Once upon a time, an angel and a devil fell in love and dared to imagine a new way of living - one without massacres and torn throats and bonfires of the fallen, without revenants or armies or children ripped from their mothers' arms to take their turn in the killing and dying.
Be transported to a world of magic and adventure, with this beautiful trailer for Life of Pi...
Can you smell that?
No, to be honest, I can’t either. Well, at least, I can’t think of a smell that describes the situation of NEVER EVER EVER EVER doing maths again. But if you can, do let me know.
But anyway, this isn’t about my permanent divorce with maths (yeah, that’s right, it’s so over). Recently, I read the current Residence blogger, Steven Lochran’s post on fanfiction… and it got me thinking about another post I read, on originality.
First up, fanfiction and I are not best buds. I already commented on the post itself – you should check it out – but just to reiterate, I just don’t like it when people rewrite an awesome story and destroy my favourite characters. Especially, good heavens, when they put Harry and Hermione together…
(And when people say this and I cry out in agony and say WHYYYYYYYYY? They say it’s because… both of them have dark hair….?
Nisma, the Voice for November, is participating in National Novel Writing Month - and she's not the only one!
Inky loves writing, as well as reading. (We haven't the heart to tell him that no-one wants to publish an adventure book where the treasure is an old, smelly bone.) Which is why inside a dog is full of great resources for writers!
And now one lucky reader has the chance to see the film a week early, and review it for inside a dog! Thanks to Roadshow Films we've got a ticket for you + your parent/guardian/friend to join the inside a dog team at a special (Melbourne) preview screening of the movie!
They haven't closed the competition yet, but surely the below video is a winner? Reading Gangnam Style. Very cool.
Although, Inky is very partial to the below entry. Dogs reading!
Greetings ladies and gentlemen, Inky (um… stay right there boy. Good dog. Sit. No licking, please, I’m a tad bit afraid of dogs… o.o )
Anyhow, other than my fear of dogs, I’ll have you know my name is Nisma, I’m a student from Hogwarts Lyndale Secondary College, and I stink at About-Me paragraphs. When people ask me to tell them about myself, I try to play the ‘What do you want to know?’ card, and more often than not, they don’t help. I’ll leave you to make your own decisions, however, based on these facts:
- I am totally a cat person – sorry Inky!
- I can snap the spines of crayons without breaking down in tears... shocking. I know.
- I can’t lick my elbow.
(I would say I’m a bookaholic, but come on, I’m on this website. ‘Nuff said.)
Welcome Nisma (who inside a dog readers might better know as ambivalence.), this month's You're The Voice contributor! Inky is a little bit devastated about your preference for cats, but being a dog of incredible intelligence, he's trying not to take it personally.
Put your hand up if you’re a NaNoWriMo participant this year!
5 reasons to read Who Could That Be at This Hour? by Lemony Snicket:
1. I'm sorry, did you not see who the author is? Lemony Snicket? The Lemony Snicket? That's enough reason right there, surely.
2. It's a prequel to A Series of Unfortunate Events.
3. It's hilarious. (Really, would you expect any less from dear old Lemony?)
Em Bailey, our 2012 Gold Inky Winner, wanted to thank all our Inside A Dog users (you guys!).
So she sent this little acceptance speech for her Gold Inky win.
How are you all?
Speaking of how people are, I am so fantastic right now, as I am reading yet ANOTHER awesome book!! It is called The Shattering, and I haven’t read a lot… (first 4 pages…) but am loving the storyline SOO much!! It is thrilling and spooky and everything I love in a book!!! I honestly suggest that you all pick it up! :)
Anybody reading a fantastic book at the moment? If you are, and think I would like to read please pleaseplease be ever so kind to comment it? Thank you :)
Now I have moved on from all the fantasticals of the past week, I have sad news. This shall be my last blog post :( BUT! Never fear!! I shall never forget the wonderful experiences I have had posting, and have all of your commenter names, so I will definitely stay in touch, and comment on other blog posts! I am so lucky to be able to ramble on to all you lovely people about books to read and what not, and am going to miss this privilege dearly.