Zoicite☆For all I carry are murdered

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Zoicite☆For all I carry are murdered
jyuufish


Firstly, people who leave their spit cups lying around the store are disgusting. No honestly, if you have such a disgusting habit as that, the very least you can do is get rid of it. (Oh wait, I forgot most spitters have the manners of a fricking sow in season.)

Secondly, I have been listening to The Golden Compass audiobook and it's a really amazing story. I remember there was some controversy over it because the author was an atheist or something, well I don't know how that should matter. I do not see anything brow beating about it, and it's an engaging story. Alot of people need to realize that books are books, that they sometimes contain controversial subjects. If you don't like it, don't read it.. and if you don't read it then you shouldn't complain over it's contents, easy as 1-2-3!

I have a headache and I'm going to bed, just wanted to ramble off thoughts that occured to me in my long shift at work. Also, I'm going to kill my cat if she doesn't watch out, tried to get into the window and pulled down the shades, the little bitch, luckily she didn't wake Midori.

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The Golden Compass is a wonderful book. :) I think the controversy really came to a head with the publication of its sequels. The third book in particular is very allegorical and in my opinion the wonderful story and characters get lost in the allegroy, which is a rewriting of Paradise Lost. To me the first book will always be the best. ♥

Well the first book -is- pretty epic, there are several scenes that are occuring that are just well.. brilliant!

There's controversial content in everything, books, songs, whatever and people should learn the don't like- stay away rule.

As for The Golden Compass itself, I know only a little bit about it.

Yeah I know, and I think that it's important that they don't complain about it if they haven't read it. I heard someone bitch about "Angels and Demons" -and- they didn't have any plans to read the book or see the movie.

The reason there was controversy was because Phillip Pullman, a self proclaimed atheist, admitted that the books were written as an allegory of killing God. That's why Christians hate it so much, and why I refuse to read it or watch the movie. :3

That's alright, I only said this because I know people at work who bitch about the book and have not even read it, seen the movie or do not plan to. I am a firm believer in "don't read it, don't watch it then sure as hell don't complain about it". It wasn't aimed at you or anything as you gave me a very factual statement in regards to that. ^_^

Pardon my ignorance, but what are spit cups? Should I interpret it literally, as in spit in a cup? People spit in public?

True! But then again, people like controversy no matter where the source is and regardless of whether it is even justified...

I hope you woke up feeling better :)

Well you know when people chew tobacco,well they spit in cups.. usually clear plasticwater bottles, and then they leave it all around the store. It's really very gross.

I must admit that I've never seen people chew tobacco, I guess it isn't a big thing down here in Australia. Do they literally do that over there? O_O Are they allowed to?

Yes, they are.. well we frown on it but people do it. Honestly us americans are really really very rude, and sometimes it just bugs the hell out of me >.>

HAHA the Americans that come down under seem pretty nice and friendly :) ~

I used to find spit cups all over when I worked in retail, plus other delightful things in the fitting rooms. **shudders** I hope they don't make you work the fitting rooms, and that if you do, they're not the festering pools that ShopKo's were. I loathe that people have no manners when it comes to public places. Their parents raised them wrong! If I so much as dropped a gum wrapper in a store, my mom would swat my butt. I bet your grandmother was the same way.

I remember that being controversial, but controversy only makes a book more interesting. I still haven't read His Dark Materials; I was never able to get into The Golden Compass, though I've heard it's pretty dark for a children's book, and I love darkness and angst as much as the next fangirl. Is it worth reading, do you think?

Since I didn't get to say it to you on Christmas, I hope you had a Merry Christmas and that you have a Happy 2010! ♥

Edited at 2009-12-28 05:14 pm (UTC)

Well I am an overnight softlines stocker so I don't really see the fitting rooms a whole lot unless some rouge 3 o'clock shopper wants to come in and try on an outfit which I am all for (since I hate a crowded store adn thus would choose to shop late at night anyways). But oh man, yes my grandmother was the same way absolutely, she'd tlel me to go pick up something if I dropped it and/or threw it on the ground.. there'd be no contesting that.

It's a very good book, excellent and I know you'd enjoy it so I highly endorse you picking up the books. Yes it does have strong allegorical connections, but hey I've played Xenogears.. that entire GAME is about killing god, this is cake, really it is.

You too Talyn! YOU TO!

Aww, I hope you feel better soon. ):

AND LEAVE THE POOR DEFENCELESS KITTEN ALONE

I think the controversy is more with the other two books in the series. Starting with 'the Subtle Knife' it really starts being more critical of religion.

That being said, I agree that books are books and sometimes they contain controversial subjects. Even though I'm a Christian, I did enjoy the entire series. But, I felt that 'the Golden Compass' is easily the best book out of the three partly because it lacks the religious theme that dominates the other two books. I'm not against religion being used in villainous ways (actually I think it can be quite interesting), but, with the other two books, I got the impression that Pullman was projecting too much of his own opinion on the matter instead of focusing on the storytelling.

Well I haven't gotten to them but I do agree that the book I am on currently is pretty epic and oh I think I may of cried when Lyra went into that laboratory and saw all the severed daimons. I literally cried, it was the most heartrending thing ever.

Dare I ask what a spit cup is? Will I be sick?

It's very GROSS! (if you are curious, read further comments, someone asked the exact same question!)

I'm glad I wasn't the only one who didn't know what a spit cup was :)

Oh I love the books, they're amazing. And there's a gorgeous gay couple in the third book.

Ahahaha, yes Jennie was telling me about the gay angels.. and I was like WINZ! So I definitely know that I'll like it.. but already this is a wonderful book, just brilliant really!

His Dark Materials are amazing novels, carry on the series you won't be disappointed.

I'm like six chapters into "The Subtle Knife" and it's honestly brilliant!

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