I need to preface this:
1. I think Wil Wheaton is awesome.
2. I don’t disagree with his post, nor do I disagree with the article he links to. At least, not to any great degree.
But I’m having a little trouble wrapping my head around the idea that Wil Wheaton is linking to an article on a Gawker site that has, as its premise “people need to be less cynical and try being nicer.” Damn it all to hell, irony, you do not fight fair.
It’s a multiple choice quiz that’s funny and insightful. It’s also pretty damn accurate, especially in the scoring section:
If you answered mostly [LETTER REMOVED BY WIL]’s:
You’re a probably an asshole. Or possibly you’re an angry teenager. It’s occasionally hard to tell those apart. Most people find you abrasive, obnoxious and vile, however you’re in luck because you can grow out of this phase, and even if you don’t there are lots of other assholes out there to share your time with you.
There are a lot of angry teenagers on the Internet the last few weeks. I just want to say something, with kindness, to them: you guys, read this post about how being snarky is ruining your life from Lifehacker and maybe you’ll feel a lot better about yourself, stop being an angry asshole to everyone, and end up surrounding yourself with awesome people who are awesome.
…because there is a fundamental law of the universe that they don’t tell you about when you’re younger: you attract what you put out into the world; it’s basic human psychology. So if you’re awesome to people, other awesome people will want to be around you, but if you’re a dick, only other dicks will want to be around you.
This is just hilariously overwrought. I’m honestly not sure what James Robinson was thinking when he wrote this. The man wrote New Krypton, but this is… just read it.
Charles Williams is my favorite Inkling. He quite possibly may be my favorite author. One of the things I’m most proud of is that I have (I believe) all of his fiction as print books (cheap paperbacks, but whatever, you take what you can get). Someday I hope to meet Neil Gaiman and convince him to sign my copy of All Hallow’s Eve. My passion for Charles Williams is directly responsible, for good or for ill, for my latest fiction project.
… when I first got my tablet, one of the first things I did was start buying Williams’ work in ePub form. All of his fiction (at least, all the fiction I knew of) was available, except one title—All Hallow’s Eve. That was vexing.All Hallow’s Eveis one of his best books and is tied withDescent into Hellas my favorite.
Well, it’s still not available on the Nook store, which is too bad, because that’s where I bought all the others… but it’s available on Kindle, and now it’s mine.
I now have a complete set of Charles Williams fiction in eBook format! Whoo!
Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem to be formatted very well. The right margin cuts off half of the last word. Hopefully it’s just an issue with my phone—the dimensions of my phone are a little different from most of the other phones on the market, the screen is thinner and taller than average—and it’ll display the way it should on my tablet.
From the photo, I couldn’t tell which of them was meant to be which, though. Probably someone should make Good Omens twice, so they could each play each role. That would work.
A lot of people have been throwing around posters for their dream casting of Good Omens, and there’s a few (Hiddles/Cumby!) that I really like, but when my flatmate and I were reading GO, we mentally both cast David Tennant and Jude Law as Crowley and Aziraphale, respectively. With that in mind, here is my submission for dream casting.
I would completely geek out if this happened. Without shame or reservation.