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July 22, 2009 Finding the Fountain of Youth in Fiction, open chat 2

The transcript below covers the complete #litchat conversation on July 22, 2009. The order appears sequentially from the first post to the final post. Topic was open discussion Finding the Fountain of Youth in Fiction.

LitChat Welcome to #litchat. We’re continuing on topic FINDING THE FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH IN FICTION. Step into the salon and introduce yourself. -12:59 PM Jul 22nd, 2009
maggiedana <– US-based British author and book designer and self-proclaimed ‘old bat.’ #litchat -1:01 PM Jul 22nd, 2009
mdbenoit Hi there, I’m here. Sorry I missed Monday. I’m a mystery SF writer. #litchat -1:01 PM Jul 22nd, 2009
mdbenoit @maggiedana Hi, y’old bat. Nice to meet you here again. #litchat -1:02 PM Jul 22nd, 2009
murzee only self? 🙂 RT @maggiedana<– US-based British author and book designer and self-proclaimed ‘old bat.’ #litchat -1:03 PM Jul 22nd, 2009
maggiedana @mdbenoit Hey there. Missed you on Monday. Hope you have a jolly good excuse! #litchat -1:03 PM Jul 22nd, 2009
LitChat Q1 What does FINDING THE FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH IN FICTION bring to mind for you? #litchat -1:04 PM Jul 22nd, 2009
maggiedana <— smacking @murzee #litchat -1:04 PM Jul 22nd, 2009
danish_novelist @AnnaDeStefano Too much research is when the info stands in the way of the story. Happens often in historical novels #litchat -1:04 PM Jul 22nd, 2009
mdbenoit @maggiedana Yeah, I did. Bloomin’ migraine. #litchat -1:04 PM Jul 22nd, 2009
juliehahnke Hi all! I’m a kids/teen fantasy author in MA, with a loyal following of older readers. My stories are set in Scotland. #litchat -1:05 PM Jul 22nd, 2009
VanessaDobbs avid reader #litchat -1:05 PM Jul 22nd, 2009
bibliofreakblog is it time for #litchat already? -1:05 PM Jul 22nd, 2009
AnnaDeStefano RT @danish_novelist 2 much research is when it stands in way of story. #litchat I’m having 2 B careful with my “dream” research #writegoal -1:06 PM Jul 22nd, 2009
LitChat We’re discussing FINDING THE FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH IN FICTION during #litchat today. Please keep posts on topic during 4-5 p/et. #litchat -1:06 PM Jul 22nd, 2009
thebookaddict I’m hear…just lurking right now…will jump in if I warranted! Glad to be here #litchat -1:06 PM Jul 22nd, 2009
VanessaDobbs @mdbenoit Hi nice tomeet again #litchat -1:06 PM Jul 22nd, 2009
VanessaDobbs @thebookaddict I’ll be lurking too #litchat -1:08 PM Jul 22nd, 2009
maggiedana Q: As you get older, are you more inclined to read about people of similar age? #litchat -1:08 PM Jul 22nd, 2009
mdbenoit @maggiedana Depends. Some coming of age have too much angst. Don’t want to go back there LOL #litchat -1:09 PM Jul 22nd, 2009
LitChat If you wish to pose questions to the chat, please send first to @LitChat w/o hashtag so I can number post in order. Thanks. #litchat -1:10 PM Jul 22nd, 2009
juliehahnke @maggiedana It seems a reasonable theory, but Harry Potter appealed to all ages. I agree on the teen angst, though! #litchat -1:11 PM Jul 22nd, 2009
maggiedana @LitChat Whoops. Sorry. Smacking self. #litchat -1:11 PM Jul 22nd, 2009
VanessaDobbs RT @mdbenoit: RT @mdbenoit: Q1 Maybe it’s remembering what makes us feel young, or remembering idealism of youth #litchat great answer -1:11 PM Jul 22nd, 2009
mdbenoit @VanessaDobbs Tx for RT. Some of my tweets aren’t showing up. #litchat -1:12 PM Jul 22nd, 2009
thebookaddict 2 me, it’s books that make u feel young. I was skeptical about Twilight, but I liked it. took me back to those angsty teen yrs #litchat -1:12 PM Jul 22nd, 2009
deberryandgrant @LitChat I think “finding” the FOY in fiction is directly related to whether you were “looking” for it. #litchat -1:13 PM Jul 22nd, 2009
maggiedana Q1: Some issues are universal so doesn’t matter how old protags. If written well, I can be pulled into story about any age protag. #litchat -1:13 PM Jul 22nd, 2009
mdbenoit @thebookaddict Too much angst and preaching in Twilight for me. Don’t want to feel like writer is my parent #litchat -1:14 PM Jul 22nd, 2009
mdbenoit @deberryandgrant Doesn’t it depend on the topic? #litchat -1:14 PM Jul 22nd, 2009
deberryandgrant @maggiedana yes which relates to convo on Mon. #litchat -1:15 PM Jul 22nd, 2009
juliehahnke @maggiedana I agree – too much angst is obnoxious and not great writing. Reality and good literature aren’t synonomous. #litchat -1:15 PM Jul 22nd, 2009
mdbenoit @maggiedana A sense of discovery, of wonder, is part of finding FOY #litchat -1:15 PM Jul 22nd, 2009
deberryandgrant Yes, and if you’re an adult who reads YA longing for your youth, then there are likely greater issues than lit choices at work #litchat -1:16 PM Jul 22nd, 2009
VanessaDobbs @thebookaddict me too! #litchat -1:16 PM Jul 22nd, 2009
CarolyBurnsBass YES. RT @deberryandgrant: @LitChat I think “finding” the FOY in fiction is directly related to whether you were “looking” for it. #litchat -1:16 PM Jul 22nd, 2009
maggiedana @deberryandgrant Memory shot. Can’t remember convo on Monday! ;-/ #litchat -1:16 PM Jul 22nd, 2009
deberryandgrant @mdbenoit if you’re reading a book b/c u heard it was a great story, then I think that’s another matter all together #litchat -1:17 PM Jul 22nd, 2009
maggiedana Finding my glasses is also sense of wonder. RT @mdbenoit: @maggiedana A sense of discovery, of wonder, is part of finding FOY #litchat -1:18 PM Jul 22nd, 2009
deberryandgrant We often “grow up” our characters so we write them young-usually teens, then as adults & find our readers span the same range #litchat -1:19 PM Jul 22nd, 2009
juliehahnke YA is a wonderful chance to explore deep themes and deep thinking before life has a chance to suck the marrow from your bones. #litchat -1:20 PM Jul 22nd, 2009
thewaryeye So, what I always do in a story is have the young hero and an older mentor, Frodo and Gandolf for example. #litchat -1:20 PM Jul 22nd, 2009
LitChat Q2: Do you have a favorite older character from a novel? Why are they memorable? #litchat -1:20 PM Jul 22nd, 2009
scgreen Maybe it’s because I haven’t had my mid-life crisis yet, but I’m not really looking for the FOY. #litchat -1:21 PM Jul 22nd, 2009
maggiedana @LitChat Q2: Inspector Ruiz from Michael Robotham’s thrillers has just captured my heart. But I’m fickle. Be someone else tomorro. #litchat -1:22 PM Jul 22nd, 2009
mdbenoit Q2: Yoda, from Star Wars, comes to mind… #litchat -1:22 PM Jul 22nd, 2009
deberryandgrant @scgreen I don’t think most readers are. But when a book touches a place they remember from the past, it creates a bond #litchat -1:22 PM Jul 22nd, 2009
thewaryeye I find that my college students have no interest in older protagonists, simply because they have no perspective on that age . . #litchat -1:22 PM Jul 22nd, 2009
ecurbmp Q2: Fantasy roots showing again. Belgarath always stood out to me. Had 7000 yrs of memories, but was young-at-heart. #litchat -1:22 PM Jul 22nd, 2009
mdbenoit @ecurbmp I liked Belgarath, too! #litchat -1:23 PM Jul 22nd, 2009
ecurbmp @mdbenoit Ooh. Yoda is a good example. Me too! 🙂 #litchat -1:24 PM Jul 22nd, 2009
deberryandgrant @LitChat depends on what qualifies as “older.” When I was young I totally adored Mame Dennis –who wasn’t even fictional #litchat -1:24 PM Jul 22nd, 2009
deberryandgrant @LitChat She was “older” to me then, but was younger than I am now! LOL #litchat -1:25 PM Jul 22nd, 2009
juliehahnke Grrr. . . my posts aren’t posting! #litchat -1:25 PM Jul 22nd, 2009
CarolyBurnsBass @thewaryeye The learner/mentor character configuration is right out of THE HERO’S JOURNEY by Joseph Campbell. #litchat -1:25 PM Jul 22nd, 2009
maggiedana That’s always a shocker, isn’t it! RT @deberryandgrant: She was “older” to me then, but was younger than I am now! #litchat -1:26 PM Jul 22nd, 2009
maggiedana My posts aren’t showing either. #litchat -1:26 PM Jul 22nd, 2009
ecurbmp @maggiedana Yeah, tried to dye it “mysticism” for last week, doesn’t want to stick on too well! 🙂 #litchat -1:26 PM Jul 22nd, 2009
juliehahnke But the mentor doesn’t have to be an older figure. That’s just usually how it’s done. My mentor is an ADHD luna moth. #litchat -1:27 PM Jul 22nd, 2009
mdbenoit LOL RT @maggiedana: @ecurbmp Fantasy roots? Does this mean #failhairdresser? #litchat -1:27 PM Jul 22nd, 2009
maggiedana Thanks TweetChat for making me liar. RT @maggiedana: My posts arent showing either. #litchat -1:27 PM Jul 22nd, 2009
pussreboots @scgreen I’m not looking for FOY either. But I do enjoy books w/ younger characters sometimes. #litchat -1:27 PM Jul 22nd, 2009
scgreen Q2: Lazurus Long from several Heinlein novels. Cantankerous old men are great. #litchat -1:28 PM Jul 22nd, 2009
VanessaDobbs RT @pussreboots: @scgreen Im not looking for FOY either. But I do enjoy books w/ younger characters sometimes. me too #litchat -1:29 PM Jul 22nd, 2009
juliehahnke My fav older char is the ghost of Tullulah Bankhead in Konigsburg’s Up from Jericho Tell. #litchat -1:29 PM Jul 22nd, 2009
pussreboots @ecurbmp The impossibly old character like Belgarath annoys me. A realistically old character can still be interesting and wise. #litchat -1:29 PM Jul 22nd, 2009
mdbenoit @pussreboots Yes, but when I read Harry Potter, I’m not looking for FOY #litchat -1:29 PM Jul 22nd, 2009
thewaryeye @CarolyBurnsBass There is always a group around the protagonist, his/her best friend, his/her love, some older confidant. #litchat -1:29 PM Jul 22nd, 2009
LitChat Q3 fm @mdbenoit Q: How old must the reader be to begin finding FOY? #litchat -1:30 PM Jul 22nd, 2009
pussreboots @LitChat That depends on the reader. #litchat -1:30 PM Jul 22nd, 2009
BenRubinstein @litchat Oh, and Jessica Atreides from Dune was pretty much the best Mom ever. #litchat -1:30 PM Jul 22nd, 2009
ecurbmp @pussreboots Well, his age was central to the plot, so it wasn’t like his age was extended just to look good. #litchat -1:30 PM Jul 22nd, 2009
pussreboots @mdbenoit Nor am I when I read YA. #litchat -1:31 PM Jul 22nd, 2009
VanessaDobbs @pussreboots me neither #litchat -1:32 PM Jul 22nd, 2009
rebeccawoodhead literary tweeps – need help! ‘why is a miss nobody like @rebeccawoodhead winning ms twitter? who the f*k is she? Vanessa shud win!’ #litchat -1:32 PM Jul 22nd, 2009
pussreboots @ecurbmp I’ve read the books. But I don’t have to like that central plot point. #litchat -1:32 PM Jul 22nd, 2009
juliehahnke Q3 Kids read so they can splash in the fountain! #litchat -1:32 PM Jul 22nd, 2009
thebookaddict HATE when Tweets don’t show up! #litchat -1:32 PM Jul 22nd, 2009
deberryandgrant @LitChat We have a reader who is a 93yr old nun (yes nun)–she says our stories remind her of her youth, friends, family life… #litchat -1:32 PM Jul 22nd, 2009
ecurbmp Q3: FOY isn’t always age. It’s sometimes a fresh, “new” feeling, something discovered. Anyone can find it, imo. #litchat -1:32 PM Jul 22nd, 2009
mdbenoit Wanting to feel young or youth again isn’t the same as finding the FOY #litchat -1:32 PM Jul 22nd, 2009
thewaryeye @ecurbmp Lit for certain, sci-fi, but I read a lot of history and the older advisor, the group of young turks #litchat -1:32 PM Jul 22nd, 2009
ecurbmp @pussreboots Fair enough. 🙂 #litchat -1:33 PM Jul 22nd, 2009
deberryandgrant @LitChat I don’t think Sister Marygene picked up one of our books b/c she was looking for FOY, she just happened upon it #litchat -1:33 PM Jul 22nd, 2009
mdbenoit RT @ecurbmp: Q3: FOY isnt always age. Its sometimes a fresh, “new” feeling, something discovered. Anyone can find it, imo. #litchat -1:33 PM Jul 22nd, 2009
maggiedana @thewaryeye Yes, grasshopper? You have a question for me? #litchat -1:34 PM Jul 22nd, 2009
thewaryeye @BenRubinstein The Dune guy again. Hello. #litchat -1:34 PM Jul 22nd, 2009
CarolyBurnsBass Q2 One of my favorite older fictional characters is Miss Haversham fm GREAT EXPECTATIONS. Dickens was a master at characterization. #litchat -1:34 PM Jul 22nd, 2009
deberryandgrant @ecurbmp Agree totally #litchat -1:34 PM Jul 22nd, 2009
thebookaddict Of course, I love Scrooge f/ A Christmas Carol. When he learns his lesson, he is so youthful…like a kid again..love it! #litchat -1:36 PM Jul 22nd, 2009
maggiedana @rebeccawoodhead We’re in #litchat. Come join us. -1:36 PM Jul 22nd, 2009
wiremamma Q3. – Late 4 #litchat – 4 me, FOY is picking up a book – and suddenly I’m 10 again. The world is open book waiting 2 b discovered -1:36 PM Jul 22nd, 2009
mdbenoit @thebookaddict That’s a perfect FOY story. #litchat -1:36 PM Jul 22nd, 2009
ecurbmp Also, I think adults may sometimes read YA to see the “fresh discovery” through a young protag’s eyes, re: earlier comments. #litchat -1:36 PM Jul 22nd, 2009
pussreboots Miss Marple comes to mind as a favorite older character from when I was a young reader. #litchat -1:37 PM Jul 22nd, 2009
BenRubinstein @thewaryeye Haha, hope I don’t sound like a 1track record! Funny how Sci/Fi usually has young protagonists #litchat -1:37 PM Jul 22nd, 2009
deberryandgrant @CarolyBurnsBass Yes, he was–which is the point. You can love/identify with a character of any age as long as they feel real,valid #litchat -1:37 PM Jul 22nd, 2009
wiremamma Q2 – quite aware I’m doing this backwards – I’m partial to Mrs. Whatsit, Mrs. Whosit, & Mrs. Which #litchat -1:37 PM Jul 22nd, 2009
thewaryeye @maggiedana Know of the series, but those were my years in New York City, didn’t have time for TV, just disco. #litchat -1:37 PM Jul 22nd, 2009
mdbenoit @ecurbmp Or maybe to understand their own kids… #litchat -1:37 PM Jul 22nd, 2009
maggiedana @ecurbmp Grownups might also read YA because a lot of it is SO well-written! #litchat -1:38 PM Jul 22nd, 2009
mdbenoit @BenRubinstein What do you mean by young protags? What age? #litchat -1:38 PM Jul 22nd, 2009
BenRubinstein @rebeccawoodhead Well tell us who said that! #litchat -1:38 PM Jul 22nd, 2009
rebeccawoodhead @maggiedana sorry – just threw me a bit – on my way over! #litchat -1:38 PM Jul 22nd, 2009
thewaryeye @BenRubinstein Dune was my all time favorite because it was campy as well as interesting, lots of strange characters. #litchat -1:39 PM Jul 22nd, 2009
ecurbmp @maggiedana Agreed! 🙂 #litchat -1:39 PM Jul 22nd, 2009
pussreboots @maggiedana Yes. Most of the chick lit I read is YA… I find all the antics more believable when done by teens. #litchat -1:39 PM Jul 22nd, 2009
susanmpls @LitChat Q3 I’m not seeking FOY from books,but rather adventure, opportunity to travel, meet interesting characters, etc. #litchat -1:40 PM Jul 22nd, 2009
wiremamma @maggiedana – or b/c we want to know what our kids are reading, perhaps #litchat -1:40 PM Jul 22nd, 2009
mdbenoit @pussreboots plus you feel detached, age-wise. You feel so much older and wiser #litchat -1:40 PM Jul 22nd, 2009
thebookaddict RT @maggiedana @ecurbmp Grownups might also read YA because a lot of it is SO well-written! #litchat Great point! -1:40 PM Jul 22nd, 2009
wiremamma @thewaryeye – I was partial to Heinlein – before he went over the edge. the Door Into summer – Have Spacesuit will travel #litchat -1:41 PM Jul 22nd, 2009
CarolyBurnsBass @deberryandgrant I can’t say I love or identify with Miss Haversham, but she was so distinctive, so memorable. #litchat -1:41 PM Jul 22nd, 2009
susanmpls @BenRubinstein maybe scifi often has young protags b/c so many of the bks are versions of coming-of-age stories. #litchat -1:41 PM Jul 22nd, 2009
thewaryeye Off the subject some, but Dune could handle humor, serious plot and a love story simultaneously. That’s a real art. #litchat -1:42 PM Jul 22nd, 2009
maggiedana I’ve read some fab. chiklit with solid protags; have also read some ‘henlit’ with utter dorks. Depends entirely on author’s style. #litchat -1:42 PM Jul 22nd, 2009
thewaryeye @wiremamma Heinlein made sci-fi literary as did Herbert, which is why I think any genre can be literary if written well. #litchat -1:45 PM Jul 22nd, 2009
deberryandgrant @CarolyBurnsBass which is what makes a character alive–they should be individual–like real people–the good & the not so good 1s #litchat -1:45 PM Jul 22nd, 2009
susanmpls @mdbenoit like what? #litchat -1:46 PM Jul 22nd, 2009
maggiedana TweetChat is hung. Will try to follow feed elsewhere. Arrghhh! #litchat -1:46 PM Jul 22nd, 2009
pussreboots @mdbenoit I always feel detached from chicklit. I’ve never related to it. #litchat -1:49 PM Jul 22nd, 2009
pussreboots @wiremamma My kids are too young to read YA. I read it just for fun. #litchat -1:50 PM Jul 22nd, 2009
LitChat Looks like Twitter Search has gone #twitterfail. Hang in for a bit, it may catch up shortly. #litchat -1:50 PM Jul 22nd, 2009
rebeccawoodhead trying to catch up but tweetchat is drunk or something. Can’t find questions #litchat #litchat -1:50 PM Jul 22nd, 2009
rebeccawoodhead #litchat is a bit tricky to follow tonight. Headline tomorrow. ‘Word Nerds Break Twitter. Books Banned.’ #litchat -1:57 PM Jul 22nd, 2009
LitChat @deberryandgrant No. Twitter Search’s API appears to have crashed. #litchat -1:57 PM Jul 22nd, 2009
scgreen Twitter;s search is slowly staggering back to life. #litchat -1:58 PM Jul 22nd, 2009
LitChat @latta We set up #litchat at this time so that it could reach globally. We have many participants from other time zones. -1:58 PM Jul 22nd, 2009
maggiedana RT @rebeccawoodhead: #litchat is a bit tricky to follow tonight. Headline tomorrow. Word Nerds Break Twitter. Books Banned. #litchat -1:59 PM Jul 22nd, 2009
maggiedana Please will someone tell this technopeasant why API stands for? #litchat -1:59 PM Jul 22nd, 2009
thebookaddict guess I’ll see you all on #litchat Friday or #followreader tomorrow =) -2:00 PM Jul 22nd, 2009
mdbenoit @maggiedana Application Program Interface #litchat -2:02 PM Jul 22nd, 2009
wiremamma @maggiedana – if you have to ask, you don’t want to know. #litchat (API = application programming interface) #litchat -2:02 PM Jul 22nd, 2009
LitChat Reposting final Q of the day. Q4: What are your favorite books that feature older characters as lead or co-lead protagonists? #litchat -2:03 PM Jul 22nd, 2009
wiremamma @scgreen – thank heaven – I was concerned I offended you. Seriously. Never picked up another one, and didn’t finish that one. #litchat -2:04 PM Jul 22nd, 2009
LitChat RT @mdbenoit: @LitChat Q4: The Name of the Rose, by Umberto Eco #litchat -2:04 PM Jul 22nd, 2009
maggiedana Application Program Interface is obfuscation for frustration. #litchat -2:05 PM Jul 22nd, 2009
scgreen @wiremamma I thought it was A Pesky Interface. #litchat -2:05 PM Jul 22nd, 2009
mdbenoit @wiremamma At least we were consistent 🙂 #litchat -2:05 PM Jul 22nd, 2009
wiremamma Good one & GREAT STORY! @mdbenoit – @LitChat Q4: The Name of the Rose, by Umberto Eco #litchat -2:06 PM Jul 22nd, 2009
pussreboots @LitChat Postern of Fate… by Agatha Christie! (for Q4) #litchat -2:06 PM Jul 22nd, 2009
mdbenoit @LitChat The Name of the Rose, by Umberto Eco. #litchat -2:06 PM Jul 22nd, 2009
LitChat RT @pprmint777: @LitChat My current WIP: Roping Venus. Frank is a 66-y.o rodeo star, Venus a 59 y.o. animal rights activist. #litchat -2:06 PM Jul 22nd, 2009
thewaryeye @LitChat As you suggested, Eco’s Name of the Rose. Brilliant. And the old sage mentoring the younger apprentice. #litchat -2:06 PM Jul 22nd, 2009
kashicat RT @juliehahnke: Reality and good literature aren’t synonomous. #litchat -2:06 PM Jul 22nd, 2009
tracygrant @LitChat The Beekeeper’s Apprentice and subsequent books in Laurie King’s Russell & Holmes series. #litchat -2:06 PM Jul 22nd, 2009
wiremamma @maggiedana – I eschew obfuscation whenever possible. #litchat -2:07 PM Jul 22nd, 2009
maggiedana Must be the witching hour. Twitter’s working again. #litchat -2:07 PM Jul 22nd, 2009
mdbenoit Q4 Also all the Ellis Peters’s Brother Cadfael series #litchat -2:07 PM Jul 22nd, 2009
Nirinia @litchat Q4: Coetzee’s Disgrace. If middle-age counts? A tour de force, the protagonists falls utterly apart. #litchat -2:08 PM Jul 22nd, 2009
mdbenoit @maggiedana It’s what links Twitter to your internet connection #litchat -2:08 PM Jul 22nd, 2009
scgreen Q4: Time Enough for Love, Heinlein. Char= Lazerus Long, oldest living man. #litchat -2:08 PM Jul 22nd, 2009
pussreboots @maggiedana It’s the framework for tweetdeck and other programs to use twitter. #litchat -2:08 PM Jul 22nd, 2009
maggiedana Tastier than gum, anyway! RT @wiremamma: @maggiedana – I eschew obfuscation whenever possible. #litchat -2:09 PM Jul 22nd, 2009
CarolyBurnsBass @mdbenoit @thewaryeye NAME OF THE ROSE is one of my favorite books. Superb characterization with intellectual mystery. #litchat -2:09 PM Jul 22nd, 2009
pussreboots RT @tracygrant: @LitChat The Beekeeper’s Apprentice and subsequent books in Laurie King’s Russell & Holmes series. #litchat YES! -2:09 PM Jul 22nd, 2009
maggiedana @mdbenoit You silly billy, you. It’s magic that links it all together. Same magic that drives my war and washes my dishes. #litchat -2:09 PM Jul 22nd, 2009
wiremamma @mdbenoit – and now, you’ve affirmed your position as a bigger word nerd than I. #litchat #litchat -2:09 PM Jul 22nd, 2009
thewaryeye @CarolyBurnsBass Agree. Eco has a unique ability to catch the history, the feel of the times. #litchat -2:10 PM Jul 22nd, 2009
maggiedana @pussreboots Sadly, a wobbly framework. I doubt Twitter inventors knew how popular it’d become in such a short time. #litchat -2:11 PM Jul 22nd, 2009
bibliolatrist @litchat re Q4: OLIVE KITTERIDGE features a wonderful older protagonist #litchat -2:11 PM Jul 22nd, 2009
wiremamma @scgreen – Heinlein certainly had a getting older complex – see door into summer. As mom, now it freaks me out. #litchat #litchat -2:11 PM Jul 22nd, 2009
mdbenoit @wiremamma You wish. #litchat -2:11 PM Jul 22nd, 2009
mdbenoit The Island of the Day Before is even more awesome. There’s also Foucault’s Pendulum #litchat -2:12 PM Jul 22nd, 2009
thewaryeye @wiremamma So you are a sci-fi junkie! #litchat -2:13 PM Jul 22nd, 2009
mdbenoit @wiremamma Heinlein got the old goat complex towards the end. #litchat -2:13 PM Jul 22nd, 2009
CarolyBurnsBass Q4 Great love story between two elderly people in NIGHT GARDENING by Kathryn Lasky (writing as E.L Swann). #litchat -2:13 PM Jul 22nd, 2009
wiremamma Q4 – did my Jan Karon – Father Tim reference get through? I love reading about an episcopal priest falling in love. #litchat -2:13 PM Jul 22nd, 2009
maggiedana Every time I whinge about TweetChat, they Twitter me to apologize. #litchat -2:13 PM Jul 22nd, 2009
pussreboots @maggiedana Probably too few machines for handling the traffic and perhaps inefficient code / database #litchat -2:14 PM Jul 22nd, 2009
wiremamma @mdbenoit – OMG – I’ve been unmasked for my sci fi junkiness. Oops, that should be sy fy now, right? eeewe #litchat #litchat -2:14 PM Jul 22nd, 2009
kashicat RT @rebeccawoodhead: #litchat is a bit tricky to follow tonight. Headline tomorrow. ‘Word Nerds Break Twitter. Books Banned.’ #litchat -2:14 PM Jul 22nd, 2009
maggiedana @CarolyBurnsBass How ‘elderly’? #litchat -2:14 PM Jul 22nd, 2009
CarolyBurnsBass Q4 Just finished reading A RELIABLE WIFE by Robert Goolrick. Hot, hot, hot erotic story of love and forgiveness. #litchat -2:15 PM Jul 22nd, 2009
maggiedana @pussreboots IOWs, they didn’t expect to be the most popular kids in school. #litchat -2:15 PM Jul 22nd, 2009
mdbenoit @wiremamma Pulease. No sy fy in my vicinity. #litchat -2:15 PM Jul 22nd, 2009
wiremamma @scgreen – good chatting with you! 🙂 #litchat -2:15 PM Jul 22nd, 2009
kashicat @pussreboots Yes, I liked the idea of them not being synonymous, but it doesn’t mean they’re mutually exclusive either. #litchat -2:16 PM Jul 22nd, 2009
thewaryeye @wiremamma It’s a compliment, particularly now that sci-fi is called speculative fiction. #litchat -2:16 PM Jul 22nd, 2009
wiremamma what’s the deal with the revamp Sy Fy? someone should slap sci fi channel marketing staff on the forehead. IMO. #litchat -2:16 PM Jul 22nd, 2009
mdbenoit @maggiedana No, it’s the Peter Principle. #litchat -2:16 PM Jul 22nd, 2009
debbieohi @wiremamma Totally agree re: Sy Fy. 🙂 #litchat -2:17 PM Jul 22nd, 2009
maggiedana @mdbenoit In that case, Peter needs to ditch his principles and pitch in to help them out! #litchat -2:18 PM Jul 22nd, 2009
mdbenoit Sorry, must scoot. Will try to make it Friday since @maggiedana is hosting. Right? #litchat -2:18 PM Jul 22nd, 2009
maggiedana @debbieohi Hi Debbie? Did you just jump in, or have you been hiding where I didn’t see you? #litchat -2:18 PM Jul 22nd, 2009
mdbenoit @wiremamma It’s simple silliness. Hope it won’t take. #litchat -2:18 PM Jul 22nd, 2009
kashicat @wiremamma No! Do not succumb to the Sy Fy idiocy! (Thank goodness Canadian channel is Space Channel; can’t be idiotic with that) #litchat -2:18 PM Jul 22nd, 2009
CarolyBurnsBass @maggiedana The female, Maggie Wells, is 60+ recovering stroke victim, nursed back to vigor by landscape gardener. Bittersweet. #litchat -2:19 PM Jul 22nd, 2009
maggiedana Message to Twitter: Please beef up your computers between 4 and 5pm EST on M, W, and F. Thank you very much, @LitChat #litchat -2:19 PM Jul 22nd, 2009
scgreen @wiremamma It’s because they couldn’t trademark SciFi. SyFy on the other hand… #litchat -2:19 PM Jul 22nd, 2009
kashicat @thewaryeye They tried to rebrand it “speculative fiction” as far back as the 80s. It may “take” here & there, but keeps failing. #litchat -2:19 PM Jul 22nd, 2009
debbieohi @maggiedana I just jumped in after lurking a bit. Sadly, I can only stay about 10 min. What’s the topic, out of curiosity? #litchat -2:20 PM Jul 22nd, 2009
jbaddorf RT @wiremamma: what’s the deal with the revamp Sy Fy? some1 should slap sci fi channel mktg staff on the forehead. IMO. #litchat < So agree! -2:20 PM Jul 22nd, 2009
kashicat @mdbenoit Ooooh! Someone else who knows about the Peter Principle! I thought I was the only one left who’d heard of it. 🙂 #litchat -2:20 PM Jul 22nd, 2009
maggiedana @CarolyBurnsBass I’m going to check it out. Thanks for rec. #litchat -2:20 PM Jul 22nd, 2009
maggiedana @debbieohi Finding the Fountain of Youth in Fiction. #litchat -2:20 PM Jul 22nd, 2009
debbieohi @maggiedana re: msg to Twitter. You asked so nicely that the Twitter people won’t be able to resist wanting to acquiesce! #litchat -2:21 PM Jul 22nd, 2009
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