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Field Trip Friday: April 1, 2011

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Candidate Hart, Candidate Obama, and President Snow
Candidate Hart, President Obama, and President Snow



Due to Kate Hart's recent decision to run for president, Michelle Schusterman will be covering all your field trip pit stops this week while Mrs. Hart prepares speeches and hefty bags filled with sparkly confetti.

(What party is she running for? The After Party, of course.)*




THE BIG NEWS THIS WEEK

THE CAST FOR THE HIGHLY ANTICIPATED HUNGER GAMES MOVIE HAS BEEN ANNOUNCED!

Jennifer Lawrence was cast as Katniss Everdeen for the Hunger Games movie...snore. The real news is the casting director's shocking decision to bring a more... animated element to the rest of the characters. Check out the list, and let us know your favorites (or biggest disappointments!) in the comments.

Hunger Games cast
The Girl on Fire can only choose one...
Peeta Mellark: Augustus Gloop, of Willy Wonka fame. (This casting decision led to a small script change: Rather than giving Katniss bread to keep her family from starving in the flashback scene, Peeta will provide her with an experimental piece of 3 Course Dinner Gum, which he stole from Violet.)

Gale Hawthorne: Snape. To clarify – Alan Rickman playing Snape playing Gale. In a word? HAWT.

Haymitch Abernathy: Moe Szyslak, of The Simpsons fame. Rumor has it Katniss's infamous fiery dress will be replaced in the movie with a fabulous, revolution-inspiring cocktail referred to as, at Mr. Szyslak's insistence, a "Flaming Cinna." (NOT to be confused with the Flaming Homer, which he claims tastes like horse piss.)

Effie Trinket: Miss Piggy. Says the casting director: "She just rocks the pink."

Prim Everdeen: Rebecca Black. Prim really, really looks forward to the weekend, explains the casting director. And she is intelligent enough to know what day is Wednesday, what day is Thursday and what day is Reaping Day.

President Snow: The man himself: Frosty. Photos are not yet available – please save yourself the trauma of doing a Google image search for Evil President Frosty Snowman.

Cinna: Tim Gunn. (And for those of you saying "but he's not animated," clearly you've never watched Project Runway.)

Rue: Dora the Explorer. But not the cutie pie we all know and love. Sexy Teen Dora will be tackling the tragic role of Rue.


THIS WEEK IN WRITING

Yoda writing class - A new series of workshops for both published and unpublished writers will be held this July in Hertfordshire, England. Led by successful author and master Jedi Yoda, these workshops will focus on helping writers Force stories to bend to their will. There is no registration fee, but attendees must find the secret entrance to the cantina in which the workshops are held.

When asked to comment on what writers might expect to learn, Yoda responded: "Cantina leads to drink. Drink leads to imbalance. Imbalance leads to writing."

- Eight ways to make your editor's day, from Alison Janssen at Hey Dead Guy.


- Special Topics In Calamity Novel Repair (aka The Intern's series on novel revision).




THIS WEEK IN READING

Photobucket - The lovely Cleolinda Jones rounds up the latest on the Wicked Pretty Things mess.

- Perez Hilton is penning a children's book. Sadly that link is not an April Fool's joke.

- Enid Rollins became an ultra-conservative alcoholic gynecologist having an affair with a shoe salesman. Wondering what else is up with the Sweet Valley crew, all grown up? The Washington Post reviews the new "adult" book Sweet Valley Confidential. Do yourself a favor – pour a glass of wine (with ice) and read the first few pages.







THIS WEEK IN PUBLISHING

- Today marks the one-year anniversary of the arrival of our eBook overlords in Manhattan, otherwise known as IPAD. We bow to you, mighty electronic masters, and our newest leader, the great IPADTOO.


- eWriting4Kids gives you a plan for "8 Weeks to Social Marketing Domination."

- Phoebe North shares Goodreads tips for authors.

- Andrew Smith lays out his criteria for book blogger evaluation.

- On author's commenting on reviews of their books: There's bad. And then there's very, very bad. And then the internet proves it, too, can be very, very bad.


THIS WEEK IN OTHER STUFF

- Teen angst? That is so Elizabethan. The New York Times explains how Shakespeare invented teenagers.

- We dare you to use these stock photos. (via Buzzfeed)

- Bookshelf built with used chopsticks. It's as pretty as it sounds. (via Metafilter)









THIS WEEK IN CONTESTS

Abby Stevens is having a 200 followers giveaway!



THIS WEEK IN THE RANDOM



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*Mrs. Hart would like to say that in her defense, she is not Team Edward. She votes solidly in the Team Jackson Rathbone camp.
**Credit for the cool Hunger Games manip goes here; Snape fan art credit goes here.




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8 comments:

  1. Kate, I am totes Team Rathboner too. It's a good team.

    And I think Alan Rickman as Snape as Gale is the most brilliant casting decision in the history of cinema.

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  2. I found the memes particularly amusing this week. Especially the Rebbecca Black one, in math class, we did nothing but make fun of her for the last five minutes.

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  3. Pure genius.
    lol
    Can I have the Hart campaign sign to place in my yard?

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  4. Who WOULDN'T pick sexy Snape over Augustus Gloop?

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  5. Gale Hawthorne: Snape. To clarify – Alan Rickman playing Snape playing Gale. In a word? HAWT.

    o.m.g.

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  6. Lol, that Hunger Games cast is awesome!

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  7. I'm so voting for Kate Hart.

    This was fantastic!

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