Yeah, stupid people annoy the hell out of me. So do racists, sexist pigs, bigots, and homophobes. Actually, I don't like anyone who thinks it's okay to be horrible to someone else because of their race, gender, faith, sexual preference, etc. Which is exactly what is going on at the moment.
I honestly can't believe that some morons decided to cast a negative light on a brilliant movie, just because of their own prejudices. It's pathetic, and very wrong.
We went to watch THE HUNGER GAMES the other day, and absolutely loved it. I thought it was one of the best book-to-movie I've ever seen. And the character casting was perfect. Every character in the movie lived up to my expectations from the book. And Rue--played by Amandla Stenberg--was one of them. She was perfect! Sweet, innocent, beautiful... everything she was in the book and more. I loved her interaction with Katniss, and the last scene she was in was heartbreaking.
So, why are people being assholes about it? I really don't know. Or understand it, to be honest. I've never been the kind of person to judge someone on the color of their skin. I just find it very disappointing to read the horrible, racist and insulting tweets that were posted against this sweet young actress. She did a brilliant job, and deserves to be praised not insulted.
Sorry for the heavy post, but I just had to say something about it. It disgusted me when I heard about those racist tweets. I also think that these pathetic people should be worried about their lack of comprehension skills, because they claim to have read the book. Something which I doubt, since they obviously didn't understand what they were reading, especially when it comes to character descriptions. :/
Okay... now that I got the heavy stuff out of the way, what have I been doing this week? Well, I've been very busy working on the FLE for A PATCH OF DARKNESS. I actually got it finished yesterday afternoon and emailed it back to my editor. Which is always an awesome feeling! There's only one thing left to do now: proofread the ARC. (It just hit my Inbox!)
I think I'll take today off, though. Asides from working hard on the edit, I've also gotten up at 4AM two days in a row, which takes a lot out of me. It's still early in the morning and I'm super tired, lol.
Have a great weekend!