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Sun Jan 22, 2012 5:39 pm
Lavvie says...



Pixie2 wrote:Well, i agree with snoink. But this is a major argument people have been bickering about for atleast a year people! We need to get this straight. Dont you agree?


Debating doesn't mean the people debating are going to come to an agreement. Debating is - at least on YWS - for fun and learning. I can't change anyone's opinion since it's that person only that can. In debating, Pixie, it usually happens that it's the practice that's the prize and not converting people to another thought or belief or opinion.

Snoink, in total agreement! (I had to totes 'like' that.)




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Napier says...



The debates will still be going on long after the franchises have finished; they won't stop simply because a few people on YWS agree on one of them.
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Mon Jan 23, 2012 3:22 am
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I don't think this is a valid argument to be honest. It all really comes down to personal taste and I know that I can, for one, can easily find positive and negative things about each option, after all nothing is absolutely perfect. It's a bit like comparing basketball to netball, in the end it's just a matter of personal taste. It might just be me but I don't feel the questions been phrased right.

Also, even though there are some interesting points in here I think some people have taken this a bit too far.




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ZlyWilk says...



I'm a fair person.
Having grown up with Harry Potter, I decided to give Twilight a try, because I wanted to see what I made of it myself.
I found it pretty dull and depressing. I couldn't finish the book, no matter how hard I tried.

As I read somewhere (I'm a forgetful soul, don't ask me where), "J.K. Rowling made a better love story out of Snape and Lily in a few pages than Stephanie Meyers did in four books."

And so, I agree with that. And there's my tid-bit.
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Tue Jan 24, 2012 4:08 pm
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Having finished the first book, I can assure you that my opinion on it has remind safely the same; dull and badly written.

Just making it clear :wink:
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Tue Jan 24, 2012 7:17 pm
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Sandvich says...



I've read both Twilight and New Moon (or whatever book comes second, I can't even remember) and seen the first film.
Through all three, I kind of sat there like this:
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Now, I haven't really read any Harry Potter books, but I have seen all the films, and even from the films (which I hear omitted quite a few things) I can see that Harry Potter's plot is much more complex and generally just better than Twilight. Edward and Bella are such dull characters that they make my eyes hurt when I see them and my eyes hurt when I hear them. Bella's ONLY flaw is that she's clumsy, which is so blooming cliché... I was using that flaw when I was in Year Six, and by Year Seven I had grown out of it. (For all you non-Brits, Year Seven is 11-12 years old).
In contrast, Harry Potter's characters actually have personalities and motives... With the possible exception of Voldemort on the second count. From what I can remember (and I've only seen the films, feel free to correct me), his only real motive is that he's evil.
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Tue Jan 24, 2012 9:50 pm
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HP ALL THE WAY MAN!!!
@Sandvich
Voldemorts problem isn't that he's evil, but more that he can not love.
There's a difference! Also till he was 11 he had a kind of tragic past, which, because of his inability to love, molded him into the monster he is in the books. Harry also had tragic 11 years with the Dursley's , but as his strength is to love, he turned out different......
Somehow I don't think I'm doing a very good job at explaining my self!
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Wed Jan 25, 2012 2:51 am
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I get you skermitz. You're right on.

Also, Voldemort is prejudiced against "mud-bloods" and believes the world should be rid of half-bloods and muggles. He believes pure-blood witches and wizards are the dominant race. He's basically Hitler, only with a wand.
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Snoink says...



Sandvich is right. Star Trek is better than either of these series.
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Wed Jan 25, 2012 11:51 pm
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PixieStix says...



Noo... Actually.... I think that percy jackson and the olympians are better than either of them, wait i am going to make another debate on pJ and the olympians, Harry potter... Yeah! Check it out!
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ShootingStars says...



Percy Jackson and the Olympians was a great read also, in my opinion. They really messed up the movie though. :(
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Agreed.
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Thu Jan 26, 2012 4:32 pm
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Napier says...



Percy Jackson is all right, but it didn't have the plots and ideas Harry Potter did.

Very interesting to see Greek Gods, but Riordan has really sold out by writing another series on the Greek Gods, and one on the Egyptian Gods. Seeing as they come out pretty quickly, and he's writing two series at the same time, it does show how much effort Riordan puts into his work.

And that film...

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I made it!
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