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Month: February 2010

Thank you, Mark

So, remember how back in August I couldn’t bring myself to do a chapter-by-chapter Twilight analysis? Amazingly, it turns out, at that exact same time this guy Mark was reading Twilight so you don’t have to. And coming to conclusions — about the suckiness of the writing and the creepiness of the Edward — that were almost identical to mine. (Cue Twilight Zone theme.)

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Dear gum-chewing ooze who rode the Greyhound before me…

…and for some unholy reason thought it was a good idea to plaster your disgusting chewed gum on the back of the seat in front of the one I was sitting in so that it could get STUCK TO THE SIDE OF MY SHOE AND PROBABLY RUIN MY FRICKING SHOE PERMANENTLY AND DO YOU HAVE LOTS OF MONEY JUST LYING AROUND WAITING TO BE SPENT ON NEW SHOES? BECAUSE I DON’T, I’m really excited for you that you care so little for the rest of humanity that you want to inflict your repulsive bodily habits upon them. I am cursing…

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Julie’s Novel Mad Libs Part III: The Solution

Thanks to   and   we have a winner: ——–Finding out you’re a werewolf would be a pain in the ass for anyone trying to live a normal life in a modern American city – especially if you’re a struggling vet whose patients now smell like dinner. For a grieving young widow who can barely face her normal life’s problems, transforming into a werewolf just makes things go from bad to worse.——— We have at least one vote for working "nearly eats a kitten" in there somehow. Whether important to the pitch or not, I have also settled (for now)…

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Julie’s Novel Mad Libs Part II: Revenge of the Logline

Dear Internet, thank you for playing Julie’s Novel Mad Libs. Since I am now determined — determined, I say! — to come up with a one-sentence (or logline, as I now know to call them) that seems exciting to  , we are going at this again, after much noodling on the other post. Thanks to  I got this far: —A young widow’s suicide attempt awakens her werewolf heritage.— Which works pretty well I think. But it could have more zazz.

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Julie’s novel Mad Libs

So, I have this novel-type thing that I’ve been working on and it occurred to me over the weekend that I need to come up with the catchy pitch for it. I kicked around The Player-style pitches (Hamlet meets Fight Club! Sex and the City meets The Wolfman!) but none of those seemed terribly promising. So I tried this: A neurotic young widow struggles to master her newly discovered werewolf heritage. And that sounded really boring to me, and I thought, “Ah-hah! If I discover the elevator pitch, I will have discovered how to fix those elements of the plot…

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Sports and gayness

So, when you’re sitting in a bar, because you want to drink an excellent German beer while ruminating on the plot of your current novel, staring at the sports on the TV is kind of a useful thing, because it gives your eyes something to look at while your brain is elsewhere. And it means that if other patrons attempt to engage you in conversation you can grunt vaguely, nod, and then focus your eyes back on the game, because you’re just really that interested in… somebody. Playing soccer. Against somebody else. But then sometimes they show things like figure…

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Radcon

My Radcon panel schedule is below the cut. Fri Feb 12 4:00:pm Fri Feb 12 5:00:pm Is Gore Horror ? Cobalt Join us in a frank discussion on what is horror and what is gratuitous violence. Jenna Pittman Lorelei Shannon McGalliard, Julie Morgan, Christine Rousselle, Allan Fri Feb 12 5:00:pm Fri Feb 12 6:00:pm Making a Successful On Line Comic Cobalt Reach fans by the millions! Rake in the big bucks! Have thousands of worshipful fans! Welcome to the real world of on-line comics. Jordan, Joey McGalliard, Julie York, J. Steven INFOCUS 1 Fri Feb 12 7:00:pm Fri Feb 12…

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Dudeosity

In 2006, I made a vow to the powers that be that if the New Orleans Saints went to the Superbowl I would watch the Superbowl. claimed that vow only applied to the 2006-07 season, but I stuck by it. Nope. I made a vow. I wasn’t about to renege on a vow made to mysterious powers having to do with me and New Orleans. (Which is a whole big thing which I will write here sometime.) So that’s how I came to watch the Superbowl yesterday. I mean, actually watch it, as opposed to being in the same room…

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