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October 20th, 2007

Here’s a long profile of me in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. The article includes photos of several commenters here, once again confirming that facial tattooing is a pretty good way to get noticed. (In case you didn’t know that.)

In other news, the FanLib Extras fanfic contest is now accepting submissions. Just to remind you: The winner gets an Aya-skinned PS3!

Click here for details.

And here to read the submissions so far.

Good luck!

Update: Justine responds to claims that my nose is “somewhat lumpy.”

66 Responses to “Post-Intelligencer Profile”

  1. 1
    Kaleb Nation
    October 20th, 2007 03:18

    that ps3 rocks!

  2. 2
    Hoba-wa
    October 20th, 2007 03:40

    In related news, I personally felt the entire “face-rank” concept truly imitated the social hierarchy found in blogging.

    Neat article, and I can only wish my writing was up to snuff to attempt the winning of a PS3! :3

  3. 3
    Tara-wa
    October 20th, 2007 04:37

    OMG THIRD COMMMENT

  4. 4
    Tara-wa
    October 20th, 2007 04:44

    That is so kick! I totally want to enter, but my writing is always so missing…

  5. 5
    Serafina Zane---Co-president of the Chasing Midnight Werewolves Club
    October 20th, 2007 05:16

    okay, i have some questions for you, “Crowd” who are apparently wise.
    on a scale of 1 to 10, how obsessive would you say it is to…
    —profile one of your characters when asked on a french quiz to describe someone you know
    —flip through your math notebook to find (name of female narrator in your story) heart (name of male lead in your story) on almost every page
    —drawing a graveyard for a social studies poster and including graves for charlie, isaac mendez and zane
    —knowing how many days until city of ashes….when it’s over four months away. (157 days, btw)

    what’s saddest is that i’ve done all those things…today.

  6. 6
    Rosie
    October 20th, 2007 06:18

    ugh i wish i cud get a aya skin for my xbox360!

  7. 7
    Kate-la
    October 20th, 2007 06:44

    The article was amazing, and so true. Today’s society does focus on fame way too much. People follow the lives of completele strangers, and obsess over them, it’s getting to be a huge problem. Good luck to everyone doing the fanfic contest!!!

  8. 8
    haddy-la
    October 20th, 2007 07:55

    that was so cool that was the best one ive read

    lol i like when they discribe scott

    so happy-makeing

  9. 9
    Shausto-la
    October 20th, 2007 08:10

    that is utterly amazingg. i love that ps3, but i dont really play video games, so i’ll let someone who’ll use it win it. not that i’d be able to win it. im not the best writer.
    just here to say, you rock scott-la. as you very well know, but im just saying it again. you rock scott-la.

  10. 10
    Shelby
    October 20th, 2007 08:30

    Yeah your nose isn’t THAT lumpy. I think it fits your whole…you know…essence… or whatever…

    It’s a very nice article. I like how they distinguish your fanbase as primarily female. I guess I knew that but it makes me feel like such a girl… It seems very complimentary.

    And I almost got to drive down and go see you. My mom was all for it. But it was a school day and my dad wouldn’t let me drive four hours to and fro to reach you. I love him, but he is such a realist. And I’m a bit to much of a dreamer…

  11. 11
    Lizzy-wa
    October 20th, 2007 08:48

    VERY foolio. IM gonna go enter now. be rite back…!

    -Lizzy-wa OUT! :P

  12. 12
    Kadie-Wa
    October 20th, 2007 08:51

    I’m soooo going to write one!! Omg that would be kewleo to win!

    Kadie-Wa

  13. 13
    Laura-la
    October 20th, 2007 09:00

    Omg. Is anyone here from Iowa.

    I think It is embarassing-making to say that I am from Iowa.

  14. 14
    Laura-la
    October 20th, 2007 09:01

    — I am not a hick though— i don’t have a farm, and I like corn though.

    :)

    mmmmmmmm….— corn

  15. 15
    Kadie-Wa
    October 20th, 2007 09:10

    omg, i just saw a commercial with this girl that looked EXACTLY like the girl from the cover of pretties!! FAWESOME!

    Kadie-Wa

  16. 16
    Kadie-Wa
    October 20th, 2007 09:12

    How do you try to win that? I’ve been looking and I can’t find how to post mine!!

    Kadie-Wa

  17. 17
    Allie-wa
    October 20th, 2007 09:27

    Awesome PS3. jsfti, Extras is #10 on Amazon.com teen bestseller list and 169 out of all the books. Very cool.

    I just finished the first Midnighters book and cant wait to get the 2nd and 3rd ones but they are not in at my library. so sad. :P hehe

  18. 18
    Serafina Zane---FOURTH MIDNIGHTERS DARKLING WEREWOLVES!!
    October 20th, 2007 09:31

    midnighters rock!
    i’m with shausto…….don’t play enough video games to care to enter.
    and being from new jersey’s pretty embarrasing too.

  19. 19
    IndigoEyes
    October 20th, 2007 09:56

    That’s a really interesting article. But I do not think your nose is *that* lumpy.

  20. 20
    IndigoEyes
    October 20th, 2007 09:57

    And though I wouldn’t mind having the PS3, like a few previous commenters, I don’t really play video games. Ah well.

  21. 21
    Kadie-Wa
    October 20th, 2007 10:14

    I agree with everyone else. I don’t play, but that thing looks soooooo cooleo!

    Kadie-Wa

  22. 22
    Bran-la
    October 20th, 2007 10:17

    That is an awesome cover, i lent Extras to a friend, and it came back all dirty(ya, thats u nonmolly-wa) and i am really mad, why do i have to be nice?

  23. 23
    Kenina-chan
    October 20th, 2007 10:54

    Now I just have to find how to post my story….

  24. 24
    Rebecca
    October 20th, 2007 11:08

    Hmm. I have never stared at your nose long enough to have an informed opinion, but it never struck me as particularly lumpy. :P

  25. 25
    Bran-la
    October 20th, 2007 12:42

    AHHHHHHHHHh, at this very exact second i just finished midnighters! Book number 2, yeah, it was wasesome, i love johnathon, i cant believe her power, she rocks, love u Zane!

  26. 26
    kathy~
    October 20th, 2007 13:42

    Yeah!!! U tell them Justine u tell them!!!lols i still haven’yt gotten Extras!!!!I might be out of my mind!!Ahhhh i have no time top read that i might cry! Too much school god. AP US, chemistry, and on top of it all volleyball practice. God i can’t even practice in peace!!!

  27. 27
    Shausto-la
    October 20th, 2007 14:23

    http://www.3evilcousins.blogspot.com/
    ohhh scott-la got another review!! [5 out of 5 WooT!]

  28. 28
    Steph-la
    October 20th, 2007 14:34

    hi
    bran-la

  29. 29
    Steph-la
    October 20th, 2007 14:41

    well noone is posting
    i am like sooo in the same boat with yall
    that ps3 is soooooooooooo cool but i dont play video games
    man i am soooo sleepy in h town it is 10:38

    Bran-la why did u not go to the sport scocial??
    oops im to lazy to fix that

    Bran-la you must let me reed midnighters i want to read it soooooo badly
    extras was a great book
    i finised reading it like 3 weeks ago
    but still it was soooo good
    do u think that scoot-la will make a 5th?

  30. 30
    Steph-la
    October 20th, 2007 14:42

    WOW THAT WAS A VERY LONG POST
    SORRY!!!!!!!!!!!!

  31. 31
    Steph-la
    October 20th, 2007 14:45

    well i am going to bed

    (GO UT)
    i am sorry i just had to say that
    well good night to all!!!!! :)

    STEPH-LA OUT!!!!!!!!!!!^_^

  32. 32
    Kaylee
    October 20th, 2007 14:50

    kewl article.

  33. 33
    Kadie-Wa
    October 20th, 2007 14:51

    I hope he makes a 5th book. wow, I would so read it 20000000 times.

    Kadie-Wa

  34. 34
    Bellawa
    October 21st, 2007 00:11

    Is the Uglies trilogy movie gonna have open auditions for the part of Tally? Like auditions for people without agents? Thanks soooo much you guys ar awesome! =) Also, links would be great.. For people without agents. Thanks and I already emailed Scott Westerfeld but I know he can reply better on his blog.. Totally icey =)of the book. Also, do you know websites that say if there are going to be auditions open to the public? Is there an age thing like only 14 years old or whatever? I’m not 14 but still lol. Also, is there going to be a 5th Uglies book? Or a 4rth Midnighters book? If there is a 5th midnighters book can it pretty pretty please be about tallywa??? Thanks and please answer all my questions! thanks guys. P.S Face tattos are so bubbly!

  35. 35
    Serafina Zane---FOURTH MIDNIGHTERS DARKLING WEREWOLVES!!
    October 21st, 2007 01:10

    wow, this is random, but it must be so wierd to be the model-girl who was aya on the cover of extras. i mean, there’s fourty-foot high posters of her, stacks of books in every borders, now even play stations with her face plastered over them. and especially cuz of the makeup and eyescreen and futureness, it must be freaky to keep seeing that picture. would creep me out, man.

  36. 36
    Serafina Zane---FOURTH MIDNIGHTERS DARKLING WEREWOLVES!!
    October 21st, 2007 01:14

    okay, well bellawa i’m bored so i’ll try to anserw all your questions cuz author-person has not swept in yet,

    i have no idea about auditions or anything. i’m still not sure an uglies movie is getting made. but i would assume there is some age range. i really don’t know anything about those kind of things

    and scott-la probably isn’t making a fifth uglies book…..once he said in some interview that he MIGHT, but not like he’s started, and if he ever did it’d be another sequel like extras that takes place in a different city.

    sadly, no fourth midnighters is yet in the works. but we, the proud memebers of chasing midnight werewolves, will soldier on.
    DARKLING. WEREWOLVES. AT MIDNIGHT. CHASING PEOPLE. FOURTH MIDNIGHTERS. PLEEEEEEAAAAAASE!!!!!!

  37. 37
    Bellawa
    October 21st, 2007 01:18

    Ooops I meaant in my comment I meant a 5th Uglies book with Tally in it not a 4rth mindighters book with tally lol oops but a 4rth midnight book would be cool

  38. 38
    Serafina Zane---FOURTH MIDNIGHTERS DARKLING WEREWOLVES!!
    October 21st, 2007 01:29

    a fourth midnighters book would be made of awesome. i would skip school to read it. and then read it again. and then take my six copies and distribute them to friends and family. and then buy another. and read it again. and sleep with it under my pillow. okay, just kidding on that last one. but it would be the best thing since city of ashes (156 days!!!). though i’m not sure how that would work if it’s getting released after but in the future…..just don’t ask questions. write a fourth midnighters book instead.

  39. 39
    Bran-la
    October 21st, 2007 02:24

    I always let my very close fiend borrow my books but i will no longer do that. The other day i just got my extras book back from an unmentionable person. It was filthy, and she said she lost it at my school over the weekend, and didint tell me! My mom said that if it was really bad she would have to replace it. She hasnt seen it yet and im still pretty mad at this person. It really makes me mad because if you borrow something you want to make sure u take EXTRA care of it. Lol, EXTRA care of Extras! Ok well ill try to get it to you steph-la, im donr, and it was fantabulous, bi.

  40. 40
    Serafina Zane---FOURTH MIDNIGHTERS DARKLING WEREWOLVES!!
    October 21st, 2007 02:55

    that totally sucks. i lend books out a lot, but my friends just keep them for forever. which is why i now just tell them to go to the library instead.

  41. 41
    Amy
    October 21st, 2007 03:45

    I know, I lent my special and uglies out to a girl who moved to Texas! I will never see them again. so sad.

  42. 42
    chanel-wa
    October 21st, 2007 04:57

    did u guys know that dumbledore is gay?
    ok, that was random…

  43. 43
    Allie-wa
    October 21st, 2007 05:00

    My friends always get their own copies of books, even I have the book right in front of me. But i have germaphobia so i probably wouldn’t let them borrow any of my books anyway.

  44. 44
    Allie-wa
    October 21st, 2007 05:01

    chanel-wa, yes, yes, yes, and YES! I saw it on the news this morning.

  45. 45
    Lizzy-wa
    October 21st, 2007 05:15

    ok. so, if you win the ps3, do you also win the books and journal? if not. i hope i just get into the finalists. then i can win those. even tho i already own every single Scott-la book nown to man. and several nown only to dolphins.

    you have to get an account to enter. you make a acoount, then, and only then, can you enter your story. im gonna enter two.

    -Lizzy-wa OUT! 8)

  46. 46
    Serafina Zane---FOURTH MIDNIGHTERS DARKLING WEREWOLVES!!
    October 21st, 2007 05:32

    what? sorry man but dumbledoor is both fictional and dead.
    and i own copies of every YA westerfeld book except blue noon, which i’ve been meaning to get.

  47. 47
    Serafina Zane---FOURTH MIDNIGHTERS DARKLING WEREWOLVES!!
    October 21st, 2007 05:33

    dumbledoor? dore? dor? spelling confounds me.

  48. 48
    Lizzy-wa
    October 21st, 2007 05:49

    yes. i dont get spelling. woodnt it be easier to just spell everything the way it sounds. im mean come on, acariciandote? nobody can pronounce that! i think i even spelled that rong!

    -Lizzy-wa OUT! :P

  49. 49
    Bran-la
    October 21st, 2007 07:32

    well for one thing u spelled rong wrong, its wrong. O and i am never lending my books again. O ok, lok, i have a game called the sims 2 and you create people and like you have them live and you control there life, well, i am makeing like Zane and Tally together and Shay and David together adn then im gonna do the midnighters so i really need help on how i am going to make them look, i already madd Tally and Zane but i still could use tips, i can change them if i want!

  50. 50
    Steph-la
    October 21st, 2007 07:48

    hi

  51. 51
    Steph-la
    October 21st, 2007 07:49

    will u lend me your books??
    but no one else
    right??
    PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  52. 52
    Steph-la
    October 21st, 2007 07:52

    I HAVE a question
    ok here it is
    why is it intelligencer???????????
    please clear this up for me
    it is sooo confuse making

  53. 53
    Steph-la
    October 21st, 2007 07:59

    ok i am going to go now cause no one is posting this always happens to me it is like no one loves me (cry cry tear tear sniffle sniffle that was to many things)

    UT ROCKS :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)

    I LOVE TO SAY THAT

    good buy fare well (and so on and so forth)
    byby my peeps
    SOLDER BOY!!!!!!!!! HEART HEAT
    BRAN-LA WHY DID U NOT GO TO THE SPORT SCOCIAL??
    MY COSTUME WAS GREAT!!!
    I WILL GIVE U THE PICTURES ON MONDAY

    STEPH-LA OVER AND OUT :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)

  54. 54
    Steph-la
    October 21st, 2007 08:00

    TOO LONG OF A POST GOOD BUY

  55. 55
    Amelia-wa
    October 21st, 2007 08:05

    I’m a good writer, but the only one who would be playing the ps3 would be my twin brother, so I guess I’ll just not enter.
    Amelia-wa

  56. 56
    Riderchild-wa :-D
    October 21st, 2007 10:27

    U TELL EM, JUSTINE!!! I’VE NEVER REALLY STUDIED IT, BUT SCOTT-LA DOES NOT HAVE A LUMPY NOSE!!! HMMMPH……THE RUDE PEOPLE WHO DARED POST SUCH AN INSULT ON MY FAVE AUTHOR!!!
    -Riderchild-wa :-D

  57. 57
    Steph-la
    October 21st, 2007 12:03

    go sister!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  58. 58
    Jaden-wa
    October 21st, 2007 12:37

    Aya Fuse is a very gorgeous Extra. That PS3 only signifies her beauty in a way no one can comprehend. I so want to enter this, but i have no
    time I’m writing a Vampire Romance story at the moment. I’ll give it a shot. But…………

  59. 59
    Jaden-wa
    October 21st, 2007 12:41

    ^Also, You’re nose is not lumpy and go Justine for putting that girl in her place. Scott-la doesn’t have a BUMPY NOSE!! It’s very normal.

  60. 60
    Serafina Zane---FOURTH MIDNIGHTERS DARKLING WEREWOLVES!!
    October 21st, 2007 13:04

    ooh, vampire romance. i started a vampire story once, and all my friends got obsessed with it. but then it started getting creepy and depressing me and my friends started to like it more than i did, which creeped me out, so i stopped.

    and i’m doubtful intellegencer is even a word.

  61. 61
    Steph-la
    October 22nd, 2007 00:44

    herrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrreeeeeeeeees steph-la!!!!!!!

  62. 62
    Steph-la
    October 22nd, 2007 00:51

    ok it is very early so i will be going back to bed also i didnot know that scott-la was austrailian i sooooooo spelt that wrong put i am waaayyy to tired tok fix it ok it is 8:47 in houston texas haha my sister had to get up at like 6:00 i laugh at her misery ok i am almost done but i have one more thing to say

    UNIYERSITY OF TEXAS ROCKS !!!!!!!!!!! :)

    OK THEN (oops did not wannt that to be caps but like i said too tired and lazy)

    STEPH-LA OVER AND OUT (just so all of you know i wanted that to be in caps) ^_^

  63. 63
    Steph-la
    October 22nd, 2007 00:53

    that was toooooo long ok then byby my peeps
    ^_^ luv ya ttfn ( tata for now) get it got it good i’m such a funny bunny

  64. 64
    Zee-sensei
    October 24th, 2007 08:27

    Okay, I’m confused. Where are the details for this contest? What do we have to write about? How long does it have to be? Can anyone direct me to a link that can tell me this?

    ~Zee-sensei (who is avoiding doing her homework)

  65. 65
    Christine
    October 25th, 2007 05:50

    Zee-sensei:
    Scott posted the link way at the top, but here it is again!
    http://www.fanlib.com/contest/home.do?contestId=2f1i

    Lizzy-wa:
    Here’s the info on the prizes, which include The Complete Uglies series, autographed by Scott himself!
    http://www.fanlib.com/cms.do?menu=browse&submenu=eventinfo&page=contests/uglies/prizes.html

    Cheers,
    Christine from FanLib (who is doing a little homework)

  66. 66
    V
    November 7th, 2007 14:11

    Delayed, but this is the first time I’ve truly wanted to get a PS3 and I’m a video game geek.

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