Good Evening. It is I Gigi the parti poodle here to wish you a most jubilant New Year’s Eve and a Gott Nytt År. It has been a most stressful week. My novelist had one book to finish on her 10 to Try reading challenge she does at the library each year. This is year three. I lay dutifully by her side as she read most of yesterday and midmorning today. Finally, at eleven fifteen AM she finished the book. There was much dancing and merriment, and I was exhausted. She galivanted off and retrieved her pinback button and added it to her cherished collection. Tomorrow she starts book one. Terrifying!
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Almost like having a streaker from the seventies run through is it not? Without further ado here is my novelist.
Greetings! I hope you are having a happy holiday season. Monday, January 11th I am releasing my third book in the Musicology book series, Musicology, Volume Three, Twist! The novel has a couple of intriguing twists in it which help introduce an important character into the story prompting the question who is Donnie Trojan?
Writers are often told to introduce all their characters early in their story. I hate this idea. Sometimes characters are better introduced later in the story. One way to get around this is to not introduce the character in the flesh but rather to introduce the character early on through their reputation. However, I have no problem with a character whom I’ve never met and know nothing about showing up part way through a story if the character is there for a reason and pushes the tale forwards. In fact, I wouldn’t mind seeing this happen more often. It would be a lot fresher than having the first scene be at the top of the third act and then the writer takes us back to the beginning.
If you are not familiar with my book series, Musicology is a comical satire about reality performance television. It is a bit raunchy and hopefully shocking at times. I will be doing a few promotions along side the release and will keep you posted on when those are going to happen.
You can check out my booksChicane and the first two books in my Musicology book series Musicology: Volume One, Baby! and Musicology: Volume Two, Kid! on Amazon in Kindle and Paperback editions. Musicology Volume Three, Twist!will release this January 2021. You can also check out Musicology’s web site at www.musicologyrocks.com and vote for who you think will will Musicology!!!
STREAM OF THE WEEK: THERE’S SOMETHING ABOUT MARY (1997)-Amazon Prime
One of the funniest movies ever made and it’s leaving Prime today. If you watch it, please leave your political correctness and the large stick you carry up your ass at the door. Humor isn’t humor if it doesn’t ruffle feathers and this thing could ruffle all the feathers at Foster Farms. For those of you who think this film is “gross”, “stupid”, “vulgar”, “violent”, “shallow”, “outdated”, “dreadful”, “rubbish”, “disgusting”, “juvenile”, “crude”, “dumb”, “problematic”, “weird”, “crass”, “insensitive”, “shallow,” “obscene,” “simplistic”, “pointless”, “unoriginal”, “horrible”, “corny”, “overrated”, “graphic”, “unsympathetic”, “toilet humor”, “rubbish”, “junk”, “uncomfortable,” “childish”, “tasteless”, “creepy”, “insulting”, “sad”, “limp”, “saggy”, “camp fare”, “silly”, “superficial” and “obnoxious” I invite you to read my Musicology series which is all these things and much more scaring. The plot: high school age everyman Ted (Ben Stiller) falls for the brilliant and lovely Mary (Cameron Diez) and gets up the courage to ask her to the prom. But when a horrible accident occurs on the night of the big dance, they lose touch. Realizing he’s still in love with her a decade later he enlists the help of his best friend Dom (Chris Elliott) who in turn hooks him up with sleazy undercover detective Pat Healy (Matt Dillon) to find her.
SMART MOVIES FOR SMART KIDS-PAUL BLART: MALL COP (2009)-Netflix
Kid’s shouldn’t carry sticks up their asses either. And that is why I am recommending this fun fare for older kids. I have watched this film three or four times now and I still don’t understand why it gets bad ratings. It’s funny, lighthearted, and vaguely crude. Paul Blart (Kevin James) has one dream and that is to be a cop. But he’s hypoglycemic and tends to fall asleep at inopportune times. However, he has a big heart and takes his work seriously working as a security guard at the local mall where he falls for new kiosk worker Amy (Jayma Mays). Paul’s life takes an unexpected turn when a young new security guard named Vek (Keir O’Donnell) begins to shadow him.
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