24 November 2010

News Updates

Six more days until the end of November.  Do you know what that means?  It means that NaNoWriMers should be putting the finishing touches on their novels (or loosing sleep the rest of the week to do so if they haven't given up already).  Keep going NaNoWriMers!  You can do it!  Don't give up now!

Speaking of aspiring authors and their exploits, Patrick Rothfuss is auctioning off critiques for manuscripts on his Worldbuilders fundraiser going on now.  If you're an aspiring author with money to spare, bid on an editor and get your manuscript critiqued by a professional!  And while you're at it, donate to Worldbuilders and get your name entered for a chance to win one of many awesome books and swag.  There's even a store this year in case you want something specific (like a tee shirt or poster).

If you're unfamiliar with Patrick Rothfuss and his book The Name of the Wind, then go read it.  It's great; trust me.  I love it.  It's a wonderful frame story about a hero telling his tale to a historian.  And that's all I'm going to say on that because I discovered what it was about as I read and it made the experience even more enjoyable for me.  So check it out!

In other news, hit series Buffy the Vampire Slayer is being rebooted for the big screen without Joss Whedon.  Since I just heard about this, I don't have much of an opinion.  I got through four and a half seasons before I stopped watching it (only because my roommate took the DVDs back to New Jersey for the holidays and didn't bring them back).  But I would be willing to start up again if only for corny teen-hero goodness.  Even so, Buffy without Whedon is about as sad as a Firefly reboot without Joss Whedon.  Makes you really upset about the whole thing, no?

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