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Postby Prince Blanche » Wed Oct 26, 2011 8:53 pm

Just wondering a little... any Scott Pilgrim fan around here? Anyone? owo
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Postby ShastaB24 » Wed Oct 26, 2011 9:02 pm

Now I'm very aware of your avatar (and its broadcasting that you like Scott Pilgrim) with its glare, like it's threatening me to like the comic. But I haven't read it (and want to do so before I see the movie).
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Postby MentalFloss » Wed Oct 26, 2011 9:33 pm

I have yet to see the TV show or read the comic, although I heard there are a lot of video gam references, and as you guys may have noticed by my threads... i'm all about reference jokes.
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Postby Danny_the_'Net » Wed Oct 26, 2011 9:44 pm

I've yet to watch the movie, but I do recall skimming the comic at a bookstore once (or maybe it was at the comics shop). Still, it looked pretty cool. I'll have to check it out again when I'm at the bookstore again :D.
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Postby Prince Blanche » Wed Oct 26, 2011 10:53 pm

ShastaB24 wrote:Now I'm very aware of your avatar (and its broadcasting that you like Scott Pilgrim) with its glare, like it's threatening me to like the comic. But I haven't read it (and want to do so before I see the movie).


This amuses me quite a bit, but no, I'm not threatening. I hope o3o

Eh, it's one of my favorite indie comics, and I recommend it to anyone who likes videogame references, geekery in general, romantic comedies, action and overall quirkiness ^^ And yeah, it's better to read the comic book first, in my opinion.

Admittedly I preferred the comic to the movie, but that's just my personal opinion owo
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Postby Danny_the_'Net » Thu Oct 27, 2011 7:18 am

Prince Blanche wrote:Admittedly I preferred the comic to the movie, but that's just my personal opinion owo


You know what they say, "The book is always better than the movie." (lol :P)
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Postby Prince Blanche » Thu Oct 27, 2011 5:06 pm

Danny_the_'Net wrote:
Prince Blanche wrote:Admittedly I preferred the comic to the movie, but that's just my personal opinion owo


You know what they say, "The book is always better than the movie." (lol :P)


Eh, I'm not really of that opinion (I try to hold them to different standards) and I did enjoy both BUT, well... I did prefer the book. Mostly because of the treatment given to the latter parts of the plot, and how the last fight is handled, and such...
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Postby ShastaB24 » Thu Oct 27, 2011 6:06 pm

The book is usually better than the movie, but there are exceptions, though it's a matter of taste. For instance, I've heard the Hannibal Lecter books are not very good, though the movies are quite loved. I thought Twilight was an okay movie (nothing to make me want to se the sequels, though), but I couldn't get past the first page of the book due to the insipid writing.

Still, I can remember when Jurassic Park came out, I insisted on reading the book first. I was 8, but I reveled in an intricate story about not just horror, but chaos theory and genetics. The movie removed the most interesting aspects (chaos theory gets only a passing mention, a rudmentary explanation). While it was still good, it still solidified in my mind the mentality that I needed to always read the book first if I could. This was helpful for Harry Potter, Watchmen, Wanted (goodness, that movie was absolutely nothing like the comic, resulting in not just a different set of events, but a different message, which should be the core of what is kept), and others. But then again, I was one of the few people who liked The Lost World: Jurassic Park when t came out because I hadn't read the book before I saw it that time (still haven't read the book).

But Scott Pilgrim needs me to read the source first. Comics are a wonderful medium and I need to know the story in its original form before I experience it in another.
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Postby Danny_the_'Net » Thu Oct 27, 2011 6:12 pm

ShastaB24 wrote:The book is usually better than the movie, but there are exceptions, though it's a matter of taste. For instance, I've heard the Hannibal Lecter books are not very good, though the movies are quite loved. I thought Twilight was an okay movie (nothing to make me want to se the sequels, though), but I couldn't get past the first page of the book due to the insipid writing.

Still, I can remember when Jurassic Park came out, I insisted on reading the book first. I was 8, but I reveled in an intricate story about not just horror, but chaos theory and genetics. The movie removed the most interesting aspects (chaos theory gets only a passing mention, a rudmentary explanation). While it was still good, it still solidified in my mind the mentality that I needed to always read the book first if I could. This was helpful for Harry Potter, Watchmen, Wanted (goodness, that movie was absolutely nothing like the comic, resulting in not just a different set of events, but a different message, which should be the core of what is kept), and others. But then again, I was one of the few people who liked The Lost World: Jurassic Park when t came out because I hadn't read the book before I saw it that time (still haven't read the book).

But Scott Pilgrim needs me to read the source first. Comics are a wonderful medium and I need to know the story in its original form before I experience it in another.


All excellent points, especially the comparison between the books and movies for Jurassic Park. I took the time to read through "The Lost World: Jurassic Park" long after the movie had come out, and to be honest, I enjoyed it a lot more. There were a vast number of differences between it and the film that really made the difference, and a lot had been cut. Still, that was probably because of time constraints, the film's budget, and a myriad of other things that would've hindered putting all of the excess stuff in there.
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Postby Animal boy » Fri Oct 28, 2011 12:08 am

I got interested in Percy Jackson because of the movie trailers and so I read the book first and learned just how bad the movie was... well I didn't bother. I can't help comparing works to see how accurate they are and changes drive me crazy, though that's just me and my personal quirk
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