They’re using the word ‘hit’ so it must be true, right? It’s no secret that Lost has already gained quite a fanbase – there’s already a fan site, several Livejournal communities, and even Sawyer fangirls.
And naturally, interviews with the actors. Evangeline Lilly (Kate) on her first speaking role ever; Daniel Dae Kim (Jin)and Yunjin Kim (Sun); Terry O’Quinn (Locke); and Dominic Monaghan (Charlie).
Also in the press, some theories about what’s in that jungle. I don’t know about you, but I’m holding out for Sleestaks. But the theory in the article makes much more sense and probably doesn’t have copyright issues. Or bad rubber suits.
Although… my Cthulhu is missing…
Some high schools are assigning graphic novels for students to read. I think it’s brilliant, especially for kids for don’t have much time with regular reading. Comics as gateway drugs… I love it!
And I don’t know about you, but learned a hell of a lot more from Sandman than I ever did from Huck Finn or Wuthuring Heights.
Another ‘leak’ over at TFN… They claim to have to ROTS teaseer poster. Now that’s what I’m talking about!
It is as I have forseen… The official site has posted a preview of one the stories in Tales #21. Now, I’ve been very fatalistic about this issue, because I dearly love teh funneh of the old Tales and ‘continuity’ is a word that has long since come to mean ‘fanboy stuff not worth the headache’ for me, and really, this isn’t helping.
Although I did gain some amusement from the fact that the main character in the preview is channeling Black!Leather!Gambit.
The official site has posted about fan club perks at Celebration. Most of this has been previously reported, so the biggest news here is regarding Friends and Family passes. It’s not full access, but it’s more than expected.
TFN claims to have a description of the teaser trailor for Revenge of the Sith. It’s believed to be attached to The Incredibles, which comes out early next month.
The official site has posted Star Wars comics for January – including Empire #28, which is not, as previously reported, a Mara Jade story. But it is the start of a Luke storyline, with some tie-ins to the Clone Wars mini. So, not a total loss – give me a Luke story over BoShek (Who? Exactly.) any day.
The second Star Wars ‘ship, Qui-Gon/Obi-Wan, is up at ship_manifesto. See the ‘ship that brough Star Wars online fandom to the slash side! Fans might also enjoy tpm_flashback and quiobisupport, and of course Master and Apprentice gets a mention.
And for those of us still stuck in 1997, yes, someone is signing up to do Luke/Mara. And no, it’s not me: like I need more reason to rant. :D
You know you’ve been in fandom too long when your first response to Dear Insecure Fandom Drama Whore is “Preach it, sister!”
I’ve been rereading Robin Hobb’s Liveship Trilogy to take the sting of my rereading of the NJO. (Seriously, Mr. Salvatore? Show don’t tell.) and on a lark I checked out her web site for some random info… And she’s posted a tiny bit regarding her next trilogy in the FAQ:
I’m working on a new trilogy, with the very tentative working title of Soldier Son. You may have read that the title was going to be Second Son. Actually, that is the title of an excellent work by Jennifer Fallon. I had just read the first book of it, and given it a recommendation, and the title must have been clinging to the edges of my brain cells when I was asked for the title of MY new trilogy. Very sorry for all the confusion! I’m not saying much more about my new work in progress right now, as it is very easy for me to talk an idea to death and then feel like I’ve taken all the fun out of actually writing it.
Google turned up a bit more, including a summary of sorts. Alas, the series doesn’t seem to take place in the same world as the Farseer and Liveship novels, but I’m not going to whine too much.
If you’re a Hobb fan, you can keep up with the news and speculation at this fan board or Fitz is Stupid, a community on Livejournal.