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1. Working on a story, have a question concerning the following line:

Sarah rolls her eyes, debates pointing out that rated-R movies sometimes come very close to porn, and then thinks about her chances for renting (insert film here) in the near future.

Keeping in mind that the story is set in early 2008 (January or February, I think), what R-rated movie might a typical 13-year-old girl be interested in seeing that she hasn't already seen? After scanning Wikipedia, the only thing I could come up with was "Knocked Up," but...does that work? Or is there a much better suggestion I'm not thinking of? Now that I think about it, I suppose given her age that opens up a whole world of older movies she probably hasn't seen yet, but...I am not well versed in cinema! Also, I avoid movies rated R like the plague! (which I think makes me an anomaly) So you can see where I'm having difficulties.

(oh, also, this particular girl has just proclaimed disinterest in the Austen remakes on PBS because "Jane Austen's kind of boring," so I'd imagine period pieces wouldn't be her thing either.)

2. Speaking of 12-to-13-year-old girls, er, for those of you who went to school dances in middle school, especially with groups of friends...what did you do?  What made them fun?  I always flatly refused to attend such tomfoolery, so I have no experience at all.  Well, I did go to one in 7th grade because my mom made me, but I spent the whole time with my arms crossed in a corner, hating the loud music and glaring at people running around with no inhibition whatsoever, so...I need a fresher and more positive perspective.  
(This question is story-related, too...same character, different fic.)

3. What's a nice rural area of Wisconsin?  Sarah's grandparents live out in the country with horses, and I'm trying to figure out a middle school I can have her attend there, so I need some sort of city name (or, well, not city, but you know what I mean).  You'd think I'd be perfectly qualified to figure this out on my own, but no.  I want help if possible. 



Nov. 9th, 2008 03:44 am (UTC)
2. Ooh...middle school dances. Heh. I remember lots of dancing in a big circle of girls for the upbeat songs, imagining that we were wildly attractive when we most likely looked insane. Umm, lots of gossiping about our crushes and if they'd ask us to dance. Actual, awkward slow-dancing with said crushes. Getting to run down the halls without getting told to walk. One time we commandeered a bunch of the balloons, and sat around inhaling the helium and saying all kinds of random things just to hear what it did to our voices. Oh, and a lot of rushing off to the bathroom with three or four other girls on super serious business. Once there, we would just stand around and fix our hair and be gossipy. It was all very mature.
Nov. 9th, 2008 03:56 am (UTC)
Oh god the awkward slow-dancing. I actually still have the dress I wore to my 8th grade graduation dance (I don't throw clothes away very often. heh) with the coke stained hand prints from the boy I danced with on the back of it. That is still the most awkward dance of my life.
Nov. 10th, 2008 07:30 am (UTC)
imagining that we were wildly attractive when we most likely looked insane.
BWA-HAH! The mental images, they are many and lolsome. And the helium story...hah, that's fantastic. Could I possibly credit you & commandeer that? Not sure if I can work it in or not, but I'd love to try.
Nov. 10th, 2008 01:39 pm (UTC)
Sure, absolutely. Feel free to use it if you'd like.

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