Post by crocetti1984 on Aug 20, 2007 8:12:17 GMT -5
I dunno, I kinda ignored how many bedrooms the houses had, because most of their houses I imagined looking like my childhood friend's house in California, except hers was a one-story so I mentally added stairs where the hallway was. And for the Pikes' and Stevenson's house, I imagined it looking like my dad's old house in NY...which I go by sometimes and think of the BSC...lol.
...Over 20 years later, Janine is still standing in front of Claudia's bedroom door, wondering about the apostophe...
^ I mostly ignored the logistics, too, and just picutured the houses any way I wanted in whatever book I was currently reading. That's what I like about reading - being able to use my imagination ;D - so I guess I'm actually glad they didn't get too specific about the houses.
Post by wenonah4th on Sept 10, 2008 6:43:06 GMT -5
I somehow have the Kishis' house as a house down the street from the one where I grew up, which I think had four bedrooms- but it doesn't matter because that will not change in my head. Actually that house stands in for lots of houses in books, both BSc and other.
Post by candykane on Sept 10, 2008 15:17:59 GMT -5
I always picture Claudia's room looking like the bedroom of my best friend's from childhood. I think because I spent a lot of time at her house, and also a few times while I was over there we played BSC and pretended to be holding meetings and taking calls.
"Usually, I think my parents are dorks, but every now and then they come through." --Claudia Kishi
Post by sparklymouse on Sept 10, 2008 17:51:31 GMT -5
I never really thought about what Claudia's room looked like. I know it couldn't have looked anything like the movie version. That room was all clean, light and airy. It looked like it smelled good, too, and you just know Claudia's room smelled a little funky.
Post by Penny Lane on Sept 22, 2008 12:12:23 GMT -5
I don't know. I guess I am just thinking of how my roommate's gross room can be smelled everytime he opens his door. It's like a combination of old beer bottles, bong water, gross unshowered boy, and something unidentifiable... that can only be described as "funk"...
I would think if Claudia's room smelled, it would be the pleasant sent of art supplies, paper, and perhaps some flowers that Mrs Kishi put on her dresser for her. I think it's cluttered and messy, but not really the "rank" smell of unwashed laundry. I see that as more of a Kristy trait.
Post by wanderingfrog on Sept 22, 2008 19:57:21 GMT -5
^ I guess the kids haven't read this thread today, Penny Lane.
I have a pretty specific picture in my head of what I think Claudia's room looks like. What is odd about this is that it's not based on any rooms I'm familiar with in real life. I don't know where I get the image from.
"I'm tired of being a lovely lady. From now on I'm going to be a cat." ~ Melody Korman
Readthrough Progress: #126 The All-New Mallory Pike (January 1999)
Post by otempora541 on Dec 21, 2008 20:28:06 GMT -5
Regarding DM's room- I always read that when the Thomases moved in, they probably couldn't afford the bigger houses (Patrick can't hold down a job and Elizabeth running around after three little kids). I'm thinking it was supposed to be a starter house for three young kids, which is why DM got screwed in the bedroom department.
MA's house is the same because the Spiers moved in while they were a young couple and wanted a starter home, paying off college loans, and then Alma got sick and died, so there was never no need to move to a bigger house.