You know you’re a nerd
…when you watch the first two minutes of Tomorrow Never Dies, where Christopher Bowen and a fifteen-year-old Gerard Butler play Navy men, and then you turn it off because the interesting part is over. (What? Bowen was in Cold Comfort Farm! He has heavenly teeth! CCF 4ever, you guys, no joke.)…
“just enough larger than normal to be completely revolting and terrifying”
So over at Tor.com I’m asking the big questions about which YA vamp books are going to get snapped up, after Twilight’s ridiculous success and the quiet acquisition of the “House of Night” series’ movie rights. You know which one I really wish they would make? A Wrinkle in Time: This One Does Not Suck.…
The thrill of snarkery…
…the agony of internet forums, all in one post on Oh No They Didn’t. I will say this: in the midst of all my issues with Twilight, the thing that actually interests me is the human-shaped hilarity that is Robert Pattinson. He’s awesome, you guys. He rejected the “media training” the studio tried to give him, and has given some of the best sound bytes ever about the movie (including talking about how the book is clearly just Stephenie Meyer’s own sexual fantasies written down, and how Edward is a manic-depressive stalker who hates himself and must have series issues since he’s a 108-year-old-virgin).…
Ten Things You Should Know About Twilight
Before you give in to the lethargy of a full stomach and agree to take your cousin and her BFF to go see Twilight just for a few hours away from the relatives, there are Ten Things You Should Know. I am not messing around, people. Hannah will back me up here.…
A Friendly All-Purpose Warning
Dear Friends, Technically this is a Thanksgiving warning, since we will all be going home and trying to deal with relatives and friends through a few bottles of wine. However, it is an all-purpose warning, really: if you are drunk (or sober, this is seriously all-purpose), Avoid Dancing Alone. When you dance alone, you think you look cool.…
Fun with Lobby Cards: Fashion Hall of Fame? Really?
So I wrote Fantasy’s Guide to Holiday Fashion as a spoof of all those horrible “Here are the best dresses for the party scene!” articles you see everywhere at the end of the year. Hint: I don’t go to parties. I don’t want dresses for imaginary parties. Show me pleats or keep it moving!…