Oct. 5th, 2013

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[Written right before posting:] So I finally gave up on this... miserable object... (I tell you, I'm really regretting right now that I didn't make this blog R-rated) and decided to post what I had. In hopes that people will wail back at me and share my pain. O_O

In other notes, I've finally realized that putting the warnings in the actual post body as well as in the cut would be useful for anyone who ever gets linked here from anywhere. I'll do that from now on, and at some point go back and edit them into all the old liveblog posts. :D

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[Earlier:] ...I have no idea whether "New Finland" here means a place that is not Finland, like New York or New Zealand, or whether it means "contemporary Finland" as opposed to "traditional Finland with Lapps and reindeer and that".

LET'S FIND OUT. (Since I only have this book on interlibrary loan till October 7. ;P)

WARNINGS: normative arranged marriage, suicide, misogyny, classism, wildly skewed Finnish history... I may have missed something there because after 'suicide' the problems started coming so thick and fast I forgot to warn at the time )

* You know what? I'm done. This book is SO BIASED, and every bad sort of -ist possible [except maybe racist, which it made up for by being AS CLASSIST AS POSSIBLE, like the Dynne in The Phantom Tollbooth whose middle initial "A." stood for "AS LOUD AS POSSIBLE", only with classism]. I have no more interest in it whatsover. Blaaaaaaah. Done.

ETA: I found and fixed my own overflowing link. Aren't you proud of me? ;P Yes, this book has addled my brain. Addled, I say.
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Okay, here's a question for my readers (loyal and, uh, anyone who happens to drop by *dry grin*):

Would you keep reading if I switched from a strict G rating on language to a loose R (i.e. dropping f-bombs and so forth whenever I go on a rant like yesterday's about Vaino)?

See, I feel like I can't be as scathing as I want in a G rating; I suspect this would be a much more entertaining blog, of the sort I'd like to read, if I didn't have to censor myself every time a Newbery book descended into the truly bad. But I don't want to make a major change like that without asking y'all whether you'd mind.

So. I'd put up a poll, but I don't have a paid Dreamwidth account. Please answer in comments (you can say as little as "yes" or "no", but I'd really appreciate hearing from all you lurkers who never comment, if you have any opinion):

"Would you keep reading if I switch from G-rated to R-rated language in my posts here?"

(Anon commenting is on. Anon comments will be screened, but if you're not an obvious spammer/troll I'll happily unscreen.)

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