Monday, May 31, 2010

Fun Blog Entry

Over at the Deadline Dames blog today, Jenna Black is talking about book recommendations for the summer. Head on over!

http://www.deadlinedames.com/?p=3804#comment-16280

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

CHUCK blog link

Selena, a friend and frequent visitor, has written a spoiler-free appreciation post about CHUCK. I haven't watched the finale yet, but I'm really looking forward to it, especially after hearing how excited Selena is! There's also a contest involved, so you might want to check that out, too.

http://www.lexxiecouper.com/?p=963

See you there. : )

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Fun YouTube Find of the Week

What if THE SHINING was a life-affirming comedy-drama that made you feel alllllll fuzzy inside as you left the theater?

This is what its trailer would look like:



Whoever did this, you're a genius!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Check

This is what I've been up to:

* Turned in Blaze proposal - check

* Polishing third book proposal pages in latest Special Edition contract - check

* Delved into manuscript for second book on Special Edition contract - check

* Plotting author-generated idea for a Special Edition miniseries with my critique partners, Judy Duarte and Sheri Whitefeather - check

* Slowly thinking of an idea for next Special Edition contract - check

* Gearing up to write the third book in my post-apocalyptic urban fantasy western series (Bloodlands) - check

I'm going insane.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

End of First-Run Days...SUPERNATURAL, etc.

So I finally got to watch SUPERNATURAL. Pretty good, but the ending with Sam standing outside Dean's window freaked me out. What is Sam now? I hope this bodes interesting things for next season. I even wonder if Kripke and company even meant to go there with Sam since SPN was designed to last only five seasons, not six....

What I did like about the eppie:
* intensity--that was some good stuff. And the lonely western graveyard meet was very reminiscent of season two, which I love. I could barely watch while Dean was being hammered by Lucifer. Gah. How dare the prince of darkness ruin that lovely face!!! Dick.

* the Impala. We always knew this car was special, but I really liked how the Impala became a symbol for the love between Sam and Dean. And, yes, it was cheesy how it was the tool that brought Sam out of Lucifer, but it was good cheese.

* the creepy ending. I've already mentioned this, but it merits a second comment. Brrr.

What I didn't love:
* Lisa, the suddenly way important character. I know she always lingered somewhere in Dean's dreamy subconscious as a symbol of what he really wanted out of life. But her reappearance just didn't feel...natural. Know what I mean? All I know about the woman was that Dean had awesome sex with her and she had a kid who could've been his (or still might be? Please don't do that, writers.). I don't feel a true connection between her and Dean--she's just that symbol, not a real person to me.

* Chuck. Huh? Really? God? This dude has a *lot* of 'splaining to do. So God didn't really have a good reason to be absent from all the crap going down? He wasn't being held captive or...something? And, furthermore, he really wasn't absent at all--he was in the thick of all the agony and chaos and he still didn't do anything about it. No wonder the dickie angels didn't fall far from the tree if "Chuck" is such a douche.

In other non-SUPERNATURAL news, some of you have contacted me about HEROES and its cancellation. I haven't watched it for a long time now. I just couldn't deal with it any more. But I hear that there's not even going to be a finale. That stinks. I kept hearing through the grapevine that NBC was even considering a short episode arc that would close things out, so I wonder what happened to have them just pull the series without a swan song.

Also, VAMPIRE DIARIES? Whoa. *That's* how to go out for the summer!

BTW, I'm having major problems with Twitter. For some reason, it's only letting me post sporadically, and I can't seem to contact anyone through their help center. We'll see what happens with that....

Thursday, May 13, 2010

SPN coming up

Once again, I'm unable to post a timely watercooler for SUPERNATURAL. I'll do it sometime within the next couple of days though. Enjoy the season finale tonight!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Viral Laugh

This video is making the rounds, and it was good for a laugh. Witness the Bronte Sisters action dolls. I especially like Anne's sneer.

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Opryland/RWA

Among other sad things that happen on a daily basis, here are some images of the beautiful Opryland hotel where the RWA National conference was to be held this summer.



Thoughts and hopes go out to everyone there.

Saturday, May 01, 2010

Sneak Peek, Courtesy of Selena and EW

Looks like the SUPERNATURAL water coolers aren't happening lately. Very sorry about that. Time has really gotten away from me!

That's not to say that I didn't finally catch up with the latest episode, which I thought was pretty good. With all the demon play, the eppie reminded me of something we'd have seen in the later part of season 2. It made me warm and fuzzy with the very memories.

Selena emailed me a sneak peek from the EW sight. It's pretty funny:

http://ausiellofiles.ew.com/2010/04/30/supernatural-exclusive-sneak-peek/#more-7780

Heh!