Ok, finally caught up, looked all through the gallery, wisted EVERY darn thing in here just about...
HOLY COW you guys are awesome. I'm just in awe!
Also, real quick, my 2c on Draco... he was very one dimensional, a whiny little shadow of his parents, but has he started to come into his own (HBP) he suddenly got very interesting! I'm with jennie on him being a bad guy, but it's because of his *own* choices at last, not just echoes of his upbringing. And his choices aren't ALL bad, either, which is what makes him interesting. I liked what you said, Jennie, about how she saves being a true monster for Voldemort, the rest are just flawed characters who made more bad choices than good.
I'm sending out tomorrow, I wish you luck in locating our tiny things, Pinkleo!
Ug, I'm so sorry I disappeared, guys! I had some issues with my Craftster account (I signed up ages ago and forgot, so blah blah, had to cancel the old one that I don't use anyway, but that required like 20 emails back and forth to sort out hah) so I wasn't getting any updates on the boards!
I had a bit of a set-back... I spent HOURS working on my first idea... and the whole thing fell apart in the final stages. Like... actually fell apart! But Thing Two is right on target to be sent out tomorrow, I'm finishing the last little bits now while I watch a little HBP.
I like the surprise too. My husband knew every detail of the new Star Trek movie when it came out, he'd read the script...all kinds of stuff. I enjoy experiencing it all for the first time in the theater. But then, I'm the weirdo who doesn't even look ahead at calendar pictures; I wait to be surprised each month, lol.
Oh my goodness, right on! I'm actually kind of grateful that the movies differ somewhat from the book, so I don't know exactly what to expect
I agree with you, throughthelooking! I loved Alice and that was about it. I also felt like she could have written a different story better. As it is, I only read the books because my sister forced me (not that she had to force me to read in general, but I was a bit put off by the fangirls) and I did devour them, but I never felt like any of the characters really came to life.
Oh man, thanks! I thought I was going to get ripped apart in here for saying that :0 I may still, but that's ok.
I think as a novice writer Ms. Meyer certainly had some good points, but got a bit too hung up on certain details (omg he's so shiny and pretty, I don't deserve him!) and forgot about the greater arc of truly Telling The Story. She created a really intriguing world, weaving together native american heritage, modern teenage life, and the eternal romantic fantasy of vampires. I just wish she had a little more guidance when it came to developing the plot, creating the dramatic tension and all that. ::le sigh::
I am also VERY glad I read the books after I saw the first movie. I'm not sure I would have kept reading if I didn't have Ashley Greene, Taylor Lautner, Jackson Rathbone, and the rest of them, as the embodiment of their characters already firmly planted in my head.
I'm kind of surprised no one is looking forward to the wedding yet. I'm curious about Zenophelius, the wizard weddings, and Hermoine's magic handbag....
And I can't wait to see the Lovegood's house!
I must say, those are the two things *I'm* most looking forward to seeing! I'm a bit of an odd duck, though. I'm of the opinion that trailers give away FAR too much these days (ex: in Ed Norton's Hulk, a lot of the movie kind of builds up to the first time you see him as hulk, which they had already given away in the ads months before) so if there's a movie coming up that I already KNOW that I want to see, I go into media blackout mode.
I want to be fully immersed the first time I see something like DH! I don't want to be thinking "gee, that's the outfit Harry wears when he _______, so that scene must be coming up!"
So, no spoiler hunting for this girl Just happy anticipation!
edited to add - looking about on the web, there's some fierce anti-twilight people out there! people can be rather vicious about a book they don't like, huh? i was shocked, but then, i'm quite naive! lol!
I have been brought over to the dark side by miss jennieingram, but I have to admit... it PAINS me to read the books. I think that these characters, these stories, could thrive in a world written by someone else, instead of just stumbling awkwardly and haltingly through this one.
I really do adore Alice, and the rest of the Cullens, and I sooooo want a little slice of Quileute life, but... ugh, it hurts some times. The characters are JUST well developed enough for you to truly feel for them as they're thrown into contrived situations and lumbering plotlines...
That said, I do love Twilight! Just... the more abstract concepts behind it, not the exact written word