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Postby Darth Petra » Thu Nov 15, 2007 12:02 pm

Seriously. It can't be as good as the book. I'll go insane at every little difference...
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Postby mr_thebrain » Thu Nov 15, 2007 7:18 pm

lemme guess, you're one of those people that hated the lord of the rings movies because they didn't include every little thing from the books.

the fact of the matter is that no, it will not be as good as the book. that would be impossible. or that is to say that it won't be good for the same reasons. they are two different animals.

what's important to remember though is that while it won't be as good as the book, it doesn't mean it will be bad.
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Postby KennEnder » Thu Nov 15, 2007 7:51 pm

Almost certainly worse than the book. (How could it be BETTER?) But I agree with The Brain... that doesn't mean it would be BAD.
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Postby Mich » Fri Nov 16, 2007 1:55 am

mr_thebrain wrote:lemme guess, you're one of those people that hated the lord of the rings movies because they didn't include every little thing from the books.


But, but Tom Bombadil was such an important character to the plot!
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Postby Darth Petra » Fri Nov 16, 2007 8:52 am

mr_thebrain wrote:lemme guess, you're one of those people that hated the lord of the rings movies because they didn't include every little thing from the books.

the fact of the matter is that no, it will not be as good as the book. that would be impossible. or that is to say that it won't be good for the same reasons. they are two different animals.

what's important to remember though is that while it won't be as good as the book, it doesn't mean it will be bad.


I love LOTR, but I think Tom Bomadil SHOULD have been in it, and the barrow downs would have been awesome.
Ender's GAme is one of my favorite books ever. And I, being the obnoxious twit I am, must have PERFECTION in movies and books. Ugh, now I feel all...unclean. Excuse me while I trace a woodgrain line...
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Postby Boothby » Fri Nov 16, 2007 11:42 am

DP,

Don't worry. There are a few of us here who will not let it suck.

Heck! I gave myself chills this morning as I reviewed (in my mind) the opening sequence with the shuttle falling off the belly of the earth...
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Postby Darth Petra » Fri Nov 16, 2007 11:56 am

Boothby wrote:DP,

Don't worry. There are a few of us here who will not let it suck.

Heck! I gave myself chills this morning as I reviewed (in my mind) the opening sequence with the shuttle falling off the belly of the earth...

I don't trust/like Hollywood. I'm concerened about the acting too...I haven't seen too many good kid actors. The kid from the Sixth Sense was good, but he's no longer a kid....
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Postby Boothby » Fri Nov 16, 2007 5:00 pm

Well, if you can pull together about $150 million, I can make the movie for you, totally outside of the Hollywood machine.

Otherwise...
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Postby KennEnder » Fri Nov 16, 2007 5:57 pm

Gee, why can't we just post a bunch of YouTube hacks together, like "ENDER'S EPIC," synced to the book-on-tape narration? (legal reasons aside, of course.)
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Postby Darth Petra » Fri Nov 16, 2007 7:56 pm

Well, they BETTER not ruin Petra, as she rules, yo.
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Postby Jebus » Mon Nov 19, 2007 3:15 pm

Yes, though if they made her a little more feminine it would surely improve her. A softer, more caring Petra. Maybe they should have her be training as a nurse instead of military genius.

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Postby Darth Petra » Mon Nov 19, 2007 3:39 pm

Jebus wrote:Yes, though if they made her a little more feminine it would surely improve her. A softer, more caring Petra. Maybe they should have her be training as a nurse instead of military genius.


NOOOOOOOOOOOOO! NONONONONONONONONONONONONONONO!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'd have to KILL myself if that happened.
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Postby Eaquae Legit » Mon Nov 19, 2007 3:48 pm

Jebus wrote:Yes, though if they made her a little more feminine it would surely improve her. A softer, more caring Petra. Maybe they should have her be training as a nurse instead of military genius.

That sounds like an improvement to me...
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Postby Darth Petra » Mon Nov 19, 2007 4:00 pm

Eaquae Legit wrote:
Jebus wrote:Yes, though if they made her a little more feminine it would surely improve her. A softer, more caring Petra. Maybe they should have her be training as a nurse instead of military genius.

That sounds like an improvement to me...


No, it doesn't. The only way it could be worse is if they cast Hannah Montannah as Petra.
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Postby Jebus » Mon Nov 19, 2007 4:02 pm

Could they get Hannah Montannah? That would be perfect.

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Postby Darth Petra » Mon Nov 19, 2007 4:06 pm

Jebus wrote:Could they get Hannah Montannah? That would be perfect.

If they did, I'd have to murder them, then kill myself. Hannah is the anti-Petra, neh?
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Postby Jebus » Mon Nov 19, 2007 4:17 pm

Not Movie Petra, Movie Petra needs to be adapted to attract a wider audience. Someone needs to be the toy in the girls' Happy Meal boxes.

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Postby Darth Petra » Mon Nov 19, 2007 4:20 pm

Jebus wrote:Not Movie Petra, Movie Petra needs to be adapted to attract a wider audience. Someone needs to be the toy in the girls' Happy Meal boxes.


Ugh, you should have heard me when Aslan was a happymeal toy. If Ender's Game sinks low enough to be in a Happymeal, someone will die for it.
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Postby Jebus » Mon Nov 19, 2007 4:25 pm

You're not above idle threats, are you?

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Postby Darth Petra » Mon Nov 19, 2007 4:30 pm

Jebus wrote:You're not above idle threats, are you?


Who says they're idle?
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Postby Jebus » Mon Nov 19, 2007 4:35 pm

Em, I do, but only because they are. And let's face it, you've threatened to kill yourself twice by now if the movie adaption was to your disliking, so if anyone really believed you, you know that movie would be made already, and it would be made badly.

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Postby KennEnder » Mon Nov 19, 2007 4:41 pm

Well, holding OSC in such esteem as a writer, perhaps they're actually idol threats, since the threats are to kill the people responsible for such an adaption (in addition to suicide), and HE is writing the adaption, as far as I know.

okay, it's a bad pun, but I couldn't resist
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Postby Darth Petra » Wed Nov 21, 2007 12:02 pm

Jebus wrote:Em, I do, but only because they are. And let's face it, you've threatened to kill yourself twice by now if the movie adaption was to your disliking, so if anyone really believed you, you know that movie would be made already, and it would be made badly.

My enemies are trying to bump me off. That's why it's going to be suckish. I'm just afriad they'll sentimentilize it.

KennEnder wrote:Well, holding OSC in such esteem as a writer, perhaps they're actually idol threats, since the threats are to kill the people responsible for such an adaption (in addition to suicide), and HE is writing the adaption, as far as I know

Well, if he's writing the adaption, I won't kill him. He's aWeSOmE :lol: If I killed him, he could never write another book. Which would be depressing.
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Postby Boothby » Wed Nov 21, 2007 11:52 pm

You know, this whole "I'll kill myself" and "I'll kill someone else" is getting a bit old. And a bit creepy.

Anyone here actually have anything of value to say?
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Postby Jebus » Fri Nov 23, 2007 10:41 am

I do, but I'm not saying it.

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Postby mr_thebrain » Fri Nov 23, 2007 11:51 am

X-Y=5
X=10

solve for Y
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Postby suminonA » Fri Nov 23, 2007 12:39 pm

Do you want me to search for the value of your argument from an algebraic POV?

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Postby Darth Petra » Sat Nov 24, 2007 7:59 pm

Boothby wrote:You know, this whole "I'll kill myself" and "I'll kill someone else" is getting a bit old. And a bit creepy.

Anyone here actually have anything of value to say?

Quite honestly, I'm too afraid of death to commit suicide, and I'm too sensitive too kill someone.
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Postby Boothby » Sat Nov 24, 2007 9:54 pm

Glad to hear it.

I'm sure if you ever get over that fear, you can find friends here who can help talk you down (if you don't piss them all off first, intentionally or otherwise).

And, as a MOD, I really don't want to be reading idle, stupid threats on this board. Actually, I really don't want to be reading of any sorts of threats on this board--whether you later say you were kidding, or not.
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Postby Darth Petra » Sun Nov 25, 2007 11:06 am

Boothby wrote:Glad to hear it.

I'm sure if you ever get over that fear, you can find friends here who can help talk you down (if you don't piss them all off first, intentionally or otherwise).

And, as a MOD, I really don't want to be reading idle, stupid threats on this board. Actually, I really don't want to be reading of any sorts of threats on this board--whether you later say you were kidding, or not.

Ticking people off is fun, though. :D
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Postby Boothby » Sun Nov 25, 2007 1:01 pm

Ticking people off is fun, though


Agreed. But, as I've learned, you need to save it for special occasions.
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Postby Darth Petra » Mon Nov 26, 2007 8:43 am

Boothby wrote:
Ticking people off is fun, though


Agreed. But, as I've learned, you need to save it for special occasions.

Such as 7 hour plane trips?
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Postby Boothby » Mon Nov 26, 2007 11:11 am

I would wait until you're about to leave the plane...
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Postby Darth Petra » Mon Nov 26, 2007 11:33 am

Boothby wrote:I would wait until you're about to leave the plane...

Well, the dude I was sitting next to was one of those people who never get annoyed, even though I was turning the light on and off repeatedly.
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Postby Mich » Mon Nov 26, 2007 2:19 pm

I find with actions like that, even the people who say they never get annoyed probably will, but that's not necessarily a reason to do it. Generally good reasons to annoy people are necessary.
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