and I literally began to cry. Happy tears, of course.
As much as I don’t want to get my hopes up too high, I can’t help but think that, if this movie actually happens and is well-done, that the series might just get the appreciation it deserves. While all the critical acclaim is wonderful, this series deserves to be more popular among the general population. It deserves to have its name be widely recognized. It deserves to have hundreds—maybe even thousands—of fanfics written. It deserves to have its themes and moral dilemmas analyzed and discussed by fans.
Also, the public deserves this book. It has so many scenes and themes that are beautiful, horrific, powerful, and emotionally devastating. Think of how many people don’t even know it exists. Think of how many more people will know about it and love it once it is more widely advertised.
It would be so wonderful if what happened to The Hunger Games, to Game of Thrones, to Harry Potter, even to Twilight (in terms of popularity…not in terms of all the well-deserved mockery) could happen to Chaos Walking as well.
(Also, I sort of want to read large amounts of Ben/Cillian fanfiction and can currently only find two. I want more of them, but I have no creative ability of my own. But seriously, this is the closest I’ve ever gotten to writing my own fics… I don’t want to have to resort to that, though! I want more people in the fandom so that they can write it instead of me. #I’m not lazy #There are definitely reasons I want more people to love this series besides just wanting more fanfics)
It would also just be really nice to have my friends understand why I get so emotional about the series. So yeah, tears of joy.