Saturday, August 21, 2010

Flashback Friday: Parodies: Good or Bad? And Another Arc of August!!!

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?

We'll keep the entries simple and pay it forward from last week. Tweet the contest and be a follower, and you're in!!!


J. L. Jackson said...

Another awesome ARC giveaway. I tweeted.

Lisa Potts said...

Following and tweeted - including @TheGotYA in the tweet. Thanks

FionaChan said...

tweeted! :D

and yes I'm a follower

thank you!

feeyonachan at gmail dot com

Chanelley said...

Tweeted here:
And I follow!

Hannah said...

Awesome contest :)
My tweet:

J.S. Wood said...

I want to see Vampires Suck. I think it will be amusing :)

Krista, you gotta pass the ARCs to us before you give them away...I'm getting really jealous ;)

Kay said...

Ha! Those pics of the cat are hilarious! And yeah, he does look pissed.

I so want to see Vampires Suck. Looks hilarous, and there is a lot to parody on the Twilight Saga.

Hey, I just posted an interview with literary agent Laurie McLean on my blog:

She provided awesome info, the most substantive answers I've received from a literary agent. Hope you can check it out!

Lisa B. said...

I'd love to see Vampires Suck. It looks stupid-funny. And Nightshade is going to be epic!

I tweeted:

Bailey said...

Woohoo! Soo excited for Nightshade!! I tweeted and I am a follower! =)

Kara Mustafa said...

I thought Vampires Suck was funny, hehe. I tweeted :)

throuthehaze said...

I am a follower

throuthehaze at gmail dot com

Raven said...

Hehe. I want to see Vampires Suck so bad. It looks like a movie that will have me laughing to the point of tears.

Yes, I'm a follower.

As yes I tweeted:

Great post!

Lisa_Gibson said...

Vampires Suck was pretty awesome. Count me in the giveaway.
Following and tweeted (@lgibsonwriting)
lisadgibson (at) live (dot) com
Lisa ~ YA Literature Lover

Bee said...

You guys are epic. The Vampire Suck trailer made me lmao!

I tweeted:

And I'm a devout follower :P

Liyana said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

Jeannine said...

follow and tweeted

Spav said...

Am I too late?

If not here my tweet link:

And I'm a follower.


brandileigh2003 said...

Mostly I think parodies are bad, but i am morbidly curious of vamps suck
am a follower

Maxi said...

Thanks for the contest i tweeted and followed