Second: I have been sick the last two or three days. Not too badly, but a low fever, some sinus drainage, a sore throat, and I've had a cough for a while. So I've been dozing on the couch a lot. I would hate to think that I am such a ~delicate blossom~ that the anxiety of posting a new Fifteen Minutes--let's face it, I only do this 2-3 times a year, so there's kind of a psychological build-up to it--did me in, or smacked my immune system upside the head, or what. But it's possible. I'm usually a bit done in for a day or two after these things, after all. Because I am, apparently, a fragile little e-flower. Who knows.
Third: Let's have some linkspam.
Ed Norton Not in 'Avengers', Marvel Says It's Not Money, Rep Claims It's Totally About Money (long story short: Marvel basically goes out of its way to say, and I am paraphrasing, "This guy is a dick. I mean, we could have just maintained some kind of polite fiction about what happened, but no. This guy is a dick"); 'Hulk Is Bigger Than All of Us': Edward Norton Offers a Facebook Franchise Farewell; Mark Ruffalo in Advanced Talks to Play New Incredible Hulk.
Here is Ryan Reynolds as Green Lantern!; More Green Lantern photos!
Jennifer Lawrence and Kevin Bacon Confirmed for 'X-Men: First Class."
First Full Length Trailer for Fincher's 'The Social Network.'
Johnny Depp's 'Dark Shadows' Finally Finds a Screenwriter.
Janis Joplin Biopic Starring Amy Adams In The Works, 'Twilight' Producer Wyck Godfrey Says. ... what?
Twilight vs True Blood with dolls.
Elizabeth Banks to play live-action Tinker Bell.
Trailer for Shyamalan-produced thriller 'Devil,' about people trapped in an elevator with the devil.
King Arthur's castle and round table may have been found at last.
Meanwhile--bear with me, I'm going somewhere with this--this is my new favorite thing. Yes, it's actually a "mystical eye" design.
And there is a reason I am showing you this, because: we have to talk about this Twilight engagement ring, again, some more, because somehow, this week, it got EVEN WORSE. So. Okay. It's described in the book as an oval of diamonds. Whatever. Someone had a book-inspired, author-designed replica they were selling before the movies even came out.
I'm... not a fan. Someone on Etsy even came up with a better design. Although I have seen a number of people say that they have the book replica ring and they love it, and if it makes you happy, then I'm happy for you. Apparently they now sell it in real-diamond format, and people have actually gotten engaged with it. Maybe it doesn't photograph well, I don't know. But as I have previously said, I can show you better designs without even breaking a sweat. In fact, this time I'll give you six instead of three. And technically, that last link has two different rings, both of which I love, so that's a total of seven designs (ah ah ah!). Seriously, I can do this all day.
So then we had the movie ring, for which the costume designer was forced (or so I read) to use Stephenie Meyer's design rather than come up with an actual, decent, Victorian-inspired ring, and lo, it did look like a cheese grater, and yea, I was !!ANGRY!!. Not because I particularly give a shit what kind of rock Bella Swan ends up with, but because I am, as you can see, a jewelry nerd. And this. WHAT. WHAT IS THIS.
And now, we have the cheap-ass NECA prop replica of the movie ring.
I just give up. I do. I give up. If you buy this and are willing to wear it in public, you deserve it. And I say this as someone who owns an $8 Nenya. It came in a light-up box. And I STILL have more dignity than--this.
Meanwhile-meanwhile, YA Highway has linked to me a couple of times this month---first to the "Twilight and the female gaze" entry, now to Eclipse in Fifteen Minutes--which is nice.
What I saw while I was over there was... not so nice.
@cleolinda: Also via @yaHighway: YOU GAVE YOUR BABY A PUNNY TWILIGHT TRAMP STAMP? http://tinyurl.com/3a8psqu
@cleolinda: I AM GOING BACK TO BED NOW AND THAT BETTER HAVE BEEN A DREAM WHEN I COME BACK.
@cleolinda: Although that is by far not the worst Twilight-related tattoo, temp or otherwise, I have seen. Please do not send me other examples.
@cleolinda: Obviously it's temporary. I don't even care. THE INSANITY IS NOT.
@cleolinda: If you turn that baby around and it's wearing an "Imprinted!" baby shirt like the one I saw, I'm burning this place to the ground.
@rhiannonrevolts: @cleolinda ...you saw WHAT. // THESE. http://tinyurl.com/37ghr4o http://tinyurl.com/2u647f2
I'm going to go lie down again.