Post by what-the-nesmith on Mar 28, 2016 2:20:22 GMT
I have a question for those who have read the books. Is the beast in the books? I'm mainly just curious because I know a little about what happens in the first book (and like??? I think maybe the 2nd book but idk) and I just wanted to know how closely the show has been staying true to the books (I know that they changed a few things, such as Brakebills South with all of them going to only Penny, Quentin, Alice, & Kady going).
Post by Hedge Magician on Mar 28, 2016 2:53:57 GMT
Yeah the beast is in the first book, but so far I've only seen him once, in the book version of the scene at the end of episode one. Instead of moths though, it was a branch that covered his face. I'm only half way through book one though so I'm not sure of much of what happens after that.
Post by what-the-nesmith on Mar 28, 2016 14:23:42 GMT
Ooookay cool! Thank you all. Aha, I was just curious because as a writer myself, I love the character of the beast as a bad guy. There are a few things that I don't like about the show but the plot and characters such as Eliot, Margo, & Penny keep bringing me back lmao. I'm excited to read the books & now that I know the beast is in the books, I'm even more excited dang.
I just posted this on my Tumblr and thought I'd put it here too so see what anyone else might think. It is sort of about ep 11, but more generally about some of the differences between the books and the show.
I’m trying to put into words my feelings about episode 11 of The Magicians because they’re all over the place. First, I need to say that I love the TV show; if for nothing else, it brought me to the books (more on why I hadn’t read them before later). Second, I think it’s very well done, the cast is spectacular, and I appreciate the changes they have had to make to enable a multiple episode serial show. But something in Remedial Battle Magic is just not sitting right for me.
In the first book the sex between Quentin, Janet (Margo), and Eliot comes at such a different time in their lives than in the show. In the book, the encounter is after graduation from Brakebills; they have all spent a listless summer of drugging, drinking, and doing nothing very productive. Except Alice, who has spent much time on her own magic studies. She and Quentin are together but Q spends more time with Eliot than her. She and Q have drifted, Q is bored and at loose ends and spends much of his time impaired. This is no excuse for Q cheating on Alice, but at least in the book so much more time has passed and the circumstances are very different.
I haven’t read loads of reviews of the books, but the ones I have read almost unanimously describe disdain, dislike, even hatred for Q and I just can’t understand that. I feel the need to stand up for him; I relate to that character more than any of the others and I feel like I understand him. I empathize with him throughout the trilogy.
So, to set him up in the TV series to betray Alice just days after she has declared her deep love for him via the unbottling of the feelings ritual, rather than YEARS after their relationship began as in the book, seems very unfair to Quentin the character. I feel so protective of him that I want to shout to everyone watching who hasn’t read the books, “HEY, QUENTIN IS NOT A DICK!”
Erik Johnson: It's ASCII Code. In the books, the Free Traders - especially the House At Murs people - would give each other messages and puzzles and stuff using this style of coding. What I wrote says: "Happy New Year Free Traders!" Sorry to confuse anyone.
Jan 10, 2017 12:44:10 GMT
Ibiza Asylum: And there's the end to another great season. Thanks to anyone who may have tweeted with me or live tweeted the show in general. Always fun hearing what you all have to say.
Apr 20, 2017 22:04:11 GMT