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24 January 2007 @ 10:15 am
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My question today is: Why do they do this to me?

http://community.livejournal.com/mydarkestsecret/
Blood and Chocolate, my absolute favourite "Young Adult" story, and the first Werewolfy thing I ever read, has been made into a movie that releases Friday. I'm going. I have seen the trailers. I am not encouraged.

When I was planning to take my friend Gwydyon to see "I, Robot," I made a substitute title screen that said "Will Smith Fight Robots," because the trailer was so very different from the books he loved.

If they had made a movie that was actually true to the form of the book for Blood and Chocolate, I would love them and buy everything there was to have on it. But they haven't, and that I know that merely from watching the trailer means that someone went, "Hey, there's this book with this great title. And it has werewolves, and a hot young princess werewolf who is chased after by the sexy new alpha and falls for a human instead." And that, my friends was all they took from it.

Gabriel (You know what, I haven't read the book in six years and I'm really bad at names...) was not a human hating psycho stalker-man. The werewolves did not unilaterally hate humans. For the most part, they just thought they were better. They did not hunt humans. The book starts with them relocating because they got burned out of their happy inn and acres of land. It's a story about werewolves, not werewolves vs. humans. And more importantly, it's a classic teen-angst story about a girl figuring out who the bloody hell she is. There's an excellently violent chase scene and fight scene - fight scene of all girls fighting over each other! - already in there. So why? Why do they do this to me? It could have been so beautiful...

In part, I'm probably angsting because The Dresden Files started on Sci-Fi this weekend and I am Concerned with what has been changed. Also, I'm pissed because as best I can tell some idiot organizer dude decided to play a later episode instead of the premier. So, yeah. Gah.

This, all of this, makes me think that as lovely as the movies of my unpublished books are in my head, optioning them when I'm a famous author (I don't make this shit up - its true!) will kill me. (And yet, I want to read the fanfiction. What sense does that make?)
 
 
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Genesis Greygenesisgrey on January 24th, 2007 11:37 pm (UTC)
"Hey, there's this book with this great title. And it has werewolves, and a hot young princess werewolf who is chased after by the sexy new alpha and falls for a human instead."

Wait, there was more to it than that? *kidding*