Friday, March 30, 2012

Disney all turned round

So the ending to Deerskin rocked.  The whole breaking into the church to stop the wedding was awesome.  I can officially say that was the first time I have seen the old “I object” bit happen where the objector is not desiring either of the soon to be.  I think it’s simple yet super exciting that McKinley can take a scene that occurs so typically often, and give it her own non Disney twist.  Not only that, but Lissar was the knight and shining armor, scaring her father away from Ossin’s young sister.  However, the father looked like our hero should, strong with hair so soft and brown lol, while Lissar was bloody and on fire.  Seems like Mckinley did many switcher uppers here that kept the fairytale feel alive, but gave it so much more meaning than a prince rushing in to help his helpless beauty.  With that being said, the whole happily ever after still happened.  And though I wanted Lissar to end on a happy note, I was a little deep in sap with the whole dog love.  The two human main characters are beginning life and a family together and so are the dogs…. I think that’s when I had a little 101 Dalmatians, or Lady and the Tramp moment.  Luckily the whole madness in the church blows any happily ever after droplets in the end.  Well done!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Mhm...Yes....And how does that make you feel???

 After reading the first book and the now the third, I have come to realize that the roles have been switched for man and woman.  Peeta, is the love stricken boy who has noticed each small detail of Katniss, and shows more affection to her than ever.  Katniss does not know how to understand her feelings much less connect them to actions or words.  There are some parts where Katniss shows signs of loving Peeta, like when she sees him on the tv and knows how in danger he is.  However, most of her emotions stay a mystery and its bothersome, annoying even.  I cant decide if she is keeping her feelings a secret to not only the people around her but the readers too, or if she is keeping them even from herself, or if she really doesn’t know her feelings yet and is dodging them.  Whatever the situation may be, she drives me up a wall and I wish she would just come out and tell us whats going on in her head already!  Its like I know her struggles, her past, her protectiveness of Prim and helpless children in general, but id like to know her desires and emotions pertaining to what she has been through and is going through.  As I read I hear myself sounding like a shrink. 
Katniss: Peeta is in danger at the Capital
……..and how does that make you feel?
Katniss: Gale loves me
………..and how does that make you feel?
Katniss: I have chosen to symbolize the rebellion
 ………and how does that make you feel?
WORK WITH ME HERE SISTER!  I know your tough and good at being the strong protective type, but your still human.  I just want to know if her lack of emotion is 100% a defense or if she really is more masculine in that way.  Not to be sexist but male friends I have tend to miss the obvious and confuse their thoughts or not even think about them as much as a girl would.  They tend to under analyze while girls typically over analyze far too much.  What do we think, because both would fit well with who she is.