The old, "if i have to go through it, so do you" thing. I didn't understand it then and as I've gotten older, I understand it even less. Being hurt is not a rite of passage. Life does not have to be a contest of who can endure the most.
I know you're thinking that people will want to see your movies so bad that they will just give in and pay for it. Nope. That's assuming that the money is there to do that with. Which it isn't. I'm not the only broke lady either. There's millions of us and none of us have the time or money for this nonsense. I'll keep my Netflix. I'll sign up for your stupid free subscription and then I'll cancel the heck out of every single one of your stupid services before you can get a dime out of me. Seems the only power the little people like me have is with our dollar. You won't be getting mine.
Dystopian novels are super popular and I know I'm not the only one who has given serious thought to how crappy existing in one of those societies would be. Dystopian novels burrow deep into our psych and give us way more than just entertainment. This genre has a power that most others just don't. Novels like "The Handmaid's Tale" influence politics and it's symbols have been used in many a protest in an effort to protect women's rights.
What say ye fair patrons of these vast interwebs? Do you like blog contests? Do you participate in them? What's the make it or break it for you?
How many of you have found the perfect series and wished you could live there forever? This happens more than I care to admit. I'm a series kind of person. I don't want to visit new worlds. I'd rather kick off my shoes and stay awhile.
The opinion of most in my generation is that I got married very young. My husband and I were both 21 when we said our vows. It's been six years now and we are still going strong. There were a lot of people who told us that we wouldn't make it. They told us we were making a huge mistake. People say a lot of things.
As a book reviewer who reads a shit ton of books, I am bound to run across at least one really crap book. It happens. It puts me as a reviewer in a really tight spot. I know how much blood, sweat and tears goes into just writing a novel. Not to mention the vulnerability of submitting it to the whim of a reviewer.