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Bow down to me, publishing industry!

I recently emailed philips with a fic rec, which led to an increasingly silly conversation about starting a magazine that's roughly the equivalent of O: The Oprah Magazine for BtVS fans. We had a good time planning the features; a few highlights of P's wide-ranging suggestions include "an advice column on friending and avoiding wank," monthly features like "Stupid Things James Marsters Wears" or "What's on SMG's Bookshelf," and handy how-tos ("make an icon in six easy steps!") She also held out the promise of fashion spreads with BtVS, Angel and Torchwood actors ("except for that actress that played Kennedy, 'cause everyone hates Kennedy.")   My main contributions were the idea that a Shirtless Reading Spike totebag should be a gift-with-purchase for new subscribers and a decree that only the most guh-worthy fic could hope to attain the coveted designation of "Weapons-Grade Smut." There was some debate over whether it should be called M or P, but we both agreed that the best orthodontists and periodontists in the country would have it in their waiting rooms.

A couple of days later, I opened my inbox and found this. P has kindly allowed me to post it with the admonishment that I promise to say someone else did it tell people that it's a joke and emphasize that she has absolutely no graphic skills. (Hello?! I think I have a fabulous sherbet icon that begs to differ.)




I LOVE IT SOOO MUCH! BWAHAHAA!

I want a Vamptini right now! I also love that I had to read "The Perils of Friending" three times because I initially thought it said "The Penis of Friending" and couldn't stop cackling and trying to decode that phrase long enough to decipher it properly. *waves* Hi, I'm twelve.

I'm gonna go post this puppy on my User Info page!


 

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beloved_77
Apr. 21st, 2008 03:21 am (UTC)
Ha! This is hilarious. Especially love vamptinis and barbecue with
Alyson and Alexis.
mere_ubu
Apr. 21st, 2008 03:33 am (UTC)
*lol* She's a clever girl. We should all get to drink vamptinis and cook out with A&A, dontcha think?

Edited at 2008-04-21 03:34 am (UTC)
diachrony
Apr. 21st, 2008 05:02 am (UTC)
PENIS FRIENDING.

Ahahaha.

There should totally be an article about penis friending.

::subscribes::
mere_ubu
Apr. 21st, 2008 03:41 pm (UTC)
Tee-hee! Clearly, my mind is in the gutter. It's always reassuring to know that someone else is there with me. :)
petzipellepingo
Apr. 21st, 2008 09:03 am (UTC)
Best magazine evah!
mere_ubu
Apr. 21st, 2008 03:43 pm (UTC)
Hee! I think philips has missed her true calling!
ldyavalon
Apr. 21st, 2008 11:13 am (UTC)
Just friggin' awesome!!! I'd pay to read it. A vamptini for me!!! (BTW A local pub were I live has shots called "Vampires Blood" and they are soooooo sweet)
mere_ubu
Apr. 21st, 2008 03:50 pm (UTC)
I'd pay to read it. A vamptini for me!!!

ME TOO! *lol* philips is a comic genius.

"Vampires Blood"--I love it!
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moscow_watcher
Apr. 21st, 2008 12:48 pm (UTC)
Absolutely priceless. I wish I could drink vamptini and read the interview with James... :)
mere_ubu
Apr. 21st, 2008 03:57 pm (UTC)
Heh. I printed off a copy of the cover at home. I think I'm going to frame it! It may be the closest I'll ever get to fifteen minutes of fame. :D
rahirah
Apr. 21st, 2008 02:00 pm (UTC)
Bwah!
mere_ubu
Apr. 21st, 2008 04:03 pm (UTC)
Ha! :D
herself_nyc
Apr. 21st, 2008 03:58 pm (UTC)
Hahahahahahahah!
BRILLIANT!
mere_ubu
Apr. 21st, 2008 04:25 pm (UTC)
P's got the mad comedy skilz. :)

I feel like a total doofus, because the mail program on the MacBook doesn't make it very clear that a message has an attachment, so I just read the text of her email and sent back a rambling reply wherein I described the grossness of my kitchen and talked about my cowgirl pajamas and blahblahblah. Meanwhile, she's like, "Um, was it so bad that we're just not going to talk about it?" *facepalm to inifinity and beyond*

Once I finally saw it, I laughed so hard that the cats began to look genuinely concerned about me.
philips
Apr. 21st, 2008 05:05 pm (UTC)
Looks like this philips (and WHAT is the deal with that lame user name!?) person might have some issues. I'm thinking of friending her and then defriending her. Just to screw with her a bit.

HI! *looks at icon and winks*
mere_ubu
Apr. 21st, 2008 06:03 pm (UTC)
*dies*
Bwahahahahaa! "Hi" yourself! Look at that. I've dreamed of this moment for so long, and now that it's here. . . *breaks down sobbing* You're too good to me!

You're my anti-Monday, you shiny, shiny, star. :D

Edited at 2008-04-22 02:01 am (UTC)
eowyn_315
Apr. 21st, 2008 05:41 pm (UTC)
That's the most awesomest thing ever! But you know you have to write up the articles now, right??
mere_ubu
Apr. 21st, 2008 07:55 pm (UTC)
Eeep! *lol* I'm already drunk with the power of founding an entertainment empire, so I'm just going to delegate the actual writing to my, um, staff. (Memo to self: get staff!)

zanthinegirl
Apr. 21st, 2008 08:59 pm (UTC)
Hee-- that's great!

::wants the shirtless spike tote bag::
mere_ubu
Apr. 21st, 2008 09:56 pm (UTC)
::wants the shirtless spike tote bag::

ME TOO!! I'd carry it everywhere (to the chagrin of my family, no doubt!) :)
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gillo
Apr. 21st, 2008 10:15 pm (UTC)
That is just gorgeous! I wanna Vamptini NOW! And Joss modelling swimwear? ::dies::
mere_ubu
Apr. 21st, 2008 11:50 pm (UTC)
Hee! I begged P. for assurances that she wouldn't make me scour the internet looking for pictures of Joss in a Speedo. :P
jamalov29
Apr. 22nd, 2008 02:48 pm (UTC)
What I would do for having that kind of James 's interview. :D
So deliciously funny!
mere_ubu
Apr. 22nd, 2008 06:52 pm (UTC)
I'd certainly pay money for a copy. :)
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