Okay, so this actually has nothing to do with… that sci-fi film which I’ve never seen, but… I dunno. I just liked how it sounded. No aliens here, what I’m hoping we discuss today is… are there any books you’d re-write or like to re-write?
I HATE that Laurie ups and marries Amy. I never warm to Amy even though she supposedly grows up into a nice young lady/woman whatever. Bitch. I can’t stand her, and that she gets the hottest, richest guy? One who obviously wasn’t steady as he was all “Oh Jo I looveseses you! And you rejecting me has crushed me!” … “Oh hai hot young sissah. I wantchu. I lurves you. Let’s get hitched!” … Bastard. And that Amy is in Europe because of her aunt. I hate all of that.
Then Jo just… marries her boring old German Professor who in my head has always been somewhat bear like. Probably because that’s how my 6th(?) grade brain pronounced his name. It’s been a few years since I read the book.
I had this discussion with a few people on twitter before, and I said I hoped that Dr. Bhaer is amazing in the sack. It’d only be just if Jo had the good sexing and Amy and Laurie were all puritan and… blah. I’ve always identified with Jo – I don’t know, the long hair, and it being her “one true beauty…” – one syllable name too 😉 And Amy. Ugh. No.
So if I re-wrote it, or had the chance (although, yes, I kinda do love it how it is, but in fanfic world/discussion of fun) … I’d kill off Amy instead of Beth. Beth was so lovely and gentle and nice. I’d be okay with Laurie marrying Beth. Also, he didn’t try very hard to win Jo – bastard. But hopefully he’d work at deserving Beth. I just… I guess I don’t see Laurie and Jo together. But I’d make sure Dr. Bhaer is super hot – and rich. Some sort of world renowned expert- or from old money.
Then there’s Gone with the Wind. I remain convinced that Rhett and Scarlett do reunite at some point, and are happy. I mean, Rhett loved her. He loved her and put up with her for so long. Yes… he got fed up, but not permanently. He can’t have. And Scarlett finally wised up. My faith in humanity will forever be destroyed if they don’t/didn’t get back together. Although I think it was someone (either Megan F or Jessica R who linked to this article on Gone with the Wind which sadly kinda ruined it for me forever… but the Clark Gable + Vivien Leigh pairing was… well, epic, frankly.)
I always think people hate too much on Scarlett – she’s a survivor, and held everyone up and supported them, but they hated her. Her friends and family hated her for going into business, even though they depended on the money she brought in to survive. Granted, yes, she did it in shady ways. I think what might bother me most was her life experiences that didn’t teach her – all the kids. Though… I guess society now is a clear indication parenthood doesn’t necessarily mean much.
And lastly… I guess the Count of M- ok actually, second to last. The Count of Monte Cristo. I’d make Haydée older. I guess I don’t… like Edmond with Mercedes. None of us are surprised I’m kinda vengeful/hold a grudge, right? 😛
Ok, and lastly – for real this time – Cyrano de Bergerac. I wouldn’t have Cyrano be dead at the end, because… you know that ruins everything. Although did Roxanne really deserve him for being too dumb to see through Christian? Then again… Cyrano… anyway, whatever. I wouldn’t have him die at the end and he and Roxanne could live happily ever after. Or something.
So… my question to you is, how do you feel about Little Women? Who’s with me!? 😉 And, what book did you love, but would also kinda love to see changed? And how? Let’s go crazy and make the authors spin in their graves 😛