I think if we talked about some of our favorite characters, and why we liked them, each of us would cite different reasons, but I also suspect that there may be an underlying principle or two that explain why we like specific characters, in general.
I’ve noticed that many people don’t use the full spectrum when rating; in fact most use about half: 5/5, 4/5, and the rare 3/5. And I can understand why. Growing up, most of us attended classes where we were graded on a scale of 1 to 100, but everything below a 60 was simply labeled F. I also think there’s a very real concern about “being mean”. Many of us know how hard it can be to toil away for months or even years, only to see our work rejected.
I walked into the theater with some trepidation, expecting to be disappointed, which turned out to be to my benefit, as the film quickly blew me away.
Granted the live action Ghost in the Shell does have its shortcomings, but overall I was pleasantly surprised.
*Warning, spoilers ahead*
As I blog I’m finding that some very interesting conversations can occur through comments, and good conversation can be elusive sometimes.
That’s why I’ve decided to create a new category, discussion posts.
When I’m crafting a post on writing, or a book review, I try to come to some kind of conclusion, combining my own opinions with those of others to reach a consensus about the subject.
Discussion posts will be less formal, more open-ended; in an effort to spark a friendly dialogue with others who may have read, seen, or thought about the topic in question.
I’m going to aim for at least one discussion post a month, but we’ll see how things go.