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Re: Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys Supermystery: Gold Medal Murder
« Reply #30 on: July 26, 2010, 10:38:18 AM »
okay- just curious.
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Re: Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys Supermystery: Gold Medal Murder
« Reply #31 on: August 16, 2010, 11:47:34 AM »
That wasn't a crack against Nancy Drew, was it? 'Cause like Relient K, I love Nancy Drew- yes, I do. ;D
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Re: Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys Supermystery: Gold Medal Murder
« Reply #32 on: August 16, 2010, 12:01:04 PM »
In your opinion

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Re: Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys Supermystery: Gold Medal Murder
« Reply #33 on: August 16, 2010, 05:42:44 PM »
Hmm- interesting that two of the female members on here don't seem to care much for Nancy Drew and at least two of the male members (I'm including myself here) definitely love Nancy Drew pretty well. Of course, I also love The Hardy Boys and The Three Investigators and I enjoy other detective series too. Tom Swift is cool too, but I don't know that he really fits the "detective" genre.
 Oh well- interesting...


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Re: Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys Supermystery: Gold Medal Murder
« Reply #34 on: August 17, 2010, 04:55:54 PM »
I finished it today. I wasn't so thrilled tbh. I didn't care for it. I found it all over the place and too fast. The plot was lackluster and I felt it sounded like a bunch of little pieces of old ND/HB plots put together. Besides, it's a ND/HB book but they weren't together that often. I was disappointed.

And have the characters been cursing in the later UB/GD books? I haven't read them because my library doesn't carry them but they didn't before. Ok, once but that was it if I am correct in the UB series and never in GD series. I mean I can see it with Joe and even Frank. When I write ff, Joe is usually the one cursing if I even include it. But Nancy? NEVER. Just never. So I'm not happy at all with that. I know it's not the f-word or whatever, but still, I'm surprised and a bit disappointed because frankly, it's not necessary. Especially when they use it no where else! How come the bad guys have such clean mouths? Seriously.

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Re: Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys Supermystery: Gold Medal Murder
« Reply #35 on: August 18, 2010, 01:35:01 AM »
What did Nancy say?

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Re: Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys Supermystery: Gold Medal Murder
« Reply #36 on: August 18, 2010, 11:17:14 AM »
Okay- I had heard there was some cursing in some of the UB books but I thought that was just on the part of the bad guys. I'm really not liking hearing Frank, Joe and Nancy cursing. There's absolutely no need for that. (There's no need for cursing from any of the characters in those books.)
Yes- I know the Casefiles have a few pretty rare occasions where it might say someone swore, usually under great duress (not that that justifies it). But at least that's better than actually writing out any words. I know they're human characters and they do have flaws, but I don't need to see curse words written out to illustrate that. And I'd definitely rather not see them curse at all.
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Re: Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys Supermystery: Gold Medal Murder
« Reply #37 on: August 18, 2010, 11:49:32 AM »
I remember one Casefile where Joe swore but they didn't put the actual word there. Besides you can't blame him when they're hanging around atomic bombs with loads of peoples lives at stake and someone misses something up.

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Re: Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys Supermystery: Gold Medal Murder
« Reply #38 on: August 18, 2010, 12:26:31 PM »
What did Nancy say?

Just damn. It's nothing off the scale but I don't see the need. She's never cursed in 80 years. Why start now?

I actually don't remember actual curse words in the casefiles but I haven't read them all. It was referenced that someone cursed but the words never were said. When I was a kid I thought that if it was in a HB/ND book then it couldn't be bad. Well not so much anymore.

Okay- I had heard there was some cursing in some of the UB books but I thought that was just on the part of the bad guys. I'm really not liking hearing Frank, Joe and Nancy cursing. There's absolutely no need for that. (There's no need for cursing from any of the characters in those books.)
Yes- I know the Casefiles have a few pretty rare occasions where it might say someone swore, usually under great duress. But at least that's better than actually writing out any words. I know they're human characters and they do have flaws, but I don't need to see curse words written out to illustrate that. And I'd definitely rather not see them curse at all.

I agree. I don't want to see  it. And I've read one other HB book where someone cursed and that was a UB. But that was it. I was really floored by this book. And definetly not in a good way.

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Re: Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys Supermystery: Gold Medal Murder
« Reply #39 on: August 18, 2010, 12:54:36 PM »
I agree. I don't want to see  it. And I've read one other HB book where someone cursed and that was a UB. But that was it. I was really floored by this book. And definetly not in a good way.

what!  :o what did the person say?
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Re: Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys Supermystery: Gold Medal Murder
« Reply #40 on: August 18, 2010, 01:42:41 PM »
It was referenced that someone cursed but the words never were said. When I was a kid I thought that if it was in a HB/ND book then it couldn't be bad. Well not so much anymore.
 

I know that in #102 Terminal Shock the author has Joe mention that Frank sometimes swears at his computer when it won't work right, but Joe doesn't actually say the words.
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Re: Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys Supermystery: Gold Medal Murder
« Reply #41 on: August 18, 2010, 04:26:48 PM »
Exactly- that's always been standard. I mean, even The Bible records instances of people swearing, as when Peter swears with an oath in his denial of Christ before later repenting. (But that's all that is recorded- never any actual words.)
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Re: Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys Supermystery: Gold Medal Murder
« Reply #42 on: August 18, 2010, 08:15:02 PM »
Well, lots of things happen in the Bible that you wouldn't want in a kids book. Hardly comparable to a book like this.

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Re: Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys Supermystery: Gold Medal Murder
« Reply #43 on: August 19, 2010, 06:29:25 AM »
very true. some things there really shouldn't be in a kids book. however, i have noticed in a lot of books that the author says the person swore, but not what they said exactly. unfortunately, it's rather common...
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Re: Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys Supermystery: Gold Medal Murder
« Reply #44 on: August 19, 2010, 10:39:08 AM »
What I meant was that even the Holy Scriptures record where people swore, but doesn't record any actual words. It used to be that when authors did include curse words- at least for some of the "big bad" words- they would use dashes so that the whole word wasn't actually printed. And there is a spiritual point with this because even though it may be a word that you tell yourself you would never use- constant repetition puts it on your mind. And I'd rather not have to see such words at all, particularly in children's literature.
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