Linkspam, 11/16/12 Edition

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November 16, 2012

Best. Leeloo. Costume. EVER.

Best. Leeloo. Costume. EVER.
Okay, yes, this is problematic because it’s turning a woman into a dog but it also makes a totally ridiculous costume look even more ridiculous.

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  1. Beth

    Jondalar? He is the stupidest, most self-centered character I have ever come across. Did I mention he’s self-centered?

    I admit to reading the Ayla chapters from Valley of the Horses because in spite of many, many problems, Ayla is an appealing character. Jondalar? If that is romance, I can do without that, thank you very much.

    • Natalie

      I was in 9th grade when I first read the books. I suspect that the books haven’t aged well at all–I’m re-reading Clan of the Cave Bear right now and while the first chapter is really great in terms of setting things up (it is surprisingly compelling reading), by chapter two it starts to get problematic.

      I remember even when I was 14 thinking that Jondalar was selfish, jealous, and overly prone to jumping to conclusions, especially where Ayla was concerned. So much of the conflict in the books is reliant on him being a jerk. But as a 14 year old, there weren’t exactly a lot of smutty books I could get away with reading, either. And smut is something a lot of 14 year olds are interested in.


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