Apocalyptic Movies & Books….

Okay so we know the drill. At some point in our life, the sun will either burn us all alive or robots (or apes) will take over, or the aliens will finally come and take over our planet. Either way we’re all gonna die.

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In the last couple of years with a lot of book adaptations becoming major film sellers, Post-apocalyptic movies have been a growing trend of top movies to watch, only secondly to Marvel movies and of course the staple murder movies. One of the greatest things about Post-apocalyptic movies is the fact that it could actually be real. No one actually knows how we as a people are going to meet our end. All we know is that it will eventually happen. Therefore, writers can let their imagination fly with what landscapes we might have, what those people living might be like. How would they live? Would there be monsters or would there be some crackpot conspiracy going on with the government towards the children of the future of that world (HINT: It’s always a conspiracy).
A lot of these books turned into movies shows governments planning some sort of conspiracy towards the children who supposedly the only hope of human kind.
Case # 1 :

Ender’s game is a perfect example of the government using children to better their lives. To make it clear I never read the book and seeing the movie, I probably never will. I don’t actually like these books which is probably the reason I never picked up one of these myself. There’s only one exception to this rule : Scott’s Westerfeld’s Uglies series. Which I will always love and re-read every three years (It’s like Star Wars, if you don’t re-read the dark side will win. I mean the Government).
Back to where I was actually going with this blog post.
I recently went to see Scorch Trials, the second installment to the Maze Runner (Trilogy? Is there three movies or four I wonder?) This movie, had everything I look for in Apocalypse movies. Danger? Check. A group of individuals trying to find freedom? Check. One crazy smart person who is the leader of said group? Check? Betrayal? Definitely.
And the best part. Surprise ending. When all hope is lost. One man stands apart to fight for his bro.
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Those are actually a direct quote from my sister, but it’s no less true. I love movies that afterwards make you question everything that just happened in the movie. My sister and I spent at least nearly forty-five minutes just discussing the film.  One of the best things a movie can do is make people talk. This definitely is one of the movies that will have people talking for a long time coming. Espeacially since I already want to see the third installment and I’m pretty sure they haven’t even written the movie adaptation of the book.

From Twilight to Beautiful Creatures ….

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For the past couple of years there has been a trend of YA (Young Adult) novels being turned into movies. If you are like me, an avid reader (and by avid I mean you re-read the books to death) books being turned into movies are both good (You know cause the characters come to life) but also bad(because you know the characters come to life).
I know that for me when I’m reading my favorite novels I imagine the characters in certain ways especially with how descriptive some authors can be in specific novels (Cassandra Clare, Veronica Roth I’m thinking of you). I’ve noticed that some novels that I really (REALLY, REALLY,REALLY) like, when they end up on the big screen sometimes the story that you have loved for years you suddenly realize may not have been that great to begin with.
Like for example the Twilight series movie edition completely ruined the book series for me. Mainly because of how the media get making fun of the main plot points of the book (and I may not have really agreed with some of the actors and actresses chosen to play my beloved characters). The Host was also one of my favorite books and when I first watched the movie I realized just how boring the actual story truly was.
I’m not actually saying that I think that of all movies that were once books. My major issues with certain books being turned into movies is that sometimes the story that we think are so great turns out not to be so great by the standards of people who have never heard this story. And sometimes in the portrayal of the book certain things get left out or major plot points are completely cast aside or destroyed on screen.
My major issues are with the twilight series and The Host both book series I loved before I saw it on screen. But I also have a slight issue with The Hunger Games Trilogy and also with The Mortal Instruments that was so destroyed that they were unable to actually write a screenplay for the second movie (City of Ashes). There is probably another series I’m forgetting, but one series that I loved on screen is the Divergent Trilogy that surprisingly kept most of the plot points on screen and in the second installment ‘Insurgent’ they were able to make a believable twist in one of the plot points to make more sense to moviegoers, and even to me who reread this series a hundred times, I was able to understand more of the story than I did before…
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 I also really liked Beautiful Creatures and The Maze Runner and Enders game but that might have to do with the fact that I never actually read those books at all…
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Jail Cell Writing Prompt.

It takes a strong person to admit when their wrong. It takes an even stronger person not to whine when they get imprisoned on someone else’s behalf. Which brings me to today’s predicament. I am Dorian Grey, not to be mistaken for the book character that went insane over his portrait. Even though like him I’m quite a charmer, I can say with complete clarity that I’m definitely not him.

“This is inhumane! Isn’t it a polite courtesty to offer me a phone call!” I said, my accent flowing through my words no doubt a cause of either my frustration or perhaps, the vast amount of alcohol that was currently flowing though my veins.

Hush, Hush and other Angel books that piss me off.



So, unless you have chosen to completely ignore reading altogether you will notice that the new trend in YA and TEEN books. Angels. Can you tell me how the hell we as readers (or writers) went from writing about the demons of the dark. To Angels, the denizens of heaven. How do you go from stories about the dark, to stories about fallen angels. And don’t get me started on the children of both Angels and Humans. The Nephilim. I guess I wouldn’t be so down on Angel books, if the endings didn’t piss me off so much. Hush Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick, for example, I thought was extremely well written except for the big gaps in the books where you were basically hitting your head on the desk. Or wall, whichever was near. Only because you had no idea what was actually going on. Until you did, and then you were throwing your book across the room going either one of two phrases ; “WHY WHY WHY?!” or “ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!”.




Don’t get me wrong, I love the whole idea of Fallen Angels, the ability to drag other Fallen Angels to hell and chain them up there, or Archangels that are real Jack*****.  The plot was brilliant, the way it went down. Not a big fan. Or about the ending. Which I am not going to write down here. Even though I did read the books at least over four times. Still not a big fan. But if it comes to a fight between the HUSH HUSH series, and the FALLEN series I will vote for HUSH HUSH all the way.





Now what can I say about Fallen that’s good? Not much. I didn’t care for the series. So much so that I didn’t even bother actually finishing my collection in my own bookshelf. I currently own Fallen, Torment, and Rapture. I didn’t even bother with the novella “Fallen in Love” . I am the kind of reader who very rarely will give up on a book series. Which is the main reason why I finished the book series to begin with. And when I finished reading Rupture. I really, wished I hadn’t taken the chance on reading it in the first place. OH MY GOD. The ending was completely unexpected, but at the same time the kind of ending where you put the book back on your shelf to let it collect dust and never look at it again. Which is why I probably will never read another Lauren Kate book. Even though I loved her characters, and the way she wrote the book. I just didn’t like the plot. AT ALL. 





Sorry Daniel but I would rather appreaciate the broody Vampires rather than the Angels who are always falling in love with mortals. You are dead dude. Leave the living alone. That’s all. :) 



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Clockwork Princess

The Clockwork Princess book trailer will premiere Thursday at 9 a.m. ET on Entertainment Weekly (EW.com).

Cassandra Clare shared the news on Twitter on Tuesday:


The trailer is being produced by Dirty Robber, the production company behind the previous Clockwork Prince and City of Lost Souls book trailers, and the girl on the Clockwork Princess cover will star as Tessa.

No word yet on exactly what time the trailer will debut, but stay tuned to TMIsource.com for details when they break.

Here’s what Clare toldEW.comabout Clockwork Princess in an interview last November:

It was really fun to write because it takes place all over England and Wales. I went to England and Wales and mapped out the routes the characters would take. Part of the reason I wanted to write The Infernal Devices is to have this huge love of the gothic romances of the Victorian era. I…

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Figment Writing Prompt – Dec. 19

Instructions for Decorating the Christmas tree !

Step One: Locate Last Years Christmas Tree (we are in a recession!)

Step Two: Grab tree by the metal part (the Stem) DO NOT ATTEMPT TO GRAB BY THE LEAVES.

Step three: Drag Tree all the way to the second floor (keep all swearing inside at all times)

*repeat this step two more times or until all parts of the tree are at the second floor location.*

Step Four : Realize that you have forgotten the stand for the tree. Go downstairs and retrieve it from the bottom of the box.

Step Five: Give yourself a pep talk. Ignore the disapproving looks from your parental units for talking to yourself (again)

Step Six: Start attaching the tree together.

Step Seven: Realize that the tree is on backwards. Put the tree in the proper order.

Step Eight: have parental unit or little adult tell you that the tree is still on backwards.

Step Nine: swear

Step Ten: spread out the leaves on the tree

Step Eleven: locate decorations from the basement.

Step Twelve: drag decorations upstairs along with the lights.

Step Thirteen: untangle the lights (you may need assistance from a parental unit)

Step fourteen: plug in the lights. Realize that the lights are no longer working.

Step Fifteen: go downstairs and look for more lights.

Step Sixteen: find two different lights. Argue with parental units over which lights to use.

Step Seventeen: lose the argument

Step Eighteen: watch parental units put lights on the tree.

Step Nineteen: put baubles on the tree.

Step Twenty: watch little adult rearrange baubles.

Take off the lights and admire tree.


Figment Writing Prompt : December 17

My hand clenched tighter and I lunged forward. This wasn’t over. Not by a long shot. My other hand fisted in his idiotic checkered hoodie that he wore, and I let my other fist fly. I heard the hard crunch of bone as his nose broke. Again. This time however he fought back, shoving me back towards the locker. I found myself ducking and heard his scream as his fist found purchase in the locker, making a sizeable dent in the metal. ‘Great. No doubt I would be blamed for that as well.’  I thought my annoyance rising as Cassie shoved her way through the crowd to put herself between the two of us. 

“Stop! You’re hurting him!” She said her eyes flashing. “Ergh!” I said throwing up my hands, nearly growling as Cassie turned around to see Liam’s injuries. “You always take his side.” I grumbled my annoyance getting the better of me. “That’s because you should know better.” Cassie said looking up at me. This time I did growl.