The author is dead! But I am… an author… Am I a VAMPYRE?
I always think when I am writing that ‘people will like this, or they’ll think this’ and sometimes, of course, they do, but sometimes they think completely different things, or like stuff I didn’t expect them to like! And sometimes they don’t like things I write, and that makes me unhappy, obviously. Sometimes they like stuff I didn’t expect/notice, see my books differently than I ever did and like it, and well, hey. That doesn’t make me unhappy. Why would it?
As long as they like it, I am cool with it.
As those followin’ my tumblr may know, I loooove the TV show Revenge, and I want the badass wounded-soul-brilliant-schemer heroine Emily-real-name-secretly-Amanda to end up with her friend, Nolan ‘Taunts People With Fashion’ Ross.
Yet the creator has said they have more of a sibling vibe.
Don’t care, my friend! I interpret the text differently!
JACK (Emily’s primary love interest) AND EMILY’S FIRST MEETING: Childhood closeness, playing with a puppy on a beach, burying Emily’s dad in the sand.
NOLAN AND EMILY’S FIRST MEETING: Everybody is an adult. Heated confrontation outside Emily’s prison where they discuss murder, conspiracy and billions of dollars change hands.
… Which one of these seems more sibling-y to me? Hey, I call the cues like I see ‘em.
Authorial intent does matter—but it isn’t the be-all and end-all. What matters is that people enjoy.
made rebloggable on request. ;)
The Revenge season finale made me VERY HAPPY!
The way her eyes close for just a minute. Hold on my sweet Emanda. You can have sanctuary and stay the baddest badass ever. You can have BOTH.
Queen Emanda of Badasslandia.
Dear Miss Manners,
Though revenge is my primary focus, sometimes I confess I feel an urge to indulge in the softer emotions. I have recently broken off my betrothal to a fellow who was unsuitable due to a) our whole relationship being based on revengey deceit b) he grew unnecessary to my schemes and c) he was evil and I found myself tired of his face. Unfortunately, my other romantic interest has just knocked up another lady and did not even have the presence of mind to text me about it before I walked in on a most embarrassing situation. All I have left is, of course, Revenge! and the tall handsome billionaire who supports and adores me in every conceivable way. Should I give up on love?
Emily Thorne (not my real name)