Friday, March 5, 2010
Updates, "Being Human," & Video Friday
Hokay, next week and the week after are going to be crazy for me because I've got to copyedit a manuscript, do my taxes and then I'll be going to the Tucson Festival of Books, March 13-14 and speaking on various topics, including a panel on "Vampires that Don't Sparkle."
Also next week I'm going to be the guest over at my evil Canadian nemesis's site, SciFi Guy, so Doug Knipe and I will be in a bitter battle of (half) wits over there. I'll be giving away one of my fabulous Casa Dracula novels in a contest that Doug will concoct.
Actually I think Doug was supposed to send me some questions to answer and he hasn't -- obviously this is his first manuover in his effort to flummox me. Ha! I will not be flummoxed by someone who thinks Olympic curling is exciting.
On Wednesday, I'll have an interview with Danielle Trussoni here and a contest for a hardback copy of her new book, Angelogy. This book is getting critical raves and you'll want to know more about these dangerous and beautiful creatures and their penchant for warmongering. Also, those of you are really shallow will want to know that the cover is just gorgeous.
Speaking of things that are gorgeous, Wiliqueen sent me her new video tribute to one of my favorite paranormal shows, BBC's "Being Human." Her editing to the song "Cut" by Plumb is masterful. I wish I could post it here in a larger format, but you can follow this link to see it properly on YouTube.
GRATUITOUS VIDEOS OF THE DAY
The week's theme, inspired by my contest for Skyler White's and Falling, Fly, is desire and yearning. WRW13 suggested the longing and desperation in "Interview with the Vampire" with Louis and Claudia, trapped eternally in a child's body.
Stella said she thinks "Wuthering Heights" powerfully expresses yearning and desire in the impossible love between Cathy and Heathcliff.
HeatWave16 mentioned the series "Imagine Me and You" as a show that expresses this. Lots of girl-kissing, so if that offends you, please watch and enjoy your moral superiority.
Morning Glow pooh-poohs my fangirl adoration of The Doctor and Rose Tyler in "Doctor Who" and is more interested in the relationship between The Doctor and Donna Noble, played by the brilliant Catherine Tate. (She's one of my favorite comics.) Well, Donna is a great character. One of the things I love about this show is how the Doctor chooses his companions -- usually women who have great talent, great daring and bravery, who are stuck in mundane lives. He gives them the chance to see the universe and save the world.
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