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@Elsajeni Ooh, A Clash of Kings is my favorite. Just wait till you get to the point when you've read ahead of the series and can smugly read non-book fans' theories and laugh at how wrong they are. It's fun!

Posted on May 3, 2013 at 6:47 pm 3

On This Is a Goodbye Post

@breccia YAY new site. BOO not till July! YAY new opportunities. BOO no Nicole on the Hairpin.

Posted on May 3, 2013 at 6:40 pm 0

On "The tragedy of Obama's presidency is that he's too much of a Ravenclaw and not enough of a Gryffindor."

@thebestjasmine But just because there are no good Slytherins in the books doesn't preclude the possibility of a good Slytherin.

Although part of the reason I argue for good Slytherins is because I hate the idea of having a house just for bad people. That is the worst idea! Why would you do that?

Posted on May 2, 2013 at 7:54 pm 1

On "The tragedy of Obama's presidency is that he's too much of a Ravenclaw and not enough of a Gryffindor."

@meanchelled I like the cut of your jib.

Posted on May 2, 2013 at 7:50 pm 1

On "The tragedy of Obama's presidency is that he's too much of a Ravenclaw and not enough of a Gryffindor."

@AuntAgatha YES. Just like there are good Slytherins, there can be Gryffindors who do terrible things for The Greater Good.

Posted on May 2, 2013 at 3:34 pm 0

On "The tragedy of Obama's presidency is that he's too much of a Ravenclaw and not enough of a Gryffindor."

@Yankee Peach I always wanted to be a Hufflepuff but I am a Ravenclaw, for better or worse.

Posted on May 2, 2013 at 3:32 pm 0

On "The tragedy of Obama's presidency is that he's too much of a Ravenclaw and not enough of a Gryffindor."

@Mira There are good Slytherins. Being a Slytherin is about wanting power and influence and using manipulation to get where you need to be (All politicians are a little bit Slytherin.) You can still be a nice person and be a Slytherin and you can use your influence to help others.

My personal theory is that Slytherin House used to be really cool and full of all these ambitious kids and innovaters and Tom Riddle and the Death Eaters just warped it to their purposes.

Posted on May 2, 2013 at 3:31 pm 2

On Mattel Continues Being Mattel

@Pizzahut They were kind of a status thing, weren't they? I remember figuring out that we were poor and my friend was rich because she had 5 American Girl dolls and I saved up for half the price of my Kirsten. (My parents matched the rest.)

Posted on April 24, 2013 at 6:55 pm 1

On Name That Book!

@AOpp Thank you! That's it! And if it's some sort of classic, that explains why I was reading it. Don't know how I got Texas and Florida mixed up, though.

Posted on February 9, 2013 at 7:10 pm 0

On Name That Book!

So this wasn't YA, it's an adult book, but I read it when I was about 14. I think it's set during the Cold War? And it might have been written then, too. A guy lives in a town in Texas or somewhere warm with his brother and his brother's family. While his brother is away, some sort of disaster (nuclear bomb?) happens and they assume he's dead. His brother's wife hits on him because she needs a man to provide for her children (ugh). The main character falls in love with this lady who moved into town with her rich family, and this lady's mom dies after the disaster because she's diabetic and she can't get insulin. There's also a monologue from the main character about boobs men and legs men and what that signifies. (Apparently, if you like boobs, you are into maternal women.)

...Why did I read this when I was 14? Anyways, it's been bugging me for years.

Posted on February 8, 2013 at 7:18 pm 1