lillbet: (*dazzles*)
1.) Dracula legend revived by Bram Stoker. And apparently they are bring "unsexy" back:

"Dracula was nothing like that. He was old and hunched over, had hair on his palms, and bad breath," New York screenwriter Ian Holt told AFP.

"He was out of the grave, he smelt like death," adds 51-year-old Canadian Dacre Stoker, great grand nephew of Bram and a former teacher. "We're going back to the original characters."

2.) Just saw a preview for "The Prisoner"- the new miniseries based on the 1960's series starting Patrick McGoohan. Here's the longer preview they showed at ComiCon. The show is on AMC starting on Nov. 15. I don't know whether to be excited (because it looks awesome) or annoyed that this is yet another reason for me to sit on my ass... Anyway, give it a look- Sir Ian McKellan will be in DC next week at the Shakespeare Theater (can't afford a ticket right now, they start at $95). Glad he's doing sometihng beyond "Magneto".

lillbet: (Not "Twilight".)
[personal profile] eumelkeks is pimping Stephenie Meyer's "Twilight" series, but I prefer Carrie Vaughn's Kitty Norville books.

Kitty Norville is a werewolf who tries to keep her secret as she hosts a call-in radio show in Denver about supernatural beasties and monsters. She lacks confidence except when she's behind the mic. It's not all warmth and fuzziness- there are recurring themes of rape and persecution. Kitty's journey is learning to come into her own as a werewolf and a person, finally becoming an alpha dog in her own pack and showing her detractors that she's not evil, just misunderstood.

Vaughn's webpage is here. One of the first Kitty Norville stories is here. There are also short stories to read if you poke around a bit (under, um, "Short Stories"), and she has a blog. She sounds like a cool person, methinks, (bit of a dork, but SHE HAS A CUTE DOGGIE!) and her books are very readable. Eh, I'll let you judge for yourself.

That's it :-)

ETA: Comments are welcome, y'know.

May 2012



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