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impala
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Why is there no recent meta concerning the gender issues in Supernatural? Everything I can find seems to only be as recent as season three or four.

Speaking of meta, it's ridiculous how much fan dumb there is. It sort of makes me want to cut my breasts off and denounce the female gender as a whole. Which is unfair, because there are plenty of awesome female fans out there and the fans' dumbness doesn't stem from their XX chromosomes.

My other problem with the show is that I keep analyzing it from a New Criticism theorist perspective when I know I can't ignore the fact that it's a TV show that has been influenced by the creator and the writers listening to the fans (who suffer from the aforementioned fan dumb) and ugh.

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kirk
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OKAY, I NEED BOOK RECS. Preferably awesome urban fantasy or young adult books or anything with a kickass female protagonist. Things that are automatic wins are books with dinosaurs or pacifist doctors.

But no, seriously, I'm not looking for anything SUPER DEEP or think-y, since I have plenty of that in my schoolings, but I guess if you ABSOLUTELY MUST RECOMMEND a classic or something, I am okay with that! Or if you have a cool nonfiction book, I could handle that too.

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impala
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I meant to post this yesterday, but whatever. I read 59 books and a ton of short stories during 2009. My favorites were:

The Rookie by Scott Sigler

An AWESOME sci-fi podcast audiobook about an inter-species football league. The main character is Quentin Barnes, this totally racist nineteen-year-old amazing quarterback from a backward planet where he was playing on human-only teams. Basically, he gets his big break, but it involves having to get over his prejudice and work with his alien teammates. Which he struggles with, because he's got this humongous ego.

2001 by Arthur C. Clarke

Uh, I totally can't remember why I started reading 2001, but by the end of it, I was completely floored. I still haven't seen the movie yet. The beginning and ending of this book, though, were both mind-blowing. It's one of those books that make me, as an atheist, almost inclined to believe that there really is a greater power at work out there.

Seaborn by Chris Howard

Okay, any book with mermaids in it is going to get my vote. However, Seaborn is really strong in its own right. Howard does an awesome job of developing an entire society of people on the bottom of the ocean. There's royalty and betrayal and magic and birthrights and armies. Someone described this book as Dune combined with The Little Mermaid and it kind of is. Also, it doesn't pull punches. It's ruthless and bloody. But my favorite part of it is that it has two incredibly strong female lead characters despite being written by a man.

Some other awesome books: Fun Home by Alison Bechdel, Stuck Rubber Baby by Howard Cruse, The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison, and The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood.

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kirk
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Ahh! It's the first day of Nano and I'm not sure what I'm doing!

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teddie
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I am so ridiculously excited for James Cameron's Avatar movie. Between that, and Sherlock Holmes, I wish it was December already. D:

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teddie
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OH YEAH I JUST BEAT FFXII. \o/

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kirk
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Wow, okay, as much as this International Political Economy class is kicking my ass, I'm glad I'm taking it, because I'm quickly realizing that whatever history we were taught in high school was such a pathetically small, select glance. It doesn't even count as the tip of an iceberg. It's the tip of the tip of the iceberg.

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teddie
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Hey, folks. I obviously have spent too much time looking at lists of 'must-read' books, so I have a question. If you had to recommend 5 books to someone, what would you recommend? They can be anything--nonfiction, fiction, comics, volumes of poetry, whatever--and they can be specific, such as horror or sci-fi or fantasy, or general, or a mix. Your choice. They don't have to be classics, either, although by all means, they can, if you want. No explanations necessary, but have to admit, I'm curious about the reasoning behind your choices.

ETA: The number five is arbitrary. If you have less, but you think they are even more important, that's cool. Or if you can't limit yourself, I don't want to make you. Just, if you had a short list (or even a long list) of worthwhile reads, I want to know.
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kirk
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adsfkjlsf

Where did my basic math skills go?

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kirk
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OMG SUPERNATURAL ♥!

(And happy birthday to me!)

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