A couple quick announcements before the Thursday Thoughts. My fellow AgentQuery Connect member Robb Grindstaff has had some success lately that I want to share. Horror Bound magazine has named his short story, ‘Desert Rain,’ in their ‘Best of Horror Bound: 2008-2011’ edition. In fact, it’s #2 in their top 10 stories they’ve published in the four years of the magazine’s existence, chosen by readers and the editors.
And in BBCLand: I’ve been invited to join the Lucky13’s, a group of YA and MG authors who debut in 2013. Drop in to our group blog and check out my fellow Lucky13er’s!
1) I got an iPad for Christmas (thanks, boyfriend). I adore it, but I can’t help but wonder why there are virtual finger nubby placements on the F and J?
2) I like watching suspense / mystery films, but someday I’d love to see one with a really complicated plot that doesn’t do the end reveal using:
a) the Big Bad Baddy delivers the starndard My Evil Master Plan & How It Worked Speech right before he dispatches someone
b) a series of mini-flashbacks with a voiceover to remind the viewer of what happened in the past hour or so or
c) a character muttering key words aloud to themselves (usually in front of the Big Bad Baddy as they are in the process of figuring out s/he is in fact the BBB) to clue the viewer into their stream of consciousness while putting the pieces together.
3) I miss the ’90s. They were pretty awesome. We had ER, The X-Files, grunge music, and one of the best Saturday Night Live casts since the show’s inception. Also, style demanded you walk around looking unkempt and slightly bitter, which really suited me.