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Saturday Pot Luck: Anti-Twilight hilarity of the week

I am a rather avid user of StumbleUpon, and it’s pretty much guaranteed that a lengthy stumbling session will result in some form of webpage that mercilessly lampoons the polarising mound of  dung that is Twilight. This time it was an article on http://www.io9.com which posed the question: what would the Twilight stories have been like under the pen of another writer, rather than that of the godawful waste of ink that is Stephanie Meyer. Can you tell that I’m not her biggest fan? Call me crazy, but wrapping up Mormon beliefs into every teen girl’s fantasy and then throwing in a demon baby and lots of blood isn’t exactly what I would call literature. And I am completely lost for words on the merit of a teenage boy falling in love with a newborn as a romantic plot device.

Anyway, enough Twiglit bashing, back to the article. My personal favourite is that of Haruki Murakami (devised by a commenter called Benk):

Bella has sex with Edward, who is half a ghost. Jacob is a talking cat. Most of the prose is given over to descriptions of Bella making pasta.

Enjoy.

http://io9.com/5872490/if-famous-writers-had-written-twilight

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Saturday Pot Luck: Miriam Margolyes should be on TV every day

Today has been a lazy sort of Saturday, and in the absence of any decent weekend television I have had quite a lengthy YouTube session almost entirely made up of clips from The Graham Norton Show. I remember watching him in the V and So days, turning the volume right down and straining to hear both the TV and for any sign that i was about to be caught up way past my bedtime. I have always loved his quick and slightly cruel humour, but it has been through him that I have been introduced to the comic enigma – Miriam Margolyes. She is so refreshingly without a filter, her comic timing and frequent risque topics of conversation have left me utterly helpless with laughter. So I am requiring anyone who reads this post to watch the three videos below, so that more people may know of her brilliance. This way, we might be able to get her back on GNS a few more times, so that we may hear a few more of her salacious anecdotes.

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Fame On A Friday: Movie Trailer Bonanza!

This week has been a tad quite in the world of fame, but I have been watching a lot of trailers for highly anticipated films coming up in the next few years. Quite fittingly, the three below mirror my life quite nicely – Men in Black was a childhood favourite, American Pie was influential to my generation during my teenage years, and Despicable Me has become a recent favourite among my friends and I, oft quoted and giggled at. Needless to say I’m quite excited about my future cinema prospects.

Enjoy.

 

 

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Thursday Me Time: I want to Society6 my life

Phrase of the day

 

This week I’ve become particularly obsessed with Society6 (www.society6.com), a website where thousands of artists have their work reproduced into prints, iPhone covers and t-shirts – to name a few of their products. It’s all reasonably priced and I have gotten lost in the millions of different types of art available, as I imagine where it would all go in my house. Having no money has presented a small problem, so I’ve had to settle for mentally buying everything rather than physically procuring anything for myself. But rest assured, once I have a job I will be placing a rather large order and decking myself out in Society6 head to toe to wall to phone.

The art ranges from pop culture such as Sherlock‘s Irene Adler to abstract prints, humorous cartoons (as seen above) and stunning photography. My particular favourite is the print below, entitled Leo, and I fully intend to get the whole set once I can afford it. What is the point in buying something that even the local department store produces by the bulk a la Andy Warhol style Audrey Hepburn prints, when you could support an independent artist without breaking the bank? Very much up my street.

Love this. So. Much.

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