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Read it or Lose it by IaiaRose Read it or Lose it by IaiaRose
Quick thing I whipped up from the HP 7 text. I'm not talking specifically about this book, but in general. If there's a movie and a book, go read it. It's not that hard and you'll get more out of it. If anything, you'll know how to spell the names properly. Haha.

One thing this particularly irks me with is my favorite, Lord of the Rings. Sure the movies are fantastic epics (in my pov), but really need to read the books to fully appreciate it.

Years later, this stamp is still turning out to be true (aka Game of Thrones!)
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AliceSacco Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2017   Digital Artist
Honestly LOTR movie was so ridicolous that I laughted in most scenes. I though it was a parody.
The book was way better and epic.
CrazyCriitter Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really wanted to be a new kind of person of 2016
who loves to read books like a nerd buut...


Using! <3
Kerowyn6 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015
Oh, god, HBO GoT fans are capital offendors.
"Arya's a hero!" Hah.
"Dany's so humble!" Oh really?
"Sansa is so lame!" Tell that to Littlefinger and Sweetrobin.
J25TheArcKing Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You make a good point and I have to agree with this.

Start with the book then to the movie. Their both different. Reading is good for the mind.

I'm going to read the Lord of the Rings books instead.

I also hate it how they say the Batman comics are $hit while the movies are better. If it isn't without the comics, their won't be no movie.
CrispyLettuce Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I feel this way about The Shining. Obviously a ton of people really like the movie, and I did too, until I read the book. There are some cool horror parts that were added for the movie, but the ending of the book is decently different (and much better in my own opinion). It's such a shame because I know plenty of people who've seen the movie, but I don't know anyone else who's read the book. :(
IaiaRose Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014   Photographer
I didn't even know there was a book :o I guess that can be the downside of movies that "outshine" the books in pop culture.
Tearthgrrl Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013
Breezy-night Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
I have watched all the Lord of the Rings movie and I'm in the process of reading the book. I stared two weeks ago, but in my defense it is a big book.
Hawkheart29 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
In my experiance when a book is made into a movie they either do a wonderful job (the first Harry Potter movie for example) or they totally kill it (Percy Jackson).

Fyi, the older BBC Narnia movies stay true to the books unlike Disney's version (Caspian was way too old in the movie, he never liked Susan that way, and wtf was going on in Dawntrader?!)
GokuMartin Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012
I should link this deviation to anyone who only knows about Wonderland from those (awful) Impostor videogames.

READ THE ORIGINAL BOOK BY LEWIS CARROLL. Wonderland is NOTHING like the Impostor's videogames depicted it as. And the Impostor is NOT the One True Alice.
Desuke-Love Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Student Writer
Agreed! Sometimes I say 'have you read...' and the person is like 'no, but I've seen the film'. Well, I've seen the film too and it sucks -_- sadly, 85% of movies from books absolutely murder the book (the ones that come immediately to mind are the Darren Shan Saga, Inkheart and Beastly. I was in physical pain when I watched those DX)
Mc-Robin Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Hobbyist
i tried to read lord of the rings, but in my opinion its boring.
thats how i learned, that not all books are better than its movie. there are different ways to write one, after all. and different tastes.

still its very sad, when people dont know there -is- a book, though : I
Sushiabbot123 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012
I love this!
Rohirrimwolf Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
LUV! I am going to use, kay?
crimsonsaphire Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011
I will eventually read it once i'm done with the Eragon series :)
ShadowedLove97 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Student Writer
I agree with this stamp! Most books are better than the movies!

And I agree with Lord of the Rings. I've read the whole series (the first two books twice, the last book I read once but the ending I, again, read twice). I watched the movies first. But after I finished watching all of them ('cause I own them) I asked my mom if LOTR was a book series, and she said yes. So I automatically went to a library and checked out all three books.xD Then I bought the first two (I couldn't find the last one. I'm still looking for it in paperback!)
Sugary-Stardust Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011
Yesss! I can't stand it when people have only seen the Harry Potter movies and have never read any of the books. D:
bagasuit091 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
So true!
Polli1 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I. So. Agree.

SideQuestPubs Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Yeah, I can't understand some of the people who don't enjoy reading.

You can get more out of it than you think. ;)
For example, in 11th grade English, we read To Kill a Mockingbird. Every week, the entire class had to take a test on the assigned chapters...except me.
Why? Because the tests were to be sure we actually were reading, and...well...I was reading ahead. Like when the rest of the class was on chapter 2, I was already on chapter 10. (Just as well that the teacher let me forgo the tests; reading ahead made it harder to remember the right details.)
No tests for me during that book, which translated into even more time to read.
Caramel-soda Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011  Student General Artist
I only know one other kid in my school who I can talk to about LotR without the "I LOVED THAT MOVIE! It was a book too!?" It bothers me so much...
Cyinamas Featured By Owner May 26, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
The books are always better.
ErikaRBarker Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011
This is me when girls fan girl over Legolas and I'm sitting there going . . . who even remembers Bilbo and Thorin?
Kerowyn6 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015
And now that the Hobbit movies are out...
"Ooh look it's John Watson!"
"Kili and Tauriel are meant to be."
(althoug I sypathize with Peter Jackson's motive in adding Tauriel, it still irks me when I see that some people tink she was in the book.
RockyGems Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011  Student General Artist
This is me when people fangirl over the Eragon movie and have never read the book. Plus arm flailing.
Phantom-Jaselin Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Oh definitely, the book is almost always better than the movie. (Which is why nowadays I try to avoid reading it before I watch the movie. :lol: )
ElvenWarrior14 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
So true :)
And what's funny is that there are extremely idiotic people who think that "The Lord of the Rings" was just a movie all by itself (like "Star Wars") and not based upon anything.
Then I tell them, "You just mocked the world's greatest fantasy writer. D:<"
Then they would be like, "Who? What greatest fantasy writer?"
Then they would give me a blank stare and then say, "Ooohhh. You mean Lord of the Rings was based upon a book?"
Then I would say through clenched teeth, "Yes!"

This seriously did happen and I was kind of in a cranky mood that day. But still, as much as I love the movies of LOTR, I was a little dissappointed that Tom Bombadil wasn't in any of the movie at all :( He was such a cool and important character that I couldn't believe that they didn't add him in the movie D: Oh well, at least the book is all we've got to know who Tom is :D
Kerowyn6 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015
Poor Tom. He got a bit sidelined. Still, he has his fans. 
MERVYN PEAKE, DAMMIT! Ten years before Tolkien! And as much as I love Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Steerpike is not supposed to be hot!
Although to be honest, Tolkien and Peake's works are so different that they can't really be compared. They both rock.
Grimmjowrulz64 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011
I LOVE you for this!! I've full heartedly agree
Allyrah Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
So true, couldn't agree more. You miss out if you don't read the book. I'm so using this one.
heidinanookie Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
When I saw this stamp I immediately thought of LotR! Generally, I only refer to it as "the book" in my head :D
Mepps Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2009
So totally agree! The books are almost ALWAYS better.
ramonatheta Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2009
I agree with this almost totally but I have found a few exceptions. Jane Eyre is better watched then read- I read it one night and was so appallled that I had to read Mansfield Park afterwards to remind myself how good a Regency book should be.

Dracula is also better watched. I'm not saying that it is not a good plot- it is, but the film is so much more interesting. To be honest I found the book a bit boring.

Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings definatly need to be read though. The film miss out so much of the plot, and add new bits that don't need added, or else wouldn't have needed adding if the plot had been kept the same as the book.

As for Eragon I actually found the book okay, the plot was a bit boring and I knew what was going to happen, and no offence to anyone but I found that I had to change around the sentences and stuff as I read it, and this just bored me so much. Everyone os going to kill me for saying this but I really liked the film- okay it changed the plot a lot but I really loved the film, but I think that is because it had so many good actors in it- Alun Armstrong, John Malcovich, Jeremy Irons and Robert Carlyle in one film. Sorry for rambling.

But yes, if i watch a film I almost always try to read the book first, if I can.

Love your stamp. It's brilliant! =D :hug:
nikita625 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2009
completely agree! Wether it's LOTR or Harry Potter or any other book to movie franchise...The movies are ood in their own right, and if looked at seperately (given the film industries time and budget constraints) they are VERY good, however the books are always so much better!
dancer-lost-in-music Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2009  Hobbyist
The movies are great but there is always more in the book. I always get mad when people watch the movie but refuse to read the book, they're missing out on so much.
LordPendragonOfCaria Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Ordinarilly, I too prefer the book. However, for some reason, I honestly prefer the Lord of the Rings movies over the books. I guess its times like this when I honestly feel so wierd saying that, evne though it's true :/
TaiVixey Featured By Owner May 26, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
So ture! *coughEragoncough*
KooboriSapphire Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2009  Student General Artist
I'm still trying to forget I watched such an awful movie (didn't even read the books :/)
MaRina731 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So true. :)
I like the way you created this, with the word "book" taken from a book (and it was Harry Potter 7 :D ) - very good. :)

Icey-chan Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2009  Hobbyist
Oh my gosh yes. :iconiloveitplz:

I've been expressing my opinion on this very strongly for a while. I hadn't even read Eragon when the movie came out, but now that I have, I realize how BADLY they screwed it up. D;

When Inkheart came out, I watched it and was nearly crying at how inconsistent it was with the books, and how it lacked the foundation for Inkspell and Inkdeath (not to mention the actor they chose for Mo was an awful choice).

I won't even get started on Harry Potter. D8 I'm scared for how they'll handle the last book due to the subtle yet important details they left out in previous movies. How they haven't reintroduced Dobby yet in particular bugs me, and Winky was never introduced in the first place. :I

It makes me sad how people will go to the movies and not even realize the story is based off a book. And at that, I haven't seen a movie yet that was better than the book. You can only stuff so much detail into a movie, while the amount of words you can stuff into a book is endless. <3

Once, while on a trip with my youth group, some girls were chatting about movies and brought up Inkheart (movie edition), and how great it was, and then I make a remark about how awful it was when compared to the book. All I got were confused, and possibly disgusted, reactions. Books aren't bad, dangit! I'd rather be stranded on an island with a library than with a computer, video games, or an MP3 player. And anyway, books don't need charging. ;3 :heart:

tl; dr: Books > movies. 'nuff said. o3o

Lometari Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2009
So true...
MetalMindSam Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2009
Yeah, a lot of times I read a book and then when I see the movie I'm disappointed because they change so much.
JuMiKu Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2009
I completely agree with you. So far I was disappointed by every single movie based on a book.
dramaelfie Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2008  Hobbyist Filmographer
I agree with *LissaMonster down there. It would have been nice if the people who did Eragon had actually read the book BEFORE they made the movie. ¬_¬ I love movies based on novels, but NOTHING beats the original book.

P.S. LOTR books are awesome, Tolkien is brilliant! XD
EtherealWolf Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2008
Amen. <3

I saw the movies before I read the books, but I have read them. X3 The Hobbit as well, which I probably liked more than the others, though perhaps it was becuase I didn't know what was going to happen. xD

But yeah. It bugs me when people say they love LotR and they haven't/aren't going to read the books. They do drag a bit at times, but are definitely worth the read!

Anyhow, nice work. I'll be using this stamp. ;)
fiery-chicken Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Snap, Serveres, Dumbledor... all annoy me! At least read the stupid book or a cliffnotes version of it!

..sorry, still trudging through LOTR....

but at least I am reading it..

DON'T MISSPELL NAMES! It's a pet peeve..

in other words, I like this stamp!
The-Magic-Within Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
Yeah. There are so many people I know who go to see the movie blissfully unaware of the book. And then they act like they know everything about it. That pisses me off to no end. :+fav:
coNstantine2530 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2008  Student Filmographer
I totally agree with this; I'll use it and I salute you!
ArcanePrayer Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2008
So true... :no:
mayahuskee Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2008
Bwahaha, beautiful. <3
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