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Oh No! Bracken [Feb. 25th, 2009|10:30 am]
Lanette
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Page 73 of New Mooon too! Stephanie Meyers uses the word Bracken.

NO MORE BRACKEN. I have a pet peeve against that word. Ewww you fantasy writers and your brazen use of bracken bracken crapen mo unorigional fricken fracken bracken. NO USE NO MORE.
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[User Picture]From: gfrancie
2009-02-25 06:35 pm (UTC)
She is certainly no Proust when it comes to writing.
I think her editor was out drunk.
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2009-02-25 07:04 pm (UTC)
I am ashamed, but I like book 2 better than book 1. While still poorly written, it has less stupid "I'd rather DIE than live without you" crap. I do tire of her victim attitude.
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[User Picture]From: gfrancie
2009-02-25 07:09 pm (UTC)
The books are certainly a fascinating phenomenon. The actor playes Edward in the movies said that when he read the books he said it was like someone's dream diary that shouldn't have been published. HEE.
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[User Picture]From: meeshaphrenic
2009-02-25 06:49 pm (UTC)
a friend of mine said that reading the twilight series is like reading bad fanfic.

it's funny, while i normally read at breakneck speeds, something about her writing is clunky and i found myself re-reading a lot of the dialogue because it just wasn't clicking. while they were still a pretty fast read, it took me a lot longer than i would have expected. i'm not sure what compelled me to get so obsessive over the story and go buy each book the moment i finished the prior one. guess it brought back the inner obsessive tweenage girl in me?
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2009-02-25 06:57 pm (UTC)
I read her books at the pace of about 100pgs per hour because it's written at the 5th grade level. Le sigh. I am now hooked though, sadly. At least the second book is better than the first.
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[User Picture]From: dkstwin
2009-02-25 07:32 pm (UTC)
I have no idea what bracken even is...lol.
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2009-02-25 07:36 pm (UTC)
brack⋅en
Pronunciation [brak-uhn]
–noun
1. a large fern or brake, esp. Pteridium aquilinum.
2. a cluster or thicket of such ferns; an area overgrown with ferns and shrubs.

It's a fantasy novel cliche fad. So tired of reading it in every stupid fantasy book.
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[User Picture]From: dkstwin
2009-02-25 11:35 pm (UTC)
So, overgrowth in the forest doesn't work for them? *rolls eyes*
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2009-02-25 11:37 pm (UTC)
Nope, they all LOVE the word. Found it in 3 out of 7 fantasy books in the last week. Argh.
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2009-02-26 01:09 am (UTC)

Re: 1000 words

*spank spank* I shall spank you with bracken.
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[User Picture]From: dkstwin
2009-02-26 05:28 am (UTC)

Re: 1000 words

No, spank the authors...Pteridium Aquilinum according to Craig's link is from Missouri....isn't the Twighlight series set in Washington?
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2009-02-26 05:47 am (UTC)

Re: 1000 words

Yes it is. IN fact, it's set on the Olympic Peninsula.
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[User Picture]From: dkstwin
2009-02-26 06:03 am (UTC)

Re: 1000 words

So, how did Missouri fern get to the Olympic Peninsula...did Edward bring it with him?
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[User Picture]From: apneume
2009-02-26 02:08 am (UTC)
If that's your only beef with Stephanie Meyer's writing, then consider yourself lucky.

(That woman's words hurt my ears, even when I'm reading them on a page.)
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2009-02-26 02:25 am (UTC)
ROFL. I am so ashamed. The teen angst gets me, but the fact that she also used Bracken just cracked me up too.
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[User Picture]From: courtly
2009-02-26 06:57 pm (UTC)
Is it just that one word?

What about similar-sounding words? Like brackish water? Or the Mighty Kraken?
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2009-02-26 07:25 pm (UTC)
*giggles* At this point it's all 3 of them. They are very overused and anymore they are sticking out at my like a sore thumb while I'm trying to read my fantasy fiction. Now, the mighty Kraken was awful in the movie as well, and may have even ingested some Bracken.
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[User Picture]From: courtly
2009-02-26 07:42 pm (UTC)
The great hunters were trackin' the mighty kraken, for three straight days their pace didn't slacken. Starved, they were, but no snacks tucked into the flak jacket's pockets for them! Wait. (Snicker-snack). Was there a noise just now? The hunters crouched down in the bracken, their hackles backtrackin', eyes on the wrack n' ruin strewn across the edge of the swamp. Suddenly, with a CRACK! the kraken's mighty black n' blue tentacles shot out of the brackish foam and seized Big Jack n' the gat he was packin'.

Suffering a great rackin' pain, from the kraken's fearsome whackin', Jack cried out! But to no avail, the kracken's whackin' didn't slacken. Alas and Alack...n.

:)
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