Jan. 11th, 2010

amatyultare: (team tyler's van)
Today has been, not a bad day, but a day of grumpiness for me. And also a singularly unproductive day at work, which I freely admit is totally my fault. I spent a truly reprehensible amount of my work day essentially pouting.

The primary reason for this - and yes, I am ridiculous for getting so worked up/caught up in/influenced by a work of fiction, but there you go - is that I borrowed Eclipse and Breaking Dawn from Julie on Saturday and spent much of the day Sunday reading through Eclipse. Apologies to anyone who enjoyed Eclipse; you may not want to read the rest of this post.

I really do not know why I do this to myself. But kudos to Jason, who very patiently endured/indulged my angry rants via text message.

I guess the reason why I'm so upset about this book is that I hate certain behaviors with a passion. I hate it when someone tries to take away another person's ability to make choices for themselves. I hate manipulation (which is really just another way of trying to force someone's choice, except through emotional means) and passive aggressive behavior, which is essentially a pervasive form of manipulation. These three are some of my biggest 'buttons' - just seeing someone behaving like this, even if it's not to me directly, is likely to get me riled.

So, apropos to this, five distinct points in the book that I remember offhand bugged me. A lot. )

I am almost excited to read Breaking Dawn, because there is no way it can be as bad as Eclipse. (I know, famous last words and all, but I know basically what happens in BD and frankly I think I can handle blood-vomiting, bone-breaking pregnancies easily after this.)

And now, to bed.
amatyultare: (team tyler's van)
Today has been, not a bad day, but a day of grumpiness for me. And also a singularly unproductive day at work, which I freely admit is totally my fault. I spent a truly reprehensible amount of my work day essentially pouting.

The primary reason for this - and yes, I am ridiculous for getting so worked up/caught up in/influenced by a work of fiction, but there you go - is that I borrowed Eclipse and Breaking Dawn from Julie on Saturday and spent much of the day Sunday reading through Eclipse. Apologies to anyone who enjoyed Eclipse; you may not want to read the rest of this post.

I really do not know why I do this to myself. But kudos to Jason, who very patiently endured/indulged my angry rants via text message.

I guess the reason why I'm so upset about this book is that I hate certain behaviors with a passion. I hate it when someone tries to take away another person's ability to make choices for themselves. I hate manipulation (which is really just another way of trying to force someone's choice, except through emotional means) and passive aggressive behavior, which is essentially a pervasive form of manipulation. These three are some of my biggest 'buttons' - just seeing someone behaving like this, even if it's not to me directly, is likely to get me riled.

So, apropos to this, five distinct points in the book that I remember offhand bugged me. A lot. )

I am almost excited to read Breaking Dawn, because there is no way it can be as bad as Eclipse. (I know, famous last words and all, but I know basically what happens in BD and frankly I think I can handle blood-vomiting, bone-breaking pregnancies easily after this.)

And now, to bed.

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