Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Excuse #11

The "Why I Have Neglected My Blog" series:

I was going to stop at 10, but this wandered across my email and I had to take to my couch with the vapours, precluding blogging for a few days. Under the subject "Subject: You might want to change your mind about Twilight" and the text "After reading this brilliant plea^ for a faithful movie adaptation of the fourth book, 'Breaking Dawn':"§

Why Breaking Dawn Must Be Made

FOOTNOTE (crossed): From someone with a charmingly alarming sense of humour.

FOOTNOTE (double-crossed): I'm not sure "vapour," when used this way, should take the British spelling. "Vapours" seems like a quintessentially Southern antebellum sort of thing.

^FOOTNOTE (careted): Doubly brilliant in that it reveals that stupid vampires don't just sparkle, they SCUBA.

§FOOTNOTE (swerved): I haven't exactly changed my mind, but this did have the effect of making me wildly curious and likely to beg, borrow or steal Breaking Dawn just so I can witness the train wreck for myself.

FOOTNOTE (paragraphed): I know there are a bunch of delicate flowers out there. Thematically, linguistically... you're gonna want to take to your couch with the vapors.

ETA: This excuse goes to 11!


Anonymous said...

ARGH --- need to unread!! UNREAD!!

Marin (AntiM) said...


Sarah said...

Oh my heavens. Oh my.

Vapors, indeed! I need a hard drink!

Anonymous said...

Yup. Can't wait to see THAT!

nathan said...

You can't unread the undead. It simply isn't allowed.


Marin (AntiM) said...

Sarah, your instinct to drink is clearly a strong link between us.

Kim, Nathan, I feel you'd appreciate that Brother (who is just like me, only with different plumbing and more likely to vote Democrat) read that and said what I was thinking: "Is it OK to read the fourth book... just to read the fuckupedness of it?"