Monday, July 5, 2010

Day 31: Kinda, Not Really, More Opinion

Still need to send out last three partials... What light through yonder window break? It is the east, and Stamps, thou art the sun!


Summer's here and with that came Eclipse and another Twilight debate (You'd think these things would just go away but nooooo.... had to keep coming back.)

The newest debate over whether S Meyer's books are any good revolves around the issue of whether they contribute to society or not. While I am a fan of Ms. Meyer herself for opening up the literary world to many young women, some things just don't work for me.

Personally, I think they do, just not in a way I consider useful, but I'm only one person. They're very... carnal, as in appealing to the crudest of human sensations, a gateway for man's animal instincts. But contrary to what Ms. Meyer depicts, we young people are not all bundles of hormones waiting to be jumped.
No, we the modern youth still have our brains, logical senses, philosophies related to science, math, economics, history, and psychology. "[insert name here] is so hot" is not our only thought, and stalkers, however sparkly or vegetarian they may be, are still creepy.

Practical analysis:
Speaking from personal experience, I'd recently received a facebook message from a young man who a) is very good looking - sandy blond, blue eyes, tall, b) very communicative, c) drives a red convertable, d) just graduated from one of the nation's top universities and already has a job, e) athletic, and f) knows me through a few of my friends.
He started flirting, then admitted to facebook-stalking me, then finally hinted that he would be up to meet up sometimes and hang out. I told him no. Why? Is Blanche so full of herself that she can't see a good thing when it's right in front of her face? No... This -- and someone should really let Ms. Meyer know -- is what we, the youth of this generation, call "a creeper".

And Edward Cullen, I'm sorry to say, is... a creeper.

Now, my summer apartment on the second floor has a window looking in at my bed, and a tree next to said window. Though I admit to having a mad crush on a cutie at school, he would instantly become uncute if I ever found him outside my window, or anyone else's window. And if he then turned out to be a vampire, that would not make the window incident better, it would simply inspire all three of us who live here to transfer schools. I heard the deep south is accepting new sunburnt students...

So what could have improved the situation? Well, anything. Edward could have used the front door (that's what doors are for, right). He could have sent an email, or asked next time Bella saw him. Heck, if Ms. S. Meyer insists on using the window/tree combo, Edward would've been less creepy if he'd miscalculated his coordinates while skydiving and gotten stuck in the tree, and then after Bella found him, proceeded to ask her out.

Does anyone see my point?
Anyways, just a little rant for a little book that's creating lots of drama

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Day 30: Wow, it's been 30 entries...

So, newwise, I got another "no" on a partial =(. It was a romance agent who thought I needed more description... I added a little bit more, but since I'm not writing romance, I don't really care what their distinctive faces and bodies look like. I hope that's not going to be a huge factor in getting an agent...
Odd thing happened today. I got another partial request in my mail, but my box also told me I had spam. It turns out that I've had another partial request for some time; it just got sorted into spam for some reason... Feeling apologetic towards the agent =(

Material Status: ( so i figured I'd list everything I've had, and put an "x" next to the one no longer active)

Partial 1: x
Partial 2: x
Partial 3: 9 weeks (nudged)
Partial 4: 27 day
Partial 5: 18 days
Partial 6: 17 days
Partial 7: 13 days
Partial 8: x
Partial 9: not yet... stamps D:
Partial 10: prepping
Partial 11: prepping
Full 1: x
Full 2: x
Full 3: x
Full 4: 26 days
Full 5: x
Full 6: 15 days
Full 7: 14 day

Midterm tomorrow. My TA took off 3 pts out of a 10 pt assignment for an incorrectly written bibliography. Really not happy with her...
Now I have to go find out what the deal behind caffeine is. I'll say this... I was fond of coffee until I had to separate its elements. Hell must smell like Calcium Sulfate + 1-propanol + caffeine
Turned down a commission for a flash game =( No time...