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Teen blogging sensation Tavi explains what her fellow eighth graders think about her fame in the fashion world: "I don't know though, they're nice about it? The blog doesn't really matter to anyone, my outfits still get stares and in the spirit of being a good little pretentious alternative///kid, that's no problem to me. There's a misconception that I can get Jay-Z for the graduation dance (should probably clear that up before a That's So Raven episode occurs) (please tell me I'm not the only one that remembers the Boyz in Motion?) but otherwise middle school is middle school and as long as I have a lunch period and can create impractical things out of plexiglass for my Chopping Wood and Stuff class, s'all good." [Tavi]