If you mean the argument between who is the bigger fan between people who read the book first or people that watched the movie/series first, then yes, I still think it shouldn’t be treated as a competition.
I had someone arguing with me not so long ago about the Game Of Thrones/Song Of Ice And Fire thing, apparently I’m not a ‘true fan’ because I didn’t read the books first. When the series first came out I’d never heard of or seen the books anywhere, I didn’t even know they existed. When I started watching the show and found out there was a book series I was super excited as I tend to prefer books most of the time to movies/tv shows. I’ve wanted the books for ages but it’s only recently I was able to afford them (the set cost something like £60-£80 when I first looked them up, I’m guessing that was due to the series just coming out at the time). I’m sorry that I’m not psychic and knew the books existed before, if I had have known I probably would have read them back then. It’s just a stupid and pointless argument.
As an avid book reader myself I will always try to promote reading the book first if there is one, but as with myself I understand not everyone knows of the book before the movie/series comes out so that can’t always be helped, and some people just don’t enjoy reading or can’t read that well. I read Memoirs Of A Geisha years before the movie came out, but even so I have nothing against those who have never read the book but are fans of the movie.
At the end of the day what truly matters is do YOU enjoy it, if so then you are as much a fan as anyone else.
Thank you, and exactly! As a fan you should just be happy that the creators/writers are getting the publicity they deserve. Besides, nothing worse than trying to describe something obscure that you really love to someone who has never heard of it, and they’re just looking at you like you’re some sort of loony :P
Not to mention also with things such as shows/products/etc, the more exposure they get the less likely they are to cancel or discontinue it. So many tv shows I’ve liked over the years that were cancelled after one series due to lack of viewers. The same with some of the products I’ve really liked too, not enough buyers :(
Actually I find that kind of thinking very shallow. I don’t ‘like’ something because I want to be cool and different or anything like that, I like it because I personally enjoy it and when it starts becoming popular I love it because I can then find more people to talk about it with, share my interest, etc. Plus it gives whatever it is I’m interested in some well-deserved exposure and recognition.
The only things I don’t like are; as mentioned below when people ruin it for others who haven’t yet seen it (specifically with things like tv shows/movies), and when people who start taking an interest in something after you do start acting like they’re the leading authority in it and start accusing you of not being a ‘true fan’ just because you didn’t know one tiny detail about it. Although both those traits are just something commonly seen in arrogance, lol.
No, not yet unfortunately. Still haven’t even caught up with where the series is currently at, I’m just near the end of the 2nd book right now.
I would stop watching the series to avoid book spoilers but as I’ve been watching it since series 1 came out in 2011, I’m too stubborn to just drop it lol. Plus you can’t account for other people spoiling it for you either so I’d rather just watch it myself then have someone telling me about it and ruining it.
I’m currently between a UK size 12-14. I average a 12 but my weight fluctuates quite a bit so between that and poor sizing in some clothing shops, I do fit a 14 in some places. I’m aiming to get back to a 10 this year, I don’t want to go any smaller than that plus I’m not entirely sure if I could anyway as I’m quite tall and have wide hips.
Oh god you wouldn’t say that if you saw me, but thank you ever so much for such a lovely comment :) xx
Thank you for asking, it means a lot :)
I’m not particularly but even so I wouldn’t do anything daft so no worries there. I needed to vent everything, sometimes it just helps to do that.
Yes, I’m still with the same guy. We moved in with each other after about a year and have lived together ever since :)
As for tips, I honestly think the most important thing for a lasting relationship is communication. Being able to talk through our problems rather than end it at the drop of a hat is what’s got me and my partner through some very difficult times, it’s better to discuss the problems and try to work them out rather than bottling them up and doing something stupid like cheating because you’re not happy. Another thing I would rate as pretty important is do not model your relationship on others. It’s easy to look at other people’s relationships and think to yourself you wish that your partner was like that, but every relationship is different and just because your partner doesn’t always buy you flowers/remember your anniversary/etc; doesn’t mean they do not love you with everything they have. Physical contact is also something I believe in highly as well. Not as in sex or kissing, but just small gestures such as a hand on the knee, or a cuddle on the sofa. Without these small things I feel it’s too easy to become detached from your partner and they start becoming almost a stranger to you.
At the end of the day love is not a fairytale as harsh as that may sound, there is no such thing as perfect men and women or a perfect relationship. Love to me personally is about caring for someone enough that you could quite easily see yourself spending the rest of your life with them.
I hope this all helps, but please bear in mind these things may well work for me but as I mentioned before every relationship is different. I’ve been pretty lucky with mine in the sense I’ve found a partner of close likemindedness to myself with similar interests. And always remember, some guys/girls are purely just arseholes :P
I had the same problem when I first started using it. It’s nasty stuff to put in your hair if you’re not careful.
What I do is I only get a tiny amount, roughly the size of a 10p piece (or quarter if you’re american) and rub it between my hands until it’s sort of coating my hands. Then I start applying at the scalp, then on my ends, then finally the middle section of my hair. After that I just clip my hair up out of the way and I’ll leave it for however long I think it needs, any time from an hour to overnight.
Rinsing it out is the hardest part, you need a good clarifying shampoo otherwise it pretty much won’t budge and it’ll leave your hair all sticky and gross. I use Tresemme deep cleansing shampoo and rinse it through about 3 times.
If it doesn’t shift you might have to shampoo it a few more times, just make sure you use a good conditioner after and it shouldn’t leave your hair feeling stripped. Even so though I wouldn’t recommend using this hair mask at all if you have coloured hair, clarifying shampoo does strip colour pretty bad.
Because as I said before I believe in the idea of faith which is often represented in the symbol of the cross, and I also believe in many aspects of other religions even though I do not necessary believe in converting to the religion itself. Such as Buddhism which has many positive rulings that I personally agree with, especially the five precepts:
- Do not harm any living creature.
- Do not steal, and be generous in giving.
- Do not take more than you need.
- Do not lie.
- Do not act thoughtlessly.
Sorry for the slow response, I was trying to think of the best way to answer this.
No, I do not believe in religion. The reason being is that I don’t believe in tying myself to a certain god or belief in which you are dictated to in how you live your life. I also don’t think you should rely on a god to fix your problems when you should do that for yourself. I do however believe in faith and the possibility of a higher being, although I am fully behind science and the story of the big bang as opposed to the bible explanation, I do agree that the human soul or spark of life as it’s called is something that cannot be explained by science. And when I say I believe in faith, I think everyone should have it in the form of faith in oneself.
As for Life Of Pi, I adored it as not only is it a visually stunning movie, but it has a more open approach to whole subject of religion and left me thinking at the end of it. I love movies that can do that.
Apologies if that’s all a bit confusing to follow, it’s tricky describing exactly how I feel about religion when I don’t feel that I fit in any of the theist, atheist or agnostic categories.
I’m also thinking on subscribing on Lotro. The free-to-play is not enough for me lol. And between those two, i do prefer LOTRO
I must admit, I do prefer that one best too. Am I right in thinking also that if you become a subscriber once on there, certain things remain unlocked even after you end your subscription?
Have you tried Guild Wars 2?
I don’t think so, unless it has some sort of free trial. Is that the one where you don’t require a subscription, you just need to purchase the game? I think I may have looked at it before alongside Diablo III, but was put off by the fact that I couldn’t try it out first.
Thank you lovely! I had a wonderful Christmas, I haven’t actually opened any presents today because I’ve only got 1 or 2 small ones from my mum and she’s away until the 29th, so I’m waiting until she’s back so we can open our presents together. Other than that I got a little bit of money from my dad and my partner got me a few things including a curling iron I wanted :)