|#42, Jessi and the Dance School Phantom
||[Oct. 16th, 2016|11:57 pm]
Baby-sitters Club Snark-fest!
I'm gonna give you a ballet snark, then get back to work on the one where they all went to that lodge in Vermont. Winter Vacation.
You know a book will have a lot of dance fail when the very first line makes no sense. Also be prepared to see a lot of dance videos because that's how I roll. I went to the ballet 3 times in this last week alone...because I take performing arts that seriously. Don't ask how many more shows I have lined up right now. I also dance.
Now first, my lovelies, let's snicker at the cover.
That looks like a dank, damp high school locker room out of the 60's. I've never seen a changing area with lockers like that in a ballet studio. Nope. It's more common to have little cubbies, or to just toss all your stuff in your back and toss it in the lobby or somewhere. You shouldn't need full-size lockers for your dance stuff. Also Dawn is in the changing room? No. Wouldn't happen. No one can go into changing areas but the dancers. Even parents have to wait elsewhere, at least at truly serious dance schools, unless you've got a kid who is five, maybe six. Otherwise the dancers are expected to be responsible for themselves. If you want your kid to have the responsibility of going on stage to a performance people pay to see, your kid needs to be able to take off their own pants.
The girls, at least, look right.
But get a load of that hook. Someone, or someTHING...dun dun DUUUUUN! (I should be behind a cut already so I could use that dramatic look rodent) is out to get Jessi!
( If I loved you enough, I"d cut this book and save you the suffering.Collapse )
Well, I wanted to finish, but I think this is enough for tonight. Cookies for you if you read all of this. Sorry for being such a ballet geek.