TCWT Blog Chain Post: June 2014

Hey! So, the blog chain is back again this month! This month’s prompt is: What are your thoughts on movie-to-book adaptations? Would you one day want your book to be made into a movie, or probably not?

This is a really interesting topic, one that I’ve thought about many times, probably because of all the crappy adaptations I’ve seen. Let me start with the absolute worst movie-to-book adaptation ever: the Percy Jackson and the Olympians movies.

First of all, can I just say that they’re supposed to be 12 years old, not 16. Now, that might be easier to overcome if the whole freaking plot wasn’t about Percy turning 16! I mean, c’mon now. When he turns 16, the prophesy is fulfilled. How the hell is that possible if he’s already 16 in the first movie?!

Sorry. Kinda lost it there. Anyways, another movie-to-book adaptation that irks me is the Harry Potter series. And not because of the main plots, but because he had blue eyes in the movie. Like, really guys, you couldn’t have given Daniel Radcliffe color contacts? I literally yell at the TV “NO HE DOESN’T!” anytime the Harry Potter movies are on and someone says, “Oh, Harry, you have your mother’s eyes,” (seriously, ask my mom- it annoys the hell out of her, and has earned me some groundings before).

Don’t even get me started on A Series of Unfortunate Events. First, can I ask why they would put three books into one movie when movies can never cover one full book? And it were really inaccurate. Also, because of the whole three-books-one-movie thing, it missed a lot of things. No. Just, no.

Anyways, I’ve yet to find a movie that meets my expectations from the book. Although Harry Potter is fairly accurate with the storyline, I still can’t get past the whole blue-eyes thing. So, I really don’t think the book-to-movie adaptations are good. At all.

That being said, if someone wanted to make a movie out of my book, that would be the highlight of my life right there. Yes, I know I’m being a little hypocritical here, but I’m holding on to the delusional hope that my book-to-movie adaptation would be different than all the rest.

Plus, it’d be freaking awesome to see my book title on the theater preview signs.

I guess because it’s made into a movie, that would mean my book is a hit. It’s awesome by everyone else’s terms, not just my own. And that’s really an amazing thought.

Alright, I’m trying to figure out more to say, but I really can’t explain it better than that. Plus, I have to go work on my Dos quarter project. Bye!

-Sam

P.S. Sorry to those of you who are in a different time zone than me, and who waited for all of their day for this post. While I am getting this up at around 7 for my time zone, I’m sure there are some of you who are already into the early morning of June 8.

 

Participants In The Chain

Running Chapter 2 And Saving Mr. Banks

Hey. First, this is a scheduled post. I’m going to be doing homework all day today, and I like to post things in the middle of the day, so this post is going to be scheduled for 5:26 pm, EST. Now, let’s get started. Well, Running Chapter 2 is published on Wattpad. It can be found here. I just want to keep you updated on Running because I really like it. A lot. Anyway, on to the events of last night. Last night, Gabby called and asked me if I wanted to go see Saving Mr. Banks. I, of course, not one to pass up the opportunity to go see a movie or to go to the mall, said yes. My dad agreed to drive us there for 8:30 and pick us up at 11:20, since it started at 9:15, and it was two hours long (then add five minutes at the end for a bathroom break). We walked around the mall, and then, when it was 9:00, when the mall was closing, we retreated to the theater to buy our tickets and snacks and drinks. The movie was really good, but it started late, so we weren’t out until 11:40, so my dad was worrying and he called me towards the end of the movie, at 11:35 or something. I quickly whispered that we were fine but the movie ran late, then hung up. When the movie ended, we ran out to the car and I explained that the movie started late and that I tried to text him, but apparently didn’t press send, and that I was sorry for worrying him. He said it was fine, and we went home. And that was my night! It was fun. Alright, now I have to go to church. When I get home, I have to clean my whole room and finish my school work 😦 Bye!

-Sam

What I Got For Christmas

Hey. Okay, first, I should tell you, if you don’t like listening to other people’s gifts that they received, then stop reading, because I am going to go through literally everything that I got. I have my present pile (like that alliteration? 🙂 ) right next to me, ready to go through it and tell you everything I got. Well, here we go.

Christmas Eve Presents

I got presents from my aunt, my grandpa, and my great aunt and uncle on Christmas Eve. I got a beautiful bracelet from my grandpa. Maybe I’ll post a picture of it later. From my aunt, I received a Christmas ornament, as well as some make-up stuff, hair stuff, and nail stuff. From my great aunt and uncle, I received $20, plus a bunch of candy! Christmas Eve was fun.

Christmas Day Presents

Get comfy, because this is a long list. Okay, I’ll start with the stuff from my parents and Santa. I got a lot of shirts, which I was in desperate need of. I of course got a stocking full of candy and deodorant and blistex and a sock monkey and an iTunes gift card, along with other stuff. Oh, and Uncle put $50 in a card in my stocking. Now, back to the presents that were waiting under the tree. I got Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 for the PS3, another sock monkey, sock monkey slippers, Taken 2, Taylor Swift’s debut album, Pokemon X, Salt, a Webkinz (don’t know why, but I’m not complaining- I get a part of my childhood back!), as well as Sim City for the computer. I also got a blanket, a snowboard, an ornament, a calender, lotion, a snuggie, Zelda: A Link Between Worlds for the 3DS, gloves, a scarf, a hat, and a coffee cup with a $10 Dunkin Donuts gift card in it. I believe that’s the majority of it. Oh yeah, and my laptop that I’m using right now! Later, I received a $100 bill from my grandparents.

Yeah, it was a pretty awesome Christmas. How was yours? And I’m still keeping the posting streak! This is the 10th day, I believe? Alright, that’s it for now. Bye!

-Sam