Tuesday, June 19, 2007
Shopping for daggers
It's happened again: the real world and the Dreamdark world have done that thing they do. . . there's probably some cool-sounding mathematical term for it, something smart-sounding like "algorithm" or "gnomon" or something -- that is, they've proven they are. . . inversely proportional in terms of interestingness. The more interesting Dreamdark, the less I have to blog about. I am off in the Himalayas, my friends, shopping for daggers in a faerie bazaar. How about you? Really, I can't think of anything to write about that isn't related to the release of Blackbringer or the writing of Silksinger. (Well, there is one thing that I'm dying to write about, but I'm not allowed to yet. whine whine) Soon.**
Oh, there is this: I'm thinking blue. Blue hair. Really. In my mind, my hair is already blue. Electric blue.
And this: I loved, I mean LOVED the first Temeraire book. The one the Borders clerk disdained as that kind of book. LOVED it. Read it in a day. And I'm so happy to know Peter Jackson is going to make the movies. I can't wait to see his vision of these dragons in full battle gear wheeling in the skies. And who, o who, will he cast as Captain Laurence? Hm. I haven't figured out a dream casting yet, but I can tell you this: I am beside myself with joy that Eric Bana and Rachel MacAdams have been cast in Time Traveler's Wife. Perfect. Come to think of it, Eric Bana would make a great Captain Laurence. . .
Obviously, I am not one of those people who object to movie versions of their favorite books. I love seeing them brought to life by the amazing visual minds of great directors and great cinematographers. And when they're disappointing? Well, shrug. Then just go read the book again. (Can't wait for The Golden Compass!!)
Posted by Laini Taylor at 9:59 AM