Thursday, May 7, 2009

Geek Arguments

Okay, I saw this and had to read it. 10 Most Famous Geek Arguments. My favorite part was in the third one -

3) The Book Vs. the Movie
While this particular argument isn't unique to geeks, it's certainly a source of endless flame wars. One good example is The Lord of the Rings -- ask almost any fan of the franchise and he or she will almost certainly have a firm opinion of the superiority of one or the other. Fans of the book tend to focus on what the movies leave out, and the things they change; fans of the movies roll their eyes at the endless pages of Elves singing goofy songs or descriptions of landscapes and prefer the film's tight plotting and action..Other good examples include the Harry Potter movies; movies based on Roald Dahl books such as The Witches, Matilda and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory; any movie based on a Michael Crichton novel; The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy; and most recently, Watchmen and Twilight (what? Teenaged girls can be geeks too).

I have to admit, I have had a few of these conversations. Not all of them, only a couple! Don't judge me like Ice Bear does... and my, does she judge. Does she judge...

1 comment:

  1. Um, 'kay. I think everyone is a "geek" about something or other. Some people just don't like to admit it. :)