Welcome to Week Eighteen of Flashback Fridays where the old and new collide on everything from books to movies to first loves to favorite vacations. This week we're flashing back on some parodies of beloved, as well as loathed, books.
They say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. I'm not sure that statement is 100% accurate. Take the following pictures from a New York cat show where someone paraded a Twilight themed ensemble for their cat. Frankly, I think the ASPCA or PETA should look into this case. Dressing your cat up as Edward complete with bouffant wig is abuse in the highest form. I mean, the cat looks seriously pissed, but who came blame him? Well, actually, the below picture has him looking quite Edwardesque complete with pensive stare.
This week saw the box office opening of Vampires Suck, a parody movie that takes full aim on the Twilight saga. The title is catchy with its cutesy double entondre, and it looks like it will take a bite at all three movies.
It's from the writers and directors of Epic Movie who spoofed the aging Daniel Radcliffe with it's middle aged Harry Potter along with a balding Ron Weasley and knocked up Hermoine, proving that even a beloved series can't escape the parody.
So what do you think. Have you truly made it as a phenomenon when your novel is parodied on the silver screen or Youtube, or is it a mockery of not only you as a writer, but the world you created?
*****ARCS OF AUGUST*******
This week we're giving away Andrea Cremer's Nightshade. It goes nicely with our last giveaway, Personal Demons, since Andrea and Lisa were critique partners. Cool huh?