Book Twitter is a roller coaster. It has amazing authors and readers to learn from and interact with, and while not all of it is always warm and welcoming, you get to participate in giveaways, do some of your own, rant about books you hated, muppet-arm over ARCs, and if you’re lucky, your favourite author will like a tweet of yours out of the blue (and hopefully not disappoint you within the next 3.5 minutes).
Sometimes it’s just downright hilarious, and you gotta love it. What I’m saying is y’all should be #onthere, but if you’re not, I’ve done a quick recap of one of the weirder weeks we’ve had.
1. People are genuinely out there saying that the Crazy Rich Asians movie doesn’t cover the Diverse Asian Experience™, like, can you even…tell me how many countries Asia comprises?
I'm really concerned that Ant Man & The Wasp failed to capture the diversity of the White experience. https://t.co/cNeUpvzcPy
— Jenny Yang 👲🏼👲🏼👲🏼 (@jennyyangtv) August 15, 2018
And Jenny Yang is clearly talking about Doctor Strange here…the Ant-Man part is a typo.
2. The ‘Write Gryffindor, Edit Ravenclaw’ became a meme so fast, and then went some way. Presenting, a play in three parts.
Write Gryffindor. Edit Ravenclaw.
— Lauren [closed to queries in August] (@laurenspieller) August 12, 2018
Write Gryffindor. Edit Ravenclaw. Buy Hufflepuff. Review Slytherin.
— Jayden King (@JaydenKing109) August 13, 2018
WRITE SLYTHERIN. EDIT SLYTHERIN. READ SLYTHERIN. CONVINCE THE HUMANS TO EAT THE APPLE BECOME A SNAKE SSSSSSSSSSSSSSS
— Rosiee Thor (@RosieeThor) August 13, 2018
3. This most elaborate #shareyourrejection story is a wild ride. I read through the whole thing believing it to be somewhere on the farce–satire spectrum, but jury’s still out.
I once rejected my own short story from a magazine I was guest editing. The magazine had a blind submission policy, and I didn't recognize the story as my own and forgot I'd submitted it months before I was asked to guest edit the issue
— mark leidner (@markleidner) August 16, 2018
4. My fellow Rioter has very kindly covered the #dicksoap saga in detail so I don’t have to, but yes, that was a thing that happened. The most bananapants Mad Libs generator wouldn’t have put those two words together, but there you have it. A YA book box sent out an A Court of Thorns and Roses–themed box with phallic soap. We’re just luck there’s a Merida meme for every occasion.
N a oopened the box n there was fuckin dick soap enside pic.twitter.com/O9iQeRpV4f
— Kennedy Cannon (@ken_you_not) August 15, 2018
5. Georgeartin Rartin Rartin Martin: am I saying that correctly?
It's been an awful, terrible, no good week.
But listening to my teenage daughter convince my youngest child last night that J.R.R. Tolkien's real name was 'Jolkien Rolkien Rolkien Tolkien' was absolutely priceless.
— wholesome space jesuit (@ShamelessPapist) August 13, 2018
6. And I’m going to just end with a bonus tweet for the Real Infinity War Fans out there, who’re going to *love* this watching of the movie four months later and comparing the most powerful Marvel paraphernalia to $3.99 jewelry. It’s just true, though.
finally watched Infinity War and my main take besides it’s just two hours of people meeting each other is that the infinity stones look like they came from Claire’s
— Brandy Jensen (@BrandyLJensen) August 15, 2018
Funny Book Twitter has something for everyone.