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Old September 19th, 2012 (08:01 PM).
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I wanted to read The Hunger Games after the hype got to me, about a month before the movie came out. I think that was the first fandom that I got into because of hype and all the good things people were saying about it. As for me? I liked The Hunger Games. I found it to be incredibly fascinating, because it plays on things that we enjoy watching today and where our society can go. I thought it was written well (not technically speaking; technically speaking, her writing is terrible) enough to let you truly immerse yourself in the world.
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Old September 20th, 2012 (02:15 AM).
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Has anyone here read the Mysterious Benedict Society?
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Old September 20th, 2012 (03:37 AM).
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so i was watching the movie "sin city"...i wish if i didn't watch it >.<
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Old September 20th, 2012 (04:19 AM).
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Why didn't you like Sin City? It is a bit of a weird film, but I didn't mind it.
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Old September 20th, 2012 (04:28 AM).
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I really enjoyed Sin City! I actually have it on DVD...but I have to say...the graphic novels are cooler :P
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Old September 20th, 2012 (04:51 AM).
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I like the style of Sin City.

Never could get into Hunger Games though, because my one and only fight-to-the-death love is Battle Royale. I love that book an excessive amount, so for me I would automatically have to compare the two and Hunger Games wouldn't come out favorably sooo I just didn't bother haha.
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Old September 20th, 2012 (04:57 AM).
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I wanted to read The Hunger Games after the hype got to me, about a month before the movie came out. I think that was the first fandom that I got into because of hype and all the good things people were saying about it. As for me? I liked The Hunger Games. I found it to be incredibly fascinating, because it plays on things that we enjoy watching today and where our society can go. I thought it was written well (not technically speaking; technically speaking, her writing is terrible) enough to let you truly immerse yourself in the world.
I'm a massive fan of The Huner Games series. I'm especially excited for the second movie to be released, since the second novel it was based around was my favourtie out of the trio of books. Aaah, I remember the days where I wouldn't stop talking about the concept of it all, I suppose my ethusiasm for it has died down a bit - which is probably natural - but it'll definitely be re-sparked when the new film is released. I've read all the novels, and they're very good, imo! A must for anyone! :D
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Old September 20th, 2012 (05:40 AM).
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I never actually read/saw the Hunger Games, but the idea sounds really interesting and all the fandom seems pretty justified based on what I've heard. I guess I'll give it a try soon :D
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Old September 20th, 2012 (05:57 AM).
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I read the Hunger Games series last year and I REALLY liked the first book. The second book was great too. By the time that I got to the third book...I was really tired of the story and I barely got through it. Over all though I'd definitely some solid YA SciFi.
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Old September 20th, 2012 (08:12 AM).
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Someone mentioned Ender's Game. Don't read Ender's Game. You'll feel conflicted and disappointed when you learn anything about the author.

I had trouble reading The Hunger Games. Well, I mean the sequels. Especially the last book which I didn't enjoy much at all. It had Last-Book-In-A-Series-Syndrome where the story has run out of steam (and other stuff which I'll avoid saying 'cuz of spoilers). Happened with Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings. Those last books aren't much fun to read.
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Old September 20th, 2012 (08:19 AM).
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Orson Scott Card's personal belief's are upsetting and disappointing, but It's not going to stop me from reading his books. I havn't noticed those views leaking into his novels so I'll still keep reading as long as he keeps writing. Hes approaching 10+ books in the Ender series now and they are all great.
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Old September 20th, 2012 (08:25 AM).
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I read the Hunger Games series last year and I REALLY liked the first book. The second book was great too. By the time that I got to the third book...I was really tired of the story and I barely got through it. Over all though I'd definitely some solid YA SciFi.
The second book was my favorite. Granted, I didn't read the third book yet, but I found the second book to be miles better than the first one.
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Old September 20th, 2012 (08:30 AM).
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The second book was my favorite. Granted, I didn't read the third book yet, but I found the second book to be miles better than the first one.
They're all great. I'm reading a prequel book right now called Earth Unaware and it takes place years before Ender is born during the First Formic War. Very good so far!
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Old September 20th, 2012 (10:19 AM).
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Never read Ender's Game. Im told it's very good though. I have read all three Hunger Games books, I really enjoyed the first and second one, but the third one, Mockingjay, not so much.
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Old September 20th, 2012 (10:26 AM).
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Sin City is another movie I need to watch that I haven't yet .__.
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Old September 20th, 2012 (10:36 AM).
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Sin City is another movie I need to watch that I haven't yet .__.
Sin city is the most awkward movie ever. It's great though ermahgerd lol. O,o
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Old September 20th, 2012 (11:13 AM).
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Sin City is pretty great, definitely worth a watch if you get time :3 Why "awkward" though? xD
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Old September 20th, 2012 (11:35 AM). Edited September 20th, 2012 by Thomas.
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Yeah I'm not really getting how it's awkward either...

It's a very stylized movie, so keep that in mind before you watch it. Its mostly all in black/white with hints of color which I thought was cool. Kind of a neo-noir.

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Old September 20th, 2012 (11:55 AM).
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I don't see how Sin City is awkward, either. XD; I didn't particularly like it myself. But awkward?
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Old September 20th, 2012 (12:06 PM).
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Anyway...

I've been re-watching the new Battlestar Galactica tv series lately...anyone else a fan?
Definitely in my top five favorite tv shows!
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Old September 20th, 2012 (12:12 PM).
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I used to watch it a long time ago. Don't really remember much about it. I only watched it because my brother was really into it. I was more into Stargate SG-1 at the time.
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Old September 20th, 2012 (12:48 PM).
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I like Stargate too, but not nearly as much as BSG. I've seen a lot of the episodes from earlier seasons from when SG1 aired on Showtime, but not really any from when it aired on The Sci-Fi Channel. I also watched a bit of Stargate Universe and really enjoyed that...it actually reminded me a bit of BSG!
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Old September 20th, 2012 (01:06 PM).
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Universe is pretty cool. Not nearly as good as SG-1, though. :O You're making me want to watch them again. -.- or BSG. I need to get into some kind of tv show.
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Old September 20th, 2012 (01:08 PM).
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BSG is one of those types of shows that just sucks you in right from the beginning. Go and watch the miniseries. Its about 2 and a half hours long and it will make you want to watch the entire thing.
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Old September 20th, 2012 (03:33 PM).
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I forgot to quote the post and I'm way too lazy to look it up, but re: Hunger Games movies... is anyone else going to be super annoyed if they split Mockingjay into two movies? It's like this huge trend with teen movies these days, and Hunger Games is such a big money maker, they know people will pay to see a two-parter. :/

Like Twilight, which I'm super excited for. *shot*

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