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Re: What do people LIKE about Young Adult Fiction?
« Reply #40 on: May 11, 2013, 12:42:54 PM »
Before we get back on topic, I just want to say: Team Tyler's Van. It came so close to smashing Bella...

Anyway, I grew up on Young Adult fiction, and although I enjoyed it, I'll be the first to admit that a whole lot of it is cliched schlock. *cough Eragon cough* Of course, there are worse things young adults could be reading...50 Shades of Grey, for example.

I also read stuff that wasn't exactly Young Adult fiction, including Bram Stoker's Dracula, Silence of the Lambs, 1984, and Edgar Allen Poe's The Pit and the Pendulum. None of those were required reading for school, I just read them for fun.
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Re: What do people LIKE about Young Adult Fiction?
« Reply #41 on: May 11, 2013, 04:27:34 PM »
I'm pretty sure 50 Shades isn't YA!

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Re: What do people LIKE about Young Adult Fiction?
« Reply #42 on: May 11, 2013, 04:39:11 PM »
I like Eragon a lot actually. *ducks tomato* Hey, he was writing far better than I was at his age! I know that it's rife with cliches, but I frankly do not care! I wanted a good Fantasy Adventure, and I got it!

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Re: What do people LIKE about Young Adult Fiction?
« Reply #43 on: May 11, 2013, 04:49:29 PM »
There is worse out there than Eragon. As long as you acknowledge it's rife with cliches and borrowed story lines from other (better) stories! He packaged it up pretty well, true. The books did well for a reason.

The movie is a hot bloody mess however!

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Re: What do people LIKE about Young Adult Fiction?
« Reply #44 on: May 11, 2013, 05:00:32 PM »
Aye, so I have heard.

The Last Airbender's worse though.

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Re: What do people LIKE about Young Adult Fiction?
« Reply #45 on: May 11, 2013, 05:44:00 PM »
there's worse, we had a book published here by 16 year old that ripps off Warcraft, Castlevania, Mortal Kombat all sprinkled with bits of anime.


It's the epitomy of "so bad it's good" all unintentional
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Re: What do people LIKE about Young Adult Fiction?
« Reply #46 on: May 11, 2013, 05:51:14 PM »
And what book would that be, Stika?

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Re: What do people LIKE about Young Adult Fiction?
« Reply #47 on: May 11, 2013, 06:06:11 PM »
it was only launched here in Portugal so... *puts on hipsters glasses* It's too obscure for you  8)


A translation of the book's name would be "Son of Odin" and the only reason the book got published was because mommy and daddy got connections
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Re: What do people LIKE about Young Adult Fiction?
« Reply #48 on: May 11, 2013, 08:10:16 PM »
Oh god, The Last Airbender is SO BAD. Such a shame, because the animated series is so awesome.

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Re: What do people LIKE about Young Adult Fiction?
« Reply #49 on: May 11, 2013, 08:35:11 PM »
Y'know, all that talk about magic systems made me want to start writing that story again. Although, come to think of it, does Magic in KQ have a 'cost'?
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Re: What do people LIKE about Young Adult Fiction?
« Reply #50 on: May 12, 2013, 05:43:39 AM »
Oh god, The Last Airbender is SO BAD. Such a shame, because the animated series is so awesome.

Aye, the animated series is awesome. Was a bit disappointed with Korra though
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Re: What do people LIKE about Young Adult Fiction?
« Reply #51 on: May 12, 2013, 09:34:34 AM »
GR: Hm. KQ doesn't have a very fleshed out magic system so not exactly, but most of the people using it are either bad guys or good guys you don't play. The main characters rarely get to use magic.

When they do, however, the magic is reliant on other sources. Alexander needs to put together recipes and use magic words from a book for the spells he uses, and that's a sort of "cost'--he can use magic but he can't cast it quickly or without help. Likewise when Graham uses the wand in KQ5, he has to charge the wand first, and he's still reliant on it to do anything even after that.

So neither of them gets to cast spells quickly or with their own power.

(We had plans for both Alex & Rosella to get magical abilities in the later chapters of the original crazy long script for TSL, actually. Those ideas may get recycled into something else at some point though. )

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Re: What do people LIKE about Young Adult Fiction?
« Reply #52 on: May 12, 2013, 09:43:24 AM »
Wait, so they DON'T have magical abilities in TSL?!

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Re: What do people LIKE about Young Adult Fiction?
« Reply #53 on: May 12, 2013, 02:25:29 PM »
None the player directly controls at least. It's implied they do, but what with being unconscious, they're not exactly doing much :)

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Re: What do people LIKE about Young Adult Fiction?
« Reply #54 on: May 12, 2013, 03:00:37 PM »
I'm pretty sure 50 Shades isn't YA!

It's not, but you wouldn't know it by how many young adults read it. People are stupid.
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Re: What do people LIKE about Young Adult Fiction?
« Reply #55 on: May 12, 2013, 03:07:53 PM »
None the player directly controls at least. It's implied they do, but what with being unconscious, they're not exactly doing much :)
Ohhh! And here I was, worried that Rosella was wrong!

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Re: What do people LIKE about Young Adult Fiction?
« Reply #56 on: May 12, 2013, 10:23:53 PM »
...Wait, me or the character? XD
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Re: What do people LIKE about Young Adult Fiction?
« Reply #57 on: May 12, 2013, 11:00:26 PM »
The character. Which reminds me, I still need to finish watching your TSL LP! I guess I wasn't following yours as closely, as I got introduced to both you and Toegoff very close together and I watched his LP of it first and thusly no longer was going through it blind unlike you were.

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Re: What do people LIKE about Young Adult Fiction?
« Reply #58 on: May 13, 2013, 07:52:28 AM »
Y'know, all that talk about magic systems made me want to start writing that story again. Although, come to think of it, does Magic in KQ have a 'cost'?

Why of course. :P If you miss a single comma, the spell backfires horribly.
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Re: What do people LIKE about Young Adult Fiction?
« Reply #59 on: May 13, 2013, 07:57:25 AM »
Odd how they can pick that sort of thing up when you're meant to be saying it. ::)

And are the physical actions of molding and patting really that different? :P

 
I'm pretty sure 50 Shades isn't YA!

It's not, but you wouldn't know it by how many young adults read it. People are stupid.
Just because they shouldn't read it doesn't mean it's not targeted at them. It is Twilight fanfiction. :P
 
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