Welcome to the Playpen, our space for ferrety banter and whimsical snippets of things that aren't quite long enough for articles (although they might be) but that caught your eye anyway.
Valse ... you tempt me so badly.
Dammit. I can resist anything etc.
I don't suppose Ferretbrain'd like to review this? I can provide a copy.
In case anybody is interested there's a devastating review of the thing over at Dear Author which I reckon is probably more entertaining than the book itself, and a Turnitin analysis of Shades versus the piece of fanfic on which it totally isn't like at all...
@Ibmiller: Porn with sex would surely simply be... porn?
Also someone who only very slightly looks like you will play you in the fourth film.
Like in Underworld!!!
How are they getting away with movie rights? Also, what kind of rating are they shooting for? I mean, the whole point of Twilight was kinda that it's porn without sex...but what happens if you remove the "out" part? Is that even a film?
It used to be Twilight fanfic, and now it's an actual book you can buy in a store.
And it's going to be a movie too. Super.
Also, am I the only one who thinks the picture quality in that montage of everybody's eyes starting to glow is really, really bad?
I guess it's because the montage is cobbled together from stock photos from various sources.
Arthur: I like how they try to imply that the characters aren't all a big homogeneous lump of Midwest whiteness.
... Which strikes me as a little bizarre. I mean, isn't the standard apologia for Hollywood's horrible white-centrism that movies about people of color won't appeal to mainstream (white) audiences? Also, am I the only one who thinks the picture quality in that montage of everybody's eyes starting to glow is really, really bad?
Dan: I'm kind of down on XKCD these days, but I thought this one was quite funny.
So do I. Ahh, formal logic jokes.
Except I wasn't impressed by either Gattaca or Simone, so I think the director will prove something of a liability.
And it's being released in March (what is up with high profile adaptations dropping in March this year and next, anyway?). Which is a sucky month - even if Hunger Games seems to be defying the trend.
Plus, what is up with the casting. I mean, Ronan is quite good, but she seems much more suited to Wanderer's