Sat, May 25, 2013

Stick Figure Video – A Bookish Affliction

OLS is serious business, friends.

Anna Reads young adult book blog

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  1. Lori said:

    I suffer from this as well. I haven’t found any great coping mechanisms yet. Sigh…
    Love the video!!

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  2. Ash @ Paranormal Indulgence said:

    lololol I couldn’t claim to have it as I’m not old enough or… ahem wise with age to be eligible for contraction. HOWEVER. I think it’s just these characters make you want to *eyeroll* with the dramatics. At least, I find myself doing that a lot for the same reasons you think you have OLS. So maybe… you’re not that old xD

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    Anna Reply:

    That’s what I like to hear! Yeah!

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  3. kalasyn said:

    Oh, honey… it happens to the best of us!
    p.s. love the Ben Lee music.

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  4. Tara said:

    LOL I think I’ve had OLS for the past 10 years. What are we going to think in 10, 20, or 30 years?!?!

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  5. Brianna said:

    This is so cute. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know said:

    We must be reading the same book…I’m totally feeling all of these things with the one I’m reading right now. Unfortunately, I don’t know any solutions. I can’t leave YA either. You should do a follow up with the ideas you get because I’d like to know what they are.

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  7. Jamie said:

    OMG I feel you on the OLS. SO MUCH!! I often eyeroll. However, I don’t really HAVE to like the character to like the book depending on the rest of the book. Sometimes I like an unlikeable character because I can relate. I don’t know how to handle the OLS-ish type stuff that bothers me about books though. I feel like teen Jamie wouldn’t be annoyed about much of it. SIGH.

    OLS club!

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  8. kay said:

    Ha! I definitely suffer from this too! I can’t count the times I’ve thought “This girl should go see her counselor/mom/older sister”!
    When it really is characters being young and unexperienced, I don’t mind it too much; often the characters will learn from it and that’s what makes the book! What I hate is when this is used as a plot device; “we could tell the police this serial killer is hiding in the closet, but then the book wouldn’t last more than 20 pages so let’s just worry quietly about it”. Aargh!

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  9. Em (Love YA Lit) said:

    Embrace it, honey. Embrace it.

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  10. Elora said:

    Oh, that was just so cute!! How do you make videos? I always thought it must be time consuming, but honestly, yours look like such FUN! It was so cute! Put a smile on my face. And being around Southern people, I hear the “oh honey”, and “young lady”. A lot. Just a bit of culture. ;D But…it can sound old. Ah, the little things of native language.

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  11. Bailie @ The Hemborg Wife said:

    I must have this really bad because I find myself thinking this not just when reading but when I see all the college kids who live in my building!

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  12. Steph Sinclair said:

    Oh man! This is so me! It’s always the moment when the heroine is doing something I DISAPPROVE of and I start mothering her to pieces. As if I can really change the story or something. LOL.

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  13. Alexa Y. said:

    This is the cutest video! Is it awful that I pretty much feel like you do about the things you’ve mentioned in your video? I’m not sure what the right cure is – but I’m just learning to accept it. Haha.

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