Let’s be honest here. Cliches make the world go round. Sometimes we can’t stand them, and sometimes we can’t get enough of them, but the surest truth is that we can’t get rid of them.
The thing about cliche ideas is that they are cliche for a reason. Continue reading
A Warning and Disclaimer:
There will be nothing gentle about this post. It will be a rant. I will say unkind things about these books. I will let my emotions commandeer the conversation. I (probably) won’t be rational. BUT THESE ARE MY FEELINGS. Continue reading
Greetings, chums. Today I am doing my very first link-up. I have never done one before because this blog is still a wee thing and is still gaining experience, so let’s hope I do this legally.
I am linking up with Cait@PaperFury and Sky @ further up and further in for Beautiful People and I am so proud of myself for having figured out how to do the links in the first half of this sentence that I am going to take a few moments to contemplate my profound skill Continue reading
Also worthy of note is that the word is obscureish, not obscurus, which has a slightly different meaning. Here we have an American obscurus: Continue reading
Greetings, chums. Today I will again tackle the subject of adaption.
As I have previously discussed, to adapt a story to another medium is an arduous and sometimes lethal task. There is a literal trial for the writers, directors, producers, actors, photo doubles, (what on earth is the photo double for?) etc.
But I also like to think of any kind of adaption, whether it be from book to movie, from movie to stage play, or from graphic novel to small stuffed penguin, as a metaphorical journey for the characters and worlds involved. Continue reading
Adapting to a new situation can be very difficult. It can be dangerous and uncomfortable. It can change you in ways that you didn’t want to be changed. When books are adapted into movies, they experience much turmoil. Unfortunately, some do not survive this arduous process. Continue reading
“I don’t know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve.” -Bilbo Baggins, The Fellowship of the Ring
I was abducted and consequently brainwashed by the hobbits when I was a wee child, so I suppose I am slightly biased. But who doesn’t love hobbits? (Aside from Sauron, Saruman, nasty orcses, Bill Ferny, and other evil creatures? Go back to the shadow Continue reading