unpopular opinions tag

by - 7/18/2015 03:43:00 pm

It seems I have gotten nominated for an unpopular opinions tag (like I don't share my unpopular opinions on the internet enough). I'm just kidding! I haven't done a tag in a while but this sounds intriguing. Oh, and thanks to the lovely Opal for tagging me!


Time for books to get smashed. Heads will roll.


A popular book/series you didn't like:

There wasn't enough world-building. How did the world get to where it is? I know they explained some of it in Allegiant, but not in a way that was believable. It's like, "The world became this as a result of this." But why?

I didn't like Tris or Four, and I couldn't relate to them or feel anything towards them, either. I like my protagonists driving the plot, but Tris is not usually a woman of action. Roth could have made anyone the main character and gotten away with it.

I didn't dislike it, really. It was okay. I didn't like it as much as so many other people did. Oops, now I feel like I cheated the question.


A popular author you can't seem to get into:

...no one! Thank goodness.


A love triangle where the protagonist ended up with the person you didn't want them to be with:

I'm not going to spoil anything. Promise.

The whole Infernal Devices series is confusing in that the main character, Tessa, has an on-and-off thing with both Will and Jem. Like, she's with Jem one day, Will the next. Then Jem again, and oh, look at that, it's Will.

So it depends on how people define "ended up with", because the person she's with at the end of the book isn't quite what I'd define as "ended up with" for reasons I can't reveal. But I like her with Jem because Jem is lovely and we need more Jems in the world.


A popular genre you hardly read:

Paranormal and historical fiction. I read mostly sci-fi, fantasy, crime and contemporary.


A popular/beloved character you dislike:

Snape from Harry Potter, Gus from The Fault in Our Stars, Teresa in The Maze Runner



A popular series you have no interest in reading:

I delved into the world of The Mortal Instruments series by starting with The Infernal Devices. After reading that series, I have no desire to read the original.

Actually, I feel like ID could stand by itself. I heard there are few links between the two, and frankly I have no idea what MI's about and don't particularly want to know.






A show/movie adaptation you liked better than the book:

This is going to ruffle so many heads...oh help.

The movies are actually like my childhood fantasies on a TV screen. I bought the extended editions, and I can't imagine watching the cut version of LotR anymore.

The books? Well, I'm reading them right now, and there are scenes that are tough to get through. Why is the Treebeard scene with Merry and Pippin so long?

Right now I'm stalling, but hopefully I get to see some action soon.


A popular book/series everyone hates but you love:

Apparently, people didn't like the Throne of Glass series? If you don't like the first book, I get it. I can't imagine hating the whole series, though.

The second and third books of the series (Crown of Midnight and Heir of Fire) I could not put down. Seriously, I walked from place to place with my eyes glued to the open pages like it was the gateway to heaven (it led to a lot of bumping into furniture).

If you didn't like the first book, don't worry, I didn't particularly like it either. But my, does it get better. You'll find no more awkward phrases like "Oh, how she adored candy!". Yeah, that was actually a line. *cringe*

Also, We Were Liars was delicious. And nutricious.

I hear criticisms left and right about the writing style, which
looks a lot
like
this. + a lot of hyperboles.

But hey, it didn't bother me at all! Language and formatting are diverse things, and I have no problem with the way writers express themselves. It's cool if you didn't like it, though.



A popular trope you're tired of reading:

Mentally ill characters being 'saved' by a romantic interest: the support of other people helps you through many challenges in life. What I see a lot in books is the opposite: a character that is depressed or has anxiety, when suddenly an attractive love interest comes along and sweeps them off their feet! 

They are miraculously no longer suffers from a mental illness because they are in love. IT'S THAT EASY...according to many books.

Girls with ridiculously older men (try 1000): it doesn't matter if he's porcelin perfection, he is probably way more mature than you and has the brain of a very, VERY old man.

Boys being stalkers/abusive to girls...and it being perceived as 'romantic': I don't think I need to explain this one.


A popular style of cover you can't stand:

*ahem* Movie covers. *shudders*

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Who do I tag?

I choose...you!

(Pokemon reference)

Seriously, whoever you are, go do it if you want to!

Did you agree with any of my unpopular opinions?

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33 comments

  1. I agree with you on the dislike of Snape-
    Okay, I get that he loved Lily Potter and was Dumbledore's spy and was actually an okay guy in the end. But that does not excuse the fact that he terrified pupils like Neville Longbottom so badly that this boy, Neville's (whose parents were tortured into insanity by a terrifying witch) boggart was Snape, a teacher. I repeat; a TEACHER. He also mocked Hermione's teeth so badly that she got them reduced in size. So yeah, great guy, Severus Snape (and if you didn't get my sarcasm...well, you've got it now)

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    1. I know! Like, wow, so mature to harrass children, right? And also, I get that he loved Lilly, but it was just downright creepy that he couldn't take "no" for an answer. Lily made it clear that she loved James, and good for her, but he just went on to hate James even more. Plus, he was only on Harry's side because of Liky. J.K. said in an interview that if Harry wasn't Lily's son, Snape wouldn't give a damn. Glad you agree. :)

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  2. Ah, really cool! I literally smashed my head into my keyboard when I got to the 'Movie Cover' part- I completely agree.

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    1. Hahaha. Glad you agree, and thanks! :)

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  3. I have a bit of the same opinion when it comes to LOTR--my mom read me the books when I was little, so we were able to watch the movies as they came out (I was around six years old then). The movies are pretty much half of my childhood, and I think they did such a wonderful job adapting the books. And while I do love the books, J.R.R. Tolkien seems to focus on worldbuilding much more than he does on plot and character development, so in a way I do have to say that I prefer the movies. On the other hand, without the books there would be no movies.

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    1. Wow, that pretty much sums up my feelings on the books, what you said about Tolkien's focus on worldbuilding. I'm glad someone else prefers the movies as well. Without the books there would be no movies, but if the movies had been an original idea, they would've standed alone just fine. I'm betting many people would still be interested. :)

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  4. Another movie adaption I preferred to the book was Stardust, by Neil Gaiman. Oh- and the Maze Runner. I really didn't like the books... and Teresa... no. Great tag, though! Whoever came up with this is a genius! :) I completely agree when it comes to the covers! And even though I did read the Divergent trilogy, to be honest it really isn't as good as everyone makes it seem. Hyped books are usually like that, but mostly worth the read either.

    Loved the post! :)

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    1. Oh. the horror of my grammar. Sorry!
      This one I definitely need to correct: "Hyped books are usually like that, but worth the read anyway."

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    2. I didn't even notice the grammar. :) The Maze Runner movie was great! The first book in the series was a little slow at the beginning, but I did like it better. Teresa is just...stop. :') Speaking of Neil Gaiman, have you read Coraline? The book was impressive but the movie was horrifying and delicious. >:)

      Divergent was hyped! It's still a good book, and you're right, worth the read. But overhyped in my opinion. Thanks for commenting!

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    3. I love Coraline (both the film and book, actually)! For Maze Runner, I just didn't like the writing style... but I'm quite picky. :) Sorry for replying (I always feel awkward as the third reply)!

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    4. Ah, I see. Well, sometimes there are writing styles that we just can't stand. For me, it would be the over-flowery kind. Sorry for replying? There's absolutely no need to be sorry! I'm so glad you actually took the time to reply to my questions, thank you. :)

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  5. Don't worry, I liked the Lord of the Rings movies better than the movies, too! Most of these books I haven't read, although I can't say I like Snape all that much, either. Anyway, it was interesting to look at your unpopular opinions. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Yeah, maybe it was because the books could be a little hard to chew through at times, while the movie was constant action. So my unpopular opinion on Snape isn't all that unpopular after all! Thanks for reading and tagging me. :)

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    2. Oops, not tagging. You tagged me for the other one. Sorry about that. :)

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  6. I've never read the Throne of Glass nor have watched LoTR (ack!). But I have read the Infernal Devices; I find it superior to TMI, mainly because I liked the love triangle better. :P

    Divergent does get worse as the series progresses...

    xoxo Morning

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    1. Awh, you should! ToG is a terrific book and LoTR movies are action-packed to the core. :) So there's a love triangle in TMI, huh? Interesting...I agree, I like Will/Jem/Tessa.

      I noticed that, too! Allegiant was a let-down for me. Thanks for commenting. :)

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  7. YES WE WERE LIARS. Mentally ill characters being 'fixed' by a love interest frustrates me. It's so unrealistic. And I'm not a fan of movie covers either. Thank you for doing the tag! :)

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    1. YES. IT'S SO GOOD. Agreed, it frustrated me a lot. That hardly happens in the real world. Movie posters need to stay in cinemas instead of on book covers, people usually by the original copy. No problem, thanks for tagging me! :)

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  8. I wouldn't like murder you over LOTR movies > LOTR books (I might for Hobbit though) because really, LOTR movie adaptation was one of the best movie adaptations I've ever seen. So yeah, that might be a reasonable opinion for people who have difficulty slogging through heavy tomes. And I wasn't really into Teresa either! So high-five over that :D (I hate to say this, but I didn't like any of the girls in the trilogy. Which is weird because typically I love all the girls in all the books.)

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    1. xD The Hobbit movies were okay...didn't really shine, though. It wasn't because there was a lot to get through. I've read bigger books. :') I think Alex said it perfectly: focus was more on world-building than character development, in my opinion. Yeah, Teresa was horrible! *high fives back*. Brenda was okay, but I agree with you. Maybe it's because there weren't much to begin with?

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  9. BRUH

    sorry I literally just called you bruh but I relate so much. I keep saying I need to do this tag because I'm pretty sure that my unpopular opinions are a loooot messier than everyone else's.

    O | Life as a Young Lady

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    1. Ye bruh.

      ;) It's cool. Go ahead and do it and say I tagged you! Seriously, I would've tagged you anyway but I was really lazy when I made this. :)

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  10. wowowowow. THIS. I AGREE WITH SO MANY OF THIS. Most of all...Allegiant. Snae, who's just plain abusive. MOVIE COVERS. PRECIOUS JEMS ;) Throne of Glass. SERIOUSLY ARE YOU A DOPPELGANGER THO 0_o *slightly worried* Alsoooo, I'm probably going to be a sneaky thief and steal this tag. Okay with you? XD

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    1. YAY. :D I'm so glad you agree, and yes! Abusive as hecko. This whole comment is a yes yes yes. MAYBE I AM YOUR DOPPELGANGER. :') Take this tag and go wild, my friend! I tagged you anyway...indirectly, just say I tagged you. :)

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  11. I honestly really can't stand movie book covers!! I just really like to Imagine the characters and settings in my own way rather than being given a representation of it on the front of the book! That's one of the reasons I never watch a movie first if I know it has a book version, I always read the book, then watch the movie, just so I can see if it is similar to how I pictured it in my head!

    Noire Beau

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    1. Exactly! It feels like getting a cheaper or less unique copy. Movies also don't define books. Yes! I do that too! After watching a movie, I get a little bias in my head when reading, so I do read them first. :)

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  12. YASSSSSS TERESA I DISLIKED HER SOOOO MUCH??????
    i mean, how could she still believe in wicked after all the death and anguish they created

    i agree with almost all of these, honestly. except for the lord of the rings. they are probably my favourite books in the universe; i was kind of raised on them. [in the treebeard chapter, it's sUPPOSED to feel extremely long and boring. it's, uh, method... writing? idk.] but the films are truly incredible adaptions.

    OK THOUGH YOU HAVE TO MAKE IT TO ROTK BECAUSE EOWYN AND FARAMIR HAVE THIS REALLY AMAZING RELATIONSHIP AND THEY GET AN ENTIRE CHAPTER ABOUT IT AND THEY HEAL EACH OTHER AND FILL EACH OTHER'S GAPS AND I JUST I CAN'T IT'S TOO BEAUTIFUL

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    1. I KNOW??? GOOD ON THOMAS, GOOD ON HIM. There was something fishy about Teresa, and it's exactly that. She's been way too trusting of WICKED since the beginning, which made her do all those horrible things to Thomas, and she just accepted that?

      Awh, I'm sorry! Feel free to argue, I know I would for my most important books. Films. Were. Incredible. Indeed.

      Wow I'm excited now because in the Lotr movies, Eowyn and Faramir had like 2 secs on-screen together which made me confused about their whole relationship. THANKS FOR LETTING ME KNOW SHADOWSTAR (yes I'm pulling that card). :) :)

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    2. sHADOWSTAR OH MY WORD
      *obi-wan voice* now that's a name i haven't heard since...

      islandclan is actually still up btw. i'm too nostalgic to take it down.

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    3. Good. It reminds me of the good old days. :)

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  13. I completely agree with your opinion on movie covers, whenever I see them anywhere it makes me cringe. Also i agree with the popular tropes because they're just ridiculous. And lastly, I can't believe you didn't fully enjoy reading Divergent *GASP*

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    1. I know, right? Like...why would books do that? I'm happy you agree. I'm sorry! Divergent was okay but overhyped for me. :(

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