D: The Son of Paleface is the return, A. I mean, even the song is a reprise.
A: I know, but there is the whisper of a ‘saying’ in my head, which escapes me – and may not even be real–
D: Go figure.
A: Cheers, D. Regardless, it either has to do with Paleface or the Return of the something – and no, not Jedi.
D: I wasn’t going to go with Jedi. That’s your nerdgasm, A.
A: And that is my Ewok song. *Ahem.* So, where did you hear that word?
D: I live your head. I can’t account for what I pick up.
A: Point taken.
D: So, what exactly is returning, may I ask?
A: You may. What is returning is news. See, with the new compliance rules at work, I can’t visit blogs, but I can read them on my email. So, I’ve gleaned a fair bit of news that I haven’t been able to respond to, or even “like!”
D: This is painful for you, isn’t it?
A: It’s almost physical, that’s how difficult it is not to casually stroll by blogs. I’ve managed a workaround, which I only discovered this week —
D: She’s bright, folks, but she never claimed to be quick.
A: . . . (Teeth gritting) Thank you, D.
A: As I was saying, I can link titles to my Facebook page to show my appreciation, but really, it’s just easier to put all the articles I enjoyed into a blog post, like in the good old days.
D: The good old days? Like, when you used to write every day instead of being . . . Oh, I don’t know, what’s the word. . .?
D: No . . . oh wait, I have it: a bloody social butterfly. Who are you and what have you done with my A?? I want my writer back.
A: Your writer is still here, D. She just went through a bout of creative burnout. Being moderately social is my cure. There is only so much inspiration I can find within my four walls.
D: So, being ridiculous at a painting bar helps you write?
A: You better believe it, D.
A: First, stroll by Green Embers Recommends for Part 2 in my Battlestar Galactica review. AND check it out, the Not-So-Shocking-News Dialogues are now on iTunes!! You can actually subscribe! Because Green is awesome.
D: That’s not even in the original Battlestar Series.
A: No, but it is in The Plan – in fact, it is the best part of The Plan.
D: Good point. Next, check out Terrible Mind’s writerly prompt (and I hear A might actually participate – stay tuned).
A: And last week, at Legends of Windemere, Charles discussed wedded bliss – or lack thereof – in fiction. The wedding palace was particularly funny–
D: And this week he’s debuting a series of villain teasers from the world of Windemere – head on over and check it out
A: There’s a challenge a-brewing. A book review challenge series, hosted by the lovely Rosie Amber, which started today! Check out the first post, How I Write a Book Review.
D: And in “Making Monday’s Fun” News, John and Marie have a lovely “Top 10 What Not To Do” involving the camera. A should take notes.
A: Cheers, D. Last week, Jack Flacco posted a great article – and he’s right: 1999 was one of the best years in film, although I do disagree with Phantom Menace. Sure, it made a lot of money, but . . . but . . . sigh. To answer his question, The Mummy, Sleepy Hollow, The Bone Collector, Lock Stock and the Matrix stick in my memory.
D: In case you missed it, that delightful dilettante and mistress of prose, Helena Hann-Basquiat bade us a (temporary) farewell with the raw, moving epistle: Leaving Arcadia. Start reading it here. In her absence, her creepy alter-ego Jessica B. Bell is now in charge of the blog.
A: There’s a new site in town, Good People Doing Great Things, and they need YOUR help. While you’re there, check out Marie Ann Bailey’s guest post: A Random Act of Kindness.
D: So, A and I aren’t the only ‘characters’ of the literary (and I use that term loosely) to make an art form of talking to themselves. Ionia Martin, of Readful Things is extending a fabulous interview opportunity to all the writers out there with Mirror Interviews. First up? John Howell (writer, not historian)!
A: And finally, she had me at space pirates . . . check out JS Collyer’s promotional goodies for her marketing crowd-funding campaign. From the looks of it, the campaign has been successful in less than three days – that is spectacular!
D: Speaking of pirates . . .
A: That is my very favorite one (sigh). Hope you all have enjoyed our Living (movie) Musically News Spectacular. Thank you all for reading and have a great day.