Has anyone seen the new ALICE IN WONDERLAND? What was that? Sure, it was visually stunning, but I expected the combo of Alice in Wonderland and Tim Burton to add up to something with a sense of humor. I mean, Alice in Wonderland without wordplay! Really, Mr. Burton? There was more humor in SWEENEY TODD. And possibly fewer decapitations.
Why does absolutely everything have to be dark and edgy these days?
Maybe it's just me. I've always written funny novels, and now I'm writing one where I can't insert jokes and obnoxious dialogue without breaking the tension and atmosphere. It's killing me. I'm taking it out in other areas of my life. Like today at work, someone wanted to know what to do with unassigned pages, and I suggested origami swans.
Fortunately, I'm reading Michelle Jaffe's BAD KITTY, which is the perfect antidote for overdoses of gloom and doom.
I'd love to know if I'm the only one sick of black book covers and the epic, humorless struggle of evil against possibly-not-as-evil. I sincerely hope we do not leave the graduating classes of 2010 with their only memories of humorous entertainment consisting of ICarly and The Suite Life of Zach and Cody. Oww, that thought made my brain hurt.
-- Kate, Miss Perfecting the Pages
EDIT: I just realized time is ticking away on Tina's MY FAKE BOYFRIEND IS BETTER THAN YOURS contest. Today's the last day: take a look!