Modelland: A Blind Sporking
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Welcome to the Sporking
An Introduction to the AuthorI will now share everything I know about Tyra Banks. Tyra Banks is a model. She's been on at least one TV show about modeling. She was in the Hannah Montana Movie. She recently wrote and published a book titled Modelland. . . . Oh, and her name is derived from the Old Norse word for "Thor."
Demographics and MeI saw Modelland described as both teen and young adult fiction, so the target demographic is presumably 13-25 year old girls. In theory, I should be in the target demographic. In reality, I'm so far out of the target demographic, I need the Hubble to catch a glimpse of them. What I know about fashion could fit on an index card. I wear Christmas socks year round, have no qualms about wearing purple sweatpants with an orange t-shirt, and would rather go to the dentist than go shopping for clothes. I didn't want to be a princess or a model when I was a kid. I wanted to be a Power Ranger or a Saiyan or a member of the U.S.S. Enterprise. I spent years rejecting all things girly while embracing media aimed at boys and men. Since then, I've learned that my knee jerk reaction to media aimed at girls and women was incredibly unfair. Recently, I've learned to enjoy media aimed at girls. I've learned that just because something is feminine, cutesy or girly doesn't mean it's bad. In light of that, I am willing to give Modelland a chance. A snowball's chance, but a chance nonetheless.
Liveblog RulesThis is a blind liveblog. I will be liveblogging each chapter as I read it, while doing my best to avoid spoilers. I am not allowed to start a chapter until I finished the one before it. I may continue on to the next chapter before posting, but I'll at least have a draft of that chapter's post done before continuing on. Next time, we'll start at the very beginning.
Before the Beginning
I steal furtive glances around the room. The lunch room is empty. Too early for any witnesses. Even so, I hold one arm in place to shield my Kindle from anyone who might enter and see what I am about to do. I type the word slowly. Modelland. My breakfast threatens to crawl up my throat. My finger strays to the "back" button. It would be so easy to turn back now. To pretend I never considered it. But try as I must, I cannot turn away. It beckons me like a flame beckons a moth. I try to banish my desires to eviscerate it. To ignore the desire to quench the lust of my spork. But I am no longer in control. IT has me, and there is no escape. With a trembling hand, I hit the enter key. BUY I pray that my family never learns of my shame.
I thought her name came from the god Tyr. Regardless, I'm happy you're doing this! Great start.
So did I, but according to Behind the Name, it comes from Thor. Either way, it's an awesome name. Tookie De La Crème, on the other hand . . .
Bahahahah. You're adorable.
I appreciate what you're about to do. Truly.
*salutes* You're a brave woman, soldier. A braver woman than many of us.
So... apparently this book is like 500 or 600 pages long. Have fun.
Are you going to do all three books?
I haven't decided yet. They aren't out yet (Modelland was only released a few weeks ago), and I can't find anything about when the other two will be published.
this is a really good book . Ci-l
I did the same thing! Learn to embrace girly things after years of knee-jerk hatred, that is. Nice to know I'm not alone.
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