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This is actually true. I live in a small town and our library is very small so if I go, I'm one of three people who are in there and am always in plain view of the librarian. I tend to like to browse the young adult section to read things like Harry Potter or relive some favorites from my childhood, nothing wrong with that, but I can't help but feel a little judged by my librarian because all she really has to do all day aside from sorting stuff is stare at the patrons. I get really nervous when people watch me like that. It got so bad that I actually went to a library in another county where skorzy is a member, but since he's the cardholder at that branch he would have to check them out for me. I picked up a bunch of Judy Blume and well, this came to mind :)
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tigrin From: tigrin Date: February 19th, 2010 09:54 am (UTC) (Link)
Hahaha, I remember being into those horse books like Misty of Chincoteague when I was in second grade or something like that. xD Personally I kind of feel this way every time I go to the manga section of a book store... like I am secretly, silently, being judged by all the people in the literature section... .__.;
thornwolf From: thornwolf Date: February 19th, 2010 09:56 am (UTC) (Link)
Not Japanese enough lololololol! Look at us reading our books without pictures!

Yeeeah. Sometimes it's just fun to read stuff just because, it doesn't mean it's my reading level or anything XD
tigrin From: tigrin Date: February 19th, 2010 11:59 am (UTC) (Link)
Ahhh man nowhere do I feel "not Japanese enough" then looking for manga at a Japanese bookstore. Whenever I buy something and they switch to speaking English I feel so incredibly awkward and white.

I think some of the most interesting/best stuff is written for kids. :T I don't care if I seem like uncultured swine!
westly_roanoke From: westly_roanoke Date: February 19th, 2010 12:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
Go to Japantown in San Fran and buy manga. They'll look at you quizzically when you don't answer them in Japanese, but properly answer their questions...while you're buying manga in Japanese... They seem to think it's the cutest thing when you're buying little kid novels and proudly state that it's for you, cause you wanna get better!
idess From: idess Date: February 21st, 2010 05:27 am (UTC) (Link)
Just throwing it out there; love Japantown! The bookstore there is stellar, too XD
cesarin From: cesarin Date: February 19th, 2010 10:12 am (UTC) (Link)
omg, congrats on the very vivid expresions of your chars, I feel his pain really XD
maddogairpirate From: maddogairpirate Date: February 19th, 2010 10:21 am (UTC) (Link)
Nah. We know the real reason.

Skorzy likes teen angst novels.
westly_roanoke From: westly_roanoke Date: February 19th, 2010 12:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
See now, that's exactly why I pick up books with embarrassing titles. It's like going to the store, acting shifty, and buying a zucchini, condoms and KY.
thornwolf From: thornwolf Date: February 19th, 2010 06:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hahaha XD I keep wanting to do that but I'm too embarrassed
mythos_amante From: mythos_amante Date: February 19th, 2010 01:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
LOL! Dr. Skorzy to the rescuuuueeee!!


OH HAY NICOLE! SHE'S A LIBRARIAN.....So...
SHE'S CHECKING YOU OUT!!!

LOLOLOLOLOL


No, srsly, though, maybe she thinks you're cute? Now are you even LESS likely to go back?
thornwolf From: thornwolf Date: February 19th, 2010 06:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
LOL! oh that's bad XD
spunkywulf From: spunkywulf Date: February 19th, 2010 03:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh my God I used to LOVE Judy Blume <3 Especially the Peter and Fudge series :D
tania From: tania Date: February 21st, 2010 05:00 am (UTC) (Link)
Is she banned everywhere in America? Or just some states? She was a key part of my childhood.
thornwolf From: thornwolf Date: February 21st, 2010 07:44 am (UTC) (Link)
Most children-centric libraries because some parents felt her writing inappropriate for the age group that typically read it (such as, kids who were too young to have a period, which is when I read her. I read her when I was 9)
tania From: tania Date: February 21st, 2010 11:25 am (UTC) (Link)
Huh! That's so odd, I read her around that age too - got my period at 11, I think - because of her books, I was prepared. I should think that precisely the RIGHT time to read that kind of thing would be before it happens. And, furthermore, I can't actually see what harm reading about someone having a period could do to a child (any more than reading about any other bodily function, and let's face it, kids writers seem cheerful enough to toss THOSE about at will!)
kylet From: kylet Date: February 19th, 2010 03:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh come on...can't you simply say you're trying to find something for a niece or whatever? ;-)

That's what I do when I browse video stores for new animation >.>
twilightsocks From: twilightsocks Date: February 19th, 2010 04:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
LOL, once I was buying a copy of The Powerpuff Girls Movie from a very small store in the very small town I lived in. The lady at the counter sighed and gave me this really long-suffering look like, "You have to watch this crap with your kids, huh?"

I just let her think that. XD
thornwolf From: thornwolf Date: February 19th, 2010 05:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
LOL oh man, they really shouldn't comment on the movies you buy cuz really how do they know, but still that's pretty funny XD
reyfox From: reyfox Date: February 19th, 2010 07:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
The Powerpuff Girls is NOT crap. I would have stared her down.
thornwolf From: thornwolf Date: February 19th, 2010 06:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
Jeff and I are unashamed of our cartoon rentals! :D We're regularly in the "family" section. But I think adults watching cartoons is becoming more acceptable. My stepdad still mocks me for it but..he doesn't represent the majority XD
calicougar From: calicougar Date: February 19th, 2010 03:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
hahaaaa! Hey Skorzy, ask her if she's got "Forever" by Judy Blume for me will ya? ROFL
twilightsocks From: twilightsocks Date: February 19th, 2010 04:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
HOLY SH-- FOREVER. *rofl*

I randomly opened that once -- right to one of the sex scenes. I felt part of my brain explode.

...then I kept reading. XD
thornwolf From: thornwolf Date: February 19th, 2010 05:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
LOL I actually looked for "Are You There God? It's Me Margaret" but even though I knew it had been on the banned books list, I still somehow expected to find it.

I didn't. I was disappointed. But if that's banned I KNOW "Forever" is double-banned XD

Kind of makes me wonder if I can find it in the adult fiction section?
tania From: tania Date: February 21st, 2010 04:59 am (UTC) (Link)
Oh shit, man, I posted my comment about this below before I read this bit! Man I loved those books. Boy did they make an impression. ;)
ruggels From: ruggels Date: February 19th, 2010 04:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
The expressions are priceless! Very well done. Though Skorzy checking out Misty fo Chingoteague. I just about died laughing. Great!!

Scott
twilightsocks From: twilightsocks Date: February 19th, 2010 04:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
AHAHAHA! I always feel like that when I sneak into the children's section of B&N. I can't help it; so many kids' picture books have such beautiful artwork! Once I walked out with Bats in the Library. I'm sure the clerk thought I must have kids.
thornwolf From: thornwolf Date: February 19th, 2010 05:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yeah my mom and I went to the children's section recently and we felt really dumb XD And tall!

I like to look but I feel so awkward, and now that I'm old enough that I could very likely have children I get some questions :P That's still a trip to me, that I'm "that age" now.
tania From: tania Date: February 21st, 2010 04:58 am (UTC) (Link)
I tend to get my blast-from-the-past books from secondhand stores. The advantages are that they're like a buck each, and I always get understanding looks from the clerks, who are probably used to people buying stuff for nostalgia's sake.

I got the whole 'Space Demons' trilogy (it was big in Australia, you've prolly never heard of it) by Gillian Anderson in the one store for two dollars recently, I was SO HAPPY. You have NO IDEA.

SO. HAPPY.
skorzy From: skorzy Date: February 19th, 2010 05:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
I think.. perhaps..its best I don't know what those books are!

I should also mention, the librarian looks like she came from a Blacksad book. :)

Edited at 2010-02-19 05:48 pm (UTC)
thornwolf From: thornwolf Date: February 19th, 2010 05:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
The first one's about a horse, the second one is a coming of age book that involves periods. I was looking for it that one time we went but found it had been banned >_> I knew it had been but...I still somehow expected to find it XD

And thanks!
tania From: tania Date: February 21st, 2010 04:56 am (UTC) (Link)
They... BANNED 'Are You There God, It's Me Margaret'?

That book was an integral part of my childhood! It helped me mentally and emotionally prepare for my first period! Maaaaaaaan.

It's like required reading for Australian schoolchildren too (or it was, back when I was one).

SO ANGRY.

Anyway. Same author wrote another book called... "Forever", I think (or "Always"? Something like that) and it's about losing your virginity. Equally awesome. Potentially even more bannable. Hopefully you folks in Soviet America get to read it one day.
arbeywolf From: arbeywolf Date: February 19th, 2010 06:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
wow that is the Hollister library to a "T"
reyfox From: reyfox Date: February 19th, 2010 07:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
When I went to college in Moscow, ID, there was one tiny independent music store downtown, which every time was staffed by the same older gentlemen and had no other customers. I went in a few of times, and then never again, because I would feel too guilty if I didn't buy anything.
vizon From: vizon Date: February 20th, 2010 05:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ha ha! Your sketches always make my day, Thorn. Brilliance. :)
tania From: tania Date: February 21st, 2010 04:54 am (UTC) (Link)
This is hilarious, I had to send it to Joe. I, too, am intimidated by my local librarian. I had a three dollar fine the other day. You should have seen me grovel for forgiveness. Shameless.
mbala From: mbala Date: February 21st, 2010 10:23 pm (UTC) (Link)

I'm amazed!

I think the librarian is simply not approving of your existence, no matter what you read. Some people are great at giving me that feeling. :)
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