Post by lionessblack on May 22, 2008 12:00:19 GMT -5
In response to a lot of these, I'm not going to quote them all...
Anorexia is still really prevalent today, though not just in athletic (dance, gymnastics, etc.) fields like where it was most heard of. I think it was specifically a dance-related book because it was common there at the time, but now it's just as likely to happen to anyone for any number of reasons (as exemplified by Maggie in the CDs) . On a side note, I don't think I could read a whole book about cutting, anyway, from a trigger standpoint, lol.
If they wrote out the BSC notebook online, Claudia could spell-check it!
Ice skating got really cool in the mid-90's, but I don't know if it still is. But when I was like 10, I knew SO MANY people who took ice skating classes.
I agree about Dawn's food tastes. Though I think you present tofu anything to Kristy, she's still going to react the same way.
I think Mallory and Jessi would still want to get their navels pierced (I'll bet anything Claudia would have it), but they'd have to settle on ear-piercing. Though even Jessi's parents let her get her navel pierced, I don't think Madam Noelle would approve, and you can't really hide that in a leotard.
Post by starrynight on May 22, 2008 18:10:24 GMT -5
I remember someone posting somewhere awhile ago that they could see Stacey having a Blackberry or IPhone or something like that, and I agree. I also think that Jessi's ballet classmate could still be dealing with anorexia. In fact, I bet more than one would have those issues. Stacey would definitely be straightening her hair, and Mallory would probably be begging for Lasik rather than contacts.
Post by lionessblack on May 22, 2008 21:10:22 GMT -5
Yeah, Ed will buy her an iPhone and then get a pissy call from Maureen talking about how the LAST phone he bought her was perfectly fine (along with her perfectly fine iPod) and she doesn't need a new one.
Post by m0drnmoonlight on May 23, 2008 9:26:57 GMT -5
-Janine would so be into anime, and would get Claudia into it, who becomes fascinated with the artistic side of it. They could bond over an episode of Sailor Moon (not the best example, but I love Sailor Moon lol). -Mallory would post her stories on fanfiction.net lol
Post by lionessblack on May 23, 2008 12:06:22 GMT -5
I don't think Janine would be into things the BSC might consider dorky, like RPG or anime. I think the perspective on Janine would simply be different, she'd be considered someone who was going to have a great job because of all the time she spends on her computer (and not just surfing the web like the rest of them!). Maybe she's even already getting job offers from Google, but the Kishi's (in all their strictness) want her to wait until she's 18. The only reason she was considered dorky was because, at the time, computers were considered dorky. The little we've seen of Janine, she hasn't shown a major interest in any sort of pop culture things, and probably wouldn't, even if the series was written now.
well, i think that in the 80s, only people who were serious nerds had a computer and played around on it. Now everyone has a computer, but people who program/build their own/etc. are still considered computer nerds. like me.
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Post by m0drnmoonlight on May 24, 2008 12:45:13 GMT -5
I got the anime idea from the BSC LJ community, where someone mentioned that they would have liked to see Janine and Claudia get more in touch with their culture if the series had continued on. They suggested anime or RPG computer games for Janine to get into, since she loved her computer so much and it would have been interesting to see Miss Techie start reading manga and her and Claudia could bond over watching anime shows lol.
It kind of goes with the idea of her computer...she was seen as dorky because all she did was work on her computer because at the time, it was out of the ordinary. Anime's popular, but does it hold the same "out of the ordinary" thing as Janine's computer? I hope that makes sense lol.
Post by lionessblack on May 24, 2008 18:04:20 GMT -5
Well, I think, even if considered "dorky", there's still a knowing that, yes, being a computer programmer? Could make you lots of money. So there's a sort of respect about it, and it's not just "oh, they're a dork, they're sitting in front of a computer all day." It'd probably land Janine a pretty badass job.
Post by Penny Lane on May 24, 2008 18:24:41 GMT -5
I have dated both unspelling artist types and computer programming types and I prefer the artist types. That's me though, and our culture where we tend to mock the people with the stable but dorky jobs. Just saying. Even at college, I took a lot of jokes about being in the pre-law society and mock trial and debate and chess club; where as people never really questioned my roommate's involvement with rowing and the spanish club.
Topic, right. I would think Janine would still be a programmer. Claudia would still be an artist, Stacey would still be fashion forward, Kristy would still be an athlete, Jessi would still be a dancer, and Mary Anne would still be shy. Dawn would still be an environmentalist, and there are plenty of things that I eat that people find weird. So I don't see that changing either.
Maybe they would be more focused on the future though.
i love programmers. and programmer/slash artists. most of the guys i've dated know at least one programming language, and two have degrees and jobs in the field. i have resigned myself to the fact that i will eventually marry a software developer. but it's ok because i want to be a web developer and plan on learning more languages applicable to that field.