But yesterday and today, I pretty much agreed to, because we're selling my grandmother's house, as she agreed (she's in assisted living now, as you may remember), and we had to have a yard sale to clear out the things that weren't divided among the family. (I'm not sure why specifically, but my grandmother was thrilled that I wanted this old-fashioned silver lamp with a white hobnail glass shade.) And it's emotionally tough to see someone's life broken up and sold like this, but it's also physically hard to make it all happen. I don't know why my mother's decided all this has to be done NOW, practically on a dime, but so help me, she has made it happen by the sheer force of her will. In fact, we were going to put the house up for sale on Monday, and now we're postponing that. For, you know, A WEEK. So dog-wrangling while she works a yard sale from 5 am to noon seems like I'm getting the better end of the deal, quite honestly.
My point here is, Twitter is a lot easier to deal with on a daily basis, under the circumstances.
I don't have any Wicked Pretty Updates. I do, however, want to take a chance on discussing an ongoing process of trying to create diverse characters without making an ass of yourself. I have a lot of questions to pose that I don't precisely have answers to. But I think there's already too much going on in this entry, so I'll put that off for a separate discussion.
@cleolinda: Sam is obsessed...
@cleolinda: ...with going outside.
@cleolinda: Just so he can hang out.
@cleolinda: Welcome to House of Bark. All bark, all day long.
@cleolinda: Hello, House of Bark, this is bark, how may we bark you?
@cleolinda: At House of Bark, operators are bark bark bark
@cleolinda: Yard sale going well. I am on eternal dogwatch/referee duty, so I am relying on dispatches from the domestic capitalism front.
@cleolinda: House of Bark is available for surveillance jobs
@cleolinda: Sam has retired from the HOB
@cleolinda: I would really like a lair. RT @io9: The 10 sickest underground lairs in scifi and fantasy http://io9.com/5787473/
@daisy_razor: Tell the House of Bark to start digging! @cleolinda I would really like a lair.
Meanwhile, I have gotten enough questions about this that I feel like I should address it: Yes, low-quality pictures of sex scenes (tons) and the birth scene (a couple) were leaked from Breaking Dawn. No, I will not be posting them.
@Twilight: Filmmaker Statement Regarding Breaking Dawn Leaks - http://on.fb.me/e4377k
The word "heartbroken" is used. Oddly, they seem less concerned about the content of the images and more concerned about the quality, as if there is any amount of cinematography that is going to make these concepts less disturbing. But I digress.
@cleolinda: My statement on the leaks: RT @cleolinda: I just... I can't. Salome just showed me something I can never unsee. I can't link it. Jesus God.
I initially found out from Chris Weitz's Twitter, and while he's had nothing to do with the movies since New Moon, he said he felt bad for the Breaking Dawn crew who had worked so hard, and... come on, you guys! I can't be the kind of person who would make Chris Weitz sad! Lyra would be so disappointed in me. (This is a man, by the way, who has the patience of a saint. He takes questions from a parade of Robert Pattinson icons every single day, no matter how horrific. "do you like to fap?" "I do not know what this is. Therefore, I fear and hate it." "have you pooped today?")
In summary, I feel too much sorrow and embarrassment for the way these people get treated to make them any sadder. Also, I feel like getting on Summit's bad side by posting stolen material would not be one of my better life choices.
@not_tragedi: Most of the sites with the large batches of Breaking Dawn pictures have had them pulled. Won't stop the fangirls but still.
@cleolinda: That's why I'm not posting any. I don't want to be on Summit's radar in that capacity.
Particularly since various industry people are already aware that I exist.
@particle_person: Damn journalists ruin all the fun.
@cleolinda: Ironically, [articles citing my recaps are] not even why they know about me. Fans told them. #whywecanthavenicethings
My favorite reaction, by the way, was one fangirl wailing that Summit might "cancel the whole thing." Dude, that's like saying someone would cancel money. I'd worry about the world supposedly ending this month before I'd worry about that.
Meanwhile, the two links of greatest interest:
@SmartBitches: Have a look: think it's Poe fiction plagiarism? http://is.gd/5iV31Q http://is.gd/l2qlAB http://is.gd/bk3BIM
@McDougallSophia: @cleolinda could you maybe link to Genre for Japan charity auction? Proceeds to BRC Tsunami appeal http://genreforjapan.wordpress.com/