fraidyfish said: Really, super invasive question but you might be amused by it. You hand out inflatable something's at every event I've been to of yours, is it a fetish, or do they just make you really happy?
How invasive!! I am so offended ( no, not really, a girl at the Crest Theater once gave me a ‘fisting dildo’ and I wasn’t offended). The charm of blow-up props is that they occupy relatively little space during shipping, but expand to really fill a theater. Today ( and tomorrow ) at ComicCon I’m issuing blow-up giant bananas, simply because I love to hear people ask, “Will you sign my banana.” Never Gets Old.
Napoli - Italia
Absolutely amazing perpective! This narrow street is full of visual elements and life.
"When someone is going through a storm, your silent presence is more powerful than a million, empty words." - Thema Davis
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Ron F@$&?!ng Swanson!!! #nickofferman build me a canoe and we will paddle away together. #justforlaughs #datenight
I want to be someone’s favorite person to talk to.
See this… this is how it’s done.
No “you don’t look chunky, you look beautiful.”
No “you don’t look chunky” at all.
Just complete acceptance. Yeah, you look how you do, and how you look is beautiful. Mama gets it.
b3nd3rs said: Do you ever just find yourself brainstorming for books/stories that won't see fruition? What do you do with that material?
Great question. Two years ago, I mentioned the idea of a story about teens scrambling their brains with cardiac defibrillators and forgot it. After a full year, a friend asked, “Are you ever going to write that story? I can’t get the idea out of my head.” That was proof it was a good gamble, and it paid off with “Zombies.” Other times, mentioning a failed story idea will prompt someone to offer a path you’d never considered. Years ago ( decades ) I was driving to Seattle with friends in a hot, cramped car. We saw half a modular home pass by, and someone ( Mike ) pointed and said, “Next trip, that’s how I want to go.” And it became the third act of ‘Survivor.’ So — save your ideas or trust your friends to remember them.
emilytorbett said: In Invisible Monsters, you wrote, "I am an invisible monster, and I am incapable of loving anybody. You don't know which is worse." What does it mean to be an invisible monster?
Secret: Originally I wanted all my books to have two-word, paradoxical titles. “Fight Club” implies conflict and friendship. “Unnatural Disasters” ( the first title of ‘Survivor’ ) implies accident and intention. “Invisible Monsters” was just such a paradox. How can something invisible also be monstrous? My editor — bless him — wanted single-word titles.