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the owls are not what they seem

I was a huge Twin Peaks fan back when I was, apparently, way too young to be a Twin Peaks fan (as evidenced by the fact that I remain so terrified by the show that I'm almost afraid to stick that quote in the subject line, since it seems like asking for some supernatural trouble). I read a ton of horror novels and I've seen my fair share of horror movies, but nothing has ever scared me like Twin Peaks did. 

Which is too bad, because it was an amazing show, and I'd love to watch it again. (No way in hell am I going to. Seriously.  Nearly twenty years have passed and I am still afraid to use ceiling fans.) But for those of you looking for a thrill, apparently you can now watch all the episodes free online.

Galleycat speculates about whether this means the Twin Peaks tie-in books will come back into print in some way (this strikes me as such a nonsensical and unlikely eventuality that I have to assume the Galleycat blogger is as big a Twin Peaks fan as I am and was just looking for some hook, no matter how absurd, that would let him write about it on a publishing blog).  This struck a special dread in my heart, because it was the books, not the show, that gave me nightmares. The show was plenty scary on its own (is anyone else getting a mental flash of Bob climbing over the couch? Or those red curtains? Shudder.), but it was The Secret Diary of Laura Palmer that sent thirteen year old me plunging over the edge.

If you missed this show the first time around, you should check it out. Just steer clear of the book.

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In less terrifying news, congratulations to all the ALA award winners! I'm especially psyched about the Printz Honors this year, which have gone to some very awesome books. It's no secret that The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks was my favorite book of the year, so I'm very pleased to see it getting plenty of love.

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lit_mischief
Jan. 26th, 2009 07:40 pm (UTC)
I bought myself the boxed set of Twin Peaks back when it was all on VHS and very old-skool, and while I can watch most of it, there are just a few episodes that I cannot watch. Can. NOT. This includes the last episode. I once accidentally watched one of my 'forbidden' episodes and it still had the power, even in my twenties rather than my early teens, to send me hiding behind my fingers and edging into the realm of nightmare.

Amen to the Secret Diary of Laura Palmer thing, too. *shudder*
(Anonymous)
Feb. 24th, 2009 12:35 am (UTC)
Hey
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I'm the author of several novels for teens, including HACKING HARVARD, the CHASING YESTERDAY trilogy, and the SEVEN DEADLY SINS series.

My newest book, SKINNED, comes out in September 2008.

Also, I like cupcakes.