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Not another Eragon post!

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MaddalinaMocanu Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Ok, gents!

After the full Inheritance Cycle (though I tend to say circle for some reason or another :> ) has been released, after thousands of pages written (wasted), after countless shelves with the colorful blue-red-black-green (black is not a colour!) book spines and glossy eyed, fairly similar representations of generic dragons with insect antennae of which the only good thing of the book was the smell of freshly printed paper and after YOU, my fellows, have (or have not) passed adolescence...

What are your current, up to date clear-minded opinions about Christopher Paolini's one in a million dumb luck success monster?
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0rg Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
serves you right for expecting something from youth literature

were you also disappointed by "everybody poops"?
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MaddalinaMocanu Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
"Everybody poops"... you know the only thing that comes to mind when I read that is this: [link] < same name. And no I actually like the parody more than the original ^_^
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Lifh Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
The Eragon books are shit, and should be treated as toilet tissue. If I see Mr. Paolini in person, I will fucking stab is fucking eyeballs out with an icicle.
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MaddalinaMocanu Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
One can show anger towards something not particularly using swear words ;P

Also, how could you keep that icicle cold if you would be boiling of rage? :confused:
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Lifh Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
Simple. My heart is as cold as the icicle.
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WalkingRen Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
I used to like this series, but can I plead 8-11 years old?

Also character is vegetarian but doesn't care about killing thousands of people...?
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FeralTao Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
It's the same kind of funny with super-duper Goody-Two-Shoes-heroes, who are supposed to represent the force of light and good but end up blasting up hundreds if not thousands of people (Luke Skywalker, I'm looking at you). But it's okay because they were part of the force of evul and we didn't know any of their names anyway. :nod:
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WalkingRen Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
But didn't luke skywalker kill clones?
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FeralTao Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
Not everyone who worked aboard of the Death Star was a clone, it's very obvious in the movie. Clones only served as a military force, the executive decisions and maintenance were done by normal people.
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WalkingRen Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
Never actually watched the original =P
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MaddalinaMocanu Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
That's called "Hypocrisy" :icondummydanceplz:
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WalkingRen Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
:nod:
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Bumsy Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
I struggled through the first book because it was sooo boring. I then decided to give the second one a try and gave up half way through. Boring characters, boring plot, boring everything.
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MaddalinaMocanu Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I agree! :no:
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fantasylover103 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Only read one book. It was okay, not the best.
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e-c-h Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Professional General Artist
never read it but I like the book cover :giggle:
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MaddalinaMocanu Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
You know, my sister thinks the same thing. She was enthusiastic when she got the books home from the library but because they were pretty and one of them was new and smelled great xD
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e-c-h Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Professional General Artist
yah, that's why real books will always be better than kindle ones: DAT SMELL XD
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Nonuski Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I am reading the last book now (fourth), and boy let me tell you.
It is awful. :lol:

I'm trying to understand why i bought it in the first place.. :stare:
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MaddalinaMocanu Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
It's too weak for the money spent.
Why not go on the site GoodReads and find a great fantasy trilogy/cycle there are many out there :D
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Nonuski Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:dummy: Thank you for the suggestion, i think i'll buy me some books at the end of this month!
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owlbuddy Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
By the way, you might like this: [link]

Well, if you haven't seen it already.
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MaddalinaMocanu Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I saw it the very year it came out :/ And yesterday I saw a review on Youtube about it, in 3 parts, so it summarized the movie quite nough to make me realize that I hate it!
I prefer Middle Earth or Narnia, thanks ;P
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owlbuddy Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
They do make a good point though, it really DID feel like a starwars ripoff.
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MaddalinaMocanu Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Star Wars was at least (tolerably) original set in a sci-fi world. Eragon is simply... too dull for words.
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AvisCelox Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It wasn't bad, but it was rather unoriginal, and the ending sucked.
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MaddalinaMocanu Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
What do you expect from a 15 year old kid that turned 27 by the end of the cycle? One sentence: "Not enough experience to write."
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AvisCelox Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
True. He will get better the more he writes.
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MaddalinaMocanu Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Or probably not. There are writes that never improve. Or never do anything else except gravitate around the world they have created.
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WalkingRen Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
He plans to write more books in his world =P
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MaddalinaMocanu Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
WoW... I wonder if he realizes how useless his darn world is? There is nothing worth mentioning in it. >.>
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WalkingRen Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
:shrug:
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Xathoa Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Professional General Artist
I personally think the first book was pretty good. I liked the first book a lot, actually.
Then the second book came out, and it was slogging through, but still pretty interesting.
When I got to read the third book, it got a loooot slower. I was uninterested in most of what the third book had to offer. A few good scenes I liked, and a few things I did feel upset about and had interest... but too little of those were there, and too far between. I like Eragon's brother, and I feel pity and what he's going through and what he's had to do. However, you barely ever see him. Saphira the dragon has become a bit stupid in the books, and I'm rather annoyed by that. I liked her sly comments in the earlier books.
I have not read the fourth book yet. I plan to read it and own it one of these days, so I can have a complete collection, and finish the series (because I like completing things... *cough). But, I grew more uninterested as the books continued.

But that's my honest opinion.
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MisterTurtle Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
I'm not going to read 1000+ pages of shit that better books tell in less than fucking half of that.
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MaddalinaMocanu Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Or quarter half of that ;P :iconteheplz:
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Land-Shark17 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I liked the books when I read the first three in grade 7. I have yet to read the fourth and keep procrastinating, though, so I don't know how I'll feel about it. :shrug:
I still knew the movie sucked back then, though, so that's... something, I guess.
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The-Vibeke Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
I liked it! He's a good writer, knows how to tell a story and make it interesting. Yeah he wrote the hero's journey but who cares? He made it good.
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MaddalinaMocanu Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I have a few words for you: "The French Lieutenant's Woman" seriously look it up. That is a well written and INTERESTING story. Eragon was a sleepfest, srsly.
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WizardOfUnseen Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Shows you that literature is is dying :no:
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MaddalinaMocanu Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:iconcrying--plz:
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WizardOfUnseen Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:pat:
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Akuma223 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I loved the books :shrug: But the movie, ugh....
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poseidonsimons-s Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
I read the first and made it half way through the second. Wasn't impressed even though I'm a dragon freak
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MaddalinaMocanu Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
That's bad. Tho you have to admit Paolini even if he did not intend to overshadow the main character he made Sapphira pretty badass ;P
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PuzzledHeartBox Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
Waise heil
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:iconmaddalinamocanu:
MaddalinaMocanu Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Google translate is a bitch.

Are you referring to the orphan cliche?
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PuzzledHeartBox Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
Eragon the Movie - Dragon is hurt, little boy goes and says "waise heil" dragon is healed.
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MaddalinaMocanu Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Oh... But that does not make any sense at all.
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PuzzledHeartBox Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
Apparently he's magical :o?
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i-stamp Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
I really didn't care for the prose, or the characterization, or just about anything in the book. But I'm tired of people saying that it copied off Star Wars like that's a bad thing. Star Wars copied the fuck off Dune and nobody seems to care (either because they really like Star Wars or they haven't read Dune). And Lord of the Rings copied the fuck off of The Ring of the Nibelung, but is still considered the father of modern fantasy storytelling. Plenty of successful stories were less than original. So it seems a bit hypocritical to focus on that with Eragon. Especially when there's so many other problems to talk about.
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