The iGen(eration)

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The iGen(eration)

Post by lmjackson » January 14th, 2010, 11:06 pm

The key to youthfulness. ‘Tis what every young adult fiction writer yearns for. Theoretically, writing for the younger set should be as easy as dipping into one’s mental sieve of childhood memories. And as pretty as this sounds in theory, doing so would mean making one big fat mistake.

For those who assume the teen of today resembles the you of yesterday, think again.

Grab voice recorder, printer, even pen and paper will do. Pay attention, this is a one time only occurrence and there’s not much time (Gossip Girl comes on in ten minutes). Welcome to the minds of millennial teenagers…
  • If we can’t find it on Wikipedia, it does not exist.
  • If we can’t find you on Facebook, you do not exist.
  • Fame is just a YouTube account away.
  • Make fun of Miley Cyrus all you want, but Taylor Swift is off-limits.
  • Yes, we realize this shirt costs twenty-five dollars more because it’s from Nike. No, we don’t care. And that will be credit, please.
  • Got an idea? Too bad. There’s already an app for that.
  • Cassette what?
  • Every partner we will ever have will be compared to Edward Cullen.
  • Onomatopoeia works. How else do you think RAH RAH AH AH AH ROMA ROMAMA GAGA OOH LA LA got popular?
  • If we knew the element symbols on the periodic table like we know chatspeak abbreviations, we’d all be biochemists.
  • If we knew the major works of Shakespeare like we know quotes from Superbad, we’d all be literature professors.
  • We cannot relate to a lot of the characters, nor most of the scenarios, but we love The Office.
  • Every movie Will Ferrell has ever been in is GREAT.
  • Put i in front of iAnything and we might iBuy it.
  • Our appreciation of British culture has been reinstated through Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, and Emma Watson.
  • Our innermost thoughts, feelings, and desires are just a URL away (don’t forget the at the end!)
  • Yeah, we know Jersey Shore kills brain cells. Yet, we cannot tear ourselves away.
  • Guy liner is so fetch.
  • All news reaches us via John Stewart and Stephen Colbert.
  • The Simpsons did it clean. Family Guy plays dirty.
  • A day without internet is worse than a day without sunshine.
  • We don’t know what a Hollaback Girl is either.
  • If Apple builds it, we will come (even it’s only slightly tweeked from last year’s version).
  • Conan O'who? Oh, you mean Coco, right?
  • Txt m3, tweet m3, if you wanna reach me.
  • We survived Y2K, Bird Flu, Mad Cow, 9/11 and Swine Flu. 2012, here we come!
As a recent graduate of the adolescent mind I am privy to such information.

But remember, you didn’t hear it from me.

Junior student studying at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.
Loves reading, writing, photography, dance, and long walks on the beach :P

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Re: The iGen(eration)

Post by Tana L. » January 14th, 2010, 11:12 pm

Funny post! :)

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