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18th Aug '12 8:39:14 PM Vasha
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* When I first read the DianaWynneJones book ''Deep Secret'' as a kid (around 12/13 years old), I enjoyed it, but not as much as I had the rest of DWJ's books. I liked the characters (and the fact that [[spoiler:the ugly girl gets the guy in the end]]), but the setting seemed strange, it wasn't as "magical" as her other books, and the ending seemed rushed. While I still think it ends a bit quickly, it's now my absolute favorite of all her books. I finally "get" the setting. It's set at a FanConvention, and much of the story is simply spent observing geeks in their natural habitats--cosplaying, buying [[RuleThirtyFour unusual porn]], writing FilkSongs, and other nerd activities. And it does a strikingly good job of portraying this as well, in addition to being just plain funny otherwise. Now that I understand that aspect of it, I can't ''not'' love that book. -FreezairForALimitedTime
** Same with me. Now that I'm much older and wiser at 14 and a total otaku, I really like the setting, and it's much more interesting to me, as I recognize a lot of geeky things.

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* When I first read the DianaWynneJones Creator/DianaWynneJones book ''Deep Secret'' as a kid (around 12/13 years old), I enjoyed it, but not as much as I had the rest of DWJ's books. I liked the characters (and the fact that [[spoiler:the ugly girl gets the guy in the end]]), but the setting seemed strange, it wasn't as "magical" as her other books, and the ending seemed rushed. While I still think it ends a bit quickly, it's now my absolute favorite of all her books. I finally "get" the setting. It's set at a FanConvention, and much of the story is simply spent observing geeks in their natural habitats--cosplaying, buying [[RuleThirtyFour unusual porn]], writing FilkSongs, and other nerd activities. And it does a strikingly good job of portraying this as well, in addition to being just plain funny otherwise. Now that I understand that aspect of it, I can't ''not'' love that book. -FreezairForALimitedTime
** Same with me. Now that I'm much older and wiser at 14 and a total otaku, I really like the setting, and it's much more interesting to me, as I recognize a lot of geeky things.
2nd Jan '12 5:33:30 PM SophieSummer
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** Same with me. Now that I'm much older and wiser at 14 and a total otaku, I really like the setting, and it's much more interesting to me, as I recognize a lot of geeky things.
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