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The Wolf House: Punk is dead and it has fangs » Add new tag

Have I mentioned lately that I love fanart?

FANART. YAY FANART. First up, another one from the delightful severedscythe:

Blake and Bikini Kill

Blake and Bikini Kill

And here are three Wolf House pictures by the much-too-talented olizmay. She has a deviantart gallery as well, wherein she demonstrates just how sickeningly diverse her creative talents are.

Timothy and Bikini Kill

Timothy and Bikini Kill

Blake

Blake

Bette

Bette

Various and sundry

Hullo hullo. I am utterly dreadful at updating here, and I don’t have any real excuse except procrastination. I’m currently re-reading that old grand master of trashy vampire novels, Dracula, for background info I need for book five — for reasons which will make sense after book two comes out.

I keep getting new art from Audrey or finding things in books and going ‘ooh, I have to scan that for the Wolf House site!’, and then not being able to because it’s a massive spoiler in one way or another for a later book. I feel like I’m half a season ahead of everyone else in watching a TV show.

Jay fanart by Mrs Frankenstein

Jay fanart by Mrs Frankenstein

Here is a piece of art I CAN share, by the gorgeously-named Mrs Frankenstein. I suspect Jay only reads the Batman titles he finds on Tommy or Bette’s floors.

Tommy’s current favourite Batman title is Batman and Robin by Grant Morrison. Bette loves Batgirl by Bryan Q Miller, though her favourite Batman title of all time was Detective Comics when it was written by Andersen Gabrych. Tommy likes the Halloween specials, because they’ve always got the craziest villains going on and have more storytelling freedom than the regular monthlies. Jay thinks they are both irredeemable nerds, but the comics are pretty cool occasionally and so when he found an ancient tee at some thrift store he went to with Michelle he ended up buying it.

Hrm, what else can I say… book two is coming out within the next week or so. I can’t believe we’re not even up to book two yet in the release schedule. This whole thing is crazy. Crazy! While you’re waiting for it to come out you can go vote for me (’Mary’) in this contest because trust me, as occasionally enjoyable as writing about trashy vampires might be, it pays very few of my bills, and I could really do with the prize money. Plus, you know, PRETTY SHINYSILLY GAWTHIC ACCESSORIES are always good fun, and who needs more flowery crap turning up in stores, honestly? Strike a blow for frilly romantic dark nonsense, I say!

Nancy A. Collins on The Wolf House

“Mary Borsellino’s The Wolf House introduces readers to a group of smart, hip, snarky young friends who like to eat pizza, gossip, watch horror movies and, oh yeah, hang out with vampires. Just your typical high school students.”

–Nancy A. Collins, author of The Vamps series

Fabulous vampires: Eli from ‘Let The Right One In’

Eli from Let The Right One In

Eli from Let The Right One In

As with my other posts about my favourite fabulous vampires, this is going to be heavily spoilerish territory here. If you’re yet to read the book or see the film of ‘Let The Right One In’ (’Låt den rätte komma in’ in its original Swedish) then you should turn back now! And don’t wait for the remake; that’s tacky.

Not that I think the remake itself is a tacky idea! I am pro-remake! I just think waiting for it before you enjoy this story is stupid. Like, I love Gore Verbinski’s remake of ‘The Ring’ far more than any sane person should love a film about a dead little girl stuck down a well who controls videotapes with her mind. I loooooove it. But that doesn’t mean I skipped seeing the Japanese ‘Ringu’ before the remake was out, you know?

Anyway! Let The Right One In features a vampire named Eli — I understand that her name is changed to Abby in the upcoming remake — and Eli is one of the most badass wonderful, vulnerable, tragic and fabulous vampires ever to exist in fiction.

This post also explains a lot of my feelings and emotions and feelings (I have a lot of feelings!) about vampirism as a metaphor and the limitations thereof, and how truly good fiction respects those limits and works with them, so if you’re into that kind of thing you should keep reading.

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First fan art!

Bette the Girl Wonder

Bette the Girl Wonder

One of my major pop culture interests is Batman’s sidekick Robin (as evidenced here). Cyanei, being one of the most fabulousest people of team fabulous, drew Bette as Robin for me. I am madly in love with every single thing about this picture.

I’ll compile some of the lovely things readers have said about the book into a post sometime, because everyone has been amazingly positive and glowing and enthusiastic. HUZZAH!