Not My Fandom: Cassie-la Attempts to Figure Out “The Maze Runner” Despite Having Never Read It

Maze Runner PosterWelcome back to another Not My Fandom, in which I attempt to take what is sure to be the newest upcoming pop-culture trend and try to figure out just what it’s all about. Without having ever read the source material.

It’s like the worst kind of experiment where all my facts are gleaned solely from Tumblr.

My very first attempt worked out super well for Divergent (except probably not, I actually have no idea) so I thought I’d take another stab with The Maze Runner.

AKA yet another book on my very very large “to eventually read” list. Hashtag bibliophile problems.

So without further ado — and with my sincere apologies to the entire fandom — let’s see what this Maze Runner fuss is all about. Via someone who knows next to nothing about it. Dammit internet.

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Not My Fandom: Cassie-la Tries to Explain “Divergent” Without Ever Having Read It

Divergent PosterThese days in the young adult world it seems like something is always being touted as the next Hunger Games, which in itself was disturbingly referred to as the next Twilight which was just the next Harry Potter. I could keep going, but I’ll spare you.

Because back in my day, the Iliad was just the next Oedipus Rex and we had to wait years to find out if Harry Potter was a horcrux or not!

I was kind of hoping that The Mortal Instruments would be the next Hunger Games but sadly that plan fell through so hard and it looks like the upcoming book series turned film Divergent will be the next Hunger Games after all. Unless Jonathan Rhys Meyers is in that too.

I have yet to read Divergent, although I probably should seeing as I bought a copy before they gave it a movie cover just in case. Also I promised some people. Winky face.

The novel has already been read and reviewed on this site by the fabulous Kelly and while she didn’t love it (due to the fact that she found it full of privilege, Christian undertones and plot holes) she has better taste than I. Meaning the guilty pleasure center of my brain may love it. After all, I’ve enjoyed worse things in life. I’m looking at you, Jennifer’s Body. Never has a demonic sacrifice to a Tommy Tutone song been so amazing.

With that in mind, I will now explain what the fuss is about this Divergent thing, despite having never read the book and armed only with information I gleaned from Tumblr. So yeah, this experiment should go well. Or terribly. Probably terribly.

You have been pre-warned, Jon Snow and I both know nothing.

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