Sunday, October 15, 2006

National Novel Writing Month

Come join us in this challenge! Write a 175 pg novel in a month. It's not about quality, it's about quanity and fun. See if you can do it!

Sunday, October 01, 2006

September 2006 Reading List

September 2006
Predator's Gold (Hungry City Chronicles #2) by Philip Reeve
NYX volume 1: Wanna Be (comic trade)
Emma Frost Vol 3: Bloom (comic trade)
New X-Men: Childhood's End (comic trade)
New X-Men: Hellions (comic trade)
The Restaurant at the End of the Universe (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series, book 2) by Douglas Adams
The Last Days (sequel to Peeps) by Scott Westerfeld
Pheonix: Endsong (comic trade)

As always, this list does not include books I have yet to finish, single comic issues, my (very slow) reading through of any of the books in the Bible, or books I was required to read for school or otherwise.

As of the end of September (yesterday), I've finished reading 68 books, also not including single comics or required readings. I think that's pretty good, though I feel I've been slacking in reading lately.

Little Miss Sunshine--As I Lay Dying?

In case I don't get a full post out this week, I want to get the basics of this down before I forget any of it.

I saw Little Miss Sunshine this weekend (which is rated R btw), and I just finished reading As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner in school and I couldn't stop thinking of connections between the two, especially in the characters as the movie went on.

Contains spoilers for both Little Miss Sunshine and As I Lay Dying

Addie Bundren to Grandpa Edwin Hoover-Basically they die. And they have similar personalities, and leave a little "curse" by making the family travel (or continue travelling in the grandpa's case) with their dead body.

Anse Bundren to Sheryl Hoover-Quiet, indecisive, will do all they can to keep a promise to a family member, takes the family on a crazy road trip to keep said promise

Cash Bundren to Dwayne Hoover-Quiet, determined, most sane?, and the oldest son

Darl Bundren to Frank Ginsburg-Considered crazy, the outsider, misunderstood, and knew more than the others

Jewel Bundren to Richard Hoover-Abusive to family members, possibly the strongest in the family, puts something else above the family (horse; job)

Vardaman Bundren to Olive Hoover-Young, innocent, confused by/unaware of situations and people around them

Those are just the basics, hopefully I'll be able to make a decent post on the connections and elaborate more on them.

(Also, not a connection, but Vardaman has the best chapter ever "My mother is a fish")


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