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by SeeSee
September 17th, 2010, 1:15 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Gender roles: Emotionally weak heroines
Replies: 58
Views: 17546

Re: Gender roles: Emotionally weak heroines

Gee, I'm a little taken aback by this conversation. Perhaps most of you are using Twilight as an example? If so, I'm with you on that. But, heck, people, YA isn't defined by ONE book, or one book category any more than adult fiction is. I read plenty of YA, and in most of the contemporary stuff (I d...
by SeeSee
September 4th, 2010, 1:28 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: JACOB WONDERBAR - the cover!!
Replies: 28
Views: 4179

Re: JACOB WONDERBAR - the cover!!

Congrats, Nathan. It looks really fun! And I like it that there's a girl in there too. The name Wonderbar always cracks me up because it makes you like the kid even though you don't know him yet.
by SeeSee
August 1st, 2010, 4:15 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: likeability factor (Mad Men)
Replies: 14
Views: 4944

Re: likeability factor (Mad Men)

The only answer I can think of is the one they've beat into my head: if the protag's not likeable, how can the reader be interested in the story? I guess it makes them feel like a dirty voyuer to read it. Better to feel like a dirty voyuer than to be bored, I guess? Or maybe that's the hook of the ...
by SeeSee
July 30th, 2010, 8:44 am
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: likeability factor (Mad Men)
Replies: 14
Views: 4944

Re: likeability factor (Mad Men)

QUOTE: "...The larger complication I located is four self-absorbed characters coping with the fallout of their self-serving ways. Self-indulgent, self-absorbed, self-centered, self-serving, selfish..." Um, yeah, you just described Man Men perfectly, and it does it with such style that you're taken a...
by SeeSee
July 27th, 2010, 9:35 am
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: likeability factor (Mad Men)
Replies: 14
Views: 4944

Re: likeability factor (Mad Men)

Good thoughts, Nathan. I don't neccesarily think Don Draper is charismatic or hilarious, etc... but I do think he's a badass, for sure. Maybe that's why I'm willing to tune in every week. I agree with Margo and sbs, though, too. I think it does make a huge difference when it's on TV, much, much hard...
by SeeSee
July 26th, 2010, 8:52 am
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: likeability factor (Mad Men)
Replies: 14
Views: 4944

likeability factor (Mad Men)

I joined the forums specifically to ask this question. I love Mad Men mostly because everyone is despicable on some level -- morally, ethically, in actions, or complete hypocritical selfishness, etc.. (dragging Betty out of bed, twisting her nightgown and calling her a whore after you've screwed eve...