Friday, April 6, 2012

Friday Obsessions Special Edition: Cute Boys of YouTube

Hey, sweet readers! Passover starts tonight, and I'm due in 8 days. Or 2. Depending on which date you go by. So, you can imagine.

This week, my obsessions are all Cute Boys on YouTube. So, obviously, that's a  win. Here we go.

Everything I was obsessed with this week.
Because I know you want to know.

1. Johnny Stimson and "Penny"
Yeah, I know, this was already one of my obsessions from way back. But chances are, you weren't reading back then, or maybe you would just like a little extra sunshine added to your morning. Check out this cute boy with a uke and all his buddies getting together to serenade Penny. Just love it.

2. David Tennant reciting Shakespeare's Sonnet 18

It's the Doctor! Reciting SHAKESPEARE! It's not a video of him, per se, but you fellow Lovers of Ten will agree with me - the voice is enough.

3. Cameron Mitchell
Just...all of him. And everything he does.
I don't know how I stumbled across this kid on YouTube, but guys?  It's Elias. IT'S ELIAS. *deep breaths*

Yes, Cameron. We will enjoy your song, and your haircut. Very, very much.

Annnnd an excerpt. Because I managed to find something I wrote this week that somehow doesn't suck.

In this scene: Mother (Queen of Chrome City, rawr) breaks the news to Havah that she's actually going to have to do something useful.  0_o

Mother sighed. “You will accompany Princess Laila and a bionguard detail to the Underground.”
Havah gasped, “The Iver?”
“Yes, Havah,” Mother said. “You need to see what happens down there. You need to understand them to rule them. To keep this City running.”
“But Mother!” A strangled whine escaped Havah’s throat. This was all too much. Too unbearable. It was enough that Jarrod had been matched with Laila. It was enough that Havah had basically lost her sister - how could she talk to her? Hold her hand? Ever share a secret with her again? 
Now she also had to subject herself to the Iver Underground?
Rumors said that it was hot, grimy. Dirty. That the Iver smelled of dirt, that you could see it on their skin. That they sweat continually.
Havah clenched her jaw, and spoke to the carpet. Disrespectful to say the least. “I cannot. I will not.”
“You will.” The hint of a snarl underlaid Mother’s voice, grinding their conversation to a halt. 
Havah jerked her head up, opened her mouth to say something, but no words would escape.
“The bionguards will come by this afternoon to retrieve you for your first visit.”
Havah turned on her heel and stalked toward the door. She couldn’t look Mother in the eye. Couldn’t say a word.
“My star,” Mother called.
Havah stopped.
“I love you.”
Havah took a deep breath, then kept walking.


  1. EIGHT DAYS?? wow, I'm sending quick and easy labor dust your way.

    and those videos are awesome, Cameron Mitchell is so ADORABLE! sigh!

    AND that excerpt is great as always.. so much personality shines through in such a few lines, for both Mother and Havah!

  2. LOVE the excerpt. Especially "grinding their conversation to a halt" and how Mother calls her "My star." I can't wait to read the whole darn thing someday!

  3. Great excerpt. You really get across the formality of their relationship and a good description of the Iver. I'm defnitely interested to see what happens.

    Sounds like you'll have a busy week! Good luck with the baby.

  4. Haha, cute boys on Youtube never cease to make my day. And I LOVE the excerpt, too! :D

    OMG. 2-8 DAYS. Sending you lots of well wishes and luck~ :)

    By the way, I left you some blog awards over at my blog:

  5. Hello! My first visit, will visit you again. Seriously, I thoroughly enjoyed your posts. Congrats for your work. If you wish to follow back that would be great I'm at
    Thanks for sharing!
    Happy Easter my dear friend!

  6. Wish I was Penny...or a blackbird. :)

    Loved the excerpt. Now I can't wait til the scene where she falls in love with the Iver and all thei sweat. (that's going to happen, right,?)

  7. OMG, you haven't had that stubborn little baby yet?

    Loved the post and the links! Totally stole the Johnny Stimpson link and posted it onto my FB, although I did credit you…lol.

    Also loved the excerpt….it totally drew me in and made me want to read more!