This is a feature my brother came up with— wherein we tackle certain topics on books, young adult or not, and give you guys the low down on our opinions of them (which, mind you, generally differ). I’ll be encoding our conversation, and if you guys have any opinions of your own on the topic, or on the heated discussion, feel free to once again make my day and comment!
My brother is seventeen, a college sophomore, approximately one year and two days older. His name is Juan (that’s pronounced like the number, one), and he’s my best friend. No matter what anyone else says.
Juan: YA MISSED ME, I KNOW.
Jasmine: Nobody cares about your sorry ass.
Juan: I will stare daggers at you until you take that back.
Jasmine: Okay, okay! Everyone missed you. And since they did, it’s your time to shine! You’re on the hot seat, bro.
Juan: Fun times ahead my friends. Now bask in my glory.
Ehmm… Well, I watch a lot of anime, read a lot-ish books, and you know, nerdy stuff. I philosophize on the meaning of life to no avail. I have not come to an acceptable conclusion, and now my very existence seems pointless.
LOL kidding! But you know the drill. I eat, sleep, brush my teeth, do something for leisure. Annoy the living hell out of you, for example. Then I run to my room, hide, and build a fortress. I listen to music, meditate. Then I hibernate till the next day. It’s an endless cycle.
Sounds fun. NOT! Anyway, would you rather get trampled by one elephant sized duck, or by one hundred duck sized elephants?
I go for the hundred eleducks / duckphants. Sounds like it hurts a lot less.
How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck would chuck wood?
About a hundred logs. Don’t ask me how I figured that out.
No intention to! Okay, Why are you still single?
Because of the girl I like. She has yet to declare her undying love for me, and I ain’t making a move till that happens. In layman’s terms, I’m stuck in the friendzone. FML, kiddies.
AW. I’m here for ya, bro. Let’s talk Hollywood! Which celebrity would you go gay for?
Ooooooh, Justin. And I mean Timberlake, not Bieber.
Don’t you even ask why gurrrrrrl. *flips hair*
Describe yourself in three words.
Extremely handsome and smart. Oh wait— that’s four words. Well, the undeniable must be spoken in whatever fashion.
What is your current jam?
*Jasmine starts shifting in her seat uncomfortably*
Oh. Wait, you meant music? BAHAHAHA. Well then, anything indie. Radiohead and Imagine Dragons, maybe? Sometimes, I even listen to soothing, sleepy music. And no, I don’t mean Mozart. I meant something more like Lana Del Rey’s Pawn Shop Blues.
Why do you like watching anime?
Well it’s a solitary pleasure for a loner like me. And I love the culture.
Why doesn’t your crush have a crush on you?
Because she is blind to my Logan Lerman-esque good looks, my Albert Einstein-esque genius, and my Mother Teresa-esque kind heart. Not to mention my 8-pack abs. OF PURE STEEL.
You scare the crap outta me sometimes. What do you want to be when you grow up?
When I grow up, I wanna be famous , I wanna be a star, I wanna be in movies. When I grow up, wanna see the world, drive nice cars, wanna have groupies.
Hahaha no. Really I just wanna work with disabled kids while making a decent living.
You touch my heart! Anyway, Why don’t you read books as much as I do?
Because I have other concerns and have to secure myself a promising future. And because you sniff books like goddamned crack.
Trivia time! Did you know Frankenstein was actually the mad scientist, and not the monster?
…WHAT THE SHIT
My whole life is a lie!
Yup, pretty much the same reaction here! Okay, what is your favorite book?
The Sea of Monsters, The Bridge to Terabithia, Nineteen Minutes. Lots of different genres.
Who is your favorite author?
Jodi Picoult for court drama, Harlan Coben for mystery or action, Haruki Murakami for random, deep shit, J.K. Rowling for young adult fantasy and my all time favorite! E.L. James for adult fantasy (I’m obviously kidding).
What do you think of book to movie adaptations?
I don’t like them very much. The media are just too different.
What is your opinion on the upcoming TV series ‘Beasts and Other Magical Whatnot’?
It has a terrible PG-13 title.
…Oh, that’s not actually the title? Sorry, ‘Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them’, I think it’s called. And well, it’s great then!
Can you write me a romantic story in 5 sentences or less?
Once there was an ugly barnacle. This barnacle was so ugly it lived in seclusion. And then a pretty barnacle visited it and said he was a handsome barnacle. The barnacle was happy and gave her a big wet barnacle kiss.
The author of this story is a genius.
That was the most
uninspiring heartfelt piece of utter crap literary genius I’ve ever had the displeasure honor to call myself a part of! I’m not even proud to call you my brother. So, If you could be a blogger for one day, what would your blog title be, and why?
“Books For A Delicate Eternity”. Oh wait, that’s taken? Hows about “ I Read and Tell”? No? Oh darn that’s taken too. Well “Paper Sanctuary” sounds good, although “PaperGrey” sounds more like me. Is that taken? Yeah? Well, shit. Hmm.
AHA, stroke of genius!! I’d go for “Flip That Page” YAAAAAY. 2.0 baby.
Do you have a message for all of your fans out there?
Work hard, play hard. Believe in yourself. Value the people who love you.
*Insert endless stream of random clichés here*
So what do you think? Have any suggestions? Criticisms of the constructive variety? Life changing praise? Comment if you do! 😀
P.S. We’d appreciate suggestions on future topics!