I am so excited for all the things that Stephen King has going on this year! There’s a tv show coming out next month based off of his novel “The Mist” and then “The Dark Tower” is coming out in theaters in August based off of King’s book series and then “IT” is coming out in September! I am extremely excited about all of these. Stephen King seems to be on a roll this year and it’s awesome because all of sudden King is getting thrust back into the spotlight. He’s being recognized again for the brilliance that he is but now a new generation is getting to know who he is. This resurgence may have started when they remade the 2010 version of “Carrie” starring Chloe Moretz as the lead character but now this year it’s like Hollywood is trying to dig up the old King stories and revamp them for a newer generation and I think that’s great! Plain and simple, Stephen King should be known for the genius writer and story teller that he is.
I’m sitting here watching Jeopardy! and one of the answers is “The Strange Case of Benjamin Button was based off of a novel by this Jazz Age man” and I immediately say F. Scott Fitzgerald even though I actually didn’t know that for certain. If anyone is familiar with literature and that time period you know that Fitzgerald was the epitome of the Jazz Age. He embodied that time period. Everything he did reflected that. Everything from his lifestyle and his literature. It’s simple. When you think of Jazz Age you think of Fitzgerald. How can you not?
So I just started watching the Netflix original series “Stranger Things” and one of my favorite parts about the story is the relationship/friendship between Nancy and Jonathan. I’m a sucker for a potential love story within a story. Some would consider that a subplot. I’m so into these two characters and their potential to develop a romantic relationship that I was curious about what kind of fan fiction is out there for these two. There was one fan fic that I really liked because I think it stayed true to the characters. The author made the characters believable. I don’t know if it’s because that person took from an actual scene and just reimagined it, but I think that’s only part of it. Some of the other fan fics weren’t believable to me because I felt like they didn’t stay true to the character’s personalities. I feel like that’s the key to good fan fiction: staying true to the characters and their development.