Ah, Jenny Crusie! Here she goes, writing about the television show Angel, and The Assassination of Cordelia Chase:
As any good writer knows�and the writers at Mutant Enemy, the company that produced Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel, were usually very good writers�the first law of characterization is “Never violate your character’s core identity.” You can play all the variations on her psychology that you want, you can show her growing and regressing, making huge mistakes and taking huge maturation leaps, but you cannot violate who she is at heart…
When fiction goes too far: A 17-year-old boy surnamed Liang almost died when he tried to use a kung fu movement to stop a running train in Laibin Railway Station…Liang jumped down to the tracks and wanted to use…a famous kung fu posturing described in many swordsman fictions, to stop the running train. He was taken into custody for breaking railway rules and said he wanted to test whether or not he could use kung fu to stop the train. Liang is a great fan of swordsman fiction and has also learnt martial arts.
The Interactive Dig at Hierakonpolis, which is absolutely fascinating, but distressingly time consuming. Be warned.
And this, because I love Hugh Jackman and Nicole Kidman, and to see them together makes me all gooey on the inside:
Jackman will star opposite Nicole Kidman in the 20th Century Fox romantic action-adventure set in northern Australia before World War II. The film centers on an English aristocrat (Kidman) who inherits a ranch the size of Maryland. When English cattle barons plot to take her land, she reluctantly joins forces with a rough-hewn cattle driver (Jackman) to drive 2,000 head of cattle across the country’s most unforgiving landscape, only to face the bombing of Darwin, Australia, by Japanese forces.
Eee! The love!
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