Bad news: I’m probably going to fail all my exams.
Good news: that means I’ll never get a job and will just update this blog forever and ever until the day I die.
Soon, my pretties, soon…
Today I tried to do an audio post about Hush, Hush for you all to stop you hating me, but we ran into some problems.
Like the fact I couldn’t work the voice recorder and my frustration was pretty bloody evident.
I basically had a six minute recording and two minutes of it was swear words in an accent like Ned Stark’s.
I’m very sorry.
I’ll be back on form once all my exams finish (end of May), I promise. :)
I’m still a sad excuse for a blogger but I have a reason.
I have to concentrate on the exams of death right now. All of them are three hours long and I don’t have enough knowledge of the subject to fill up three minutes so I have to pull my socks up and do something about that.
Anonymous asked: If you could be a youtube and do a video series on absolutely anything you wanted, what would you do it on? Because you'd be good at doing book commentaries.
I’d want to do videos which basically consisted of me and my friends being in haunted locations/UFO hotspots/monster lairs because we laugh at everything and make inappropriate jokes. Plus, I’d probably get punched by a yeti or something. That always makes for good viewing.
As for the book commentaries, it would make for some really long videos and, as I’ve said before, my accent is terrible (as is my voice in general). It would make your ears bleed!
ushma15 asked: Ben Barnes it hands down the hottest man ever! I didn't really consider him because his eyes are brown, but you make that substitution and I am the happiest girl in the world. Thanks for your opinion, I look forward to reading more of your commentary!
Gotta love Ben Barnes! Stick some coloured contact lenses and he’ll work out just fine. I even accepted him as Dorian Grey, who’s meant to be blonde, because he’s lovely!
You’re welcome & thanks!
ushma15 asked: PS. Who do you imagine as Gideon Cross when you read the books? I haven't quite been able to come up a good actor and I thought you may have an opinion on the matter. Matt Bomer is the closest to a reasonable actor I've come up with.
Matt Bomer is ridiculously handsome. If I ever met him, I’d just be like, “congrats on your face.”
I never really had a specific person in mind because I really just make up what Gideon looks like anyway, tbh. Sometimes I don’t understand what Eva is getting at when she describes him so I just make shit up.Things like “sexy” are really generic adjectives, so it’s very open to interpretation.
Let’s just play “attractive actors that are a joy to visualise”
Anything that lets me involves Ben Barnes is cool.
Ian Somerhalder seems to be a favourite for erotic books.
Chace Crawford is a cutie.
Never forget the awesome Jared Leto (who a lot of people want to be Christian Grey, apparently.)
Other than that, nobody else is really springing to mind :)
ushma15 asked: I have really enjoyed reading your rendition of Bared to you, it's actually amusing. I've read the books and I can't quite stop reading them but I do laugh sometimes in moments where it's supposed to be romantic or sexy. I just put my own spin on it in my head. It's nice to know I'm not the only one amused by the story. I love it!! I mean enough that I laughed for a good few minutes. Thank you for sharing them and I look forward to reading more!
Aww, thank you! That’s really sweet! :D
Anonymous asked: Gosh, don't I just love this blog? Anyway, I have a question. What's your opinion on the slutshaming in Hush Hush? Pardon me, I don't remember how much of it was there in the first book, but I can tell you that it gets worse in the second.
I can’t remember any specific incidences of slutshaming right now, but my friend did tell me there was a lot of slutshaming aimed at Marcie Miller. This is probably going to be really long, so apologies in advance!
I can tolerate slutshaming in books if it’s part of a character’s personality because people do make comments like that so it makes sense to also have fictional characters like that.
I must admit, I’ve probably made comments that should never have come out of my mouth.I know that’s not right and I’d love to go back in time and not do it. I honestly hope I’m a lot nicer and more balanced now and, if I’m not, I’ll try harder. That’s how slutshaming should make the slutshamer feel - guilty. It should be akin to hurling insults in the street, not treated as the moral ideal.
In a lot of books, slutshaming is not presented as an action that should make a person ashamed, it’s presented as the moral highground.
This is now a public service announcement: what you wear and who you sleep with doesn’t make you a bad person.
In Hush, Hush, Marcie was implied to be a slut by the main girls - Nora and Vee. To be honest, I think the only reason this was thrown in was because Marcie wasn’t all that bad. Yes, she made bitchy comments, but so did Vee and Nora. Fitzpatrick needed something to lessen her, to make her seem like the bad guy and the way to do that seems to be to make her a “slut” and then dehumanise her for it. I understand that Hush, Hush is in the first person so the opinion of the character should take precedence over the opinion of the author (for example, in Lolita), but Nora’s opinion on Marcie is shared by other characters, leading me to believe that it is presented as the “correct” opinion.
The “slut” mentality is especially harmful because it’s also sexist. How many male characters are called sluts? Patch himself is hardly the Lord of Virgins, but he’s treated decently by the characters and he behaved far worse than Marcie ever did, physically assaulting Nora at least once, yet he’s still regarded as better than Marcie who, as a whole, is pretty damn harmless. Marcie’s percieved promiscuity immediately puts her below stalker/attacker/wannabe-murderer Patch in the pecking order? Unfair.
I know virgins who act like buttheads and non-virgins who I would happily give a kidney to.
And that is why slutshaming in books makes my soul comfort eat.
Sorry this is so long (and I’m guessing there are typos because I’m sleepy, sorry!), I have a lot of words inside me.
Hey guys, want to know something?
I’m a dick.
I was going to start reading the second installment in the Hush, Hush series today but I just couldn’t get into it. I don’t know why, but it took a lot of effort to push past the first chapter and I couldn’t bring myself to show any interest in it.
Plus I have exams in May and I need to do some serious revising, so that obviously takes precedence and I’m just not finding the time to update right now. When I do find time, I feel like just forgetting about Patch and Nora and hibernating instead.
And that is why I am a dick, because I’m keeping you all waiting and I feel like a butthead.
Basically, there are a few things that might happen:
- Longer hiatus with no updates (don’t want this to happen because my exams are at the end of May and you’ll be waiting ages)
- Sporadic, infrequent updates that most of you probably won’t see because of time zones.
- Updates on another series (just in case it’s Hush, Hush that’s making me crazy). If I do this, I’ll probably return to the series in between other series, which I imagine would be pretty annoying.
So basically, any messages telling me what you’d like me to do would be brilliantly helpful or if you have any other ideas, feel free to tell me them.
Sorry & thank you for dealing with the fact that I sometimes crave hibernation.
legendarymania asked: I stumbled upon your blog. It must be my lucky day. By the way, would you give some trilogy called "Careless" a try if you have the time? I haven't read it but apparently it comes under the same category as Fifty Shades. Pleaseee!
I did a quick google search on the Careless trilogy. Is it the one by Yolanda Sfetsos? If I can get a hold of it, I’ll probably do it after the Hush, Hush series and Twilight. It may take a while for me to get there though so be patient! :)
youareatopper asked: So I might have spent a few hours going through all forty pages of this blog. *insert I regret nothing gif* :D I love your sense of humor and I haven't laughed this hard in awhile. You're amazing and I admire you for doing this because I couldn't get half way through Fifty Shades before I threw it out the window.
I wish I could give out medals or cookies or something because you actually managed to deal with me for forty pages. You go, my friend! Have a swaying Bart Simpson to numb your Fifty Shades pain…
Throwing Fifty Shades out of a window should be some kind of competitive sport. Fifty Shades of Shot Put.