The Heavy Metal Matador (rydain) wrote,
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Yay media fun

Lately I've been playing Disgaea 2 and Okami and enjoying both greatly. I also had happy fun classic horror movie night with j00licious. We watched the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre, which neither of us had seen, and The Dead Zone, which was new to her but not to me (and based off one of my favorite Stephen King books). Speaking of which, I'm overdue for a meme, and the closest book happens to be another favorite - Space Station Seventh Grade by Jerry Spinelli. I read it in middle school, thought it was hilarious, reread it as a grownup, still thought it was hilarious, and bought a copy. It's a realistic, honest book about a random suburban white boy's first year at junior high. And it really is honest. The kids swear. Before the main character discovers interest in girls, he has a downright rude opinion of them. Though his usual gang of friends includes a black boy and Korean boy, he exhibits clueless racism, like wondering why the aforementioned friends bother dressing up for Halloween because they already are something. Granted, the book is over twenty years old and such thoughts are (hopefully) less common today, but they are a realistic expression of ignorant misconceptions and perceptions that someone might wind up with by growing up white in a mostly white area.

1. Grab the nearest book.
2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the next 4 sentences on your LJ along with these instructions.
5. Don’t you dare dig for that "cool" or "intellectual" book in your closet! I know you were thinking about it! Just pick up whatever is closest.

"For instance, I got a digital watch. It hardly took up any room, but I wouldn't trade it for Cootyhead's twirling baton or Timmy's giant clown balloon. The other good things I got were a pocket calculator, three rolls of aluminum foil for my space station, and a bunch of clothes. No podokesaurus, of course."

I suck at tagging, so if you like the meme, feel free to steal it.
Tags: general bullshit, meme
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