One of the best moments of my childhood.

I can’t even tell you how excited I was that they turned this book into a movie and it was good

I literally have absolutely no complaints with the movie at all. Once, my friend and I did comparisons from the book and the movie, and we found the only major difference was the fact that Stanley wasn’t heavy set when he arrived at the camp in the movie. The majority of the script is raw quotations from the book.
This is my favorite book to movie adaptation and it did everything Percy Jackson, Inkheart, and The Golden Compass didn’t.

And the only reason Stanely wasn’t heavy set was because in the book he loses tons of weight and eventually ends up being almost thin. The director said he didn’t want to force an adolescent boy to lose weight on such a quick filming schedule, and L’bouf’s audition was so spot on, that they decided to go with a thinner Stanely from the beginning

And I’ll support directors actually giving a crap about their actor’s health.

I love this movie and it truly is wonderful.



A lot of people think that writing is this artsy job where we stare into the distance and are struck by the muses to write. 

And I guess? Sometimes? Maybe that happens? 

But usually no. It’s hard work. We have and idea. And we’re just trying to damn hard to make that idea happen. And it’s not just writing it. It’s editing. It’s revising. It’s deleting. And that sounds so simple, but it’s not. It’s really, really not. 

Don’t get me wrong: I love it, even the pain. But it’s not easy. Anything worthwhile rarely is.