Breathers: A Zombie Lament

Diablo Cody (Juno, Jennifer’s Body, United States of Tara) is set to produce the adaptation of the zom rom com (zombie romantic comedy) novel Breathers: A Zombie’s Lament by S.G. Browne.  The screenplay was written by Geoff LaTulippe (Going the Distance).  Rumor has it that Joseph Gordon-Levitt (newest Hollywood it-boy who deserves it) and Scarlett Johansson (who makes up for her lack of acting skills with curves and good looks) are going to star in the film.

Breathers info via Screen Rant:

Breathers tells the tale of a regular man named Andy (presumably Gordon-Levitt’s role) who is resurrected and returns to the world of the living as a zombie.  Society as a whole is prejudiced against Andy’s kind and the undead gentleman is therefore forced to find his way in a world that denies him even the most basic of human rights.  Johansson would assumedly play Andy’s human love interest, Rita.”

Now if you still have a bad taste left in your mouth brain from Jennifer’s Body, remember Cody is only producing this zombie romantic comedy.  The director is still up in the air so I hope that JGL and ScarJo will attract a prominent director. 

PS- I Love Zombies! 

[Source Screen Rant]

Novel-T: Shirts for Lit Lovers

I first saw these Novel-T shirts on Gaming Angels and I fell in love!  Novel-T’s are jersey’s for the all-stars of literature.  There are two teams, the American Canons and the National Puncs.  They have either the author or a character’s name on the back, and an image associated with that author/character.  The shirts cost $24.95 and are made in Brooklyn.  You can order them here and they are available at select Borders Bookstore locations.  Also $1 of every Vonnegut or Trout shirt sold is donated by Novel-T to Doctors Without Borders and  $1 of every other shirt sold is donated by Novel-T to 826NYC.

My favorites are Poe (with the Raven),  Thoreau, Quixote and Gatsby.  I think the Bartleby and Emily Dickinson shirts are funny.  I also think they could have picked a much better image for Alice in Wonderland than a cupcake.  I will probably get one in the future if I can narrow my choice down to one.  I hope they do more of these!  Check out the Novel-T website to see all of the shirts I put a few more I liked in the slideshow below.

What team are you on?

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Tattoo Tuesday-Children’s Books

My brain nearly jumped out of my head with excitement as I explored the beautiful bounty of literary skin art on Contrariwise.org (and a few other sites).  Out of all of my many obsession literature is by far the one dearest to me.  It tickles my soul to see so many people who felt a such a deep connection with an author, novel, character, quote, etc. and were inspired to put it on their body.  This weeks theme I’ve decided to do a tribute to Children’s Books and authors.

My earliest and fondest memories of literature was Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughtersbecause that was the first time I read about princesses who looked like me.  I can’t forget about our family’s Bible sized book of Brothers Grimm: Fairy Tales; the table of contents was sprinkled with check marks to signify which stories we read (some stories had a few check marks!).

There are a so many wonderful Children’s Books I couldn’t possibly include them all (that could be its own blog!) but don’t worry Tattoo Tuesday will happen as long as Tuesdays and this blog exists, but most importantly as long as I don’t forget!  If you comment (and answer the question below) I’ll make sure to try to include your favorite book the next go ’round.

Reminisce with me in the comment section:  Which is/are your favorite children’s book(s) and why?

If you are interested in having me feature your geeky tattoo on a future Tattoo Tuesday feel free to email me at girlgonegeekblog[at]gmail.com.
***Click on the image to read more about the inspiration behind each persons tattoo***

 

English translation: “And now here is my secret, a very simple secret; it is only with the heart that one can see rightly, what is essential is invisible to the eye.” - Le Petit Prince (The Little Prince) by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Le Petit Prince/The Little Prince


"Anansi the Spider: A Tale from the Ashanti." By: Gerald McDermott's

Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie

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Re:Joyce


Raise your hand if you’ve read Ulysses… Okay now raise your hand if you understood it… I thought so. But don’t be ashamed readers because even I, an avid literature lover, failed miserably at attempting to navigate through the dense and unfriendly jungle of Ulysses.

The novel Ulysses, written by Irish author James Joyce, has been called, “A demonstration and summation of the entire movement [of Modernist literature].” The novel takes place in Dublin on Thursday June, 16th 1904 revolving around the main character Leopold Blooms.

Best selling author and BBC broadcaster Frank Delaney said, Ulysses is often called the worlds most famous and most irritating novel- irritating because it’s deemed so obscure and inaccessible.” Irritating and yet still brilliant, this novel is almost always ranked in the 100 best English-language books of all time.

Do not become plagued by the irritation and obscurity of Ulysses anymore! In honor of Bloomsday Delaney is launching “Re:Joyce”, a weekly 3-5 minute podcast aimed at making Ulysses accessible to us common folk.

In each podcast Delaney will take a small passage from Ulysses and explore its myriad of references. Basically doing all the hard work for us, all we have to do is listen. Delaney makes one of the best, but also one of the most intricate novels, understandable and does so in a way that isn’t the least bit dumbed-down. He does this in a way that is entertaining, insightful and even humorous.

Even if you aren’t interested in the literary canon as much as I am, you will undoubtedly impress anyone at the next dinner party (or any other event that small talk is required) with your thorough understanding of Ulysses thanks to this podcast.

Listen to the 5 minute weekly Ulysses podcasts and feel free to follow him on twitter @FDbytheword

















Marilyn Monroe “reading” James Joyce Ulysses