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So am I the only one?
« on: July 25, 2013, 08:41:32 AM »

I really don't care if the books get turned into a movie because its gonna bring kn people that aren't going to be true fans.
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Re: So am I the only one?
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2013, 09:29:14 AM »

So how are they not fans? Because they became interested in Scott's books only after they heard about it through the movie? I know where you're coming from, but it doesn't mean every new fan will be 'fake'. And if the formers have this attitude, then the forum will be a really awful place for any fan to explore.
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Re: So am I the only one?
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2013, 12:33:27 PM »

Its just what's happened with Twilight and Hunger Games. The whole thing with they read the book to say it. Yea its amazimg for Scott and he deserves it but then they watch they watch the movie and are bigger fans of the movies than the books. They know the actors and not the author.  And they never get the true message of the book. Like Tally and the indifference I'm who She want to be and her demons inside her for what she's done. Or that Katniss volunteered to save the one person thay was her world. That's why.
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Re: So am I the only one?
« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2013, 04:29:56 PM »

I see your point is they won't have an indepth analysis of the character if they watched the movie but didn't read the book.
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Re: So am I the only one?
« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2013, 04:34:51 PM »

Seems really elitist to me. If people are really worried about getting a bunch of 'untrue fans' who haven't studied the books left to right, then maybe (if the time ever comes), we could ask Scott to have a separate board created for the movie. So people who've only seen the movie would have a place to discuss it, and if it seriously bothered a person they could just stay away from that board?
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Re: So am I the only one?
« Reply #5 on: July 25, 2013, 04:49:01 PM »

Very true Rai, but if they wanna talk about the book where could they put it if they stay away from  the board. I could care less about it really I rarely come on, I do beilieve in giving them a chance.
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Re: So am I the only one?
« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2013, 03:01:43 AM »

I've been wanting a movie since I read the books in 7th grade -- the ideas inside Uglies are amazing and deserve to be seen even it it is by people who only see the movie -- at least that means they were exposed to the Uglies world.

No one around me read Harry Potter when I was growing up and I saw the first movie at summer camp on a rainy night, I never would have known what it was without the movies, and I genuinely enjoy the Harry Potter world.I haven't read the books and I am sure they are fantastic but as I've already seen the movies and the books are so massive in size I just haven't gotten around to reading a story that I already know pretty well. I still consider myself a fan, and I still geek out when I see Harry Potter stuff at the store or in random places. I make Harry Potter references when I can and squee over myself being so clever. I am a fan, I've just never read the books as I wasn't aware of them until after I'd already seen the movie.
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Re: So am I the only one?
« Reply #7 on: July 30, 2013, 03:08:50 AM »

Seems really elitist to me. If people are really worried about getting a bunch of 'untrue fans' who haven't studied the books left to right, then maybe (if the time ever comes), we could ask Scott to have a separate board created for the movie. So people who've only seen the movie would have a place to discuss it, and if it seriously bothered a person they could just stay away from that board?
That's a great idea! I just hope very much that people don't see the movie, not read any of Scott's books, and call themselves a Westerfan... Or that anyone expects me to remember the actors...

I've been wanting a movie since I read the books in 7th grade -- the ideas inside Uglies are amazing and deserve to be seen even it it is by people who only see the movie -- at least that means they were exposed to the Uglies world.

No one around me read Harry Potter when I was growing up and I saw the first movie at summer camp on a rainy night, I never would have known what it was without the movies, and I genuinely enjoy the Harry Potter world.I haven't read the books and I am sure they are fantastic but as I've already seen the movies and the books are so massive in size I just haven't gotten around to reading a story that I already know pretty well. I still consider myself a fan, and I still geek out when I see Harry Potter stuff at the store or in random places. I make Harry Potter references when I can and squee over myself being so clever. I am a fan, I've just never read the books as I wasn't aware of them until after I'd already seen the movie.
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Re: So am I the only one?
« Reply #8 on: July 30, 2013, 03:16:54 AM »

Maybe someday -- after my pile of books I haven't read yet that I already bought get read.
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Re: So am I the only one?
« Reply #9 on: July 30, 2013, 06:26:18 AM »

I'll be honest; I'll take ANY fan of the series, "fake" or not. Because I am DAMN TIRED of mentioning it in conversations with people and getting blank looks. If the movie comes out (a pretty goddamn big IF) then we'll have more people who know it and we might actually get more people on here.
That, and those of us who have been fans for a while will, like the HP, Twilight, and Hunger Games fandoms before us, get the satisfaction of standing back and saying "I was part of that before it was sweet."
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Re: So am I the only one?
« Reply #10 on: July 30, 2013, 06:39:50 AM »

I got to say that with Hunger Games! So there. Now I'll have another.
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Re: So am I the only one?
« Reply #11 on: July 30, 2013, 06:41:11 AM »

And I got to say it with Harry Potter. Oh, and Diary of a Wimpy Kid.
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Re: So am I the only one?
« Reply #12 on: July 30, 2013, 06:45:24 AM »

Really? Cool. I, unfortunately, was born too late to get a chance to say that with HP.
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Re: So am I the only one?
« Reply #13 on: July 30, 2013, 07:06:37 AM »

Yay for being 21.
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Re: So am I the only one?
« Reply #14 on: July 31, 2013, 12:20:27 PM »

I got to do that with HG and now TMI and soon Divergent... and yea we will always have that satisfaction to know that we like it before it was cool. And I love that feeling. I'm just happy that the love triangle doesn't come till later in book 2.
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