well, it seems like there is an awful lot going on this week, the least of which is not the release of PERHAPANAUTS 3!
hope you got it, hope you liked it--there are no spoilers here. i said on the letters page that i would thank and give a little background on our guest artists and friends here on the blog, and i will on monday. but today i thought i'd let everyone catch up and give you the weekend so that everyone's read it.
(but i finally went and picked up a copy with scott and terry austin yesterday and i gotta say, i looks really nice...!)
got home from volleyball late last night and there was this flurry of activity on my email between matt and suzanne and craig and christian and don and i was like, what's all this about...?!
this was what it was about.
i'll admit that i was really worried when i saw the costumes a couple months ago--they looked very joel schumacher/batman and robin shiny and wrong.
this trailer gave me chills.
and that smashing pumpkins song is seriously perfect for it.
and as if that all wasn't exciting enough...you HAVE been checking out dr. horrible, haven't you? i mean, you ARE watching, right? and you are singing-along...? i am. this is so much great fun and clever and it even got me to laugh out loud a few times! love neil patrick harris! love nathan fillion! love felicia day! love joss whedon!
don't miss this!
act 1 premiered tuesday! act 2 on thursday! act 3 is tomorrow! get in!
actually, i do have a bit of a spoiler here.
or rather, brian does.
as you all know, our pal and award-winning boothboy, brian, is also a character in our little book, appearing as CRICKET lieutenant mulcahy. since his debut however, brian has begged us to hook him up with his favorite character, molly. very persistent we finally explained to brian that not only was molly roughly about 16 years old, but that we already have plans in place that wouldn't fit with his dreams.
heartbroken, brian fell into a deep depression.
shortly thereafter, with the introduction of the merrow, brian's hopes rose once again...
but after reading issue three the other day, his frustration and rage could not be contained.
here, then, is the e-mail we received the other night.
sorry, brian--sometimes things just don't work out.
as i said, brian's letter does contain a minor spoiler, so if you haven't read the book yet, feel free to skip...
Dear Todd and Craig,
You know a man works and slaves over a hot 'Haps booth at countless shows - we'll, actually, you can count them on one hand, but I'm on a roll here, so you can't expect something like reality to slow me down - invents innumerable on-line identites to flog the book - again on a roll here, so, facts, we don't need no stinking facts - and purchased multiple copies of the Second Trade Paperback - yeah, I know, I know, I was in it, but so were a few other cats, including the two of you, and I bet YOU didn't buy multiple copies, now did you - so I felt a great surge of excitment when I got panel 4 on page 10 and read that the Merrow, wonderful, beautiful Merrow, had feelings for someone at Bedlam. Yeah baby, I said to myself, finally all that hard work will be rewarded, all that heart ache over losing Molly to Keith will be wiped away when the Merrow expresses her love for . . . . PETER! PETER! WTF man? PETER! You have got to be kidding me.
Then I say to myself, Self, I says, Peter has five letters and Brian has five letters, so it just must be a typo. But Nooooooooooooo, I get to the back-up story and see it ain't no typo, it's just Brian getting shafted again and having it rubbed in his face for six beautiful pages.
Dezago, you're a deadman,
Love, your pal
"five for friday"
i'll make a list of 3
and you tell me what
or who they have
1. eldorado, a new world record, out of the blue
2. ink, beak, tentacle
3. bill and ted, hectic planet, milk and cheese
4. john goodman, mark addy, alan reed
5. let it bleed, good fellas, the departed
gotta get to work!
smell ya later!