The 10 most frequently banned books — and why you should read them
This nation has a history of banning books. We ban classics, we ban new releases and last week The American Library Association released a list of 2013’s most-challenged titles. One look at the lucky 10 reveals some interesting trends. For one, seven of them are YA or children’s books and many of the challenges come from pearl-clutching about “age-appropriateness.”
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I read “perks” freshmen year of college, a friend loaned it to me and we both thought I identified with the protagonist narrator. Then the 3rd act reveal. I never let that friend recommend anything to me again.
When God was young he found a large cardboard box under Grandma’s bed. It was labeled, “Bone from the Garden of Eden” God opened the box carefully. The bone looked like a long dark green glossy rock, the size of an elephant’s tusk. God asked Grandma about it and she smiled. She’d found it in the great desert where the original Garden of Eden had been.
She took the bone to her nest and slept with it for 12 nights. On the 13th night she dreamed the bone was a magician’s saw that sawed her in half.
“Did it hurt? “asked God.
“Oh no, it was quite pleasurable,” Grandma giggled. “It’s how your mother was born.”
What is this….i can’t even….
I wish roleplayers used body language more with their characters. A lot can happen in silence. There are a lot of ways to have your character say to mine “I don’t like you” without them just outright blurting it.
it’s so much to use body language!
Hence why I love LARP.
If you do pen and paper with the right people you get much more character interaction and descriptions. My groups almost always has players that use body language and we all get really annoyed when there is someone in the group that doesn’t interact with others or focuses too much on mechanicals and power gaming rather that character and story.
And the large class of players who literally don’t understand body language?
Reminder that Jessie is a 15 year old girl
Is this what 15 year old girls typically daydream about?
I think we can all agree that Toph is the best. Case closed.
The thing about Toph. Is that as great a character as she is, and as essential to the Team Avatar dynamic and the plot and character development of seasons 2 and 3. She doesn’t get as much of an arc as the others.
Her arc is that her parents were overprotective of her because of her disability, but she overcames adversity and is the best earthbender ever. That story is complete during her origin story. When she decides to run away from home with Aang and Sokka and Katara, she’s advanced as much as she will during two more seasons.
She even get’s meta about it during Sozin’s Comet, lamenting that she’s the only one that doesn’t get to to go on a life-changing field trip with Zuko. She doesn’t go because she doesn’t have to change (and because there wasn’t enough screen time).
We assume others show love the same way we do — and if they don’t, we worry it’s not there.