I feel like Rick was trying to please the fandom with BoO and that's why the story just didn't feel right. With the POVs there were ones that he needed to do for the plot like Jason and Reyna but since everyone wanted to see from Nico's Pov and the fandom loves Leo so we got there POVs. Then it seemed like Rick wanted to prove that Piper wasn't worthless to those people in the fandom who think she is (She's very important guys). So as a result, the rest of the characters and the plot suffered.
Oh, I don’t know. I think you’re right in general, but I don’t think Piper’s development had much to do with how the other characters suffered. It was pretty short. I’m having trouble trying to find a reason why we needed to stick with the athena statue for soooooo long, though.
I really agree with what you've said about BoO so far, and what I find most frustrating can be so easily summed up in that picture contrasting Percy's rallying speech in TLO vs. BoO. TLO, for me, was an absolutely fantastic conclusion to the first series and shows that RR can write a great 'grand finale' novel, and it saddens me that BoO, by comparison, felt so lacking.
Do you ever get a little annoyed that Rick Riordan always seems to need to defend himself on twitter. It's not bad for fans to have critisms if they're not being pointlessly rude. Just wondering because people were saying it felt anticlimatic and such
I don’t think there’s anything wrong with defending your work or not agreeing with other’s criticisms. Just because people have criticism they want to give, does not oblige him to agree/apply it to his writing.
What were some things you did like about the BoO book? I know for me it was just the little moments. I can't really say I found a favorite chapter or story arc that I really loved, but there were little bits and pieces that I adored. Just curious :)
How do you feel about the fact that the Hobbit has been split into three movies? I mean nothing offensive! Its just that most people seem to complain about it.
I’m way cool widdit. I consider the Tolkien’s world pretty much ever-expanding. Multiple stories and versions thereof are cool bc gosh dang the Tokien universe is so HUGE in the first place I don’t see any reason to confine it.
Hey Cassidy, I was wondering if you were still a twilight fan? I saw some of your earlier reviews of the twilight series on youtube. But after spending time on tumblr, which is very anti-twilight for legitimate reasons, has your viewpoint changed? I used to like twilight but after some time on tumblr realised it was a problematic series.
the vibe I’m getting from this q is “tell me you hate twilight now because that is the correct answer” unfortunately for you, it is not my answer.
You've probably already seen The Maze Runner, but wasn't it fantastic!!!? The tone, from the very beginning, was mind-blowing! Also, should I just ask a guy to homecoming? I've had a bit of a crush on him but he's not the type to ask anyone.
Dude, LOVED Maze Runner. My movie reaction will be up tomorrow! And sure? Homecoming is fun. Worst thing he can do is say no.
So you got me hooked on Mistborn. And not just a little, no, I finished 2 books in three days and am already almost halfway through the third. My teachers hate me, but I have no regrets. Thanks a bunch ^^
Can just say THANK YOU for introducing me to Brandon Sanderson?? I don't know how I've lived my 15 years of life without reading anything from him! I'm almost done with the first Mistborn book and DIDDLY DAMN IT'S GOT ME FEELING STUFF. so yes, many many thanks.
Oh gosh you have no idea I’m reading Way of Kings and I am in so deep
I love your new ideas and it sounds like it's going to be really interesting! I only read like 3 Shakespeare plays in HS (Macbeth was my favorite!), so it'll be cool to hear your thoughts on various other ones! I also really love your idea to review more classic books! I'm super excited for those!
Are you going to read Alloy of the Law? It's not Mistborn epicness, but it is good and it lets you see how the world progresses.
Absolutely. Sanderson talked about it at his panel at SLC Comic-Con and I knew I’d have to get my greedy little hands on it soon. I’m going to finish Way of Kings first (I’m going to be doing a video called SANDERSON TALKS next week on the first 300 pages! Read along!) and then I’m like, all OVER AoL.
Have you read The Perks of Being a Wallflower? If you have and saw the movie care to share your thoughts on the adaption? :3
I have! I think I may have liked the movie better in that the reeeeeeaaaalllyy long, unbroken chains of thought Charlie has like, all the time, were well translated in little pieces and with well-condensed scenes. It was a good adaptation.
Hey! So, I'm taking my friend to watch "How to train your dragon 2" when it comes out on this Thursday. She didn't see the first one. Can you go into the second movie without having seen the first one?
Q: Hi I’m sorry if this question annoys you in anyway and you can choose to annoy it. I recently saw that you are not going to finish the Mortal Instruments cause you lost interest in the universe. With that being said are you also not going to read anymore of Cassie’s books? Like the trilogy following The Infernal Devices (The Last Hours)? Or maybe The Dark Artifices?
A: I probably won’t. I feel like she’s stretching to story way to thin.
To the anon: It's not that there's no such thing as a healthy weight, it's that there's no such thing as ONE healthy weight. A healthy weight looks different on different people and rarely matches up with societal standards of "healthy" or "beautiful." But everybody has a weight they can reach through good diet and appropriate exercise that is healthy.