Various Stuff!

This is a quick post to keep all you non-Twitterers up to date.

1) Alan Cumming is performing the audiobook version of Leviathan! For those of you who don’t know, he’s a broadway actor who became famous starring in Cabaret. He’s also known to X-Men fans as Nightcrawler, and he was Fegan Floop (AKA the bad guy) in Spy Kids.

But I was a fan of his way back when he was unknown on these USian shores, and doing a BBC2 show called The High Life, which he co-wrote as well as starring in. It’s about two flight attendants on a somewhat miserable airline called Air Scotia, and really captures what it’s like to have a somewhat miserable job and dream of bigger things.

I knew then that Alan was destined for big things, but it never occurred to me that recording a book of mine might be one of them.

Epic win.

2) My interview with Ana Marie Cox is up on iTunes, and it’s free! So if you desire 35 minutes of me, Ana, and Lizzie Skurnick talking about YA lit and politics, you should check it out. Here’s how:
a) Search the iTunes Store for “Maddow 960”.
b) Click on the green Rachel Maddow icon.
c) Select the 06/30/09 episode.
d) Listen and be amazed (or at least amused).

3) Justine is doing another giveaway from our prodigious stack of authors’ copies. Post you favorite line of dialog from all of literature (no movies or TV) and maybe win a book! Click here to play.

That’s it. Only 87 days till Leviathan comes out!

Which is . . . a while.

Update
If you read Spanish, there’s a long interview with me in the YA journal El Templo de las Mil Puertas. Click here and flip to page 47.

Update
Winners of Justine’s dialog contest have been announced. Click here to see if you won!

84 thoughts on “Various Stuff!

  1. GOSH, PEOPLE START COMMENTING, I WANT THE THIRTEENTH COMMENT!!! I’ve never gotten a thirteenth comment before ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Yes… only eighty-seven days… -sigh-
    This fall is really huge in terms of popular books being released. o__O

  3. I can’t wait I’m gonna count down on my calender till leviathan comes out, if only I had a calender *sing* but I can’t wait! finally Scott-la! you posted to us! yay!
    ping to Amber-La haha! nice rhyme! i love to rhyme, that’s why I do it all the time! o look, i found a dime! i’m gonna go pay a mime! haha! i LOVE to rhyme!
    t

  4. hah, 87 days left? funny thing, 87 is my what i like to call my lucky number. My birthday is 8/7, my boyfriend’s football number is 87…so yay for 87 days left till leviathan comes out!

  5. I am SO excited!!!! 87 days WOOHOO!!!!!! I’m counting down!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I’m so excited!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. Question… you mentioned on your Twitter that you would be posting a contest for the Leviathan postcards on your blog… would that be happening any time soon? Not that I’m impatient or anything… =P

    Also, what accent will Alan Cumming be reading the non-dialogue bits in? My vote is for British.

  7. I REALLY can’t wait for Leviathan!!!!!!! ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€
    I have a feeling time is going to drag by very slowly until it comes out. T_T

  8. Alan Cumming??? Dude, Scar from Lion King!!! I think. Oh, if Im wrong Im gonna feel really stupid, but yeah! Sorry, if I ever listen to a book on tape (which Im not really into) itll be Star Trek. Why? Zachary Quintos voice of course.

    Nerd is the Werd. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  9. Laura-la, I cant believe you wasted first comment saying “first comment!” When I get first comment, I will say something profound and world changing.

    Probably not. But that would be cool. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  10. Audrey – no such luck, Jeremy Irons played Scar. But, still, Alan Cumming is very cool. Very, very, very cool.

  11. ping to Amy-La hey we have the same name!!!!!! cool! how r people gonna tell us apart??????? ummm ill put a smiley at the end of all of my messages! 8)

  12. ok there is another Amy-La so at the end of all of my meesages iรขโ‚ฌโ„ขll put a smiley face and iรขโ‚ฌโ„ขll say a rhyme cuz i love to rhyme! 8)
    Hey Diddle Diddle a pig and a fiddle!
    hehe!
    8)

  13. ping to Audrey-sensei haha! i know! my favorite is:

    a pig’ll
    wiggle
    if you tiggle! hehe!

    kinda sad… i know

    8)

  14. Fawesome rhymes! here is one of mine:

    Ummm…
    Once there was a girl who said ummm…
    It seemed like a bad habit to some,
    but then, those folks were quite dumb.

    Okay, now I sound quite dumb, but that was the only thing I could com up with off the top of my head. At least it is better than just writng “ummm…” ( at least I think so… ummm… )

  15. ping to Alice-Wa haha! nice! it’s 1 of my gruesome (or at least i think that’s a word but umm o well!) habbits! well actually it’s like my only other habbit beside saying “like” and biting my nails! ummmmmmm but that’s all i have to say!

  16. you know Scott-La… I’m starting to think that you don’t read all of our posts (well….. ummmm….. it would be kinda hard to read all of them cuz like you get 100s everyday!) ok nvr mind. now i fell bad 4 even saying that! OH I KNOW!!!!!!! a rhyme will cheer me up!!! hmmm let’s think… ok i got one!:

    there’s was a goose
    who’s babies got loose
    mamma goose decided to catch her babies with some juice
    they all came running hear and there
    trying to get some juice
    so mamma swooped them up all nice and close
    this is the end of my little rhyme
    but make sure to come back next time!

    haha! some didn’t really rhyme but they were really close! 8)
    bye!! 8) ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

  17. just to let u know all of my rhymes I made them… i didn’t steal them… except 4 the pig one……

  18. hmm i can’t rhyme very well… haiku’s r more my style (cuz they don’t have to rhyme!) ;-D

  19. oh and btw Scott-La Leviathan doesn’t come out until 86 days 5 hours 14 min. and 3…2….1…. (and so on) seconds!

  20. i feel sad….we nontwitterers dont get as much info =/

    but watev! cause im so exited for leviathon!
    and yes that is along time =/

    and lol Michika-Chan nice exactness

    =P

    =D

  21. Amy-la: And you wonder why scott doesnt read our posts…

    Oh, and an update, I was thinking of Jim Cummings. Alan Ive never heard of. Glad we got that all sorted out.

    Oh, and my favorite rhymes are limericks. Here is one I wrote all by myself! Like, four years ago, but I memorized it.

    There once was a lady from Beal
    Whose shoes had a very high heel.
    She tripped off a dock
    and was lunch for a croc.
    Who said “What a very nice meal!”

    Not bad for a 6th grader if I say so myself… ๐Ÿ˜‰

  22. ping to Audrey-Sensei … umm yeah… 8( hehe! nice poem! i like it! wait if u wrote that 4 years ago when u were in the six grade that means that ur in 10nt grade, rite?

  23. OmG!!! Love the poems!!!

    There was once a man
    Whose name was Dan
    He lived in Iran
    And ate soup out of a can
    “I’m hungry,” says Dan
    So he took out a pan
    And lifted the ban
    On eating spam

    I just randomly made that up! I’m not even sure if u cook spam in a pan!

  24. Alan Cumming is so amazing and talented! Scott, I wish you posted here more. I just don’t twitter.

  25. forgot the ๐Ÿ™‚ .

    Wow this IS some various stuff. I have a poem about twilight. I’m a lover not a hater:

    Harry Potter is a rotter
    because Edward Cullen’s hotter
    Edward’s a vampire
    and Harry’s been fired.
    รขโ€ โ€™รขโ€ โ€™รขโ€ โ€™รขโ€ โ€™รขโ€ โ€™รขโ€ โ€™รขโ€ โ€™รขโ€ โ€™รขโ€ โ€™รขโ€ โ€™รขโ€ โ€™รขโ€ โ€™รขโ€ โ€™รขโ€ โ€™รขโ€ โ€™
    like it ? my song over in Update on the Uglies Movie is better though… Cya!

  26. Amy-la: I just finished 10th grade, so Ill be a junior next year. Sorry for making you do math during summer!

    Laura-wa: Your poem was atrocious. I loved it!!! I was literally laughing out loud. You are my hero for the day.

    The OTHER Tally Youngblood: Spam is spray cheese. Like shaving cream. But cheese. Thats my best description of it. gross, right? And sorry, but Im a hater. I even have a geometric proof that will settle the Harry Potter/Twilight debate forever.

    Voldemort > Cedric Diggory
    Cedric Diggory = Edward Cullen
    Harry Potter > Voldemort
    Therefore, Harry Potter > Edward Cullen.

    You cant argue with math!

    Scott: (I guess he does read our posts, Amy-la) I check up on your twitter feed every once in a while, its just so much effort to type the address into the address bar. Oh well, it works though cause I need to keep track of thelindsayellis and zacharyquinto as well! (of course). Dang Comicon being the day before my lacrosse camp.
    Wow, I sound like a total nerd now. Maybe I secretly am. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  27. Alright !
    I’ll listen to the interview. ๐Ÿ™‚

    (I see a lot of people want Nicole Kidman to be the Dr. Cable… And I don’t like this idea a lot. ._. Yes, she has a cold face, and blablabla, but… But I don’t know, I didn’t imagine the Dr. Cable like her. :0)

  28. YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!! scotty (his new nickname from the 1 and only mwa! haha!) posted back!
    ping to Audrey-sensei it’s fine… i can do math without straining my brain! haha! i’m only going into 7th grade! *tear tear* haha!
    ping to Laura-wa, tOty, and Audrey-sensei are you sure? i thought spam was like fat stuff! ummm, like… well are you sure?!?! cuz i’m pretty sure that it’s canned meat or pork or something! haha!

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