^ They make a movie for Seth's Dad... Princess Gigglepuss, and Karen the director is obsessed with getting it perfect, and is a little bossy. I didn't think she was that unreasonable, for Karen anyway.
Post by virgoscorpio on Jun 3, 2012 0:54:38 GMT -5
^ LOL. I think she helps make a salad at the Little House and also whilst in Nebraska. Now I want a salad, haha.
So I have to point out something. Remember in the last book, Karen's New Bike, when Sam takes Karen's old bike and works on it so it can be in the bike parade (and eventually goes to the girl who was given Karen's stolen bike)? Well in this one he basically edits Karen's entire movie for her. It always seems like Sam and Charlie, as high-school kids, have no lives and have ample amount of time to help Karen with whatever project of the month. It's really sweet of him but a bit unrealistic to me.
"It is important to be on time for any job, even if you are working for a witch." ~ Karen Brewer
It does seem a little unrealistic but Charlie and Sam have no life in the BSC either except that they attend a lot of high school sporting events when the plot calls for a baby-sitting chapter at Kristy's house. Charlie is always driving his sister and her friends places.
I like the dated technology (Seth buying his parents a VCR while his dad convalesces) because for me the books really should be firmly set in the late 80s/very early 90s.
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Post by wanderingfrog on Aug 3, 2015 14:07:34 GMT -5
Just reread this and I didn't think Karen was being unreasonable. She was the director of the movie so she, y'know, directed it, and her friends got all butthurt about her getting them to do a few lines over. Sheesh, who expects everything to be perfect the first time without doing anything over? Karen could have been slightly more tactful, since she's a seven-year-old dealing with other small children and not with professional actors, so she could have been more polite and given more positive feedback, but I didn't see anything really wrong with her behaviour. She's usually bossier in day-to-day life than she was directing this movie! It wasn't like this was a school project a bunch of them were working on, or even just a game entirely for fun. Karen had the idea to make a movie as a present for her sick grandfather, it was her family's video camera, and I don't think it was unreasonable for her to direct it and tell people to do a few things over to make it better. Her friends were being really touchy.
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