First before I say anything, I have Announcement:
I have attained the first Harry Potter book IN LATIN! Going into my 3rd year of Latin, this is very exciting for me because Latin is a dead language and I can't ever find anything that isn't the Iliad to read in Latin. So finding one of my favorite books in the world in my dead language is very cool.
Okay now onto the actual blog for today. I was watching 16 candles the other day, one of my favorite movies, and I was thinking, "Wow I can really relate to this." Then came the ending. The sickeningly wonderful perfect impossible ending. I love the movie don't get me wrong, but sometimes Happy endings bug me. Alot of them are so ludicrous and un-realistic. I happen to be a sucker for a good tragedy, like To Kill a Mockingbird, Macbeth, and many others.
I like many people my age, have read the Twilight series. ( I know, I know, they are terrible books and I don't like them anymore, but I read them) I dislike these books for many reasons. (I actually wrote a letter to Stephanie Meyer on how I think Bella is a horrible character, I might post it on this blog sometime, I'm still deciding) The book I hated the most out of all of them was the 4th and final book. There were many conflicts in the series but instead of solving them this book AVOIDED them. So in the end everyone got a perfect wonderful happy ending. Well kids THAT DOES NOT HAPPEN IN REAL LIFE.
You may call me a hypocrite saying "Well Harry Potter ended happy, why do you still love Harry Potter?" Well Harry Potter did end happily, but not without cost. Many people died in the battle against Voldemort. It was not all perfect, everything didn't go smoothly. Don't get me wrong I bawled my eyes out when Lupin died, but it was just more real that way. I like books that make me feel something, and even if that feeling is crying and sobbing and cursing the author it is better than no feeling at all. At the end of twilight my thoughts were, "Oh just end already this is too long, die, don't die, who even cares."
I don't mind Happy endings so much I guess, just PERFECT endings. Because in life you can be Happy, but life is NEVER perfect.
And I thought of a good way to describe myself if I ever get a reader I don't know personally. Imagine Hermione Granger but Asian, and you've got me. Bye everyone!