Friday, November 20, 2009

I'm Super Geeked

No, my friends I'm not a super geek, but I am super geeked. You see, I went and saw New Moon last night (which BTW totally loved) and I left the theater smiling like a fool? Why? Was it Edward's sparkliness? Jacob's ripped bod?


It was the fact that all this media greatness started with a book, an idea, a dream. TWILIGHT, LOTR, HARRY POTTER - heck, LOVELY BONES has been made into a movie too.

I really get excited when books have a mass impact on culture and thus society. It makes my academic and creative brains go into a tizzy. I get so excited I'm not sure if I want to write a new novel or work on my dissertation. I just can't decide!!!!!

Either way, I'm happy. Life is good. Books are awesome. And it's Friday.

(Oh, and these photos are from my trip to Forks, WA this past May. See, told you I wasn't a super geek. Oh, wait...)


Regina Quentin said...

Great point! I get inspired by this same thing. It can be used for good or evil, in my opinion, and I hope & pray that people use books (& even movies) for good. Their effect is long-lasting.

Shannon O'Donnell said...

I love to shock my high school students by pointing out how many of their movies were picture books first! :)

Steph Damore said...

Regina - Your response has me thinking of media in general. It's so powerful!

Shannon, sometimes I forget that too. It seems lately that's really the case - CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS and WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE instantly come to mind.

Laura Martone said...

I, too, get geeked out when I think about the impact that books - novels especially - have had on our society. To create a character that lives beyond you... like Gatsby or Oliver Twist or Harry Potter - that's what drives me.

Steph Damore said...

Exactly Laura! When your characters live beyond you that's super cool.