[DWJ] weight (was Bad Mothers (was HP))
kyla at sccs.swarthmore.edu
Fri May 18 08:21:33 EDT 2007
On Fri, 18 May 2007, Kathleen Jennings wrote:
> Weight loss as (part of) character development doesn't necessarily
> bother me, although I will always notice it and wait for the author to
> justify it, and usually they don't. On the other hand, weight gain as
> part of an overall character's journey always pleases me - e.g. Enid
> Blyton's Children of Cherry-Tree Farm being fattened up by all that
> good country livin'.
Oh, yes, indeed! That's one of my favorite parts of both The Secret Garden
and Understood Betsy--in each case, the main character was unhealthily
scrawny, and when she went to the country and started *doing* things, and
being outside, and not being hovered over, she started eating and
exercising and fattened right up.
I like pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us.
Pigs treat us as equals.
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