In Brightest Day: Eragon (Again)

inheritance_cycle_by_manuelo108-d3cuskrTwo weeks ago, I wrote a post about Eragon’s disability during the events of the second book, Eldest, in the Inheritance Cycle series. Originally, I had been torn between writing about that, or writing about whether or not Eragon is a sociopath or a psychopath. While I do believe that Eragon displays many sociopathic and psychopathic tendencies, at the same time, he was also written to be a hero, and so his character becomes confused due to the fact that Paolini tends to tell one thing and show the opposite. As such, Eragon is left with many conflicting personality quirks that make it hard to understand his character.

For example, Eragon seems to have no trouble killing other human beings, to the extent that he rarely has any kind of emotional response to the people’s he’s killed, but as of Eldest, he becomes a vegetarian, because killing animals for food is wrong.

So while Eragon comes across as a horrible murderer sometimes, other times he can come across as a relatively decent guy. Relatively.

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Rise of the Purple Prose

So I didn’t grow up reading a lot of English literature, and as such I sometimes don’t feel too qualified with talking about published works. However, there has been one obnoxious trend that keeps rearing its ugly head, and unfortunately, it always does so wherever I feel the need to get my daily dose of fanfiction reading. Yes, our subject today is purple prose.

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Trailer Tuesdays: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

I saw this and just couldn’t resist. This movie will either be awesome or just downright stupid. I’m hoping for the former. After all, who doesn’t want to watch our sixteenth president slay the undead, and hey, it doesn’t look like anyone sparkles in this movie, which is always a plus. To be perfectly honest, when I first saw this trailer, all I could think was that movie makers really are either brilliant or creatively bankrupt. This is a movie that is very obviously going to sell by simply being ridiculous, despite such a serious trailer. In order to be taken seriously, I can’t imagine that it would be that hard to replace dear old Abe with some random dude, so as to not bastardize our history for a good laugh.

Why they chose Abraham Lincoln and not some other president was beyond me until I found out this little fact right here: it is based on a novel by Seth Grahame-Smith, the author of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, which is also getting a movie adaption sometime in the near future. Suddenly, the existence of Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter made so much sense, and hell, if it’s by Seth Grahme-Smith, it has to be worth it.

Even if it’s not a good movie, per say, it’ll at least be entertaining, which is all the more Seth’s works aspire to be.

On top of that, even the book for this one has a trailer too, and unlike the Inheritance trailer, it doesn’t completely waste anyone’s time.

Personally, I love this one YouTube comment for it.

“Four score and seven years ago I slayed Edward Cullen.”

- Abraham Lincoln

An Inherent Disaster: Inheritance Trilogy—I mean, Cycle

Yeah, I’ve recently come to conclusion that Inheritance Cycle sucks about as much as the title of this post. So quite a lot.

The last book of the series recently came out this month—and about time too, as we’ve only been waiting three years for the damn thing—and I have been planning to do a review of the series for a while now. So now that it’s out, I might as well get started.

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Trailer Tuesdays: Inheritance

Well, since the book came out today, I figured I’d do this trailer, all things considered.

Before I start bitching about the forty-nine seconds of my life that was wasted watching this thing, let me just ask: WTF?!

I mean, really? Like, I honestly cannot tell if this is real or not. I’m flabbergasted that this even exists. I’m not going to lie; I love this series, despite all its flaws. But a trailer for a book? Yeah, the world really needed close ups of the green dragon’s head for over half a minute while swords flashed by. Epic.

There’s nothing else to really say about this other than that it’s completely pointless. I’m going to go read Inheritance now and hopefully forget I ever saw this.