I hate it when people bemoan the fact that kids don't read and simultaneously look at me funny for choosing to write for teens. It does Not Make Sense. Those two sentiments are Completely At Odds With Each Other and drive me to Random Capitalization. They should Stop Doing That or I'll stick my Fist In Their--
So many people have blogged about the wonder that is YA, and they, being serious and all, have said it much better than I can what with all my smartassery. I'm better at asking silly questions, like if Aragorn got bitten by a vampire would he still be as desirable as he is now? Of course we're talking scruff Aragorn and not clean shaven Ken doll wannabe Aragorn. But it would be scruff Aragorn with fangs and a penchant for young women in filmy nightgowns.
Man, if I only had Photoshop, I would go all out with photos of THAT.
Really, it makes me laugh when people start asking me for stirring commentary on this or that. It's not that I'm incapable of deep thoughs (by Jack Handey). It's just that en route to the deep thoughts, I get distracted by Jack Handey.
My favorite Deep Thought by Jack Handey is paraphrased because I don't remember it word for word, but it goes something like this: "I remember every summer that my Uncle Bob would get out a board and nail two tadpoles to it. Then he'd spin the board around and yell, 'Tadpoles! Tadpoles is the winner!' We thought he was a little crazy, but then again, we had some growing up to do."
See what I mean?
And what it comes down to is that rather than argue with the morons who don't understand the Wonder That Is Writing For Teens, I'd rather just do it. Because really, if they wrote for teens too, then I wouldn't be able to feel superior to them any more.
It's all a part of my master plan, bay-bee.
And thus ends an episode of Deep Thoughts by Carrie Harris. If only I could have that Jack Handey guy read this for me while the words scroll over a picture of a trickling stream, I could die a happy woman. Not like I'm planning on dying any time soon, but you know what I mean.