Rereading AF

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Rereading AF

Post by FowlStar » Fri 7th Dec 2018

So I've been rereading AF and I just finished the first book. I've already bought a copy of the Arctic Circle and i'm really excited to be starting that. it reminds me of so many good times with you all, sitting in the library thumbing through these pages, talking with everyone. The friends i made here.

i also look back on this reread with a bit of sadness because i understand why the story is being told in the first place. what happened to arty in the later books. it's a lot and i didn't expect to still have so much emotion for this series at all. but i'm glad for it, it makes me feel like i still have a home here.

i still love mulch diggums and root so much, and the sprites are so fun to laugh at. with holly short.... let's just say i get why i was so gay for her when i was 14. she's amazing. and artemis is still as brilliant and biting as ever. i'm looking forward to the eternity code a lot a lot a lot. dkwjaoihdhduhklm you guys i'm so excited for the movie, even if the casting is a disaster. but off topic, i digress.

i love you all. if anyone rereads the books please put your impressions here.
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Re: Rereading AF

Post by lackingimagination » Sat 8th Dec 2018

Hmm I'm in the same boat kinda - In recent months I've been rereading the books in preparation for the movie! Well actually "rereading the books" is a stretch, because I barely got through the first book and then didn't continue. Not because they're bad or anything, I just sadly don't really have the attention span for books anymore. In the next year, hopefully I'll try a little harder and reread the whole series.

I haven't read them in years and it's honestly a shock exactly HOW awesome and inventive they are. For the first book, anyway. There are things I don't like, of course, but altogether I really enjoyed it, it's been too long. You can compare Artemis Fowl to Harry Potter or Die Hard or what-the-hell-ever, but in the end, there's really nothing else like it.

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Post by artymon I\/ » Wed 26th Dec 2018

Weird, I find myself re-reading them again as well; happened to be in the bookstore with time to kill and thumbed through the first book....then ended up re-reading it and the second one. Most likely going to work my way back through the rest of the series...at least until the sixth.

I have mixed feelings over 7 and 8...though Orion might prove still charming enough to entice a read from me.

*cough*thenagainistillamnotoverrootorvinyayadying*cough*

My impressions are that the stories still hold up pretty well. The tongue in cheek demeanor of the book's voice compelled me to carry on for a smart payoff.

I'm sure if I were a smarter person, I'd discover some political nugget to rant about, but really the only overarching theme of the series is environmentalism; from which I can trickle out further into coming to terms with our darker natures and overcoming them to surpass into stronger versions of ourselves.

I'm not sure how I feel about the movie; to be frank or bob or lindsey, probably about half the reason for the re-read is in anticipation of the movies, to see how badly it's bungled. (yes, I'm being pessimistic, come August I could be eating crow)

I'm kind of scared of that - the movie being bad. Of it being bad enough to shatter my images of the books.

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But yeah, I greatly enjoyed reading through the first one enough to pursue the second...which I chewed through a lot quicker.

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Actually, I do have one thing that made me chuckle a little, when Foaly is going over the Fowl history, he says there's a file that's four gigabytes in size. He goes on to say that in paper terms that equals half a library....which is pretty impressive. If it were on paper. What I'm getting at is, present day me thought the file size sounded pretty light; what there's only paper files/information kept? Not photos and videos or sound clips? That very well could be, maybe the digital media is stored elsewhere.
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Re: Rereading AF

Post by FowlStar » Fri 1st Feb 2019

artymon I\/ wrote:
Wed 26th Dec 2018

I have mixed feelings over 7 and 8...though Orion might prove still charming enough to entice a read from me.

you know? when 7 and 8 dropped i didn't really pay attention to them too much quite honestly. something about them felt different from the other books. so this is quite possibly my first time reading them fully. i don't remember much of what happens.

i just finished the opal deception and for me, i think the lost colony is kind of boring, but i'm gonna give it another shot. 1-4 are so charming and they hold up extremely well. found myself chuckling quite a lot, and i felt the same sorrow when root died. i knew it was coming and the impact of the scene hasn't lessened with the passing of the years. it helps that i hadn't read the books in a while so i forgot the exact happenings, so i found myself being surprised and i'm pleased about that. it's like i'm reading them for the first time all over again.

and did you hear about the new spin off books about the twins? i'm excited for that.

i'm sure the AF movie will be a disaster but hey, i think one good thing is it's rekindled my interest and some of the fandom is alive again. so it's a win in my book for now.
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Post by artymon I\/ » Mon 8th Jul 2019

Aye, a win-win...unless the movie is horrendously bad.

I know what you mean about them feeling different. At one point I know I owned books 1 through 6, so maybe that influenced me, reading them more frequently?

Currently, I am re-reading book 6 and wanted to share a few thoughts:

The lack of mention to Minerva is a bit unsettling, almost every other person and aspect of Lost Colony gets a mention in Time Paradox, except Minerva. I know she wasn't necessarily popular with a lot of people, but it seems weird to have a previously major character ghosted out of existence.

Although, the dirty truth is that I really didn't notice.

Apparently on Twitter, Eoin made a response that she was off in the Alps with some other dude. So write your own ending there. Either Artemis couldn't keep up with her or he decided he wasn't so crazy about her anymore and used his Mesmer to wipe her mind of him and fairies.

My second point of wonder is №1, specifically his magic. Does this guy ever have to recharge his batteries? He not only fills Holly's tank, but tosses her and Artemis back in time, all without once ever mentioning a need to refuel his magic. Do warlocks in general have unlimited magic tanks? Or perhaps only demon warlocks? Perhaps the demon warlocks are powerful enough they're able to 'wirelessly' recharge? The standard is that fairies recharge through the earth itself via acorns.

Also on this read through, I got the distinct feeling there was an alternate ending of sorts in mind. Specifically, №1 warns that after three days Holly and Artemis will be stuck in the past. What if they had? Eight years isn't necessarily a long period to be trapped back in, it would (sort of) help Artemis get caught up on the years he lost in Hybras....well...actually not totally, as then he'd be older than he should...
Still, I got that vibe of Artemis and Holly possibly getting stuck. You just know he'd make that stock market work for him.

That's all I've got for now, unless you want to hear me yammer on about shipping...
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Re: Rereading AF

Post by FowlStar » Sat 13th Jul 2019

I do, actually. I like reading your thoughts my man
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