Let's Discuss...is a new feature here on Lunar Rainbows Reviews, inspired by many of my fellow bloggers and their discussion posts. For my posts, I'll be discussing random bookish and fandom topics.
Hi everyone! Look at me, already back with my second discussion post *pats self on the back* As you guys are reading this, I'll be busy taking part in my annual roadtrip to NYC to attend BEA'15. Eeeep! I'll be checking in when I can and updating as I go, so if you don't follow me already via Twitter and Instagram, you can do so now for news and general fangirling. Anyway, let's get to discussing! If anyone missed my first discussion post and would like to check it out, you can see it here. And if not, no worries :) let's move on to today's topic. I want to know:
Are you a fan of rereading and/or rewatching?
You catch details, plot points and all the foreshadowing that you probably didn't notice the first time because you were too excited/nervous.
Funny story: When I first finished the last book in the Harry Potter series, I immediately closed Deathly Hallows, walked over to my shelf and picked up Philosopher's Stone and started the whole thing all over again. I NEEDED to know if all the twists and turns that went down in that last book had been hinted at beforehand. I also WANTED to see how many hints I'd missed. It's like a had a glorious puzzle solved before me but I had to go back and investigate every single piece and make sure it all fit juuuust right. Of course it did, but it was so much fun seeing those hints a second time around and being like: A-HA!
There's something you all should know about me: I have a very hard time letting go of the things I love. And after spending so long with Harry and the gang, or Celaena or those Raven Boys well, I really struggle with saying goodbye and moving on with my life. I miss the characters and the world terribly. A part of me always longs to torture myself all over again with the good, the bad and everything in between.
You could just be masochistic and enjoy making yourself suffer. I know I sure do!
It might be just me, but I find that a lot of the time, when you revisit a beloved story through books, television or film, the emotional impact is even stronger the second time around. You'd think that because of part of you knows what's going to happen you'd be prepared and just go with it. Well, you'd be wrong. I didn't cry the first time I read through the Harry Potter Series, or the first time I watched Doctor Who or Sherlock or Supernatural. But let me tell you that the next time(s), I bawled like a baby. For some reason, knowing what's going to happen makes it worse and I love that a story can have that kind of an effect one me.
Revisiting favorite fictional worlds, because reality sucks.
You ALWAYS miss things the first time around....and I don't want to miss a thing!
So for all of those reasons and more, I am a huge fan of rereading and rewatching. Now I want to know: Do you reread/rewatch? If so, what are your reasons for doing so? Did I miss any good ones? And if you don't reread/rewatch, let me know why in the comments below :)