Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Joss's response to new Buffy movie

I'm glad you asked for my thoughts on the announcement of Buffy the cinema film. This is a sad, sad reflection on our times, when people must feed off the carcasses of beloved stories from their youths—just because they can't think of an original idea of their own, like I did with my Avengers idea that I made up myself.

Obviously I have strong, mixed emotions about something like this. My first reaction upon hearing who was writing it was, "Whit Stillman AND Wes Anderson? This is gonna be the most sardonically adorable movie EVER." Apparently I was misinformed. Then I thought, "I'll make a mint! This is worth more than all my Toy Story residuals combined!" Apparently I am seldom informed of anything. And possibly a little slow. But seriously, are vampires even popular any more?

I always hoped that Buffy would live on even after my death. But, you know, AFTER. I don't love the idea of my creation in other hands, but I'm also well aware that many more hands than mine went into making that show what it was. And there is no legal grounds for doing anything other than sighing audibly. I can't wish people who are passionate about my little myth ill. I can, however, take this time to announce that I'm making a Batman movie. Because there's a franchise that truly needs updating. So look for The Dark Knight Rises Way Earlier Than That Other One And Also More Cheaply And In Toronto, rebooting into a theater near you.

Leave me to my pain! Sincerely, Joss Whedon.

Full story here

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

baby scoot

My daughter does the cutest scoot. She hasn't quite got the crawl down, but she'll still chase the dog...it just might take a bit to get there...and she might get distracted by carpet.


A few years ago it felt like all my friends were getting married. This year, it feels like they are all having babies. In a few more years i'm sure it will feel like they're all getting divorced. But the truth is they aren't "all" doing anything.

It seems that all it takes is for more than 2 people to do something in the same year and i'm suddenly 'swamped with friends who are [insert mile stone here]'. This year i've got a few friends who are having children. I also have friends who just gotten married, friends who have just started their careers, friends who are purchasing a house...Everything doesn't happen to all my friends all at once.

I need to remind myself of this a few times a day so i don't disregard or ignore the mile stones many of my friends are making that i am not currently making. Because (as my mother taught me) no one has to live their life just like you do.