8/12/19

Baby You're SO Classic // It's So Classic Blog Party


Rebellious Writing turned two and as a celebration, we're doing this fun little party and I hope you'll join in on the fun. <3

The title makes me think of the song Classic by MKTO so excuse the references.

Anyways, here's the cute little graphic for this party:


HEY! Where's the drum? 


R u l e s: 

1. Link your post to Rebellious Writing (www.rebelliouswriting.com)
2. Answer the questions
3. Tag at least 5 bloggers.


What is one classic that hasn’t been made into a movie yet, but really needs to?

Out of a Silent Planet for sure! Imagine how cool a movie would be!!

What draws you to classics?

I've found that most classics are way cleaner and beautifully written than books that are being published in the general market today. The themes are deeper and they didn't dumb their books down for a target audience.  

What is an underrated classic?


No one seems to talk about this one but ACK!! IT'S SO GOOD. <3 <3 <3 

What is one classic that you didn’t expect to love, but ended up loving anyway?


I had to read this two years ago for English and I didn't expect to fall in love with the dry and raw writing but I did. The story is so real and the themes are vivid. 

What is your most favorite and least favorite classics?


L.M. Montgomery's works or Austen's are my favorites.
But I never was able to get into Tolkien's Gwain and the Green Knight.

What is your favorite character from a classic? 


ANNE!!! I relate to her so much. <3 
I also love Frodo from LOTR. 

What’s a popular classic that you felt wasn’t actually that great?

....it was just..... so........ boring. There. I said it. 

Who is your favorite classic author?

So hard to choose!! But I have to say my top two are C.S. Lewis and Tolkien. 


In your opinion, what makes a classic a classic?

~ they don't make you like they used to
You're never going out of style~

J.k. J.k. 

I think what makes a classic is that they represent the best of the best. Let's be honest, no one is ever going to point to Twilight or even The Hunger Games as classics, no esteemed literature classes will ever analyze them. Why? Because they're empty. 

Why are classics considered classics?

Because they stood for something, they meant something. Jane Austen laughs at society in all of her works. Charles Dickens points out what makes us as humans inhumane and dark and reminds us of the need for kindness. L.M. Montgomery speaks of youth and love. Tolkien cures our need for fellowship, purpose, and adventure. And C.S. Lewis takes us back to the magic of childhood.

What do most current YA books offer?

The petty, shallowness of highschool. The unrealistic love triangles. Unlikable characters that  are empty. 

Relating to newer books, what attributes does a book need to have in order to be worthy of the title “classic”?

They need to be real. They need to stand for something. They need a purpose beyond making money. They need to be moving enough to open our eyes on something important just like To Kill a Mockingbird showcased the injustice suffered by people of color. '

They need darkness and light and everything in between, but most importantly, they need hope and love.


Sorry! I can go off at times. :P
I tag.....





and


What are some of your favorite classics? 


43 comments:

  1. I loved Black Beauty. :-) Well written with great characters. The entire story was just GREAT. What else can I say? It was the best classic ever.
    ~Elate

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    1. Black Beauty is a good story! Great choice :)

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  2. Oooh, this is awesome tag and thank you for tagging me for it. :)(Though I think I should tell you that the link does not lead to my blog, but in fact to Lisa's)
    I love classics. :D Oooh, and I agree Anne is such a relatable character, and so is Frodo. (Though both in two different ways.) And I love Charle Dickens' writings they are so amazing.
    -Quinley

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    1. (Thank you by the way for fixing the link. :D )

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    2. Oops, fixed it! And no problem :)

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    3. :) Also I just wanted to say, I loved reading your answers. :D
      -Quinley

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  3. I love your definitions of a classic! New books can be so pointless, I love it when I can find deeper messages. I really need to read some of these. Anne and Frodo are so awesome!!! <3

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    1. Thank you. <3 Yes, you do!! And they are. <3 <3

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  4. FUNNN. Thanks for the tag!! I adore classics tbh.

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  5. Ok this is an awesome post! Congrats! But in 2nd to last picture you had the Hunger Games and the Divergent books Ik this is random but I LOVE them all so much!! I've read Hunger Games and I'm finishing Allegiant! Then I'm going to read Four... Have you read all of them?

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    1. Thank you. :)
      And yes, they are fun. I've read all of them and had a blast :D

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  6. Ahhhh this tag is amazing!! :D Very fun, and yes I agree on modern lit. It's just...incomparable to classical stuff. I'm getting ready to dive back into my classical literature stack, and I'm hyped for a re-read of Wuthering Heights.

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    1. It is, isn't it? Feel free to do it. :D
      Ooh, enjoy. <3

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  7. Great post! I like L.M. Montgomery and I loved Anne from her book, too! :D
    Btw, I nominated you for a tag! <3
    https://love-english-by-ann.blogspot.com/2019/08/3-days-3-quotes-tag-3rd-day.html

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    1. I like her too along with her characters. <3
      And thanks for tagging me!

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  8. "They need darkness and light and everything in between, but most importantly, they need hope and love." << ahh I love this so much. You don't need to apologize, Gray, your words are beautiful!!

    This tag sounds so fun! I loved reading your answers. <3 <3 <3

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    1. Thanks, Ash. <3 <3

      Feel free to participate! And thank you. <3

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  9. The Witch of Blackbird Pond!! SUCH A GREAT BOOK. Also everything else you said was TRUTH.

    ~Ceci

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  10. Love your answers! I used to tell people that Witch of Black Bird Pond was my favorite book ;) That author is just amazing over all ;D

    MB: keturahskorner.blogspot.com
    PB: thegirlwhodoesntexist.com

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  11. Oohhh 'The Witch of Blackbird Pond'!!! I *LOVED* that one!! <333
    And I love all your answers about what makes a classic a classic.
    As for 'Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea' - I've never read it... but one day I will! (Hopefully!)
    Aand 'Uncle Tom's Cabin' was such a good book!! I read it years ago, but seriously I fell in love with it! (what a tear-jerker though).

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    1. YES!!! Spear is such a talented writer.

      Thank you. <3
      I hope you enjoy it more than I did, haha.
      Oh, yes!! I cried so much towards the end of that book.

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  12. OHHHH CLASSICS!!!! I loved The Witch of Blackbird Pond so much growing up! My own personal faves in the classic world were always...Jane Eyre, A Tale of Two Cities, and Sherlock Holmes...

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    1. Yes! I love them so. <3 <3 <3 Ooh, those three are amazing. <3

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  13. This was such a fun post to read! I'm always intending to read more classics, but almost never actually get around to it, lol. My favorite classic books are Jane Eyre, To Kill a Mockingbird, Uncle Tom's Cabin, and Sherlock Holmes. The Witch of Blackbird Pond was good, I remember it vaguely from when I was younger but don't actually remember it, haha!

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  14. CONGRATS ON YOUR BLOGOVERSARY!!!

    And I LOVE all your pictures!!! C.S. Lewis and Tolkien's books are some of the best ever. <33

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    1. Thanks, I'm so proud of RW!

      Yesss for sure <3 <3

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  15. This tag is SOOO cool!! I was just thinking the other day how it would be so hard to write something like Jane Austin or other classics because they are just so deep and sparkling...which is so missing in today's literature.

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    1. You should participate! I know you read a lot of classics :D

      And that's so sad but so true. :/

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  16. Nice post! I have a lot of favourite books which are classics.

    Have a nice day, https://matiime.blogspot.com

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  17. Love your answers! Thanks for tagging me! I will try to get it done soon. :)

    astorydetective.blogspot.com

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  18. ANNE SHIRLEY *heart eyes* I literally made my sister re-watch the second movie with me for the 5th time the other night. I adore her so much it physically hurts how many feelings those movies and books give me. And dude, I literally binge read any Jane Austen books when I just feel like being entertained with painfully hilarious frivolity. Never gets old.

    Awesome post! Love love all your pictures.

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    1. YAS! I love the books and the movies so. <33
      Jane Austen is amazing, she honestly doesn't ever grow old.

      Thank you!

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  19. Yes! I love the Witch of Blackbird Pond! That is definitely an underrated book! It was so beautiful.....and that ending is PERFECTION! Tolkien and C.S. Lewis truly are amazing authors! They weave tales that are just so intricate and fascinating! Great post!!

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  20. I want to read The Witch of Blackbird Pond. I thought it would be a good fall book.

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  21. I agree with you completely about what makes a classic. And I think that newer books can be considered classics if they have the right elements. Here is my post! https://tcl-bookreviews.com/2019/08/30/tcl-joins-the-2019-its-so-classic-blog-party/

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