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Re: I'd like to know the name of this book/short story/comic

Postby Ginger » Sun Jan 07, 2018 9:00 am UTC

That book by the transgender woman Julia Serano about her experiences with her life and transgender women-based misogyny? I had an entire paper my therapist gave me about it and then lost it.
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Re: I'd like to know the name of this book/short story/comic

Postby Deva » Sun Jan 07, 2018 4:28 pm UTC

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Re: I'd like to know the name of this book/short story/comic

Postby Ginger » Sun Jan 07, 2018 7:38 pm UTC

Yes-Yes thank you Deva. <3
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Re: I'd like to know the name of this book/short story/comic

Postby Kewangji » Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:25 am UTC

Alien invasion (bodysnatch dealie), the protagonist falls in with a crowd of aliens who are the resistance, and they communicate with each other through a black star on their palms. Or that's how they know who the others are, or something. At one point near the end they sing Hey Jude in a car.

My fiancée apparently read this when she was 9 or 10, and she's never been able to find it. But it would have been in a school library for 9-11-year-olds in 2001, in Britain.
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Re: I'd like to know the name of this book/short story/comic

Postby Deva » Wed Feb 21, 2018 5:01 pm UTC

Memoirs of a Dangerous Alien or Alien Collective 1: Resistance?

Memoirs Description wrote:Dominic is a normal teenager living in the 21st century until he meets Fenella, the alien next door. To Fenella, Dominic is the alien, and when he is caught up in the fight between the UCP and the outlawed Black Star Gang, he becomes a dangerous alien with a mission to save Earth from destruction.

Published it in 1994, also.

Alien Collective Description wrote:Strange things are happening on Earth after aliens take over, claiming they have come to aid humans in saving the planet. While governments across the globe cooperate with the aliens, other groups have formed a Resistance to fight the alien occupation. What are the aliens' intentions? Have they truly come to help? Alien Collective I: Resistance is an action-filled story of one girl's experience when she finds herself in the custody of these beings from outer space. The book can also be used to teach students how to make inferences and draw conclusions, and to identify past-tense verbs. The book and lesson are also available for levels Z1 and Z2.


Presumes this to be too new. Discovered little information about it, however.

Sidenote: Found a similar request. Never answered it, unfortunately.
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Re: I'd like to know the name of this book/short story/comic

Postby Kewangji » Thu Feb 22, 2018 2:25 pm UTC

That's the one! (The first one.) Thank you so very much, she's been looking for this for years.
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Re: I'd like to know the name of this book/short story/comic

Postby emceng » Mon Feb 26, 2018 6:51 pm UTC

Don't recall the plot or anything, just a specific passage, paraphrased below:

Every man, until he reaches the age of 30, believes that if circumstances were right, he could become the ultimate badass. If he family was murdered, something like that, he thinks he could train with martial arts masters and become the most dangerous man in the world.


Something along those lines. Maybe from the book Fight Club? I really don't remember anything else.
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Re: I'd like to know the name of this book/short story/comic

Postby EdgarJPublius » Mon Feb 26, 2018 8:15 pm UTC

Until a man is twenty-five, he still thinks, every so often, that under the right circumstances he could be the baddest motherfucker in the world. If I moved to a martial-arts monastery in China and studied real hard for ten years. If my family was wiped out by Colombian drug dealers and I swore myself to revenge. If I got a fatal disease, had one year to live, and devoted it to wiping out street crime. If I just dropped out and devoted my life to being bad.

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Re: I'd like to know the name of this book/short story/comic

Postby emceng » Mon Feb 26, 2018 8:31 pm UTC

EdgarJPublius wrote:
Until a man is twenty-five, he still thinks, every so often, that under the right circumstances he could be the baddest motherfucker in the world. If I moved to a martial-arts monastery in China and studied real hard for ten years. If my family was wiped out by Colombian drug dealers and I swore myself to revenge. If I got a fatal disease, had one year to live, and devoted it to wiping out street crime. If I just dropped out and devoted my life to being bad.

Hiro used to feel that way too, but then he ran into Raven. In a way, this is liberating. He no longer has to worry about trying to be the baddest motherfucker in the world. The position is taken.


Neal Stephenson, Snow Crash


Ahh, thank you so much. Great book, haven't read it in a few years.
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Re: I'd like to know the name of this book/short story/comic

Postby Zohar » Mon Feb 26, 2018 8:59 pm UTC

I was gonna say "Ugh, snow crash". I really disliked that book, but I know I'm in a relative minority opinion on that.
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Re: I'd like to know the name of this book/short story/comic

Postby poxic » Mon Feb 26, 2018 9:00 pm UTC

I've only read Diamond Age. Had some quibbles but overall a good read.
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Re: I'd like to know the name of this book/short story/comic

Postby Angua » Wed Mar 21, 2018 10:29 pm UTC

My friend is trying to find a book she read as a teenager. About a girl who thinks her mother is a pir as te and bases her life on real female pirates when she goes to boarding school? She finds out her mother is actually an actress. Apparently there's a Shakespeare sonnet quoted in it.
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Re: I'd like to know the name of this book/short story/comic

Postby Deva » Wed Mar 21, 2018 10:50 pm UTC

Piratica: Being a Daring Tale of a Singular Girl's Adventure Upon the High Seas?
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Commenter wrote:It's not your usual pirate story. A young lady who doesn't fit in at the high society boarding school (that her father left her at) decides (after a cartoonish head bump) to follow in her mother's footsteps and become a pirate captain. Thing is, her mother was an actress who played a pirate. You might think this is a spoiler, but the book reveals this to both the reader and the character almost immediately.

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Re: I'd like to know the name of this book/short story/comic

Postby Angua » Wed Mar 21, 2018 11:31 pm UTC

Yeah! I found it just after posting and she was all 'I never thought to put boarding school in the search'. Thanks though!
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