In the bookstores

She’s back from vacation and hitting the bookstores, again. Be afraid!

Next week, we get a new Star Wars book. If they keep up the quality of the recent releases, we should be in for a fun read. This is yet another lead-in to Episode III. So keep an eye out for Labyrinth of Evil on the 25th.

Then we have the magazines:
Dreamwatch – February 2005, US Issue #4 – Features a Sneak Preview of 2005. Episode III is the first movie mentioned with some positive buzz. Nothing to spoil, unless you haven’t seen the trailer.

Entertainment Weekly – January 28, 2005 – No big surprise, but Natalie Portman was taunted for both her speech and outfit at the Golden Globes. Ah…the perils of stardom!

Starburst – No. 319 – As always, the US is a month behind on the really cool UK film mags. Our current issue boasts a very pretty cover touting Star Wars Episode III. But there’s really nothing in there that goes beyond mentioning Episode III. Quite disappointing, but safe for the spoiler-phobes. There is an interview with Anthony Daniels about his upcoming radio series Space: 1889; based on the miniatures game that’s apparently a cross between Vernes and Wells. And there’s the first in a series about the history of Star Wars, covering ANH. Nothing new for the Star Wars nut. (Cool interviews with BSG and Serenity casts, though!)

Until next week. This is Paula. And I’m a bookstore-aholic…

The Slash Writes Itself

HoYay, a term that’s short for “Homoeroticism Yay!” makes the mainstream press. The term originated on Television Without Pity‘s Angel boards, and has spread far and wide across fandom, most notably Smallville, Lost and any program that regularly features sweaty, half-naked men having more UST with each other than the female leads.

Livejournal research (erm, my friendsfriends list) uncovers the reaction of the terms originator, Deeablo. Her entry describing the origin of the term reveals this hilarious graphic from the early days of Angel

Merchandise from Left Field

Not as bizarre as the Star Wars window blinds, but Lightsaber Pendants? For $200 a pop? Really? Ladies, can you honestly see yourself wearing these? Because I honestly can’t see dropping almost enough money to score an iPod on something nonfunctional that screams “I’m a huge geek.” People are going to know that the minute I open my mouth.

Spike: Hot. Spike Naked: Not

Buffy may be over, but Marti Noxon has unfinished business with James Marsters. She needs to take his shirt off one last time.

That said, Point Pleasant (Warning: obnoxious Flash) looks like it could be interesting. Pity it debuts verses Alias, which most of the people they’re marketing it towards will be watching.

Just keep James out of it. Maybe they can digitally superempose him over Keanu Reeves in Constantine instead.