Is This Just Me?

Is this just me, or does everybody secretly wish for an alien invasion? Or something of that ilk, the kind of situation where a person could credibly sacrifice himself against tremendous odds to save the world?

Where a man could carve a legend for himself simply by standing up to the powerful oppressors and saying no?

Where a population could rise up and unanimously tell the invaders "No more. I reject you. With a Molotov cocktail!"

No? Just me?

Yeah, I figured as much.

Thursday, 28 October 2010

Mysterious Emails and Various Musings

In a rather bizarre twist of fate, I recieved a rather interesting email tonight, from a Colin Riley at Simon and Schuster publishing:


I am writing from Simon and Schuster publishing and we were wondering if you would be interested in receiving free copies of our new titles like Percy Jackson? No strings attached. If you like the book and would like to post a review of it that is up to you also we can, on occasion, provide free books for your site to host a giveaway for your loyal readers. Let me know if you are interested.

Simon and Schuster"

Now, I should probably make clear at this point that as an afficionado of greek mythology and teenage fiction that lacks sparkly vampires, The Percy Jackson books are among the best series I've ever read, and the film actually wasn't half bad either, (I await a sequel eagerly.) Hell, I even wrote a relatively decent Original Character fanfic over on that went over pretty well, which I might actually write the last chapter of one of these days. (Yes, I am this lame. No, I won't link you to my fanfiction profile, those were dark days left long ago, I have no real wish to revisit them beyond completing the story)

For those of you that don't know, the Percy Jackson Series follows the premise that Greek Gods exist and continue to, much like in the myths of Ancient Greece and Rome, bang hot girls and guys on earth, producing children, or Half Bloods, who possess various powers, as well as ADHD and dyslexia. These children are taken to a training camp/summer camp in New York State, learning how to harness their powers, and tend to go on quests of various magnitude. I'll leave the rest of the plot to you.

Seriously, go read it.

Drive to a bookstore/library right now and get a hold of The Lightning Thief.

No, don't finish reading this blog first, go now. I'll still be here when you get back.

Right, so I'm left to wonder, can this possibly be legitimate? It seems like a dream come true, and the email does suggest it's authenticity. On the other hand, my "website" can only be this blog, a blog which only came into existence a week ago, and contains only two page views that weren't me testing the blog. (Person in america who's reading, please leave a comment, or drop me an email, that would be brilliant.)

But hey, if it's legit, I'm all in favour. This would be a fantastic development in my life.

In other news, I've discovered there are few ways of changing your image for the better that are more effective then the simple purchase of a hat. I've always been nervous in the past about altering my image, I rather enjoy being entrenched in the "Casual yet totally smart for all circumstances" shtick. So when I bought a hat from my local alternative fashion centre, I couldn't help but wonder if I could pull it off.

The moral of the story: if you want to change your image, don't worry about pulling it off, just do it, swagger into work/school/lectures like you own the place, then 9 times of 10, people will like it.

Disclaimer: The previous statement does not extend to the wearing of mankinis or breaking school uniforms.

Anyway, that's about all I have time for, so till next post, good bye, adieu, etcetera.

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