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#41 Athena

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Posted 02 August 2014 - 09:18 AM

Hopefully, they can do a better job than they did with Divergent (the movie).


I haven't seen it yet but believe it's out in Blu-ray soon so then I can watch it. So I can't comment on the film, but I hope they do a good job with Insurgent regardless.

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Posted 02 August 2014 - 05:03 PM

I haven't seen it yet but believe it's out in Blu-ray soon so then I can watch it. So I can't comment on the film, but I hope they do a good job with Insurgent regardless.

Both my mom and a family friend liked it, without reading the book, so...  I think I just knew too much of Tris' motives and her mind after reading Divergent to like the movie.  There is so much internal stuff in her character that a movie can't capture!



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Posted 02 August 2014 - 05:09 PM

I've just finished watching the film - yes, there are some changes, and things missing, which I think usually happens - but I think it made for a good film. I've learnt over to time to appreciate a book and film as different entities. :)



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Posted 02 August 2014 - 06:10 PM

 I've learnt over to time to appreciate a book and film as different entities. :)

It's hard after Hunger games, but I'm trying  lol  I've decided to watch The Maze Runner before I see it, just based on my experience with Divergent (the book and movie)!



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Posted 03 August 2014 - 04:43 AM

I've decided to watch The Maze Runner before I see it


I'm not sure what you mean. Do you mean you want to watch The Maze Runner before seeing Divergent or do you mean watching the film before reading the book, or reading the book before seeing the film? :blush2:.

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Posted 03 August 2014 - 11:57 PM

I'm not sure what you mean. Do you mean you want to watch The Maze Runner before seeing Divergent or do you mean watching the film before reading the book, or reading the book before seeing the film? :blush2:.

That was the worst English ever.  So Sorry :blush2:  :blush2: Most of the time, posters with English not as a native language, convey their meanings and write better than I do.  :blush2:  I meant, because of reading Divergent before seeing the movie, I knew so much more of the inner stuff, it made the movie insufficient in my mind.  So, I think I am going to watch the movie to The Maze Runner before I read it, so I won't be as disappointed as I was in Divergent.

*sigh*  I'm just getting nervous over going back to school.  I've become manic about my English, over correcting myself, putting myself down, etc.  The 13th is going to be a BIG manic day.


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Posted 04 August 2014 - 01:42 AM

I just started The Transfer again, just a few pages in.  But now I think I might stop, read Divergent again and then read all of Four.  I may do this next, after 12 Years...

I dunno, I guess I'm in the minority, didn't mind the end, but I did mind how it was written and handled.  I also liked Insurgent and Allegiant, Allegiant not as much, but it was an easy 3/5, definitely.  Both Divergent and Insurgent are equal in my mind and I can't wait for Insurgent (the movie).  Hopefully, they can do a better job than they did with Divergent (the movie).

I agree I don't mind how it ended, I do have some gripes with it though. 

 

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Posted 04 August 2014 - 02:43 AM

Darn!  I can never do that Spoiler thing and my response could be a spoiler.  Anyway, I agree about the end, but I usually am willing to suspend my disbelief so I bought it :P



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Posted 04 August 2014 - 06:16 AM

That was the worst English ever.  So Sorry :blush2:  :blush2: Most of the time, posters with English not as a native language, convey their meanings and write better than I do.  :blush2:  I meant, because of reading Divergent before seeing the movie, I knew so much more of the inner stuff, it made the movie insufficient in my mind.  So, I think I am going to watch the movie to The Maze Runner before I read it, so I won't be as disappointed as I was in Divergent.
*sigh*  I'm just getting nervous over going back to school.  I've become manic about my English, over correcting myself, putting myself down, etc.  The 13th is going to be a BIG manic day.


Ah :)! Don't worry, I think it's just a matter of your brain messing up a little. I get this a lot too. I always thought it was normal :shrug:.
 

Darn! I can never do that Spoiler thing and my response could be a spoiler. Anyway, I agree about the end, but I usually am willing to suspend my disbelief so I bought it :P


You make spoiler tags by typing [ spoiler ]Your Spoiler here[ / spoiler ] without spaces between the [ ]. If you enable BBmove (press the light switch at the top left of the post, and have quoted someone who used the tags, you should be able to see it.

(test spoiler:)
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Posted 04 August 2014 - 07:04 PM

Darn!  I can never do that Spoiler thing and my response could be a spoiler.  Anyway, I agree about the end, but I usually am willing to suspend my disbelief so I bought it :P

The way I always do it is hit the picture looking thing at the top left corner and choose spoiler and it has you type your spoiler inside then you press ok and there it is  :D



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Posted 04 August 2014 - 08:01 PM

The way I always do it is hit the picture looking thing at the top left corner and choose spoiler and it has you type your spoiler inside then you press ok and there it is  :D

oh my that sounds easy...

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Posted 04 August 2014 - 08:02 PM

:exc:  :exc:  :exc:



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Posted 05 August 2014 - 04:56 AM

The way I always do it is hit the picture looking thing at the top left corner and choose spoiler and it has you type your spoiler inside then you press ok and there it is  :D


I never knew that! I don't use the graphic mode myself, but it'd be good to know when someone asks, thanks :).

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Posted 20 August 2014 - 07:18 AM

Has anyone read Four? (or the short stories individually)

I'm waiting for the paperback release but am hearing mixed things. Some people really like the book / short stories, others not so much.

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Posted 20 August 2014 - 02:38 PM

I've read Free Four and The Initiate.  I am mixed as well on them.  Free Four was super short and is include in the paperback (I believe), it is his account of the knife throwing scene.  The Initiate I gave 2/5 or 3/5.  That being said, I'd read them, just out of curiosity.  I'm thinking for a read-a-thon, as they are all pretty short.



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Posted 20 August 2014 - 03:09 PM

I think they would make great read-a-thon material :). I looked it up and the paperback isn't out until July next year (according to Amazon.co.uk), I'm tempted to buy the stories on the Kindle since it's almost a year wait but I don't know.. I'm going to think about it.

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Posted 24 August 2014 - 03:46 PM

I think they would make great read-a-thon material :). I looked it up and the paperback isn't out until July next year (according to Amazon.co.uk), I'm tempted to buy the stories on the Kindle since it's almost a year wait but I don't know.. I'm going to think about it.

 

I think they would be perfect for read-a-thon. I blew through the book. I didn't think they were the best writing, but I liked that I got to read more of the story, because I loved the series. After reading it, I wish I would've just borrowed it instead of buying it. It was "meh" 



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Posted 25 August 2014 - 06:22 AM

I think they would be perfect for read-a-thon. I blew through the book. I didn't think they were the best writing, but I liked that I got to read more of the story, because I loved the series. After reading it, I wish I would've just borrowed it instead of buying it. It was "meh"


That's a shame :(.

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Posted 27 August 2014 - 07:24 AM

Yesterday we watched Divergent. I enjoyed it :). I had a few issues with the film, but for the most part I really enjoyed it and thought it was pretty good. It reminded me of how much I love the books.



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Posted 18 November 2014 - 12:46 AM

A trailer is out for Insurgent :wink: You've got to be kidding me.

https://screen.yahoo...-092910175.html






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