I’ve got piles of links, and I cannot lie. Ready for fun reading on the internet? Let’s go!
From Karen, a link I posted in the comments to Elyse’s Hiddle-riffic review for Orca King II: A QUILT OF MAJESTY.
No really. Look at it. (I don’t think I can go fetch the image).
That pretty much ends any aspirations I had of quilting anything, let alone a picture of Tom Hiddleston.
From Janice comes this extremely NSFW link, but I laughed like a loon when I read it: Introducing ‘Fapworthy,’ PornHub’s Site That Puts Upworthy Titles On Porn Clips.
Have you ever wondered what an adult content site like PornHub might look like if all of its videos had more positive titles on them, as opposed to the more accurate and downright vulgar ones they have now? I haven’t, because my heart and eyes are pure and blessed by angels, so I don’t even know what PornHub is, but I’m told that it’s a place where a guy or gal can check out anything from two girls getting to know each other better to robots taking over the planet one orgasm at a time. But someone must have been wondering what would happen if PornHub and Upworthy got it on….
Oh, no. Oh, yes.
Via Lorenda Christensen, a link that helps those from our RITA/Golden Heart chat find those books that have finaled or won the Golden Heart and have been later published.
The Golden Heart competition is a contest created for manuscripts that are not yet contracted or self-published.
But how many of these manuscripts are eventually sent out into the publishing world and picked up by a house or Indie published?
Good question! Here’s a spreadsheet of Golden Heart Finalists by year, with the title of their GH-winning manuscript, along with the title it was eventually published under.
A suggestion/request was made during the chat, and the Golden Network chapter created a growing guide to finding the new titles for GH books that have been published. Pretty cool, huh? Thanks, y’all!
Via James: Hoth or not tackles a tough question. Ewok or Wookie?
Hmm. I say Ewok.
If you feel like listening to some things, specifically some really funny people talking about Labyrinth along with me trying not to laugh too loudly into the mic, you might enjoy the latest Read It & Weep podcast, wherein David Bowie and Dance, Magic, Dance are discussed…in depth.
Imagine a world where goblins are real. And imagine those goblins are ruled by a non-goblin, the yoga pants wearing David Bowie. And further imagine those goblins stole your baby brother because you said the magic words on accident and you alone can save him but there’s this big fucking maze. Makes sense, right? That’s the predicament Jennifer Connelly finds herself in, and she only has 13 hours to do it using the power of friendship.
Look, it doesn’t make any sense. But it doesn’t have to. The Muppets are awesome. David Bowie is awesome. The CG isn’t even a little awesome but that in and of itself is fun. Overall, great fun to watch and thanks to Big H for sponsoring it.
“Big H,” when she sponsored the episode, specifically requested me as a guest – so thank you! I’d never seen Labyrinth before, and…oh my God. Dance, Magic, Dance indeed. And let us not forget about Jump, Magic, Jump.
Almost forgot to include this! So many people have alerted me to the release of MAC’s new romance-novel inspired line of cosmetics. OH, the colors are PRETTY.
Awhile back, I was asked to be part of a research interview while MAC was developing the line as part of their internal training. Each new collection has a featured spot in an internal company publication (which is gorgeous, the publication – huge glossy thing), and each collection takes a good bit of time to develop, too. (There is also a Marge Simpson collection, too, in the same issue, which I completely love).
I never would have thought the old-skool palette of colors would make for good makeup, but apparently I was wrong (I so want the eyeshadow quads, like who damn).
And finally, I’m over at Kirkus this week, talking about my search for the perfect handbag, and the books that have permanent resident status on whatever reading device I carry:
The reader is the most important part (after my driver’s license, which I’m sure the local authorities feel is more important), because there are some books that I want to have with me. Beyond the book or books I’m currently reading, I recently reorganized my digital reader (it took forever, too. When will software advance to make that an easier process?) and created folders of books that I like to have with me. They’re my literary permanent residents, and must always ride along in case I am stuck in hours of traffic (that could happen!) and can’t do anything but read and wait (that has happened).
What books travel with you at all times?