[Epub] ➜ Scott Pilgrim, Volume 1: Scott Pilgrim's Precious Little Life ➝ Bryan Lee O'Malley – Tactical-player.co.uk
Scott Pilgrim S Life Is Totally Sweet He S Years Old, He S In A Rockband, He S Between Jobs And He S Dating A Cute High School Girl Nothing Could Possibly Go Wrong, Unless A Seriously Mind Blowing, Dangerously Fashionable, Rollerblading Delivery Girl Named Ramona Flowers Starts Cruising Through His Dreams And Sailing By Him At Parties Will Scott S Awesome Life Get Turned Upside Down Will He Have To Face Ramona S Seven Evil Ex Boyfriends In Battle The Short Answer Is Yes The Long Answer Is Scott Pilgrim, Volume Scott Pilgrim S Precious Little Life I FREAKING LOVED THIS.The art was used SO cleverly which my graphic design mind loved and is probably one of the reasons I liked it so much.I ve seen the movie so I had a little to go off of when reading this, but I was surprised to find I loved it maybe than the movie It s so quirky and wonderful and just so much good stuff wrapped into one thing SO GOOD. Game on This is the first book in a series of six of Scott Pilgrim saga.Creative Team Creator, writer and illustrator Bryan Lee O Malley AM I DREAMING Um am I dreaming I ll leave you alone forever now. Thanks. My first contact with Scott Pilgrim s world was through the movie adaptation, that I wouldn t watch at least not so soon as I did if Mary Elizabeth Winstead which I love wouldn t be in the cast And I would lost a lot Since that movie rules So bizarre, clever, exciting and funny Am I dreaming This movie was just right for me I was watching it again last week I have it in DVD and Bluray, and yes I am keeping both editions since the DVD has a magenta background in its cover, and the Bluray has a blue background in its cover, and if you know the most basic things about Ramona Flowers Mary Elizabeth Winstead s character you well know that this is just wonderful and yes, I d need a future format edition in a green background, dang it.So, I was watching once again the movie, and again I was thinking that I should read the original Canadian mangas or are they comics Whatever, dudes and in the following weekend I went to the XVII International Book Fair a yearly book event in my country Costa Rica and in a stand, there was a set with all 6 books actually there were two sets, but it sounds epic saying that there was just one set and even with a special discount due the fair , am I dreaming There it was just the right set of books waiting for me take my money and give me that set And finally I am reading the epic saga By the way, I am sure, some of you, are wondering, and the movie adaptation covers the six books in the series, so nope, it s not like the first book is the movie, and you d read other adventures in the other five books Nope The six books in the Canadian manga series are what you get in the movie of course, you may expect some deeper detailing here and there, and different approaches to the scenes PILGRIM S PATH What kind of tea do you wantThere s than one kind of teaThe world of Scott Pilgrim story s main character is a wacky one where silly things like physics laws aren t quite existing so you can have the maximum level of fun there So, this is a looney world when dream state highways can be a casual talk, 23 years old boys don t know the basics of internet and e mail trust me, that s not normal , and losing fighting dudes can turn into coins yes, you heard me Deal it Chew it Move on Scott Pilgrim is a 23 years old dude, he lives in Toronto, Canada, he s between jobs and current bass player in a band, the Sex Bob Omb desperately trying to get a discographic contract Scott has a roommate, Wallace Wells, gay, and Scott s voice of conscience Scott s younger sister is Stacey Pilgrim and she s the other voice of conscience for Scott Yep You betcha that Scott needs all voices of conscience available.By the way, the Sex Bob Omb are Stephen Stills the talent, guitar player and leader of the band , Kim Pine drums and Young Neil Nordegraf biggest Sex Bob Omb s fan until Knives Chau keep reading comes in.And at the beginning of the story, Scott just started to date a high schooler Knives Chau, 17 years old, Chinese and in a Catholic school yes, with uniform , so yeah, Scott has no shame, but technically that s not the problem, nope, life gets really complicated when Scott meets Ramona Flowers.Ramona Flowers, none disclosured age in this first book but clearly twenty something, American, recently she moved to Canada, and she s the only delivery girl in Toronto s downtown area for.ca She wears cool outfits and has magenta colored hair later she d changing the color to blue and later to green and she travels in rollerblades Gorgeous Smart Cool Perfect It helps that beyond the basic manga appearance, I keep thinking in Mary Elizabeth Winstead s version Oh, and she s the best living blanket ever in the history of mangas and movies by the way Oooh, yeah.But if you think that complications are due Scott is so lame to start dating Ramona without officially breaking up with Knives, nope, that s not it Oh, don t get me wrong, double dating especially if one of them is an underage girl is still a very douchebag thing to do I like Scott, but men shouldn t do that to women and viceversa , but, nope, that s not the new complication factor introduced in Scott Pilgrim s life ENTER THE LEAGUE You dated seven evil dudesNot all at onceEverybody has a past It s impossible that you meet new people in your life without being certain that that new people have a past.Scott has a past that we all get to know in the following books in the series.And Ramona has a past too.The problem with Ramona s past is that it literally follows her and interferes with any chance for her of newer romantic relationships.The League of Seven Evil Ex boyfriends is a non profit organization, homebased in America but currently expanding to Canadian territory with a single marketing goal To destroy any newer boyfriend in Ramona Flowers life.Oh, and if you think that that was bad enough, nope, that s not the worst part wait for it keep waiting a little longer the seven members of the League of Seven Evil Ex boyfriends have super powers yes, you heard well, read actually right super powers I told you that physics laws left the building for good In this first book, you ll meet Matthew Pattel, with mystical powers and decided to fight against Scott Pilgrim But, even for an evil ex boyfriend, Pattel is quite fair and he sent two letters, one per e mail and one per snail mail yes, people still do that That s not something up in this wacky world , too bad that Scott found boring to read anything, even if they re death threat warnings So Open your eyes up Maybe you ll seeScott Pilgrim s world DNF at page 54 This was exactly what I was feeling while reading Scott Pilgrim s Precious Little Life I actually tried watching the movie a while back, but it made me really, really uncomfortable And the same happened while reading the graphic novel I wanted to read it because I really liked Seconds, but I guess I somehow forgot that the movie was based off of a graphic novel And I hadn t made the connection between the two until I started reading and feeling really and I mean really uneasy I was uncomfortable with the fact that Scott Pilgrim, a 23 year old, was dating a high schooler I just personally can t stand by that even if he is incredibly immature I mean, just looking at him waiting for Knives to finish her day at school made me want to throw up a little Never has a book made me this physically uncomfortable Wow I was so close to giving up after this section and I kept thinking, I don t hate myself this much, I can put it down Maybe it s a personal thing, but I just can t get over how uncomfortable my reading experience was.Example number 20 of Scott s immaturity Really, no girls allowed How old are you I was holding on for it to get better, but then stuff like this gets thrown in, and I m just not about that life There wasn t even one likeable character ONE.I m truly perplexed at how different Seconds is compared to this catastrophe Even the humor is on extremely different levels I just don t get how the same person wrote thisNote I m an Affiliate If you re interested in buying Scott Pilgrim s Precious Little Life, just click on the image below to go through my link I ll make a small commissionThis review and can be found on my blog. I debated what to rate this graphic novel On the one hand, the characters are thoroughly unlikable Scott Pilgrim is a vapid, useless lump of a man who is dating a high schooler because that s the level of his maturity emotional intelligence Ramona Flowers is standoffish and rude because it makes her look cool The only redeeming character was Wallace, the gay roommate On the other hand, once introductions got over, during the last scene of the book the concert and Scott s fight with the first evil ex boyfriend I really started to like this quirky, little story The art is definitely not a factor the drawings are little than scribbles on the page and I daresay I could probably do just as well I will probably continue reading to find out what happens And when the movie comes out, I ll probably see it I now believe that Michael Cera was brilliant casting for Scott Pilgrim s character, because I hate Michael Cera with a passion, too Perhaps one of Ramona s evil ex boyfriends will triumph One can only hope.Edited to add Three years later, I decided to revisit this review, as it has occasionally garnered some comments from people annoyed at my audacity to hold an opinion I m not going to change my rating because my opinion stands firm I really didn t care greatly for the first volume of Scott Pilgrim But I also went on to read all the subsequent volumesand fell in love with the series, the characters maybe not Scott I still kind of dislike him , and yes, even the artwork I even enjoyed the movie except for Michael Cera I still hate him, too So anyone thinking about starting this series DO and keep going, even if the first one doesn t dazzle you like it didn t dazzle me. What a weird comic I couldn t stop reading Scott is quirky and endearing The humour is great I heard bad things about the movie, but the book is perfectly enjoyable Art could have been better. Am I too old to like Scott Pilgrim I just don t care for a main character who is in his twenties, has no job, sleeps the zzzzzzzz kind with his roomate, dates a high school girl and cheats on her with a kinda cool delivery girl.How is this guy attractive to women at all Back in my dayThis graphic novel made me feel old.Scott Pilgrim is a bit of a dick and it is hard to cheer for him when he is fighting his girlfriends ex boyfriends I think the only way the author manages to make us on his side is to make the ex boyfriends even of a tool.I guess I read this probably a few years after the hype to see what the kids are all talking about But it isn t all bad and does deserve the 2 star it was OK rating Good to read when you are tired and can t think. Scott Pilgrim is dating a high schooler so begins one of the finest comics sagas of all time I ve read Bryan Lee O Malley s Scott Pilgrim before, seen the extremely faithful Edgar Wright movie adaptation, and have just re read it this time in colour , and the comic still blows me away with its quality Reading the same story the third time around and it s not boring in the least It even somehow feels fresh despite having been published in 2004 On paper the story seems like no great shakes 23 year old Scott is dating 17 year old Knives Chau, the aforementioned high schooler, nothing funny, just holding hands , and then he meets Ramona Flowers, his literal dream girl whom he falls hard for Just one catch he s gotta fight her 7 evil exes And of course break up with poor unsuspecting Knives It s comedy romance mixed in with a Shonen Jump style fight manga but the comic transcends the sum of its parts O Malley s dialogue perfectly captures how young people in their late teens early twenties talk albeit making them all very entertaining conversationalists I m sure it helped that he was in his early twenties when he wrote drew this, but even then there s a skill here with the writing and art that belies his then age There s very witty and warm hearted humour that utilises the visual comics format well too adding captions in a scene to emphasise how poor Scott is when in his and Wallace s flat The script is funny and fun and real and fantastical all at the same time brilliant Their names don t bother me, nor the fact that the characters are all hipsters, that s how good this comic is It s hard to describe how little seems to happen and yet it feels like so much is happening The opening sequence is 1 Scott and his friends in the kitchen talking, 2 Scott and Knives intentionally mundane meet cute, 3 Wallace Wells Scott s gay flatmate is introduced, 4 Scott introduces Knives to his band Sex Bob Omb and they play a song That s it Hardly anything really and YET there s so much energy, vibrancy, and urgency in these pages that s indicative of the rest of the book and series It crackles with originality O Malley creates great characters and a helluva good story Scott proving his love for Ramona in a way suited to his character and exciting to read too but than that, he captures the experience of being young and in love That s special That s something I ve yet to come across in any other comic and that s how you know you re in the presence of a truly unique and obscenely talented voice There s not a single thing I could say I dislike about this book Every scene brings it not an ounce of fat is there to be found here There are so many great moments, from Scott stalking Ramona at the party, to their first kiss, the battle of the bands against Crash and the Boys, the first evil ex, Matthew Patel, and their epic, synchronised fight Ramona talking about using a shortcut through Scott s mind to explain why he s been dreaming about her is utterly bizarre but also fit perfectly into the tone of the book O Malley tosses in an occasional pop culture reference but it never overwhelms the story Ernest Cline, take note Nathan Fairbairn s colours are nice but the story was just as powerful in the original black and white so whichever version you read, the comic is still awesome There are other creators who excel in both roles of writer and artist and have created startlingly original works Frank Miller s Sin City, David Lapham s Stray Bullets, Eric Powell s The Goon, Jeff Smith s Bone, Akira Toriyama s Dragon Ball, and Gilbert Hernandez s Palomar stories and Bryan Lee O Malley s Scott Pilgrim easily joins these elite ranks Scott Pilgrim is about as flawless a comic as I can recommend to anyone Whether you read comics or don t, it s absolutely worth reading Scott Pilgrim s Precious Little Life doesn t age and wins over everyone who reads it an instant classic and one of the best examples of the comics art form 4.5 5I saw the movie adaptation a couple of years ago and, ever since then, I ve wanted to start the graphic novels I m so happy that I finally did, because this definitely didn t disappoint I liked it even than the movie because the art is used in such a clever way, so different than any other graphic novel I ve read before I ve only read Maus and Fun Home, but those were for school The humor was great as well and I already ordered the next volume so I can read it soon Scott Pilgrim is so how I see the world I m sure it s because of the years of doing almost nothing but playing Mario Bros in my childhood, but the levels and energy bars and coins, etc as applied to mundane life things are so perfect to me Also, the characters Oh, the characters Scott Pilgrim is such a rad character because he is so douchey, but still somewhat sympathetic, and everyone spends the whole story pointing out his doucheyness I just really love a story that calls a douche a douche.This volume only gets so far as Scott fighting Ramona s first evil ex Scott is a little boyish in this and a little less emo than Michael Cera, and I think both versions are pretty fun For the most part, the movie follows this volume exactly, though the movie adds a few things that I think are hilarious like Scott and Knives at the arcade, Scott s story about Pac Man, and the way Scott describes Ramona s hair Maybe the arcade stuff happens later, but I could see how that would be easier to pull off on film than in a graphic novel.I ve been reading a lot of graphic novels lately, mostly because people have given me a lot of them for some reason This is one of my favorites because I think it is so clever I don t know if I would like it as much if I hadn t seen the movie, but it s hard to say I think one of the things that I find sort of subtly hilarious in this story is how these insane male wish fulfillment dreams will get fulfilled in the story, and Scott only reacts in a somewhat douchey way, but nobody freaks out Like, battle of the bands is literally a Street Fighter style cage match in which the music turns into monsters that fight each other, and Scott returns to the old, Well, I knew I rocked, but I was not aware that we rocked collectively, attitude So brilliant Is this because I have a little brother And Scott reminds me of my little brother Is that why I think this is so funny Because all of Scott s conversations with his sister are so hilarious to me.Digression I saw the movie two or three times in the theater One of the times was when I dragged my brother to see it, and he fully appreciated its genius, as I knew he would Both all times I saw it, the theater showed a preview for that movie Devil, and as the preview was showing people including me were like, WTH What is this movie about Oh my god, this looks so ridiculous, and then it would show M NIGHT SHYAMALAN across the screen, and the whole theater would go, Ohhhhhhhahahahaha American zeitgeist.I don t really think graphic novels are my thing Maybe Persepolis is my thing, but in general I find them kind of boring This wasn t boring, but I don t know if that was in large part because I knew what jokes were coming up I love Kim a lot I must watch this movie again soon.I received a copy of this from Netgalley.