At this rate, I'll be 40 and he'll be dead

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« Reply #30 on: August 21, 2013, 05:32:03 am »
Something about Scott "Who are the dunyain?" Bakker writing a children's story is so incongruously hilarious I'm not sure if this thread is serious.

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« Reply #31 on: August 21, 2013, 04:38:55 pm »
I'd seriously support his embracing the genre and inverting all the common tropes of 'children's literature.'

Lmao.

As my sister has said of my nephew, the modern child of the Western Empire 'is eleven then seventeen.' There remains no more inbetween.

Bakker would fit right in with the trends.
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« Reply #32 on: August 23, 2013, 04:45:28 pm »
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Cute Scranc paint books?! The No-God-Santa - a scary X-Mas story? .... WHAT?!  ???  :P

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« Reply #33 on: August 23, 2013, 06:16:51 pm »
I'd seriously support his embracing the genre and inverting all the common tropes of 'children's literature.'

Lmao.

As my sister has said of my nephew, the modern child of the Western Empire 'is eleven then seventeen.' There remains no more inbetween.

Bakker would fit right in with the trends.
Actually in between is not gone, it's more robust than ever, it's called, tween. ;)

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« Reply #34 on: August 24, 2013, 03:50:27 am »
Lol - I appreciate the humour. But the numbers are up; 'tweens' try drinking, smoking, and (classified) illicit drugs, more prevalently, at earlier ages, than previous recorded historically. Now we could attribute that immediately to increased population density and yet still have to account for behavioural outcome and the cultural examples we embody and manifest.
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« Reply #35 on: October 20, 2013, 01:51:52 am »
Possibly because we didn't record so much previously. Not so long ago (maybe 100 years ago?) if a child had the money, he could go get smashed at the pub.

It's a worthwhile target area, though I'm aiming around the 10 to 11 years of age with writing myself. If I get the first book done, maybe I'll try a harry potter and cult-ivate them over time with older books, bwahahaha*cough*

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« Reply #36 on: October 20, 2013, 02:40:42 am »
Actually, it's the other way around - teenagers (not to mention "tweens") are a pretty modern concept.

In pre-modern times, you went from childhood straight to adulthood.

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« Reply #37 on: October 20, 2013, 03:17:42 pm »
Truth, Auriga.

Well, I suppose I should rephrase and suggest perhaps that these distinctions are showing regressions towards pre-modern trends?
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