Unpopular opinions

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  1. PunkBillCarson

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    You're going a little far there. May not be to your taste or anyone else's, but that's hyperbole.
     
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    To be fair, HP will be meh when you've witnessed the awesome story telling of Dark Souls and Bloodborne.
     
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    you're not wrong, but artemis fowl was one of those rare "marketed as kid books, but actually pretty dark and nasty series" alongside vampire's assistant. i read a metric ton of books as a kid but for mainstream fantasy series both of those delivered where harry lacked (ie the main character wasn't a total goodygoody white knight and had some actual moral conflict).
     
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    That's what I liked about Kvothe in Kingkiller Chronicles. Dude is a genius and he's very talented, BUT he has also has a serious lack of patience which has gotten him into some shit. He also has no qualms about killing someone if he's being threatened. His arrogance also has been a downfall to him many times, so he's not perfect. In fact, you could say that a lot of the shit he gets into is his fault. Doesn't always know when to let feuds go and has a tendency to be a bit of a smart ass which again, does him no favors.
     
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    You all should be a lot nicer to Troll.
     
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    another fantasy series i thoroughly enjoyed was the prince of thorns trilogy by mark lawrence. the main character is pretty much a brutish unrepentant asshole but the series is still a great read. it's very game of thrones meets chronicles of shannara.
     
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    And here I thought I was going to be on the receiving end of a talking to for disliking Harry Potter... *sigh* SSO, u mah only friend :hug:
     
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    I'll go ahead and admit that I loved Harry Potter. Never read the books, and didn't watch the movies until I was in my 30s, but I really enjoyed it for what it was.
     
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    Tolkien's only really good book is the Hobbit, since it focuses on, you know actually telling a story and not getting sidetracked by stupid poems and songs that Tolkien decided to cram into it.
    LOTR has about 50% of its pages dealing with stupid shit like song and poems and useless backstory that doesn't always tie into the main story *cough* tom bombadil and any of the stuff dealing with the sackville bagginses*cough* Silmarillion and his subsequent other books are even bigger offenders of that crime.
     
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    I was big into the books as a kid but the movies sucked a lot of the magic (hah!) out of the series.
    And since JKR took so long to finish the series, by the time Deathly Hallows rolled around, I was able to kind of see through the story for what it was- which was a very okay children's fantasy series. I tried to, but never actually finished it. It literally didn't hold my attention anymore.

    Artemis Fowl was lit tho.
     
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    bring me the horizon was never a good metal band, but their new album is basically mediocre trap music
     
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    This is the unpopular opinion thread...
     
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    oh yeah in that case cannibal corpse sucks
     
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    Okay, I'll repeat myself...

    THIS IS THE UNPOPULAR OPINION THREAD.
     
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    fine, fine, here's one that always riles people up. Trems suck. especially floyds.
     
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    That's more like it. Fuck trems.
     
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    Hear hear!
     
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    It was actually quite understating my opinion on Harry Potter and the exact opposite of hyperbole.
     
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    You are the Simon Cowell of books.
     
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    Yeah, Probably.

    My Dad read books to me as a very young child and it probably spoiled me. Puppet Masters before I was in Grade 1.
     

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