Question of the day! Who would make the better ghost boyfriend: Casper or Thackery Binx? And I’m not just talking about in the context of the movies they’re in. Think long-term.
ICYMI on FYA
Rosemary posted the Official FYA Hocus Pocus Drinking Game, which is the perfect way to kick off Spooky Season. (No, we don’t wait until October. And you shouldn’t either.)
Kandis shared another recommendation for a spooky watch in this week’s Stream It on the true crime documentary series A Crime To Remember.
And have you read this week’s Book Reports?
- Brian reviewed Maia Kobabe’s Gender Queer, a memoir that was the most banned and challenged book of 2021.
- I reviewed R. Eric Thomas’s Kings of B’more, a book filled with multiple types of joy: Black, queer, and teenage boy.
New Rick Riordan out next May. (Read our reviews of his books here.)
We’re assuming this is a cover reveal.
(Read our review of The School for Good and Evil here.)
Xiran Jay Zhao’s Iron Widow will get a movie adaptation.
Author Nicole Lesperance on “Why Scary Books Are Good For Teens (And Adults Too).“
“It’s Never Too Late: Seven Authors on Making Their YA Debuts After Age 50.”
“Adam Silvera On The Prequel To They Both Die At The End.”
(Read our Grishaverse content here.)
This teaser trailer for HBO’s The Last of Us looks SO much better than we could’ve hoped for.
Jonathan Bailey has joined the Wicked movie as Fiyero. (Read our Bridgerton posts here.)
Not exactly on brand for FYA, but VERY on brand for me.
And here’s a follow-up:
The casting for the live-action Avatar: The Last Airbender continues to be great.
(Read our Last Airbender content here.)
The way she SHUTS DOWN that mean one.
Thank you, Emma.
MEGAN FOR PRESIDENT: Megan Thee Stallion published a website of mental health resources.
“15 best gateway songs for the K-pop curious.”
“Let Lizzo Touch Everything In the Library of Congress.” (If that headline isn’t enough, this is also a piece on the importance of libraries.)
What’d we miss? Add your fave distractions of the week in the comments!
9 thoughts on “Procrastination Pro-Tips: 2022.09.30”
It’s probably because I watched HOCUS POCUS way after my formative years that UNQUESTIONABLY I would choose Casper over Thackery Binx.
Valid! I’ve been thinking about this recently, and I am squarely on Team Binx. There’s something about the way he cared for Dani (and not in a creepy way, mind you) that makes me feel like he’d be the better long-term squeeze.
Also valid! I had actually thought about adding a disclaimer to my pick that I don’t know what age I would be in this hypothetical boyfriend choosing scenario, like would I just be the age I was back when I met them, or would they be aged up to match me now, etc. (Or just like, choosing the better hypothetical boyfriend, period, rather than better hypothetical boyfriend for me.)
I would totally pick differently if I were to pick back in the 90s vs. now. For sure. This is a loaded question with a lot of nuances to it. Sorry to do that to us on a Friday. 😉
I am a librarian and a musician. Play the flute! Without someone playing it, it’s just a piece of crystal.
Yessssss, Karla! Thank you!
So hear me out. Nick Cage realizes there’s a secret message hidden in a historical musical instrument. But he’s been banned from every government building. But when he gets word that a pop star has been invited to examine the music collection, he brings her onboard with the most audacious heist yet. I give you National Treasure 3: Better than Part 2
HERE. FOR. IT.
Make this happen, Hollywood!