So that is actually real...I wasn't sure if the bracelet thing was an urban legend. Needless to say it wasn't in my junior high or high school, and I'm not that much the great-aunt around here! I only graduated from high school in 2000! The closest thing I can think of to that was that for a while people wore pop tops on strings or pins, and they were supposed to represent how many times you'd had sex, but they didn't necessarily. They could also represent the letters of your significant other's name and I forget what else. It sounds so wierd from more than a decade's distance!
we didn't have it at mine either, and i graduated from HS four years ago. but then again perhaps if i had gone to a different kind of school, i would have. at boarding school nothing is secret, so no one would even need to wear a bracelet. you could tell who was getting busy by who was reserving classrooms on weekends. And of course on a dormitory floor with every girl in your class, everybody knows everything about everybody.
Post by wenonah4th on May 27, 2008 12:43:46 GMT -5
Pennylane, that's my take on it too. My high school (a public school) was really surprising in how little actually went on sex wise. There were not many rumors, and a bare handful of pregnancies, and I don't remember one single rumor or confirmed instance of abortions. I expect there were some, this having been the late 90s, but really it's amazing how little seemed to happen.
In response to a lot of these, I'm not going to quote them all...
If they wrote out the BSC notebook online, Claudia could spell-check it!
I still wonder how Claudia's notebook entries would turn out cause even if she used microsoft word spell-check she would probably 'ok' all the bizarre grammer suggestions that the spell-check makes. I imagine her entires would look like they were run through BabelFish first.
If they updated the BSC today to make it culturally curent, would you still read/buy it? On SVH forums most people seem to stay loyal to the 80s SVH, rather than the 2008 reissues.
^It's probably not fair to ask that of those of us who read them back in the original, because there's the nostalgia factor to them. That being said, there are some updates in the graphic novels and a lot of us adult fans snatched them up and can't wait for the next one.
I think the difference between the BSC updates and the SVH updates is that Raina is a big BSC fan and feels the same fondness that we do toward the series. So she would have never made a decision like getting rid of 1BRUCE1. She just changed things like prices to make sense with inflation, and added things like that flashback from Stacey's portrait in The Truth About Stacey which BSC fans would recognize and appreciate.
"You may not believe this, but I was good at acting evil."--Karen Brewer