys bother with twilight. for another, i doubt that, even if they are reading the books, they get their ideas about male dominance solely from twilight. it's all around them. and it's all around these girls too. edward or no edward, girls have to navigate through a lot of crappy cultural signals.

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Re: Top 10 and Hogwarts Houses

Postby FlightoftheEarls » Tue Apr 13, 2010 9:46 am

hermione0901 wrote:I'll bite (see my username, I couldn't resist!):

Yale= Ravenclaw. Scholarly, academic. Where those of wit and learning will always find their kind, and whose adcom believes that the cleverest will always be the best.

Harvard/Columbia/Chicago= Slytherin. Ambitious. Those cunning folk use any means to achieve their ends.

Berkeley/NYU= Gryffindors. Here dwell the brave at heart fighting the PI fight.

Michigan/Penn/UVA= Hufflepuff. Hardworkers are most worthy of admission, and adcoms say "we'll teach the lot and treat them just the same." Also, not that remarkable in any other ways than that they're nice.

Stanford, anyone???

Interesting. See, I would switch Michigan/Penn/UVA and Berkeley/NYU around, although I obviously have some bias. Yet I see MVP as having a reputation for having students that are, well, normal. Berkeley probably does too. NYU students are great and all, but the school is quite numbers based. I'd like to believe that Gryffindor cares just about more than just numbers.

I just wrote this instead of studying for finals.

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Re: Top 10 and Hogwarts Houses

Postby Unemployed » Tue Apr 13, 2010 10:13 am

ze2151 wrote:i did the same thing on my thesis entitled, "13 year olds are idiots." girls, boys, whatever. if you're 13, you are stupid. experience is the best teacher. ultimately, those poor girls will realize what drek they're reading.

also, think of the damage these books could do to young boys' psyches! thinking they could possibly be in positions of power in relationships, only to find the lady wears the pants. spoken from a happily married (and smart) husband. happy wife, happy life.


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