Saturday, August 17, 2013

Sparkles and Butterflies and Unicorns, Oh My!

There's a joke in my writers group surrounding unhappy endings in books or films. Several of our members can't stand it if a story ends without resolution, or in a sad and/or depressing way. As we like to say, their stories have to have "Rainbows and Unicorns". I am one of the few who actually enjoys melancholy storylines (as long as they're done well) and thereby, I often have to give a "no rainbows and unicorns" disclaimer when recommending books or films.

You can understand why this made me giggle.


  1. Haha! This is totally relevant to me today because Brett and I just watched "Seeking a Friend for the End of the World" last night. Have you seen it? I'm curious what you would think of it.

    1. I have seen it. It was good, but not great in my opinion. I didn't mind the ending at all, but I found it kind of boring overall. I think because I went into it expecting more of a comedy and it turned out to be more serious than I was prepared for. I much preferred "Safety Not Guaranteed". Quirky indie films are my favorite.

    2. I'm glad to hear you say that, I declared hatred for the movie about half way through but Brett made me watch until the end. I think I had a problem with it being boring too, but there were other things I didn't like about it. Anyway, for me I love books that are melancholy and even a little depressing, but I can't get into movies that are the same way. I love indie films too, especially ones that don't have a solid conclusion, I like the idea that life just goes on, with an uplifting message ;)