I did this illustration for Juliet Kahn’s article about sexual harassment for Comics Alliance.
I suggest you all give it a read here: Fear As A Way Of Life: Why Women Don’t ‘Just Report’ Sexual Harassment
dokuhan said: Just tossing an idea out there, but do you think a lot of the emotional impact of the movie was dampened since there wasn't a lot of emphasis on Gus' family and how his illness affected them? We didn't get to know them like we did in the book and didn't really see Gus deteriorate as much. (I loved the book and the movie though, so that's not saying the adaption was bad.)
Oh totally. I especially thought the scene when they pick him up to go to the airport was a stupid thing to cut out… But ultimately, some things needed to be cut, and I was impressed they managed to hold the core of it together as well as they did.
justplainsomething said: Speaking of sobbing at romance movies, what did you end up thinking about the TFioS movie?
I was really happy with it, actually! When I saw the trailers, I was totally convinced that Gus wasn’t cast right, and I thought it’d skimp on some of the emotional color that made me really enjoy the book, but they did a really good job! It definitely didn’t hit me as hard as the book did, and out of the John Green library, my favorite is still LOOKING FOR ALASKA… But I thought they did a really good job overall. It was exactly the kind of movie I was in the mood for when I put it on, and that’s really all you can ask for.
nuclidic said: 3, 5, 21, 28?
I would get VERY flustered and then try and convince you that you were wrong, but secretly I would be trying to get you to tell me I am pretty again. I am a very sneaky man like that.
On the work front, I’m really looking forward to being on the other end of a few deadlines. There’s one scene I’m writing that I’m particularly looking forward to getting around to… I can picture it very clearly in my mind, and I think fans are really going to love it. I am also looking forward to hanging with my buds on tuesday night, because buds are rad and fun to hang with.
I have alone in my apartment pretty much all day, so it was definitely something I said out loud to myself, probably while I was gathering laundry. I tend to scold my laundry for hiding in strange places in my bedroom and office.
A time turner would be particularly useful. I have a LOT of writing to do before October hits and I go completely insane. Aside from that? A movie that hits me on all the emotional levels that I want to be hit on right now, that I just happen not to have ever seen or heard of before now. And a few awesome people to watch it with. Maybe those people have beer, also!
justplainsomething said: I'll go with 38.
Hooboy. It sure can be. It can also be the other, not beautiful thing, where it curls up inside of you spitting out poison, snapping at your fingers when you try to pull it out… But that is also beautiful in it’s own little way. Also: Without it, I wouldn’t have nearly enough romantic comedies to watch while sobbing into my pillow cushions, texting my roommate sad faces even though she is just in the next room.