Some book moments that made me go “nope”

Hey people, how’s it going? I hope you’re all well and healthy. Today I bring you another list of things about me and this time is about books. The moments in books I read that made me want to close the book and throw it through the window like Bradley Cooper in Silver Linings Playbook.

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Admit it, if you’re a current reader, you felt identified with this scene. I know I did. This is not a post about moments that I didn’t like but more like moments that were too much to handle. let’s get into it.

WARNING: beware of the spoilers!

  • Jay Gatsby’s death/ The Great Gatsby

When I look back at this book I don’t feel sorry about his death, it’s not a book I became emotionally attached to but I will admit that when I first read it I was really frustrated for the reasons he died. I hate when bad things happen for stupid misunderstandings. To me, at 15/16 years old it was really unexpected, I think it was about the realism that this death provided. I was so used to happy endings and flowers and rainbows or idealistic futures like the one Gatsby had that his death was like if someone had thrown a glass of cold water at me.

  • Augustus Waters’ cancer / The Fault in Our Stars

That moment when everything is perfect and suddenly Augustus tells Hazel that his cancer was back and I wanted to literally throw the book through the window. I read this book pretty early so I had the good luck of not spoiling myself. Around when the movie was coming out it was impossible to enter to a social network without spoiling yourself that he was going to die, I mean, even the movie trailer made it really obvious. This is why Augustus death was a surprise to me. I mean, I knew someone was going to die I just expected it to be Hazel and not him.

  • Peeta’s hate towards Katniss / Mockingjay (The Hunger Games trilogy)

Peeta Mellark is one of my favorite characters from The Hunger Games so of course I suffered a lot when he was kidnapped and tortured. And just when he was back, relatively safe with Katniss who was coming around with her feelings, he went psycho and tried to kill her with his bare hands.

  • Finnick’s death / Mockingjay (The Hunger Games trilogy)

Finnick my ultimate hunger games favorite character had me so emotional, he got married with the woman he loved, Annie was pregnant and then boom, Finnick dead. His death was so fast and sudden that I had to go back and read it again because I was not sure those creatures actually killed him. Not to mention I didn’t even understand his death until I saw it on the movie, all I know is that with some few describing words this character was gone. I literally stopped reading the book for like 4 days in protest of what happened.

  • Snape killing Dumbledore / Harry Potter and The Half Blood Prince

Even if it was part of a secret Dumbledore and Snape had and that Dumbledore was going to die anyways I suffered a lot when he killed the guy. First of all because I was trying to like Snape and second of all because WHO KILLS DUMBLEDORE?!? HE IS SO MAJESTIC. YOU JUST DON’T KILL HIM. Besides, Dumbledore’s death was one of the few Harry Potter’s death I didn’t know it was going to happen when I started reading the books.

  • Cinder is actually the lost princess Selene / Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles)

Yeah this made me go all “Nope” but not for the reason you might be thinking. It’s because it was so obvious!!! From the moment a baby supposedly dead was mentioned I had the feeling we were talking about Cinder whose past was all blurry and mysterious. She was a cyborg girl and the baby was supposedly killed in a fire, coincidence? I think not. Then when Kay says he was looking for her I instantly knew it was Cinder. I mean who else could be the lost princess of the exact same age Cinder is?

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TV Show: The Get Down

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While the masses are out there getting their minds blown away with Stranger Things (which is understandable because it’s freaking good) many are sleeping on this brand new TV show Netflix put on its platform not so long ago.

When I saw it on Netflix I was not sure at all I wanted to watch it but because I’m a fan of Baz Luhrmann’s work I thought, Luhrmann + 70’s = definitely worth checking out. I did not regret it either. This show is amazing. The whole cast, the plot, the music, the characters. Everything on it screams A+

From what I can pick up from IMDB (because I’m terrible summing up) the show is set in a 70’s New York City, broken down and beaten up. It focuses on a group of teenagers from the Bronx as they go on everyday trying to achieve their dreams. These kids, with their lives, tell the story of how New York at the brink of bankruptcy gave birth to hip-hop and disco.

I’m not going to do a review, all I wanted to do is give a shout out to this amazing series and recommend you guys to watch it.

See  ya!

 

 

Take a chance more like take a break

♫ Take a Break, runaway with us for the summer let’s go upstate… ♫

Hello WordPress! Today I wanted to write about something that I hope people with social anxiety or anxiety can relate.

You might know the expression “Live your life to the fullest” or not but it’s really easy to recognise what it means and find other similar quotes.

Live your life to the fullest, you only live once, take a chance. People usually say this when they’re about to do something out of the ordinary or really crazy. I used to say it to myself a lot when I was young, I was going to live life like there was no tomorrow, I was going to take every chance I get to have fun and be adventurous.

Turns out is not really like that… at least not for me. There are people who can do it. One day they show up with a different hair color, they just go backpacking, they go out and have the most crazy nights, they live freely. I really envy those people because it makes me realize that even if I had every chance to do it, I wouldn’t.

It often happened to me that I had the chance of having a good time with friends and decided to step back because it was too much for me. So much nervousness, fear, anxiety… When people would say “come on, go out with us tonight” or “let’s go dancing”, “if you don’t do it you’re going to regret it”, “if you don’t do it now, you’re not going to be able to do it again.” all this phrases pressuring me to do something I knew I couldn’t. And some of them are not even crazy. With just “Let’s go dancing” I would start shaking my head telling them I didn’t feel like going out that night (or any other night ever)

I’m just not capable of doing stuff like that with normality. Some of us over think everything, every little action, movement, stare. I can’t just relax and take it easy. Maybe you know this. I know this, I live with it. But what I’m just recently trying to understand is that it’s okay. It’s totally fine.

So of course, you start to get to know your anxiety and what to do or not to do, when to push yourself and when not to. You start playing it safe which I think it’s super okay. But maybe you need a little help to get out of your bubble, you know? Watching everyone around you might make you want to try, even if you don’t know how to or you feel like you’re surely going to fail. So who better than friends who understand your anxiety and can help you through it?

This brings me to a conclusion. In my experience I often felt misunderstood because when I would say I didn’t want to go dancing or I didn’t want to go out, my friends would get mad at me thinking that I was doing this because I was lazy or because I didn’t want to see them. I can’t really blame them or be mad because I don’t think they would understand it either. They would see no logic to my problem, I think only people who go through the same are able to fully understand you.

The only way for them to support you and for you to take a chance would be if they knew what you’re going through and you would have that type of moral support and that security that if you don’t do what others do people won’t get mad at you or tell you that you waste your time or even life.

It always makes me wonder what it would be like to tell my friends about my anxiety issues. They obviously know about the panic attacks because I have had them around them but I would want them to know that is deeper than that. That it’s not about them, it’s about me and my inability to do things others can naturally do.

If something similar happens to you I would recommend to speak up about it with your close friends. Make  sure they know your limitations, when to push and when to not.

Rambling finished for today, I’ll leave you with some relatable buzzfeed joke 🙂


See ya!

10 Harry Potter Books/Movies differences that make you roll your eyes in frustration.

Hey! Since we’re entering september and that means Hogwarts is starting and letters are being delivered I figured out, why not go with the flow and write a post about Harry Potter? After all, I love talking about Harry Potter and I found some cool illustrations to go with so I decided to do Harry Potter differences that make you want to say “the books were better.”

  1. “Your mother’s eyes”

hp1 I totally get why this would be different though. Daniel Radcliffe was kind of allergic to the contact lenses. So I really don’t have any issue with this, I just wanted to show you guys the cool drawing.

 

2. Neville in general.  hp2

Neville is my favorite Harry Potter character (Well, I’m always between him and Lupin but I always say it’s him) His characterisation in the movies weren’t that bad. I mean, put him next to Ginny, he got it pretty good. Of course there were some things that I wish we could have seen but I’ll talk about it below.

3. Ginny Weasley. hp3

Oh man, Ginny’s characterisation was so bad! I always feel bad because people hate on movie Ginny and on Bonnie Wright saying that she didn’t do it right. In my opinion the ones to blame here are the director and scriptwriter. Either they didn’t read the books or they just forgot all about her and decided to create their own version of the character.

In the books she’s so funny, sassy, brilliant and brave while in the movies I always picture her as shy, silent and quiet. Where’s the Ginny that dated boys? The one who was fierce in quidditch and fun to be around?

3. Neville who?

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So because Neville is my favorite character this kinda bothered me, it was like completely erasing one of the things that made Neville important to the story. I don’t remember very much but I think they mentioned it once? Or not? I don’t know.

4. More erasing for Neville

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This one, in my opinion, is one of the worst. It was one of the reasons that made me love Neville and they completely ignore it?!

5. More of Dobby

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Dobby being employed at Hogwarts by Dumbledore was not a thing in the movies apparently. I think in the books his death has more meaning that in the movie were he just appears to die on the next minute, literally. If I hadn’t read the books I think I wouldn’t have cried. (I didn’t cry really but a lot of people did)

6. Hermione’s characterisation.

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The whole S.P.E.W thing gave a lot of characterisation to Hermione. I think I got to know her more and the kind of person she was for this. While in the books things like S.P.E.W or constantly doing homework and studying (or maybe being a little judgy) made Harry and Ron roll their eyes at her I think that in the movies she was shown as some kind of perfect Mary Sue.

7. Harry and the Half-Blood Prince mystery.

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I was never really that interested in this mystery because from the moment I grabbed this book I was 99% sure the Half-Blood Prince was Snape. In the movies they didn’t pay that much attention to it either.

8. THIS

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Everyone hates this, I hate this, my dog who can’t even read hates this probably. Dumbledore asked him CALMLY!!! I bet Richard Harris would have done it right.

9. Silver hand

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I don’t really have a comment for this, he.

10. Peeves

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Peeves was the type of character I would have love to see in the movies but wouldn’t complain if it wasn’t. What I mean is that he should have been but I understand why they didn’t put him. Ghosts in general were kind of forgotten in the movies. What about Nearly Headless Nick’s party the kids attended? It was really creepy and interesting to read about it and I think a scene would have been really cool.

So I think they’re a lot more. One can’t always expect a perfect adaptation and in general I think the Harry Potter one’s were pretty good (except the last one, not that one) Think about it, we could have had some distorted adaptation like The Scorch Trials, I would have cried. So I’m thankful.

Hope you enjoyed as much as I did writing it, see ya!