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posted on Apr, 14 2010 @ 03:39 PM
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hello ats im pissed off at parents who want to ban books games and movies because they dont want their kidsa watching it i found this on yahoo news today

`Twilight' series on list of challenged books
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Facebook Twitter Delicious Digg Fark Newsvine Reddit StumbleUpon Technorati Yahoo! Bookmarks Print AP – FILE - In this photo released by Little, Brown and Company shows author Stephenie Meyer. (AP Photo/David … By HILLEL ITALIE, AP National Writer Hillel Italie, Ap National Writer – Wed Apr 14, 6:22 am ET
NEW YORK – Stephenie Meyer, the hottest author for young people since J.K. Rowling, has a new link to the creator of "Harry Potter": a place high on the list of books most complained about by parents and educators.

Meyer's multimillion-selling "Twilight" series was ranked No. 5 on the annual report of "challenged books" released Wednesday by the American Library Association. Meyer's stories of vampires and teen romance have been criticized for sexual content; a library association official also thinks that the "Twilight" series reflects general unease about supernatural stories.

"Vampire novels have been a target for years and the `Twilight' books are so immensely popular that a lot of the concerns people have had about vampires are focused on her books," says Barbara Jones, director of the association's Office for Intellectual Freedom.

Christian groups for years have protested the themes of wizardry in Rowling's books, which don't appear on the current top 10.

Topping the 2009 chart was Lauren Myracle's "IM" series, novels told through instant messages that have been criticized for nudity, language and drug references. Last year's No. 1 book, "And Tango Makes Three," by Peter Parnell and Justin Richardson, is now No. 2, cited again for its story about two male penguins adopting a baby. Third was Stephen Chbosky's "The Perks of Being a Wallflower," for which the many reasons include drugs, suicide, homosexuality and being antifamily.

Also cited were such perennials as J.D. Salinger's "The Catcher in the Rye" (sexual content, language), Harper Lee's "To Kill a Mockingbird" (language, racism), Alice Walker's "The Color Purple" (sexual content, language) and Robert Cormier's "The Chocolate War" (nudity, language, sexual content).

The ALA recorded 460 challenges in 2009, a drop from 513 the year before, and 81 books actually being removed. The ALA defines a challenge as a "formal, written complaint filed with a library or school requesting that materials be removed because of content or appropriateness."

For every challenge tallied, about four or five end up unreported, according to the ALA.

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is it just me or do parents just hate aeverything thats "cool" i dont care for twilight but it is a story that deserves to be told like any other.

for all you parents who want to ban anything first of all quit trying to blame something else for your lack of parenting and quit trying to ruin these things for the rest of us Not all games are meant for children and not all movies or books are either if we lived in a society where everything was "kid and family friendly" i think i would kill myself out of sheer boredom

so you think twilight is bad for your kids? tell them they cant read it or at least learn a little bit about the series yourself there are people in this world other than your kids you damn nazis!!

does anyone agree with anything i said?

[edit on 14-4-2010 by ashanu90]




posted on Apr, 14 2010 @ 03:48 PM
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I think Twilight is bad for children because the books are utter sh*t, nothing from Stephanie Meyer can be considered literature aside from maybe a random shopping she list has wrote, she uses words that do no exist in phrases that do not make sense, her composition is garbage as well as the glaring holes in the story. As softcore porn for pre-teen girls its pretty good though.

As far as the other books in that list, it seems its mostly christian groups that lead the fight for banning books and I do not think they should be banned. What should happen is that people stay out of others peoples business and let parents decide what is appropriate or inappropriate for their child to read.


On video games being banned, again. If the game is rated M you probably shouldn't be buying it for 10yo Jimmy as a digital babysitter. They have a ratings system for a reason, lack of caring or lack of knowledge in what your children are doing is not the fault of the game makers and writers of books or any other media. Yes I understand that kids can access this stuff on the internet but again, parental oversight on children should be there as well.



posted on Apr, 14 2010 @ 03:48 PM
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I dont think they hate anything that is "cool." What the kids tend to identify as "cool" generally include certain themes the parents believe are inappropriate.

Parents are perfectly entitled to judge the media consumed by their children but they should act on their judgments as parents with discussion and guidance. Not take the low and lazy road of pushing for somebody else to ban the thing or regulate the thing.

Bans are a product of a lazy society. Any parent crying out for censorship of a thing is in effect announcing to the world "I'm worthless at this parenting thing and would like the government to raise my child."



posted on Apr, 14 2010 @ 03:55 PM
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I'm not a parent so I have a perspective on the situation that's atypical. I think if kids are motivated enough to pick up a book, they should read on! If the kids want to exercise their intellect through reading, let them be diverse.

This same thinking doesn't apply to television, cable or video games.
Sorry. Those things don't exercise your mind, they stupefy it.

For anyone I haven't yet offended, I share my view of the internet. Full unrestricted access for society in general, house rules by location including home - and I just pass on recommending any social policy.

gj



posted on Apr, 14 2010 @ 03:58 PM
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I personally hold a great dislike for Twilight and the dumbing down of literature it has enacted. Also, there are those children who are not being told it is fiction. The children that turn rabid over the notion of someone disliking Twilight. There have been reports of threats and violence from these same children. I don't necessarily agree in outright banning as that only provides temptation, but at the very least have Mrs. Meyer tell her fans not to take it so seriously. They may grow out of it but maybe the obsessive personality will hurt them later in life.

The reason they want to ban it is just short-sighted. There is a large difference between Lady Chatterlys Lover and Twilight.

In short: Parents, you ARE parents. Act like one, you can't let technology and books raise your kid for you.

[edit on 14-4-2010 by ItsAgentScully]



posted on Apr, 14 2010 @ 04:00 PM
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Or we could all pitch in and get her a dictionary and some night classes at the local college. Although, I do wish I could slosh some junk onto a page and get millions for it....that gives me and idea!



posted on Apr, 14 2010 @ 04:05 PM
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Originally posted by Itachimaru


If the game is rated M you probably shouldn't be buying it for 10yo Jimmy as a digital babysitter. They have a ratings system for a reason, lack of caring or lack of knowledge in what your children are doing is not the fault of the game makers and writers of books or any other media.

exactly!! you hit the nail on the head!! as for the rest of ats you guys are doing great i havent got an answer yet that i havent like
great job



posted on Apr, 14 2010 @ 04:07 PM
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Originally posted by thisguyrighthere

Bans are a product of a lazy society. Any parent crying out for censorship of a thing is in effect announcing to the world "I'm worthless at this parenting thing and would like the government to raise my child."


im loving this thread so far great answers i agree 100% with that statement



posted on Apr, 14 2010 @ 04:10 PM
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Well, I watched the movie, not sure about the book (Books tend to be better than movies of course).
The movie itself wasn't completely craptastic..the characters were poorly developed and the story was rather mundane...but overall, I would give it a recommendation to watch if you got HBO or some such...I really dont see the overall draw to it. Interview with a Vampire was a pretty intense movie, and the books were addictive as it added a very interesting and immersive world/subculture.

As far as naughty/nice books to read...hell, just be glad your kids are reading for christs sakes...The more you complain about a book, the more kids will want to read it anyhow. No doubt Catcher in the Rye wouldn't be so damned popular if not for the bad press and "outrage" it produced to a otherwise lame book.

Social experiment...get a few hundred concerned parents together...find a boring and unpopular book, and make a major deal trying to get it banned...hold media watched book burnings, and watch how the sales go suddenly on that obscure and random book...pick anything...hell, pick a cookbook.



posted on Apr, 14 2010 @ 04:10 PM
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Originally posted by Itachimaru
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Or we could all pitch in and get her a dictionary and some night classes at the local college. Although, I do wish I could slosh some junk onto a page and get millions for it....that gives me and idea!


super lolz!! ive read a tiny fraction and was dragged to the movies by my gf and i have to say i am unimpressed the acting was horrible.

twilight quote time

I was unconditionally and irrevocably in love with him

wtf does that even mean????



posted on Apr, 14 2010 @ 04:13 PM
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i love that idea the thing is it would probably work!!! and i read interview with a vampire and the vampire lestat and i loved every word of it it would kick twilights ass any day any way for any reason and without effort



posted on Apr, 14 2010 @ 04:20 PM
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Funny.

I bought the Twilight series for my youngest daughter whose 9 after she saw the first movie. She had enjoyed it. I asked her the other day how far in she was in the series.

She just kind of looked up and said: " Well, I read the first one, and I thought the second one would be better, but it's just crap."

As she walked by a noticed she's readin the Lord Of The Rings.

Needless to say, I LOVE my children lol.

~Keeper



posted on Apr, 14 2010 @ 04:22 PM
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that is so cool i love LOTR i wish we could see more children reading the classics like LOTR or the hobbit



posted on Apr, 14 2010 @ 04:29 PM
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Originally posted by Itachimaru
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Or we could all pitch in and get her a dictionary and some night classes at the local college. Although, I do wish I could slosh some junk onto a page and get millions for it....that gives me and idea!


Haha, it gives me ideas as well.
Nowadays if it has "vampires" and sex it sells. I have a friend who loves paranormal romances and buys at least 10 new ones every month. She doesn't read them a second time. She also refuses to let me read her short stories because they revolve around that whilst my story go into depth on plot and character development, without the use of sparkly vampire-rejects and over-dramatic sex scenes that take up half the story.



posted on Apr, 14 2010 @ 04:32 PM
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Originally posted by ashanu90
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i love that idea the thing is it would probably work!!! and i read interview with a vampire and the vampire lestat and i loved every word of it it would kick twilights ass any day any way for any reason and without effort
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I too am a fan of the Vampire Chronicles. Though after Memnoch the Devil i stopped reading them. I wasn't a huge fan of the mix of the Mayfair witches, Mona and Rowan annoyed me to death. Lestat would teach those "evil vampires" from Twilight a lesson or two.



posted on Apr, 14 2010 @ 04:35 PM
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i think maybe there should be a warning on the sides of books games and movies that says something like "warning this is a work of fantasy not reality" unless its a documentary or something



posted on Apr, 14 2010 @ 04:37 PM
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I think they should ban kids who enjoy crap like twilight



posted on Apr, 14 2010 @ 04:51 PM
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i only read interview with a vampire and the vampire lestat because my copy of the vampire chronichles was torn up pretty badly i began to read the begining of queen of the damned and realized i was missing a few pages and i was all like where did she come from?? i dont like change!!lol jk but i was missing pages and that ruined it for me



posted on Apr, 14 2010 @ 04:53 PM
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Originally posted by zaiger
I think they should ban kids who enjoy crap like twilight

lolz yeah send them to re socialization camps wjere they are forced to read harry potter and watch star wars that will straighten them out lol



posted on Apr, 14 2010 @ 04:56 PM
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Iam not christian.
Iam a lover of vampire mythology.
But as for Twilight? GARBAGE. I don't care if it is banned or burned.
Whether it be book or movie..trash.
I would prefer my kids to read or watch something that will boost their intelligence..not lower their IQ to that of the "entertained" masses.



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