** Hello! I'm probably in Paris by now! I really wish I could post while I'm here, but I've got too much to do! I'm here with my choir representing my lovely home, and I'm sure I'm having a stellar time. Phantom of the Opera in the London Theatre?(One of my favorite books ever) I can't wait to tell everyone. This is my first time out of the country and I'm quite nervous to say the least. I'm writing this before my camp in Ada, OK where I'm learning SIXTEEN songs. Yikes. I'll be in the UK, France, Italy, Austria, Germany, Switzerland, and Lichtenstein. Crazy, huh? I'm performing five times in fantastic Cathedrals and gardens and I cannot wait to share my experiences with you all. My camera will be glued to my face, so many pictures will be in the next post. Be prepared... I'm so ecstatic, and I can't wait to hear your comments on this one, it will help me out in some character development for my dystopian.
Alrighty, So I've been wondering people's opinions on this subject. Is cursing O.K. for teens? I'm not talking about little twelve to fourteen year-olds, but people my age.(New drivers) This maybe not true everywhere, but cursing is prominent in my circles, and I hang around some pretty good adolescents. It's not usually in front of adults, or parents, but I just don't see the problem with using such language in the same situations in a work of fiction. From previous research, there was a whole lot of fuss about it in teen literature.
If it's appropriately used, is cursing bad? When someone is genuinely upset, whether young or old, they might say some not so nice language that you wouldn't want to say in front of your grandmother.(Not true to my grandmother; she taught me everything I know in the ways of foul words.) There are some great works that over use colorful words like The Catcher in the Rye, and most of Quentin Tarantino's films. These are enjoyable, though filled with "bad" words (How could a word be bad? it's just a word), and they really aren't affected by the language. Now, some comedies use cursing to be humorous instead of making a point that they're upset or feel strongly about a subject.
Granted, every time someone drops the F-bomb and it's not directed towards me, I enjoy a good laugh. Every once in a while, I'll say something inappropriate just because I know it will bring a friend or group to tears; because I am that hilarious.(Not really.)
If/When a character is portrayed as a villain or bad guy and they're the only ones who are swearing; that just seems like an inaccurate way to display an antagonist. Swearing should not be every other word, and it should not be used to make someone look bad or evil. Swearing should be used to capture someone's attention, and it usually does or it would not have stirred up so much trouble like Banned Books and what not. Should kids run around shouting screw you to their parents or any other authority figure? NO. But I think that some young adult books should not be bashed for accurately portraying what young adults wound say or how they would react to a situation.
What do you think? Am I just totally biased due to my age? Am I a little hellion? Am I just crazy? Because I don't react well when people call me crazy. Or am I correct in my ways? Help me please! I value all of your opinions.