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"Books are boring because they have no pictures in them."
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"Books are boring because they have no pictures in them."

One of my friends told me that he only reads mangas because they have pictures in them. Regular novels and books are boring because they have no pictures in them.

When I told him that "what did he expect out of novels", he told me to shut the hell up.

The shit that comes out his mouth.... the same kid who hate how some people looks and expects them to get plastic surgery. The shit that comes out his mouth...

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RE: "Books are boring because they have no pictures in them."

Sounds like an idiot.
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RE: "Books are boring because they have no pictures in them."

I hate people like that. "Lol it doesn't have interactive popups and games so it must be boring lollllzzzz"

Go to work. Send your kids to school. Follow fashion. Act normal. Walk on the pavement. Watch TV. Save for your old age. Obey the law. Repeat after me: "I am free."

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RE: "Books are boring because they have no pictures in them."

Probably one of those cantreadfags who takes soooo much time to read in class, that I am two pages ahead of him and get in trouble for not following along.
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RE: "Books are boring because they have no pictures in them."

(04-18-2012 09:45 AM)Derchin Wrote:  One of my friends told me that he only reads mangas because they have pictures in them. Regular novels and books are boring because they have no pictures in them.

Lol the picture's supposed to be formed in your mind. What a dumbass.
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read a book nigga
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RE: "Books are boring because they have no pictures in them."

I tell ya schools are working fine(a few more generations and people won't even be able to read or write anymore just like the dark ages).
Idiocracy here we come.

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RE: "Books are boring because they have no pictures in them."

It's because school's force kids to read, and no one likes doing things they are forced to do.
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RE: "Books are boring because they have no pictures in them."

If he had any amount of creativity or imagination, he wouldn't need pictures in books; you can usually visualize it in your head, & that's one of the best parts about reading.
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RE: "Books are boring because they have no pictures in them."

(04-18-2012 01:30 PM)Sharpie Wrote:  If he had any amount of creativity or imagination, he wouldn't need pictures in books; you can usually visualize it in your head, & that's one of the best parts about reading.

Creativity and imagination in my classroom? BURN THEM AT THE STAKE!!!

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RE: "Books are boring because they have no pictures in them."

If he doesn't like books without pictures, then he can just not read them. What's the big deal?

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RE: "Books are boring because they have no pictures in them."

That's what he does.

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RE: "Books are boring because they have no pictures in them."

Picture books are very important for young children. It takes skill and a clear message to transcribe a whole concept into pictures, and skill to understand it.
I hate the movies, but really. Like when I draw a face and it never quite displays as planned, but it's all the more clear that way and it corresponds like a puzzle piece to the story. Some stories, I agree, there has to be the thing of more than one way of picturing it, or picturing it personally, or whatever. But for some, the picture forms it as all the more real and enduring and conveys the idea better--especially if it starts out as a picture.
I don't know. I mean, would you like to learn chemistry without pictures and diagrams? Math? I don't believe it's so far away from understanding other symbols, like languages. I know you are speaking of novels, but I mean overall. Overall, it's just that way sometimes with no image.
But for the other half of it(most of novels), I agree with you. Just, I wouldn't have something to say if I had students who wanted to look at a picture and not read.
The things he said about people sound stupid.
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