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have you ever done this?
i dont really understand why people would, pretty horrible.
If this is about Stalin again...
A few years ago, me and some friends were stranded on an island and we killed this little fat kid with glasses by dropping a boulder on him. He made us look tardy.
it was a symbolic destruction of the petty bourgeois
It was a purging of all the little, fat kids who wore glasses. He just happened to be the only one.
think some of the descriptions of young boys in lord of the flies are a bit worrying?
he finds young boys attractive.
especially of the leader guy at the start who tries to set up some kind of just state kind of thing.
accusing william golding of anything. im just saying that there's something unnerving about an middle aged man writing a book about young boys, and only young boys, trapped on an island. and then referred to bronzed torsos, and such like.
He had to describe him that way to explain his allure to the other children. Part of LOTFs great appeal is it's almost uncomfortably intimate and accurate descriptions of how young boys interact. I think it's slightly sad that you would think of it that way.
but im sure people would feel far too self-conscious to write anything like that now.
i cant get away from finding the whole concept really creepy. it's not that i hate it or anything, i think it's an interesting book...
Golding was partly sending up the Boys Own sort of stuff of his era- young British lads, doing ripping things half naked in foreign places. It's a sad product of today's society that any discussion or interaction with children is immediately under paedo-suspicion. Are you allowed to smile to children on the bus anymore? I don't know. You can still get away with it in fiction, I think. Didn't Lyra and whatsisface cop off at the end of the Amber Spyglass?
than smiling at kids on a bus, or saying something to them in the street. It's not just what someone is doing in their day-to-day life, it's something that's more open to critical interpretation. More set in stone.
i agree that it's bad about the hysteria about paedophilia; but not being suspicious of adults interactions with kids. it's better this way than not thinking about child abuse as something that can and does happen.
I'm saying i think that if someone is sitting staring at a kids playground then it's better we're suspicious than not: that the suspicious attitude, while it has downsides, is necessary.
Amber Spyglass: I havent read any of those books yet. I do really mean to at some stage.. maybe after i've seen the film.
the thing that got me most was how much better the savage society sounded!
I know i am being unfair on him. But i couldnt read it without having that in the back of my mind. it was made worse when i later heard he'd been a schoolmaster...
but once we told a really devout Hindu at my school that the veggie lasagne he'd just eaten actually had meat in it, so he went to the toilets and threw it all up!
when about 18 and drinking all day. so i could drink more.
does it count if it's not food?
but resist. is this odd?
only when drunk and pre-empting it.
i used to, so much so that i cant actually make myself vomit anymore
this in your drinking battle with phil tomorrow. no cheating. last person standing wins.
and i am an alcoholic'
Drank too much tonic wine in an alleyway, decided the best way to get sobered up enough to walk home in 15 minutes was to roll about the ground whilst sticking my mud caked hands down my throat.
I puked a lot when I first joined uni, cos the only lager they sold was Fosters, and I think its fizzy blandness makes me feel sick. Not huge quantities, either- back then I could happily do ten pints in a night without feeling any ill effects, but four quick fosters, and I'd be in the bogs...
heh - sorry - couldn't resist.
Yes. There were once lots of people like me on Drowned In Sound. But that situation soon... worked itself out.
Asking questions like that is one way to ensure an ice-pick in the brain, young lady.