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Why do people think Guardians of Ga'Hoole is a children's series?
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Why do people think Guardians of Ga'Hoole is a children's series?

Guardians of Ga'Hoole is pretty much my all-time favorite book series, yes it's a talking animals (with owls being the main characters) book series and the movie version was animated (but it's directed by the same guy who directed 300 and Watchman.) But violence is pretty common though out the series and it can get pretty graphic sometimes, a lot of the owls get killed by decapitoation, dismemberment, impaling, and being burned alive. The first book alone had (The Capture) had attempted fracticde, child enslavement, cannibalism, and the older brother of the main Character (Soren) kills his parents.

Here's a part from the last book: ""No!", Soren screeched and with the ancient battle claws of {censored for spoilers}. Raked off the head of{censored for same reason} the head spun in one direction and the body in another." (One of the more milder deaths but not really something you would put in a "children" book.)

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RE: Why do people think Guardians of Ga'Hoole is a children's series?

Their reasoning is probably as follows:
>We read it as children
>ergo it's a "children's book"

I thoroughly enjoyed Guardians of Ga'Hoole when I was 12 and I never saw any problem with that.

Hello, traveler.

This is an ancient account I have not used in a long time. My views have changed much in the intervening months and years.

Nonetheless, I refuse to clean it up. Pretending that I've held my current views since the beginning of time is what we in the industry call a lie. Asking people to do so contributes to moralistic self-loathing. "See, those people have nothing damning! I do! I'm truly vile!"

Because you can never be a good person with a single blemish on the moral record, I thought that simply entertaining some thoughts made me irredeemable. Though I don't care for his writing style, William Faulkner presents a good counterexample. He went from being a typical Southern racist to supporting the civil rights movement. These days we'd yell at him for that, probably.

People are allowed to change their views.

Nevertheless, this period of my life has informed some of how I am today. In good ways and bad ways. To purge it would be to do a disservice to history. Perhaps it will not make anyone sympathetic, but it may help someone understand.

If, after reading all this, you still decide to use the post above as evidence that I am evil today, ask yourself if you have never disagreed with the moral code you now follow. In all likelihood you did, at some point. If some questions are verboten, and the answer is "how dare you ask that," don't expect your ideological opponents to ever change their minds.
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