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July 19 2007

Allyson Beatrice interviewed by SerenityStuff.com. Covers many interesting things including, of course, her book, fandom, saving shows, Whedonesque and Tim's ugly child...

I really wanna read this book, especially because it's written by Allyson.

Even if I do disagree with the whole "ugly child" thing.
I bought this the day after I heard it was out, and read it in a few hours. Allyson has an amazing gift for humor, as well as telling truly heart-wrenching stories.

It was also pretty cool not to feel like such a dweeb. No matter how many times I do it, whenever I talk to someone about the fandom, it feels like they're looking at me like I'm crazy. Allyson's book gave me a sense that it's okay to be one of the weirdos. We have many friends. :)
My copy should be en route... can't wait to get it!

... HEY! I just read the actual interview. Ugly child!?!

[ edited by Kirochka on 2007-07-19 15:20 ]
Is it time to another re-linking for the Love threads?
Kidding. Already included the book for my pull list for next month acquisitions.
I had planned to wait until mine came from Amazon, but, then, last week, a friend needed a birthday present, so, I went and bought a copy, and, uh, read it before I wrapped it up. Shhh. Don't tell.

I enjoyed it quite a bit. I laughed, and there were some little baby tears. I also nodded regularly in recognition. Well done, Allyson!
Congrats again, Allyson! Someone is probably burning you in effigy as we speak (and printing up I Love the Ugly Child bumper stickers...), which is the equivalent of an Emmy nom in fandom.
As someone who had her first real exposure to any online fandom through Whedonesque, I'm looking forward to reading this as a sort of "history" book as much as anything else. And I appreciate Allyson's fine and witty writing even if I don't always see eye to eye with her opinions (I do agree that John From Cincinnati should be put out of its misery. Make that everyone's misery)

Congrats on being published! Wow!
"Zombies never get a series. Itís so unfair."

I am buying this book today.
Thank you so much for buying it and for the kind words. I know, I know, I'm a big blasphemer. So I extra special appreciate that you're buying it anyway. Despite the blasphemy. And the swearing. I swear a lot. Bad mouth, no biscuit.

ETA: What? Still no VIP pink? Feh. Feh, I say!

[ edited by Allyson on 2007-07-19 20:23 ]
I do agree that John From Cincinnati should be put out of its misery. Make that everyone's misery


Aw, no way! I'm loving that show.
"Targeted cult status doesnít work for the same reason that little kids run screaming from clowns and large adults in Winnie the Pooh or Santa Claus costumes. Itís obviously phony, and more than a little creepy. Cult status is achieved through authenticity."

Okay, that got me.

And I'd add that not only is cult status achieved through authenticity, so is almost everything else worth having...

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