End Under the Dome now!

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hazendark

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Dear all (and Steve (if I may call you so)),

I'm a perfectly good example of the "Constant Reader", being born in 1957 I'm old enough to have followed you from the beginning. I've enjoyed all the stories, some more than others, of course. In particular, the best stories (to me) are "The Shining", "It" and "The Stand". I was also very pleased with "Dr. Sleep" (as I didn't expect it to be so good).

I'm Swedish, but I take care to read them in English (thanks to you, I've learned a lot of nice expressions, such as "F@ck you and the horse you rode in on"), and as you know, the English version of "Thinner" uses Swedish instead of "Romani". For example, the terrible curse "Purpurfärgade ansikted" means in Swedish "The purple colored face" (which I believe originally was picked from a Swedish copy of "The Shining").

Also, most of the movies are fine (except for "The Running Man", but I take it you didn't have much to do with that one). Especially, I liked "Storm of the Century" (but that one does not seem to be based on a book, is it?).

To get to the point: Under the Dome! A decent enough novel, but the movieworks...well, I managed the five or six first episodes. Then I lost it. Of course, I've been watching the rest like a fool, including the second season's latest episode 2. But it sucks. Twin Peaks was "strange" AND good at the same time, as was the "Fargo" 10 episodes series. But this is just strange AND bad. I know that you directed an episode, but still...

Please Steve (I wouldn't dare to call you "Steve-O", I know that you hate it) - if you have the power to end this Under the Dome sh1t, do it now!

Your faithful Constant Reader
Hans Larsen
Stockholm, Sweden
 
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FlakeNoir

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Thanks, Flake. I hope to get some responses (especially from Steve...).
Stephen does not reply directly to the messages on the board, though he does drop in from time to time to read some of the posts.

I'll be up-front with you, your first post was very critical and so the replies you seek may tend toward the same vein. Nobody expects everybody to like everything that he does or is involved with, (least of all, Stephen) but seeing as this is his community, I think you'll find most people here are in support of much of his work.
 

hazendark

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Stephen does not reply directly to the messages on the board, though he does drop in from time to time to read some of the posts.

I'll be up-front with you, your first post was very critical and so the replies you seek may tend toward the same vein. Nobody expects everybody to like everything that he does or is involved with, (least of all, Stephen) but seeing as this is his community, I think you'll find most people here are in support of much of his work.
Thank you Flake for responding so fast. But I'd like to stress that I support 99 % of Mr King's work. It's just the TV show "Under the Dome" that I dislike. I expect to be killed in this forum...
 

FlakeNoir

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Thank you Flake for responding so fast. But I'd like to stress that I support 99 % of Mr King's work. It's just the TV show "Under the Dome" that I dislike. I expect to be killed in this forum...
Naw, we probably wouldn't go as far as actual death... :biggrin2:

There are others that would agree with you, (on UTD--series) and I'm sure one or two of them will chime in.
 

Sundrop

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You know, I didn't particularly enjoy the first few episodes, but I kinda just wrote that off to having enjoyed the book so very much. I stopped watching it. My aunt, on the other hand, has never read the book, and she really likes the series. I would never be so closed minded and bold as to demand that Mr. King stop anything that he has worked on, just because I might not like it.....how very selfish and rude!
Mr. King has already explained in detail his reasons for having the series differ so far from the novel.....and he also explained that the screenwriters have been given his blessing for making the changes.
Your personal opinion doesn't really matter.....and neither does mine. What matters is that many people do like and enjoy the series. No one is forcing you to watch it, and you can always turn it off if it bothers you so much.
 

hazendark

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You know, I didn't particularly enjoy the first few episodes, but I kinda just wrote that off to having enjoyed the book so very much. My aunt, on the other hand, has never read the book, and she really likes the series. I would never be so closed minded and bold as to demand that Mr. King stop anything that he has worked on, just because I might not like it.....how very selfish and rude!
Mr. King has already explained in detail his reasons for having the series differ so far from the novel.....and he also explained that the screenwriters have been given his blessing for the changes.
Your personal opinion doesn't really matter.....and neither does mine. What matters is that many people do like and enjoy the series. No one is forcing you to watch it, and you can always turn it off if it bothers you so much.
Yes. I know. That is democracy - I can say what I like and so can you. I'm not demanding him to stop the series (how could I?). I was just trying in a way that at least I thoght was fun, that the series is not all that good...

Have a nice night, I'm going to bed (1:37 my time).
 

Sundrop

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Yes. I know. That is democracy - I can say what I like and so can you. I'm not demanding him to stop the series (how could I?). I was just trying in a way that at least I thoght was fun, that the series is not all that good...

Have a nice night, I'm going to bed (1:37 my time).
Well, your thread title and the fact that you said
hazendark said:
if you have the power to end this Under the Dome sh1t, do it now!
seems pretty demanding to me.....

Have yourself a good night, and drop in again soon......maybe you'll find something around these parts that you do like :)
 
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Dear all (and Steve (if I may call you so)),

I'm a perfectly good example of the "Constant Reader", being born in 1957 I'm old enough to have followed you from the beginning. I've enjoyed all the stories, some more than others, of course. In particular, the best stories (to me) are "The Shining", "It" and "The Stand". I was also very pleased with "Dr. Sleep" (as I didn't expect it to be so good).

I'm Swedish, but I take care to read them in English (thanks to you, I've learned a lot of nice expressions, such as "F@ck you and the horse you rode in on"), and as you know, the English version of "Thinner" uses Swedish instead of "Romani". For example, the terrible curse "Purpurfärgade ansikted" means in Swedish "The purple colored face" (which I believe originally was picked from a Swedish copy of "The Shining").

Also, most of the movies are fine (except for "The Running Man", but I take it you didn't have much to do with that one). Especially, I liked "Storm of the Century" (but that one does not seem to be based on a book, is it?).

To get to the point: Under the Dome! A decent enough novel, but the movieworks...well, I managed the five or six first episodes. Then I lost it. Of course, I've been watching the rest like a fool, including the second season's latest episode 2. But it sucks. Twin Peaks was "strange" AND good at the same time, as was the "Fargo" 10 episodes series. But this is just strange AND bad. I know that you directed an episode, but still...

Please Steve (I wouldn't dare to call you "Steve-O", I know that you hate it) - if you have the power to end this Under the Dome sh1t, do it now!

Your faithful Constant Reader
Hans Larsen
Stockholm, Sweden

lol... I've been thinking some of the UTD episodes seem to be directed by David Lynch too. But I like it! I'm even glad the season 2 writers have said the heck with following the book :)
 

skimom2

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I've never seen the show (and I'm not crying about it-the book was just meh for me), but dude...chill. It got a second season, so a significant # of people must like it. TV isn't a charity-if the suits weren't making $, it wouldn't still be on. So change the channel & banish it from your mind (hey, that worked for me with that awful Dracula show-lol). Different strokes for different folks, my friend. Welcome to the board.
 

EMTP513

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That just figures. The first time I like something really a lot and feel almost nothing but positive vibes about it (I find it hard to be continuously positive; I can't pretend I don't see the horrific things I do on my job as a paramedic) but I meet almost nothing but people who not only dislike the show in a 'meh' kind of way but they appear to actively and aggressively despise it.
I thought this observation was just me overplaying what I'm interpreting bc I'm not that good at correctly guessing tone, especially when it's online because Internet killed tone faster than video killed the radio star. And whenever there are two ways to take someone's tone, the reader will almost without fail will decide that you mean the negative and not the positive one.
In this comment, I'm referring to tone that CAN'T be taken two different ways. I've met at least 25 people online who don't merely dislike this television series and I don't understand the downright anger over it. I grasp that the show may do nothing for them but I'm failing to comprehend why it seems as if they're downright hostile about it. I did what I usually do and assumed it was me having an over-reaction based on my own situation lately, which has been extremely stressful since June 1. But I can't help but wonder why they refuse to accept that Under the Dome is on TV the way I've had to accept for YEARS that all those stupid zombie movies aren't going anywhere and either be angry forever at their continued existence or do my level best to ignore them.
I dislike zombies because of my work. I used to have to pick up every body part that was detached from the patient because most men didn't want women working in EMS (especially in the 90s) and this was their pathetic attempt to make us want to leave, which didn't work on a stubborn me.
I also dislike the fact that there are medications that can give a patient zombie qualities. The most known one to me, which I use on a very frequent basis, is called succinylcholine (pronounced suck sin'ial choline.) It paralzyes all the skeletal muscles so the patient won't move and make their trauma worse but they're awake the whole time because putting people in serious trauma to sleep is dangerous. It's hard to explain it, especially today.
But they look like zombies when given this medication. Other medicines can do that too but I can't remember their specific names.
The old formula for Haldol used to do it too. They changed the molecular structure of Haldol in the 90's.