bubonicwoodchuck: (ravenclaw)
The following took place during a conversation between [livejournal.com profile] sunnydayz36 and myself. We were technically supposed to be applying New Historicism to Henry James and coming up with a way to present said application to our AP English class.

That, um, didn't happen as quickly as we would've liked.

never let jane eyre fans analyze the turn of the screw )
bubonicwoodchuck: (iReny (me))
I turn sixteen in exactly one month.

This is sort of cool.

Mother has started talking about getting my permit before the end of the year.

This is slightly less cool, because I don't want to be known as a serial killer just yet.

I take the SAT in five days.

This is not cool at all.

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On a completely unrelated note, the Jane Eyre 2006 message board threads are quite possibly the first time I have ever seen the words "spoiler warning" in conjunction with a nineteenth-century novel. This is by far the most amusing thing I've read in a long while. Doesn't everyone know the ending of Jane Eyre by now? Or at least enough of the population that it won't hurt to say "Jane and Rochester get married" without having to tack up a giant "***SPOILER WARNING!!!***" above it? Apparently not, because there seem to be a lot of people on that board who haven't read the book. But...but still.

(If I just completely ruined the ending of Jane Eyre for you, I'm sorry. But you'll get over it.)

I mean, really. It's a bit like saying "SPOILER WARNING!!! The King returns!" or "SPOILER WARNING!!! Maria marries Captain von Trapp and they all escape the Nazis!" or "SPOILER WARNING!!! The Titanic sinks!" or "SPOILER WARNING!!! Darth Vader is actually Luke's father!" or "SPOILER WARNING!!! The deadly missile attack shortly to be launched by an ancient automatic defence system will result merely in the breakage of three coffee cups and a mousecage, the bruising of somebody's upper arm, and the untimely creation and sudden demise of a bowl of petunias and an innocent sperm whale!"

Which brings up an interesting point about which I'd like to hear from you - what constitutes a spoiler and what doesn't? Is it taken off the spoiler list when the majority of the fandom knows about it? When and how is that determined? Can I now safely say "Dumbledore dies in Book Six," or did I just commit a major HP faux pas and should I be sentenced to fifteen consecutive viewings of the Bakshi LotR? When does a spoiler cease to become, well, a spoiler?

Discuss. *waves hands*
bubonicwoodchuck: (Default)
Irene: Okay - so calculate this. If Bertha Rochester jumps from the roof of Thornfield Hall at an initial velocity of 3 m/s and the hall in question is 75 m high, what is her velocity just before she hits the ground?
Irene: You have five minutes. Go!
Caroline: GAAAAHHH!!!
Irene: I am a Bad Person.
Caroline: -38.46 m/s
Caroline: XP
Irene: ...
Irene: ...loser.

And that, ladies and gents, is why we should not be allowed to take Physics.

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