Sunday, July 17, 2011

Things That Bugged Me About Deathly Hallows, Pt.2 (Movie)

Don't get me wrong....I loved it. Great spectacle, Dan Radcliffe was terrific, I cried. But:

  • Harry is still supposed to have his scar at the end. To change that was awful.
  • McGonagall never sent the Slytherins to the dungeon. No true Hogwarts teacher would do that. 
  • Harry didn't break the Elder Wand and pitch it over the (nonexistent) bridge. He put it back in Dumbledore's tomb.
Anything bug you?

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

List Me: Most Memorable Characters

So it's like 107 outside. Time to crank the AC, stay inside and read. Time for another list. Something about characters, I think. Not best-loved, not favorite exactly but characters who stick with you for some reason. And let's make this list good guys. We can do villains later.

My most memorable characters is Young Adult (YA) literature list (protagonists).....

In no special order...
  1. Ponyboy Curtis, The Outsiders
  2. Miles Halter, Looking For Alaska
  3. Anonymous, Go Ask Alice
  4. Bee, Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants Series
  5. Harry Potter, Harry Potter Series
  6. Meg Murry, A Wrinkle in Time
  7. Lyra Belacqua, His Dark Materials Series
  8. Matt Cruse, Airborn series
  9. Simon, Mortal Instruments Series (oooh, or Magnus Bane)
  10. Peeta Mellark, The Hunger Games series
  11. Kristina, Crank
  12. Kidd, I WIll Save You
Runners up: Darren from Cirque du Freak, Percy Jackson,Johnny Cade from The Outsiders, T.J. Jones from Whale Talk, Connor from Unwind.

I did not put Katniss Everdeen down. I sympathize with her and admire her but find her strangely sterile. That girl is emotionally broken. I like my characters to ooze pain and passion!