For its first two seasons, the tv show Supernatural had “Official Companion” books published. Like other “Official Companion” books, it’s not particularly well written and it even contains errors. However, it does contain interviews with stars and producers, so it is sanctioned by the powers that be.
I realized this morning there is not a companion book for season 3. So I thought, why not write the Unofficial Season 3 Companion? What with the writers strike, the shortened season and the introduction of two controversial figures, the possibilities for snark are endless! (Dang, I wish I’d have thought of this last October. I could have written it for NaNoWriMo. [Can you write 3200 words about one episode?])
So, I have decided that my winter project will be to write Supernatural: teh Unofficial Companion. (Yeah, I think I might keep the “teh” typo.) Perhaps it will keep me off the streets and out of trouble. Or it will generate a whole set of troubles of its own. (At least it might help me get out of my winter blues funk.) Although I won’t have interviews or insider insights, I’m sure such a work could be entertaining, even if no one else thinks so.
Ack! I just checked Amazon and the Season 3 companion is due to be released on March 1 (which happens to be Jensen Ackles’ birthday). So what. I’m sure there’s a big enough market for two books.
Speaking of Jensen Ackles, his movie My Bloody Valentine 3D wasn’t available for reviewers’ screening (um, is it really that bad?), so today’s Washington Post has nothing about it. I’m still debating about whether to see it or not. I have a 4 day weekend coming up (Martin Luther King birthday and the inauguration—we Washington, DC drones get the day off) so I could go to an early weekday show. I haven’t talked to either of the 2 people who might just possibly be game to see it with me. At this point they may likely have other plans already; or I have misjudged them and they simply have no desire to see a slasher film, regardless of cool, new technology used. So, as usual, I may have to go alone. 😦 Of course, I’d be sure to dress in disguise, lest anyone recognize me.