Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Five things

Some things should not be done.
For instance, stealing someone's boyfriend? He could be really hot. He might even possess a hot accent. But this is sot cool.
Plaid shorts with polka dot jerseys? I understand. The plaid is purple. The polka dots might be made of sequins. But it is perhaps not the best idea.
Dying your dog pretty colors? Omg, yeah, gorgeous, but . . . It seems a tad mean.
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(I love that add though.)
And in writing? There are a lot of don'ts. Quite a few. And there are a lot of blogs telling you all of those rules. But some rules are always overlooked.
So, now? The Five Things Awesome books need.

1) A Main Character Who Isn't Gonna Die
We all knew the Dumbledore was going down. But millions watched and waited with bated breath to see if Harry, poor Harry, was gonna bite it too.
And guess what? (WAIT SPOILER.) (If you haven't read Harry Potter [Yes, Maggie, I am talking to you] Harry doesn't die.
And so ON LIVES THE PHENOM.

2) Kissing
You wanna know why I loved Catching Fire? Cos I love Peeta. Wanna know why I love the Russian cover of Catching Fire? Wanna know why Mockingjay wasn't my favorite? Because there was not nearly enough kissing. However, there was--

3) Stuff blowing up
Seriously. What else it better? In Harry Potter AND Mockingjay, stuff blows up.
That, my friends, is pretty epic. I'm telling you, it's a SIGN.

4) Normal speak (We are not writing a novel in texting)
OMG, my bff hasn't read Harry Potter and in Mockingjay, Katniss can't pick a bf and you really just wanna be like idc but idk, it's awfully hard to not care b/c u <3 them soooo much.

5) Someone who ignores all rules
An author who tells you the MC and the really hot blonde guy are brother and sister. An MC who is kind of manipulative. A boy wizard who falls in love with his best friend's sister. Rules that might not work in real life, but are kinda cool in a book.
Except number four.
That's not cool.
Like, ever.

More later.

10 comments:

Lyla said...

Okay... I'm stuck. Which book is the MC-hot-blonde-guy one?

Maggie said...

OH OH I HAVE THAT PERFUME!

In other news, you should not LINK MY NAME when you're giving away spoilers, because then I am obligated to read them. But that's okay, because my mom told me all the spoilers, whether I wanted to hear them or not.

BTW, I TTLY <3 TXT WRDS. HOW COULD U NOT LUV THS?!??! OMG IDK WTF IS RONG W/ U. *dies*

Also, Lyla, it's the Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare. They're AMAZING and you should read them nownownow! :)

Cipherqueen said...

Rule 1: MC cannot die

"oh, crap, I need to go edit now!"

*cough* Does coming back to life count? Pleease?

Sam said...

Lyla: -winces- Crap. That might have been spoilery. Maggie answered it, but yeah, it's the Mortal Instrument series.
Maggie: Do you really? Isn't it pretty? And tormenting to the poor puppies?
Well, you weren't obligated.
-shrugs- And if you would read Harry Potter, it wouldn't have been a spoiler.
Cipherqueen: As long as they come back, perhaps it will be acceptable.

Sam said...
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Maggie said...

OH CRAP I DIDNT THINK ABOUT SPOILERS

(Also, I will read HP once all the movies are out. Or something. And the dogs are probably photoshopped those colors...)

Anonymous said...

Sorry about the spoilers, was'nt thinking.

Anonymous said...

But yea, Mortal Instrument = Good Series, too bad I'm not Meg in Inkheart by Cornelia Funke. Then I could bring Jace to life :). Just think of what you could do if you read stuff out of a book into life.
*Daydreams happily until realizing 9 pages of a 10 page essay still need writing*

Anonymous said...

But yea, Mortal Instrument = Good Series, too bad I'm not Meg in Inkheart by Cornelia Funke. Then I could bring Jace to life :). Just think of what you could do if you read stuff out of a book into life.
*Daydreams happily until realizing 9 pages of a 10 page essay still need writing*

Sam said...

Maggie: Shut up. They are magic purple dogs of wonder. And I didn't think about spoilers either. I would've deleted the post otherwise. -ponders deleting that bit-
Anonymous: (#1? Or is it the same one?) -grins- Maggie and I ruined it. It's all on us; no biggy.
Anonymous 2: OMG. If I had that power, I would be SO IN LOVE. With Jace and Harry Potter and OOH the list goes on and on and onnnnnnn.
-dreams-
-realizes I have a speech due in debate-
ACK CRAP.