Sorry about the late reply~ >.< Meant to answer you early but...yeah :silent:
Yep, so you know the snowboarding minigame in TP?
Now it'll be Deluxe Minigame Challenge: X-TREME Ironing Snowboarding xD I can just imagine Link doing it
I probably phrased that weird...I mean to say I like your thought process, even though that's a really weird compliment ^^ Right now for example, you were able to concede to me that you're not always sure you know what you're talking about. I'm not sure what it is exactly, but I think it's because within what you're writing to me, I'm picking up a feel for the way you think since it actually feels similar to me to the way I think, and I don't usually get the feeling that other people think similarly to the way I do. Though I could be completely wrong in actuality XD
I'm glad you've read the Harry Potters, as their worth the read, and the movies miss an enormous amount of the content present in the books. Of course, they do the best they can, but really, the movies just can't stand in for the books. The thing is about the movies, since they're pressed for time, the really informational scenes that explain in detail what's going on happen in an instant, so you really have to be awake and paying attention to what's going on during the movies to understand everything that's happening. Compared to that, in reading the books you are moving at your own pace, so you absorb the information better and more easily. It's actually better to watch the movies after reading the books anyway, since you already have all the background information in your head and don't need to rely on the movies to provide you with that info. A lot of people who just watch the movies end up missing all that crucial info in the movie, and so after watching it leave with just a vague impression of what was going on. I really find that a shame~
I agree. There are certain factors that can raise the chances of it catching popularity, but chance itself seems to play half the deciding role. Twilight, for example, I'm pretty sure didn't receive any significant advertising, yet it caught on. I remember reading Stephanie Meyer say that she originally wrote the book for her sister and wasn't even going to publish it, and then her sister said something like "hey this is good! you should publish it." ...and then she did, not really expecting it to gain so much popularity. Though I think there are certain factors that contributed, such as the cover. Really, it has a very simplistic, minimalistic, but extremely attractive cover that actually stands out on a store shelf. Furthermore, the short and simple title is catchy enough to grab a person's attention. So with the cover and title together, it's more likely that it would catch the eye of a random person browsing books at the store. I really think this made a big difference. After that, I'd just say that it was the whole "Supernatural Romance" genre that tickled many people's fancies and made it catch on. After that, I think it was the outside variables kicking in.