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Music of the Wiredhttps://ia803208.us.archive.org/33/items/Akiroinochi-Secrets/ProjectRikuShrinkDown.mp3
AdaptationsThe written word has long been my favorite medium for storytelling specifically because of how interpretive it is. When reading I can change the style I use to visualize things and it can completely change the experience of a book. Once you see an adaptation of a book that is lost, or at least heavily damaged. Having literally scene what the characters look like and how scenes play out I find myself having to actively avoid falling back on the movie or comic or whatever for my visualization, even when they go expressly against the text. For example, here's a bunch of artwork for The Hobbit that predates any movie adaption. There were so many interpretations of things like Gollum before the movies, and now there's only one. The recent Gollum game has (among many far more valid criticisms) been widely criticized for changing Gollum's face from what the movie went with. Only the face, the rest is just a slight variation of the movie design. In addition, the nature of writing leads it to being the most detailed medium of storytelling by far. You can look into peoples heads without breaking the flow, showing an inner monologue in a movie would be criticized for telling not showing; you can explain action with all the wonderful flavor of English connotation; the difference between lumbering or striding or marching to describe somebody walking for example (this is also a very interpretive part of writing, as connotation is naturally subjective); you can go into absurd world building detail, as seen with The Silmarillion and the Lord of the Rings appendices. All of these aspects are lost when you turn a book into a movie. This isn't to disparage other mediums for storytelling, only to enumerate some of the strengths of writing and explain why it is my favorite. Some of these strengths are even shared with other forms, but never all. For this reason I am pretty against adapting books, and adaptations in general. I feel like stories should be left in their original medium, you can make connected stories across mediums, but again you should perhaps not; a movie can be a squeal to a book, but again the visualization aspect will be hurt by showing exactly how the characters look. I want to hear more thoughts and perspectives about adaptions, though I don't want this to devolve into arguing about how faithful adaptions should be and which adaptions are best; I've had that conversation plenty of times.
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