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05 September 2008 @ 12:54 pm
The Wisdom of Lauren  
My daughter just recently turned 11, and she's developing a wonderfully dry wit. Some examples:

This morning's summary of McCain's speech at the Republican National Convention last night (complete with flat delivery):
My friends. Today we gather. To support. ME.

This summer, after I'd explained the premise of "The Sarah Connor Chronicles" and how the cyborgs from the future seek to keep John Connor from ever launching his later revolution:
Well, why don't they just kill the mother?

Last Christmas, while touring the neighborhood holiday light display:
Some people barely even try. They slap a string of lights on the house and go, "Hey, I'm done..."

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The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: heh-hehhalfshellvenus on September 5th, 2008 08:59 pm (UTC)
but of course I enjoy the 'verse sufficiently that that just would. not. be. any. fun. But I was totally the kind of kid who'd say stuff like that.
Exactly! She's too young to watch the show, but yet she bypassed the whole premise with one sentence of logic.

But I was trying to get across that they ruined the flow of storyteling IMO and they didn't have to do a curtain call. I mean, it was about 30 seconds after we saw this epic lightning storm in which the kid is electrocuted and dies, and they immediately bring her back... I was ridiculously pissed off.
I can see why that would be utterly weird and annoying to a kid. It negates the story that you're still under the spell of!

Luckily I am a little better at suspension of disbelief under my own power these days, although a lot of people might not consider that a boon. ;)
:D Mine still has its limitations, and if the storyteller doesn't convince me to suspend my disbelief then woe betide THEM. :0