“When she fucked up, all those years ago, just a little girl terrified into paralysis, she collapsed into the enigma of herself. And that could have happened to me, but I saw where it led for her. So I still believe in the Great Perhaps, and I can believe in it in spite of having lost her.”—John Green Looking for alaska (via epicjohngreenquotes)
Not Cool! All these jerks who didn’t read the book and just decided to watch the movie and then eventually cried, like pretty much everyone else, are sending hate msgs to fishingboatproceeds (John Green) . I hate it. How dare them? So it’s like John Green is everyone’s Peter Van Houten now?! I know I should be happy since it seems more people are now finally recognizing his talent (God, he’s a genius!), but what’s with all the F word? Can’t they be a little nicer? :( Personally I haven’t seen the movie yet but I already expect that I’d be crying my eyes out since I did while reading the book. The good side about all these reactions means that John Green did a good job with the film as well. I guess I should be heading to the cinema now?.. :)
I am on vacation so did not see the reaction to some of my posts yesterday, or I would have responded sooner. As a heads up, I am going to return to vacation momentarily and won’t be back until Friday.
But I want to apologize for an earlier tumblr post in which I captioned Hazel and Gus’s…
R is Dead. Has been for maybe years or months, he can’t remember exactly. Died because of the Plague. He has no memories from his Living Days. Julie is alive. R was supposed to eat Julie. That’s just how it’s supposed to be, but he doesn’t. R did something that has never been done before.
He changed. He fell in love.
This is a new take on William Shakespeare’s classic Romeo and Juliet.
This book is surprisingly sweet! Isaac Marion created the unexpected hero in this Romance Novel, shelved as a YA Read, though for me I think it’s an Adult Inspiring Romantic Comedy about a Zombie who fell in love with a girl. It’s a comedy that has it’s own moments too. I only learned about this because of the Movie Trailer I happened to stumble upon in IMDB and my love for Teresa Palmer.
Though I thought the ending was a bit rushed, I admired Marion’s style of storytelling. Kudos to him on this first Novel. For someone who says he never went to College, he has a lot of brains to be able to construct such ideas and write with such flowery words.
I just loved how he created R, his thoughts that he can’t seem to put into words, which made this light read book somehow inspiring. A must read for Young and not so young adults.
I just visited the IMDB page for Percy Jackson and the Olympians: Sea of Monsters, and to be honest I am not that excited about it.
I don’t understand why they can’t make a film adaptation as grand and identical to the best selling novel as Harry Potter? Hollywood filmmakers love creating a movie out of a very popular book and they would always fall short in terms of the screenplay. Like what they did with Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games. Percy Jackson and the Olympians was no different. Both films were rushed that the major characters seem shallow and some stuff that made alot of sense in the book was made pointless and confusing in the movie. In the case of Percy Jackson, the story was changed big time, it was almost a crime, like what they did in Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. With the exception of Twilight and possibly soon, Fifty Shades of Grey. Twilight is such a crappy book, it was not beautifully written, and I personally think Stephanie Meyer should just stop writing because she lacks imagination and the skills, so making a shitty movie out it is fine with me. But The Hunger Games and Percy Jackson could’ve been better, if only they didn’t change and omitted a whole lot, to the point that it would make you walk out of the movie house halfway through like what my friend did when she saw Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter recently.
Now they suddenly thought of filming the second book of the great Riordan series ever, and make it somewhat more closely to the book. It is very odd and laughable. I wonder how it will turn out without Chris Columbus directing, and how will the story look like when they have a lot of explaining to do since they omitted Kronos, Clarisse, Dionysus, changed the actual look of the Camp and lots more. From Annabeth’s hair color to omitting the importance of the other Gods in the story up to Luke’s motivation on stealing the lightning bolt from Zeus.
I really don’t mind the age difference, though. An older Percy Jackson is fine, but do I hope they had kept Percy’s humble and kind personality (which is incomparable to J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter) and his Cyclops of a half brother, Tyson.
I can only imagine how confusing and messed up the screenplay’s going to be. Still, I plan on watching it when it comes out for the curiosity and fun of it.
Abraham Lincoln :Vampire Hunter Ch.XI Casualties Act IV
Henry: Abraham..do not give in to despair. Remember your mother-remember what she whispered with her dying breath…
Abraham: Do not try to manipulate me, Henry! And do not pretend to care that I suffer! You care only for your own gains! For your war! You know nothing of loss!
Henry: (rose to his feet) I have spent these three hundred years mourning a wife and child, Abraham! Mourning the life that was stolen from me; a thousand loves lost to time! You know nothing of the lengths I have gone to protect you! Nothing of that which I have suff—
Henry: (composed himself) ..No…it mustn’t be this way. We have come too far for this.
(No, Henry didn’t kiss Abe. (*__*) Damn shippers. LOL)
I can’t believe what I’m seeing when I watched it. I can’t seem to understand why the author of the book, Seth Grahame-Smith, decided that he had to change the storyline for the screenplay of the film version. He’d gone too far away from the book, I think. Still, with a good imagination, he was able to make another story out of it that is as interesting as the book, though it is more fictional, but with a little disappointment.
In the book, Seth artistically inserted all the Vampire stories to what really happened in Abraham Lincoln’s history, as a boy until he grows up as a Lawyer and the President of the United States, until his dying day. All the characters in the book, though some only played a small part, are important in defining Abe as a person and a Hunter. The events and characters gave an in depth explanation why he hated vampires.
While I strained my eyes with the 3D glasses, I keep on waiting for characters like Jack Armstrong and Anne Rutledge to come out, and wondering who the hell is Will Johnson? Where did Adam and Vadoma came from? While Henry seems more agile, he has a different stand regarding the war and slavery. The movie version has a totally different storyline.
In the book Henry urged Abe to run for office to support the war. No Adam or Vadoma. Jack Barts is not that hard to kill, he died with one swing of Abe’s ax when he was 16 and in fact his first vampire kill. Mary and Abe had 4 sons. Mary had suffered extreme depression from the death of their first son Eddie, in losing Willie, and witnessing Abe’s assassination was the last straw.
The film version may be as entertaining in a different kind of way, because of the overflowing gore and great 3D effects, but easier to understand for the simple minds. The cinematography and fight scenes were great, as expected from the Director, that would make TWILIGHT a cartoon show.
Though, I expected more from the story and was given loads of gore, blood squirting and galloping horses instead, I was a little disappointed. I probably expected a lot since the screenplay was written by the same person who wrote the book. But like what Suzanne Collins did in Hunger Games movie adaptation, the book was way better. They sort of killed the story of the book, actually I think Seth outdid Suzanne in killing their own book. By giving us a rushed less talk more violence screenplay, that will make the ones who haven’t read the book clueless and us who actually loved the book a wee bit disappointed.
The end scene in the film is interesting but I would’ve loved it if they did the same ending in the book. Whereas Abe became an immortal, not because Henry was lonely, but to continue what they had started. It’s not just about vampires. It’s about Abe’s dream, every man will be free. He was there in the crowd when Martin Luther King Jr was on the stage. Every man, regardless of color is free.
As a sucker for action films, yes I enjoyed the movie. However also as a reader, I can’t take out the fact that it is based on a novel that I read prior to watching the film, it would’ve have been far better if he stayed on the same story line as what he did in the book. I should’ve read it after seeing the movie, like I did with Percy Jackson, so as not to be disappointed. As for Seth as a writer, I still admire his talent in comedy and will still read his works. I might actually read his first best seller Pride and Prejudice And Zombies.
John Green Book Quotes are so witty and epic that I can’t help but share it. And also, try reading Harlan Coben’s attempt of witty-remarks/another-character-description-from-the-protagonists point of view, it’s half as funny as how John does it. Their witty wordplay are so inspiring and funny that it normally completes my day.
John Green: (quoted from Looking for Alaska)
"What the hell is that?" I laughed. "It’s my fox hat." "Your fox hat?" "Yeah, Pudge. My fox hat." "Why are you wearing your fox hat?" I asked. "Because no one can catch the motherfucking fox."
Harlan Coben: (quoted from One False Move)
"…When Myron looked at the reception desk-the place where Esperanza usually sat- he nearly jumped back. Big Cyndi sat silently watching him. She was far too big for the desk- far too big for the building, really- and the desk actually teetered on her knees. Her make up would be labeled ‘too garish’ by members of Kiss. Her hair was short and seaweed green. The T-Shirt she wore had the sleeves ripped off, revealing biceps the size of basketballs."
Having read 2 books by Harlan Coben, Myron Bolitar series, I often wondered if he’s gay. haha. Or is this just how he characterized Myron Bolitar, the good-looking-former-basketball-player-hunk-who-loves-to-make-funny-remarks-about-other-people’s-appearance kind of guy. But no. You will read the same remarks, subtly, on all his stand alone novels-minus Myron Bolitar, that is.
So, I just love to read these nerdy yet funny stuff from John Green and Harlan Coben. If you read atleast one of their books, who wouldn’t?
“What is an "instant" death anyway?….
What the hell is instant? Nothing is instant. Instant rice takes five minutes, instant pudding an hour. I doubt that an instant of blinding pain feels particularly instantaneous.”—John Green, Looking for Alaska