The Geek Struggles


I would like to say I’m sorry about how I am posting this but I just can’t do it all on my phone. Those who read regularly and those who put up with this format I hope you enjoy. 🙂

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12 thoughts on “The Geek Struggles

  1. sj

    I was teary eyed as I read this. I’m so sorry that things have been so bad for a while, but THRILLED that they’re looking up. Please keep us posted when you can, and congratulations on the new job!

    (and thanks for the shout out ❤ )

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    1. g00dg33kranting Post author

      Thanks for putting up with the archaic formatting. I’ve missed chatting everyday. I’ve wanted to post and keep up but it’s been difficult. Also I only get like half of your post alerts in my email. 😦

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    2. g00dg33kranting Post author

      Btw, I’m rereading the Potter books. The first 2 were better than I remember however I hate how often she cops out on explaining things by saying, Harry didn’t remember how he… Whatever. I’ve seen it at least once a book, (I’m on 3) and that’s probably one of my biggest pet peeves in writing. I know, I’m referencing posts from weeks ago but it has been on my mind.
      Also have you seen the previews for Hunger Games? As excited as I am I’m so apprehensive just because of some of the people they have picked to play certain roles.
      Namely, Haymitch played by woody Harrelson. Not that I don’t like his acting but as Haymitch? I see Christopher Lloyd playing this mostly drunken man to a tee. What’s worse is in the previews woody doesn’t even sound or look drunk.
      But, I am still excited and when I sae the full preview in the theaters I still got a little choked up when she volunteers to take her sisters spot. Hopefully she will be that intense through the whole movie. :/

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      1. sj

        I haven’t been paying too much attention to the previews, mostly because I haven’t decided yet whether I’m going to watch it. I know, I know…but still.

        I saw today that Suzanne Collins said that she’d just seen the final version and viewed the books vs the movie as ” individual yet complementary pieces that enhance one another.” To me, that means I’ll walk out out angry. I hate knowing that ahead of time.

        I think it’s almost time for a Harry Potter re-read. I’ve been so stuck this year on only reading new books (most of which I’ve not cared for) that I haven’t done any re-reading at all. I especially want to read the last two again, and was considering just reading those. Dunno yet.

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        1. g00dg33kranting Post author

          Well, you may hate me but I actually like that comment from Suzanne that you mentioned. That is what I look for in a movie version of a book since unless a movie is 4+ hours long it just can’t do great books justice. So complimenting while not just trying to condense is what I look for. For instance, 1984 (ok, that one is mostly condensed but still great), Harry Potter 6 (my fav of the movies), and all Lord of the Rings. og, and hhg2g, (maybe I’m just a fan of Zooey.Deschanel)
          LOTR is the best example in my mind because while a few things were underdone (like everything entish) it was an amazing compliment to books that have lived in imaginations forever. Books that, I might add, heed their own accompaniment, see Silmarillion.
          But I have always tried to see movies as an interpretation rather than a moving version which has allowed me to enjoy done that others didn’t. Notable exceptions that I can think of that I didn’t really like would be needful things and Catch 22.
          While I’m at it, I just read my first Thursday novel. Unfortunately the only one I had was one of the newest ones, one of our thursdays is missing. I liked it a lot, but now I want to find e books of done of the earlier works. (yes I’m late to this party. I’ve been wanting to read them for awhile but haven’t gotten to.)
          I also started an ebook called the ultimate harry potter and philosophy. Have you seen these books? They have then on all sports of subjects though this is the only one currently on my device. It’s like the silmarillion, for me anyway, an interesting read but I slop around rather than read straight through. It has done interesting points in the parts I have read, especially on Snape. (i bring this up as I recall a post you mentioned you weren’t convinced snape was good. This lays out an interesting philosophical argument that I quite enjoyed but my hand if getting tired from swyping this comment in. :/)

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          1. sj

            4 is my least favourite. When it came out, I was like “wtf did I just read?” I know you like OotP, and the most I can say there is that it was better than GoF (thank goodness).

            Re: Fforde – I think it’s funny that you started with one of the recent Thursday Next books, but I’m glad you liked what you read. The series is really odd, but totally worth it. I adore his work. When you can, you’ll have to check out his newer series (only one book available so far), and let me know what you think. What I love about his stuff, is that it’s like two of my other favourite authors (PKD and DNA) wrote them together. Joy! Anyway, when you get a chance, check out Shades of Grey. Based on other things I know you love, I think you will be really into it.

            I really dislike the LotR movies. I keep meaning to do a post on what I hate, but I wanted to re-read the books first. The tl;dr is that I feel like they’re just glorified fanfiction. Really, there’s at least one post on my feelings on the matter, so I’ll save it for another time.

          2. g00dg33kranting Post author

            I do like OoP, but 6 is still my favorite. I mean – snape kills Dumbledore, Malfoy officially becomes a death eater, luke find out vader is his father. It ends on such a downer. That’s what life is, a series of down moments. Oh crap, Clerks came out.
            I have a fforde book called the last dragon slayer, is it any good?
            And yes, I loved the ‘odd’ ness of thursday. The plays on words and jabs at society was very heller-esque to me.
            I think I knew you didn’t like the lotr movies, or at least I had assumed as much. You are a snobby geek after all. I mean, you aren’t allowed to like them. 😛 just kidding of course, I’m sure you know by now I respect your opinion and like that we can differ without hating each other.

            Lastly, I don’t know if I’ve mentioned it before, have you read Lathe of Heaven, by Leguinn? It’s a negative utopian novel (ok, actually I recall it being really short, do novel isn’t right) that I THINK you would like.

          3. sj

            [sigh] I had a full response typed out and accidentally deleted it. >.<

            Last Dragonslayer is on my 'read next, already own' list, I think I will read that when I'm done with the How to Train Your Dragon books. I’d been putting it off because I can’t imagine Fforde writing for a younger audience, but I think I might be ready for it.

            I have not read that Le Guin book, but it’s on my TBR list now. 🙂

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