December 11th, 2008

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Hey, why not post now?

Here's how you can tell I'm a bit more lackadaisical about the Oscars than I used to be: "Eh, Golden Globe noms at 7 am. They'll still be there when I wake up." So here they are. Surprises: love for In Bruges and Pineapple Express; nothing for The Dark Knight or Milk except supporting actor and actor, respectively. Mostly I'm just surprised that they didn't kiss The Dark Knight's ass so they'd have more movie stars show up and more fans tuning in. I mean, the Globes are kind of a joke even by awards show standards ("Be aware that the small motley local crew who belong to the scandal-riddled HFPA won't grant membership to real journalists at the prestige newspapers across the world"), so it's not like this would have been beneath them.

That said, I really do enjoy liveblogging the Globes a lot--they're the Drinky Oscars! So much more fun.

(Best headline on the subject I've seen all morning: 2009 Golden Globes: Good Year For Jokers, Midnight Tokers.)

Meanwhile, Globes dodge strike bullet, Oscars may not. An Oscars without writers = crappy; an Oscars without movie stars = POINTLESS.

Also, just because it is awesome and I happened to see it right now, The 'Watchmen' International Trailer Is Here!

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Thirteen going on thirty

Oh, wow--someone sent me a book, but I'm not sure who it's from? There wasn't any name or card or information with it. It's something I had really wanted to read for Black Ribbon research, though, so--thank you so much, whoever it's from!

By the way, if you were working the upstairs register at the Brookwood Mall Books-a-Million on Wednesday night, and you sold a copy of Dead Until Dark to two women, the older of which kept saying "SHE WRITES ABOUT THE SHOW" really loudly over and over again, and the younger of which looked like she kind of wanted to die... I need to apologize to you about that.

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Also, I feel like I should say a bit more about The Gift of Fear, since several people raised this concern--Collapse )


helpvera was a complete success.

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ETA: Bettie Page passed away this evening.

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