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PostFreedan Posted: Thu May 13, 2010 1:09 am   Post subject: Tyra Banks fancies herself the next J.K. Rowling Reply with quote

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http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/wireStory?id=10617010


So apparently, Tyra Banks (yes, the model), plans to write a trilogy of fantasy books.

It takes place in a fictional setting called Modelland (counter-intuitively pronounced "Model Land"). The first book isn't out yet, and she's already showing a crippling lack of ingenuity.

There's an academy of "Intoxibellas" (models.... though I picture drunk ballerinas with a name like that).

Tyra touts the book as "for all the girls and guys who want a lot more FANTASY in their lives and some fierceness and magic, romance and mystery, crazy and wild adventures, and yeah, some danger too."

Sound familiar? Like, Harry Potter with models?

Here's how I see this panning out, at least for the first book:

- Teen girl ends up in Modelland ("Model Land"), even though she's not supposed to be there. She learns about the Intoxibellas, and wants to be one, because models are adored there. After facing considerable adversity (and probably hooking up with the most attractive male-intoxibella (intoxibell-o?), she achieves her dream.

And also, the whole story was a re-telling of her life story, and how she became a model.

Sorry, "intoxibella".

If this gets made in to a movie, I may very well lose the faith in humanity I have left.
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PostEverPhoenix Posted: Thu May 13, 2010 1:48 am   Post subject: Reply with quote

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its either twilight 2.0 or twilight 0.1b
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Postinferiare Posted: Thu May 13, 2010 4:22 am   Post subject: Reply with quote

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its either twilight 2.0 or twilight 0.1b


Nah, not enough sparkling vampires.
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PostSoulBlazerFan Posted: Thu May 13, 2010 10:32 am   Post subject: Reply with quote

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EverPhoenix wrote:
its either twilight 2.0 or twilight 0.1b


Nah, not enough sparkling vampires.


...That remains to be seen. Eek!
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Postpsychokind Posted: Thu May 13, 2010 1:18 pm   Post subject: Reply with quote

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twilight sucks, harry potter sucks, tyra banks looked good in earlier years and punches servants into face

-> tyra banks book > all?
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Posttay120n64 Posted: Thu May 13, 2010 4:52 pm   Post subject: Reply with quote

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Hey, psycho, Harry Potter was really good. Over-hyped, sure, but it was still well-written.
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PostJason Tandro Posted: Thu May 13, 2010 7:41 pm   Post subject: Reply with quote

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Hey, psycho, Harry Potter was really good. Over-hyped, sure, but it was still well-written.


This.

And Tyra Banks making a book series? Yep.

Intoxibella and Modelland.

That's somewhat akin to Tiger Woods making a fantasy series in the mythical land of Paparazzia and there is a mystical race of fairies called Pornifici.
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Postpsychokind Posted: Fri May 14, 2010 5:40 pm   Post subject: Reply with quote

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Hey, psycho, Harry Potter was really good. Over-hyped, sure, but it was still well-written.


that's propably true, I'm too old for it anyways. and when I thought "this one is for girls or what?" after the first book, I was right. look who runs into the cinemas Very Happy
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tay120n64 wrote:
Hey, psycho, Harry Potter was really good. Over-hyped, sure, but it was still well-written.


that's propably true, I'm too old for it anyways. and when I thought "this one is for girls or what?" after the first book, I was right. look who runs into the cinemas Very Happy


What's more disturbing is those same girls who actually dress up as the male roles and convince their bf's to dress up as other characters. I don't know if it's creepier seeing a dude dressed as a girl kissing a girl dressed as a dude, or a dude kissing a girl dressed as a dude.

Not to sound homophobic, which I'm aware this is sounding, but remember these are people who are ostensibly straight dressing as fantasy characters... CHILDREN'S fantasy characters. (though I imagine Tay will make the argument that the later books are aimed at adults)
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Posttay120n64 Posted: Sat May 15, 2010 2:28 am   Post subject: Reply with quote

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(though I imagine Tay will make the argument that the later books are aimed at adults)


...screw you, they are.

To be fair, the reading level is like, 6th grade, but the content and mainly the depth of the story is mature enough that I don't necessarily consider it a "children's book".
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PostEverPhoenix Posted: Sat May 15, 2010 3:05 am   Post subject: Reply with quote

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the books were aimed at a specific generation. i think they did get more mature in content as they went along, but those of that generation grew up slightly faster. that being said, a lot of people i know who are my age really enjoyed the series, and they all started reading it when it first came out
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(though I imagine Tay will make the argument that the later books are aimed at adults)


...screw you, they are.

To be fair, the reading level is like, 6th grade, but the content and mainly the depth of the story is mature enough that I don't necessarily consider it a "children's book".


Oh no, don't get me wrong I agree with you there.
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Postchicken Posted: Sat May 15, 2010 7:18 am   Post subject: Reply with quote

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i never understood the harry potter hype... never read a book and never watched a movie; well, thats not exactly true, we were semi-forced to watch the first part (was that the one where they played that ball-game on brooms?) at school - as an alternative to have art class so... yea Very Happy it was somehow like lord of the rings: what i saw and forgot at the same time ^^
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i never understood the harry potter hype... never read a book and never watched a movie; well, thats not exactly true, we were semi-forced to watch the first part (was that the one where they played that ball-game on brooms?) at school - as an alternative to have art class so... yea Very Happy it was somehow like lord of the rings: what i saw and forgot at the same time ^^


If you find some spare time you should at least watch the movies (the books are far better though), it is over hyped but they are still very good and well written.
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Postpsychokind Posted: Sat May 15, 2010 11:32 am   Post subject: Reply with quote

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chicken wrote:
i never understood the harry potter hype... never read a book and never watched a movie; well, thats not exactly true, we were semi-forced to watch the first part (was that the one where they played that ball-game on brooms?) at school - as an alternative to have art class so... yea Very Happy it was somehow like lord of the rings: what i saw and forgot at the same time ^^


If you find some spare time you should at least watch the movies (the books are far better though), it is over hyped but they are still very good and well written.


I saw a movie, and I saw ron weasly, and I saw a black screen after that.
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