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An unexpectedly productive day
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From Saturday: New Secret Life of Dolls, in which a sparklepire finds out exactly for whom the bell tolls. Looking at my calendar, I'm thinking we'll have the next installment on Saturday (as usual), and then we'll skip the next week, because that's Harry Potter and I have a podcast to do on Saturday and I don't think anyone will be paying attention to anything else anyway. Unless there are unexpectedly high number of Potter non-fans here who want counter-programming?

Meanwhile, I fell into a gigantic plot hole over the weekend and realized that the central premise of the first half of the novel (the first Black Ribbon novel) doesn't make any sense. I won't get into specifics, but it came down to an anguished writer-wail of "Wait--but--why wouldn't he tell her? OH, FFFFFFFFF--"

The thing is, I'd been sitting there trying to jam together puzzle pieces that didn't fit for--I don't know, months, probably. I just kept telling myself that I had all these nice, shiny scenes I had created--some of them independent of the others--and that if I just thought about it hard enough, my Powers of Logic would force them into place. And then I finally ran into the one failure of logic that made the whole thing collapse. So I'm opening a fresh Word document (I save every variation of everything, so it's not like I lose anything by experimenting) and just talking it out. So far, it's... actually going really well. I got something like 4000 words done today, and about 2000 on Saturday. It's kind of liberating, in fact, to just be like, "Fuck it, I'll just start over." I mean, there are older bits that will get absorbed into the new as I go. But at least I'm not trying to pound the same square pegs into round plot holes anymore. So... I've got that going for me, I guess.


Robert Downey Jr.'s Next Role: Mr. Peanut. For about half of these news items, just imagine me saying, "Oh, WHY NOT" at the end.

Poster Revealed for ‘Jane Eyre’ Starring Mia Wasikowska. Not this one. omg excite.


Check out the newest adventure in the exclusive trailer for "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader"; OMG IT'S A NARNIA MEGAPOST.

‘Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides’: Jerry Bruckheimer talks about that Dame Judi Dench cameo.

EXCLUSIVE: Twilight Samba: Breaking Dawn Begins Filming In Paraty, Brazil; Twilight's Brazil Set Targeted By Angry Locals; Isle Esme Resort Profiled; Stewart and Pattinson Spotted Filming Twilight: Breaking Dawn. This scene isn't in the book, but apparently is part of a "traveling to Isle Esme" sequence--that is, a scene before the wedding night itself, which you can tell because no one looks completely traumatized yet.

Will Javier Bardem and James Franco Star in 'Clash of the Titans' Sequel? "Wrath of the Titans," if you please.

Mike White To Direct 'Pride And Prejudice And Zombies.' 

'Zombieland' Writers to Attack 'Cowboy Ninja Viking.' I think I had that familiar on Kingdom of Loathing. Also: OH, WHY NOT.

'Tron: Uprising' Animated Series Set for 2012, Starring Elijah Wood. 

23 new images from Disney's 'Tangled.' 

More Looks at 'The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn.' Unicorns sold separately (it's a ship).

How you can help Neil Gaiman's "The Price" get made into a CG movie. 

Scarlett Johansson Near Deal For Cameron Crowe's 'We Bought A Zoo.' An evil zoo?

A First Look at the New Muppets Movie. 
Kick It With the Poster for 'Kung Fu Panda 2'; Teaser Trailer for 'Kung Fu Panda 2.'

Zac Efron in talks to star in Akira. OKAY, SURE.

The Japanese trailer for Burlesque has arrived. It's awfulsome. "But as is, it's still a staggering trailer that makes you say, 'I can't believe Cher and Christina and Stanley Tucci and glitter are all pretending to get along so well.'"

Steve Pink to Remake The Toxic Avenger.

Screenwriter John August responds to Jessica Alba’s ‘good actors never use the script’ comment.

And finally: This Smurf thing is still happening. OH, WHY NOT.

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As if I didn't like a eating a whole can of mixed nuts enough already...

My face made various expressions from O_o, =D, =/,-_-

Yeah. My reactions were pretty much "What. Yay! Whaaat? Yay! What. What. WHAT."

The plot hole thing is something I hate. Hopefully, the answer to that will just come to you.

Oh Jessica Alba, really?

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies will never stop being bizarrely amusing to me. I just saw Zombieland for the first time today and thought it was really fun. If the zombie apocalypse can ever be fun.

Burlesque, I have no comment for you.

Lastly - OMG WAIT WHAT. They did make Voyage of the Dawn Treader into a film?! Somehow, I missed that news completely until now.

Zac Efron... as... Kaneda?

A PG-13 live action Akira?????


I'm going to make a wild leap and assume that a character named Kaneda from a work called Akira is...not white?


It's kind of liberating, in fact, to just be like, "Fuck it, I'll just start over."


Breaking Dawn filming news: Blerg.

While I am not ANTI-Potter and you do have every right in the world to take a weekend off, I for one won't be seeing the new Harry Potter movie on the Saturday after next; I would welcome an installment of SLoD that day, just for the record. But your call, of course.

Also? This may be some of the oddest linkspam you've ever collected for us. "Oh, WHY NOT" indeed!

Thirded. I won't be seeing it either but I know that eleventy million of your readers *will* be, so feel free not to post anything, and have a nice time at the movies. :)


but first,

made me LAUGH my head off.

those scenes are going to look epic, cleo dont worry.

moving on...

(also i used to ship movie!caspian/susan, but that was blown out of the water by caspian going all dorky flirty/ship with princess *forgot her name*

SO Adorkable!
(and Ben Barnes still remains dashing as ever. )

also TINTIN! (i really, really hope that movie does good*

and... im actually looking forward to the smurfs movie? (dont judge me it's childhood nostalgia love).

I must say that the poster for Jane Eyre looks PEERRRFECT. WANTS IT NOW.

Also, re: writing. I'm at that point myself. I've given up on my NaNo being a Na(Novemer). It's...yeah.

I was ready to be excited for Jane Eyre because I love they book and haaaaay Fassbender but then I read the synopsis...and I don't know what's going on there.

Also, apparently the people working on the Clash of the Titans sequel are trying to do the one thing that would make me watch the sequel for that movie by putting Javier Bardem in it. As Ares. God Damnit.

I'm hoping it's just a case of a poor synopsis by someone who's either never read the book or read it too long ago to remember anything but the vaguest plot points.

Oh, whhhhyyyyyyy not?

You made me laugh and I appreciate that a great deal this evening.

Twilight's Brazil Set Targeted By Angry Locals

I LITERALLY read this as "Angry Lolcats" and got all fucking excited about what this article could possibly say ("ANONYMOUS, AT IT AGAIN"), before clicking and realizing the truth wasn't nearly as exciting as my imagination. *sigh*

...Mr. Peanut, whut? Hee.

Twilight + angry lolcats = flashback to Eclipse in Lolcats. LES GET MURRAYD ALREADY.

yeah, i concur on the HP linkspam... One of the main things i've despised about the way wb promotes the hp movies is the MASSIVE amount of clips and sneak peeks and pictures etc. they release before the movie... I don't wanna go to a movie and already feel like i've already seen it, especially with these last two... *sigh*

re: writin', I have so been there. Man have I been there. Although, I suppose, better that you have this moment and do the rewriting than write it, get the book out, and have a bunch of people ask the same question!

re: Alba, oh.

Yeah, I'm terrified of people buying the book, sitting down, reading it, and going, "But... that's stupid."

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Well, hey, if that editing method worked for Tolkien, it can work for you. Then again, it took him 14 years to write LotR.

Well, I've already got seven years on Black Ribbon, so...