Tanagrabelle t1_je9xt78 wrote

Now I want to listen to the audiobook, too!

Very nearly every book made into media might as well be completely different stories down to the bleeping reversal of the actual point.

I recently watched White Noise. Then I read the book. Then I watched the movie again and I was so happy, because they stuck very close and worked ways to include much that did not happen in dialogue but was described in the book! They did leave out, as far as I know, one emotionally important bit of the story, and severely altered another. The former, though, wasn't necessary. The latter probably they felt wouldn't sit well the way it was.


Tanagrabelle t1_jcxr0t0 wrote

It's always been this way. We just didn't used to have anti-depressants and marijuana wasn't easy to get. Go do a search on asylums. Alexander Hamiton's daughter, after her brother died, apparently spent the rest of her life in a state of childlike mental capacity, for no reason they could figure.


Tanagrabelle t1_ja7iii3 wrote

OMG a Stephen King book in which no women gets forced to have intercourse even by the circumstances, and the only sex scene is between consenting adults, even though one is a young adult! I... I just don't know what to do with this. /s

Of course, the Queen is going to have to have intercourse with whomever she has to marry for political reasons, because the damage to her face will always mar her beauty blah blah blah but there are other worlds than this. (Sorry, little in-joke.)

I have no idea if there's a majority. I've seen a lot of complaints about the book, largely based on the second half. However, for me since your apparently easiest complaint is consensual sex that happens "offscreen", I'm kind of exasperated.


Tanagrabelle t1_j9ze7mb wrote

I treat the first book as a collection of short stories that tie together. The thread connecting them? The survival and gradual thriving of the Foundation. Problems with the stories: as a woman, the fact that women weren't even NPCs. (sort of a joke)

Many sci fi apocalyptic stories are just like this. A healthy community with decent resources, isolated by distance, and how they have to deal with the threat of the neighbors now that law and order have broken down. Granted, most of the time they're set in a country, or even an island on Earth.


Tanagrabelle t1_j9pkz94 wrote

I haven't read The Institute, but I really didn't have trouble with Fairy Tale. The only time the man's language was strange was when he was on his journey, and that was affected by his location.


Tanagrabelle t1_j9pfb0l wrote

Your topic reads like the opposite.

I'm probably not going to be able to express it well, and indeed might even say it very badly. I'll try, though. The U.S. government has one purpose. To keep the states united so they don't start going to war against each other. So there have to be standard laws that apply across all of the states, and laws that apply only in certain states must not violate those laws. Now just replace the word "laws" with "taxes". Sort of, anyway. The taxes that we pay go towards being able to pay the national debt.

Now, this is going to sound ridiculous as I don't know how to say it, but the idea here is that companies don't want to pay taxes, so they try to own government officials to have those people stop rulings that will make them pay taxes. So the folks who want the government to have more authority mean to make those companies pay the tax they should owe.