Dallas Comic Con is this weekend. This will be my first time there, both as a fan and as a guest author. I’m super, super excited about it, but I also have NO idea what to expect. I think I’m set as far as wardrobe goes (I’m not dressing up like a character, but as always, I am going to try to dress nice and like I’m totally qualified to write ghost stories), but I’m still a little uncertain as to what my table should look like. In the spirit of aesthetics and consumerism, I decided to visit an antique store.
I didn’t really find anything that I thought would go well with my table, but my sister and I did venture into the very back of the store, and the moment we set foot there, we both decided it was totally haunted. Here are some of the pictures that I took in an attempt to capture the spooky atmosphere.
Okay, so I took way more pictures than I thought I did. But it was a really cool store!
In other news, yesterday the weather was awful, so my sister, a friend, and I decided to watch that terrible movie adaptation of an even more terrible book. You know, the one that’s supposed to be really kinky.
Yes, I’m talking about Fifty Shades of Grey. And yes, I drank a lot of wine.
I went into this movie thinking that I would be laughing and rolling my eyes at how awful it was. I expected it to have a mediocre script with mediocre acting. But overall, I thought I would at least be a little shocked and scandalized. Sadly, I was none of the above.
Y’all. This movie is boring. I was so surprised at how bored I was the entire time. It wasn’t even so bad that it was funny. It was just dull. I didn’t care what happened to anyone (except the cute guy who worked in the hardware store, but we never saw him again after his glorious first appearance – sad). What made it worse was that I found myself hoping something weird and crazy would happen just to make the six bucks I spent worth it. But no. Nothing. Just a crazy rich control freak (with an apparently super pointless business because I have no idea what he actually does) obsessed with a girl with the personality of a dust mite (I swear, this girl could win the lottery and she’d still be like, “Meh”) and sometimes he spanks her.
Hello! This movie was rated “R?” Why? Because they said the F word a few times? Maybe years of watching crime dramas and cult documentaries has desensitized me or something, because this movie was just two hours of lame. Also, I am sick to death of the female protagonists with the personality of a wet paper towel falling head over heals for the angsty tortured guy who’s “so bad for them” while completely ignoring the sweet, cute, happy, funny, down-to-earth guys that would make much better boyfriends. Christian Grey doesn’t like going to movies or out to dinner? Forget you, pal. You sound like the worst date ever.
Oh, and you’re a stalker too.
Anyway, there’s my Fifty Shades rant. If you’re still reading this, I applaud you.
Enjoy the rest of your evenings, everyone!
Hooray for the sweet guys! 🙂 I’m glad someone thinks guys like Michael Sinclair can get the girl. And also writes it.
I really thought the last Harry Potter film would be R.
It probably should have been, what with JK just slaughtering all my favorite characters.
I know right? It Goblet was PG13 that should have been more!
I agree. I am not fond of Fifty shades of Grey myself, either. It is boring and lame. Your novels are much better than those! 🙂 I am a huge fan of Eugene Brinkley. He is awesome! So are your other characters. 🙂 Are you going to do like a ten year anniversary for Cemetery Tours for example, later on? I am just curious. It might be a good idea in the future. 🙂
Aw, thank you, Raul! Everyone loves Brink. 🙂 I’m actually considering re-releasing the first two books when the new one comes out this fall! 😀
Great idea! 🙂
“And sometimes he spanks her.” Omg dyingggg. Hahah really though I haven’t seen the movie yet but your thoughts on it reflect mine on the book so I guess the script was true to the narrative. The whole thing is a slog.
OMG Sierra, it’s awful.
Oh good, my giving Fifty Shades a miss hasn’t made me miss anything great then. Did you actually buy anything in that store?
I didn’t! I love antiques, but I didn’t find anything that I just had to have, you know? And no, do not waste your time or your life on Fifty Shades. Blegh.