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As a quick reminder, there is discussion goin' on for next month and, indeed, future months!


"Goo-gooing with whats-her-name"?? Oh for...

I'm definitely liking Buttercup at the start of this section more than Westley. I mean, both little internal monologues are over-the-top in the romance department, but Buttercup's just fixed on loving Westley, while Westley is fixed on just knowing that Buttercup will have to love him, because he loves her. Ugh. I guess this was after stalkers, but before restraining orders.

So: Bigger bastard, the Count, or the Prince? Hard question... the Count is at least a more straightforward bastard: he likes pain, and doesn't really make any great pretense for the most part about what he is. But then again, he likes to make people suffer. The Prince on the other hand is more of a manipulative bastard, and less straightforward, but at least seems to be more about Power, rather than actively hurting others (although he doesn't care when they're hurt in the process). So... thoughts? I think I'd lean toward the Prince being worse, but it's a tough call!

I wonder how hard it would have been normally to guess that "the quiet one" was Fezzik? I mean, given the movie and the fact that I knew from before reading the book, it's hard to tell! Oh well, I guess subtlety isn't necessarily the point, anyhow.

Also, for someone that's not good at planning and logic, Inigo is pretty damn good at them (when he doesn't get overtaken by passion). But what do I know?

And quite a cliffhanger for the end of the chapter eh? Eh?



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ddrwolfgirl
Jun. 23rd, 2010 02:47 pm (UTC)
Yeah, the Prince is a jerk.
stormfeather
Jun. 23rd, 2010 02:50 pm (UTC)
Nice icon for it. ;)
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stormfeather
Jun. 24th, 2010 12:56 pm (UTC)
Good point about Humperdink being responsible for the Count as well. Although I think even without that, he might be the bigger jerkyface. Like I said, tough call. But with that, yeah. Definitely.

And yes, Fezzik + Inigo = awesome! Although again I have to wonder if they'd be *quite* as awesome without the mental image of them we have from the movie, but I do think they'd still be awesome, indeed.

And I guess they HAVE to be more fleshed out, since they don't have the allure of TWUE WUV to add sparkle to them. (Or is that vampires?)
khedron
Jul. 4th, 2010 12:24 am (UTC)
And I guess they HAVE to be more fleshed out, since they don't have the allure of TWUE WUV to add sparkle to them. (Or is that vampires?)

Noooooooo!

Ahem.

I'm re-reading everything, but not commenting on old posts that are doubtlessly scrolled off of people's front page. Except in this case. I only saw the first Twilight movie, and I haven't read any of the books. From my perspective, Bella in the first half of the movie being an updated Daria, and I was good with that. In the second half, she transformed into an irrationally obsessed pile of hormones -- and I couldn't tell why, or where the transition happened. It wasn't at all convincing to me. If they'd suddenly had a narrator break in to talk about the history and power of TWUE WUV, it would've helped!
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