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By Death Cab for Cutie
I Will Follow You Into the Dark
Seriously. There are three thirteen year old boys in my house right now.
In theory they're working on their science project. Their teacher is doing something really cool. He's broken up the class up into small groups, given them a topic and they're going to teach the rest of their class for a week. I love this assignment - I think it's brilliant. These guys have chosen the skeletal and muscular systems and have been working hard - but now they're pestering me for pizza, pop and a guitar hero break. As long as I don't have to hear "Rock You Like a Hurricane," we're all good.
Off to feed the masses and then back to the WIP.
I'm doing research for my new story, and I've got a question for everyone.
Given the opportunity to meet any artist, be it painter, musician/composer or writer (past or present...or both) who would it be and why? Feel free to list as many as you want.
In terms of present artists, I'd like to meet...
Brian Froud - his paintings and drawing amaze me and I'd love to watch him work.
Charles deLint - I love his stories. I'd love to talk to him about his inspiration and his process.
Angela Knight - Mostly, I'd just want to bow down to her genius.
Joss Whedon - Again, bowing would be in order - the man has it all - dialogue, plotting, world building. I heart him.
Adam Duritz of Counting Crows - The man is a brilliant lyricist and composer - probably in need of copious amounts of anti-depressants, but I adore him anyway.
Kate Rusby - I love her music, and she seems like she'd be fun to hang out with.
Past artists would include...
Arthur Rackham - His work inspired some of my favorite present day artists.
John Waterhouse - Predictably, I love Pre-Rhaphalite art.
Jim Henson - I adore the Muppets, not to mention Labyrinth and Dark Crystal.
The Bronte sisters - I'm imagining they were the products of a relatively dysfunctional household - I'm sure we'd have a great time.
Lord Byron - I'd just like to see the man in action.
Mozart - Maybe I've seen Amadeus too many times, but I'm betting he'd be interesting.
So...who would you choose?
I'm soooooo excited! I just got a fabulous 5 Angel review from Rachel C. at Fallen Angels Reviews! I love a great review as much as the next writer, but this story is very close to my heart, so the awesome reviews mean even more to me. Here's the part I liked best. :)
Best Laid Plans is a fast paced romance between two individuals with enough baggage to take a month long holiday. Every aspect of Zander and Tessa is alive and breathing on the pages, Bronwyn Green leaves no flaw, no matter how ugly, hidden. I loved the way they interact, it’s real and gritting, and the chemistry is hot. They’re drawing closer together even when their arguing and pushing each other away. I don’t know how she does it, but it’s a faultless glide that takes no effort to believe. With the added conflict of Zander’s job and Tessa’s stalker, the story has you on the edge of your seat waiting for the next thing to happen. And even when you think you know what it is, Ms. Green surprises you. Her skill at bringing the story to life is enviable. Vivid images flash through your mind as you read her words. Tessa is a hero that every one will love, she’s strong and tough but soft and vulnerable at the same time, very few authors can pull that off but Ms. Green does it with ease. Zander is a hunk and makes me want to head back to school if only all the professors were like him. No tweed coats in sight. Best Laid Plans is a wonderful book full of romance and suspense, and with every twist and turn you hold your breath, waiting for the next scene to unfold. I found this book so enjoyable it’ll be one of the ones I read again and again. After this I’d have no problems buying a book just because it has Bronwyn Green’s name on the cover.
|Halloween Costume Update:|
Wendy Darling, Tinker Thug...I mean Tinker Bell and the Goth Gypsy are done, as is the emergency replacement Dorothy Gale blouse.
The Dwarf has suddenly morphed into an executioner - or a 'headsman' as my child so quaintly calls it - and should require virtually no sewing.
The weird Naruto anime thing is partially cut out, but I have to go back to the fabric store to get more pieces and parts and I haven't even cut out the Vampire Princess yet.
Unfortunately, I got hit with the stomach flu last night so sewing today ought to be...um...interesting, to say the least. Sigh...it couldn't have waited 'til Thursday?
If you've ever wondered about the workings of the male mind (beyond the hamster and its wheel) head on over to http://totalebound.blogspot.com/ for an excellent article on The "Why" Chromosome, by Brynn Paulin.