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Old 2009-05-26, 19:49   Link #2201
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I'd gladly burn them.
I'll be the first to praise such a heroic deed.

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Old 2009-05-26, 20:22   Link #2202
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I didn't, actually. I stole them from my sister's bookcase.
Oh, I guess that's okay then. Carry on.

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Except ignoring her leads to her being a pissy bitch and cutting the cord of your scanner because you unplugged her AirPort.

I'd gladly burn them.
No, you should burn her. Nothing serious, mind you, just enough to teach the pissy bit—young lady a lesson.

Sorry, I work on computers for a living. I'm a little sensitive when it comes to electronics vandalism. Please note that for legal reasons I do not (and did not) recommend that you light anyone on fire.

Oh and by the (totally on-topic) way, isn't it interesting that we finally get confirmation that Haruhi is in the Teen Fiction section of the bookstore? **ahem, ahem**
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Old 2009-05-26, 20:28   Link #2203
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The Brampton Guardian, apparently. It also uses Comic Sans at every possible opportunity.
*headdesk*

Let me at them, please. I want to teach them a few lessons about PRESENTATION and PROFESSIONALISM.

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Oh and by the (totally on-topic) way, isn't it interesting that we finally get confirmation that Haruhi is in the Teen Fiction section of the bookstore? **ahem, ahem**
I could have told you that months ago. That's where I found them in Chapters.

In an interestingly painful note, the professionally printed sign above the display of new Teen novels read "Got Angst?"

That was when I wanted to burn down the entire store. I'll give THEM angst...
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Old 2009-05-26, 20:30   Link #2204
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No, you should burn her. Nothing serious, mind you, just enough to teach the pissy bit—young lady a lesson.
I think I can arrange a small accident with some birthday candles.

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Please note that for legal reasons I do not (and did not) recommend that you light anyone on fire.
And, uh, yeah, I completely didn't just say that she might be having some issues with candles on her birthday.

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Oh and by the (totally on-topic) way, isn't it interesting that we finally get confirmation that Haruhi is in the Teen Fiction section of the bookstore? **ahem, ahem**
It's nice to see something on topic in this thread.

I have nothing to say about this on topic topic, though. Aside from the fact that the placement of the book in the Teen Fiction section leads to incidents wherein customers ask people who happen to be lurking around the books whether The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya is like Twilight if Edward was Asian.

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In an interestingly painful note, the professionally printed sign above the display of new Teen novels read "Got Angst?"
WHAT IS THIS FOOLISHNESS

If that sign was in any way referring to Twilight or any book in the Twilight series, I might have to kill myself. There's no damn conflict in the books. NONE. Nothing that could be considered angst, unless you don't know the definition of the word. Or unless you consider a boring, normal, and average girl moving to a small town and having every person fall in love with her angst.
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Old 2009-05-26, 20:35   Link #2205
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WHAT IS THIS FOOLISHNESS

If that sign was in any way referring to Twilight or any book in the Twilight series, I might have to kill myself. There's no damn conflict in the books. NONE.
Given Twilight's ridiculous popularity, I wouldn't be surprised.

But I'd think the sign would be more referring to the apparently typical teenager who feels that the whole world hates them and that nothing is fair because their parents won't let them stay out past midnight and buy dangerous substances.

So they should bury themselves in poorly-written fiction novels to stave off their 'angst', according to Chapters.

Kids who think like that don't have 'angst'. They have 'stupid'.
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Old 2009-05-26, 20:36   Link #2206
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Suuuurrrrrre, and the world is flat (according to Friedman it is...).

And teen novels aren't, in general, angsty. At least not the ones I've read.
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Old 2009-05-26, 20:54   Link #2207
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But I'd think the sign would be more referring to the apparently typical teenager who feels that the whole world hates them and that nothing is fair because their parents won't let them stay out past midnight and buy dangerous substances.
People ask me why I bother to read books that weren't originally written in English, or books that weren't written specifically for obsessive teenage girls. This is why. It's hard to find something to read now that isn't either written to a ridiculous degree of shittiness or Twilight.

Twilight's written pretty shittily too, but it's so damn popular that it gets its own category. Really, at the bookstore in my mall, they managed to cram in a section devoted to Twilight. Aside from the rows and rows of it at the front of the store, of course.

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So they should bury themselves in poorly-written fiction novels to stave off their 'angst', according to Chapters.
Chapters, why have you failed me?

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And teen novels aren't, in general, angsty. At least not the ones I've read.
They really aren't, but they try. Unsuccessfully, of course, but the constant flood of signs and advertisements calling series like Twilight "dark" and "angsty" and "deep" seem to have convinced the majority of people my age that Twilight is what you read if you're an emotionally complex, unpredictable and rebellious teen. I'd rather have character development and an actual plot over looking popular and cool while reading.

I never really associated reading with giving off any image other than "oh hey, that person is reading a book" or "STAY THE FUCK AWAY I'M READING", but apparently if you read books that have movies or TV series based off of them (or vice versa), or if you read whatever's on the Popular Fiction shelf, you will be as well-liked and popular as the book itself.

Sorry. I'm done ranting now.
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Old 2009-05-26, 21:06   Link #2208
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And you know this because . . .

Oh lord, he's read Twilight! Please exit the thread and leave your man card at the door.
I'm a girl.
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Old 2009-05-26, 21:07   Link #2209
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Haha. I read the post above and figured as much, so I tried to delete it before anyone noticed.

Smooooth.
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Old 2009-05-26, 21:57   Link #2210
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Anyone think there will be a collected addition of the Novels when it's all done? do they even do that with light novels?
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Old 2009-05-26, 21:59   Link #2211
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Anyone think there will be a collected addition of the Novels when it's all done? do they even do that with light novels?
They could totally do that, and it would be awesome, but I doubt it.

Also we still have no idea how long Haruhi is supposed to be... given the current rate of plot development, I'd guess about 20ish books.
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Old 2009-05-26, 22:10   Link #2212
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Imagines huge hard bound family bible sized book on the bookshelf, that's be cool.
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Old 2009-05-26, 23:54   Link #2213
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Given Twilight's ridiculous popularity, I wouldn't be surprised.

But I'd think the sign would be more referring to the apparently typical teenager who feels that the whole world hates them and that nothing is fair because their parents won't let them stay out past midnight and buy dangerous substances.

So they should bury themselves in poorly-written fiction novels to stave off their 'angst', according to Chapters.

Kids who think like that don't have 'angst'. They have 'stupid'.
Or they have 'stupid wangst'. Whatever.

Speaking of local papers, YVR's papers are as lame as anything get. I read REAL newspaper back in HK, and that's saying something.

I'll randomly repeat myself now. KAISOS' A PEDO! *runs*
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Old 2009-05-27, 01:28   Link #2214
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WHAT IS THIS FOOLISHNESS

If that sign was in any way referring to Twilight or any book in the Twilight series, I might have to kill myself. There's no damn conflict in the books. NONE. Nothing that could be considered angst, unless you don't know the definition of the word. Or unless you consider a boring, normal, and average girl moving to a small town and having every person fall in love with her angst.
I actually saw the movie, and if the books are anywhere near the same, that could be the blurb on the back of the novel. Don't worry, I saw it for free, as part of an "Intel training seminar" (retail computer employee). Still can't figure out why Intel decided to screen a movie geared toward "obsessed teenage girls" to a bunch of retail employees, but I have to admit I enjoyed the hell out of myself MSTing the horrid piece of drivel. I can safely say it has eclipsed Crow: City of Angels and formed an unholy trinity with Mortal Kombat: Annihilation and Highlander 2 as the worst movies I've ever seen in a theater. Horrible acting, textbook pretentious directing, dialog that made Attack of the Clones sound like Shakespeare... It was so bad I started to wonder if it was intentionally so, but then I realized it wasn't written well enough to be intentionally bad. Stay away. Stay far away. Unless there's alcohol involved and any humor is directed at the screen from the audience... ^_^
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I didn't believe Attack of the clones was that bad although I wanted to see more of clone wars but I do agree that MKA was horribel to say the least. Unless I see wangsty or angsty Haruhi, I would prefer to keep her as is especially when she seems more interesting with her tsundereness and what not.
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Old 2009-05-27, 02:00   Link #2216
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I didn't believe Attack of the clones was that bad although I wanted to see more of clone wars but I do agree that MKA was horribel to say the least. Unless I see wangsty or angsty Haruhi, I would prefer to keep her as is especially when she seems more interesting with her tsundereness and what not.
Attack of the Clones was a very pretty movie with some pretty damn nice choreography (except for the masses of uncoordinated Jedi in the stadium at the end) and some gorgeous special effects (that I am happy to say are totally blown away by the new Star Trek movie). That said, the "lovey dovey" dialogue between Anakin and Padme makes me want to jab ice picks in my ears. I seriously want to know how the same man that gave us "I love you." "I know." could cook up such a steaming pile of crap...

Damn, now I need to go drop another $10 and see that Enterprise rising out of the Titanian cloud cover scene again... God, that was absolutely the most beautiful effects shot in film history...
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I seriously want to know how the same man that gave us "I love you." "I know." could cook up such a steaming pile of crap...
Harrison Ford wrote Attack of the Clones?
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Harrison Ford wrote Attack of the Clones?
Well if Ford came up with that line, it makes sense...
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Harrison Ford wrote Attack of the Clones?
Hahaha.

Yeah, Ford improv'd that.

None of the good ideas in Star Wars were ever Lucas'. For that matter, he didn't really have much to do with the original trilogy besides producing and coming up with the original idea.

It was other, more competent people who should be credited with the film's literary success, not I LOVE YOU PADME BUT SUDDENLY I'M GOING TO MURDER YOU

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
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How far off topic are we now?
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