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Today's Inflammatory Comment

With all this recent talk of books for children, I find myself, occasionally, thinking that young adult books are a lot like pornography for retired people: I've seen it, but it doesn't excite me, so I'll pass, thanks. It's not really aimed for me, y'know?

So, a question?



Does this excite you?

Over at the New York Times, a bunch of young adult authors and columnists are busy telling everyone that kids books are breaking down the barriers because kids are demanding that they compete with their shit pop music from Korea, video games, and easy access to pornography. Somehow, that means adults ought to read it and love it. I don't really understand why we have to make books for kids somehow interesting to adults. It's okay if you dig the stuff as trash or if you never learned to read at school. Whatever. Kind of wish you'd all talk about cool books, though. Maybe you'd like to try Ben Marcus' The Flame Alphabet? No? On that kids book shit, huh? You know you're sucking up air I need to live? You ever thought maybe you ought to just be better read?

No?

How about senior porn, you tried that?

It's something you can grow into, at least.

Comments

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nick_kaufmann
Apr. 3rd, 2012 12:31 pm (UTC)
Er, LJ-cut, please. You never know who's scrolling through their Friends page at work.
drjon
Apr. 3rd, 2012 08:22 pm (UTC)
I guess we'll find out if anyone still reads LJ now, as the very least.
jack_ryder
Apr. 3rd, 2012 11:03 pm (UTC)
Yeah - a cut would be in order.
ataxi
Apr. 3rd, 2012 11:49 pm (UTC)
I'd say don't cut this one, but if you plan to post more of this, please do cut (and label the tin 'SENIORS PORN' as appropriate).
benpeek
Apr. 3rd, 2012 11:51 pm (UTC)
heh. i don't actually plan to cut it, but i don't actually plan to most any more. it was funny.

well, i thought it was funny.
ataxi
Apr. 4th, 2012 12:11 am (UTC)
Well, it's not that offensive without context. Looks like two adults having consensual sex. Decent prude-filter though.
benpeek
Apr. 4th, 2012 01:02 am (UTC)
ah, people can live with it, just this once. i'll say fuck a few times in another post to make everyone happy so they don't have to think of naked people.
jenmwhite
Apr. 4th, 2012 11:14 am (UTC)
Is anyone gonna comment on the words, not the pictures?
benpeek
Apr. 5th, 2012 07:37 am (UTC)
no.

statement enough, don't you think?
Luke Jackson
Apr. 7th, 2012 12:54 am (UTC)
I take it this is Hunger Games-related?
benpeek
Apr. 7th, 2012 11:52 pm (UTC)
well, it's the ya book of the moment. but mostly, i was just reading a lot of people defend their reading of it, and i thought i could make a funny old people porn joke out of it.
Luke Jackson
Apr. 8th, 2012 08:21 pm (UTC)
I'm always up for a lemonparty
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