So thanks to a banner ad on YouTube today, I have been introduced to “Monster High.”
They have “Fearleaders” and “Scary Aptitude Tests.” It seems to be a book . . .
They have a series of revolting (not in the good way) web shorts . . .
My first reaction to this is that it is a disgusting shallow commercialization of the weird and freaky. Which now seem like trite words after hearing them used by primping pimple paranoid pop princesses.
My second reaction is, “That’s just the way it goes, everything gets run through the mill of pop culture sooner or later.”
And then I remember, “No, this is disgusting. My friends are going to vomit book glue.”
I think it’s sort of sweet that they’re trying to promote “Everyone is different and it’s wonderful!” But it’s so half-hearted, and it really annoys me when people try to be different, but they only end up being different in a way that’s acceptable.
So I have recently discovered this wonderful place called Mr. K’s Used Books, Music, & More. It’s an amazing used bookstore with an incredible selection. I’ve kind of become obsessed with selling my old books to them for store credit. If you live in Asheville and haven’t check them out (I’m looking at you Montreatians.) They’re located in the River Ridge Shopping Center out by Exit 8 on 240.
As a part of my recent obsession with books, I recently organized my collection, and I now refer to my top shelf of books as the “Nathan Hathaway Library of Drama.”
Today, I ran across these two music videos, both amazing. One by Eminem-
And one by a Christian band called Gungor-
Tonight I open my second and final weekend of Troilus and Cressida. Come see the show! It runs for three more weekends. I, alas, most leave the show early for school.