inkpop Fundamentals: June 29, 2010
Posted by cat eyes & skinny jeans on June 29, 2010
★Meyer gives vamps the kiss of death Despite the fact that vampires are one of the prime factors that put author Stephenie Meyer on the literary map; the Twilight author recently revealed that she is “burned out on vampires.” According to Meyer, she wants to retain the integrity of her writing; and until she feels a desire to write about vamps again, she’s giving them the kiss off. This revelation comes not long after the illegal leak of a draft of Midnight Sun – a Twilight project told through the eyes of Edward, written by Meyer herself, which has been put on hiatus for the time being. Twilight Series Theories.
★ When cartoons and clothes collide It’s no surprise that music has always influenced fashion and vice versa; now, however, with the creation of TOON TRENDZ, teen fashion is getting an update from some of the most beloved characters from 90s Nickelodeon cartoons, such as Tommy Pickles and Chuckie from Rugrats to Ickis and Krumm from Aaahh!!! Real Monsters. Part Polyvore, part pop culture trip down memory lane, TOON TRENDZ creates complete fashion collages recreating the looks that your favorite childhood avatars rocked. PSFK Salon.
★ The launch of literary camps Back in 2006, an independent bookstore located in Austin, Texas called BookPeople opened Camp Half-Blood, a literary day-camp created for children ages nine to fourteen, based upon Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. Since then, they have held literary camps for Kirsten Miller’s Kiki Strike, Holly Black and Tony DiTerlizzi’s The Spiderwick Chronicles, and a Half-Moon Investigation Camp based on Eoin Colfer’s Half-Moon Investigations. This year, BookPeople made the decision to launch something new – the Ranger’s Apprentice Corps Training Camp. Based on John Flanagan’s Ranger’s Apprentice series; the Ranger’s Apprentice Corps Training Camp opened its doors to seventy-five campers who spent a total of five days in McKinney State Park learning archery, tracking, and even first aid. Publisher’s Weekly.
Over to you…what do you think of Meyer’s decision to put vamps on the backburner? Would you read Midnight Sun if it reached the stage of publication – why or why not? If you could recreate the wardrobe of any cartoon character for yourself, who would it be and why? Will you be attending camp this summer? If you could attend a camp based on any book/book series, which one would it be and why?
Share your thoughts in the comments section!
Erika (aka inkpoperika)