Hey there all. Well, in an attempt to fund, well, life, I am offering to send you stuff from Japan. If you want something, I’ll get it, box it up and send it to you.
If you want something specific, I’ll try, but I can pretty much guarantee you that specific things are usually more expensive….
Ugh this is so true. I’m only an INTERN and I’ve experienced this at least five times so far.
Welcome to the fold, my dear. It only gets worse from here. Make sure your family understands the situation or they’ll start…
I even get this as a writer! People are always trying to find me “quick fixes” to get my novels seen: self-pubbing, bugging contacts in the industry, etc. They don’t understand why I think it’s important to go through the normal process, and why it’s rude to do these things.
Ms QQ, I promise that if we meet at a party under those circumstances, I will only chat about the latest season of ridiculous reality tv. Does Project Runway work for you?
Here is a list of PLACES where I can be ENCOUNTERED in the next two weeks.
I am giving away a MADNESS UNDERNEATH to ONE RANDOM PERSON who reblogs this info. SO GO NUTS.
THIS WEEKEND, THE TEXAS BOOK FESTIVAL, AUSTIN
Saturday, October 27th
10:00am: SIGNING in the Penguin/Book People booth…
Go see her! Experience the magic of THE STARE in person!
I’m going to try a little Super Best Friends Forever experiment here. Warner Bros. have put out some fantastic shorts during their DC Nation programming block on Cartoon Network. They are evolving one of those into a series - Teen Titans Go! It’s almost a continuation of the old Teen Titans animated series but either way, sounds like fun. I know a lot of folks were hoping SBFF would also move on to a half hour series as well but from what I’ve been hearing, it’s not likely and my question is - why?
Warner Bros. don’t believe a “girls” show has the same selling power as a “boys” show and I’d like to prove them wrong. I’d point them to the huge successes that were Lauren Faust’s Power Puff Girls and My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic were, I’d tell them women make almost all the purchasing decisions for their household (specifically entertainment), that they are seriously underestimating how much parents spend on their daughters, and that children aren’t the only consumers of animated TV shows and their related products. I could do that but what I’d like to see right now is all of YOU do that.
Reblog or like this post if you’d not only watch a Super Best Friends Forever television show but buy products based on it. (Money talks, remember?) Add your own commentary or not but let’s see what the numbers say.
Ray Bradbury was one of those authors who changed people. I still remember to this day the very moment when Something Wicked This Way Comes shook me to my core. I was 12 years old. It was study hall in seventh grade. And the Illustrated Man was displaying the faces of two boys tattooed into his…
I loved Ray Bradbury’s work from the time I was 8 years old and stumbled across some stories that had been reprinted in Reader’s Digest. Reading Fahrenheit 451 in high school blew my mind. Reading The Martian Chronicles in college inspired a love for Mars that has only grown more intense over the years.
In many ways, Ray Bradbury gave me the universe, charged with magic and darkness and humanity. What do you say when a man like that is gone?
Thank you, sir, for everything.
What do you think of the NYT article: Joel Stein’s “Adults Should Read Adult Books”?
I think it’s complete and utter drivel from the pretentious mind of someone who clearly has lost the ability to discern any joy or wonder…
I wonder what the author would think of me: a few weekends ago, I took part in an intense Dante seminar (30+ hours of discussion over 4 days), and to keep my hands busy, I worked on sewing some My Little Pony dolls. Turns out an appreciation of the classics doesn’t preclude liking other stuff! MIND. BLOWN.
(Also, if I *didn’t* know the classics, I would have missed the Artemis imagery in the Hunger Games. Reading both is highly profitable!)
A fellow acquiring editor just showed me an interview in a magazine with one of his authors. The author in question was quoted as saying (to paraphrase):
“I’ve received some good advice from editors while I’m working, but none of it really affects my work beyond minor tweaking. More often I’ve…
Why would an author do this?? I cannot imagine trying to write without my “editor” (he’s not a pro, but a friend who’s VERY good) going over the manuscript. His suggestions make my work so much stronger. Even his ridiculous doodles in the margins help point out associations I might want to avoid, or things I should reword.
Authors like that don’t deserve to have editors.