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Old 03-04-2011, 12:57 AM   #1
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Do you cry after finishing a long series?

Well, maybe not outright cry, but I was pretty bummed after finishing a few lengthy series, in which I had thoroughly immersed myself in the characters and their lives. They were not romance series, but more to do with life and friendship. That must be why I felt incredibly sad for a few days xD;

but anyway, it's nice to be emotionally attached to characters, until the author decides to leave them at a certain point in their lives.

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Old 03-04-2011, 03:46 AM   #2
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Honestly, it depends. Sometimes, an author should have ended it long ago. Sometimes, I want more, more, more.
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Old 03-04-2011, 03:56 AM   #3
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Cry? No. But I think the series I've felt the most emotional attachment to (and don't laugh!) is the Harry Potter series. I was very sad to finish that and realise that there wouldn't be any more.
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Old 03-04-2011, 04:03 AM   #4
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Cry? No. But I think the series I've felt the most emotional attachment to (and don't laugh!) is the Harry Potter series. I was very sad to finish that and realise that there wouldn't be any more.
ah, i did hear about something like that amongst many others right after the series ended. it was rather publicized for a while, too.
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Old 03-04-2011, 05:37 AM   #5
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Cry? No. But I think the series I've felt the most emotional attachment to (and don't laugh!) is the Harry Potter series. I was very sad to finish that and realise that there wouldn't be any more.
I know the feeling. But Harry has some amazing fan-fictions.
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Old 03-04-2011, 05:48 AM   #6
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I know the feeling. But Harry has some amazing fan-fictions.
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Old 03-04-2011, 06:29 AM   #7
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I know the feeling. But Harry has some amazing fan-fictions.
Ah, yes, who could ever forget the immortal lines:

“Sire are dads have been shot!” Draco said while we wipped sum tears from his white face. “Enoby had a vision in a dreem.”

Dubleodre started to cockle. “Hahahaha! And How due u aspect me to know Ebony’s not divisional?”

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As Prince once sang, 'life is just a party, and parties weren't meant to last.'

Self-control from the author (and subsequent brand-owners) is vital. I'm really happy if something I've enjoyed all the way through ends in a satisfying way: - there's no way the author can mess up the ending.
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Old 03-04-2011, 08:33 AM   #8
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And sometimes frustration... Like in The Passage... when I realize that it's just "To be continued..."
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Old 03-04-2011, 10:04 AM   #9
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...cry? Nope. Get emotional? Sure. (patiently waiting for the next 'Song of Ice and Fire' book... Still... Doo Bee Doo Bee Doo... Still waiting... *sigh*)
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Old 03-04-2011, 10:06 AM   #10
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I remember when I finished reading The Dark Tower series... long long series and I devoted a long time on it...
Glad I read it back to back to back
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Sometimes I cry at the beginning of a long series. But that's different issue.
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Old 03-04-2011, 01:31 PM   #12
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Honestly, it depends. Sometimes, an author should have ended it long ago. Sometimes, I want more, more, more.
That has been my experience also. Except i think Chapterhouse Dune might have been the best in the series after the original. IMHO. I know most disagree with that.
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Sometimes I cry at the beginning of a long series. But that's different issue.
I cry so much on the first page of Proust that I've never actually made it past there.
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Old 03-04-2011, 02:38 PM   #14
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...cry? Nope. Get emotional? Sure. (patiently waiting for the next 'Song of Ice and Fire' book... Still... Doo Bee Doo Bee Doo... Still waiting... *sigh*)
Oh, man of poor faith. Here it comes, on 12 July http://shelf-life.ew.com/2011/03/03/...-dragons-date/

I didn't cry but I felt odd when the last Harry Potter was released. Expecting the next HP used to be a highlight in my life and then, no more. In a way, I think I miss more the expectation than the books.

Not a series, but when I finished the Lord of the Rings for the first time, when I was a teenager, I felt as if I had been kicked out of a warm place to the real world again. And I didn't want to go.

Now, the Wheel of Time is a different story. It was long overdue by the fifth book.
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Old 03-05-2011, 07:48 AM   #15
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I cried when I finished the Millenium series because I realized I would've been better off waiting for the movies.

I like Salander, and there are genuinely thrilling parts, but man, so much of it screamed for editing and reworking. Larsson is a journalist, and it shows. This is one series of books that could actually benefit from Hollywoodization. If Fincher is smart, and he is, he will do just Dragon Tattoo.

I AM really sad that there will be no more robot and foundation novels from Asimov. The ones by other authors just aren't the same.

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