Neko Irritation: Fandoms



I have been part of so many in following literature, films, anime, comics and book series. We are all quite passionate when it comes to our beloved characters I can understand that completely for I am the same. But some of you honestly are so nit picky when it comes to the portrayal of the fictional people.

What I am going to point fingers at is the Mortal Instruments/Shadowhunters fandom from what I am reading merely on the Facebook fanpages. While many of us are appreciating the fact they are having a second try at making the book series into a show and instead of a movie it will go on the smaller screen.

A lot of the fans are arguing amongst each other and are picking at every single detail from Clary’s hair colour to the design of the seraph blade (a Shadowhunter’s weapon). The movie flopped because it diverted from the original plot and became a romantic comedy with flashes of fantasy and Jace’s one liners from the novel but did not succeed in the same area as Hunger Games and Harry Potter.

Now it is going to the television, new director and new cast and I personally think these actors are on point and look like the characters in the novel, I have shared the previews and pictures to friends and family who have read TMI and they all so far are quite positive on the outcome. The show premieres on January 12th on ABC turning into ‘Freeform’. I can’t wait to somehow find it, tv shows take their time in arriving here in Australia but I will be a loyal fan and watch the season opening.

The rest of you need to chill out and ‘by the Angel’ have a bit more faith in what this rebranding are trying to accomplish!

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4 thoughts on “Neko Irritation: Fandoms

  1. There was only one drastic change from the first book (which I started reading after I read your post on the series) and that was the part where they go into the club. But really, how can you make a scene in a storage closet work for tv? You need more space for that and what they did worked fine from what I saw. These fans really should just be happy that they’re getting a show at all. These days it’s a miracle for anything that isn’t reality tv to stick around lol

  2. I think we should all be focusing more on plot than appearance. The appearance of a character is usually inconsequential to the plot. If it is, then it should be taken into consideration. I think people blowing up over the fact that Luke is played by a black actor just shows racism. The same can be said about the casting of Isabelle.

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