inkpop Fundamentals: May 18, 2010
Posted by cat eyes & skinny jeans on May 18, 2010
★The ‘Nancy Drew’ of the new millennium Though over the course of her 80-year reign as the top teen detective in the world of children’s fiction countless amateur sleuths of the female variety such as Julie Campbell’s Trixie Belden and David Adler’s Cam Jansen have attempted to supersede the Roadster-driving Nancy Drew’s popularity, none have managed to knock her out of the top slot. Nevertheless, questions continue to arise regarding who, if anyone, will be able to steal the throne from the classic Nancy; and whether or not the girl-sleuth in question will be a blast from the past a la Louise Fitzhugh’s Harriet the Spy or a newbie in the form of Kirsten Miller’s Kiki Strike or Bennett Madison’s Lulu Dark. The Edge.
★‘Napoleon Dynamite’ gets an animated makeover! In 2004 the world was introduced to the “adorkable” Napoleon Dynamite; a nerd rocking moon boots, campaigning for his newfound BFF Pedro to be class president, trying to survive life under the guise of his scheming Uncle Rico, and the proud owner of a llama named Tina. The independent film, created by students at Brigham Young University, quickly skyrocketed to cult status, spurring the use of phrases from the film to be used in everyday conversation (that’s what I’m talking about! ring any bells?). Now the geeky red ‘fro sporting guy is about to invade our homes again via an animated version of the film which has original cast members lending their voices to the roles they are known so well for. Now all that’s waiting in the wings is whether or not Fox will pick up the project and add it to its animated Sunday night lineup which includes Family Guy and The Simpsons. mediabistro.
★Help! My mom is obsessed with ‘Twilight’! Edward Cullen is 17-years-old. Jacob Black is 15-years-old. Despite the fact that such a large age gap lies between moms and some of the most beloved characters in fiction (and film), parents have begun to find themselves just as smitten with today’s idols as their tween and teen offspring; and the obsession doesn’t stop at Twilight. Moms are now congregating online with other parents via sites such as Gossip Girl Moms and Vampire Moms to share their love of tweenyboppers with one another. The craze has shed light on the fact that age is nothing but a number; but is also rumored to make aging parents feel more youthful, and help them to create a deeper bond with their children. The Boston Globe.
Over to you…are you a Nancy Drew fan? What are your favorite books starring girl sleuths? What girl detective is capable of topping Nancy Drew and why? What did you think of the film Napoleon Dynamite? Would you like to see it transformed into an animated series – why or why not? Have you and your parents ever shared a love for a teen craze – if so, what?
Share your thoughts in the comments section!
Erika (aka inkpoperika)