DISCUSSION: my thoughts on shadow and bone

Hello, after first committing to watching the show for the laughs and then adamantly refusing to watch the show as all of the interviews that revealed the depth of the racism came out, I ended up watching Shadow and Bone over the weekend. It was an interesting experience in that I both enjoyed it and had so, so many issues with it.

Overall I think it was a decent show and a decent adaption, racism aside. I’ll try and unpack all of my thoughts here to have them in one place. Obviously, there are spoilers for all of the Shadow and Bone and Six of Crows books, as well as for the entire show!

Forgive me if this post just repeats what someone else has said; frankly, I have all of the words related to the show muted and have only seen a trusted few’s opinions on the show. Also, this post deals primarily with the show. I have issues with the Grishaverse books in general, but that’s a whole other post. Literally: you can read that post here.

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DISCUSSION: my twilight rewatch

I’ve talked about how much the Twilight soundtracks slap, and now I’ve finally done it: I rewatched the entire Twilight saga movies so you don’t have to (mind you, I was planning on doing this BEFORE the Midnight Sun news but I didn’t actually get around to it till right after the announcement). And yes, of course I was procrastinating studying for finals.

I have a habit of fixating on some piece of media at the end of every semester (see: I reread all of the Shadowhunters books in like 2.5 weeks [namely, all 6 Mortal Instruments books in 6 days] and another time, I watched all of Game of Thrones in 3 weeks [that was such a wild time tbh]), and this was what I resorted to at the end of a very long, stressful semester.

So yeah, two months ago, I rewatched all FIVE Twilight movies within one week. For background, I have watched all of the movies before and I’ve seen bits and pieces of all the movies (except Eclipse) since then, but I haven’t watched any of the movies all the way through in quite some time.

I did live tweet my thoughts, and this post basically compiles all of those tweets in one place. I have edited some of it so it’s more coherent because my tweets never really made sense and I had to type really fast back then.

I wanted to provide some more context by adding screencaps, and lo and behold, I found a website that has a screencap for every second of all of the movies. They’re all from movie-screencaps.com. I would’ve found gifs if I could to really drive the point home for some of these moments, but it’s difficult googling random, insignificant scenes from a movie so enjoy the multiple screenshots.

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DISCUSSION: we need to talk about these iconic ya movie soundtracks (part 2)


It’s been a long time coming but it’s finally here: we need to talk about these iconic YA movie soundtracks, part two. I completely forgot about this post until I found it in my drafts! So let’s talk about YA movie soundtracks that go so hard.

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DISCUSSION: we need to talk about these iconic ya movie soundtracks (part 1)

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Hello, I am back to say that we need to talk about these iconic YA movie soundtracks. And yes, this is a part one because I had to split the post in half. YA adaption soundtracks just go too hard!! Anyways this started because I had Thoughts on Twitter (apparently a lot of my discussion post ideas come from some random thing I tweet . . . sorry about that), and thought, THAT, that right there is a post in and of itself.

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DISCUSSION: ya adaptions that we don’t talk about anymore??? (part 2)

HELLO, I have returned with a part two to this post with some more YA film/TV adaptions that we all just don’t talk about anymore!! Again this post will be entirely stream of consciousness because I feel like that’s the only way to properly depict my feelings about these movies. And there’s a lot to discuss.

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DISCUSSION: ya film adaptions that we don’t talk about anymore??


Hey, remember 2011-2016 where there was a deluge of YA film adaptions that we all collectively just. Don’t talk about anymore? Yeah, let’s take a trip down memory lane! This is going to be written like a bad Tumblr post because I feel like that’s the only way I can get my true feelings across.

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