May 3-5, 2013 [Procrastinate on This!]

Before we get into this weekend’s procrastination, I’d like to bid a very fond farewell to our top nerd, Amy Robinson. Our Blogumnist Editor is stepping back from FaN to concentrate on finishing her book, but she will still be with us in spirit, comments, and her own blogumn, “Tall Drink of Nerd.” Thank you so very much, dearest Amy, for the last two years. We will miss you terribly.

And, please extend a hearty welcome to our new Blogumnist Editor, Joshua Mauldin. Josh is awesome in every way, and we’re beyond happy to have him on the team.

And, one last change, I’ve got a second fiction book, THE AWESOME GIRL’S GUIDE TO DATING EXTRAORDINARY MEN coming out in September, so promotion time! I’ll be taking the reins on “Procrastinate on This” and “One More Thing Before We Go” until the end of the year.

Is that enough change for you? Alright then, let’s break open a good old-fashioned batch of procrastination:

This is a swimsuit layout from a 1972 Sears Catalog. Let me tell you, I would wear the heck out of the swimsuit on the far left. You should definitely click on the pic to see the other sweet vintage clothes at Jezebel.com

This is a layout from a 1972 Sears Catalog. Let me tell you, I would wear the heck out of the stretch-mark-covering swimsuit on the far left right now! You should definitely click on the pic to see the other sweet vintage clothes at Jezebel.com

1. If you were hoping that the ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT reboot might lead to other fan favorite reboots (like FIREFLY, JERICHO, and BUFFY), here’s some dashed hope, straight from Netflix’s Chief Content Officer, Ted Sarandos:

In almost every case the cult around the show gets more intense and smaller as time goes by. Arrested Development was the rarest of birds in that the audience of the show grew larger than the original broadcast audience because people came to discover it years after it was cancelled. The Firefly fan is still the Firefly fan from when it was on TV and there’s fewer of them and they’re more passionate every year. Whereas with Arrested Development we’re going to be serving a multiple of the original audience. Any of the other shows we could bring back would be a fraction of the original audience.

Aw, man! [The Mary Sue]

2. Is our art and culture stuck in “present shock,” a sort of innovation-crippling, former-results-dependent chaos? Steven Soderbergh thinks so.  [GalleyCat]

3. Here’s a very tempting list of summer sci-fi books. CH and I are planning to couple book club the heck out of The Ocean at the End of the Lane, the first adult book by Neil Gaiman since ANANSI’S BOYS.  [io9, "Astounding Summer Books That You Won't Want To Miss"]

4. Big thanks to Nichelle Gainer from Vintage Black Glamour for posting this article on the procrastination skills of classic writers like, Kafka, Stoppard, and Poe to my timeline.  [Slate, "Franz Kafka Was a Great Procrastinator]

5. Can you believe there were not one, but two trailers for women-led movies making the rounds this week? I couldn’t decide which one to play, the Kristen Wiig comedy, GIRL MOST LIKELY or the BFF hitwomen drama, VIOLET & DAISY, so I’m posting both below. Yay!
Girl Most Likely

 

Violet & Daisy