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*Quick Update* Stuff, Stuff, More Stuff
OHMYGOSH YOU GUYS I know it's been forever since I've updated; where does the time gooooooooo??? (Or gooooeeeeeee, as Vimes from Discworld might spell it. :P)

Anyway, this is a quick post to say I was on Episode 40 of the fantastic and geeky Made of Fail podcast this past week, talking about the whole "YA Mafia" debate that exploded in Young Adult publishing circles recently. Also on the ep: host Kevin; replacement-for-Dayna host cleolinda, and Ceilidh of The Sparkle Project (where the "YA Mafia" term originated). I think we talked about a lot of really interesting points. Go listen!!

Made of Fail - Episode 40: Join YA Mafia Wars [Accept/Deny]

And even if you don't care to listen to the podcast, you at least have to click on over to see the photo of Cleolinda's "I Just Wanna Be A Doper Person" cross-stitch (sent to her by a reader). Oh, Kanye. Hee!

Also YA writer Kate Hart was kind enough to include a few of my thoughts on the whole thing in her Field Trip Friday Twitter roundup of "best publishing, reading, and writing tweets of the week." Aw.

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And, and, and...oh man, there is just sooooo much going on. The North American Discworld Convention continues to build momentum and more and more cool things are coming together in prep for that. There will be cool new program items with never-before-seen stuff, and a great list of guests, including of course Sir Terry Pratchett himself, and maybe even a couple of guests to still add to the list (we shall see!). We've got over 600 registered now (cutoff is 1,000, so go go go register!). The banquet tickets are on sale (and the meal descriptions are classic Discworld!) and we're continuing to add cool merchandise (YOU NEED DISCWORLD PLUSHIES, CON ATTENDEES. Seriously, they're SO. CUTE.) The official con jewelry has been finalized (I love it so much I want mine now alreadyyyyy!) and should be on sale in the next week or so.

And in my personal preparations, I've got at least 1/3 of all 5 costumes ready to go. The other 2/3...um...working on it!! :)

So. Much. Excitement!

Speaking of Sir Terry, Terry Pratchett will be on The Kiosk (Dublin radio) this weekend

Also, UK Royal Mail Releases Stamp Set Featuring Famous Wizards, Witches, Enchanters! Rincewind and Nanny Ogg from Discworld are featured. They're selling postcards, too (on the Royal Mail site).

In other sci-fi/fantasy book news, Science fiction author begins war of the books worlds

Word, Stephen Hunt. So much word.

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And, oh, have I mentioned recently that I am continuing to do comics for the Reelzchannel movie news site? (Most recently the Deadpool Presents the Oscars comic.) Working on a script right now, and it looks like there may be several more in the future. I love writing them - I hope people are enjoying them! :)

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Oh, and in other completely unrelated stuff, snacky's Snack Food Deathmatch is going on right now! It's fun to vote! Today I voted for candy corn; though if we were talking JUST utilitarian purposes as opposed to taste, I'd have voted for Peeps because of Peeps dioramas. HEEEEE.

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Aaaaaand in random Tumblr stuff, things that made me laugh recently:

AYO, I'M D'ONOFRIO

OMG, I laughed and laughed at this. And not just because I <3 Vincent D'Onofrio and his character Bobby Goren. WHO IS COMING BACK TO LAW AND ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT THIS MAY!!!!! AYO!! :D :D :D

The most awesome thing ever since Green Lantern Batman. HEEEEEEEE HEEEEEEEE HEEEEEEEE. (Somewhere, Lisa Frank is muttering about IP infringement.)

Aaaaaand finally, hey, anyone remember the awesome catwalk catfight from Chuck?

Yeah, even as a straight woman I'll say that catfight was HOT. (And featured shoe daggers, always a plus!) Also I liked the song, so I looked it up. And you thought British people were all polite and demure. ;P

I also recommend Keep Yourself Warm by Frightened Rabbit. Also featured on Chuck where somebody in production is consistently choosing fan-freakin-tastic music.

-Emily out-

ETA: Exciting exciting things are in the offing for Terry Pratchett and Discworld works on TV! I posted recently about the Good Omens four-part miniseries that is now in the works. Now, I can report that a TV series featuring new storylines focusing on Terry's City Watch characters has also gotten the green light. (Full press release at the link.) WOOOOOOO! I cannot begin to describe how excited I am about this. YAY!

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snapdragon76 From: snapdragon76 Date: March 12th, 2011 05:04 am (UTC) (current file)
Ahhh, some HTML got borked halfway down. Might wanna fix that...

Listened to the ep and you guys (or gals and one guy) were awesome. Left my comments on the MoF LJ. :DD

GOREN IS COMING BACK TO L&O:CI?!?!? AWESOME! I didn't even know it was still on!!

Is the "I want to be a Doper person" a Kanye thing? That explains why I don't get it. I think I am too white...

Edited at 2011-03-12 05:07 am (UTC)
foresthouse From: foresthouse Date: March 12th, 2011 05:34 am (UTC) (current file)
I caught the stupid HTMLness and fixed it. Don't know WHAT went wrong there, but is all better now. :)

Glad you liked the ep! It was fun to do.

YES YES HE ISSSSSSSSSS. In May IIRC. I am SO. EXCITED.

Hah, yeah, I think Cleo has the whole Kanye quote in her original entry with the pic - I can't remember exact words, but I think it was Kanye saying something like: I JUST WANT TO BE A DOPER PERSON WHICH STARTS WITH ME NOT ALWAYS TELLING EVERYONE HOW DOPE I THINK I AM.

Hee hee heeeee.
snapdragon76 From: snapdragon76 Date: March 12th, 2011 08:11 am (UTC) (current file)
:DD HTML is so fussy. Misplace ONE thing and it vomits all over you...

SWEEEET!!! I love Goren!

Ha ha!! Kanye you so crazy!!
foresthouse From: foresthouse Date: March 12th, 2011 04:38 pm (UTC) (current file)
I know. Goren is AWESOME. :D
molokov_au From: molokov_au Date: March 12th, 2011 06:30 am (UTC) (current file)
Some more news for you at
http://paulkidby.com/news/index.html

Read March 11 and March 1

Good Omens & The Watch to be made in to TV movies/series.

Only four weeks to go until Nullus Anxietas III, so if you want your Pterry news from the source, submit interview questions on the forums at www.ausdwcon.org

G'day from XXXX
foresthouse From: foresthouse Date: March 12th, 2011 06:42 am (UTC) (current file)
Ah! Thanks! I blogged about Good Omens when that news came out online, but did not know that the Watch news had gone public today. I will add that to my post above! :D

I hope the Aussie con is spectacular!
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foresthouse From: foresthouse Date: March 12th, 2011 04:38 pm (UTC) (current file)
Haha, I have actually played it *a little*. But I didn't realize that's where the pic came from. Clearly I need to play longer. :P
emmacmf From: emmacmf Date: March 12th, 2011 12:29 pm (UTC) (current file)
Ack, I wish I had enough spare funds to attend the con, it sounds like it's going to be amazing!

The music on Chuck is always brilliant - I want every single piece of music ever used on that show, but I got half way through tracking down the music from season one and gave up, because there's just so much!
foresthouse From: foresthouse Date: March 12th, 2011 04:40 pm (UTC) (current file)
OMG, I wish you could! I know you couldn't come to the last one, but it's going to be SO GREAT and you know, you never know how many future ones there will be. I know how it is to not have funds. But...sell a kidney? [KIDDING!] :)

Oh, I have a playlist of about 80-100 songs that were all found via Chuck. Heh. I love that show AND its music.
emmacmf From: emmacmf Date: March 12th, 2011 04:47 pm (UTC) (current file)
If I wasn't already committed to going to see Dan Radcliffe on Broadway, then I'd be there.

And Chuck is one of the best shows on TV at the moment.
foresthouse From: foresthouse Date: March 12th, 2011 04:53 pm (UTC) (current file)
OMG YOU CHOOSE RADCAKES OVER SIR TERRY???

...Well, I can't really yell *too* loudly about that. Fair enough I suppose. :)

OMG your icon! SO CUTE.

BTW, did you ever put up any photos and things from the Quantum Leap con? I can't remember if I ever asked? And is there ever going to be another one? :)
emmacmf From: emmacmf Date: March 12th, 2011 05:06 pm (UTC) (current file)
I had to - look at him! *points to icon* And I've been saving since H2$ was announced ...

♥ Papa Bartowski.

Photos are here; the committee with Scott, after it was all over (I'm the one next to him, in a white t-shirt).


I doubt there'll be another one, not on that scale anyway. Maybe for the 25th anniversary in 2014, but it won't be organised by the committee that did Leap Back 2009, as it imploded.
foresthouse From: foresthouse Date: March 12th, 2011 05:16 pm (UTC) (current file)
I hear ya. I love HP and really wanted to go to LeakyCon, but it falls too close to the Discworld Con to be possible. TOO MANY GOOD CONS!!!

Papa Bartowski is the one character on Chuck I wish they'd bend the rules of "we-can't-quite-believe-this-would-actually-happen" for. I mean, the team FOUND the machine that brought Shaw back, the bad guys kept Bryce from dying (the first time). It's not like they haven't written the possibility into the show. WHY CAN'T THEY use that tech to bring back Papa B. Frankly I'm okay with Chuck's mom but don't care much about her as a character. I WANT ORION BACK!! ...Except he'd probably be a zombie. Ew.

Yay, awesome photos!! Aw. Thanks. And...hah, committee imploding = often the normal course of events when putting on one of these things. I am not surprised.

emmacmf From: emmacmf Date: March 12th, 2011 05:27 pm (UTC) (current file)
I need to win the lottery so I can just spend my life going from convention to convention ...

Seriously, they've bought back EVERYONE except Papa B, who is more awesome than Captain Awesome. Initially, I was against the show doing the whole 'Ooooh, guess what, he's aliiiiiiiiiiiive' thing with Papa B, as I thought it'd cheapen his storyline, but now, I don't care. It'd be very cool to have him show up at Chuck and Sarah's wedding, even if he's only glimpsed in the background. At the very least, I want a few more flashbacks.

The implosion wasn't fun, but couldn't be avoided. It was bad enough that I haven't watched an episode of Quantum Leap since, because I felt sick to my stomach even thinking about the show. I'm planning a rewatch now to reclaim it back as one of the most positive influences in my life, because I refuse to let someone ruin that for me.
foresthouse From: foresthouse Date: March 12th, 2011 05:41 pm (UTC) (current file)
Me too, oh, me too.

OOH, I like the idea of him being glimpsed at the wedding. That'd be a great way to "bring him in" a little bit before bringing him back for real if they decided to.

Oh dear oh dear. I won't go into detail here, but let me just say I REALLY feel your pain, and completely identify with the whole can't-enjoy-anymore-wait-must-reclaim-this-for-myself feeling. And I have a friend who was involved who had that happen even worse than I did, too. :(

I am the same way - determined not to let other people ruin things for me - and am doing a re-read of the whole series right now. Heh.

P.S. OMG ZIGGY'S CONTROL PANEL. That's amazing.
emmacmf From: emmacmf Date: March 12th, 2011 05:55 pm (UTC) (current file)
Sucks, doesn't it? But here's to reclaiming fandom! *toasts*

That control panel was bloody brilliant. Someone made a fan film in '09 and donated the control panel he'd built.
foresthouse From: foresthouse Date: March 12th, 2011 06:13 pm (UTC) (current file)
*toasts*

Wow. I was wondering how that control panel came to be. NICE.
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